The Weekly Word
Beginning Sunday, February 4th, the 8:30am and the 10:30am services have joined forces and there will be one service starting at 9:30am!
A lmighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Prayer During this Time of Transition - As we continue the work of listening to God to discover His desires for St. Francis, Let us pray:

Gracious Father, we pray for thy holy Catholic Church. Fill it with all truth, in all truth, with all peace. Where it is corrupt, purify it; where it is in error, direct it; where in anything it is amiss, reform it. Where it is right, strengthen it; where it is in want, provide for it; where it is divided, reunite it; for the sake of Jesus Christ thy Son our Savior. Amen. (Book of Common Prayer Page 816)

Sunday Service Times 
  •  8:30am: Holy Eucharist Rite II
  •  10:30am: Holy Eucharist Rite II

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.

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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.
What's Going on at  
St. Francis this Week?
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 28
  •  8:30am: Holy Eucharist Rite II 
  •  10:30am: Holy Eucharist Rite II 

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 29


TUESDAY, JANUARY 30


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1
  • Garden Work Day: Join us for garden workday every Thursday at 8:00am
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 February 2018 will be Hot Drink Mix (Chocolate, Apple Cider, etc.) 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
Gail Avots, Ethelene Rodriguez & Kim Carpenter
Ushers:
Glen & Heidi Couchman
Acolyte(s): 
Garrett Mooney & Noelle Dieter

Vestry Greeter:
Jeff Callin
Lay Readers
8:30am: Peggiann Jones
10:30am: Kay Callin& Lawson Grant

Organist: 
Debra Johnson

Children's Chapel:


Hospitality:
Lawson & Jeanie Grant
 

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

JANUARY & FEBRUARY
January 30 Birthday
John Dieter

February 2 Birthday
Jason Culp



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