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 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 

Friday, October 11, 2019

PARISH NOTES 
Sunday 13 October 2019

The Healing of Ten Lepers (between 1886 and 1894)
by James Tissot (1836-1902). Watercolor. Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.

THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS 

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
2 Timothy 2:8-15
Luke 17:11-19


THIS SUNDAY’S MUSIC

J. S. Bach (1685–1750)—Alla breve, BWV 589

(ed. Denis Stevens (1922–2004))—A 14th C. English Mass

The Rev. William Fitzherbert (1713–1797)—Anglican Chant: Psalm 111

César Franck (1822–1890)—Hallelujah, Louez le Dieu

J. S. Bach—Pièce d’orgue, BWV 572

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: Molly EllisHaving grown up attending S. Stephen's, our physical campus is as much a second home to me as any other space in my life. From the nave, the lady chapel, and the tower room to the Great Hall and the Sunday School classrooms, to the choir room and choir stalls where I have spent most of my Sunday mornings for over ten years, the physical elements of our space are very important to me. I joined the Buildings & Grounds Committee upon becoming a Vestry member in order to help steward this venue and ensure that it can be a haven for others the way it has been for me. Right now, we are working on bringing our heating system into the 21st century and planning some improvement projects in the Guild House. It's very satisfying to have an insider's view into the literal nuts and bolts of S. Stephen's physical vessel! If you are interested in getting involved with the B & G Committee, either speak to me after Mass or contact the Committee Chair Tom Bledsoe via email at thomas_bledsoe@brown.edu.


Molly Bledsoe

Visit from the new Canon to the Ordinary – Next Sunday, 20 October, the Rev. Canon Dena Cleaver-Bartholomew will be visiting Saint Stephen’s Church and will be leading a parish discussion at the coffee hour after Mass. Please give her a warm welcome and participate in the discussion, as you are able!

Street Closures this Sunday – Some street closures this Sunday may affect your normal route in getting to and from church. Two sections of Atwells Avenue (between Harris Street & Sutton Street and John Partington Way to Dean Street) will be closed at 10 am and will reopen at 3 pm. One section at Atwells Avenue (between Dean Street & Sutton Street) will be closed the entire weekend. Further, street sections at Harris Avenue (between Acorn Street and Eagle Street) and Sims Avenue (at Kingsley Street & Harris Street) will be closed at 8 am and will reopen at 3 pm.

College Ministry – The Episcopal Ministry at Brown and RISD (EMBR) will not be meeting this Sunday, 13 October, as many students have indicated that they will be away for the three-day holiday weekend. We will resume our normal meetings next Sunday. Safe and fun travels to all!

Public Holiday Schedule – On Columbus Day (Monday, 14 October), we will hold Morning Prayer at 9:30 am, with Low Mass following at 10 am.

Saint Luke the Evangelist (October 18th) – a major 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.

Monthly Commemoration of the Departed – whose year’s mind falls during October will be offered Saturday 19 October 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!

Stewardship Program – If you have not yet done so, please 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. In the meantime, please consider prayerfully what you can offer; 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, 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, and Christopher.

Birthdays this week: Christine Sylvia (Wednesday 10/16).

The faithful departed: Year’s Mind: David W. Marsland (14 October 1993), Albert Croft (15 October 1984), and William N. H. Potterton (17 October 1997). 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 of the Province of West Africa: The Most Rev’d Dr. Daniel Sarfo, Primate & Metropolitan, CPWA and Archbishop of the Internal province of Ghana and Bishop of Kumasi; in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for the people and clergy of St. Luke's, East Greenwich and of St. Luke's, Pawtucket.

THE SUNDAY ROTA 

Acolytes – MC J Ihnen, SD B Rose, Th R Noble, Cr G Benziger
Lector at 8 am – A Wilson
Lector at 10 am – RG Noble
Ushers – Bobby Rose and Joy D’Ambra
Coffee Hour – Muriel Jobbers

THIS WEEK AT S. STEPHEN’S 

PARISH PROGRAMS, EVENTS & MEETINGS

Saturday 19 October
Guild of All Souls  10 am (Lady Chapel)

EXTRA-PAROCHIAL EVENTS HOSTED AT S. STEPHEN’S

Friday 18 October
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) Meeting  4-11 pm (Great Hall)

Saturday 19 October
Epiphany Soup Kitchen  2:30 pm (Great Hall)

LITURGICAL CALENDAR & SERVICE SCHEDULE

Sunday 13 October
EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (G)
Morning Prayer  8 am
Low Mass  8:10 am
Solemn Mass  10 am

Daily Office Lectionary: Proper 23, Year One
Daily Mass Lectionary: Proper 23


Monday 14 October
FERIA (G)
Samuel Isaac Joseph Scherechewsky, Bishop, Translator of the Scriptures, 1906
Morning Prayer  9:30 am
Low Mass  10 am

Tuesday 15 October
Teresa of Avila, Carmelite Nun, Teacher, 1582 (W)
Translation of the Image of Our Lady of Walsingham, 1931
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Wednesday 16 October
FERIA (G)
Gall, Hermit, 670
Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley, Bishops, Reformation Martyrs, 1555

Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Thursday 17 October
Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, Martyr, c. 107 (R)
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Friday 18 October
SAINT LUKE THE EVANGELIST (R)
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Saturday 19 October
FERIA
Frideswide, Abbess, Patron of the city and University of Oxford, c. 735
Morning Prayer  9:30 am
Low Requiem Mass for October Departed  10 am (Black)

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

NEXT SUNDAY'S READINGS (20 October)

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

Friday, October 4, 2019

PARISH NOTES 
Sunday 6 October 2019

Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem (1630)
by Rembrandt (1606-1669). Oil on oak panel. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS 

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Lamentations 1:1-6
2 Timothy 1:1-14
Luke 17:5-10


THIS SUNDAY’S MUSIC

G. F. Handel (1685–1759), arr. William T. Best (1826–1897)—Concerto in F, Op. 4 No. 4: III. Andante

William Byrd (c. 1539/40–1623)—Mass for Five Voices

C. Hylton Stewart (1884–1932)—Anglican Chant: Psalm 137

Henry Loosemore (c. 1600–1670)—O Lord, increase my faith

G. F. Handel, arr. William T. Best—Concerto in F, Op. 4 No. 4: IV. Allegro moderato

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 altar flowers at the high altar today are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Edward Kennedy Hooks (8 October 2018) for the occasion of his first year’s mind by his wife Leana and family. His absence is felt by so many. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

My S. Stephen’s Ministry: Leana HooksI have been involved in quite a few ministries over the 20+ years I have been attending Saint Stephen’s Church. The most rewarding/challenging experience was helping with the Christmas Pageants in working with all the children and the costumes. I have also served on the Altar Guild for a number of years, and for the first time this year, as a new member of the Vestry. I can be reached via email at leanab3@cox.net.


Leana Hooks

Blue Heron Concert – This Sunday, 6 October at 4 pm, Blue Heron, Boston’s premier Renaissance choir, will give their 20th Birthday Concert here at S. Stephen’s Church. Blue Heron’s first concerts in October 1999 featured music by Hugh Aston and John Taverner from the Peterhouse partbooks (copied c. 1540 for Canterbury Cathedral) and the Peterhouse repertoire has been a mainstay of their programs ever since. They have released five CDs of the music and the fifth disc won the 2018 Gramophone Classical Music Award for Early Music. Their 20th Birthday concert will feature favorite works from 20 years of Peterhouse programs, chosen on the basis of votes from singers and audience members. For ticket pricing and more information, click here.

Community Discussion: Oct. 6 after Coffee Hour – If you have not had a chance to join in our small group discussions in preparation for our Rector search, please come to our final (additional) session after church this Sunday, 6 October, from 12-2 pm. We've been hearing from many of our parishioners and are counting on your input! If you have not RSVP’d, you can still just come!

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.

Stewardship Program – You should have received an invitation to make your pledge of financial contributions to S. Stephen’s for 2020, along with a pledge card. If you would like to make your pledge online instead, you can do so by visiting the Give page on the parish website. Additional pledge cards may be found in the Narthex or obtained from an Usher. The goal is to receive most pledges by November 24th. In the meantime, please consider prayerfully what you can offer; S. Stephen’s is counting on your support and generosity in this period of transition.

College Ministry – The Episcopal Ministry at Brown and RISD (EMBR) continues this Sunday, 6 October, with Evening Prayer at 6 pm (please note the time change for this week only) and dinner and conversation to follow. All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome and invited to attend.

Volunteer for Acolyte Rota – S. Stephen’s still has a need for some additional volunteers who would like to be trained to serve as acolytes for the 10 am Mass on Sundays and for special services throughout the year. Please speak to Richard Noble, who can arrange for training. Thank you!

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, 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, and Christopher.

Birthdays this week: Devon Callanan (Monday 10/7), Joy D’Ambra (Monday 10/7), and James Starks (Thursday 10/10).

The faithful departed: Year’s Mind: Edward K. Hooks (8 October 2018), Lester Wilkinson (9 October 1983), Elizabeth A. Olsen (10 October 1999), and James K. Walker (11 October 2008).

Anglican and Diocesan Cycles of Prayer – In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the Church in Wales: The Most Rev’d John Davies, Archbishop of Wales & Bishop of Swansea & Brecon; in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for the people and clergy of St. Francis, Coventry.

THE SUNDAY ROTA 

Acolytes – MC R Noble, SD B Rose, Th L Verdelotti, Cr G Benziger
Lector at 8 am – J Malone
Lector at 10 am – M Johnson
Ushers – George Ryan and Julia Steiny
Coffee Hour – Nancy Gingrich, Bradin Anderson, Louis Verdelotti, and Cory MacLean

THIS WEEK AT S. STEPHEN’S 

PARISH PROGRAMS, EVENTS & MEETINGS

Sunday 6 October
Community Discussion Six  12-2 pm (Library)

Tuesday 8 October
Vestry Meeting  7 pm (Library)

EXTRA-PAROCHIAL EVENTS HOSTED AT S. STEPHEN’S

Sunday 6 October
Blue Heron Concert  4 pm (Nave)

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

Saturday 12 October
Epiphany Soup Kitchen  2:30 pm (Great Hall)

LITURGICAL CALENDAR & SERVICE SCHEDULE

Sunday 6 October
SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (G)
Morning Prayer  8 am
Low Mass  8:10 am
Solemn Mass  10 am
Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  6 pm

Daily Office Lectionary: Proper 22, Year One
Daily Mass Lectionary: Proper 22


Monday 7 October
FERIA (G)
Our Lady of the Rosary
Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Tuesday 8 October
FERIA (G)
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Wednesday 9 October
FERIA (G)
Denys, Bishop of Paris, and Companions, Martyrs, c. 258
Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, 1253

Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Thursday 10 October
FERIA (G)
Paulinus, Bishop of York, Missionary, 644
Thomas Traherne, Poet, Spiritual Writer, 1674

Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Friday 11 October
FERIA (G)
Ethelburga, Abbess of Barking, 675
James the Deacon, Companion of Paulinus, 7th century

Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Saturday 12 October
FERIA (G)
Wilfrid of Ripon, Bishop, Missionary, 709
Morning Prayer  9:30 am
Low Mass  10 am

Sunday 13 October
EIGHTEENTH 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 (13 October)

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
2 Timothy 2:8-15 

Friday, September 27, 2019

PARISH NOTES 
Sunday 29 September 2019

Saint Michael Triumphs over the Devil (1468)
by Bartolomé Bermejo (c. 1440-c. 1501). Oil on panel.

THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS 

Saint Michael & All Angels
Genesis 28:10-17
Revelation 12:7-12
John 1:47-51



THIS SUNDAY’S MUSIC

Louis Vierne (1870–1937)—Deuxième Symphonie: 1. Allegro

Herbert Howells (1892–1983)—Service of Holy Communion (Collegium Regale)

H. Walford Davies (1869–1941)—Anglican Chant: Psalm 103:19-22

J. S. Bach (1685–1750)—Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft, BWV 50

Louis Vierne—24 Pièces en style libre: No. 21. Carillon sur la sonnerie du Carillon de la chapelle du Château de Longpont

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: George RyanI view my ministry at S. Stephen’s as a utility parishioner, filling in wherever needed at a point in time. I have served as Parish Treasurer and now as Assistant Treasurer and a member of the budget committee. The church’s responsibility to provide good financial management of the funds entrusted to it is an important challenge, considering the many projects facing us moving forward. If you would like further information regarding the budget committee or are interested in volunteering, you can contact me via email at gryan02919@gmail.com.

George Ryan

Society of Mary – meets this Saturday, 5 October, beginning with Holy Rosary following the 10:00 am Mass and a brief meeting (for coffee and bagels) to follow in the Great Hall. All are welcome and invited.

Community Discussion: Oct. 6 after Coffee Hour – If you have not had a chance to join in our small group discussions in preparation for our Rector search, please come to our final (additional) session after church on 10/6. We've been hearing from many of our parishioners and are counting on your input! RSVP with Office Assistant Susan Rozzero at office@sstephens.necoxmail.com or (401) 421-6702 or just come!

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.

Stewardship Program – It’s that time of year again! If you are on our mailing list, you should have received an invitation to make your pledge of financial contributions to S. Stephen’s for 2020, along with a pledge card. 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. In the meantime, please consider prayerfully what you can offer; S. Stephen’s is counting on your support and generosity in this period of transition.

College Ministry – The Episcopal Ministry at Brown and RISD (EMBR) continues this Sunday, 29 September, with Evening Prayer at 5:30 and dinner and conversation to follow. All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome and invited to attend.

Volunteer for Acolyte Rota – S. Stephen’s still has a need for some additional volunteers who would like to be trained to serve as acolytes for the 10:00 am Mass on Sundays and for special services throughout the year. Please speak to Richard Noble, who can arrange for training. Thank you!

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, 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, Carlos, Rhoda, William, Crystal, Roger, James, and Christopher.

Birthdays this week: William Ripley (Monday 9/30), Mason Butler-Rose (Thursday 10/3), and James Busby (Saturday 10/5).

The faithful departed: Year’s Mind: Daniel Webster Latham (4 October 1986), Madge Lillian Hover Holmes (4 October 1992), and Lawrence W. Seamans (5 October 1987). Recently Departed: Alice Mae Hoffman Gingrich (16 September 2019).

Anglican and Diocesan Cycles of Prayer – In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the Episcopal Church: The Most Rev’d Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of TEC; in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for the people and clergy of St. Michael's, Bristol.

THE SUNDAY ROTA

Acolytes – MC R Noble, SD J Ihnen, Th L Verdelotti, Cr TBD, Torches TBD
Lector at 8 am – J Malone
Lector at 10 am – A Campbell
Ushers – Ernest Drew and Joy D'Ambra
Coffee Hour – Society of Mary

THIS WEEK AT S. STEPHEN’S

PARISH PROGRAMS, EVENTS & MEETINGS

Saturday 5 October
Society of Mary  10:30 am (Lady Chapel/Great Hall)

EXTRA-PAROCHIAL EVENTS HOSTED AT S. STEPHEN’S

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

Saturday 5 October
Epiphany Soup Kitchen  2:30 pm (Great Hall)

LITURGICAL CALENDAR & SERVICE SCHEDULE

Sunday 29 September
SAINT MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS (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 21, Year One
Daily Mass Lectionary: Proper 21

Monday 30 September
Jerome, Translator of the Scriptures, Teacher, 420 (W)
Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Tuesday 1 October
FERIA (G)
Remigius, Bishop of Rheims, Apostle of the Franks, 533
Thérèse of Lisieux, Carmelite Nun, Spiritual Writer, 1897

Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Wednesday 2 October
FERIA (G)
The Holy Guardian Angels
Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Thursday 3 October
FERIA (G)
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Friday 4 October
Francis of Assisi, Friar, Deacon, Founder of the Friars Minor, 1226 (W)
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Saturday 5 October
FERIA (G)
Morning Prayer  9:30 am
Low Mass  10 am
Holy Rosary  10:30 am

Sunday 6 October
SEVENTEENTH 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 (6 October)

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)
Lamentations 1:1-6
2 Timothy 1:1-14
Luke 17:5-10