St. Francis of Assisi
Notes and Reminders
November 21, 2019
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Sunday, November 24, 2019
Jeremiah 23:1-6
Psalm 46
Colossians 1:11-20
Luke 23:33-43
Thanksgiving Food Boxes
Pack food boxes -  Saturday, November 23 . It’s fun!
Deliver food boxes to families -  Sunday, November 24.
Food brought Sunday, November 24 will be placed in the container for Wilsonville Food Bank.

Dreaming Dreams and Seeing Visions
Please join Fr. Brendan and Deacon Ken after both the 8:00 am and 10:30 am services this week to engage in some visioning work for St. Francis’ family ministry. We will gather in the parish hall. So, grab your coffee, come on over to the parish hall and prepare to dream some dreams for St. Francis.
If you missed last week, we discussed St. Francis’ history. If you have ideas that you would like to share, please email them to Fr. Brendan at
This Sunday we will be brainstorming about a family ministry, and the prospect of a family service.
If you cannot attend, please contact Fr. Brendan if you would like to contribute to the conversation.
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 Rebecca Engen, Katharine Epstein, Jean Feasley, and Scott Flint.
Sunday School, 10:30 am in the Parish Hall
Announcements  ~ Activities ~  Ministries
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
For our 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.
Jon Holland
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
Organ Fund
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.
Book Group, Thursday, December 12
We will be reading John Woolman: Breaking the Yoke of Oppression.
Next meeting will be January 9, 2020.
Questions: Sandi Thompson,
Ladies Lunch Out
Third Mondays
 Monday, December 16, 11:45 am
Location this month:
Back Stop, Canby
Coordinator: Peggy Danford
Guys Nite Out
Thursday, December 5, 5:45 pm
Gals Nite Out
Thursday, December 5, 5:45 pm
Langdon Farms
What we are about:
Two independent St. Francis social groups for enjoying each other's company and great conversation. All St. Francis men and women welcomed! 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, November 24, 2019
The Reverend Brendan Barnicle
The Reverend Kenneth P. Russell
 8:00 am: James Kirk, Mary Kirk
10:30 am: John Meisner, Eric Bradford
 8:00 am: Peggy Danford
10:30 am: Judy Hurst, John Wisecaver
 8:00 am: Mary Kirk
10:30 am: Kathy Gartner
 8:00 am: Rebecca Engen, Liz Dixon
10:30 am: Andy and Kathy Miller
Jim Munyon, Rob Campbell
Jan Baird, Dale Rushton, Judy Bruce, Nancy Stephenson
Jeanette Munyon
Dale Rushton
Linda Hammersley, Janice Parker
Dr. Jon B. Holland
 8:00 am: Rebecca Engen, Dale Ruston
10:30 am: Gaby Vaught
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