St. Francis of Assisi
Notes and Reminders
August 8, 2019
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Cycle of Prayer
In our Parish Cycle of Prayer, we pray for our clergy: Brendan, Christine, Jim, and Ken, we also pray for the households of Robert Stewart, Carl and Terry Strand, June Sturges, and Linda Tasker.

Adult Formation
There will be no meetings for Adult Formation in August. Instead, celebrate the Schoenrocks’ time with us on August 11 and welcome our new rector Brendan Barnicle to our congregation on August 18!
Announcements  ~ Activities ~  Ministries
Confirmation at St. Francis is offered for parishioners who would like to formally affirm their baptismal vows and membership in the church.
It is a traditional rite of passage for teens and for the newly baptized into full adult membership in the community. Bishop Michael Hanley will be visiting St. Francis on September 8 to preside over confirmations. 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.

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 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) rehearses on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 pm and performs 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 – Installation of our new organ is scheduled to begin in late October, but several other things need to happen before the organ can be installed. Beginning August 19 our current organ will be removed and taken to Rose City Organ Builders in Portland. There they will construct new wind chests for our pipes using wood from our current organ and adding new electrical components. 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.

Reception for Father Brendan
Sunday, August 18 after each service, in the Parish Hall.
Please join in the celebration welcoming Father Brendan as the new rector of St. Francis.
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
Spring 1979
A meeting was held at the home of Dick and Lois Parker to discuss the possibility of an Episcopal mission church in the Wilsonville-Canby-Aurora area. Those also present were The Rev. Tom and Emily Cummins, Pres and Irene Bailey, Doris Belloni Schimmel, Jane Shannon, Polly Wadsworth, and Kathleen Wisdom—the founders of St. Francis.
St. Cyril’s Catholic Church in Wilsonville donated space and time to the group, and St. John’s Episcopal Church in Milwaukie agreed to be the sponsor. On September 30th, 1979, the first church service was held at St. Cyril’s.
The first committee to be formed was the Altar Guild.
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.
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 6 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

Diocesan Listening Sessions
We want to hear from you! The Diocesan Vision and Relocation Committee and the 11th Bishop of Oregon Search Committee invite you to attend one of the following diocesan-wide listening sessions:
St. Luke’s, Grants Pass. August 10, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
St. Barnabas, Portland. August 17, 9:30 – 11:30 am
Church of the Good Samaritan, Corvallis. August 17, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Each group will provide a short presentation on their work:
The Vision Subcommittee will share a new mission statement, core values, proposed vision statement, and draft diocesan logos
The Relocation Subcommittee will provide an update on the sale of The Bishop’s Close and relocation of the diocesan office
The Search Committee will cover the timeline and a number of FAQs regarding the 11th Bishop of Oregon Search and Transition
These presentations will be followed by an opportunity for you, the people of the Diocese of Oregon, to ask questions and provide feedback in a variety of interactive activities and discussions.
For those unable to attend, the listening session will be filmed and shared online along with digital opportunities to provide input and commentary.
Book Group
Thursday, August 22, 10:00 am
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, August 19, 11:45 am
Location this month:
Backstop Bar and Grill in Canby
Coordinator: Peggy Danford,
Guys Nite Out
Thursday, September 3, 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 Deacon Ken Russell at 503-887-5587.
Ministry Assignments for Sunday, August 11

The Reverend James Schoenrock

The Reverend Kenneth P. Russell

 8:00 am: Cindy Russell, Katharine Epstein
10:30 am: John Wisecaver, Heather Holland

 8:00 am: Steven Hurst
10:30 am: Terry Kester, John Wisecaver

 8:00 am: Cindy Russell
10:30 am: Mary Anne Schroeder

 8:00 am: Paula Robke, Steve Shaw
10:30 am: Candice Barnick, Jane Domagalski

Ed and Marianne Burnside

Ron and Sue Coleman, Apryl Garmon, Jan Kester

Marianne Burnside, Heather Holland

Joyce Skogen

Linda Hammersley, Janice Parker

 8:00 am: Rebecca Engen, Dale Rushton
10:30 am: Gary and Sandi Thompson and the Caring Committee
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Diocese of Oregon