St Stephens Episcopal Church


St. Stephen's Episcopal Church




St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

Looking ahead to September, 2017



Church Services:

  • The 10:00 service for September  will  be Rite II .
  • 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, except 3rd Thursday,

followed  by ECW meeting.

  • Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament – Friday, September 1, 11 a.m.  – Please join us for this opportunity   to spend some special quiet time with God.
  • Requiem Mass for departed loved ones – Friday, September 29, 11 a.m.  Loved ones who departed this life during the month of September are especially  remembered and we have an opportunity to spend an hour honoring  them.   A copy of the list for September will be posted.


Fr. Hunter will be out of the office to attend a meeting September 12 through September 14 – Note there will be no Healing Service on

Thursday, September 14.


Men’s  Club

The men and several of the ladies clean the church and Telman Hall each Tuesday at 8:30  a.m.   Please call Chuck Fultz, 943-9225, or Steve Garrett, 846-3919,  if you would like to help.


Thrift Shop

Half price sale -  Tuesday, September 5,  through SATURDAY, September 9, everything unless marked otherwise will be sold at half price.  Beginning Saturday, September 9, the shop will be open  from 10 until 2 p.m.   On Tuesday, Septem ber 12, fill a bag of clothing (except boutique) for $5.  September 18 through Saturday September 23, buy one get one glassware.    We greatly appreciate your donations – it enables the Episcopal Church Women to continue to contribute to our church.  Last year ECW contributions were over $15,000.  A list of items we can accept and those we cannot has been posted on the bulletin board.  


Angels Left Behind

Saturday, September 9 – 4:30 p.m. – Widows and widowers are invited to join us at Davidson’s Dockside restaurant at the Port Tarpon Marina, 527 Anclote Road, Tarpon Springs.    Please sign up so reservation can be made.



Sunday, September 10,  6 p.m. at Lane Glo South on Old S.R. 54.   Call Marty Giles, 727-842-6530, if you have any questions.



Tuesday, September 12, 9:30 a.m.


Tai Chi

Classes will resume September 12 at 4 p.m. 


Food, Fun & Fellowship Club

Monday, September 18.  Social time 5:30, dinner served at 6:00.   Please bring an hors doeuvre and/or a dish to share.  Dessert will be provided by  hosts for the day, Delma Joseph and Doris Jenkins.  Please sign up in Telman Hall.



Vestry Meeting

 Wednesday, September 20 – 5:00 p.m.


Episcopal Church Women Meeting

Welcome back luncheon at CARES Thursday, September 21, 11:30 a.m.  following the Healing Service.  Please sign up in Telman Hall so we can make a reservation.



Saturday, October 7 - 5:30 p.m. –sponsored by the Food, Fun & Fellowship Club.   Tickets are $15 each and are now on sale – join us for a great German dinner – Brats, sauerkraut, German potato salad,  beets, salad,  and dessert.   This is a fund raiser for St. Stephen’s.


Fall Bazaar

 Saturday, October 28,  from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.   Inside – bake sale, crafts and outreach table, food, basket raffles,  and miscellaneous vendors.   Outside – junk-in-the-trunk sales in the parking lot.   Rent an inside table for $15 – outside space is just $10.   Please pick up a poster to display and help us advertise.   This is a good chance for you to hold your own “mini yard sale” and get rid of some “stuff”.


Changes to Phone Directory:

Edna Coates new phone number:  727-688-0353.


New Members

We are pleased to welcome the following new members to St. Stephen’s:

Tedd and  Heidi Stymiest, and son Zane – 11620 Fox Run Road, Port Richey, 34668 – phone 727-378-6941, email


Mark your calendars for these events in 2017 & 2018

October 7 – Oktoberfest

October 28 – Fall Bazaar

November 23 – Thanksgiving Dinner

December 9 – Parish Dinner Dance

December 17 – Bishop Smith’s Visit to St. Stephen’s

 January 20 – Outreach Afternoon Tea

February 17 – Classic Car Show

March 17 – Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

April 7 – Fashion Show

May 5 – Appreciation Lunch

May 26 – Parish Picnic