News from
 St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church 
Blue Hill ~ Maine
October 27, 2017   

( fall colors, Sedgwick Blueberry Barrens)

"Strength and Renewal"
Our stewardship campaign continues...

St. Francis Church
St. Francis By The Sea

T he Calendar 

Worship Service
10:00 AM
5 pm
Saturday, October 28
198th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Maine
Sunday, Nov.12
Thanksgiving Baskets to be delivered
Sunday, Dec. 3
Advent begins
December 2
 9:00 am- 12:00 pm
St. Francis Annual Holiday Fair

We pray for
Brinley Hall
Dorene Harris
Jennifer Hulsey
Sidney Peck
Corinne Pert
Diana Robson
Melanie Shadburn
Linda Slaven
Peter Smith
Jane Story
Galen Vainio
Lauri Vainio

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

Those with November Birthdays
Bitsy Bacon
Jon Barry
Sue Barton
Terry Briggs
Michael Creighton
Laura Danielson
David Decrow
Ann Doom
Judith Fuller
Arthur Gregg
Jean Getchell-Forbes
Margaret Hannah
Aletha Langham
Richard Mazzur
Meredith Penfield
Susan Reddy
Lorna Russell
Ann Sexton
Lyn Swazey
Jim Sween
Sandy Sween
Judy Thomas
Simon Wesley
Sally Wilson
Ellen Young

From Barbara in the church office:

Sunday, Nov. 5th,   we will be celebrating All Saints Day. It is a time to remember our family and friends who have died. If you would like to remember a loved one, please write their name clearly on the insert (provided in the bulletin) or notify the the church office.

DEADLINE for submissions is the close of church office (noon) Wednesday, Nov.1st. Thank you.
St. Francis Diaper Bank to help Tree of Life.

The Outreach Committee is now collecting diapers (all sizes) to donate to the Tree of Life. 

There is a desperate need for diapers (disposable or cloth).  For details contact Sue Grindle or Judy 
Rountree.  Thank you for your generosity!


November 5

You are needed!

-Coffee Hour and Altar Flowers-

Signup Sheets are always available.

-happening earlier than usual!

Please sign the lists beginning this Sunday, Oct. 29

For The Emmaus Shelter
and H.O.M.E.

Ten Baskets will be delivered
Sunday, Nov. 12 
-in order to meet their distribution dates

Prudy Heilner
Judy Rountree

(turkeys should be brought  frozen on Sunday, November 12)

St. Francis has been active!
Tim Seeley, Head of School at GSA, spoke to a large gathering after a recent Coffee Hour. He was delightful and straight-forward as he discussed ongoing food insecurity among the school population. Tim is focused on the issues and promised to keep our church in the loop. 
Prudy and Fred Heilner had recent guests from GSA-
Cameron MacDonald, dorm parent and teacher at GSA, and  Kobi Wilcott Thompson from Jamaica - a first-year student at GSA
We had a wonderful day with the Congregational Church and new friends from The Mosque in Orono...a beautiful lunch and even more beautiful guests. St Francis parishioners went all out, feeding nearly 80 adults and children.

Libby was one of our most gracious hosts...



Window Dressers

...thank you all!
and especially our leader, teacher and standard-bearer,
                               Ray Yardy. 

            Marshall Smith...a shrinker!

Ray reported that 295 windows inserts were built.
Builders and supporters included  Steve Hayward,  Virginia Drewry,  Terri Stephens Smith,  Marshall Smith,  Ellie Neuhauser,  Judy Rountree,  John Paul LaLonde,  Melissa LaLonde,  Sarah Everdell,  Mary Hartley,  Mary Boyd,  Sue Grindle,  Nancy Doane,  Angela Yardy, and  Bob Publicover

....a funny from one of you, maybe just a touch late?

A big "thank you" to The Rev. Edward Dufresne and The Rev. Steve Hayward for being with us the past two Sundays.
Welcome home, Rev. Claudia! Our rector will be serving the Eucharist at the Diocesan Convention this Saturday, assisted by Bob Publicover and Judy Rountree

Links to Websites of
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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!!!