Opportunities For Ministry Abound!
Opportunities for ministry abound. We are an active church with many opportunities for service as we continue to reach out in our Community, our country, and in world missions. The following programs are ongoing as we aim to become more Christ like in our life’s Journey.
You are invited to “take your place” in the life and worship of our Lord Jesus Christ in our parish family! There are openings in all of the below programs. To become involved in any of the ministries listed below, please contact Alex on Tuesday or Thursday in the parish office: 727-823-7649.
Adult Sunday School
The St. Bede’s Book Club meets at 6:00 PM on the third Thursday of every month in the Library. Our next book selection will be: “Crazy Christians” written by newly elected Episcopal Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry.
Coffee Hour On-The-Patio
The Order of the Daughters of the King is a 125+ year-old religious order for women. Daughters take life vows of prayer and service. Obedient to our Lord’s will, daughters meet to support one another as each seeks to grow in grace and in service to God and others. We meet on the third Saturday of the month at 3:15 p.m. in the St. Bede’s Library. Contact: Carol Ellis, Secretary (727) 525–2237
Episcopal Church Women meet at 10:00 AM on the first Saturday of every month at the homes of volunteer members. The Sisters welcome all the Women of St. Bede’s to participate in their activities.
Garden and Grounds: Help maintain the Memorial Garden and grounds with a time for fellowship and personal reflection.
Greeters: Greeters show up for church 20 minutes prior to service, greet any and all visitors with a smile, offer to give them visitor tags and answer any questions they may have.
A Lay Eucharistic Visitor is an individual licensed by the diocese to distribute previously blessed elements of Holy Communion to persons unable to attend regular worship, such as shut-ins or people recovering from illness in hospitals. The bread and wine they carry act as a symbol of the unity of Christ’s Body, which transcends boundaries of time and space, providing a sense of connection to persons who might otherwise feel isolated.
Contact: Ruth Blakley (727) 525–9419 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lectors and Intercessors: Reading the Old Testament lesson and Intercessory Prayers during the Holy Eucharist.
Library: Help maintain the parish collection of books and circulation to parishioners.
Oblationers: Providing an opportunity to offer the bread, water, wine and gifts during the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
Prayer Chain: Praying for those in need from the requests made by parishioners.
Saint Anne Guild: St. Anne's Guild. This is a group of women who meet (usually) on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00p.m in the home of one of the members. Our mission is to tend to people in need using the resources at hand hopefully making their trials a little bit easier. We also have a yearly project going that affords us the opportunity to do outreach beyond our church walls.
Shut-In Ministry: Bringing spiritual counseling, visitation and the Blessed Sacraments to all communicants who cannot come to church because of a serious illness or medical condition.
Stewardship: Encouraging all parishioners to contribute their time, talent and treasure in doing the church’s work.
Thrift Store: Donate items and volunteer as staff.
Ushers: Greeting worshipers and offering assistance if they should have any special requests or needs.
Van Ministry: Providing reliable and timely transportation to Mass.
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EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
8005 25th Street E.
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phone number: 727-328-7686.
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REVISED COMMON LECTIONERY
A Liturgical Calendar for Upcoming Weeks With Links to the Lessons
From the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) (as adapted for use in Episcopal worship)