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.

General Announcements
Thank you to all who donated the abundance of baked goods for the Fest bake sale.  It was very impressive.  Martha Hoyt
What's Going on at
St. Francis this Week?
  • 8:30am Holy Eucharist Rite II   
  • 10:30am Holy Eucharist Rite II
  • 10:30am  Children's Chapel
  • 11:30am Hospitality   
  • Childcare is available from 9:30 until 11:30am   

  • Tuesday Solace (See description below)
  • Convocational Clericus: Area clergy will meet in the Parish Hall from 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Garden Work Day: Join us for garden workday every Thursday at 8:00am.
  • Butter Braids  are currently for sale from our PTOl. These yummy pastries are available for order from Frances in the church office now through October 20th.  Orders will arrive frozen, ready for pick up on November 9th at noon.

Greeting from your school...
St. Francis Episcopal School and PTO are hosting our annual Trunk or Treat Friday, October 21st from 6:00-7:30pm in our parking lot!  A great community fellowship, we encourage our parishioners to come on out and celebrate Halloween with our kids!  For those interested in helping with the event, we have several opportunities for all to take part in making the festivities a success for the kids!
We thank you for taking part in this fun event with us!

Upcoming Events

October 26: St. Francis Halloween Parade @9am.

Sunday, October 30th:
Bishop Phillip Duncan will be at St. Francis.  Anyone interested in exploring confirmation and/or baptism please see Fr. Brad.
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 schedule sack meal preparation is Sunday, November 13th.  To learn how to get involved, please see Deacon Tamara.   
Churches Touching Lives for Christ (CTLC) :  The collection item for September 2016 is Socks for kids and adults. Items may be brought to the narthex on Sunday or to the Church Office during weekdays.
Ministers in the Lord's Service

Altar GuildGail Avots & Judy Ludlow

Ushers: Chip Schaefer & Happy Smith
Acolytes: Cole & Garrett Mooney

Vestry Greeter: Nick Graham
Lay Readers
8:30: Bill & Linda Frick
10:30 John Dieter & Nick Graham

Organist: Debra Johnson

Children's Chapel: Peggy Hughes & Shelley Smith
Hospitality: Judy Ludlow

This Week's Birthdays & Anniversaries 
If your birthday or anniversary is missing or incorrect, please contact Frances and let her know!

October 16 Birthday:
Cat Wakenham

October 16 Birthday:
Peggy Hughes

October 16 Anniversary:
Blair & Cat Wakeham

17 Anniversary
Truman & Alice New

October 19 Birthday:
Richard Macchi

October 23 Birthday:
Betty Vernon

October 25 Birthday:
Caroline St.Romain

October 26 Birthday:
Bill Frick

October 29 Birthday:
Cynthia Brady

October 29 Birthday:
Kyla Sherrard

October 29 Birthday:
Fr. Brad St. Romain

October 30 Birthday:
Frank Pugliese

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