The Rector’s Blog

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St. Stephen’s and St. Stephen

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There’s a small brown notebook, more like a composition book with a grocery-sack-paper cover, that usually lives in the church safe deposit box for safekeeping.  Its handwritten cover says: Register St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Commencing May 7th 1840 Including Births, Marriages And Burials, etc Written by the Reverend Robert B. Croes Rector from Sept 25th […]

Holypalooza—A Sunday to Remember!

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For well over a hundred years there’s been a “church row” on North Seventh Street across from Indiana State University: St. Stephen’s, Centenary United Methodist, and Central Presbyterian. In more recent years, United Campus Ministries has taken its place beside us. On Sunday August 25, for the first time in recent history, we all joined […]

Trying Something New for Summer

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Rarely does a week go by when I don’t hear that something conflicts with Sunday morning worship. The work week is seven days long. Extracurricular activities and sports consider Sunday just another day they can use. I’ve known elderly parishioners or those with parental care responsibilities to find even 10 am just too early. There […]