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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.
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Welcome Father Alex
Father Alex's Open House
Note from the Padre
A blessed day and hopeful expectation as we journey toward Advent and Christmas. A few things of note as we come together as a community. We will begin our Pledge Drive starting November 15th. The Vestry will have a series of testimonials explaining how your sacred pledge builds and sustains St. Francis. The reason for a pledge drive is to help forecast needs and develop a budget. By praying, discerning and submitting a pledge, we can determine our needs and mission for 2016. Such needs as outreach, liturgy, facility maintenance and monthly costs such as cleaning, maintenance, utilities, grounds and personnel. Your sacred pledge allows St. Francis to build the Kingdom of God and share Christ with the world.
Finally, Deacon Judith Jenkins has committed to stay at St. Francis for 2016 and the Bishop has agreed. Deacon Jenkins is an important part of this community and has been integral in the hope created in 2015. We are blessed with her ministry, her pastoral presence and deep knowledge of spirituality. Thank you, Deacon Judith.
The Youth Group is having an activity day on November 22, 1 pm to 4 pm, for 5th through 12th grade. Youth group will meet at St. Francis and partake in group activities like: Sardines, Noodle Fencing, Nerf Attack, and the such. Bring a friend and refuel on pizza.
You can pick up your year to date pledge reports on the table in the Narthex.
My beloved St. Francis family, November 22nd will be my final Sunday with you as your Rector in Charge. My time at St. Francis has been joyous. Over the course of the last 11 months, you have become my parish and pastoral family. I will miss your laughter in the parish hall, the joyful hope in your voices as I hear of your life during "the week" and all the children rushing up after the services. You have a beautiful depth of spirit and faith and have blessed me during our time together. Know that I will carry you with me always; you are part of my Priesthood.
I am proud of what we have accomplished in such a short time. We worked together to show the faith of St. Francis; we opened Clare's Closet and are now serving our brothers and sisters through meaningful outreach. We cleaned the nave, installed new signs, painted the sanctuary, added seasonal colors, rearranged the choir space, added a piano, addressed our facility needs (windows, cracks and leaks), moved the altar closer to the congregation, built a prayer station and utilized the chapel to it's fullest. Moreover, our children's ministries are growing and flourishing. Throughout the week, groups from our community are utilizing our space and signaling new life.
The next season at St. Francis is one of hope and discovery. You are in the loving and capable hands of Fr. Alex. He is a Priest filled with love and deep spirituality. Both Fr. Alex and Becca will bring a joyful voice to this sacred place. I fully believe that you will now reach all those places that God has planned for St. Francis. Thank you for allowing Suzanne, Jude, and I share part of your spiritual and life journey. Our deepest gratitude for accepting us fully and completely. You will always be in my prayers, and I ask that you pray for me. Know that I love you.
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