The Weekly Word
Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. 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 
  •  8:30am: Holy Eucharist Rite II
  • 10:30am-11:30am: Childcare is available
  • 10:30am: Holy Eucharist Rite II
  • Noon:Vestry Meeting -  Ever wonder what your Vestry does? Ever thought about serving on the Vestry, but didn't know what it involved? Please come to the "no commitment" meeting today, satisfy your curiosity, and have your questions answered!

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.

IMPORTANT! 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.

 
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What's Going on at  
St. Francis this Week?
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 7
  •  8:30am: Holy Eucharist Rite II
  • 10:30am-11:30am: Childcare is available
  • 10:30am: Holy Eucharist Rite II
  • Noon: Vestry Meeting -  Ever wonder what your Vestry does? Ever thought about serving on the Vestry, but didn't know what it involved? Please come to the "no commitment" meeting today, satisfy your curiosity, and have your questions answered!

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 9
  • Tuesday Solace

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11
  • Garden Work Day: Join us for garden workday every Thursday at 8:00am

Upcoming Events

January 21, Sunday
Annual Parish Meeting. There will be one (1) service at 9:30am followed by our Annual Meeting. It will be a potluck brunch. Please bring a dish to share.
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 during the school year at 9:30am 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 to Feed My Sheep. Our next scheduled sack meal preparation is Sunday, January 14 .
 
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
Tammy Schafer & Chris Sedonic
Ushers:
Philip Okeson & Bob Henry
Acolyte(s): 
Collin & Ian Wilson

Vestry Greeter:
Jeff Callin
Lay Readers
8:30am: Cindy Allen
10:30am: Lawson Grant & Nick Graham

Organist: 
Debra Johnson

Children's Chapel:


Hospitality:
 

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

JANUARY
January 2 Birthday
Nida Brown

January 3 Birthday 
Linda Frick

January 9 Anniversary 
Takeshi & Yoshie Wajima

January 10 Birthday
Takeshi Wajima

January 10 Birthday
Cathy Culp

January 14 Birthday
Ethelene Rodriguez

January 14 Anniversary
Vic & Alicia Go
January 15 Birthday
Vic Go

January 18 Birthday
Lyn Miller

January 18 Birthday
Sandy Hindman

January 25 Birthday
Rolinda Brindley

January 25 Birthday
Dorene Mundell

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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