St. Francis of Assisi
Notes and Reminders
January 9, 2020
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Sunday, January 12, 2020 ~ The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Isaiah 42:1-9
Psalm 29
Acts 10:34-43
Matthew 3:13-17
Parish Cycle of Prayer
In our Parish Cycle of Prayer, we pray for our clergy: Brendan, Christine and Ken. We also pray for the households of Verla Krebs, Gary and Gay Kuykendall, Ron and Maxine Lehl and Jennifer Leskovec.
Adult Formation, 9:15 am
Sunday School, 10:30 am in the Parish Hall
Announcements  ~ Activities ~  Ministries
There will be baptisms on Sunday, January 19 and Sunday, February 16 at the 10:30 am services. Anyone wishing to be baptized on either date, please contact Father Brendan.
Father Brendan’s Celebration of New Ministry will be Wednesday, February 5 at 7:00 pm at St. Francis.
Annual Meeting Reports Due
All reports from Commission/Ministry leaders for the annual report are due no later than Monday, January 20 (no exceptions).
Please submit electronically. to:
A copy of last year’s report has been sent by email to those who had a report(s) last year. If you need assistance or are new to reporting, contact Susan Cheever in the church office.

Save the date for the Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 26, 2020 after the 10:30 am service. Mark your calendars and come hear all the great things that happened at St. Francis in 2019. Also, meet the candidates and vote for new Vestry members.

You are cordially invited to Catechumenate 2020 beginning February 2
If you are new to St. Francis, new to church, would like to be baptized or just get to know folks better, please join us. We meet Sundays from noon until about 2:00 pm for about three months, share prayers and reflection, stories, lunch and information about the blessings and responsibilities of baptism in the Episcopal Church. There is no homework and no pressure, just interesting, inspiring and important time spent in community.
Contact Terri Hoffmann , Christopher Onstad or Brendan+ for more information, or just take the leap and sign up in the narthex! We hope to have you with us.
Backpack Buddies
There will not be packing needed for the month of January, so please put February 10 and 11 on your calendars. Sorting is at 3:00 pm Monday and packing is at 9:00 am on Tuesday. There is a sign-up sheet at the Information Center.
The office is in need of volunteers on Fridays
Due to increased volume of bulletins, a volunteer is needed on Fridays to assemble the bulletin and file name tags. If you are able to assist please call the church office, 503-678-5422. The commitment could be one Friday each month or more. Time commitment is about an hour and a half.
Susan Cheever
Book Group, Thursday, January 23, 2020
We will be reading Making Sense of the Bible by Adam Hamilton.
Questions: Sandi Thompson,
Ladies Lunch Out
 Monday, January 20, 11:45 am
Location: Langdon Farms
New members, visitor and friends are welcome.
Coordinator: Peggy Danford
Guys Nite Out + Gals Nite Out
TODAY, Thursday, January 9
Arrive by 5:45 pm at Langdon Farms
Guys Nite Out -- Table One
Gals Nite Out -- Table Two
We order beverages when we arrive; food at 5:59 pm just in time for Happy Hour pricing.
What we are about : two social groups for enjoying each other's company, great conversation and food cooked by someone else.
Welcoming all St. Francis men and women.
Coordinators: Gary and Sandi T:
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.

Prayer Chain
Do you have an urgent need for prayer, or do you know someone who is in need of prayer? Simply call 503-263-1509 or go to , PRAYER CHAIN, and give your first name and prayer concern. Your request will be kept confidential and will be passed on to a chain of parish intercessors who will pray on your behalf. You may also use the Welcome Card in the pews, stating your request.
Ministry Assignments for Sunday, January 12, 2020
The Reverend Brendan Barnicle
The Reverend Kenneth P. Russell
Dr. Jon B. Holland
 8:00 am Ron Coleman, Katharine Epstein
10:30 am John Wisecaver, Kathy Miller

 8:00 am Peggy Danford
10:30 am Doug Horton, Judy Hurst

 8:00 am Cindy Russell
10:30 am Terry Kester

 8:00 am John Cronkrite, James or Mary Kirk
10:30 am Carolyn Carey, Diane Smith

Ed Burnside, Marianne Burnside

Jan Baird, Dale Rushton, Judy Bruce, Nancy Stephenson

Maxine Lehl, Jeanette Munyon

Linda Hammersley, Janice Parker

 8:00 am: 
10:30 am: Gaby Vaught