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




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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 Use

on the First Sunday in Lent

Year C


February 14, 2016


Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Lectionary Readings

Baptism and Temptation of Christ

Oil on canvas, 248 x 450 cm
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan
(b. 1528, Verona, d. 1588, Venezia)

The painting was formerly in the church of S. Nicolò ai Frari, Venice, which has been destroyed.

The painting is organized as a continuous narration. On the left is the baptism, a theme usually handled statically by Veronese but here so animated that the action almost explodes around the dove of the Holy Ghost. On the right is the Temptation, with Christ being offered the possession of the kingdoms of the earth. Airy architecture dominates the landscape, into which the cities of the world have been crowded. The fabulous, invented Oriental architecture anticipates Borromini and Guarini.

Source: Web Gallery of Art

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February 2016

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