St Stephens Episcopal Church


St. Stephen's Episcopal Church




St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

Looking ahead to September, 2018



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 7, 11 a.m. – Please join us for this opportunity   to spend some special quiet time.
  • Requiem Mass for departed loved ones – Friday, September 28, 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.


Hawaiian Night Dance

Thanks to all of you who worked so hard to make this a success - it was a team effort.   Everyone jumped in to help with serving and cleanup. Thank you all.   It was a great evening of fun and fellowship. A special thanks to all of you who attended. The Fun Club is proud to tell you that we will be giving the church a check for $700.


Men’s Club

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


Thrift Shop

Half-price sale - Tuesday, September 3, through Saturday, September 8,   

We now have gift certificates for the Thrift Shop available.

We greatly appreciate your donations – it enables the Episcopal Church Women to continue to contribute to our church. Last year ECW contributions to the church were over $15,000

Angels Left Behind

Saturday, September 8– 4:30 p.m. – Sonny’s Barbecue on Little 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, September 9, 6 p.m. at Lane Glo South on Old S.R. 54.   Call Marty Giles, 727-842-6530, if you have any questions.


Tai Chi

Check the church bulletin – Tai Chi classes may begin in September.


Spaghetti Supper

Saturday, September 15, 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and are now on sale.   This event is sponsored by the Men’s Club and is a fund raiser for St. Stephen’s.


Food, Fun & Fellowship Club

Monday, September 17. 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. Please sign up in Telman Hall.



Vestry Meeting

Wednesday, September 19 – 5:00 p.m.


Episcopal Church Women Meeting

Welcome back luncheon Thursday, September 20, following the Healing Service. Check church bulletin for further information. A sign-up sheet will be posted in Telman Hall.  


Outreach Brunch

Sunday, September 30, following the 10:00 service. Check Sunday bulletin for more information.


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.


Church Phone Directory

The new church phone directory will be distributed in September.   Please submit any changes or corrections to the office by the first week in September.


If you are interested in placing an advertisement or a personal message in support of our new directory, or you know of any businesses who might be , please call the office.  


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 - Please let us know if these dates are okay.


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 – Italian Night – Fun Club

December 7 – Parish Dinner Dance


A reminder, please submit all information for October’s Looking Ahead no later than Wednesday, September 19. Thanks.