The Weekly Word
Thought for the Week
Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
The Lord is Risen, Indeed! Alleluia!

Fr. Brad

Sunday Service Times 
  • 8:30am and 10:30am: Holy Eucharist Rite II
  • 10:30am: Children's Chapel (Sunday School for ages K-5th Grade)
  • Childcare is available from 9:30am until 11:30am
See our Christian Formation page for more information on programs for infants, toddlers, children, youth and adults.
You are invited to submit your prayer requests here. Submission of your prayer request will be received by a member of our office staff and in the included in the parish prayer list. If received  after 5:00pm on Wednesdays, or you indicate that you would prefer to keep your prayer confidential, a member of our clergy will address your prayer privately.

Visioning Update April 16
The information/data from the Visioning event has been analyzed and has been presented to the vestry and discussed this Sunday.  Persons selected for Visioning Teams will be informed in the coming weeks. I am excited that we will begin the redevelopment of St. Francis to be the church that we aim to be.  More information will be shared as the process progresses.

Fr. Brad

Holy Week Worship at St. Francis  
Maundy Thursday - April 13
6:00pm: Holy Eucharist

Good Friday - April 14
6:00pm Stations of the Cross (Garden Chapel)
6:30pm Liturgy for Good Friday

Easter Sunday - April 16 (Please bring fresh flowers to flower the Cross)
7:30am (Sunrise service in the Garden Chapel with music)
10:30am Holy Eucharist
What's Going on at  
St. Francis this Week?
Easter Sunday
  • 7:30am: Sunrise Service in the Garden Chapel
  • 9:00am-10:15am: Breakfast in the Parish Hall
  • 9:30am-11:30: Childcare is available
  • 10:30am: Holy Eucharist Rite II  
  • 10:30am: Children's Chapel  
    (Suspended on Easter Sunday)

  • 1:00pm-4:00pm Tuesday Solace (See description below)
  • Weekend Nutritional Backpack Ministry: 9:00am at CTLC - 702 West Avenue G, Temple TX (See description below) 
  • Bereavement Support Group: 3:15pm in the Parish Hall. Registration is closed.   
  • Read the Bible  (12 pages a day): 6:30pm in the Parish Hall. Registration is closed.
  • Garden Work Day: Join us for garden workday every Thursday at 8:00am.
Upcoming Events

Sunday, May 7

On Sunday, May 7 a very special service will take place at St. Francis.  The southern gospel musical group Amazed will be at St. Francis.  The members of the group feel called to minister to God's people and spread God's Holy Word through the power of song.  Their mission is to see souls brought to Christ; they are deeply humbled and honored to be called to serve Almighty God.

A unique service of Holy Eucharist will be intertwined with the concert, designed to be a first of its kind at St. Francis.

Because it takes the musical group 2+ hours to set up, there will be no 8:30 service on that Sunday, providing an opportunity for the entire congregation to worship together.  But, this special event is not just for us - invite your friends; check the St. Francis Facebook page for the announcement, and click "Like," and make plans for you and your family to attend what promises to be a wonderful experience.

Fr. Brad

Saturday, August 5

Let the Spring and Summer cleaning organizing begin!  Clothing and shoes must be clean and no holes.  We can use almost anything.  If you want to be part of the fun, contact Chris Pearce, Sheri Macchi or Cindy Allen.
Ongoing Ministries
TUESDAY SOLACE: Tuesday Solace is a free service supporting families affected by Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia and takes place from 1:00 -4:00pm at the Parish Hall. Allowing caregivers respite time, the program provides music and singing, fun, social activities, and loving care to the participants.

WEEKEND NUTRITIONAL BACKPACK MINISTRY: Each Wednesday morning at 9:00am volunteers gather at CTLC (Churches Touching Lives for Christ) to fill 400 backpacks for the WNB Ministry. CTLC is located at 702 West Avenue G, Temple TX

FEED MY SHEEP SACK MEALS (FMS):  On the 2nd Sunday of each month, all are invited to gather in the Parish at 9:30 to prepare 200 sack lunches for our neighbors who have limited access to food. The lunches are delivered after the 10:30 service to Feed My Sheep by those who may wish to volunteer. Our next scheduled sack meal preparation is Sunday, May 14 . We are skipping April due to Holy Week activities. To learn how to get involved, please see Deacon Tamara.   
CHURCHES TOUCHING LIVES FOR CHRIST (CTLC) :  The collection item for April 2017 is Canned or Pouched Tuna or Chicken.  Items may be brought to the narthex on Sunday or to the Church Office during weekdays.

Please pick up your empty dishes from previous events.  They are beginning to pile up and crowding our limited work space in the kitchen.  Thank you!
Ministers in the Lord's Service
Altar Guild
Judy Ludlow, Kyla Sherrard & Karen Fredenburg

Frank Pugliese & Karen Fredenburg
Steffanna Wojtaszek & Garrett Mooney

Vestry Greeter:
Lyn Miller

Lay Readers
Sunrise: Cindy Allen & Don Miller  
10:30am: Cole Mooney & Pete Fredenburg
Debra Johnson

Children's Chapel:
Heidi & Glen Couchman



This Month's Birthdays & Anniversaries 
If your birthday or anniversary is missing or incorrect, please contact Frances!

April 21  Birthday
Chip Schaefer

April 22  Birthday
Terry Frey

April 22  Anniversary
Pat & Roiann Ludlow

April 25  Birthday
Stewart Smith

April 25  Birthday
Dr. David Stewart II

April 25  Anniversary
Allen & Julia Ann Popelka

April 26  Birthday
Vivian Baker

April 26  Anniversary
Mark & Nita Brown

April 27  Anniversary
Nick & Erika Graham

April 29  Anniversary
Larry & Rose Bednarczyk

Copyright © 20XX. All Rights Reserved.