St Stephens Episcopal Church


St. Stephen's Episcopal Church




St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

Looking Ahead to July - 2019



Church Services:

The 10:00 service will begin Rite II on July 1.

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.

Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament – Friday, July 12, 11 a.m.

       Requiem Mass for departed loved ones Friday, July 27, 11 a.m.                                  


                            Note:   Office closed Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5.


Thrift Shop

Half price sale Monday July 1 through Saturday, July 6.   Closed July 4



Kiante’ King Monsor, son of Nefpharteri (Teri) Ayamna Eden V. Monson, will be baptized Sunday, July 7, at the 10;00 service.


Angels Left Behind

Saturday, July 13, 2:00 p.m.   Widows and widowers are invited to join us at Villa Roma Restaurant in Pappa’s Plaza in Holiday.   Please sign up so reservation can be made.


Food, Fun & Fellowship Club

Monday, July 15 – 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, July 17 5:00 p.m.


Women’s Healing Retreat

July 26, 27, 28 – Women’s Healing Retreat, Lakewood Christian Retreat Center, Brooksville –All women are welcome.     Contact Deacon Mercedes Marshall, 505-507-1510.


Hawaiian Night Dinner Dance

Saturday, August 17   5:30 p.m. social time;   6:00 p.m. , Ham dinner.      Dino will play for our listening and dancing pleasure from 7:00 until 9:00.   Dig out your muu-muus and Hawaiian shirts and join us for an evening of good food, fun and fellowship. Tickets are now available and are $10 each. Posters are available in Telman Hall and the Narthex.   Please post one in your car, clubhouse, beauty shop, etc. to help us advertise.


New Members

We are pleased to welcome the following new members to St. Stephen’s – please add to your phone directory:

       Michele (Mikki) Paolino, 5066 Serene Square, New Port Richey 34653 – phone 727-807-5757

       Katherine Edwards, 7117A Lake Magnolia Drive, New Port Richey, 34653, 727-807-6933, cell 516-492-7460


Phone number changes:   Sandy Blair – new number 727-359-2187. Doris Jenkins – New cell number – 727-482-0179.



We are happy to welcome our new volunteers – Sandy Blair, Office; Margarite Darragh, and Jackie Barnett, Altar Guild.   Sandy will be working with Esther on Mondays – Margarite will join Ruth Hall and Doris Jenkins for Altar Guild; Jackie Barnett will be on Altar Guild when she returns from vacation in August.


Here is a breakdown of office assignments each day:

Monday, Esther Lomax – prepares miscellaneous income deposit ; processes bills for payment; enters burial information, baptisms, etc.; process requests for Garden of Remembrance plots, orders calendars when needed, order office supplies as needed.   Sandy Blair will be working with Esther each Monday.  

Tuesday, Suzi Phelan    - types the weekly bulletin for Sunday service; maintain list and labels for homebound.


Wednesday, Cindy Winston – works up the readings for the Sunday bulletin; send readings to lectors each week; prepare readings for the Sunday bulletin insert; send information to CPA each week for conbtributions, and financial sheets. Run copies of bulletin.


Thursday, Barb Gauss – prepares bulletins for home bound, and send; collate bulletins for Sunday service; process any bills that have come in since Monday.  


Thanks to Larry Trecartin and Steve Barnett who have been helping Barbara Wallace with the grounds work.


Mark these upcoming events on your calendar:


October 19 – Oktoberfest, sponsored by the Men’s Club.

November 28– Thanksgiving Dinner will be prepared by the Fun Club following the 10:00 service.

November 30 – Cookie Walk and Bazaar – ECW

December 7 – Parish Dinner Dance


These dates have been updated from the master calendar in the church office and a calendar has been posted on the Men’s Club/Fun Club bulletin board.   It is important that we all check it when scheduling events and keep everyone informed of any changes.