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Christmas Eve

December 24, 2020 – Christmas Eve For he says, ’At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day of salvation I have helped you.’ See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of … Continue reading

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Christmas & Sunday Service 2020

DECEMBER 24, 2020 CHRISTMAS EVE Merry Christmas,  Saint Stephen’s Family! Two items are below. (1) Christmas Eve and Christmas Day service.  Abiding by physical distancing guidelines and other safety measures, a small cast was able to produce our 42nd  virtual service! THE CAST Rector and Celebrant: … Continue reading

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Sunday Service Video Stream

DECEMBER 20, 2020 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT Happy Sunday,  Saint Stephen’s Family! Two items below. (1) Christmas Eve Drive Through Communion – Thursday, December 24, 4:00 pm.  We will have a drive through Christmas Eve communion at 4:00.  A small disposable sealed … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings & Comments

DECEMBER 20, 2020 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT Dear Beloved Friends, Here we are — approaching the end of Advent once again. Even in this time of health crisis and national upheaval, the Liturgical cycle keeps us grounded in God’s story … Continue reading

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Sunday Service Video Stream

Happy Sunday,  Saint Stephen’s Family! Three items below. (1) Bishop’s Visit.  Our Suffragan Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Anne Hodges-Copple, “Bishop Anne”, spent an hour with the vestry in the fellowship hall (with masks and six+ feet apart) Wednesday night (12/9).  She brought … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings & Comments

DECEMBER 13, 2020 THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, The Collect for this Sunday in 1928 Book of Common Prayer fell on the Sunday before Advent. It was called “Stir Up” Sunday as some may recall. … Continue reading

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Sunday Service Video Stream

Happy Sunday,  Saint Stephen’s Family! Three items below: (1) St. Stephen’s Annual Report.  We will not be able to have an annual meeting this year because of COVID-19, but we will prepare a 2020 Annual Report for our records and history.  … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading & Comments

DECEMBER  6, 2020 SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT Dear Sisters and Brothers who wait in Advent, On Sunday the Second Sunday of Advent we light first, the Candle of Hope, and then the Second Candle – Love. In the readings, note … Continue reading

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Daily Gospel

DECEMBER 5, 2020 SATURDAY The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined. — Isaiah 9:2 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Today, I share something … Continue reading

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Daily Gospel

DECEMBER 3, 2020 THURSDAY Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! - Psalm 24:14 Dear Church Family, This past Sunday I asked — “What are you waiting for this Advent?” Of course, we await – … Continue reading

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