St Stephens Episcopal Church


St. Stephen's Episcopal Church




St. Stephen's Episcopal Church


Looking ahead to November, 2017



Church Services:

  • The 10:00 service for November 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, November 3, 11 a.m.
  • Requiem Mass for departed loved ones – Friday, November 24, 11 a.m.  A copy of the list for November will be posted.


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.


Garden of Remembrance Regulations

Recently a committee was formed to establish  rules and regulations for the Garden of Remembrance.    At the August Vestry meeting the committee presented their proposed guidelines and the vestry unanimously approved them.   A copy of these regulations is being distributed to all those who own plots in the Garden, and will be given to anyone who purchases a plot in the future.   Copies are also available in the Narthex. 


Men’s Club Breakfast

Saturday, November 4 – 8:30 a.m.   All men of the church are invited to attend – our Men’s Club works hard to help the church by doing odd jobs around the church, and by holding fund raisers throughout the year.   They could use more volunteers. 


Thrift Shop

Half price sale -  Monday, November 6, through Saturday, November 11; everything unless marked otherwise will be sold at half price.  The shop is now open every Saturday from 10 until 2 p.m.     November 20 through November 25, buy a pair of pants, get a shirt free, or get a pair of pants for half price.   Monday, November 27, fill a bag of clothing (except boutique) for $5.   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.  


In thanksgiving for Sheila Wetzork’s and Doris Jenkins’ efforts for many years, donations have been received from anonymous donors to renovate the Thrift Shop.  Volunteers will be cleaning the carpet, painting inside and outside, putting new valances on the windows, shutters on the outside of the shop, etc. etc.   The shop will be closed from November 11 until November 18 and will be open Sunday, November 19, after the 10 a.m. service for the “unveiling”.


Tai Chi

Classes each Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.


Ham Supper

The Men’s Club will sponsor a ham supper on Saturday, November 11, at 5:30 p.m.   Tickets are $10 and are now on sale.   This is a fund raiser for St. Stephen’s and your help will be appreciated. 



Sunday, November 12, 6 p.m. at Lane Glo South on Old S.R. 54.   Call Marty Giles, 727-842-6530, if you have any questions.




Outreach Meeting

Tuesday, November 14, 9:30 a.m.    Beginning December 3, the first Sunday of Advent, we  will hold a “reverse advent” food drive for the New Port Richey First United Methodist Church.   Each day during advent, put a non-perishable food item in a box and hold it until Sunday December 17(?),  when we will caravan to the church after the 10:00 service to deliver the food.   If you have any questions, please call Norma Keay, 264-7786


Vestry Meeting

 Wednesday, November 15, 5:00 p.m.


Episcopal Church Women Meeting

Regular monthly meeting Thursday, November 16, following the Healing Service.  Program for the day:  a speaker from Regions Bank.   Hostesses for the day, Edna Coates and Barbara Gauss,  will furnish dessert.  Bring a brown bag lunch if you wish.


Angels Left Behind

Saturday, November  18 (date change due to Ham Supper on November 11) – 4:30 p.m. – Widows and widowers are invited to join us at The Broken Yolk  on Grand Boulevard  just below Moog Road.     Please sign up so reservation can be made.


Food, Fun & Fellowship Club

Monday, November 20.  Social time 5:30, dinner served at 6:00.   Please bring a snack     and/or a dish to share.  Dessert will be provided by hosts for the day.  Please sign up in Telman Hall.  (We need hosts for this meeting.   Please call Doris (937-0039) if you can give us a hand.  Hosts set up and clear and also provide dessert.)


Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday November 23

“As the Vestry of St. Stephen’s has approved our incidental use of the kitchen, we would like to show our gratitude by being the host of the Annual Thanksgiving Lunch this year.  We will do turkey and stuffing and all the fixin’s to be served after the Thanksgiving Mass.  There will be no charge to the church or the diners, but we would and ask you to bring a dessert of some sort. 

With grateful hearts, 

GG & J Kitchens and Catering, The Church Ladies Catering”

A signup sheet has been posted in Telman Hall – please sign up so we know how much food to prepare.  Also indicate dessert you plan to bring.  


Advent Sunday

 First Sunday of Advent is December 3rd.  A reminder:   No flowers on the altar until Christmas Eve. 


Mark your calendars for these events in 2017 & 2018

December 9 – Parish Dinner Dance

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

December 24 – Holy Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:00 am.

Christmas Eve service at 7:00 p.m. and a Solemn High Mass at 10:00 pm.

Christmas Day - Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m.

 January 20 – Outreach Afternoon Tea

February 17 – Classic Car Show

March 17 – Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

April 7 – ECW Fashion Show

May 5 – Appreciation Lunch

May 26 – Parish Picnic