The Weekly Word

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.

General Announcements

Decorating and setting up for Cru Sunday will take place on Saturday, August 27 at 10am. Please help out as you can.  


Veterans needed for a film called "Coming Home" about the pilgrimages of remembrance and reconciliation for veterans that the Rev. David Peters began leading at Grace, Georgetown several years ago. A feature-length documentary is planned about Peters' experience and he is looking for a dozen OIF/OEF veterans willing to be filmed. "We need veterans of WWII, Korea, especially Vietnam, Balkans, Somalia, Persian Gulf, Panama, and others to support this new generation of warriors on the journey home from war," Peters said. Contact Peters at

A new bumper sticker features the words of Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry, "We are the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement!"  It can be found on the table in the Narthex.  Get yours this Sunday!

A new bumper sticker features the words of Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry, "We are the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement!"  It can be found on the table in the Narthex.  Get yours this Sunday!


At a time when the shelters are refusing goods (they are overloaded), The Diocese of Louisiana is asking for gift cards to Wal-mart, Home Depot, Target, etc. right now. Over $10,000 in gift cards were given out in less than 48 hours to people in emergency shelters in Baton Rouge and to homeowners, mostly in Denham Springs and West Feliciana Parish, both hard-hit. Denham Springs is 90% flooded and the parish church there is severely damaged along with every other building on their property.  

Gift Cards can be given to Deacon Tamara for mailing or you can mail them directly to:
Diocese of Louisiana
Attn: Deacon Elaine Clements
1623 Seventh Street
New Orleans, LA 70115


To the St. Francis Family:  Thank You!  I cannot tell how much your support and care during the past 12 weeks as well as your appreciation last Sunday deeply touched my heart.  I am honored and humbled to be given the privilege of serving you.  Trust me, the bottle of wine and spa gift certificate will be put to good use!  Thank you again.  
Blessings and much love, Deacon Tamara
What's Going on at
St. Francis this Week?
Sunday, August 28
Cru Sunday!  Don't forget to wear your UMHB shirts and/or colors!
  • 8:30am Holy Eucharist Rite II 
  • 9:45 am Sunday Breakfast Club
  • 10:30am Holy Eucharist Rite II
  • Childcare is available from 9:30 until 11:30am 
The Ultimate Ultreya/Gathering
This Sunday 28th of August at Saint Mary's Episcopal church, 501 South Chestnut Street, Lampasas, Texas, will be the End of Summer 2016 Event for all Cursillistas and Fourth Day Pilgrims in Central Texas.  The grill will be fired up and ready for hot dogs and hamburgers by 2:00pm  The Ultreya gathering will begin about 4:00pm in the Parish Hall.


Tuesday, August 30   
  • Tuesday Solace on Summer Break through August.
     It will resume September 6th. (See description below)
Wednesday, August 31
  • Weekend Nutritional Backpack Ministry: 9:00am at CTLC - 702 West Avenue G, Temple TX (See description below) Starts back today!
Thursday, September 1
  • Garden Work DayJoin us for garden workday every Thursday at 8:00am. 

Upcoming Events

Yes, put it on your calendars right now!  The planning committee is hard at work to make this a special day for our community and for each and every member of St. Francis Episcopal Church!  Why are we celebrating?  It is our Golden Anniversary!  Here is what you can expect:

From 11am-1pm, there will be a community wide blessing of the pets in the outdoor chapel. Many other activities are planned:
  • APAC (Association for Pet Adoption Center) will have dogs available for adoption. They will also talk about the need for dog foster parents.
  • Temple PD will have a K-9 unit demonstration.
  • Dr. Gary Gosney, Temple Veterinary Hospital, will speak on Unconditional Love from your Pet.
  • Three Bandits Dog Bakery will be on hand.  They provide all natural and health dog treats.
  • Old Friends Band will play.
  • BBQ Chip's Smokin' BBQ will have Sausage Wraps, Brisket Sandwiches, Brisket Nachos, Water and Sodas available for purchase.
  • There will be games for the kids and a bake sale.

In the evening there will be a celebratory dinner.  Luigi's Italian Restaurant will do the catering.  Watch for more details, but save the date, Saturday, October 8th, now!  It is going to be a great time!

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.
**Currently on Summer Break, but will return September 6th**

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 T X
**Returns Wednesday, August 31!**

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 schedule sack meal preparation is set for Sunday, September 11  To learn how to get involved, please see Deacon Tamara.  
Churches Touching Lives for Christ (CTLC) :  The collection item for September 2016 is Mac & Cheese. Items may be brought to the narthex on Sunday or to the Church Office during weekdays.
Ministers in the Lord's Service

Altar GuildAnn Booze & Kyla Sherrard

Ushers: Frank Pugliese, Chris Sedonic, Bob Henry & Jana Deakins
Acolytes: Collin Wilson & Garrett Mooney 

Vestry Greeter: Bill Frick
Lay Readers
8:30: Bill & Linda Frick
10:30 Cole Mooney & Kay Callin

Organist: Debra Johnson

This Week's Birthdays & Anniversaries 
If your birthday or anniversary is missing or incorrect, please contact Frances and let her know!

August 28 Birthday:
Frances Ford   
August 30 Birthday:
Chuck Gendron 

August 30 Anniversary:
Gary & Wanda White

September 1 Birthday:
Jarrod Pryor

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