St Stephens Episcopal Church


St. Stephen's Episcopal Church




St. Stephen's Episcopal Church


Looking Ahead to March 2019


Church Services:

  • Rite I will begin on the first Sunday of Lent (March 10).
  • 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, March 1, 11 a.m.
  • Requiem Mass for departed loved ones – Friday, March 22,  11 a.m.


Note:  Sunday March 10, Daylight Savings Time begins – turn clocks forward one hour.


 Ash  Wednesday

Imposition of ashes at 12 noon and at 7:00 p.m.


        Lenten Services 

        5 p.m. each Wednesday – Stations of the Cross & Evening Prayer followed by  Souper  Supper &

        Lenten  Program, except March 20 – Vestry Meeting – no souper supper or program.      


A Loss in our Church Family

We are saddened by the loss of our dear friend, Hugh Snow.   He left this life Tuesday, February 12.  Services will  be held sometime in March.   Our prayers go out to his family and friends.


Lectors, Acolytes and Chalice Bearers

We are in need of lectors, acolytes and chalice bearers for the 8:00 or the 10:00 service, and for week-day  services.   Please call Hal Blethroad, 813-638-7608, if you would like to apply.   No previous experience needed – Hal will be happy to teach you.


Men’s  Club Breakfast

Saturday, March 2, 8:30 a.m.   All men of the Parish are invited to attend.  Please sign up so we know how much food to prepare. 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.  Please call Chuck Fultz, 727-943-9225, or Steve Garrett, 727-846-3919 , if  you can help.


Mardi Gras Casino Night

Saturday, March 2, from 5:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.  Includes gaming, fabulous food, soft drinks, DJ & Dancing, door prizes, fun money tokens, 2000 chips – cash bar available – 50/50 drawing – silent auction – tickets are  $50 per person.   Call 727-378-7941 for tickets and to offer your help, which will be welcomed! 


Men’s Club Pancake Supper

The Men’s Club will serve  a pancake supper on Tuesday, March 5, at 5:30 p.m.   Tickets are now on sale and are $6 each.   This is a fund raiser for St. Stephen’s and  your help will be welcomed. 


Thrift Shop Sale

Half price sale will be held  March 4 through March 9.  We are now accepting major credit cards.    


Angels Left Behind

Saturday, March 9,  2:00 p.m.,  at The Broken Yolk, Grand Blvd. just south of Moog Road.   Widows and widowers are invited to join us for conversation and a late lunch.  Time changed to avoid driving after dark.  Please sign up so reservations can be made.