CHURCH: 727-849-4330

Thrift Store: 727-846-1378


5326 Charles Street

New Port Richey, Florida 34652



St. Stephens Episcopal Church

Welcomes You

We are a Healing Church 

in Jesus' Holy Name

  
he Episcopal Church Welcomes All
Easter Day Mass on April 12, 2010 at 8 a.m.
DUE TO CORONA VIRUS - 2019
(COVID - 19)
ALL SERVICES WILL BE
STREAMED LIVE TO CHURCH
FACEBOOK  PAGE:
ststephensepiscopalchurchnewportrichey
(No Apostrophe)
Mission Statement:
We are to incarnate the presence and work of Jesus Christ in this place and 
in our community.
**(Anyone is welcome to receive the Eucharist if they have been baptized.  
We are baptized in the Lord, our Christ not a denomination) **

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church 
Welcomes All!!!

Come Join Us for Mass, Fellowship, Thrift Store, 
Take Home Dinners and 
other exciting events!

***We are renovating our website please excuse our cyber dust as we work to make St. Stephens the best it can be!***

Reverend Walcott W. Hunter (Rector)
Reverend Mercedes Marshall (Deacon)
Every Sunday
8 a.m. (Holy Eucharist Rite 1) & 
10 a.m. (Holy Eucharist Rite 2)
  

Other Service Schedule

Morning Prayer: Tuesday-Friday 9-9:30 a.m. 
 Lady Chapel

Holy Eucharist & Healing Mass: Weekly 
Thursdays 10 a.m.

Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament: Monthly 
First Friday 11 a.m.

The Requiem Mass for the departed: Monthly 
Last Friday 11 a.m.

Episcopal Church Business


The Very Rev. Dr. Scharf will be ordained and consecrated as Bishop in The Episcopal Church September 24, 2022, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL 34236

 

Best wishes and farewells 

Bishop The Rt. Rev. Dr. Dabney T. Smith.



St. Stephen's Happenings & News
****The Cup has been restored at Eucharist****

St. Stephen's invites parishioners to participate in the Mass
Positions include Acolyte, Alter Guild, Choir, Lector


Take Home Dinners are on summer break!!!
They will return in the Fall - please look for the announcements

In the meantime, 
the Men's Club & ECW will be hosting  
other food gathering opportunities:


TICKETS: 

Tickets are available for purchase at the St. Stephen's Thrift Store 
(Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) until Wednesday prior to event 
Between mass, or by calling Ruth at (727) 846-0464. 

GROUPS AND FUNDRAISERS

2022-2023 School Supplies Drive
Back to School kicked off the month of July
We are gathered supplies for James Marlowe and Mytte P. Lock Elementary Schools.


Take Home Dinners will return this fall:
3rd Saturdays of the month 4-6pm
$8 per person - menus vary (Example dishes - bbq pork sandwich, sausage/onions & peppers, shepherd's pie).


Church Groups:
ECW (Episcopal Church Woman's Club) - 1st Sundays of the month after 10 a.m. Mass. Meet in the Hall.

Men's Breakfast Club - 1st Saturdays of the month 
at 8:30 a.m. meet in the Hall. 



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The First Sunday in Lent
Year C
Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted
of Satan: Make speed to help thy servants who are assaulted by
manifold temptations; and, as thou knowest their several infirmities, let
each one find thee mighty to save; through Jesus Christ thy Son our
Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God,
now and for ever. Ame ****************************************        DON’T MISS UPCOMING EVENT!!TAKE HOME DINNERApril 23, 2022 Menu
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The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Year A
O God, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy, that, thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever
and ever.  Amen.
Or
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.
A Reading from Genesis (29:15-28)
Then Laban said to Jacob, "Because you are my kinsman, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall your wages be?"  Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. Leah's eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful and lovely. Jacob loved Rachel; and he said, "I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel." Laban said, "It is better that I give her to you than that I should give her to any other man; stay with me." So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her. Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife that I may go in to her, for my time is completed."  So Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast. But in the evening he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob; and he went in to her. (Laban gave his maid Zilpah to his daughter Leah to be her maid.) And in the morning, behold, it was Leah; and Jacob said to Laban, "What is this you have done to me? Did I not serve with you for Rachel? Why then have you deceived me?" Laban said, "It is not so done in our country, to give the younger before the first-born. Complete the week of this one, and we will give you the other also in return for serving me another seven years." Jacob did so, and completed her week; then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to wife.
Psalm 105:1-11, 45b
Confitemini Domino
1 Give thanks to the Lord and call upon his Name; *
make known his deeds among the peoples.
2 Sing to him, sing praises to him, *
and speak of all his marvelous works.
3 Glory in his holy Name; *
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
4 Search for the Lord and his strength; *
continually seek his face.
5 Remember the marvels he has done, *
his wonders and the judgments of his mouth,
6 O offspring of Abraham his servant, *
O children of Jacob his chosen.
7 He is the Lord our God; *
his judgments prevail in all the world.
8 He has always been mindful of his covenant, *
the promise he made for a thousand generations:
9 The covenant he made with Abraham, *
the oath that he swore to Isaac,
10 Which he established as a statute for Jacob, *
an everlasting covenant for Israel,
11 Saying, "To you will I give the land of Canaan *
to be your allotted inheritance."
45b Hallelujah!
A Reading from The Letter to the Romans (8:26-39)
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words. And he who searches the hearts of men knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the first-born among many brethren. And those whom he predestined he also called; and those whom he called he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified. What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who is against us?  He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, will he not also give us all things with him?  Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies;  who is to condemn? Is it Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us? Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, "For thy sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered." No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The Holy Gospel According to Matthew (13:31-33,44-52)
Another parable he put before them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches." He told them another parable. "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened." "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it. "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net which was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind; when it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into vessels but threw away the bad. So it will be at the close of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous, and throw them into the furnace of fire; there men will weep and gnash their teeth. "Have you understood all this?" They said to him, "Yes." And he said to them, "Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, 
I am with you always, to the cl






   
   
   


5326 Charles Street

New Port Richey, Florida 34652

727-849-4330

ststephensnpr@gmail.com