Friday, November 29, 2019

PARISH NOTES 
Sunday 1 December 2019

Ascent of the Blessed (c. 1500-1504) by Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450-1516).
Oil on panel. Doge’s Palace, Venice, Italy.

THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS 

First Sunday of Advent (Year A)
Isaiah 2:1-5
Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 24:36-44

THIS SUNDAY’S MUSIC

J. S. Bach (1685–1750)—Choral, ‘Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland’, BWV 659

Maurice Duruflé (1902–1986)—Missa Cum jubilo, Op. 11

Sir George Clement Martin (1844–1916)—Anglican Chant: Psalm 122

Jakob Handl (1550–1591)—Jerusalem, gaude

J. S. Bach—Choral, ‘Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland’, BWV 661

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Welcome to S. Stephen’s – especially to our visitors and guests! We’re glad to have you with us. Please join us for Coffee Hour following the 8 am Mass in the Narthex and following the 10 am Mass in the Great Hall upstairs. If you have any questions or special needs, please speak to one of the ushers, who will be glad to assist you.

Joining us with small children? – We are so glad you are here! Our Sunday School program and nursery are available throughout the program year, and the ushers would be happy to direct you.

Advent Lessons & Carols – This Sunday, 1 December, at 5:30 pm, we will offer our annual service of Lessons & Carols. Join us for seasonal readings, carols, and choral musical selections to set the stage as we prepare for the coming of the Lord. A reception follows in the Great Hall. All are welcome and invited to attend!

Reception – This year, the Society of Mary is coordinating the Advent Lessons & Carols Reception. Please sign up to bring a food or dessert item (or to help with set up and clean up) for the reception following the service! It is not too late to sign up to help or commit to donate a food item. Sign-up sheets are available in the Narthex and Great Hall. Or email Patti Barnes to let her know what you can bring. Thank you!

Society of Mary – meets next Saturday, 7 December, beginning with Holy Rosary following the 10 am Mass and a brief meeting (for coffee and bagels) to follow in the Great Hall. All are welcome and invited.

Brown Madrigal Singers Winter Concert – will be next Saturday, 7 December, at 7 pm in the Lady Chapel at S. Stephen’s. The Brown Madrigal Singers invite the community to their annual winter concert to hear the exciting variety of a cappella music they have been working on. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

College Ministry – The Episcopal Ministry at Brown and RISD (EMBR) will be meeting next Sunday, 8 December, at 5:30 pm for Evening Prayer and open study session, as Reading Period will be in full swing. Beverages, comfort food, care packages, and quiet study space will be provided. All members of the Brown Community are most welcome and invited to attend!

Christmas Flower Offering – If you would like to make a Christmas offering of flowers to the church in thanksgiving or in memoriam, please fill out the envelope included with today’s Kalendar, and put it in the offering plate or bring it to the parish office no later than Sunday 15 December.

Christmas Decorations – We hope to engage a group of volunteers to decorate the church after the 10 am Solemn Mass for Advent IV (Sunday 22 December), in order to have the church decorated in advance of Christmas Eve services. If you are interested in joining in this festive tradition, including a pizza lunch, please contact Altar Guild Director Cathy Bledsoe via email, or phone at (401) 500-2263.

Society of Mary Pilgrimage – The Our Lady of Providence Ward of the Society of Mary is planning a pilgrimage to the La Salette Shrine in Attleboro, MA on Saturday, 14 December, around 3 pm. If you would like to come, please meet in the church driveway between 2:30 and 3 pm to carpool.

Christmas Eve Family Mass Participation – The Sunday School will present a Nativity play at the Family Mass at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, 24 December. Please let Modu Johnson know via email if your children would like to participate.

Milestones – We would like to feature important milestones from your life, to better get to know each other! Whether it be a special wedding anniversary, a new book you have authored and had published, an award or professional commendation, or something else entirely, please let us know. If you would like to contribute to this new section of the parish notes, please contact Jacob Ihnen via email.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS 

Prayers have been requested for: Virginia, Richard, Beverly, Thomas, Maxcine, Ethel, Carl, Kade, Sherri, Norman, John, Shannah, Terri, Beth, Lynne, Gus, Harrington, Joan, Sandy, John, Phebe, Jack, Hunter, Richard, Ann, Sandy, Antonio, Emma, Olivia, Raphael, Kiersten, Katie, Beverly, Tom, Gail, Deborah, Tree, Bryan, Angela, Bobby, Beverly, Elizabeth, Carlos, Rhoda, William, Crystal, Roger, Christopher, and Geralyn.

Birthdays this week: Cory MacLean (Sunday 12/1) and Sandra Bartlett (Monday 12/2).

The faithful departed: Year’s Mind: Jimmy Chancy Black (4 December 1992) and Homer Clifton Shirley III (7 December 2013).

Anglican and Diocesan Cycles of Prayer – In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for mission agencies and their work throughout the Anglican Communion; in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for the people and clergy of The Church of the Advent, Coventry.

THE SUNDAY ROTA 

Acolytes – MC B Rose, SD J Ihnen, Th J Starks, Cr G Benziger
Lector at 8 am – TBD
Lector at 10 am – TBD
Ushers at 10 am Mass – Karl Benziger and Rhoda Steinhart
Ushers at L & C – Bruce Lennihan and Joy D’Ambra
Coffee Hour – Nancy Gingrich, Bradin Anderson, Louis Verdelotti, and Cory MacLean

THIS WEEK AT S. STEPHEN’S 

PARISH PROGRAMS, EVENTS & MEETINGS

Sunday 1 December
Advent Lessons and Carols  5:30 pm (Nave/Great Hall)

Saturday 7 December
Society of Mary  10:30 am (Lady Chapel/Great Hall)

EXTRA-PAROCHIAL EVENTS HOSTED AT S. STEPHEN’S

Tuesday 3 December
Al-Anon Meeting  12:10 pm (Great Hall)

Friday 6 December
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) Meeting  4-11 pm (Great Hall)

Saturday 7 December
Epiphany Soup Kitchen  2:30 pm (Great Hall)

Brown Madrigal Singers Winter Concert  7 pm (Lady Chapel)

LITURGICAL CALENDAR & SERVICE SCHEDULE

Sunday 1 December
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (V)
Morning Prayer  8 am
Low Mass  8:10 am
Solemn Mass  10 am
Advent Lessons & Carols  5:30 pm

Daily Mass and Office Lectionary: Week of Advent I, Year Two

Monday 2 December
Monday in Advent I (V)
Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Tuesday 3 December
Francis Xavier, Apostle of the Indies, Missionary, 1552 (W)
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Wednesday 4 December
John of Damascus, Monk, Teacher, c. 749 (W)
Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Thursday 5 December
Thursday in Advent I (V)
Clement of Alexandria, Priest, Teacher, c. 210
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 noon

Friday 6 December
Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c. 326 (W)
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Saturday 7 December
Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Teacher, 397 (W)
Morning Prayer  9:30 am
Low Mass  10 am
Holy Rosary  10:30 am

Sunday 8 December
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (V)
Morning Prayer  8 am
Low Mass  8:10 am
Solemn Mass  10 am
Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

NEXT SUNDAY'S READINGS (8 December)

Second Sunday of Advent (Year A)
Isaiah 11:1-10
Romans 15:4-13 

Friday, November 22, 2019

PARISH NOTES 
Sunday 24 November 2019

The Two Crowns (1900) by Sir Frank Dicksee (1853-1928).
Oil on canvas. Tate Britain, London, England.

THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS 

Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King (Year C)
Jeremiah 23:1-6
Colossians 1:11-20
Luke 23:33-43


THIS SUNDAY’S MUSIC

Herbert Howells (1892–1983)—Preludio Sine Nomine

Flor Peeters (1903–1986)—Missa Festiva

from Martin Luther (1483–1546)—Anglican Chant: Psalm 46


Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625)—Great Lord of Lords

R. Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)—Te Deum in G

Herbert Howells—Paean

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Welcome to S. Stephen’s – especially to our visitors and guests! We’re glad to have you with us. Please join us for Coffee Hour following the 8 am Mass in the Narthex and following the 10 am Mass in the Great Hall upstairs. If you have any questions or special needs, please speak to one of the ushers, who will be glad to assist you.

Joining us with small children? – We are so glad you are here! Our Sunday School program and nursery are available throughout the program year, and the ushers would be happy to direct you.

My S. Stephen’s Ministry: Sharon Lloyd ClarkI grew up in the Church of the Intercession, Manhattan, which was a wonderful place for a young girl to learn and understand about the church. In many ways, Saint Stephen’s reminds me a lot of the church I grew up in, and I owe it to the church to pay it forward for all the education I received and continue to receive. Growing up, the Sisters of Saint Margaret always taught me to offer service to the church I attended, so I am taking that directive to heart by serving as the Stewardship Chair on the Stewardship Committee. I spent years working for Brown University in development, so I think it is important to work in development for my church. If you are interested in serving on the Stewardship Committee, please contact me via email at slloydclark@gmail.com.

Sharon Lloyd Clark

Stewardship Program – If you have not yet done so, please prayerfully consider making your pledge of financial contributions to S. Stephen’s for 2020. We make pledge cards available in the church, and we have already sent them out when the pledge appeal began at the beginning of October. You can also pledge online, through our website, by clicking HERE. The goal is to receive most pledges by this Sunday, 24 November. S. Stephen’s is counting on your support and generosity in this period of transition.

Altar Flowers – The flowers at the high altar this Sunday are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Susan Rose Jones (23 November 2012) by Bo Kinloch and Jenny Jones. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

Thanksgiving Day Service – Mass for Thanksgiving Day will be offered on Thursday 28 November at 10 am (preceded by Morning Prayer at 9:30 am). It is fitting to begin our Thanksgiving Day festivities by coming to Mass to give thanks to God for our many blessings.

Saint Andrew the Apostle (November 30th) – a major feast of the church year will be kept this next Saturday with Morning Prayer at 9:30 am, and Low Mass following at 10 am.

Advent Lessons & Carols – On Sunday, 1 December, at 5:30 pm, we will offer our annual service of Lessons & Carols. Join us for seasonal readings, carols, and choral musical selections to set the stage as we prepare for the coming of the Lord. A reception follows in the Great Hall. All are welcome and invited to attend!

Reception – This year, the Society of Mary is coordinating the Advent Lessons & Carols Reception. Please sign up to bring a food or dessert item (or to help with set up and clean up) for the reception following the service! Sign-up sheets are available in the Narthex and Great Hall. Or email Patti Barnes at 
tricia730@yahoo.com to let her know what you can bring. Thank you!

Milestone – On 5 November, parishioner Karen Vorbeck Williams released her third book, Pretty: a memoir. In her own words, “Pretty took years to write because, at first, I tried to write it as fiction. No matter how many different names I gave myself or how often I changed the story's locations, I couldn't pull it off. This is my first memoir, but I'm writing another. My other books are fiction, all based on real people. My hope for this book is that readers will see how much women's lives have changed over the past eighty years and how much more change must happen.” Pretty may be ordered online or through your local bookstore. Please join us in congratulating Karen on her new publication!

Society of Mary Pilgrimage – The Our Lady of Providence Ward of the Society of Mary is planning a pilgrimage to the La Salette Shrine in Attleboro, MA on Saturday, 14 December, around 3 pm. If you would like to come, please meet in the church driveway between 2:30 and 3 pm to carpool.

College Ministry Finals Period Care Packages – The Episcopal Ministry at Brown and RISD (EMBR) is seeking donations of items suitable for care packages for its student participants to enjoy during the often-unenjoyable period of preparing for and taking final exams. If you would like to donate any items, please contact Jacob Ihnen via email at jacob_ihnen@alumni.brown.edu. Thank you!

Christmas Eve Family Mass Participation – The Sunday School will present a Nativity play at the Family Mass at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, 24 December. Please let Modu Johnson (Modu6361@gmail.com) know if your children would like to participate.

Milestones – We would like to feature important milestones from your life, to better get to know each other! Whether it be a special wedding anniversary, a new book you have authored and had published, an award or professional commendation, or something else entirely, please let us know. If you would like to contribute to this new section of the parish notes, please contact Jacob Ihnen via email at jacob_ihnen@alumni.brown.edu.


FOR YOUR PRAYERS 

Prayers have been requested for: Virginia, Richard, Beverly, Thomas, Maxcine, Ethel, Carl, Kade, Sherri, Norman, John, Shannah, Terri, Beth, Lynne, Gus, Harrington, Joan, Sandy, John, Phebe, Jack, Hunter, Richard, Ann, Sandy, Antonio, Emma, Olivia, Raphael, Kiersten, Katie, Beverly, Tom, Gail, Deborah, Tree, Bryan, Angela, Bobby, Beverly, Elizabeth, Carlos, Rhoda, William, Crystal, Roger, Christopher, and Geralyn.

Birthdays this week: Sharon Lennihan (Saturday 11/30).

The faithful departed: Year’s Mind: Frederick Corcoran (24 November 2007), Charles Rose (25 November 1972), and Martha Saunders (29 November 1989). Recently Departed: The Rev’d James J. Verdelotti.

Anglican and Diocesan Cycles of Prayer – In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the Falkland Islands (Extra-Provincial to Canterbury): The Rt. Rev’d Timothy Thornton, Bishop to the Forces and Bishop to the Falkland Islands; in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for the people and clergy of St. Andrew's, Little Compton and the leadership and students of St. Andrew’s School, Barrington.


THE SUNDAY ROTA 

Acolytes – MC B Rose, SD J Ihnen, Th J Starks, Cr G Benziger
Lector at 8 am – S Bartlett
Lector at 10 am – TBD
Ushers – Ernest Drew and Nancy Gingrich
Coffee Hour – Tom and Cathy Bledsoe

THIS WEEK AT S. STEPHEN’S

EXTRA-PAROCHIAL EVENTS HOSTED AT S. STEPHEN’S

Tuesday 26 November
Al-Anon Meeting  12:10 pm (Great Hall)

Saturday 30 November
Epiphany Soup Kitchen  2:30 pm (Great Hall)

LITURGICAL CALENDAR & SERVICE SCHEDULE

Sunday 24 November
LAST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST: CHRIST THE KING (Gold)
Morning Prayer  8 am
Low Mass  8:10 am
Solemn Mass and Te Deum  10 am
Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

Daily Office Lectionary: Proper 29, Year One
Daily Mass Lectionary: Proper 29


Monday 25 November
FERIA (G)
Catherine of Alexandria, Martyr, 4th century
James O.S. Huntington, Monk, Founder of the Order of the Holy Cross, 1935

Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Tuesday 26 November
FERIA (G)
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Wednesday 27 November
FERIA (G)
Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Thursday 28 November
THANKSGIVING DAY (W)
Morning Prayer  9:30 am
Low Mass  10 am

Friday 29 November
FERIA (G)
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Saturday 30 November
SAINT ANDREW THE APOSTLE (R)
Morning Prayer  9:30 am
Low Mass  10 am

Sunday 1 December
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (V)
Morning Prayer  8 am
Low Mass  8:10 am
Solemn Mass  10 am
Advent Lessons & Carols  5:30 pm

NEXT SUNDAY'S READINGS (1 December)

First Sunday of Advent (Year A)
Isaiah 2:1-5
Romans 13:11-14 

Friday, November 15, 2019

PARISH NOTES 
Sunday 17 November 2019

The destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem (1867) 
by Francesco Hayez (1791-1882).
Oil on canvas. Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy.

THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS 

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Isaiah 65:17-25
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Luke 21:5-19


THIS SUNDAY’S MUSIC

W. A. Mozart (1756–1791)—Andante in F-Dur, K. 618

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525–1594)—Missa Descendit Angelus

Thomas Attwood (1765–1838)—Anglican Chant: Psalm 98

Benjamin Britten (1913–1976)—A Hymn of St. Columba

Robert Schumann (1810–1856)—Skizzen für den Pedalflügel, Op. 58: 3. in F-moll


ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Welcome to S. Stephen’s – especially to our visitors and guests! We’re glad to have you with us. Please join us for Coffee Hour following the 8 am Mass in the Narthex and following the 10 am Mass in the Great Hall upstairs. If you have any questions or special needs, please speak to one of the ushers, who will be glad to assist you.

Joining us with small children? – We are so glad you are here! Our Sunday School program and nursery are available throughout the program year, and the ushers would be happy to direct you.

Guest Preacher – This Sunday, 17 November, we will welcome Fr. Jeffrey Hanson as preacher at both Masses. A little about Fr. Hanson in his own words: “Jeffrey Hanson is curate for Christian education at the Church of the Advent in Boston. He oversees the parish's church school, adult education programs, Theology on Tap, and the annual conference on Anglo-Catholicism. During the week he is senior philosopher at the Human Flourishing Program in Harvard University's Institute for Quantitative Social Science. The Human Flourishing Program puts philosophy and theology in conversation with empirical social science research to better understand and promote human well-being. He is the author of Kierkegaard and the Life of Faith: The Aesthetic, the Ethical, and the Religious in Fear and Trembling and the forthcoming book Work in the Platonic Tradition: A History of Labor and Human Flourishing as well as editor or co-editor of three more books.”

Fr. Hanson

Advent Lessons & Carols
– On Sunday, 1 December, at 5:30 pm, we will offer our annual service of Lessons & Carols. Join us for seasonal readings, carols, and choral musical selections to set the stage as we prepare for the coming of the Lord. A reception follows in the Great Hall. All are welcome and invited to attend!

Reception – This year, the Society of Mary is coordinating the Advent Lessons & Carols Reception. Please sign up to bring a food or dessert item (or to help with set up and clean up) for the reception following the service! Sign-up sheets are available in the Narthex and Great Hall. Or email Patti Barnes at tricia730@verizon.net to let her know what you can bring. Thank you!

Society of Mary Pilgrimage – The Our Lady of Providence Ward of the Society of Mary is planning a pilgrimage to the La Salette Shrine in Attleboro, MA on Saturday, 14 December, around 3 pm. If you would like to come, please meet in the church driveway between 2:30 and 3 pm to carpool.

College Ministry Finals Period Care Packages – The Episcopal Ministry at Brown and RISD (EMBR) is seeking donations of items suitable for care packages for its student participants to enjoy during the often-unenjoyable period of preparing for and taking final exams. If you would like to donate any items, please contact Jacob Ihnen via email at jacob_ihnen@alumni.brown.edu. Thank you!

Christmas Eve Family Mass Participation – The Sunday School will present a Nativity play at the Family Mass at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, 24 December. Please let Modu Johnson (Modu6361@gmail.com) know if your children would like to participate.

Sick and Shut-in Ministry – A recurring theme from our community forums has been the need to be better as a parish in keeping track of and attending to our members who are sick or shut-in. We can do better. If you are interested in assisting with this important ministry, please speak to Tom Bledsoe or Alison Huff in person or by email (thomas_bledsoe@brown.edu, alisonhuff12@gmail.com).

Milestones – We would like to feature important milestones from your life, to better get to know each other! Whether it be a special wedding anniversary, a new book you have authored and had published, an award or professional commendation, or something else entirely, please let us know. If you would like to contribute to this new section of the parish notes, please contact Jacob Ihnen via email at jacob_ihnen@alumni.brown.edu.

Stewardship Program – If you have not yet done so, please prayerfully consider making your pledge of financial contributions to S. Stephen’s for 2020. We make pledge cards available in the church, and we have already sent them out when the pledge appeal began at the beginning of October. You can also pledge online, through our website, by clicking HERE. The goal is to receive most pledges by next Sunday, 24 November. S. Stephen’s is counting on your support and generosity in this period of transition.

The Parish Directory – and other useful resources are available on the church website in the “members’ area.” To enter, click on "Log In" in the upper right corner of the home page and follow the directions to apply for a user account. For reasons of privacy and security, only parishioners and known members of the congregation will receive access.

Unable to get to Mass or want to review a sermon? – Sunday sermons are now available on the parish website in text and audio — check it out! While you are at it, spend a few minutes listening to "Mead's Meanderings,” two minutes of pithy observations made each week by our interim rector about S. Stephen's.


FOR YOUR PRAYERS 

Prayers have been requested for: Virginia, Richard, Beverly, Thomas, Maxcine, Ethel, Carl, Kade, Sherri, Norman, John, Shannah, Terri, Beth, Lynne, Gus, Harrington, Joan, Ariel, Sandy, John, Phebe, Jack, Hunter, Richard, Ann, Sandy, Antonio, Emma, Olivia, Raphael, Kiersten, Katie, Beverly, Tom, Gail, Deborah, Tree, Bryan, Angela, Bobby, Beverly, Elizabeth, Carlos, Rhoda, William, Crystal, Roger, Christopher, and Geralyn.

Birthdays this week: Karl Benziger (Sunday 11/17) and Arnold Friedman (Wednesday 11/20).

The faithful departed: Year’s Mind: Alice Esposito (18 November 1994), Florence Ingram (20 November 1998), Edith Croft (20 November 1999), Stanley Cozzens Bodell (20 November 2010), and Susan Rose Jones (23 November 2012). Recently Departed: The Rev’d James J. Verdelotti.

Anglican and Diocesan Cycles of Prayer – In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury): The Rt. Rev’d Carlos López-Lozano, Bishop of Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church; in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for the people and clergy of St. Elizabeth’s, Hope Valley.


THE SUNDAY ROTA 

Acolytes – MC R Noble, SD J Ihnen, Th J Starks, Cr B Benziger
Lector at 8 am – J Leonard
Lector at 10 am – TBD
Ushers – Bruce Lennihan and Sharon Lloyd Clark
Coffee Hour – Modu Johnson


THIS WEEK AT S. STEPHEN’S 

EXTRA-PAROCHIAL EVENTS HOSTED AT S. STEPHEN’S


Tuesday 19 November
Al-Anon Meeting  12:10 pm (Great Hall)

Friday 22 November
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) Meeting  4-11 pm (Great Hall)

Saturday 23 November
Epiphany Soup Kitchen  2:30 pm (Great Hall)

LITURGICAL CALENDAR & SERVICE SCHEDULE

Sunday 17 November
TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (G)
Morning Prayer  8 am
Low Mass  8:10 am
Solemn Mass  10 am
Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

Daily Office Lectionary: Proper 28, Year One
Daily Mass Lectionary: Proper 28


Monday 18 November
Elizabeth of Hungary, Princess of Thuringia, 1231 (
W)
Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Tuesday 19 November
FERIA (G)
Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Wednesday 20 November
FERIA (G)
Edmund, King of the East Angles, Martyr, 870
Priscilla Lydia Sellon, Restorer of the Religious Life in the Church of England, 1876

Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Thursday 21 November
The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Blue)
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Friday 22 November
Cecilia, Martyr at Rome, c. 230 (R)
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Saturday 23 November
Clement, Bishop of Rome, Martyr, c. 100 (R)
Morning Prayer  9:30 am
Low Mass  10 am

Sunday 24 November
LAST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST: CHRIST THE KING (Gold)
Morning Prayer  8 am
Low Mass  8:10 am
Solemn Mass  10 am
Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

NEXT SUNDAY'S READINGS (24 November)

Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King (Year C)
Jeremiah 23:1-6
Colossians 1:11-20 

Friday, November 8, 2019

PARISH NOTES 
Sunday 10 November 2019


THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS 

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost, Year C (8 am)
Job 19:23-27a
2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
Luke 20:27-38

Remembrance Sunday (10 am)
Wisdom 3:1-9
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
John 5:24-27

THIS SUNDAY’S MUSIC

Edward Elgar (1857–1934)—Sonata in G, Op. 28: III. Andante espressivo

Giovanni Francesco Anerio (1567–1630)—Missa pro defunctis

C. Hylton Stewart (1884–1932)—Anglican Chant: Psalm 23

H. Walford Davies (1869–1941)—Solemn Melody

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Welcome to S. Stephen’s – especially to our visitors and guests! We’re glad to have you with us. Please join us for Coffee Hour following the 8 am Mass in the Narthex and following the 10 am Mass in the Great Hall upstairs. If you have any questions or special needs, please speak to one of the ushers, who will be glad to assist you.

Joining us with small children? – We are so glad you are here! Our Sunday School program and nursery are available throughout the program year, and the ushers would be happy to direct you.

My S. Stephen’s Ministry: Sandra BartlettI have been blessed to share what gifts I have with the people - parishioners, clergy, staff, and visitors - of S. Stephen's. From teaching Sunday School to Vestry, including service as both Treasurer and Clerk, to New Year's Day Dinner, Parish BBQ, and more, there have been ways to give back to S. Stephen's. Thanks for all that the church and its Anglo-Catholic history have given to me. Most recently I have participated in the 8 am Sunday Low Mass and had the privilege of helping to introduce to the service, and train, the faithful corps of early rising Lay Readers as well as developing the fellowship that comes with a cup of coffee or glass of juice or water following service. The great joy of participation in worship is meant to be shared. Please contact me (at grbartl3tt@gmail.com) or Jacob for further information - a warm welcome is waiting to greet you!

Sandra Bartlett

Altar Flowers – To the glory of God, the flowers at the high altar today are given in thanksgiving for and loving memory of all the faithful departed, especially those who lost their lives in the armed forces in service to our country. We will remember them.

Remembrance Sunday Poppies – are available for the taking at both Masses today. A donation of $1 per poppy will help cover our costs: this can be placed either in the collection plate or in the “Alms” receptacle in the Narthex.

Veteran’s Day – As on all public holidays, Low Mass on Monday, 11 November, will be celebrated at 10 am, preceded by Morning Prayer at 9:30.

Vestry Meeting – The Vestry will conduct its monthly meeting this Tuesday, 12 November, at 7 pm in the Parish Library.

Monthly Commemoration of the Departed – whose year’s mind falls during November will be offered Saturday, 16 November, at 10 am (preceded by Morning Prayer at 9:30 am). If you have any names to add to those to be remembered, please let Nancy Gingrich know. This Mass is sponsored by the Guild of All Souls, St. Stephen Protomartyr Branch: all are welcome and invited to attend!

Guest Preacher
– On Sunday, 17 November, at both Masses, we will welcome Fr. Jeffrey Hanson as preacher. A little about Fr. Hanson in his own words: “Jeffrey Hanson is curate for Christian education at the Church of the Advent in Boston. He oversees the parish's church school, adult education programs, Theology on Tap, and the annual conference on Anglo-Catholicism. During the week he is senior philosopher at the Human Flourishing Program in Harvard University's Institute for Quantitative Social Science. The Human Flourishing Program puts philosophy and theology in conversation with empirical social science research to better understand and promote human well-being. He is the author of Kierkegaard and the Life of Faith: The Aesthetic, the Ethical, and the Religious in Fear and Trembling and the forthcoming book Work in the Platonic Tradition: A History of Labor and Human Flourishing as well as editor or co-editor of three more books.” 

Fr. Hanson

Society of Mary Pilgrimage
– The Our Lady of Providence Ward of the Society of Mary is planning a pilgrimage to the La Salette Shrine in Attleboro, MA on Saturday, 14 December, around 3 pm. If you would like to come, please meet in the church driveway between 2:30 and 3 pm to carpool.

College Ministry Finals Period Care Packages – The Episcopal Ministry at Brown and RISD (EMBR) is seeking donations of items suitable for care packages for its student participants to enjoy during the often-unenjoyable period of preparing for and taking final exams. If you would like to donate any items, please contact Jacob Ihnen via email at jacob_ihnen@alumni.brown.edu. Thank you!

Milestones – We would like to feature important milestones from your life, to better get to know each other! Whether it be a special wedding anniversary, a new book you have authored and had published, an award or professional commendation, or something else entirely, please let us know. If you would like to contribute to this new section of the parish notes, please contact Jacob Ihnen via email at jacob_ihnen@alumni.brown.edu.

Christmas Eve Family Mass Participation – The Sunday School will present a Nativity play at the Family Mass at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, 24 December. Please let Modu Johnson (Modu6361@gmail.com) know if your children would like to participate.

Sick and Shut-in Ministry – A recurring theme from our community forums has been the need to be better as a parish in keeping track of and attending to our members who are sick or shut-in. We can do better. If you are interested in assisting with this important ministry, please speak to Tom Bledsoe or Alison Huff in person or by email (thomas_bledsoe@brown.edu, alisonhuff12@gmail.com).

Stewardship Program – If you have not yet done so, please prayerfully consider making your pledge of financial contributions to S. Stephen’s for 2020. The goal is to receive most pledges by November 24th. S. Stephen’s is counting on your support and generosity in this period of transition.

The Parish Directory – and other useful resources are available on the church website in the “members’ area.” To enter, click on "Log In" in the upper right corner of the home page and follow the directions to apply for a user account. For reasons of privacy and security, only parishioners and known members of the congregation will receive access.


FOR YOUR PRAYERS 

Prayers have been requested for: Virginia, Richard, Beverly, Thomas, Maxcine, Ethel, Carl, Kade, Sherri, Norman, John, Shannah, Terri, Beth, Lynne, Gus, Harrington, Joan, Sandy, John, Phebe, Jack, Hunter, Richard, Ann, Sandy, Antonio, Emma, Olivia, Raphael, Kiersten, Katie, Beverly, Tom, Gail, Deborah, Tree, Bryan, Angela, Bobby, Beverly, Elizabeth, Carlos, Rhoda, William, Crystal, Roger, James, Christopher, and Geralyn.

Birthdays this week: Peter Gibson (Sunday 11/10), Bo Kinloch (Sunday 11/10), Klara Benziger (Monday 11/11), and George Benziger (Thursday 11/14).

The faithful departed: Year’s Mind: Helena Crosslin (11 November 2007), Alison Morgan Henning Stebbins (12 November 2012), and Eric Ernest Bernard Hall (16 November 1987).

Anglican and Diocesan Cycles of Prayer – In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the Lusitanian Church (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury): The Rt. Rev’d Jorge Pina Cabral, Bishop of the Lusitanian Church; in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for those who serve on the Diocesan Commission on Investments, Commission on Finance, Program and Budget Committee, congregational stewardship committees, treasurers, auditors, bookkeepers and all those who are stewards of the wealth God has entrusted to the church.

THE SUNDAY ROTA 

Acolytes – MC J Ihnen, SD B Rose, Th L Verdelotti, Cr J Coyle
Lector at 8 am – A Wilson
Lector at 10 am – TBD
Ushers – George Ryan and Nancy Gingrich
Coffee Hour – Society of Mary

THIS WEEK AT S. STEPHEN’S 

PARISH PROGRAMS, EVENTS & MEETINGS

Tuesday 12 November
Vestry Meeting  7 pm (Library)

Saturday 16 November
Guild of All Souls  10 am (Lady Chapel)

EXTRA-PAROCHIAL EVENTS HOSTED AT S. STEPHEN’S

Friday 15 November
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) Meeting  4-11 pm (Great Hall)

Saturday 16 November
Epiphany Soup Kitchen  2:30 pm (Great Hall)

LITURGICAL CALENDAR & SERVICE SCHEDULE

Sunday 10 November
TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (G)
Morning Prayer  8 am
Low Mass  8:10 am

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY (BLACK)
Solemn Requiem Mass  10 am
Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

Daily Office Lectionary: Proper 27, Year One
Daily Mass Lectionary: Proper 27


Monday 11 November
Martin, Bishop of Tours, c. 397 (W)
Morning Prayer  9:30 am
Low Mass  10 am

Tuesday 12 November
FERIA (G)
Josaphat Kunsevich, Archbishop of Polotsk, Martyr, 1623
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Wednesday 13 November
FERIA (G)
Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Thursday 14 November
FERIA (G)
Samuel Seabury, First Anglican Bishop in North America, 1796
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Friday 15 November
FERIA (G)
Albert the Great, Dominican Friar, Bishop, Teacher, 1280
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Saturday 16 November
Margaret, Queen of Scotland, 1093 (W)
Morning Prayer  9:30 am
Low Mass with Commemoration of November Departed  10 am

Sunday 17 November
TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (G)
Morning Prayer  8 am
Low Mass  8:10 am
Solemn Mass  10 am
Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

NEXT SUNDAY'S READINGS (17 November)

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Isaiah 65:17-25
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Luke 21:5-19

Friday, November 1, 2019

PARISH NOTES 
Sunday 3 November 2019

Maestà: Enthroned Virgin Mary with Child, angels, saints, and apostles in arcades (1308-1311) by Duccio di Buoninsegna (1255-1319). Tempera on panel.
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena, Italy.

THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS 

Sunday after All Saints
Ecclesiasticus 44:1-10, 13-14
Revelation 21:1-6
Matthew 5:1-12

THIS SUNDAY’S MUSIC

Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937)—Symphonie № 5 in F minor, Op. 42, № 1: I. Allegro vivace

Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611)—Missa O quam gloriosum

Malcolm Boyle (1902–1976)—Anglican Chant: Psalm 149

Tomás Luis de Victoria—Motet O quam gloriosum

Charles-Marie Widor—Symphonie № 5 in F minor, Op. 42, № 1: V. Toccata

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Welcome to S. Stephen’s – especially to our visitors and guests! We’re glad to have you with us. Please join us for Coffee Hour following the 8 am Mass in the Narthex and following the 10 a.m. Mass in the Great Hall upstairs. If you have any questions or special needs, please speak to one of the ushers, who will be glad to assist you.

Joining us with small children? – We are so glad you are here! Our Sunday School program and nursery are available throughout the program year, and the ushers would be happy to direct you.

Daylight Saving Time – ends this Sunday, 3 November, at 2 am. Please remember to set your clocks back one hour.

My S. Stephen’s Ministry: Modu JohnsonOne of my ministries here at S. Stephen’s is serving as lector. It gives me great pleasure to read scripture because I feel that scripture is central to our worship services and the basis from which the daily message comes. To stand at the front of the church at the podium and read the Bible is to stand in reverence in the house of the Lord and proclaim His word. I bring with me my training and nearly 33 years’ experience in education and passion for teaching and public speaking. I’ve been told that my voice is commanding and if this is so, my audience is drawn to the Word of God and my purpose would have been met. Serving as lector also gives me time to meditate and reflect on God’s word, something I may not otherwise set aside time to do. If you feel so inclined to serve in this important role to proclaim God’s Word, please reach out to Richard Noble or contact Modu Johnson after the 10 am Mass or via email at Modu6361@gmail.com.

Modu Johnson

Nominations for Vestry and Diocesan Convention delegates in 2020
The Nominations Committee will meet this Sunday, 3 November, to discuss recommendations to fill upcoming open positions. If you are interested in serving on the Vestry or as a delegate to the Diocesan Convention in November 2020, please speak to Alison Huff or contact her via email at alisonhuff12@gmail.com.

Christmas Eve Family Mass Participation – The Sunday School will present a Nativity play at the Family Mass at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, 24 December. Please let Modu Johnson (Modu6361@gmail.com) know if your children would like to participate.

Daily Mass – Please consider joining Fr. Mead, Fr. Pearson, Fr. Locke or Fr. Sturni at a weekday Mass or for Morning, Noonday, and Evening Prayer; it might be good for you!

Sick and Shut-in Ministry – A recurring theme from our community forums has been the need to be better as a parish in keeping track of and attending to our members who are sick or shut-in. We can do better. If you are interested in assisting with this important ministry, please speak to Tom Bledsoe or Alison Huff in person or by email (thomas_bledsoe@brown.edu, alisonhuff12@gmail.com).

Stewardship Program – If you have not yet done so, please prayerfully consider making your pledge of financial contributions to S. Stephen’s for 2020 by filling out a physical or online pledge card. Physical pledge cards may be found in the Narthex or obtained from an Usher. If you would like to make your pledge online instead, you can do so by visiting the Give page on the parish website. The goal is to receive most pledges by November 24th. S. Stephen’s is counting on your support and generosity in this period of transition.

The Parish Directory – and other useful resources are available on the church website in the “members’ area.” To enter, click on "Log In" in the upper right corner of the home page and follow the directions to apply for a user account. For reasons of privacy and security, only parishioners and known members of the congregation will receive access.

Unable to get to Mass or want to review a sermon? – Sunday sermons are now available on the parish website in text and audio — check it out! While you are at it, spend a few minutes listening to "Mead's Meanderings,” two minutes of pithy observations made each week by our interim rector about S. Stephen's.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS 

Prayers have been requested for: Virginia, Richard, Beverly, Thomas, Maxcine, Ethel, Carl, Kade, Sherri, Norman, John, Shannah, Terri, Beth, Lynne, Gus, Harrington, Joan, Sandy, John, Phebe, Jack, Hunter, Richard, Ann, Sandy, Antonio, Emma, Olivia, Raphael, Kiersten, Katie, Beverly, Tom, Gail, Deborah, Tree, Bryan, Angela, Bobby, Beverly, Elizabeth, Carlos, Rhoda, William, Crystal, Roger, James, Christopher, and Geralyn.

Birthdays this week: Charles Rejto (Sunday 11/3), Albert Ferreira (Tuesday 11/5), and Leana Hooks (Saturday 11/9).

The faithful departed: Year’s Mind: Gilbert Jarvis (5 November 1999), Joseph James Bodell, Jr. (5 November 2006), June Littlefield (6 November 1983), Chester Arthur Files (9 November 1987), and Lillian A. Crumby (9 November 1997).

Anglican and Diocesan Cycles of Prayer – In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the Church of Bermuda (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury): The Rt. Rev’d Nicholas Dill, Bishop of Bermuda; 
in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for the people and clergy of All Saints', Providence and of All Saints', Pontiac and for fair and just elections.

THE SUNDAY ROTA 

Acolytes – MC R Noble, SD J Ihnen, Th J Starks, Cr G Benziger
Lector at 8 am – J Malone
Lector at 10 am – C Bledsoe
Ushers – Alison Huff and Patricia Barnes
Coffee Hour – Karl and Klara Benziger

THIS WEEK AT S. STEPHEN’S 

PARISH PROGRAMS, EVENTS & MEETINGS

Sunday 3 November
Evening Prayer with EMBR  5:30 pm (Lady Chapel)

EXTRA-PAROCHIAL EVENTS HOSTED AT S. STEPHEN’S

Friday 8 November
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) Meeting  4-11 pm (Great Hall)

Saturday 9 November
Epiphany Soup Kitchen  2:30 pm (Great Hall)

LITURGICAL CALENDAR & SERVICE SCHEDULE

Sunday 3 November
THE SUNDAY AFTER ALL SAINTS DAY (W)
Morning Prayer  8 am
Low Mass  8:10 am
Solemn Mass  10 am
Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

Daily Office Lectionary: Proper 26, Year One
Daily Mass Lectionary: Proper 26


Monday 4 November
FERIA (G)
Charles Borromeo, Archbishop of Milan, 1584
Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Tuesday 5 November
FERIA (G)
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Wednesday 6 November
FERIA (G)
Leonard, Hermit, 6th century
William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, Teacher, 1944

Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Thursday 7 November
FERIA (G)
Willibrord of York, Bishop, Apostle of Frisia, 739
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Friday 8 November
FERIA (G)
Saints and Martyrs of the Anglican Communion
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Saturday 9 November
FERIA (G)
Margery Kempe, Mystic, c. 1440
Morning Prayer  9:30 am
Low Mass  10 am

Sunday 10 November
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY (Black)
Morning Prayer  8 am
Low Mass  8:10 am
Solemn Requiem Mass  10 am
Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

NEXT SUNDAY'S READINGS (10 November)


Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost, Year C (8 am)
Job 19:23-27a
2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
Luke 20:27-38

Remembrance Sunday (10 am)
Wisdom 3:1-9
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 

Friday, October 25, 2019

PARISH NOTES 
Sunday 27 October 2019

The Pharisee and the Publican.
Baroque fresco in Ottobeuren Basilica. Ottobeuren, Germany.

THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS 

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Joel 2:23-32
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
Luke 18:9-14

THIS SUNDAY’S MUSIC

Padre Antonio Soler (1729–1783)—Sonata № 20 en do sostenido menor

Filipe de Magalhães (1571–1652)—Missa Dilectus meus

Alfred Herbert Brewer (1865–1928)—Anglican Chant: Psalm 84:1-6

Heinrich Schütz (1585–1672)—Pharisäer und Zöllner

João Bautista Cabinilles (1644–1712)—Batalla Imperial de cinquè to

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Welcome to S. Stephen’s – especially to our visitors and guests! We’re glad to have you with us. Please join us for Coffee Hour following the 8 am Mass in the Narthex and following the 10 a.m. Mass in the Great Hall upstairs. If you have any questions or special needs, please speak to one of the ushers, who will be glad to assist you.

Joining us with small children? – We are so glad you are here! Our Sunday School program and nursery are available throughout the program year, and the ushers would be happy to direct you.

My S. Stephen’s Ministry: Kathleen LesterOne of my ministries at S. Stephen's is teaching in the Sunday School. I served as a Sunday School teacher in my former parish and am happy to continue this service here in Providence. It gives me indescribable joy to share this gentle tradition with children who are daily bombarded with the overwhelming stimuli of television, video games, and social media. Reading the bible and bible stories, singing and listening to music, creating small art projects, and just talking about deep and important subjects with them is so fulfilling, and I am grateful for the opportunity to get to know these amazing young people. If you are interested in volunteering with the Sunday School or assisting (or acting) in the Christmas Pageant, please contact myself at Lesterkat8@gmail.com or Modu Johnson at modu6361@gmail.com.

Kathleen Lester

Saint Simon and Saint Jude (October 28th) – a major feast of the church year will be kept this coming Monday with Evening Prayer at 5:30 pm, and Low Mass following at 6 pm.

All Saints Day (November 1st) – a principal feast of the church year will be kept this coming Friday with Noonday Prayer at 12 noon, and Low Mass following at 12:10 pm.

Society of Mary – meets this coming Saturday, 2 November, beginning with Holy Rosary following the 10 am Mass and a brief meeting (for coffee and bagels) to follow in the Great Hall. All are welcome and invited.

Daily Mass – Please consider joining Fr. Mead, Fr. Pearson, Fr. Locke or Fr. Sturni at a weekday Mass or for Morning, Noonday, and Evening Prayer; it might be good for you!

Sick and Shut-in Ministry – A recurring theme from our community forums has been the need to be better as a parish in keeping track of and attending to our members who are sick or shut-in. We can do better. If you are interested in assisting with this important ministry, please speak to Tom Bledsoe or Alison Huff in person or by email (thomas_bledsoe@brown.edu, alisonhuff12@gmail.com).

Stewardship Program – If you have not yet done so, please prayerfully consider making your pledge of financial contributions to S. Stephen’s for 2020 by filling out a physical or online pledge card. Physical pledge cards may be found in the Narthex or obtained from an Usher. If you would like to make your pledge online instead, you can do so by visiting the Give page on the parish website. The goal is to receive most pledges by November 24th. S. Stephen’s is counting on your support and generosity in this period of transition.

The Parish Directory – and other useful resources are available on the church website in the “members’ area.” To enter, click on "Log In" in the upper right corner of the home page and follow the directions to apply for a user account. For reasons of privacy and security, only parishioners and known members of the congregation will receive access.

Unable to get to Mass or want to review a sermon? – Sunday sermons are now available on the parish website in text and audio — check it out! While you are at it, spend a few minutes listening to "Mead's Meanderings,” two minutes of pithy observations made each week by our interim rector about S. Stephen's.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS 

Prayers have been requested for: Virginia, Richard, Beverly, Thomas, Maxcine, Ethel, Carl, Kade, Sherri, Norman, John, Shannah, Terri, Beth, Lynne, Gus, Harrington, Joan, Sandy, John, Phebe, Jack, Hunter, Richard, Ann, Sandy, Antonio, Emma, Olivia, Raphael, Kiersten, Katie, Beverly, Tom, Gail, Deborah, Tree, Bryan, Angela, Bobby, Beverly, Elizabeth, Carlos, Rhoda, William, Crystal, Roger, James, Christopher, and Geralyn.

Birthdays this week: Valexja Johnson (Friday 11/1).

The faithful departed: Year’s Mind: Clifton Milner Fidler (28 October 1983) and Heather A. Morgan (31 October 1997).

Anglican and Diocesan Cycles of Prayer – In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the Church of Ceylon (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury): The Rt. Rev’d Dhiloraj Ranjit Canagasabey, Bishop of Colombo and The Rt. Rev’d Keerthisiri Fernando, Bishop of Kurunegala; in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for our upcoming Diocesan Convention, for those to be elected or appointed and for the many ministries we will celebrate.

THE SUNDAY ROTA 

Acolytes – MC B Rose, SD J Ihnen, Th L Verdelotti, Cr TBD
Lector at 8 am – J Malone
Lector at 10 am – K Lester
Ushers – Karl Benziger and Muriel Jobbers
Coffee Hour – Andrew Savchenko and Rhoda Steinhart

THIS WEEK AT S. STEPHEN’S 

PARISH PROGRAMS, EVENTS & MEETINGS

Sunday 27 October
Evening Prayer with EMBR   5:30 pm (Lady Chapel)


Saturday 2 November
Society of Mary  10:30 am (Lady Chapel/Great Hall)

EXTRA-PAROCHIAL EVENTS HOSTED AT S. STEPHEN’S

Friday 1 November
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) Meeting  4-11 pm (Great Hall)

Saturday 2 November
Epiphany Soup Kitchen  2:30 pm (Great Hall)

LITURGICAL CALENDAR & SERVICE SCHEDULE

Sunday 27 October
TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (G)
Morning Prayer  8 am
Low Mass  8:10 am
Solemn Mass  10 am
Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

Daily Office Lectionary: Proper 25, Year One
Daily Mass Lectionary: Proper 25


Monday 28 October
SAINT SIMON AND SAINT JUDE (R)
Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Tuesday 29 October
FERIA (G)
James Hannington, Bishop, and Companions, Martyrs, 1885
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Wednesday 30 October
FERIA (G)
Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Thursday 31 October
FERIA (G)
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Friday 1 November
ALL SAINTS DAY (W)
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Saturday 2 November
All Souls Day (Black)
Morning Prayer  9:30 am
Low Requiem Mass  10 am
Holy Rosary  10:30 am

Sunday 3 November
THE SUNDAY AFTER ALL SAINTS DAY (W)
Morning Prayer  8 am
Low Mass  8:10 am
Solemn Mass  10 am
Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

NEXT SUNDAY'S READINGS (3 November)

Sunday after All Saints

Ecclesiasticus 44:1-10, 13-14
Revelation 21:1-6
Matthew 5:1-12

Friday, October 18, 2019

PARISH NOTES 
Sunday 20 October 2019

The Unjust Judge by John Everett Millais (1829-1896).
Watercolor and gouache on off-white wove paper. Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA.

THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS 

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Jeremiah 31:27-34
2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
Luke 18:1-8

THIS SUNDAY’S MUSIC

Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937)—Symphony Gothique, Op. 70: II. Andante sostenuto

M. Searle Wright (1918–2004)—Missa Incarnationis

Alec Wyton (1921–2007)—Gloria in Excelsis

H. Walford Davies (1869–1941)—Anglican Chant: Psalm 121

Zoltán Kodály (1882–1967)—Psalm 121

Léon Boëllmann (1862–1897)—Suite Gothique, Op. 25: IV. Toccata

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to S. Stephen’s – especially to our visitors and guests! We’re glad to have you with us. Please join us for Coffee Hour following the 8 am Mass in the Narthex and following the 10 a.m. Mass in the Great Hall upstairs. If you have any questions or special needs, please speak to one of the ushers, who will be glad to assist you.

Joining us with small children? – We are so glad you are here! Our Sunday School program and nursery are available throughout the program year, and the ushers would be happy to direct you.

Altar Flowers – The flowers at the high altar this Sunday are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Megda Dunham Hawkins (20 October 1984) by the Altar Guild in thanksgiving for her particular stewardship of our altar and the work of our altar guild and servers, all to the greater glory of God. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

Parish History Event – The next step in the rector search process is a Parish History Event this Sunday, 20 October, to be facilitated by Canon Dena Cleaver-Bartholomew at coffee hour after she joins us for Mass. Canon Dena will ask the help of the church members in sharing their memories and perspectives to answer the questions: What is our history? Who are we now? And Who do we hope to become? She writes that this “is a participatory event, and it is only with all of our voices that we can create the fullest and most accurate picture of St. Stephen’s so that we can enter discernment with priests who may feel called to serve as your next Rector. The Parish History Event is a large group enterprise and provides a different setting for input than the small group discussions you have already had.” Please make every effort to join us on Sunday if you are able!

Street Closures this Sunday – There will be several street closures this Sunday beginning at 5 am and ending at 12 noon. Please visit http://www.providenceri.gov/act/event-street-closures/ to see if your normal Sunday route will be affected.

Daily Mass – Please consider joining Fr. Mead, Fr. Pearson, Fr. Locke or Fr. Sturni at a weekday Mass or for Morning, Noonday, and Evening Prayer; it might be good for you!

Sick and Shut-in Ministry – A recurring theme from our community forums has been the need to be better as a parish in keeping track of and attending to our members who are sick or shut-in. We can do better. If you are interested in assisting with this important ministry, please speak to Tom Bledsoe or Alison Huff in person or by email (thomas_bledsoe@brown.edu, alisonhuff12@gmail.com).

Saint James of Jerusalem (October 23rd) – a major feast of the church year will be kept this coming Wednesday with Evening Prayer at 5:30 pm, and Low Mass following at 6 pm.

Stewardship Program – If you have not yet done so, please prayerfully consider making your pledge of financial contributions to S. Stephen’s for 2020 by filling out a physical or online pledge card. Physical pledge cards may be found in the Narthex or obtained from an Usher. If you would like to make your pledge online instead, you can do so by visiting the Give page on the parish website. The goal is to receive most pledges by November 24th. S. Stephen’s is counting on your support and generosity in this period of transition.

The Parish Directory – and other useful resources are available on the church website in the “members’ area.” To enter, click on "Log In" in the upper right corner of the home page and follow the directions to apply for a user account. For reasons of privacy and security, only parishioners and known members of the congregation will receive access.

Unable to get to Mass or want to review a sermon? – Sunday sermons are now available on the parish website in text and audio — check it out! While you are at it, spend a few minutes listening to "Mead's Meanderings,” two minutes of pithy observations made each week by our interim rector about S. Stephen's.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS 

Prayers have been requested for: Virginia, Richard, Beverly, Thomas, Maxcine, Ethel, Carl, Kade, Sherri, Norman, John, Shannah, Terri, Beth, Lynne, Gus, Harrington, Joan, Sandy, John, Phebe, Jack, Hunter, Richard, Ann, Sandy, Antonio, Emma, Olivia, Raphael, Kiersten, Katie, Beverly, Tom, Gail, Deborah, Tree, Bryan, Angela, Bobby, Beverly, Elizabeth, Carlos, Rhoda, William, Crystal, Roger, James, Christopher, and Geralyn.

The faithful departed: Year’s Mind: Phyllis Hayden Potterton (20 October 1997), Megda Dunham Hawkins (20 October 1984), and Mary Elizabeth Moss (21 October 2017). Recently Departed: Michael J. DePetrillo and Charles Lopipero.

Anglican and Diocesan Cycles of Prayer – In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the Church in the Province of the West Indies: Vacant; in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for the people and clergy of St. Martin’s, Providence.

THE SUNDAY ROTA 

Acolytes – MC J Ihnen, SD R Noble, Th J Starks, Cr TBD
Lector at 8 am – J Leonard
Lector at 10 am – TBD
Ushers – Nancy Gingrich and Tom Bledsoe
Coffee Hour – Leana Hooks and Family

THIS WEEK AT S. STEPHEN’S 

PARISH PROGRAMS, EVENTS & MEETINGS

Sunday 20 October
Evening Prayer with EMBR  5:30 pm (Lady Chapel)

EXTRA-PAROCHIAL EVENTS HOSTED AT S. STEPHEN’S

Friday 25 October
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) Meeting  4-11 pm (Great Hall)

Saturday 26 October
Epiphany Soup Kitchen  2:30 pm (Great Hall)

LITURGICAL CALENDAR & SERVICE SCHEDULE

Sunday 20 October
NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (G)
Morning Prayer  8 am
Low Mass  8:10 am
Solemn Mass  10 am
Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

Daily Office Lectionary: Proper 24, Year One
Daily Mass Lectionary: Proper 24


Monday 21 October
FERIA (G)
Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Tuesday 22 October
FERIA (G)
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Wednesday 23 October
SAINT JAMES OF JERUSALEM (R)
Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Thursday 24 October
FERIA (G)
Raphael, Archangel
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Friday 25 October
FERIA (G)
Crispin and Crispinian, Martyrs at Rome, c. 287
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Saturday 26 October
FERIA (G)
Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons, Scholar, 899
Cedd, Abbot, Bishop of the East Saxons, 664

Morning Prayer  9:30 am
Low Mass  10 am

Sunday 27 October
TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (G)
Morning Prayer  8 am
Low Mass  8:10 am
Solemn Mass  10 am
Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

NEXT SUNDAY'S READINGS (27 October)

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Joel 2:23-32
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18