THIS WEEK APRIL 13th-19th

Every Morning at 6:30am - A.A.
Monday at 6:30pm - Scouts
Tuesday at 7pm - Scouts
Wednesday at 5pm - Centering Prayer
Saturday at 930am - Altar Guild, Readers, Chalice Bearer, Usher Training
Sunday Services - 8am & 10am
Sunday at 9am - Clare's Closet Meeting
Sunday Vestry Meeting after 10am Service

EVERY WEEK
A.A. Every morning at 6:30am
Scouts Mondays at 6:30pm and Tuesdays at 7pm
Centering Prayer Every Wednesday at 5pm
Choir Practice Every Thursday at 7pm
Coffee and Cake after 8am and 10am Services. Please bring in your own special creations to share with your fellow Franciscans.

CONFIRMATION CLASSES
There will be Confirmation Classes on April 22nd and 29th from 6:30-7:30pm. Please contact the office if you want to sign up. The Bishop will be performing Confirmations on May 3rd.

BAPTISMS
If you would like to schedule a Baptism please call our Parish Administrator Melonie to set up a time to meet with Father Daniel.

OCTOBER FEST
On Friday May 1st we are having October Fest. Please RSVP with Melonie.

ANNUAL GARAGE SALE
Our annual garage sale will be Saturday, May 9th.
Please gather all your unwanted items, and deliver them to church on Sunday, May 3rd, after Service or Monday May 4th, 9-3pm -Thursday May 7, 9-12 noon.
Volunteers will be needed May 3rd - May 11th. Please check the signup sheet in the Parish Hall.

CLARE'S CLOSET
If you were at the annual meeting, you heard Fr. Daniel tell us that Rio Rancho has a large number of single mothers in poverty, and that he would like for St. Francis to have a closet with baby and children's clothes, baby equipment, and school supplies. Mothers could come and buy items for below thrift store prices. If you are good at writing grants or good at asking for donations, please email Bette Davis at bette.davis@mac.com. If you have items suitable for the closet, please save them. We also need Volunteers are needed to get the closet set up and then operate it! We have chosen to name the closet after St. Clare, a nun who lived in Assisi, followed the teachings of St. Francis, cared for him in his old age, and chose a life of poverty. Please join us for an important meeting focusing on Clare's Closet Sunday, April 19, at 9 am.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Donations and help setting up for Clare's Closet
Kitchen Assistance
Altar Guild training - April 18th at 9:30am. Ushers, Readers, Chalice Bearers and Acolytes Needed.
Garage Sale set up - May 3rd - May 11th during office hours.

Saint Francis Episcopal Church - Our Church, Our Vision

Vision: The St. Francis Church family seeks to glorify God through worship, fellowship, teaching, and service. We worship God in the Episcopal tradition, hear God through the preaching and teaching of Christ’s Gospel and serve God by caring for others.

We are a parish church in the Diocese of the Rio Grande, which is part of the Episcopal Church, USA (TEC). TEC is part of the larger global Anglican Communion.

We're a friendly, informal group. We invite you to come worship with us this Sunday morning!

Notes from the Padre (Week of April 6th)

This past Holy Week and Easter was one of the most meaningful and beautiful during my time in ministry. This feeling is because I am sharing this journey with you. St. Francis is a beautiful faith community, and I was moved by your faith during Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the Great Vigil and Easter. Just as important is the hope, laughter, and joy I see in your faces, hear in your voices and experience with your presence. . You are changing the face of the church with your willingness to share this faith that we rejoice in. Thank you for blessing me with your lives. April and May we will begin important initiatives and host fun events. Join in the parking lot sale in early May. Think of the creative plates for the "Octoberfest in May” where we will have a German dinner on a Friday, May 1. Finally, join with Bishop David Bailey of Navajoland for his visit on May 3. Please check in "Happenings" for the dates confirmation/reception classes. As part of the classes, call Melonie at the parish office to have you name on the list for confirmation/reception list. We are just beginning and look for the hope in the Risen Christ.

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