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St. Stephen's Episcopal Church



 


















 


 


St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

Looking ahead to December, 2018

 

 

Church Services:

 Sunday, December 2, is the first day of Advent.   

         No flowers are on the altar during Advent 

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.        

Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament – Friday, December 7, 11 a.m.

Requiem Mass for departed loved ones – Friday, December 28, 11 a.m. 

           

   Christmas Services

Sunday, December 23 – Regular 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. services      

Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve – 7:00 p.m.  Carol sing, followed                  by Holy Eucharist

Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve – 10:00 p.m.  Carol sing, 

   followed   by  Solemn High Mass.  

Bring a snack to share and join us in the Parish Hall for eggnog after the service.

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

 

Christmas Cards

Save postage by using the box in Telman Hall for giving Christmas Cards to your fellow parishioners. 

 

Giving Tree

A reminder that gifts for the Giving Tree will be picked up on December 9.  

 

Men’s Club Breakfast  - No Men’s Club Breakfast this month.

 

Ordination – Mercedes Marshall – Saturday, December 1

The bus traveling to St. Petersburg Cathedral for Mercedes ordination to Deacon is full.   It leaves at 9 a.m. and returns at 3 p.m.  Call Carol Morrow, 868-3947, for information.

                                                               

Thrift Shop

Half price sale - Monday, December 3, through Saturday, December 8, everything unless marked otherwise will be sold at half price.    The Thrift Shop now takes credit cards.  We asked those using this service to give us their comments – here is one we received: “The people are always so inviting and friendly.   Clean and organized.   I love this treasure place I found

 

Parish Dinner Dance

Saturday, December 8, social time 6:00, a ham dinner served at 6:30 p.m.   Dino will play for our listening and dancing from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m.   Tickets are $15 and are now on sale.   This is a fund raiser for St. Stephen’s – we hope you plan to join us – it is always a fun time and great to enjoy the fellowship.

 

Bowling

Sunday, December 9, 6 p.m. at Lane Glo South on Old S.R. 54.   Call Marty Giles, 727-842-6530, if you have any questions.

 

Card Party/Salad Luncheon

No Card Party this month.   We would like to hold a meeting of the card party workers on Monday, December 10, at 10 a.m. in Telman Hall.    We will be discussing new plans for the Card Party.  We need your suggestions and ideas.   Please call Doris and let her know if you will be attending.

 

Donations for Poinsettias

Donations in honor of loved ones due Sunday, December 16.   Please use flower offering envelopes and place in offering plate.   Envelopes can be found in pew racks, or in the narthex.

 

Food, Fun & Fellowship Club

Monday, December 17.  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 – Delma Joseph and Cindy Winston.   Please sign up in Telman Hall.  

 

Vestry Meeting

 Wednesday, December 19, 5:00 p.m.

 

ECW Christmas Luncheon

Thursday, December 20, 12:00, Christmas luncheon at Carol Morrow’s home, 6924 Southwind Drive, Hudson.   Please sign up in Telman Hall.   There will be a brief meeting to appoint committee chairmen. 

 

Tai Chi

No Tai Chi classes until January.

 

Mark your calendars for these events in 2019

 

January 19 – Outreach Afternoon Tea

February 2  – Ham Dinner – Men’s Club

February 16 –ECW Rummage Sale

March 2 – ECW Fashion Show

March 16 – Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

April – Junk in Trunk – Fun Club

May 18 – Parish Picnic – Fun Club

August 17 – Hawaiian Night – Fun Club

October 19 – Oktoberfest or Hawaiian Night

December 7 – Parish Dinner Dance – Fun Club

 

Any information for January Looking Ahead should be in the Church Office by Wednesday December19.

 

Card Party/Salad Luncheon

No Card Party this month.   We would like to hold a meeting of the card party workers on Monday, December 10, at 10 a.m. in Telman Hall.    We will be discussing new plans for the Card Party.  We need your suggestions and ideas.   Please call Doris and let her know if you will be attending.

 

Donations for Poinsettias

Donations in honor of loved ones due Sunday, December 16.   Please use flower offering envelopes and place in offering plate.   Envelopes can be found in pew racks, or in the narthex.

 

Food, Fun & Fellowship Club

Monday, December 17.  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 – Delma Joseph and Cindy Winston.   Please sign up in Telman Hall.  

 

Vestry Meeting

 Wednesday, December 19, 5:00 p.m.

 

ECW Christmas Luncheon

Thursday, December 20, 12:00, Christmas luncheon at Carol Morrow’s home, 6924 Southwind Drive, Hudson.   Please sign up in Telman Hall.   There will be a brief meeting to appoint committee chairmen. 

 

Tai Chi

No Tai Chi classes until January.

 

Mark your calendars for these events in 2019

 

January 19 – Outreach Afternoon Tea

February 2  – Ham Dinner – Men’s Club

February 16 –ECW Rummage Sale

March 2 – ECW Fashion Show

March 16 – Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

April – Junk in Trunk – Fun Club

May 18 – Parish Picnic – Fun Club

August 17 – Hawaiian Night – Fun Club

October 19 – Oktoberfest or Hawaiian Night

December 7 – Parish Dinner Dance – Fun Club

 

Any information for January Looking Ahead should be in the Church Office by Wednesday December19.

 

Card Party/Salad Luncheon

No Card Party this month.   We would like to hold a meeting of the card party workers on Monday, December 10, at 10 a.m. in Telman Hall.    We will be discussing new plans for the Card Party.  We need your suggestions and ideas.   Please call Doris and let her know if you will be attending.

 

Donations for Poinsettias

Donations in honor of loved ones due Sunday, December 16.   Please use flower offering envelopes and place in offering plate.   Envelopes can be found in pew racks, or in the narthex.

 

Food, Fun & Fellowship Club

Monday, December 17.  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 – Delma Joseph and Cindy Winston.   Please sign up in Telman Hall.  

 

Vestry Meeting

 Wednesday, December 19, 5:00 p.m.

 

ECW Christmas Luncheon

Thursday, December 20, 12:00, Christmas luncheon at Carol Morrow’s home, 6924 Southwind Drive, Hudson.   Please sign up in Telman Hall.   There will be a brief meeting to appoint committee chairmen. 

 

Tai Chi

No Tai Chi classes until January.

 

Mark your calendars for these events in 2019

 

January 19 – Outreach Afternoon Tea

February 2  – Ham Dinner – Men’s Club

February 16 –ECW Rummage Sale

March 2 – ECW Fashion Show

March 16 – Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

April – Junk in Trunk – Fun Club

May 18 – Parish Picnic – Fun Club

August 17 – Hawaiian Night – Fun Club

October 19 – Oktoberfest or Hawaiian Night

December 7 – Parish Dinner Dance – Fun Club

 

Any information for January Looking Ahead should be in the Church Office by Wednesday December19.

 

Card Party/Salad Luncheon

No Card Party this month.   We would like to hold a meeting of the card party workers on Monday, December 10, at 10 a.m. in Telman Hall.    We will be discussing new plans for the Card Party.  We need your suggestions and ideas.   Please call Doris and let her know if you will be attending.

 

Donations for Poinsettias

Donations in honor of loved ones due Sunday, December 16.   Please use flower offering envelopes and place in offering plate.   Envelopes can be found in pew racks, or in the narthex.

 

Food, Fun & Fellowship Club

Monday, December 17.  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 – Delma Joseph and Cindy Winston.   Please sign up in Telman Hall.  

 

Vestry Meeting

 Wednesday, December 19, 5:00 p.m.

 

ECW Christmas Luncheon

Thursday, December 20, 12:00, Christmas luncheon at Carol Morrow’s home, 6924 Southwind Drive, Hudson.   Please sign up in Telman Hall.   There will be a brief meeting to appoint committee chairmen. 

 

Tai Chi

No Tai Chi classes until January.

 

Mark your calendars for these events in 2019

 

January 19 – Outreach Afternoon Tea

February 2  – Ham Dinner – Men’s Club

February 16 –ECW Rummage Sale

March 2 – ECW Fashion Show

March 16 – Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

April – Junk in Trunk – Fun Club

May 18 – Parish Picnic – Fun Club

August 17 – Hawaiian Night – Fun Club

October 19 – Oktoberfest or Hawaiian Night

December 7 – Parish Dinner Dance – Fun Club

 

Any information for January Looking Ahead should be in the Church Office by Wednesday December19.

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