As I see it

I spend a good deal of time just observing. In fact, that’s mostly what I do.

And what I saw a couple of weeks ago almost made me actually fly right off my perch. The pile of non-perishable food and household supplies for At Jacob’s Well just kept growing and growing until it practically engulfed . . . → Read More: As I see it


As the resident eagle, one of my jobs is to keep an “eagle’s eye” on the mere humans of St Stephen’s. True to form, they goofed in last week’s newsletter by stating that the Lenten Studies would begin on February 20th when, in fact, they will begin on February 27th. If you’ve already marked your . . . → Read More: Whoops!

Seasonal Finery

Isaac’s Christmas Eve finery

Christmastide—including Epiphany—is one of my favorite seasons of the Church year. I benefit from the festivities by being the opportunity to put on my holiday finery. It all started about fifteen years ago, when one of the trebles in the choir suggested that I should be allowed to wear . . . → Read More: Seasonal Finery

All the News That’s Fit to Print … Again

Being firmly perched upon my brass pedestal at St Stephen’s, I’ve had many years of sermons and newsletter articles to ponder. This Advent season we’ll be reprising some articles, poems, and stories from years past, and reliving some of the timeless bits of wit and wisdom that have graced this space.

The two articles we’re . . . → Read More: All the News That’s Fit to Print … Again

A Final Cookie Recipe

It’s been rumored that there exists in this world only one Christmas Fruit Cake and it’s gifted from house to house every year but never eaten. This recipe would never share the same fate. Make these delicious cookies and we guarantee they will be eaten.

Fruit Cake Cookies Ingredients

1 Cup Butter 2 Cups Sugar . . . → Read More: A Final Cookie Recipe

Help Wanted. No Experience Necessary.

Over 5,000 homes in the area surrounding St Stephen’s are receiving invitations to our 22nd Annual Cookie Walk in their mailboxes this week. Added to our faithful following from years past, we hope to attract many more of our local neighbors to kick off the Christmas season at St Stephen’s.

The St . . . → Read More: Help Wanted. No Experience Necessary.

Tick Tock, Tick Tock, …

A few parishioners were a bit taken aback on Sunday to see the Knitting Circle’s Silent Auction items lining the hallway outside the Parish Hall. “Already??” “So soon??”

Cookies, jams, jellies, greens, small gifts—all available at St Stephen’s Cookie Walk!

Their surprise is not really all that surprising to those of us who . . . → Read More: Tick Tock, Tick Tock, …

Cookie Walk: A Brazen Appeal from the Eagle

Baskets of greens are available at the Cookie Walk.

Of Course, while cookies may be the central ingredient, we also need your help in many other areas in order to make the Cookie Walk the success it has been in years past.

We need items for our children’s table and gift table, . . . → Read More: Cookie Walk: A Brazen Appeal from the Eagle

’Tis the Season to be Baking

You can tell the Cookie Walk hasn’t opened yet, because there are still cookies left.

By the time many of you receive this the elections will be over, the temperature will have dropped, and so it’s time to get down to the serious business of Cookie Walk, the central ingredient of which is, . . . → Read More: ’Tis the Season to be Baking

Help! Help! The Garden is opening on May 5th!

The Garden Party is fast approaching! The big day is Saturday, May 5th. There is still much to be done to ensure that this year’s party is as successful as its predecessors.

One way you can help is by becoming a Patron of the event. It might not get you on the Queen of England’s . . . → Read More: Help! Help! The Garden is opening on May 5th!