Harvest Thanksgiving

Harvest Thanksgiving

Dear St. Stephen’s church family, Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord (2 Peter 1:2), Happy Thanksgiving, dear church. While it is always a good thing to give thanks, this weekend provides us with another opportunity...
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Fifth Sunday in Lent

Dear St. Stephen’s church family, Tomorrow Bishop Chris will be leading a service at the cathedral, marking one year of ministry in the pandemic. The service will be available on the Diocesan facebook and youtube pages. You are invited, as we gather together in prayer...
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The first Sunday in Advent

Dear St. Stephen’s church family,  What I say to you, I say to all: Keep awake! (Mark 13:37).  We have arrived at the first day of the Christian year. Happy New Year! Happy Advent. May we wake from our spiritual slumber and perceive the many ways that Christ comes to...
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The last week of summer

Dear St. Stephen’s church family, Blessings on this last summer weekend!  1.  Today we held the funeral of dear parishioner Coreen Margaret Smith, who had been a member of the church since she was a child. Coreen and her husband Brian were married here, and their twin...
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July 5th Pentecost 5

Dear St. Stephen’s church family, Greetings in Christ! 1. The readings for this Sunday are: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 Song of Solomon (Song of Songs) 2:8-13 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 The Gospel contains the “comfortable words” from the Book of...
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News in this difficult time

Dear St. Stephen’s church family, Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. What a week! I hope that everybody is doing well in the midst of this social experiment, in which we are making every effort to contain the spread of...