Friday, September 27, 2019

Sunday 29 September 2019

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


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


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


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

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 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.


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.


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



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


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

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


Sunday 29 September
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
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
The Holy Guardian Angels
Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Thursday 3 October
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
Morning Prayer  9:30 am
Low Mass  10 am
Holy Rosary  10:30 am

Sunday 6 October
Morning Prayer  8 am
Low Mass  8:10 am
Solemn Mass  10 am
Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm


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