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October 2017 ~ St. Sebastian's by-the-Sea Newsletter

†Greetings from Rev. Garry Edwards
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XYZ Luncheon
Our next luncheon is Tuesday, October 10th, at 11:30am. All are invited to join us at Dustin’s Bar-B-Q on Wickham Road. The sign-up sheet is in Smodell Hall. See you there!!

†Book Club
The book for October is The God of Small Things by Anundhati Roy.  The book club will meet at the 905 Cafe in downtown Melbourne on October 21 at noon. Gail Picking will be the host. Please RSVP to Gail so she knows how many to expect.

The book for November is Little Men by Louisa May Alcott and will be at Judy Divine's on November 18th.  The Christmas luncheon will again be at the Dove on December 9th.  More details to follow.

†Disaster Relief
The Daughters of the King, Central Florida, have been asked to support a humanitarian drive for the Caribbean islands devastated by the recent hurricanes. Fr. Chris Brathwaite is purchasing six shipping containers to be filled with toiletries, wipes, diapers, feminine hygiene items, soaps, washcloths etc. The Daughters will bring the supplies to the Fall Assembly on October 21st being held at St. Anne’s in Crystal River. Judy Divine has set-up a card table & basket, in Smodell Hall, to collect the items.

†Parishioner of the Month
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Congratulations Jerry May!  Jerry has most recently acted as Co-Chairman of our Search Committee, along with Kurt Belsten, working to find a new Rector for St. Sebastian's, and then helping Fr. Garry and Lisa make the transition to be with their new church family here.  Jerry's other activities have included being a lay reader, ushering, and serving on the Vestry, during which time he organized an Every Member Canvass. Unless out of town, Jerry and his wife Joyce can be found every Sunday morning, at the 8am service. St. Sebastian's is blessed to have many loving and caring people working together. Thanks, Jerry, for the good work you do.

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The church office is open Tuesday through Friday from 8 AM – 1 PM.
Phone number - (321) 723-3015, Fax - (321) 723-0009
Email -
Office -
Web site:
In case of emergency, you may call:
Deacon George – 723-0069 (home); 890-6712 (cell)

Answer to the Bible Quiz: D (See Revelation 3:16.)