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


O ur Baptismal Covenant calls all Christians to be ministers.  The Outline of Faith in the Book of Common Prayer (1979) defines the ministers of the church as "lay persons, bishops; priests, and deacons."  We are all ministers of the church.

What is the Discovery Retreat?
The Discovery Retreat is a weekend gathering to assist participants in becoming intentional about discovering their God given gifts and talents and how these gifts might be used in the mission of the church.

Who can attend the Discovery Retreat?
The Retreat is open to all confirmed members of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas who wish to take the time and make a commitment to discern their vocation.  Participation is highly recommended for those discerning a call to ministries as lay leaders in their church

When and where are the Discovery Retreats held?
In 2017, the retreats are scheduled for January 6-8 and April 28-30 at Camp Allen.

How does one sign up to attend a Discovery Retreat?
As retreats are scheduled, notices regarding the retreat will be sent out through the Diocesan eDiolog.  A link to register on line will be included in the notice.

How do I decide whether or not to attend?
Each person is encouraged to have a conversation with his or her Rector for spiritual counsel and support to participate in the Retreat, although, permission from you church leader is not required to attend the Retreat.

What does it cost to attend the Retreat?
The cost per participant is $175 or $200 depending upon double or single room occupancy at Camp Allen.  If the cost poses an obstacle, see Fr. Brad.

What's Going on at
St. Francis this Week?
Sympathy is extended to John, James and Jerry Adams and families on the loss of their mother, Alice Adams.  Celebration of Alice's life and memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 29th at 2:00pm, St. Francis Episcopal Church, 5001 Hickory, Temple, Texas.

Following the service there will be a reception in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Francis Episcopal Church.
  • 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)
  • Weekend Nutritional Backpack Ministry: 9:00am at CTLC - 702 West Avenue G, Temple TX (See description below) 
  • St. Francis Preschool and PTO Events: St. Francis Halloween Parade @9am.  
  • Garden Work Day: Join us for garden workday every Thursday at 8:00am.

Upcoming Events
Sunday, November 6th
Daylight Saving Time Ends - turn your clock back an hour!

Sunday, November 6: 4:00pm,
An afternoon of Woodwinds featuring The Woodwind Ensemble of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor to benefit Feed My Sheep . A ministry of Churches Touching Lives for Christ.  This will be held in the Parish Hall of Christ Episcopal Church, 300 North Main Street, Temple. Tickets: $5 each.  For information and tickets: (254) 773-1657 or
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 November 2016 is Chilli. Even though the weather is still warm, it will turn colder and a bowl of chili can hit the spot!  It is also time for our annual Winter Coat Closet Cleanout!  If you have gently used coats, jackets, sweaters, or sweatshirts that you no longer wear, then please donate them to CTLC.Items may be brought to the narthex on Sunday or to the Church Office during weekdays.
Ministers in the Lord's Service

Altar GuildHeidi Couchman & Ethelene Rodriguez

Ushers: Bob Henry & Ruth Henry
Acolytes: Ian Wilson & Steffanna Wojtaszek

Vestry Greeter: Hanes Brindley
Lay Readers
8:30: Richard Miller
10:30 Cole Mooney & John Dieter

Organist: Debra Johnson

Children's Chapel: Gail & Andre Avots
Hospitality: Chris Sedonic

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

October 30 Birthday:
Frank Pugliese

November 5 Birthday
Terry Whitley
November 6 Birthday
Morgan Callin

November 8 Birthday
Erika Graham

November 11 Birthday
Barbara Lockwood

November 14 Birthday
Judy Ludlow

November 18 Birthday
Lyn Miller
November 21 Birthday
Yoshie Wajima

November 21 Anniversary
Fr. Brad & Lisa St. Romain

November 25 Birthday
Larry Bednarczyk

November 25 Birthday
Marjorie Lewis

November 27 Birthday
Mary-Ellin Simmons

November 28 Birthday
Nicole Vernon

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