St Stephens Episcopal Church


St. Stephen's Episcopal Church




St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

Looking ahead to October, 2018



Church Services:

  • The 10:00 service for October will be Rite I.
  • 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, October 5, 11 a.m. – Please join us for this opportunity   to spend some special quiet time.
  • Requiem Mass for departed loved ones – Friday, October 26, 11 a.m. Loved ones who departed this life during the month of October are especially remembered and we have an opportunity to spend an hour honoring them.   A copy of the list for October will be posted.


Men’s Club

All men of the church are invited to join us for a breakfast meeting at 8:30 on Saturday, October 6.   We enjoy a great breakfast, and discuss plans for helping the church.  


Thanks to all of you who helped to make the Spaghetti Supper a success.   We were happy to donate $600 to the church. Special thanks to the cooks – the food was great.  


Several men and ladies volunteer to clean Telman Hall each Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. and every other Monday they clean the church.   Their numbers are few and they could use more hands. We are pleased to welcome a new addition to our team – Steve and Jackie Barnett. Please call Chuck Fultz, 943-9225, or Steve Garrett, 846-3919, if you would like to help.


Thrift Shop

Half-price sale – Monday, October 1 through Saturday, October 6.

We now have gift certificates for the Thrift Shop available.


Tai Chi

Resumes Tuesday, October 2 at 4:00 p.m.   Hope you can join us.


Card Party/Salad Luncheon

The first card party of the new season – Monday, October 8.   Doors open at 10:30. Please bring your usual donation for the salad luncheon – call Doris, 937-0039, if you have any changes and if you will not be able to help with the luncheon.   We are planning to meet in October and November, but not in December, and will hold a meeting sometime in December to decide what we will do.  


Angels Left Behind

Saturday, October 13 – 4:30 p.m. at the Broken Yolk on Grand Blvd. just south of Moog Road.   This is a group of widows and widowers of St. Stephen’s who get together once a month for dinner and conversation.   We hope you can join us. Please sign up in Telman Hall.




Sunday, October 14, 6 p.m. at Lane Glo South on Old S.R. 54.   Call Marty Giles, 727-842-6530, if you have any questions.


Food, Fun & Fellowship Club

Monday, October 15. Social time 5:30, dinner served at 6:00.   Please bring a snack for social hour and/or a dish to share. Dessert will be provided by hosts for the day, Ruth Hall and Steve Garrett. Please sign up in Telman Hall.


Vestry Meeting

Wednesday, October 17 – 5:00 p.m.


Episcopal Church Women Meeting

Meeting Thursday, October 18, following the Healing Service.   Sign up sheet on bulletin board.


Italian Night

Saturday, October 20 - 5:30 p.m. –sponsored by the Food, Fun & Fellowship Club. Tickets are $10 each and are now on sale – Italian Night starts with anti-pasto, followed by salad, then the main entrée, and dessert. This is a fund raiser for our church.


Junk in the Trunk

Junk in the Trunk has been postponed due to over-scheduling of activities – we will re-schedule and advise.


New Year’s Eve Casino Night

Plans are moving along for this very special event.   Our thanks to those who are working so hard.   Tickets are now on sale – please note posters now on the bulletin boards.    


Mark your calendars for these events in 2018:

November 17 – Cookie Walk and Bazaar – ECW

November 22 – Thanksgiving Dinner prepared by the members of the Fun Club following the 10:00 service.

December 8 – Parish Dinner Dance – Fun Club

December 31 – New Year’s Eve Casino Night – organized by Art and Mercedes Marshall.


Note to all groups – if you have any dates set for 2019, please let the office know. Following dates have been tentatively established at this time – it is important that group leaders check these dates and let the office know so they can be published correctly.



January 19 – Outreach Tea

February 2 – Rummage Sale – ECW

March 2 – ECW Fashion Show

March 16 – Corned Beef Dinner – Men’s Club

May 18 – Parish Picnic – Fun Club

August 17 – Hawaiian Night Dance – Fun Club

October 19 – Fund Raiser Dinner – Fun Club

December 7 – Parish Dinner Dance


A reminder, please submit all information for November’s Looking Ahead no later than Wednesday, October 24.  Thanks.