The Weekly Word
Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Prayer During this Time of Transition

Hear us, O Lord, as we come to you for guidance. Give us patience during this time of transition at St. Francis. Help us to be responsive to the needs of each other and to follow where you lead us. May St. Francis become new not only through its leadership, but also through the unity of its members. Amen.


Sunday Service Times 
  •  9:30am: Holy Eucharist Rite II
  • January 21, Sunday Annual Parish Meeting. There will be one (1) service at 9:30AM followed by our Annual Parish Meeting.Please bring a potluck dish to share! 

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.



LAST CHANCE TO GET YOUR VOICE HEARD!
FILL OUT THE SURVEY ASAP!


Please Fill Out Our Survey  Regarding Potential Changes in  Service Times
Your opinion matters to us so please take the time to let your voice be heard in this two question anonymous survey with the ability to send us your comments anonymously.

  1. Would you like to reduce the number of Sunday Services from two to one?
     
  2. If you would like to reduce the number of services would 9:30am work best for your schedule?


 

Comments? (Optional)


 
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New Church Email
Effective immediately the church email and the email for our parish administrator, Frances will be stfrancis@stfrancistempletx.org. The old email (@sbcglobal.net) will no longer be monitored due to continuing problems with Yahoo.
General Convention 2018 Volunteers!
The time to sign up has come! The 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will be in Austin, TX July 5-13, 2018! You can sign up now to volunteer. No matter your skill set, ability, or mobility, we have a spot for you. Just click the link below, or head to our Facebook page and click the Sign Up button. We hope to see you all in Austin!
CLICK HERE  TO SIGN UP
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Sign-up Sheet for Hospitality 
The sign-up sheet for Hospitality is in the Parish Hall outside the kitchen on the bulletin board. We need people to sign up for February and the rest of the year.  Thanks!

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Flowers!
The sign-up sheet for Flowers is posted in the Narthex.

What's Going on at  
St. Francis this Week?
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 121
  •  9:30am: Holy Eucharist Rite II One Service!  
  • 10:30am:
    Annual Parish Meeting!
    Please bring a potluck dish to share.

MONDAY, JANUARY 22


TUESDAY, JANUARY 23
  • Tuesday Solace

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24


THURSDAY, JANUARY 25
  • Garden Work Day: Join us for garden workday every Thursday at 8:00am
SATURDAY, JANUARY 27

Invitation

Jennifer Odom and Eric Chastang invite the St. Francis family to join with them in celebration of David and Ann Chastang's 50th wedding anniversary from 2-5PM on Saturday, 1/27/2018 in the St. Francis Great Hall. There will be a reception from 2-2:30PM followed by dancing to "Touch of Class"  music from 2:30-5PM with a blessing and toast during the band  break.  Attire is dressy casual with optional coat & tie. Cards  are welcomed. No gifts please. Donations to St Francis are welcomed.

Upcoming Events
February Events
Please make note of the following events happening in February.

February 13 : Shrove Tuesday.  Plans are in the works for our traditional Pancake Supper/Mardi Gras Cajun Cuisine Festivities

February 14 : Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. Imposition of ashes will take place at 12:30PM and 6:00PM.

February 15: Lent Madness, The Saintly Smackdown Begins! Lent Madness is a online Lenten discipline that is fun, educational, occasionally goofy, and always joyful. For more info and this year's bracket, check out http://www.lentmadness.org/
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. 

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 to Feed My Sheep. Our next scheduled sack meal preparation is Sunday, February 11 .
 
CHURCHES TOUCHING LIVES FOR CHRIST (CTLC) :  The collection item for January 2018 will be SOUP.  Items may be brought to the narthex on Sunday or to the Church Office during weekdays.

ST. FRANCIS GIFT SHOP: As most of you know, the gift shop must have two workers at all times.  We are in desperate need of volunteers.  This is a great time to ask your best friend to sit with you and a great time to socialize and catch up. Please consider, just 3 1/2 hours a month and we will put you on the schedule.

ST. FRANCIS CHOIR: "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!" Notice the passage does NOT say we have to have a beautiful voice to praise God! We are looking for new choir members. We practice at 9:30am before we sing at the 10:30am service. So come join us!

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Ministers in the Lord's Service
Sunday January 7
 
Altar Guild
Kyla Sherrard & Heidi Couchman
Ushers:
Karen Fredenburg & Ruth Henry
Acolyte(s): 
Collin & Ian Wilson

Vestry Greeter:
Bill Frick
Lay Readers
9:30am: Kay Callin& Lawson Grant

Organist: 
Debra Johnson

Children's Chapel:
Heidi & Glen Couchman

Hospitality:
Linda Collins
 

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

JANUARY
January 25 Birthday
Rolinda Brindley

January 25 Birthday
Dorene Mundels
January 27 Birthday
Gregg Strasburger
January 27 Anniversary
David & Ann Chastang

January 28 Anniversary
John & Jessica Dieter

January 30 Birthday
John Dieter



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