NEWS FROM
SAINT RAPHAEL'S

January 13, 2022

Notes from your Priest!

STAY CONNECTED! Help is available for any pastoral care need in your life. Speak with Rev. Jean, 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: 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? We will be affirming the leadership of the 2022 Vestry at the Parish Annual Meeting on February 27, 2022. 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 is 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
Did you miss the service last Sunday? Click on the link to hear Jean's sermon for the First Sunday after Epiphany, Baptism of our Lord.
Morning prayer
with Mary Ann

Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
via Zoom


EVENTS AND MORE!

SHRIMP DINNERS. Have been postponed for now due to Covid procedures requested by the Diocese.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST. The pancake breakfast for our neighbors will be rescheduled for February or March.

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

COMMITTEES. We need to set up committees to help with
  • landscaping,
  • marketing (of Comfort Hall),
  • Sunday service broadcast,
  • Shrimp Dinners,
  • Outreach
  • and more!

Please let us know how you can help!
Ross Miller: 574-202-8392; rcm293@hotmail.com
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 parrish hall for your contributions of non-parishable food. (Boxes of cereal are particularly needed.) Thank-you for continuing to support the work of Choice Market which is the Outreach Program sponsored by Beach Baptist. In this way all of our money and all of our food supports people on this island.
Thank you Patricia Eggenschiller
Keep them in your prayers
John, Mariann, Julie,
Calvin, Paula, Phil, Christy, Bob,
Dick, Joe, Phil, MaryAnn, William,
Karen, Marilyn, Chelsea, Marlene

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
9:00-10:00am.
in Comfort Hall
PLEASE BRING A MAT AND A MASK!
Weekly Essentrics Class
every Monday
9:30 -10:30am 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 YOUR OWN MAT AND YOUR 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 with transition and year-end expenses, so 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.
Qualified Charitable Distribution (QLD) from IRA’s. 
Individuals who are 72 may exclude up to $100,000 each year of otherwise taxable IRA distributions (Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), if the distribution is paid directly from the IRA to a qualified charity.

2nd Sunday after the Epiphany
January 16, 2022, 10:00 a.m.


Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 62:1-5
New Testament Reading: 1Corinthians:12:1-11
Gospel Reading: John 2:1-11

Click on the links above for full text of readings.


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Please join us at St. Raphael's for worship this Sunday! All are welcome!

We endeavor to be a place of welcome and safety for all, whatever their vaccination status. Masks are now required for all indoor gatherings at St. Raphael’s. Social distancing is practiced in the church during services. Please remember to stay home if you are not feeling well. As we have discovered over the past two years, conditions can and do change rapidly! We will continue to respond in love and care for each other and for ourselves to ensure the safety of all.

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!

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.