The Weekly Word
 
Our attitude toward money is at the heart of this week's reading from 1 Timothy 6:6-19. The passage warns us that ...those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains (vs 9-10).  The "eagerness to be rich" is an accepted and encouraged attitude in our culture and seems to be a prevalent aspect of human nature.

This scriptural passage instructs Timothy to teach the proper regard one should have for wealth. As for those who in this present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.  They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share , thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life (vs 17-19) .

You and I are called to respond to God's endless generosity by extending generosity to others and living generously in the work of the building of God's Kingdom


Blessings+
Fr. Brad


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
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50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND PET BLESSING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
October 8th is fast approaching!  This is going to be a big day in the life of our parish and your help is needed.

  • On Friday, October 7th, volunteers are needed to help decorate the parish hall for our celebratory dinner on Saturday evening (your invitation is in the mail!).  Please arrive by 1:30pm
     
  • On Saturday, October 8th, volunteers are needed to meet, greet and direct visitors, help with parking, bake sale and a variety of activities.  Please arrive by 10:30am and wear your name tag!  Oh, and don't forget to bring your pet so it can get blessed as well!
     
  • Also on Saturday, October 8th, after the dinner we will need a crew to help clean up.

Deacon Tamara   
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ST. FRANCIS EPISCOPAL CHURCH FEST 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION & DINNER
Saturday the Eighth of October, 2016
From six until nine o'clock in the Evening

Hosted in the Parish Hall  with d inner provided by Luigi's Italian Restaurant.  A collection will be taken to  benefit the Capital Facilities Fund.

Suggested dinner donation is $10 per person or $20 per family. Adult beverages are BYOB.

Contact Frances at stfrancistempletx@stfrancistempletx.org or calling (254) 773-4255 by the Thirtieth of September to let us know whether you will be able to join us.
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HATS FOR THE HOMELESS
I am knitting hats for the homeless.  If you like to knit or crochet and would be interested in making hats/scarves/mittens for people in need, please let me know.  If you need a pattern, I have a very easy one for a knit hat worked in the round on circular needles.  It is a free pattern on Lionbrand.com, but you can use any pattern for any type of hat, etc. that you want to make.  If you have any questions, please contact Roiann Ludlow at roipat@sbroipat@sbcglobal.net or text me at 780-1527.

What's Going on at
St. Francis this Week?
 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
  • 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, SEPTEMBER 27
  • Tuesday Solace (See description below) Volunteer Meeting, 11:30am(feel free to bring your lunch).
     
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
  • Garden Work DayJoin us for garden workday every Thursday at 8:00am.
     
     
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1

Pre-Festival Clean-Up, Saturday, October 1st
  • Before the Big Events of October 8th, we need to complete a few chores.
  1. We need folks with power washers to clean the porches & sidewalks.
  2. We need the windows washed in the Parish Hall and the Church.
  1. You have a power washer available.
  2. You have a power washer & are willing to do the cleaning.
  3. You are willing to help with cleaning the windows.
We would get started at 8:00, but you need not arrive that early.
Many Thanks!
Upcoming Events

INVITATION - FISHERS OF MEN
September 30 - October 2, 2016
Camp Allen, Navasota

Get your rods ready for a men's weekend of fly-fishing at Camp Allen!  In addition to hours of fly-fishing on beautiful Lake Coffield, the retreat will include sessions on fly tying, Texas fly fishing, fly casting, and spiritual programming.  Fishermen of all skill levels are welcome.

Rates: Single Occupancy $260 // Double Occupancy $210
The per person rate includes two nights cabin lodging, six buffet meals, lake access for fishing, and seminars.  Check-in begins at 3:00 pm Friday and the retreat concludes Sunday at 1:00 pm.  


INVITATION - 115th ANNUAL RETREAT FOR WOMEN
Friday October 14, 2016 at 2:30 PM CDT -to- Sunday October 16, 2016 at 1:00 PM CDT
Camp Allen, Navasota

Please join us for a weekend of spiritual fulfillment and restoration of mind, body and soul as you build friendships, old & new, refresh yourself with the many workshops and shop the beautiful wares of talented artists and craftsmen for yourself or for others!  

The 2016 Annual Retreat for Women is hosted by St. James' Episcopal Church, Houston and the Episcopal Church Women Board, Diocese of Texas.
For workshops and registration, click here

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 set for this  Sunday, November 13. We are skipping October because it falls on the same weekend as our Community Pet Blessing and 50th Anniversary Celebration.  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 GuildAnn Booze & Tammy Schaefer

Ushers: Frank Pugliese & Mike Ludlow
Acolytes: Steffanna Wojtaszek
& Garrett Mooney

Vestry Greeter: John Dieter
Lay Readers
8:30: Bill & Linda Frick
10:30 Cole Mooney & John Dieter

Organist: Debra Johnson

Children's Chapel: Peggy Hughes
& Shelley Smith
Hospitality: Jana Deakins
 

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

September 26 Birthday:
Mark Brown   
September 29 Birthday:
Cole Mooney 

September 30 Birthday:
Gwen Snyder



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