Saturday, February 15, 2020

PARISH NOTES 
Sunday 16 February 2020

The Sermon on the Mount (1877) by Carl Bloch (1834 – 1890).
Oil on copper. Museum of National History, Hillerød, Denmark.

THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS 

Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany (Year A)
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
1 Corinthians 3:1-9
Matthew 5:21-37

THIS SUNDAY’S MUSIC

J. S. Bach (1685–1750)—Praeludium und Fuge in G Dur, BWV 543

John Taverner (1490–1545)—Missa Sancti Wilhelmi

Thomas Attwood (1765–1853)—Anglican Chant: Psalm 119:9-16

Charles Wood (1866–1926)—O Thou, the central Orb

J. S. Bach—Pièce d'Orgue, BWV 572

A WORD OF WELCOME 

Welcome to Saint Stephen’s – S. Stephen’s Church is in the midst of Brown University and serves the communities of the East Side of Providence, North Providence, East Providence, and beyond. It is a parish of the Diocese of Rhode Island in the Episcopal Church in the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Anglo-Catholic tradition informs and shapes our life together. We are a diverse community uniting all sorts and conditions in the worship of Our Lord Jesus Christ and aim to offer up the best we have in liturgy, music, preaching, teaching, fellowship, and service. Visitors and guests are always welcome! If you attend S. Stephen’s on any given Sunday, 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 before or during the service, please speak to one of the ushers, who will be glad to assist you. We look forward to meeting you!

Joining us with small children? – We are so glad you will be here! Our Sunday School program and nursery are available throughout the program year ten minutes before and during the 10 am Mass, and the ushers will be happy to direct you.

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Episcopal Visitation – This Sunday, 16 February, we welcome the Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely, XIII Bishop of Rhode Island, who will be celebrating and preaching at both the 8 am and 10 am Masses. Please plan on attending and helping us welcome our bishop. There will be a Q & A session after the 10 am Mass at the Coffee Hour.

Flowers – at the high altar are given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for the ministry and presence of Bishop W. Nicholas Knisely this Sunday.

Presidents’ Day observed (February 17) – will be observed this coming Monday. As on all public holidays, Low Mass will be celebrated at 10 am, preceded by Morning Prayer at 9:30 am.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – will be Tuesday 25 February from 5 – 7 pm in the Great Hall. Pancakes are all you can eat. Tickets are available for $5 at the door or at Coffee Hour. All proceeds support our Sunday School Ministry. Please make sure to bring your palms from last year’s Palm Sunday to be burnt to make new ashes for Ash Wednesday.

Ash Wednesday – Solemn Mass with the Imposition of Ashes will be offered at 7 pm on Wednesday 26 February. The music will include Gregorio Allegri’s Miserere mei, Deus and William Byrd’s Emendemus in melius. You can make a good start to Lent by observing this principal fasting day of the Church year.

Ecumenical Stations – Continuing again this year, the Episcopal Ministry at Brown and RISD (EMBR) is teaming up with the Brown-RISD Catholic Community (BRCC) to offer Stations of the Cross at S. Stephen’s at 6 pm on Fridays in Lent from February 28 through April 3. This is a great opportunity to experience this moving devotion anew or indeed for the first time! The Fish Fry this year will take place after Stations on March 6 and will be hosted by the BRCC at their new Catholic Center at 51 Prospect Street. All are welcome!

College Ministry – The Episcopal Ministry at Brown and RISD (EMBR) continues its meetings this Sunday, 16 February, at 5:30 pm for Evening Prayer, followed by a meal. All are most welcome and invited!

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, Robyn, Sandy, John, Dylan, Phebe, Jack, Hunter, Bruce, Richard, Ann, Sandy, Nancy, Antonio, Emma, Olivia, Raphael, Kiersten, Katie, Beverly, Tom, Gail, Deborah, Tree, Bryan, Angela, Bobby, Beverly, Empy, Elizabeth, Carlos, Rhoda, William, Crystal, Roger, Christopher, Beth, Sarah, Diana, Ruby, and Lola.

Birthdays this week: Tristan Kinloch (Thursday 2/20).

The faithful departed: Year’s Mind: Christopher Dunstan (16 February 1994), Gary Lee Stamps (17 February 1991), James W. Randolph (17 February 1985), John Walker (18 February 2008), Coribel Page Stiles (18 February 1995), Elizabeth Bernadette Stewart (18 February 1993), and Frederick A. Starks, Sr. (19 February 1985).

Anglican and Diocesan Cycles of Prayer – In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the Church of the Province of Central Africa: The Most Rev’d Albert Chama, Archbishop of Central Africa & Bishop of Northern Zambia; in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for the Commission on Ministry and members of our Diocese who walk with those discerning the ministries to which God calls them.

THE SUNDAY ROTA 

Acolytes – MC J Ihnen, SD B Rose, Th J Starks, Cr TBD
Lector at 8 am – J Malone
Lector at 10 am – A Campbell
Ushers – Bruce Lennihan and Joy D’Ambra
Coffee Hour – Cathy and Tom Bledsoe

THIS WEEK AT S. STEPHEN’S 

EXTRA-PAROCHIAL EVENTS HOSTED AT S. STEPHEN’S

Tuesday 18 February
Al-Anon Meeting  12:10 pm (Great Hall)

Friday 21 February
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) Meeting  4-11 pm (Great Hall)

Saturday 22 February
Epiphany Soup Kitchen  2:30 pm (Great Hall)

LITURGICAL CALENDAR & SERVICE SCHEDULE

Sunday 16 February
THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY (G)
Morning Prayer  8 am
Low Mass  8:10 am
Solemn Pontifical Mass  10 am
Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

Daily Mass and Office Lectionary: Week of Epiphany VI, Year Two

Monday 17 February
FERIA (G)
Janani Luwum, Archbishop of Uganda, Martyr, 1977
Morning Prayer  9:30 am
Low Mass  10 am

Tuesday 18 February
FERIA (G)
Simeon of Jerusalem, 1st century
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Wednesday 19 February
FERIA (G)
Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Thursday 20 February
FERIA (G)
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 noon

Friday 21 February
FERIA (G)
John Henry Newman, Priest, Theologian, 1890
Peter Damian, Monk, Bishop, Teacher, 1072

Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Saturday 22 February
FERIA (G)
The See of Peter the Apostle (Saint Peter’s Chair at Antioch)
Morning Prayer  9:30 am
Low Mass  10 am

Sunday 23 February
THE LAST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY (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 (23 February)

Last Sunday after the Epiphany (Year A)
Exodus 24:12-18
2 Peter 1:16-21

Saturday, February 8, 2020

PARISH NOTES 
Sunday 9 February 2020

An Allegory of the Old and New Testaments (c. 1532 - 1535) by Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/8 – 1543). Oil on panel. National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh.

THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS 

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany (Year A)
Isaiah 58:1-12
1 Corinthians 2:1-12
Matthew 5:13-20

THIS SUNDAY’S MUSIC

Alec Wyton (1921–2007)—In Praise of Merbecke: 1. Lord, have mercy, 2. Blessed is he that cometh, 3. Lamb of God

Healey Willan (1880–1968)—Mass O Westron Wynde

James Turle (1802–1882)—Anglican Chant: Psalm 27:1-7

Edward Elgar (1857–1934)—The Spirit of the Lord is upon me (The Apostles, Op. 49)
John Cook (1918–1984)—Hornpipe

A WORD OF WELCOME 

Welcome to Saint Stephen’s – S. Stephen’s Church is in the midst of Brown University and serves the communities of the East Side of Providence, North Providence, East Providence, and beyond. It is a parish of the Diocese of Rhode Island in the Episcopal Church in the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Anglo-Catholic tradition informs and shapes our life together. We are a diverse community uniting all sorts and conditions in the worship of Our Lord Jesus Christ and aim to offer up the best we have in liturgy, music, preaching, teaching, fellowship, and service. Visitors and guests are always welcome! If you attend S. Stephen’s on any given Sunday, 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 before or during the service, please speak to one of the ushers, who will be glad to assist you. We look forward to meeting you!

Joining us with small children? – We are so glad you will be here! Our Sunday School program and nursery are available throughout the program year ten minutes before and during the 10 am Mass, and the ushers will be happy to direct you.

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Episcopal Visitation – On Sunday, 16 February, we will welcome the Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely, XIII Bishop of Rhode Island, who will be celebrating and preaching at both the 8 am and 10 am Masses. Please plan on attending and helping us welcome our bishop. There will be a Q & A session after the 10 am Mass at the Coffee Hour.

Monthly Commemoration of the Departed – whose year’s mind falls during February will be offered next Saturday, 15 February, 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!

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – will be Tuesday 25 February from 5 – 7 pm in the Great Hall. Pancakes are all you can eat. Tickets are available for $5 at the door or at Coffee Hour. All proceeds support our Sunday School Ministry. Please make sure to bring your palms from last year’s Palm Sunday to be burnt to make new ashes for Ash Wednesday.

Ash Wednesday – Solemn Mass with the Imposition of Ashes will be offered at 7 pm on Wednesday 26 February. The music will include Gregorio Allegri’s Miserere mei, Deus and William Byrd’s Emendemus in melius. You can make a good start to Lent by observing this principal fasting day of the Church year.

College Ministry – The Episcopal Ministry at Brown and RISD (EMBR) continues its meetings this Sunday, 9 February, at 5:30 pm for Evening Prayer, followed by a meal. All are most welcome and invited!

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, Robyn, Sandy, John, Dylan, Phebe, Jack, Hunter, Bruce, Richard, Ann, Sandy, Antonio, Emma, Olivia, Raphael, Kiersten, Katie, Beverly, Tom, Gail, Deborah, Tree, Bryan, Angela, Bobby, Beverly, Empy, Elizabeth, Carlos, Rhoda, William, Crystal, Roger, Christopher, Beth, Sarah, Diana, Ruby, and Lola.

Birthdays this week: Sharon Lloyd Clark (Sunday 2/9), Christopher Butler (Monday 2/10), Alison Huff (Wednesday 2/12), and Elizabeth Schumann (Thursday 2/13).

The faithful departed: Year’s Mind: Madeline Nason (9 February 1985), Madeline Thatcher Howes (10 February 1986), Thomas Greene Cure, Priest (13 February 2001), M. Marie Pearson (14 February 2015), Jeffrey James Groves (14 February 2019), Alan Edward Reniere (15 February 2013), and James Stephen Clarke (15 February 2019).

Anglican and Diocesan Cycles of Prayer – In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the Anglican Church of Canada: The Most Rev’d Linda Nicholls, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada; in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for our seminaries and our schools for deacons as they prepare our postulants and candidates for Holy Orders.

THE SUNDAY ROTA 

Acolytes – MC R Noble, SD C Bledsoe, Th L Verdelotti, Cr J Coyle
Lector at 8 am – J Leonard
Lector at 10 am – M Johnson
Ushers – Karl Benziger and Rhoda Steinhart
Coffee Hour – Nancy Gingrich, Bradin Anderson, Louis Verdelotti, and Cory MacLean

THIS WEEK AT S. STEPHEN’S 

PARISH PROGRAMS, EVENTS & MEETINGS

Saturday 15 February
Guild of All Souls  10 am (Lady Chapel)

EXTRA-PAROCHIAL EVENTS HOSTED AT S. STEPHEN’S

Tuesday 11 February
Al-Anon Meeting  12:10 pm (Great Hall)

Friday 14 February
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) Meeting  4-11 pm (Great Hall)

Saturday 15 February
Epiphany Soup Kitchen  2:30 pm (Great Hall)

LITURGICAL CALENDAR & SERVICE SCHEDULE

Sunday 9 February
THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY (G)
Morning Prayer  8 am
Low Mass  8:10 am
Solemn Mass  10 am
Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

Daily Mass and Office Lectionary: Week of Epiphany V, Year Two

Monday 10 February
FERIA (G)
Scholastica, Abbess, c. 543
Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Tuesday 11 February
FERIA (G)
Our Lady of Lourdes
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Wednesday 12 February
FERIA (G)
Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Thursday 13 February
FERIA (G)
Absalom Jones, Priest, 1818
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 noon

Friday 14 February
Cyril and Methodius, Missionaries to the Slavs, Patrons of Europe, 869, 885 (W)
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Saturday 15 February
FERIA
Sigfrid, Bishop, Apostle of Sweden, 1045
Thomas Bray, Priest, Missionary, Founder of the SPCK, 1730

Morning Prayer  9:30 am
Low Requiem Mass for February Departed  10 am (Black)

Sunday 16 February
THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY (G)
Morning Prayer  8 am
Low Mass  8:10 am
Solemn Pontifical Mass  10 am
Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

NEXT SUNDAY'S READINGS (16 February)

Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany (Year A)
Deuteronomy 30:15-20 or Sirach 15:15-20
1 Corinthians 3:1-9