It’s Not Too Late to Support our 20/20 Vision for St. Francis!
The Stewardship Ministry is happy to report that we have received
87 pledges in the amount of $277,901
in support of our 20/20 Vision for St. Francis Parish!
While gratifying, we still need additional pledges to support our desire to grow and expand our ministries as we begin the next 40 years of St. Francis ministries to our local community and the world beyond.
If you have not yet submitted a pledge card to help fund our future, it is not too late! We welcome your commitment to growing our future. You can pledge your commitment to our growth by completing a pledge card (available at the Information Center in the narthex) or by sending an email with your commitment to our future to:
God our Father, God our Redeemer and God our Sustainer has truly blessed St. Francis in our first 40 years and, with your support, we can generously continue and expand His work in our world in the future! Gratefully, Terri Hoffmann, Doug Horton, Mary Kirk, Richard Martens, Stephen Shaw and The Reverend Brendan Barnicle
Advent Poetry & Music Series, beginning Sunday, December 1
Adult Formation for Advent
, Ken Ballard will be leading us in a series on Advent poetry and music. Ken has lead similar formation series at St. Stephen’s in Portland. He is a tremendous resource, and the series has been very popular. So, take a little time out of the busyness of this season to see Advent and Christmas in a new light with poetry and song.
Adult Formation offers some peace and stillness for Advent,
both in Sunday conversations at 9:15 and also in
booklets available in the communications center.
Choose what you like, leave your contribution in the offering when you can! We wish you a holy and meaningful Advent.
Lessons and Carols
The St. Francis Choir will present its annual Lessons and Carols within the service on
Sunday, December 22, at both services, 8:00 am and 10:30 am
which is the Last Sunday of Advent. Invite your friends and neighbors to attend church with you on that day.
On Epiphany Sunday, January 5
St Francis celebrates the arrival of the Magi to the Christ Child. We honor this day, in our own time, by our gifts of clothing, diapers, and baby hats to the babies of Salud Medical Center in Woodburn. As you shop for gifts for loved ones, please think of the little ones of these families.
Thanks!!! Jane Domagalski
We will still happily receive gifts to support our new organ. We have borrowed $75,000 from the diocese to finance the organ, and any additional donations for the organ will be applied to additional organ costs and to the principal of our loan.