News from
 St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church 
Blue Hill ~ Maine
May 31, 2018    

Graceful Poppies overlooking Blue Hill Bay
-another beautiful photo from Joe Lendvai

St. Francis Church
St. Francis By The Sea

T he Calendar 
Worship Service
10 AM
5 PM
Choir Practice
Adult Forum
Beginning June 10 for several weeks
(see right)

June 17 marks the beginning of two services
(8 am and 10 am)

Sunday, July 1
"Dress-up Sunday"
(see right)

We pray for

Edward Dufresne 
Brinley Hall
Kira Hartley
Dorrine Harris
Jennifer Hulsey  
Jackie Mayhew
Corinne Pert
Cal Peters
John Remick
Diana Robson
Linda Slaven
Marilyn Stewart
Jane Story
Lauri Vainio
Galen Vainio
Persis Williams

Those in the Armed Services   
Andy Ditmer
Kyle Carino Mings
Brian Haley
Sean Haley
Peter McGuyer
Eric Partridge

Those with May Birthdays

Jim Caggiano
Dixie Chapman
Dennis De Silvey
Sarah Everdell
John Haley
Marilyn Heinemann
John Paul LaLonde
Elaine MacLean
Jane Nesbitt
John Nesbitt
Elizabeth Prince
Carla Rosenzweig
Sally Shoemaker
Donny Smith
Angela Yardy

Want an Oven-or two?
The  new kitchen vent hood  construction and installation is underway. If you have any questions contact David Decrow.

The two ovens are for sale. (2 - Frigidaire wall ovens; 30 inch, like new; electric, self-cleaning; $275 each.

If you know of anyone who may be 
interested in purchasing, have them contact the church office for 
Thank you!

Gorgeous Lilacs
(thank you, Peter Smith!)

Now that St. Francis has stocked the shelves with dental items at TOL, it is time to move on to other essential items not covered by SNAP:  SOAP
(any kind of soap..clothes, faces, hands, dishes...more!)

Any size diapers are in high demand and much needed.

This was sent along by Connie Hegarty. eClare is convinced this woman is Chris Ramsay's long lost relative!

Alice Huyler Ramsey
Photo, November 11, 1883

The first woman to drive across the United States, Coast to Coast, 1909. 

 Only 152 miles of the
3600-mile trip were made on paved roads.

One More from you!
 Music, please,

An invitation to all 
-beginning Sunday, June 10th

We will have an opportunity for significant Adult Forum discussion regarding---

A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis

Presiding Bishop,  the Most Rev. Michael Curry, has joined with other faith leaders to publish a statement of faith in a time of religious and political turmoil.

From the Rev. Claudia Smith,
"My hope is that as many of us as possible will gather to begin this conversation in a series of Adult Forums (after the 10 am worship service) beginning on June, 10 th .

 [Please note this is a change from what was announced last Sunday] I hope many of you will join me in a serious discussion about what it means to be a Christian by reclaiming the teachings of Jesus. 


*The full statement which will be discussed in the series of Adult Forums can be found on our church website:

St Francis by the Sea  (website)

St Francis Outreach Committee and parishioners will prepare a  summer Community Dinnernull
...would you like to help?

On Friday, July 13th, parishioners of St. Francis will be preparing a summer supper for 65 of our food-challenged neighbors in Sedgwick and the surrounding area. 

Fruit, Cookies, and Chips are needed and your participation would be greatly appreciated. Sandwiches are all accounted for.

Please be in touch with Sue if you would like to join in this effort. 

 Sue can be reached here (374-5046)

St. Francis Fair
Saturday August 11
Have you noticed something kinda bouncy about our little Fair Chair?

Officially, summer is three weeks away- but -

Mary Hartley
 is on overdrive!

 A "Directive" from Mary follows...

"Let's have some fun! " 

"Dress-up Sunday" 

 Sunday Service
July the First, 10 am

Scour your jewelry box, check out your best friend's stuff! 

Bejewel yourself, wear that great hat
 that absolutely everyone really wants, parade your finery into church on July 1 and drop off whatever you wish in the Fair Jewelry/hat box...but only after your entrance pictures have been taken.  

Question: Will the guys take the challenge to participate with their finery?

In fact, do the casual men in our church still have any finery?? Even a funky umbrella? Or homburg or belt? Or...  maybe the men of St. Francis are actually medal- decorated princes like this one!  

There are  wild and crazy treasures hiding in your home!  Renoir, antiques, strange looking figurines, ancient kitchen utensils, odd indescribable treasures!   Scout your house, your attic, grandma's attic, your dusty basement, your artist friends, for the original or budding Picasso.  

Bring them, or wear them, to services on July 1st!   

There are treasures lurking under your nose! "
You heard it from Mary, herself!

Wh at a fun way to celebrate the week of the 4th!  

await your appearance!

You will be famous in the picture gallery of St. Francis!

Links to Websites of
 Special Interest:

From our church office: W e now have a St. Francis Facebook Page!  Link below...   "LIKE" our page and keep up to date on all the news and happenings!!!