from St. Raphael's

March 11, 2023
Photo by Lorna Williams Littrell, photographer and artist extraordinaire, friend and neighbor of St. Raphael's ... Thanks so very much for sharing your gifts and passions of Hope & Healing with us, Lorna!
A huge THANK-YOU ...
to the parishioners and Outreach Committee of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Tequesta, Florida.

As their annual Lenten project this year, Good Shepherd is raising funds to help the congregation of St. Raphael replace contents lost in Hurricane Ian. In addition to raising funds for replacing Prayer Books and Hymnals, Marilyn Lawrence, chairperson of Outreach at Good Shepherd, is making connections for us with other resources that may be available in the Diocese of Southeast Florida for refurbishing St. Raphael's.

We look forward to meeting folks from Good Shepherd when they come for a visit in the near future! Again, thank-you, dear new-found friends in Christ!
Join us on the Island for Holy Eucharist tomorrow
The Third Sunday of Lent
March 12, 10:00 am in the Memorial Garden at St. Raphael's
And remember --
Daylight Savings Time begins tomorrow!
Don't be late for church!

Bring your own lawn chair!
Forecast: Sunny, 73 degrees

If you have made your stewardship pledge of giving to St. Raphael's for 2023, THANK YOU! If you wish to support us with your pledge and have not yet done so, click on the button link below.

We continue to have many of the usual expenses, in addition to reconstruction costs that may not be covered by insurance or FEMA. Please help us rebuild our home, our presence and our mission on Ft. Myers Beach.
The temporary mailing address for sending checks and pledge cards is:
St. Raphael's Episcopal Church
c/o St. Mary Episcopal Church,
P.O. Box 1923,
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Keep them in your prayers...
Mariann, Julie, Calvin, Jane, Paula & Phil, Penny, James, Nella, John, Katie, Matthew, Nina, Clay, Lisa & baby, and Cooper  
Are there others?
For consultation, prayers and pastoral care visits...
Please contact you priest, Jean Hite, cell phone # 239-980-0912
Also available for online visits. Call to schedule a Zoom appointment. 
The 2023 members of St. Raphael's Vestry
are eager to hear from you!
  • Ross Miller & Dewey (Jeff) Franklin - Co-Wardens
  • Tracey Gore
  • Phillip Babcock
  • Mary Ann Gee - 2023 Stewardship Chairperson
  • Kathy Leson - Chairperson for the Refurbishing of the Sanctuary & Nave
Thank you, Vestry, for your faithful leadership!