St. Francis of Assisi
March 19, 2020
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Sunday, March 22, 2020
1 Samuel 16:1-13
Psalm 23
Ephesians 5:8-14
John 9:1-41
Parish Cycle of Prayer
In our Parish Cycle of Prayer, we pray for our clergy: Brendan, Tony, Christine, Carolynne and Ken. We also pray for the Stewardship Committee, and the households of Diane Smith, Bill and Susan Steele, John and Nancy Stephenson, Bob and Anne-Louise Sterry.

Plans for this Sunday
Fr. Brendan will lead another Taught Eucharist that will be taped on YouTube and distributed by email. You will receive an email from St. Francis with a link to YouTube, and you can click that link and start the service.

Fr. Brendan will also lead Morning Prayer at 9:00 am on Sunday using Zoom. Zoom is an online meeting platform. Its main advantage is that everyone can see each other and talk to each other. It will take some time to get used to using it, but it is a very effective way to meet. We are choosing this option in hopes that people will feel like they are closer to interacting with each other, like we would at Eucharist. Here is a link to an online version of the Prayer Book,

Here is the link to the Zoom meeting, and you can click that link to join the meeting:
Topic: Morning Prayer
Time: Mar 22, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Announcements  ~ Activities ~  Ministries
Our new website to launch soon! Stay tuned for announcement of launch date.
When you go the the St. Francis website it will look different (but no need to change the way you to there). The site has been streamlined. Take some time to check out the new layout, tab locations and links.
Online payments will be available through PayPal.
We are happy to announce the online directory . It will be a pdf that can also be printed. This page is still under construction. If your information does not appear it will be entered soon. Please check for accuracy and notify the church office of any corrections. Soon we will be accepting photos to be added to the directory.
If you have any questions email Susan at:

We welcome our new bookkeeper, Paula Norman.
Debbie has accepted a full time position. We wish her well.
Please use the following email address for Paula.

The children and others are filling their Mite Boxes during Lent to raise funds for the Heifer Project.
This organization provides animals to families in Third World countries as a way to earn a living. With the money last year we were able to donate a hive of bees-- where families could use the honey, sell it, and use the bees for increased pollination on crops.
We also donated a flock of ducks –to be used for their eggs, and a help in keeping down insects on crops. We are wishing to donate a goat this year if we raise enough. Adults are invited to help with the Mite Boxes also!!
These boxes can be brought to the church when services resume.

Backpack Buddies
Monday April 27 at 3:00 pm 
Tuesday, April 28 at 9:00 am

Save the Date! Cinco de Mayo Celebration and Potluck.
Saturday, May 2 at 4:30 pm
Passion Sunday, March 29
Saturday, April 4 (subject to cancellation)
 9:00 am Making Palm Crosses
 8:00 am Holy Eucharist
10:30 am Holy Eucharist
Bouncy House
Maundy Thursday, April 9 - POSSIBLE ONLINE WORSHIP
 6:00 pm Soup Supper
 7:00 pm Maundy Thursday Liturgy
 8:00 pm Overnight Vigil 
12:00 pm Good Friday Liturgy 
 1:00 pm Stations of the Cross
 7:00 pm Good Friday Liturgy 
  Saturday, April 11 - POSSIBLE ONLINE WORSHIP
 9:00 am Decorating the Church of Easter
 3:00 pm Reconciliation of a Penitent
 8:00 pm Easter Vigil, Holy Eucharist
Easter Day, Sunday, April 12 - POSSIBLE ONLINE WORSHIP
 8:00 am Holy Eucharist
10:30 am Holy Eucharist
10:30 am Church School
11:30 am Easter Egg Hunt
Book Group, CANCELLED until further notice.
We will be reading Making Sense of the Bible by Adam Hamilton.
Questions: Sandi Thompson,
Ladies Lunch Out
 Monday, April 20, 11:45 am
(subject to cancellation)
Location: TBA
New members, visitor and friends are welcome.
Coordinator: Peggy Danford
Guys Nite Out
Gals Nite Out

We have suspended our gatherings during Lent. 
We look forward to resuming on Thursday, May 7.

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 Assignment for Sunday, March 22, 2020