Rummage & Book Sale! Yes! - it's here!!!
Tomorrow, Friday & Saturday Aug 16 & 17. 8am - 2pm.
Thank you so for much for your donations for the Rummage and Book Sale! All the monies from the rummage sale go directly into our Building and Grounds efforts, and with some of our buildings needing extra attention as they age, the support is significant!! Funds from the book sale go to our scholarship students for their textbooks and educational materials.
I need You! - to Volunteer for Youth Group!
St. Francis needs a few volunteers to assist with our youth group ministry. You can assist with youth group if you are an adult (18+) or a parent whose children have aged out of our youth group program. If we could get three or four volunteers to participate in youth group once a month, that would be awesome! Email or call Wayne Hastings for details - 901-219-6564
Sunday School is on Summer Session!
Kids - meet each week in the library during 10 a.m. worship for a casual Sunday school time.
Other News, and Coming Up!
Radical Sending
Sunday, August 25 after both services, Board Room
Have you wondered why we end our worship service by sending forth with "Let us go into the world in peace to love and serve the Lord"? Jesus didn't just call people to come, he called them to be sent. Join us for part 2 of this class, as we engage a Church Next video " Radical Sending" and reflect together how St. Francis can live out our mission together as we come together to serve our world for peace, justice and love.
Taizé Service of Healing & Wholeness
Tuesday, August 27th, 7:00 pm
Join us again for our Taizé service of healing. This Taizé service, filled with music and candlelight, also provides the option for intercessory prayer with a Prayer team leader. We pray that the time will be a healing comfort for whatever you face or hold in your heart.
Teen Youth Groups - 2019-2020 Session Start
Sunday, September 8
Our first Youth Group session for the 2019-2020 school year will be Sunday, September 8, 2019. We will meet from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the Parish Hall Youth Room. (This year, all Youth Group sessions will be on Sunday afternoons from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.) Mark this on your calendars—more news about our first session to come.

Blessing of the Backpacks
Also on Sunday, September 8, we will also be doing a Blessing of the Backpacks during our 10:00am worship. All students are encouraged to bring their school backpacks to receive a blessing then.
Please reach out to me any time to discuss Youth Group this coming year. Peace!
Wayne Hastings, 901-219-6564.
Mark Your Calendar Now! It's time to Get Connected!
Sunday, September 8 is our special, annual time to celebrate the start of the new program year, with a fun party for all after 10 a.m. worship. Enjoy burgers and hot dogs cooked by our Friars; plus bounce house for the kids (and perhaps one or two adult children-at-heart!). More details to come!
Emergency Preparedness
Workshop—Sunday, September 15th at 11:30 a.m.
The Vestry Safety and Security Committee has been working to keep our parishioners informed in the event of an emergency. We will review a new “ In Case of Emergency” card which will be in each pew as a quick reference in the event of a Fire, Earthquake, Medical Emergency, Violent Outburst, or Power Failure. The Safety Committee will also facilitate the training of ushers and other interested parishioners in leadership in case of an Emergency.
Choir Welcomes You!
A huge thank you to our regular and summer choir singers for enriching our words each Sunday with the gift of music, helping us all to enrich our experience of the Holy and joyful. After a well-earned vacation through August, they will be back on September 8. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:15 p.m. No audition—we will teach you! Contact Jeannie Cobb to learn more!
Ongoing Spiritual Groups
Meditation Group - we’re back! Thursday Mornings, 9:30—10:30 a.m. in the Nason Prayer Chapel in the main sanctuary. No charge.
Yoga - Week beginning August 26 - Regular schedule resumes - Monday & Wednesday mornings 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Free-will offering. Contact Jill Fenske for more info, or to be added to her email contact list. View our calendar for summer class dates.
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