St. Francis of Assisi
Notes and Reminders
June 6, 2019
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Sunday, June 9, 2019 - The Day of Pentecost
Acts 2:1-21
Psalm 104:25-35, 37
Romans 8:14-17
John 14:8-17, 25-27

We celebrate the Holy Spirit coming among us, inspiring us, enlivening us, and lifting us up to a new and closer walk with Christ.
Wear Red!!!
Young people are invited to join the service and wave streamers!
Watch the Holy Dove kite lead the processional into church!
See the Prayer Doves hung from the chandeliers, carrying our prayers closer to God!
Hear the Lord’s Prayer spoken in tongues and join in!
Enjoy a delicious coffee hour reception, specializing in red foods!
Wear Red!!! Wear Red!!!
Cycle of Prayer
In our Parish Cycle of Prayer, we pray for our clergy: Christine, Jim, Ken and the households of Lorraine O’Heren, Shaw O’Neil and Yumi Minagawa, Jason Olson and Christopher and Ellen Onstad.

Adult Forum
Please join us for conversations around spirituality and spiritual practice in the context of our baptisms and the Eucharist. We meet at 9:15 am in Cummins Hall with goodies from our generous early worshipers. We hope to see you!
Announcements  ~ Activities ~  Ministries
Origami Doves
One of the lovely traditions at our very lovely St. Francis Church involves the making of origami doves which are hung from the chandeliers in the Nave on Pentecost Sunday.
On Thursday, June 6 , at 2:00 pm, we invite our church family to come to the “Dove Folding”. No experience is necessary, and it all goes quickly with loving hands.
The doves flying over us on Pentecost Sunday are an awesome sight! When you take part in this you will truly see and feel the power of prayers. Our loved ones are up there, with our prayers and our love. Steven Hurst, the head of our Prayer Chain, remind us each week that prayers work, and they do!
Bread Baking Ministry Meeting June 16, 9:15 am
The bread and the wine received during the Eucharist are “‘touching’ and ‘being touched’ by God moments”– very sacred and powerful actions of sharing the Body and Blood of our Lord and Savior. It is also sacred and powerful when a Bread Baker prepares bread that is then blessed, broken, and distributed as the spiritual food of Christ. You can be a part of these powerful moments.
 
The bread baking ministry is open to anyone who is interested in contributing to the celebration of the Eucharist. You do not have to be a ‘bread baker’ to participate in this ministry. Six to eight bakers rotate throughout the church seasons providing bread once every six to ten weeks. A standardized bread recipe is available to make a single batch for one Sunday of two services. Extra bread is kept in the freezer for use every six weeks or when emergencies arise and bread is not available otherwise.
 
Bread Baker Ministry meetings can be held semi-annually to share tips, ideas, and challenges. If you are interested in participating in this ministry at St. Francis of Assisi, let a bread baker or Gay Kuykendall know and plan on attending the meeting in the church office.
Our current bread bakers: Jan Baird, Traci Cronkrite, Paula Robke, Dale Rushton, Joyce Skogen, Linda Tasker.








Patio Sale Timeline

Thursday, June 14                      
3:30 pm: Patio Committee meets, ALL WELCOME
Saturday, June 15       
8 :00 am - 11:00 am: Trucks and trailers pick up at Herlene’s and also John’s
11:00 am - 3:00 pm: Donation items accepted for patio sale Parish Hall
Sunday, June 16             
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Donation items accepted for patio sale
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Sort and price items; volunteers needed
Monday, June 17         
9:00 am - 3:00 pm: Sort and price items; volunteers needed
Tuesday, June 18   
9:00 am - 3:00 pm:  Sort and price items; volunteers needed
Wednesday, June 19   
9:00 am - 3:00 pm:  Sort and price items; volunteers needed
Thursday, June 20      
9:00 am - 3:00 pm: Sort and price items; IF NEEDED
Friday, June 21       
10:00 am - 3:00 pm:  Bakery items delivered
SATURDAY, JUNE 22 , PATIO SALE!!! 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday, June 23
Following the 8:00 am and 10:30 am services:
All unsold items sale may be purchased or collected by owner
3:00 pm: begin boxing up items
Monday, June 24      
9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Box up items; all items go to charity; Clean up and put items away; volunteers needed
The beautiful artwork on display in the narthex is by Portland area artist Karla Piatt. 
Karla cuts flat glass then fuses the pieces in a kiln. The result is an imaginative work that flows naturally such as salmon in a river, a galloping horse or birds in the air.

Karla grew up in California and was educated at Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo. She earned a master’s degree from Portland State University. She is a computer science professor at Portland State. She and her husband Robert reside in the Portland area.

Thank You
We at St. Francis are blessed not only by the beauty of our space and surroundings, but also by the deep, spiritual loving spirit of our people. We are very grateful for those who have gone before us, and who have shared with us their wisdom, faith and experience. Last Sunday on the Memorial Garden Remembrance Day, we honored the people interred in the garden with memories, music and roses. A beautiful and delicious reception followed the service. Many, many people made the day the special day that it was - a day to remember, a day to give thanks.

If you spent countless hours in the kitchen, if you brought food, if you set up, or took down, if you read names, if you were a part of the beautiful music, if you greeted families, if you placed a rose on a grave, if you read names or rang the bell sweetly - this day, this special beautiful day, was our St. Francis time to be a welcome and a comfort to families with their losses.

Thank you, thank you, for all the time you gave, for all the work you did, and for all the sweet love that you showed.
The Caring Ministry of St. Francis

The Memorial Garden Committee thanks the following for their efforts in the continuing process of refurbishing the Gardens: Tom Over, Betsy Yacob, Tom Councell, Gary Thompson, Ed Burnside and Jose Conchola . Masonry repairs, power washing of aggregate, pruning, new plant material, drip irrigation repair and bark mulch have been completed in the Bell Tower Garden. The East Garden has been pruned and new material added and masonry repairs will begin soon. Those interested in joining the committee, please contact Judy Bruce .

Our Sunday School children , and a few sweet helpers, saved pennies, nickels, quarters, in their Lenten Boxes with the hopes of being able to make a donation to Heifer International. This world-wide organization gives support to families in underdeveloped countries by giving them a means of self-support. The children saved $80.00, and with this were able to donate two hives of honeybees, and a flock of ducks to these families.
DID YOU KNOW?
Bees can possibly double local fruit and vegetable yields by the pollinating they do.
Honey is the only food including all the essential elements necessary to sustain life.
Honey can be preserved indefinitely.
Ducks can let half a brain sleep while the other half sleeps. This comes in handy for detecting nighttime intruders.
Duck are omnivores-eating aquatic plants, fish and also pesky weeds and insects.
Duck eggs provide the basis of a healthy diet for millions of children all over the world.

Our Priests
We will be using supply priests until we have a new Rector. Christine Wysock will have to be off for a few weeks in June, so we have contacted supply clergy. Jim Schoenrock is unavailable until mid-June, and then he will have knee surgery. He will be available as his recovery permits. We will also have Deacon Ken and Marcia Burdon available for preaching.

Rector Search Update
The Vestry has met with each of the candidates to decide on the one they feel is the best fit for St. Francis. It will be difficult for the Vestry to choose as we are blessed to have two highly qualified candidates. Please keep the Vestry and the candidates in your prayers.

Please direct any pastoral care questions or emergencies to Deacon Ken Russell. Call Ken at 503-887-5587.
Book Group
Thursday, June 13, 10:00 am
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, GSJayhawk@Frontier.com
Ladies Lunch Out
Third Mondays
Monday, June 17, 11:45 am
Location: TBA
New members, visitors, and friends are all welcome. There is a signup sheet in information center.
Coordinator: Peggy Danford, peggydanford@gmail.com
Guys Nite Out
Thursday, June 6, 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 : GSJayhawk@Frontier.com
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 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
Ministry Assignments for Sunday, June 9

CELEBRANT AND PREACHER:
The Reverend Anne Moore

DEACON:
The Reverend Kenneth P. Russell

LECTORS:
 8:00 am: Ron Coleman, Katharine Epstein
10:30 am: Heather Holland, John Wisecaver

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
 8:00 am: Cindy Russell
10:30 am: Kathy Gartner, Doug Horton

INTERCESSORS:
 8:00 am: Peggy Danford
10:30 am: Steven Hurst

PARTICIPANTS:
Lukas Vaught - Crucifer
John Wisecaver - Dove Kite
Garry Jost – Lord’s Prayer in tongues
Robert Hedrick- St. Francis Banner
Sunday School - Waving Streamers

GREETERS:
 8:00 am: Rebecca Engen, Liz Dixon
10:30 am: Andy and Kathy Miller

USHERS:
Jason Olson, Judy Saenz

ALTAR GUILD: Team #1
Jan Baird, Dale Rushton, Judy Bruce, Nancy Stephenson

FLOWER GUILD:
Jeanette Munyon

BREAD BAKER:
Deborah Fritts

NEWCOMERS DESK:
Linda Hammersley, Janice Parker

COFFEE HOUR:
 8:00 am:
10:30 am: Jeanette Munyon
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