St. Francis of Assisi
Notes and Reminders
August 22, 2019
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Sunday, August 25
Isaiah 58:9b-14
Psalm 103:1-8
Hebrews 12:18-29
Luke 13:10-17
Cycle of Prayer
In our Parish Cycle of Prayer, we pray for our clergy: Brendan, Christine, and Ken. We also pray for the those preparing for Confirmation, Scott Flint, Robert Hedrick, Lukas Vaught, and for the households of Victoria vonTagan, John and Kay Wagenhofer, Roy and Valerie Wickland, and Rachael Wilcox.

Adult Formation
There will be no meetings for Adult Formation in August.
Announcements  ~ Activities ~  Ministries
Bishop Hanley’s visit to St. Francis
The Sacrament of Confirmation, including reaffirmation of one’s baptismal vows and reception into the Episcopal Church, will be offered at St. Francis during the September 8th visit of Bishop Hanley. Confirmation is a traditional rite of passage welcoming teens, adults, and those newly baptized into a mature membership in the Christian community. Reaffirmation of baptismal vows is for those who would like to make a formal declaration of spiritual renewal. Reception into the Church is to formally welcome newcomers into the Church. If you would like to consider Confirmation, please contact Dcn. Ken or Terri Hoffmann . If you would like to join a class of preparation for Confirmation, contact Terri Hoffmann.

St. Francis Safety Plan
The Vestry is looking for members to be on a committee to develop a “Safety Plan’ for St. Francis. This would include what is to be done in case of an earthquake, fire, active shooter, etc. The Diocese has examples, so it would not have to be created from scratch. If you be would be interested in serving on the Safety Plan Committee; please contact Bruce Schroeder, Senior Warden or any vestry member. 

Noon Eucharist to begin Wednesday, September 25.

The Backpack Buddies program is looking forward to school starting. Last year many parishioners stepped up to help us provide weekend food for some Wilsonville children. We meet once a month to sort and pack food (in the parish hall). Other volunteers deliver the food to the schools once a week (usually Thursday morning). If you are able to help during the month of September, please sign up on the clipboard in the Narthex.
Thank you, Linda Tasker

Memorial Garden Committee is seeking new members to maintain the East Memorial Garden. Contact Judy Bruce at .

All God’s Children Got a Place in the Choir
So starts an old Celtic Hymn. Do you enjoy making music using your voice or an instrument? If so, please consider joining one of our music ensemble ministries. The St. Francis Choir is a non-auditioned group that rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm beginning September 4 and sings at the 10:30 am liturgy on most Sundays from the Sunday after Labor Day through the first Sunday in June. The St. Francis Ringers (Bell Choir) rehearse on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 pm and perform about once every four to six weeks. Bell ringing techniques are easy to learn, so that should not be an obstacle to your joining the group. Both of these groups need more participants. If you are interested in learning more about joining one or both of these groups, please speak to Jon Holland for more details.
If you have musical abilities that don’t fit with our regular ensembles, please speak with Jon Holland about finding other ways your music can be used in our worship services. Jon can be contacted by calling (503) 550-8616 or by email at

Organ Update
In September, a new support structure will be built on the back wall of the nave upon which the pipes will be mounted when they are returned to become part of the new organ. Installation will begin when our new organ console arrives from the Allen Organ Company of Pennsylvania in late October. Please direct any questions regarding the organ to Jon Holland.
We will celebrate 40 years as a parish on Sunday, September 29, 2019
If you have photos or stories to submit in preparation for this event, please submit to Apryl Garmon or Jane Domagalski . More information about the event(s) will be coming soon.

40th Anniversary Timeline Tidbits
On November 14, 1980 the Diocesan Convention recognized the new mission of St. Francis. The name was chosen by the group because of their belief in the Franciscan ideals. By December there were 24 pledges for a total of $10,084.
Calling All Knitters!!
St. Francis knitters (and crocheters) have been asked to take part in the program known as “Period of Purple Crying” sponsored by the Legacy
Hospitals in Oregon, and actually nationwide. This program seeks to reduce or even eliminate the tragedy of Shaken Baby Syndrome. As part of this program babies are given a little purple cap, and new parents take a class on ways to deal with the frustration of infant crying. The hats for this program should be at least 50% purple, soft and sized for a newborn.
We will collect these on September 29th.
Then we can begin the hats for Salud Medical Center in Woodburn, which can be any color, and not collected until January 6th.
There are purple yarns and patterns in the Information Center, and additional information on the Bulletin Board.
Thank you to all our talented knitters for sharing time and talent for these sweet causes.
For questions, please contact me, or 503-266-9440.
Jane Domagalski

Come Quilt with Us!!
St. Francis has a collection of Comfort Quilts that were created 10 - 20 years ago to provide comfort to parishioners during difficult times. To date about 30 parishioners, their families, friends and caregivers have benefited from the use of a quilt. A group is forming now to create six new quilts to add to our comfort collection which is a fun and exciting project! If you have an interest in participating, please add your name to the sign-up sheet in the Information Center. You do not need to be a quilter to participate, just have a willingness to learn and be part of the fun! For additional information, please contact Mary Kirk , or 503-722-4024. If you would like to borrow a quilt, please contact Jane Domagalski , or 503-266-9440.
Mary Kirk
Book Group
We will meet next on September 12
The Book Group is reading the Book of Joy - Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and Douglas Abrams. 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, September 16
11:45 am
Location this month: TBA
Coordinator: Peggy Danford,
Guys Nite Out
Thursday, September 5, 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 are welcome!
Coordinator: Gary Thompson :
Wilsonville Community Food Bank
The Wilsonville Food Bank 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.
Mary Ann Schroeder, 503-682-1589
Please direct any pastoral care questions or emergencies to Father Brendan by calling the office at 503-678-5422 or Deacon Ken Russell at 503-887-5587.
Ministry Assignments for Sunday, August 25

The Reverend Brendan Barnicle

The Reverend Kenneth P. Russell

 8:00 am: Mary Kirk, James Kirk
10:30 am: John Meissner, Eric Bradford

 8:00 am: Peggy Danford
10:30 am: Doug Horton, Eric Bradford

 8:00 am: Mary Kirk
10:30 am: Steven Hurst

 8:00 am: John Cronkrite, Suzy Mekarski
10:30 am: Carolyn Carey, Diane Smith

Diane Smith, Tom Councell

Melanie Barclay, Peggy Danford, Jim and Jean Atwell. Jan Heiling, Nancy Stephenson

Jane Domagalski

Jan Baird

Linda Hammersley, Janice Parker

 8:00 am: Paula Robke, Peggy Danford
10:30 am: Terri Hoffmann, Vicki vonTagen
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