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.

REMINDER: 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.

Fr. Brad

Thank you St. Francis family!  Tom, Helen and I really appreciate all the meals, cards and prayers we received during our time of loss.  Our dad enjoyed coming to church on Sundays and also, attending the Men's Breakfast.  Everyone made him feel so welcomed!

Thank you,
Lyn & Tom Miller and Helen Ratliff

Lenten Programs and Worship
at St. Francis

Wednesday Evening March 29
5:30 pm: Lenten Worship Service
6:00 pm: Light Supper
6:30 pm: Read the Bible in 90 Days

Sunday Morning Christian Formation- March 26
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?
Fourth 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 
  • 10:30am: Children's Chapel

  • Tuesday Solace (See description below)
  • Weekend Nutritional Backpack Ministry: 9:00am at CTLC - 702 West Avenue G, Temple TX (See description below) 
  • Lenten Worship Service: 5:30pm   
  • Read the Bible (6 pages a day) : 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.
  • Garden Work Day: Join us for garden workday every Thursday at 8:00am.
  • Parish Workday: 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

Upcoming Events
Saturday, April 29

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 . Any questions or if you need help registering, please see Deacon Tamara.

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 April 2017 is Canned or Pouched Tuna or Chicken.  Items may be brought to the narthex on Sunday or to the Church Office during weekdays.

Ministers in the Lord's Service
Altar Guild
Heidi Couchman & Sharon Hughes

Bill Frick & Happy Smith
Noah Schaefer & Garrett Mooney

Vestry Greeter:
Nick Graham

Lay Readers
Bill & Linda Frick 
10:30am: Cole Mooney & John Dieter
Debra Johnson

Children's Chapel:
Shelley Smith & Peggy Hughes

Jana Deakins

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

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

April 1  Birthday
Jamey Wilson

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