Save-the-date: Saint Francis Bowl-a-Thon!

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Saint Francis is hosting a Bowl-a-Thon on October 25th, 2014, from 12-3 pm at the Santa Ana Starlight Bowling Center. The Bowl-a-Thon is a new kind of fundraiser to benefit our parish, the Saint Francis Episcopal Church of Rio Rancho, NM. You don’t have to be member, and in fact we want as much participation from the local area as possible. It is a great opportunity for fellowship, with the added benefit of improving your bowling skills (or just having fun, since not all of us are good bowlers!). Our goal is to have a minimum of 20 teams (four persons per team). Even if you don’t bowl, you can be an event sponsor (your donations will help make our inaugural Bowl-a-Thon a smashing success, no pun intended) or a volunteer to help the wheels turn (or balls roll) smoothly.
This is a planning announcement --- stayed tuned for more details about the event and registration materials, etc. Please contact Eloise Gift (interim coordinator) at (505) 363-5156 or (505) 896-1999.

July and August Events at Saint Francis

·        Vestry meets Sunday August 17th at 11:45 in the parish hall.

·        Vacation Bible School – July 28-Aug. 1, 5:30-8pm. “Jungle Safari”

·        Vacation Bible School Choir sings Sunday August 3 at 10am. Children’s Cooking class at 11:45 in the kitchen (ages 7+)

·        NM Interfaith Power and Light sponsors “Caring for Creation through Conservation, Efficiency, & Solar” Wednesday, August 13th, 7-8:30 in parish hall.


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!

Sermon, July 27, 2014

Proper 12A, Pentecost 7. July 27,2014 Holy Baptism St. Francis Church
Rev’d Jennifer Phillips Gen.29:15-28;Rom.8:26-39;Mt.13:31-33,44-52

The welcoming of a new member into the household of God in Christ is an occasion of great joy for the entire community – for us the new Christian is a treasure, a gem! We will see in Rowan as she grows a fresh iteration of the face of Christ. She will grow into her own path of discipleship- God willing and the family, Godparent-sponsors, and community helping. For her we wish nothing less than the reign of God for her home country, God’s house to be her home – and the seeking and finding of God all around her throughout her life. These parables of the reign of God that he hear from Matthew’s Gospel in this season describe what that life of discipleship asks of us and brings to us, in its mysterious and abundant life-energy.

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