St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church
Weekly E-Blast
May 12, 2022
Fifth Sunday in Easter
Sunday, May 15, 2022
Preparing for Sunday
St. Francis subscribes to a weekly service called Preparing for Sunday, which provides some brief commentary on the bible readings for the upcoming weeks. It can be found on the Sermons & Services page on the St. Francis website ( I encourage all of you to consider looking at it prior to Sunday, particularly if you are a lector for the week.
Father Brendan
Sunday School for ages 4-10 at the 10:30 service
The young people will have class and then return to church during the Peace for the latter part of the church service. We will follow Covid precautions by asking all to wear a mask. We look forward to special times together.
Linda Tasker, Jane Domagalski
Participants in this Week's Services
Serving at 8 am
LEM: Linda Nash
Intercessor: Mary Kirk
Lector: Chris Onstad
Lector: Ron Coleman
Ushers/Greeters: Peggy Danford and Don Nash
Altar Guild: Dale Rushton and Peggy Danford
Serving at 10:30 am
LEM: John Wisecaver and Kevin Tucker
Intercessor: Mary Ann Schroeder
Lector: Gaby Vaught
Lector: Cindy Russell
Usher/Greeter: Ed and Marianne Burnside
Usher/Videographer: Mark Stewart
Altar Guild: Manya Frazier and Kathy Miller
Flower Guild: Debbi Kapp, Ann Frazier, and Jenny Crow
This Week at St. Francis

Thursday, May 12
5:30 pm - Guy's Night Out at Langdon Farms Grill
7:00 pm - AA Men’s Group

Friday, May 13
10:00 am - Al Anon

Saturday, May 14
3:00 pm - Priscilla Haynes Funeral

Sunday, May 15
8:00 am - Spoken Eucharist
9:00 am - Adult Formation
10:30 am - Sunday School
10:30 am - Eucharist, Live Eucharist on YouTube/Facebook
12:30 pm - Misa

Monday, May 16
2:00 pm - Contemplative Prayer Group

Tuesday, May 17
7:00 pm - RA

Wednesday, May 18
12:00 pm - Noon Eucharist
1:00 pm - Staff Meeting
7:00 pm - Choir Rehearsal
7:30 pm - AA

Thursday, May 19
7:00 pm - AA Men’s Group

Friday, May 20
10:00 am - Al Anon

Sunday, May 22
8:00 am - Spoken Eucharist
9:00 am - Adult Formation
10:30 am - Sunday School
10:30 am - Eucharist, Live Eucharist on YouTube/Facebook
12:30 pm - Misa

Parish Activities
If you would like your announcements to be included in this newsletter, or in the Sunday bulletin, please email them to the office at by Tuesday evening (7:30 pm). Please include a contact person within the announcement in case there are questions. Announcements will run for two weeks or until the event takes place.
Camino Prayers
Fr. Brendan will be on pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago at the end of this month. If you have a special prayer request, you can add it to the list in the Narthex or email it to the office, and he will carry it with him on his journey. He will also be praying for everyone in the parish directory. He leaves May 24th.
St. Francis Book Group on Zoom
The book group will have its final meeting for the current book on May 26. We will then take a break for the summer and meet again in the Fall.

Spirituality Day
The Diocese of Oregon Episcopal Church Women’s 2022 Spirituality Day will be at St. Francis of Assisi! Thirty years ago, in 1992, the first Spirituality Day was held at St. Francis, so we knew we wanted to go back to St. Francis for this special occasion. This event is designed for the women of our diocese, but all are welcome! 
Go to to view workshop information, schedule, and the registration form. Registrations are due by May 20th. Scholarships are available for St. Francis members if needed.
Ecological Reading of the Bible
Fr. Brendan will lead adult formation on Sunday, May 22nd, discussing an ecological reading of the Bible.
Winter Coats, Sleeping Bags, and Tarps
St. Timothy’s Church in Brookings is still serving a large homeless population. They have already distributed the 31 cases of clothing that we delivered to them last September. Thank you so much for all those wonderful donations! St. Timothy’s Deacon, Linda Lee, says that their greatest need is for winter coats, sleeping bags, and tarps. So before you send your cast-off coats or sleeping bags to the Goodwill, please save them for St. Timothy’s. We will be collecting coats, sleeping bags, and tarps in the summer and taking them to Brookings in September. St. Francis Outreach will let you know when to bring these items to the church.
As many of you know, St. Timothy’s not only provides clothing, but also meals, Covid tests and shots, hair cuts, and hot showers. They have started a community garden to grow fresh produce for their meal program, and they try to find housing for those who rely on the church for survival.
UPDATE: St Timothy’s also needs blue jeans - any brand; waist sizes 28-40 inches, so please save those as well.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Ann Frazier at or 503-657-0739 (land line).
Bishop Diana Akiyama is coming to St. Francis on December 11 and will confirm kids over 10 years of age (and grownups) who prepare in classes this coming fall. This is an important rite of passage for kids, and St. Francis wants to celebrate with you!

Our classes will meet in the Parish Hall October 30, November 6, 13, and 20, and December 4. We’ll meet with pizza or other snacks after 10:30 worship for about an hour each Sunday. Choose a person to sponsor you who will also come to our meetings, and mark your calendars now! If you have questions or want to enroll, contact Terri Hoffmann ( or 503-982-4825).

During the Bishop’s visit, there will also be an opportunity for those who would like to reaffirm their faith or, if you come from another faith tradition, to be welcomed into the Episcopal Church. If you would like to participate in either of these options, please let Fr. Brendan know (503-678-5422).

Contemplative Prayer Group
A contemplative prayer group meets on the first and third Monday of each month at 2 pm in the Parish Hall library. We do Lectio Divina and sit for Centering Prayer, among other devotions. Our next meeting will be on May 16th at 2 pm. If you are interested in Silent Prayer or Contemplation and want to join the prayer group or ask for more information, please contact Lucia Jorge-Nebert (call or text: 971-341-2068, email: or Marcia Burdon (text only: 503-380-7820, email:

Women on Their Own
Women On Their Own will next meet on Wednesday, May 25th, in the Parish Hall at 1:30 p.m. Our agenda includes reviewing our goals and a discussion of future activities. Please bring your ideas and enthusiasm! Pinochle and other games will follow, so please bring your favorite!
Paula Norman, 989-832-3406,
Dale Rushton, 503-263-2151,

Origami Doves
One of the many lovely traditions at our St. Francis Church involves the making of origami doves which are hung from the chandeliers in the Nave for Pentecost Sunday on June 5.
Before the doves are folded, you all are invited to write a prayer of petition or thanksgiving on the prayer paper.
The paper will be available in the narthex on Sunday, May 8, until the actual date of folding them on May 29. You may also submit an online prayer through the website, News Page.
The doves flying over us on Pentecost are an awesome, powerful sight, and a remembrance of how we are uplifted and comforted by the prayers of others. Look for the prayer papers and take part in this beautiful connection with our loved ones.

Guys Nite Out - IS BACK - May 12
Inviting:    All Saint Francis men to a “nite out”. Usually every second
Where:      Langdon Farms Grill for great guy food with happy hour  
                   pricing until 6:00.
Agenda:    Good conversation; getting to know each other better; maybe 
                   solve all the world’s problems.
        5:30 - We gather
        5:45 - We order food
        7:30 - (or so) We leave happy having had a good time
Sponsors:  Gary Thompson, Doug Horton, John Wisecaver, and Fr.
                   Brendan Barnicle
Treasurer’s Report

Pledge income for April alone was $2,696 over budget.  
Pledge income for the first four months through April was $10,592 under budget.     

January 1 – April 30 Income from all sources:
Budgeted: $125,545
Actual: $111,698
Difference: down $13,847
January 1 – April 30 Expenses:
Budgeted: $120,799
Actual: $115,861
Difference: down $4,937

The bottom line: Through April our Income from all sources was short of our Expenses in the amount of $4,163.

The monthly financial report is posted on the Bulletin Board at the church.

We thank you for your gracious contributions that help us to care well for ourselves and the communities we serve.
Parish Outreach
Help for Ukraine
There are several ways that you can help the people of the Ukraine: Episcopal Relief and Development’s Ukraine Crisis Response Fund,; St. Francis Outreach, which will also be making contributions to agencies providing humanitarian relief in the Ukraine; and local Oregon NGO MercyCorps’ Ukraine Crisis Fund,
Wilsonville Food Bank
They need peanut butter and storable fresh fruit such as apples and oranges. NO CEREAL, please. You can drop off your donations to the church. A volunteer takes the food to the Food Bank every Tuesday.
Thank you all for helping with this important need!