St Stephens Episcopal Church


St. Stephen's Episcopal Church




St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

Looking Ahead to March 2018


Church Services:

  • The 10:00 service will be Rite I through Lent.
  • 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 when it is followed by ECW meeting. Note:   No Healing Service March 8 –

Fr. Hunter will not be in the office.

  • Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament – Friday, March 2, 11 a.m.
  • Requiem Mass for departed loved ones – Friday, March 23, 11 a.m.


Lenten Services

February 21 – Stations of the Cross and Evening Prayer – 5:00 p.m. - followed by Vestry Meeting

February 28, March 7 and March 14 – 5:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross and Evening Prayer followed by Souper

Supper and Lenten Program (see Souper Supper schedule on bulletin board)

March 21 – Stations of the Cross and Evening Prayer – 5:00 p.m. – followed by Vestry Meeting

March 28 – Stations of the Cross and Evening Prayer – No Souper Supper or Lenten Program


Holy Week

Palm Sunday – March 25 - 8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist and Distribution of the Palms

10:00 a.m. - Blessing of the Palms in the courtyard, procession into the church and Holy Eucharist.

Thursday – March 29 -11:00 a.m. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

7:00 p.m. - Maundy Thursday - The liturgy of Maundy Thursday with the Mandatum followed by stripping of the altar and vigil over the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel.

Friday - March 30 - 12:00 - The Liturgy of Good Friday and Mass of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts

Saturday March 31 -7:00 p.m. – Easter Vigil and First Mass of Easter - Solemn High Mass

Sunday April 1 – Easter Day -      8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist


Photo Sessions

Friday, March 2, 12:00 until 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.   Sign up for an appointment time after services today.


Men’s Club Breakfast

Saturday, March 3, 8:30 a.m.   All men of the Parish are invited to attend. 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.


Daylight Savings Time

Begins Sunday, March 11 – turn your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night.

Thrift Shop Sale

Half price sale will be held on all items Monday, March 5, through Saturday, March 10. The shop is open from 10:00 until 2:00 p.m.  During the week of March 19, BOGO on ladies’ and men’s pants.   We greatly appreciate your donations – it enables the Episcopal Church Women to continue to contribute to our church. A list of items we can accept and those we cannot has been posted on the bulletin board.

Tai Chi

Classes each Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. in Telman Hall.



Angels Left Behind

Saturday, March 10 – 4:30 p.m.  Widows and widowers are invited to join us at Chili’s Restaurant, Mitchell Ranch Plaza. Please sign up so reservation can be made.



Sunday, March 11, 6 p.m. at LaneGlo South on old S.R. 54.   Call Marty Giles, 727-842-6530, for information.


ECW Card Party

Monday, March 12 - Doors open at 10:30 - salad lunch is served at noon.   Call Esther Lomax, 816-3930, to reserve a table.   The cost is $7 per person.  


Farewell and thank you to Edna Coates who has worked so hard helping with the Card Party for many years. She will be leaving us to begin a new phase in her life   We wish her good luck and happiness in her new venture. Ginnie Seidle will be working with Doris Jenkins in Edna’s place – we welcome her as we say “see you later” to our dear friend.


Episcopal Church Women

Thursday, March 15 – 11:30 a.m.   Carol Morrow, who has been ill for the past month, hopes to return for this meeting.   We will be so glad to see her back.   Hostesses for the day will provide dessert and coffee. Please bring a brown bag lunch if you wish.


Classic Car Show

A huge THANK YOU to Marty Giles for another successful Car Show – he and Margaret have worked so hard on this.   There are no words big enough to thank them.   Proceeds so far have been over $1,600 for the church.


Corned Beef and Cabbage

The Men’s Club will serve corned beef and cabbage Saturday, March 17, at 5:30 p.m.   Tickets are $12 and are now on sale.   Posters are available in the narthex and Telman Hall – please take one to post and help us spread the word.  


Food, Fun & Fellowship Club

Monday, March 19 – 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.


Vestry Meeting

Wednesday, March 21 – following 5:00 Stations of the Cross and Evening Prayer.


Flower Donations for Easter

Due Sunday, March 25 – envelopes are in the pew racks, or check in the Narthex.


Change of Address

Tedd & Heidi Stymiest – 14343 Teasdale Avenue, Hudson, 34667


Mark your calendars for these events in 2018:

March 17 – Corned Beef & Cabbage – Men’s Club

April 7 – ECW Fashion Show

May 5 – ECW Appreciation Luncheon

May 26 – Parish Picnic – Fun Club and Men’s Club

July 9 through August 13 – USF Summer Reading Program – Telman Hall

August 18 – Summer Dance – Fun Club

October 6 – Italian Night Dinner- Fun Club

November 3 – Fall Festival - ECW

December 8 – Parish Dinner Dance – Fun Club