St. Francis of Assisi
Notes and Reminders
April 11, 2019
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Making of Palm Crosses
You are invited to help in this preparation for Palm Sunday on Saturday, April 13, at 9:00 am in the Parish Hall. Palm crosses are available for people to take with them as a reminder of the meaning of the day.
Thank you for sharing in this meaningful preparation to Holy Week.
Our Altar Guild
Cycle of Prayer
In our Parish Cycle of Prayer, we pray for our clergy: Canon Linda, Ken, Jim, and the members of our Catechumenate Class, and the households of Carolyn Heininge, Laude Hill, John and Terri Hoffmann, and Karen Hogue. We also pray for our Search Committee members, Richard Martens, Chair, Tiffanie Clifford, Jane Domagalski, Doug Horton, Terry Kester, Cindy Russell, Mary Ann Schroeder, and Steve Shaw.
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Easter Flower Contributions
“Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness” (PS. 29:2)
‘Beauty’ helps set awe and wonder as the context for liturgy.
The Altar Guild has an important responsibility in making the worship space beautiful. Flowers are symbolic of our joy in Christ and will be used to express this joy and beauty at the Easter Vigil and on Easter Day. The Altar Guild is accepting contributions for the Easter Flowers for 2019.
You may choose to donate or sponsor one of or part of one of the following decorations for Easter:
Paschal Candle Flowers - $35
Baptismal Font Flowers - $40
6 Sconce Flowers - $40 each
2 Pedestal Arrangements @ $150 each
Large Altar Arrangement - $170
Please fill out a special Easter flower contribution envelope or put ‘Easter Flowers’ on the memo line of your check. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Thank you! Our Altar Guild
Decorating for Easter
The festival of the Resurrection of Our Lord is considered the "queen" of all Christian festivals with beautiful flowers adorning the church sanctuary. The Altar Guild is responsible for these decorations and welcomes the participation of anyone who wants to share in these glorious activities on Saturday, April 20, 9:00 am .
There is a signup sheet at the Information Center. If you have any questions, please talk with Apryl Garmon, Sue Coleman or Jan Baird. Thank you for your contributions and sharing in this ‘magical time.'
Flowering of the Cross - Easter Sunday, April 21
Many of you all know of the lovely Easter tradition known as the “Flowering of the Cross” .
This year we will bring it to St. Francis Church! Rob Campbell is making a wooden frame of the cross, covered with chicken wire. On Easter Sunday parishioners, from our youngest to our oldest, attending the Easter morning church services are invited to bring a few flowers, from their gardens or purchased, to stick through the mesh. Then during the 10:30 am service the cross will be processed into church carried by the children.
These many loving hands will change the cross from bare to beautiful, from death to new life. We welcome all to take part!!
Jane Domagalski

There will be an Easter Egg Hunt for the young people following the Easter Day, after the 10:30 service . It will be outdoors if the weather cooperates!
There will not be Sunday School on Easter.

Sunday School: Mite boxes
The Mite Boxes that many of you have been using as a Lenten practice can be returned in the Offering Plate on Easter Sunday, April 21 . In Sunday School the children expressed a desire to donate this offering to the Heifer Project which helps to end hunger and provide family income around the world by providing livestock ranging from honeybees and rabbits to goats and heifers.
Jane Domagalski,

Adult Forum - 9:15 am
Skip Palm Sunday and Easter
April 28 - Session Seven / GO: The Empty Tomb (Luke 24:1-12)
Yard Sale Committee
The yard sale core committee will be meeting
May 1, 3:00 pm in the Parish Hall. Please join us!
Apryl Garmon, Carole Biskar, Nancy Stephenson, Debi Kapp, Jean Atwell or Suzy Mekarski
Yard Sale - Saturday, June 22, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
If you have donations and are able to store them, please hold them until Sunday, June 16. We are encouraging people to drop off items to the Parish Hall June 16 and 17. We will sort items on those days. If you are unable to store items until June 16. Please either:
1. Contact Herlene Benson and coordinate a time to take them to her barn or
2. Drop items off at the church at the table in the hall or
3. Contact Rob Chittenden at 503-781-2628 (Crown Homes) to coordinate a pick up at your home.
People have had questions about helping during the event Itself. Sign-up sheets for two hour shifts will be available on Sunday, May 5.
We appreciate your support, donations, volunteer time and fellowship. Thank you!
If you have any questions please contact any of the committee members:
Apryl Garmon, Carole Biskar, Nancy Stephenson, Debi Kapp, Jean Atwell or Suzy Mekarski
The stunning photographs on display in the narthex are by Oregon photographer, Patrick Campbell. Patrick is a retired physician who grew up in Oregon. During his working years Patrick studied and practiced photography. He is now retired with time to make and reproduce gorgeous images of Oregon and the West. More of Patrick's work can be viewed at:
Office volunteer needed on Fridays
Needed: volunteer on Fridays to assemble the bulletin and file name tags. If you are able to assist please sign up on the clipboard at the information center or call the church office, 503-678-5422. Time commitment about an hour and a half.

Wilsonville Community Food Bank
The Wilsonville Food Bank has asked us to donate food and has requested that we concentrate on selected food items: cereal, peanut butter and fresh fruit. Please bring your donated food items and place them in the small grocery cart is in the narthex near the new information desk. A cash donation box will also be in the grocery cart for those who would like to donate money or write a check. The Wilsonville Food Bank really appreciates our weekly food donations!
Mary Ann would like volunteers to pick up the food donations and deliver them to the food Bank. Please give her a call if you are able to help.
Mary Ann Schroeder, 503-682-1589
Book Group
Thursday, April 25
The Book Group is reading the book, Devotional Classics. We meet the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month where we read a selection from a different spiritual leader. Check the Information Center to see the spiritual leader for that week. No homework is required as we read each selection in our time together. Come join us on the second and fourth Thursday mornings at 10:00 am in the Parish Hall Conference Room.
Questions: Sandi Thompson,
Ladies Lunch Out
Third Mondays
Monday, April 15, 11:45 am
Location: SpringRidge
New members, visitors, and friends are all welcome. There is a signup sheet in information center.
Coordinator: Peggy Danford,
Guys Nite Out
April 11, 5:45 pm
 First Thursday of the month (usually)
Langdon Farms - just in time to enjoy happy hour pricing which ends at 6:00 pm. What we are about: Fellowship, Great conversation and Good food – a social group for the men of St. Francis. All men welcome!
Coordinator: Gary Thompson :
Ministry Assignments for April 14, 2019 - Palm Sunday

Reverend Canon Linda Potter

Reverend James Schoenrock

Reverend Kenneth P. Russell

  8:00 am: Ron Coleman, Katharine Epstein
10:30 am: John Wisecaver, Kathy Miller
Passion Readers (first name is 8:00 am/second name 10:30 am)
Narrator - Ken Russell/Judy Hurst
Jesus - Jim Kirk/Rod Chandler
Serving Maid/1st and 2nd challenger - Peggy Danford/Mary Ann Schroeder
Peter - Ron Coleman/Bruce Schroeder
Pilate - Mary Kirk/Rod Chandler
Centurion - Deborah Fritz/John Wisecaver
1st Criminal - Deborah Fritz/John Wisecaver
2nd Criminal - Peggy Danford/Mary Ann Schroeder
 8:00 am: Peggy Danford
10:30 am: Judy Hurst, John Wisecaver

  8:00 am: Jennifer Leskovec
10:30 am: Terri Hoffmann

  8:00 am: Rebecca Engen, Liz Dixon
10:30 am: Andy and Kathy Miller
10:30 am: Ed and Marianne Burnside
Jan Baird, Dale Rushton, Judy Bruce, Nancy Stephenson
Linda Tasker

Linda Hammersley, Janice Parker
 8:00 am: Peggy Danford
10:30 am: Debbi and John Kapp
Prayer attributed to St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

Please direct any pastoral care questions or emergencies to either Deacon Ken Russell or Canon Linda Potter.
They can be reached at the Church office 503-678-5422 or after hours:
Deacon Ken (503-887-5587) Canon Linda (630-779-7980).
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