Proclaiming the Kingdom of God,
right here, right now. 

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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!

SUNDAY WORSHIP
9:00 am Holy Eucharist
10:00 am Fellowship and Discussion

 

RECTOR
The Rev. John Scott Trotter

ADDRESS

1512 Willow Drive
Blytheville, AR 72315

PHONE

870.763.8646

EMAIL
saint.stephens@att.net

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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 Lessons Appointed for 

the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

RCL

Proper 12C / Ordinary 16C / Pentecost+10

July 24, 2016


Lectionary Art for the
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, July 24, 2016

The Lord's Prayer (Le "Pater Noster"), 1886-1896.
James Tissot (French, 1836-1902)
Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper
Image: 8 1/2 x 6 7/16 in. (21.6 x 16.4 cm).
Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by public subscription, 00.159.167
(Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 00.159.167_PS1.jpg)

Gathered around Jesus, the disciples ask him to teach them to pray. With arms opened wide and hands upraised in a gesture of humility, Jesus begins his prayer with an acknowledgment of God’s power in heaven and on earth. (Tissot places Jesus between the color-streaked sky and the ground on which his disciples sit, further signifying Jesus’ place between the human and the divine.) This invocation became the foundational prayer for his followers.


THE COLLECT FOR SUNDAY

O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


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