NEWS FROM
SAINT RAPHAEL'S

January 20, 2022

EVENTS AND MORE!

THE JIMMY KEYS COMEDY SHOW is now on the calendar for March 30!! Here's to healthier days ahead!!

SHRIMP DINNERS have been postponed for now due to Covid procedures requested by the Diocese. Stay tuned for the date of the next dinner!

THE PANCAKE BREAKFAST for our neighbors will be rescheduled for February or March.

HELP WANTED! We need to set up committees to help with

  • gathering a parish choir
  • marketing of Comfort Hall
  • ideas and implementation of new educational and spiritual programs
  • Sunday service livestreaming
  • Shrimp dinners and other hospitality offerings
  • Outreach

. . . and much more! Please let us know how you can help!
Ross Miller: 574-202-8392; rcm293@hotmail.com or
Pastor Jean: 239-980-0912; jeanhite@straphaelschurch.org
Notes from Pastor Jean

STAY CONNECTED!
Help is available for any pastoral care need in your life. Speak with me to add a prayer request to the prayers, receive a ready-made meal, or arrange a home Eucharistic visit. Contact me for assistance.
Call the church office 239-463-6057 or my cell phone direct 239-980-0912.

Do you enjoy singing?
Do you enjoy the fellowship of others who like to sing?
Consider the possibility of coming together during worship on Sunday mornings to fill the airwaves with the sound of joyful hymn singing!
Speak with me if you'd consider signing up!!

A reminder: We will be affirming the leadership of the 2022 Vestry at the Parish Annual Meeting on February 27, 2022.
  • Do you have any interest in learning more about serving on the Vestry?
  • Do you know someone you think would be a good candidate to serve?
Talk with me or Ross to share your ideas!

Updated protocol for gathering during rise in Covid numbers:
Until Covid positivity rates begin to decline, we will be requiring masks for all indoor gatherings at St. Raphael -- this for the safety, protection and consideration of all. Social distancing also required. Sunday Coffee hour and all other events involving the serving of food and beverages are on hold through the end of January.

If you have questions or concerns, I'm here for you - call me at 239-980-0912!

Peace and Blessings,
Jean+

Office phone: (239) 463-6057 - Tues., Wed., Thursday, 10am till 3:00pm
Cell phone: (239) 980-0912
Morning prayer
with Mary Ann

Wednesdays at 10 a.m. via Zoom


Our Food Pantry is
Making a Difference! 

Please mail or drop off your checks (made payable to St. Raphael's) with a note on the memo line for "Choice Market". We have collection baskets in the church and the parish hall for your contributions of non-parishable food. Thank-you for continuing to support the work of Choice Market, sponsored and hosted by Beach Baptist Church. All of our contributions support people on this island.
Thank-you Patricia Eggenschiller!
Keep them in your prayers
John, Mariann, Julie, Calvin,
Paula, Phil, Christy, Bob, Dick, Joe,
MaryAnn, William, Karen, Marilyn, Chelsea,
Marlene, Karen, Connie, Jim and Kim

Are there others?
Please submit names for the parish prayer list by emailing pastoral care or filling out a request card found in the back of the church.
Gentle Flow Yoga
every Wednesday, 9:00-10:00 am
in Comfort Hall
PLEASE BRING A MAT AND A MASK!
Weekly Essentrics Class
every Monday, 9:30-10:30 am
in Comfort Hall

A dynamic, full-body workout that
simultaneously combines stretching and
strengthening while engaging all 650
muscles. Experience a deep activation
stretch that will work through all the
joints and release tight muscles.

PLEASE BRING A MAT AND A MASK!

E L A I N E P A R K S
Certified Essentrics Trainer | essentrics.com
(317) 828 9694 | elaine.parks47@gmail.com
Great for any age and it's FREE!
Thank you for continuing to send in donations/pledges during this time. We continue to have the usual expenses, plus those associated year-end expenses. Your support is needed now more than ever.

You can give to St. Raphael's online via credit card.
Use the buttons below for online giving.
Please join us at St. Raphael's for worship this Sunday!
All are welcome!
3rd Sunday after the Epiphany
January 23, 2022, 10:00 a.m.
Old Testament Reading: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Psalm 19:1-11
New Testament Reading: 1st Corinthians 12:12-31a
Gospel Reading: Luke 4:14-21
The 10:00 am Sunday Eucharist continues to be live-streamed via Facebook and YouTube. Click the button below to join us live on Sunday!
Did you miss the service last Sunday?
Click on the link to hear Jean's sermon for the
Second Sunday after Epiphany, Baptism of our Lord.

St. Raphael's Episcopal Church
5601 Williams Drive, Ft. Myers Beach, FL 33931
Phone (239) 463-6057
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Updated Covid awareness policy at St. Raphael's
To ensure everyone's safety:
Masks must be worn in all indoors areas at St.Raphael's.
Masks must cover the nose and mouth.
Social distancing is observed.