Sunday Services

9:30AM choral Rite II Eucharist


Dear People of St. Stephen’s,

The Lord has risen indeed! Alleluia! I wish you a joyous Easter season, full of amazing surprises, mercy, YESes to life and laughter, and knowledge of God’s kingdom unleashed in us and us in it. May you be swept up in this resurrection madness.

Yours in our risen Lord,

 “I Praise You for This Resurrection Madness” by Ted Loder from Guerrillas of Grace

Lord of such amazing surprises
as put a catch in my breath
and wings on my heart,
I praise you for this joy,
too great for words
but not for tears and songs and sharing;
for this mercy
that blots out my betrayals
and bids me begin again,
to limp on,
to hop-skip-and-jump on,
to mend what is broken in and around me,
and to forgive the breakers;

for this YES
to life and laughter,
to love and lovers,
and to my unwinding self;
for this kingdom
unleashed in me and I in it forever,
and no dead ends to growing,
to choices,
to chances,
to calls to be just;
no dead ends to living,
to making peace,
to dreaming dreams,
to being glad of heart;
for this resurrection madness
which is wiser than I
and in which I see
how great you are,
how full of grace.