St. Francis of Assisi
Notes and Reminders
October 17, 2019
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Sunday, October 20, 2019
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 Joe and Tiffanie Clifford, Ron and Sue Coleman, Donald and Helen Cook, and Tom and Marilyn Councell.

“Prayers of the People” for all those touched by cancer, Sunday, October 20
The third Sunday in October marks the anniversary of a meaningful Sunday when many of us stood together in support of those struggling with cancer and especially our dear friend, John Wysock. Again this year we will be using a special “Prayers of the People” for all those touched by cancer – either personally or someone close to them. An invitation is extended to anyone who would like to read one or more lines of these prayers, (both 8:00 am and 10:30 am services). If you are interested, instructions will be announced at the appropriate time.
Adult Formation
A series about the Trinity, that most mysterious of subjects. Please join Brendan, Ken and Terri at 9:15 am Sunday mornings for conversation and coffee in the conference room of Cummins Hall!

Sunday School, 10:30 am in the Parish Hall
Quarterly statements for those who pledge will be available for pick up after each service on Sunday, October 20.
Finance Ministry (Joyce Campbell, Traci Cronkrite, Sandi Thompson, Betsy Yacob) and Dale Rushton, Treasurer.
Announcements  ~ Activities ~  Ministries
Stewardship Sunday, October 27
Our stewardship campaign this year coincides with important milestones in the life of our parish. We have just celebrated our 40 th anniversary and have welcomed a new Rector. In our search for a new Rector we were guided by the clear message from our members that they wanted a leader that could take us to new heights in service and outreach to our community. We are asking for your help to ensure that we have the funds available to take us to this new level. Our finance committee has projected that we will need an additional 25% in pledge income in 2020 to meet our needs. We are blessed to have so many members who are faithful with their pledges. If you currently pledge, we hope you will prayerfully consider your ability to increase your pledge for 2020. If you do not currently pledge, we ask that you prayerfully consider doing so. We currently have over 80 pledges, with a goal to increase that to over 100 in 2020. Please join us as we begin our next 40 years.

A diocesan ministry to homeless women
Help us take panties to the Diocesan Convention! Rahab’s Sisters, is asking parishes to bring to Convention (October 25-26) new underpants and socks. MDE has offered to match funds to $500 for purchasing this underwear! Please make your gifts by check to MDE for Rahab’s Sisters and leave it in the plate or mail to the office. Thanks for thinking about this: everyone should feel warm, dry, and accepted by people of God. For more information talk to Mary Kirk or Richard Martens.

Octoberfest Celebration , October 26, 4:00 pm hosted by your Hospitality and Stewardship Ministries.  
A Bouncy House will be there (weather permitting) . Bring your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

All Souls’ Day
All Souls’ Day is Saturday, November 2 . It will be celebrated at St. Francis with a quiet reflective service when candles are lit, and our loved ones, the saints in our lives, are remembered. The service is at 5:00 pm and will be followed by a champagne and truffle reception. There will be pink sheets available for you to submit the names of your loved ones who have died, and whom you wish to have remembered on All Souls’ Day.

On Sunday, November 10 , we will honor Veterans’ Day at St. Francis by small flags on the gravesites of veterans interred in the Memorial Gardens. We were wondering if there is a veteran in our church family who would like to place the flags??? Susan Cheever has the names and locations. Please contact her or me if you would like to take part.
Thank you. Jane Domagalski
The St. Francis Ringers (Bell Choir) is in need of a few more players. The ringing technics are easy to learn, and while it is helpful to be able to read music, it is not completely necessary. If you can count to four, you already know everything that you need to know to join in. If you are interested, please contact Jon Holland, Director of Music.
40th Anniversary Celebration
This was quite a day, a loving day!! St. Francis is truly blessed by our strong past, our beautiful present, and our exciting future. We give thanks for all our blessings.
Many hands helped to make this celebration so beautiful, and we are grateful for:
Fr. Brendan, for his enthusiasm and support
Deacon Ken and Cindy, for the wonderful slide show
Susan Cheever, for all the invitations, extra mailings and typing
Jon Holland and the choirs, for lovely music
Sandi Thompson, Lauri Horton, and the kitchen helpers, for the delicious, bountiful receptions after each service
Susy Mekarski, for helping to plan the day, giving announcements, and being part of the balloon brigade with Judy Hurst
Gay Kuykendall, for pictures for the timeline and slide show, and for feeding the decorating team
Anne Louise Sterry and Barbara Bridge, for the musical recap of our 40 years
Linda and Bill Hammersley, for presenting information on Kathleen Wisdom, getting the sign and publicity
Victoria vonTagen, for creating the timeline and beautiful flowers
Anita Bradford, Kathy Miller, Nancy Stephenson, Rebecca Engen, and Carole Biskar, for flower expertise
Gary Thompson, for making the beautiful wooden cross gifts from the organ case
Rob Campbell, for overseeing the parking needs
Orville Bell, for hanging the anniversary ribbons
Rod Chandler, for beautiful pictures of the morning
We are so sorry if we have inadvertently missed a name.
We thank all of you who came, who greeted others, who helped in big or small ways, and who worshipped and shared St. Francis' love on that gloriously happy day.
We are so grateful for all of you. Thank you, Thank you!!
Apryl Garmon and Jane Domagalski

The office needs volunteer(s) on Fridays
Needed: volunteer(s) 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 about an hour and a half.
Susan Cheever
Calling All Knitters
St. Francis knitters (and crocheters) have been asked to make hats for Salud Medical Center in Woodburn, which can be any color, and not collected until January 6th.
Thank you to all our talented knitters for sharing time and talent for these sweet causes.
For questions, please contact me, or 503-266-9440.
Jane Domagalski
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.
Book Group will meet next on Thursday, October 24
On October 24, we will be reading from Devotional Classics, William Temple: The Church's Impact upon Society.
Come join us on the second and fourth Thursday mornings at 10:00 am in the Parish Hall Conference Room. Questions: Sandi Thompson,
Ladies Lunch Out
Third Mondays
 Monday, October 21
11:45 am
Location this month:
Filberts Farmhouse Kitchen, Aurora
Coordinator: Peggy Danford
Guys Nite Out
Thursday, November 7, 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 are welcome!
Coordinator: Gary Thompson:
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 information center. 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 Schroeder, 503-682-1589
Ministry Assignments for Sunday, October 20, 2019
The Reverend Kenneth P. Russell
The Reverend Brendan Barnicle
The Reverend Kenneth P. Russell
  8:00 am: Christopher Onstad, Cindy Russell
10:30 am: Mary Ann Schroeder, Bruce Schroeder
 8:00 am: Peggy Danford, Cindy Russell
10:30 am: Doug Horton, John Wisecaver
  8:00 am: Mary Kirk
10:30 am: Terri Hoffman
  8:00 am: John Cronkrite, Susy Merkarski
10:30 am: Carolyn Carey, Diane Smith
Jason Olson, Tom Councell
Melanie Barclay, Peggy Danford, Jim and Jean Atwell, Kathy Miller
Jane Domagalski
Linda Hammersley, Janice Parker
Dr. Jon B. Holland
 8:00 am: Jim and Mary Kirk
10:30 am: Kathy and Andy Miller
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