Inclusive Lectionary Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Oct 30th

click on here for Inclusive Lectionary READINGS Joshua 3:7-17 Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 Matthew 23:1-12   OPENING PRAYER Almighty God, we have no father but you; no teacher but your Son. Conform our lives to the faith we profess, preserve us from arrogance and pride, and lead us in a Christ-like life of […]

Inclusive Lectionary Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost October 23

click on here for Inclusive Lectionary READINGS Deuteronomy 34:1-12 Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Matthew 22:34-46 OPENING PRAYER Your love, O God, is boundless. We who were strangers have been made your children. We who were defenceless have been brought into your household. Keep us ever mindful of your endless deeds of mercy, that […]

When the going gets tough …

This Week at St. Stephen’s … for October 16, 2011 Over the next few weeks, as the Gospel story unfolds in our Sunday readings, we will witness a growing tension between Jesus and his detractors; between the power of the Kingdom which he preached and the earthly powers exercised by the religious authorities of his […]

Calgary International Organ Festival 2011

Today, St. Stephen’s Choir rehearsed with four of the other five choirs taking part in tomorrow’s worship service to begin the Calgary International Organ Festival.   The service begins at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, October 16, 2011, at Grace Presbyterian Church, 1009 15 Ave SW.  If soaring, glorious choral and organ music is your cup of […]

An exciting new season for the choir . . .

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is already here. The choir started back rehearsing in mid-August this year, in preparation for a wonderful occasion:  a worship service to open the Calgary International Organ Festival, Sunday, October 16, 2011, 6:00 p.m., at Grace Presbyterian Church. St. Stephen’s Choir will be joining five other choirs in singing […]