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St. Stephen's Episcopal Church



 


















 


 


St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

Looking Ahead to March 2019

 

Church Services:

  • Rite I will begin on the first Sunday of Lent (March 10).
  • Morning Prayer:  Tuesday through Friday at 9 a.m. in the Lady Chapel. 
  • Holy Eucharist & Healing Service 10 a.m. each Thursday, followed by  Bible Study.
  • Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament – Friday, March 1, 11 a.m.
  • Requiem Mass for departed loved ones – Friday, March 22,  11 a.m.

 

Note:  Sunday March 10, Daylight Savings Time begins – turn clocks forward 

one hour.

 

 Ash  Wednesday

Imposition of ashes at 12 noon and at 7:00 p.m.

 

 Lenten Services 

 5 p.m. each Wednesday – Stations of the Cross & Evening Prayer followed by  Souper 

 Supper & Lenten  Program, except March 20 – Vestry Meeting – no souper supper or 

program.      

 

A Loss in our Church Family

We are saddened by the loss of our dear friend, Hugh Snow.   He left this life Tuesday, 

February 12.  Services will  be held sometime in March.   Our prayers go out to his family 

and friends.

 

Lectors, Acolytes and Chalice Bearers

We are in need of lectors, acolytes and chalice bearers for the 8:00 or the 10:00 service, and for week-day  services.   Please call Hal Blethroad, 813-638-7608, if you would like to apply.   

No previous experience needed – Hal will be happy to teach you.

 

Men’s  Club Breakfast

Saturday, March 2, 8:30 a.m.   All men of the Parish are invited to attend.  Please sign up so we know how much food to prepare. Our Men’s Club works hard to help the church by cleaning each Tuesday at 8:00 a.m., doing odd jobs around the church and by holding fund raisers throughout the year.   Their members are few and they could use many more hands to help.  Please call 

Chuck Fultz, 727-943-9225, or Steve Garrett, 727-846-3919 , if  you can help.

 

Mardi Gras Casino Night

Saturday, March 2, from 5:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.  Includes gaming, fabulous food, soft drinks, 

DJ & Dancing, door prizes, fun money tokens, 2000 chips – cash bar available – 50/50 drawing – silent auction – tickets are  $50 per person.   Call 727-378-7941 for tickets and to offer your help, which will be welcomed! 

 

Men’s Club Pancake Supper

The Men’s Club will serve  a pancake supper on Tuesday, March 5, at 5:30 p.m.   Tickets are 

now on sale and are $6 each.   This is a fund raiser for St. Stephen’s and  your help will be welcomed. 

 

Thrift Shop Sale

Half price sale will be held  March 4 through March 9.  We are now accepting major credit cards.    

 

Angels Left Behind

Saturday, March 9,  2:00 p.m.,  at The Broken Yolk, Grand Blvd. just south of Moog Road.   

Widows and widowers are invited to join us for conversation and a late lunch.  Time changed to avoid driving after dark.  Please sign up so reservations can be made.

 

ECW Card Party/Salad Luncheon

Monday, March 11  - Doors open at 10:30 – lunch is served at noon.   Our new lunch procedure was welcomed by those attending, but we still need more card players - get your group together  - enough to play whatever card game you choose-  and call Esther Lomax, 816-3930, to reserve a table.   The cost is $7 per person.

 

Corned Beef & Cabbage

Saturday, March 16 – 5:30 p.m. – Serving a New England boiled dinner of  corned beef, 


cabbage, potatoes, vegetables, rolls and butter, and dessert.   Tickets are $12 and are 

now on sale.  Sponsored by the Men’s Club.

 

Episcopal Church Women

Sunday, March 17, following the 10:00 service.    Check church bulletin for more information on the March meeting agenda. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Food, Fun & Fellowship Club

Monday, March 18  – 5:30 p.m. for social time, dinner at 6:00 p.m.   Bring a dish to share 

and/or a snack.     Dessert will be furnished by the hosts for the day,  Steve and Jackie Barnett.     Hope you can join us for an evening and of fellowship, food  and fun with your fellow parishioners.   Sign up sheet on bulletin board.

 

Vestry Meeting

Wednesday,  March  20  – 5:00  p.m.

 

Events scheduled for 2019:

April 27 – Fashion Show – Episcopal Church Women

May 4 - A Thank You to Volunteers Luncheon – Episcopal Church Women

May 18 – Annual Church Picnic – Men’s Club & Fun Club

July 26, 27, 28 –Healing Seminar, Lakewood Christian Retreat Center, Brooksville –contact 

Deacon Mercedes Marshall

August 17 – Hawaiian Night Dinner Dance – Fun Club

September  21 –Mama Mia  Italian Night – Fun Club

October 19 – Oompapa Oktoberfest – Men’s Club

November 28 – Thanksgiving Dinner – Fun Club

November 30 – Cookie Walk – Episcopal Church Women (tentative)

December 7 – Christmas Gala Dinner Dance – Fun Club

 

An Events Calendar with the above dates has been posted on the Men’s Club/Fun Club 

bulletin board near the Gift Shop .   This calendar will be updated from the master calendar

 in the church office as necessary.   Please check it when scheduling events, and please let the office know if there are any changes so we can be sure to keep everyone informed.    Note 


that regularly schedu church services are listed separately, and regularly scheduled groups using the parish hall is also on a separate sheet. 

 

 

Looking Ahead to March 2019

 

Church Services:

  • Rite I will begin on the first Sunday of Lent (March 10).
  • Morning Prayer:  Tuesday through Friday at 9 a.m. in the Lady Chapel. 
  • Holy Eucharist & Healing Service 10 a.m. each Thursday, followed by  Bible Study.
  • Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament – Friday, March 1, 11 a.m.
  • Requiem Mass for departed loved ones – Friday, March 22,  11 a.m.

 

Note:  Sunday March 10, Daylight Savings Time begins – turn clocks forward one hour.

 

 Ash  Wednesday

Imposition of ashes at 12 noon and at 7:00 p.m.

 

        Lenten Services 

        5 p.m. each Wednesday – Stations of the Cross & Evening Prayer followed by  Souper  Supper &

        Lenten  Program, except March 20 – Vestry Meeting – no souper supper or program.      

 

A Loss in our Church Family

We are saddened by the loss of our dear friend, Hugh Snow.   He left this life Tuesday, February 12.  Services will  be held sometime in March.   Our prayers go out to his family and friends.

 

Lectors, Acolytes and Chalice Bearers

We are in need of lectors, acolytes and chalice bearers for the 8:00 or the 10:00 service, and for week-day  services.   Please call Hal Blethroad, 813-638-7608, if you would like to apply.   No previous experience needed – Hal will be happy to teach you.

 

Men’s  Club Breakfast

Saturday, March 2, 8:30 a.m.   All men of the Parish are invited to attend.  Please sign up so we know how much food to prepare. Our Men’s Club works hard to help the church by cleaning each Tuesday at 8:00 a.m., doing odd jobs around the church and by holding fund raisers throughout the year.   Their members are few and they could use many more hands to help.  Please call Chuck Fultz, 727-943-9225, or Steve Garrett, 727-846-3919 , if  you can help.

 

Mardi Gras Casino Night

Saturday, March 2, from 5:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.  Includes gaming, fabulous food, soft drinks, DJ & Dancing, door prizes, fun money tokens, 2000 chips – cash bar available – 50/50 drawing – silent auction – tickets are  $50 per person.   Call 727-378-7941 for tickets and to offer your help, which will be welcomed! 

 

Men’s Club Pancake Supper

The Men’s Club will serve  a pancake supper on Tuesday, March 5, at 5:30 p.m.   Tickets are now on sale and are $6 each.   This is a fund raiser for St. Stephen’s and  your help will be welcomed. 

 

Thrift Shop Sale

Half price sale will be held  March 4 through March 9.  We are now accepting major credit cards.    

 

Angels Left Behind

Saturday, March 9,  2:00 p.m.,  at The Broken Yolk, Grand Blvd. just south of Moog Road.   Widows and widowers are invited to join us for conversation and a late lunch.  Time changed to avoid driving after dark.  Please sign up so reservations can be made.