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Bishop Robert N. Lynch to ordain deacon to priesthood

St. Petersburg

Bishop will ordain deacon to Priesthood

Bishop Robert N. Lynch will ordain Carl "Buster'' Melchior to the priesthood at 11 a.m. on May 16 at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg. Melchior was ordained a transitional deacon in 2008 and recently completed his studies at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach. A Tampa native, he is the youngest of three children and belonged to Christ the King Parish. After high school, he spent eight years as an assistant manager for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

St. Petersburg

Several acts set for church concert

The Williams Brothers will headline a concert benefiting the ministries of Bethel AME Church in St. Petersburg. Other performers will include the Racy Brothers, Greg Logins & In Christ, the Rev. Fleming Tarver and the Original Florida Spiritualaires, and the Mighty Sons of Zion. The concert is 5 p.m. May 24 at Pasadena Community Church, 227 70th St. S, St. Petersburg. A free shuttle will run from the old Montgomery Ward parking lot near Central Plaza at 3:45 and 4:20 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Bethel AME, 912 Third Ave. N; Looking Good clothing store, 2201 34th St. S; and Tampa Christian Supply, 1941 34th St. N.

St. Petersburg

Baptist church has new pastor

North East Park Baptist Church, 3737 First St. NE, St. Petersburg, has a new pastor, the Rev. Sam Letson III. Letson, from Lawrence-ville, Ga., has been a church planter, a minister to youth and singles, and a senior pastor. Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m.

Bishop Robert N. Lynch to ordain deacon to priesthood 05/02/09 [Last modified: Saturday, May 2, 2009 4:31am]
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    Local Government

    CLEARWATER –– The Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board on Monday lost its strongest supporter for staying independent.

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    The Heater

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    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell (4) in the dugout during the fourth inning of the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times

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    Public Safety

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