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.

Visioning Event Re-scheduled for Saturday, March 25
The congregation will gather for coffee and preparation at 8:30 am so that our facilitator can start precisely at 9:00 in order to be finished no later than 1:00 pm.

There will be light snacks available throughout the day.  You are invited to bring something to share with others.

This is your chance to make meaningful change to your church, and that can only happen if you are present and participate. I do hope to see you all there as begin a new course(s) in our effort to serve God as the servants God has called us to be.

Blessings+
Fr. Brad


Lenten Programs and Worship
at St. Francis

Wednesday Evenings Following Ash Wednesday
5:30 pm: Worship Service
6:00 pm: Light Supper
6:30 pm: Read the Bible in 90 Days

Sunday Morning Christian Formation- March 19
Please join with Deacon Tamara and Fr. Brad each Sunday at 9:30 am for Living Well Through Lent: Listening with All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind.  

What's Going on at  
St. Francis this Week?
 
SUNDAY, MARCH 19
Third Sunday in Lent
  • 8:30am: Holy Eucharist Rite II
  • 9:30am: Living Well Through Lent: Listening with All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind
  • 9:30am-11:30am: Childcare is available
  • 10:30am: Holy Eucharist Rite I (Not Rite II)
  • 10:30am: Children's Chapel

TUESDAY, MARCH 21
  • Tuesday Solace (See description below)
  
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22
  • Weekend Nutritional Backpack Ministry: 9:00am at CTLC - 702 West Avenue G, Temple TX (See description below) 
  • Lenten Worship Service: 5:30pm   
  • Bereavement Support: 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.
     
THURSDAY, MARCH 23
  • Garden Work Day: Join us for garden workday every Thursday at 8:00am.
     
SATURDAY, MARCH 25
  • Visioning Event!

Upcoming Events
 
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING:
Saturday, April 29
8:30am-5:00pm

What does depression look like? Anxiety? What would you say to a person you know who says they are thinking about suicide? How can you help in a panic attack? Mental Health First Aid teaches you the answers to these questions and more! Come and learn. It is
free of charge and open to all ! Space is limited to 30 participants so register early at http://www.episcopalhealth.org/mhfa/ . Any questions or if you need help registering, please see Deacon Tamara.


PARISH WORKDAY
Saturday, April 1

A signup sheet for sprucing up our building and grounds will be in the Narthex and Great Hall.  There are jobs large and small, for all ages. Bet you can find a way to help us make our church shine for Easter this year!   
- Cindy


THE LABYRINTH
Sunday, April 2nd

On April 2, after church (around noon), we will be participating in a walk through the labyrinth. Anyone who wishes to join in, may do so. For those who have physical constraints, please join us and sit and meditate in the Garden Chapel or in the Meditation Garden (by the Columbarium).

"Walking the labyrinth clears the mind and gives insight into the spiritual journey. It urges action. It calms people in the throes of life transitions. It helps them see their lives in the context of a path, a pilgrimage. They realize that they are not human beings on a spiritual path, but spiritual beings on a human path." -From Walking a Sacred Path by Lauren Artress
For more information, contact Trudy Johnson (254) 899-0911
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 March 2017 is Fruit Cups.  Items may be brought to the narthex on Sunday or to the Church Office during weekdays.

Ministers in the Lord's Service
 
Altar Guild
Karen Fredenburg, Ethelene Rodriguez
and Kim Carpenter


Ushers:
Bob Henry & Pete Fredenburg
Acolyte(s):
Steffanna Wojtaszek & Morgan Callin

Vestry Greeter:
Bill Frick

Lay Readers
8:30: 
Cindy Allen 
10:30am: John Dieter & Kay Callin
 
Organist: 
Debra Johnson

Children's Chapel:
Karen Fredenburg

Hospitality:
Carole McCall
 

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

March 23  Birthday
Ed Cooke

March 25  Anniversary
Mike & Judy Ludlow

March 27  Birthday
Martha Hoyt

March 28  Birthday
Ron Lockwood

March 28  Birthday
Tommy Strasburger

March 28  Birthday
Don Flores

March 29  Anniversary
Richard & Sheri Macchi

March 30  Birthday
Gel Detrick





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