Proclaiming the Kingdom of God,
right here, right now.
St. Stephens Episcopal Church is an Episcopal parish in Blytheville, Arkansas and one of fifty-seven congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas. For a history of the Diocese, watch this video.
The Book of Common Prayer states that the mission of the church is "to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ."
BCP Catechism p. 855
This is our mission at St. Stephens. We welcome you!
9:00 am Holy Eucharist
10:00 am Fellowship and Discussion
The Rev. John Scott Trotter
1512 Willow Drive
Blytheville, AR 72315
RECYCLING IN BLYTHEVILLE
Ft. Scott Trotter mentioned in a recent sermon that God giving us dominion over creation does not mean do with as we please (domination) but rather creation is given into our care. Recycling is one way to care for creation. Here is information about recycling in Blytheville:
The Second Sunday
December 4, 2016
Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The Tree of Jesse; The Annunciation; The Nativity; The Annunciation to the Shepherds
Place: Paris, France (Place created)
Date:about 1250 - 1260
Medium:Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment
Dimensions:Leaf: 19.2 x 13.3 cm (7 9/16 x 5 1/4 in.)
In this miniature, the Tree of Jesse, a visualization of Christ's ancestry, is joined with the Annunciation to the Virgin, the Nativity, and the Annunciation to the Shepherds. Roundels showing Old Testament prophets mark the corners of the frame. The artist painted the miniature in the deep reds and blues that dominated Parisian illumination of the 1200s, together with burnished gold leaf. The intricacy of the patterned background complements the sumptuousness of the palette but contrasts with the extreme simplicity of the drapery, which appears to fall in broad folds over the figures.