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.

Council Registration Open,
Early Bird Discount Until 12/31
Hotels Filling Fast!

Registration for Diocesan Council, February 15-18 in Waco, is now open here. Those who register before December 31 will receive a $25 discount per registrant. If your church has a late date for the annual meeting, you can register the number of delegates and alternates in advance and supply the names later. Contact Gail McGuire at 713.353.2114 or 800.318.4452 for instructions.
Project Angel Tree 2017
Project Angel Tree meeting Sunday, Oct 29 th at Noon . We will gather to organize and plan this year's event. Angels are needed in the following areas:
Coordinate with Caregivers - Phone calls to each of the caregivers to verify the child's information and to give details on our event. Additional phone calls to invite to the Angel tree Party
Gift Shopping- Sign up Angel Shoppers, Maintaining tags and Angel ornaments on tree. Organizing Angel Shoppers to purchase the 3 gifts per child.
Wrapping- Wrapping, tagging, and organizing all gifts.
Angel Tree Party- Plan, coordinate, set up, and host a Christmas Party for all participants to receive their gifts on Saturday, Dec 16 th .
Please join us to share our love of Christ to the children St. Francis are sponsoring and spread Christmas Joy, Love, and Praise.
What is a Prayer Warrior?
It is someone who is willing to participate in intercessory prayer on a daily basis.

If you are interested in becoming a Prayer Warrior, please meet with Barbara Walsh in the church parlor after the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, November 12, 2017.

What's Going on at  
St. Francis this Week?
  • 8:30am: Holy Eucharist Rite II
  • 9:30am-11:30am: Childcare is available  
  • 10:30am:  Holy Eucharist Rite II 

  • Tuesday Solace
  • Weekend Nutritional Backpack Ministry: 9:30am at CTLC - 702 West Avenue G, Temple TX (See description below) 
  • Fall Bible study will be on hiatus until Wednesday, November 15th.
  • Garden Work Day: Join us for garden workday every Thursday at 8:00am
Upcoming Events
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, December 10 .   We will be skipping November.
To learn how to get involved, please see Deacon Tamara.   
CHURCHES TOUCHING LIVES FOR CHRIST (CTLC) :  The collection item for November 2017 instant mashed potatoes or stuffing.  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!

Ministers in the Lord's Service
Altar Guild
Gail Avots & Karen Fredenburg
Bill Frick & Frank Pugliese
Garrett Mooney

Vestry Greeter:
Lyn Miller
Lay Readers
8:30am: Don Miller
10:30am: Nick Graham & Cole Mooney
Debra Johnson

Children's Chapel:
Gail and Andre Avots

Nick & Erika Graham and Givon

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

November 14 Birthday
Judy Ludlow

November 18 Birthday
Lyn Miller

November 21 Birthday
Yoshie Wajima

November 25 Birthday
Larry Bednarczyk

November 25 Birthday
Margie Lewis

November 27 Birthday
Mary-Ellen Simmons

November 28 Birthday
Nichole Vernon

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