The Weekly Word
Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ's glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Prayer During this Time of Transition

Hear us, O Lord, as we come to you for guidance. Give us patience during this time of transition at St. Francis. Help us to be responsive to the needs of each other and to follow where you lead us. May St. Francis become new not only through its leadership, but also through the unity of its members. Amen.

Sunday Service Times 
  •  8:30am: Holy Eucharist Rite II
  • 10:30am-11:30am: Childcare is available
  • 10:30am: Holy Eucharist Rite II

See our Christian Formation page for more information on programs for infants, toddlers, children, youth and adults.

You are invited to submit your prayer requests here. Submission of your prayer request will be received by a member of our office staff and in the included in the parish prayer list. If received  after 5:00pm on Wednesdays, or you indicate that you would prefer to keep your prayer confidential, a member of our clergy will address your prayer privately.


Please Fill Out Our Survey Regarding Potential Changes inService Times
Your opinion matters to us so please take the time to let your voice be heard.

New Church Email
Effective immediately the church email and the email for our parish administrator, Frances will be The old email ( will no longer be monitored due to continuing problems with Yahoo.
General Convention 2018 Volunteers!
The time to sign up has come! The 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will be in Austin, TX July 5-13, 2018! You can sign up now to volunteer. No matter your skill set, ability, or mobility, we have a spot for you. Just click the link below, or head to our Facebook page and click the Sign Up button. We hope to see you all in Austin!
Sign-up Sheet for Hospitality 
The sign-up sheet for Hospitality is in the Parish Hall outside the kitchen on the bulletin board. We need people to sign up for February and the rest of the year.  Thanks!

The sign-up sheet for Flowers is posted in the Narthex.

A Big Thank You
A big thank you to whoever put the beautiful crocheted scarves in the box for the Knitting Ministry.  I took them to the Salvation Army in Temple where they will be donated to the homeless.

-Thanks, Roiann Ludlow

What's Going on at  
St. Francis this Week?
St. Francis is hosting The Diocese of Texas Happening Lock-in

St. Francis is hosting The Diocese of Texas Happening Lock-in

  •  8:30am: Holy Eucharist Rite II
  •  9:30am:Feed My Sheep Sunday! A volunteer or two is needed to deliver the sack meals to Feed My Sheep.
  • 10:30am-11:30am: Childcare is available
  • 10:30am: Holy Eucharist Rite II
  • St. Francis is hosting The Diocese of Texas Happening Lock-in

  • MLK DAY! Office closed.

  • Tuesday Solace
  • Garden Work Day: Join us for garden workday every Thursday at 8:00a,
Upcoming Events

Friday, January 12- Sunday, January 14
St. Francis is hosting The Diocese of Texas Happening Lock-in

January 21, Sunday
Annual Parish Meeting. There will be one (1) service at 9:30am followed by our Annual Meeting. It will be a potluck brunch. Please bring a dish to share.
Ongoing Ministries
TUESDAY SOLACE: Tuesday Solace is a free service supporting families affected by Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia and takes place from 1:00 -4:00pm at the Parish Hall. Allowing caregivers respite time, the program provides music and singing, fun, social activities, and loving care to the participants. 

FEED MY SHEEP SACK MEALS (FMS):  On the 2nd Sunday of each month, all are invited to gather in the Parish at 9:30 to prepare 200 sack lunches for our neighbors who have limited access to food. The lunches are delivered to Feed My Sheep. Our next scheduled sack meal preparation is Sunday, January 14 .
CHURCHES TOUCHING LIVES FOR CHRIST (CTLC) :  The collection item for January 2018 will be SOUP.  Items may be brought to the narthex on Sunday or to the Church Office during weekdays.

ST. FRANCIS GIFT SHOP: As most of you know, the gift shop must have two workers at all times.  We are in desperate need of volunteers.  This is a great time to ask your best friend to sit with you and a great time to socialize and catch up. Please consider, just 3 1/2 hours a month and we will put you on the schedule.

ST. FRANCIS CHOIR: "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!" Notice the passage does NOT say we have to have a beautiful voice to praise God! We are looking for new choir members. We practice at 9:30am before we sing at the 10:30am service. So come join us!

Ministers in the Lord's Service
Sunday January 7
Altar Guild
Heidi Couchman & Lyn Miller
Tommy Miller & Chip Schaefer
Garrett Mooney & Noelle Dieter

Vestry Greeter:
Lyn Miller
Lay Readers
8:30am: Don Miller
10:30am: Cole Mooney & John Dieter

Debra Johnson

Children's Chapel:

Len & Ruth Henry

This Month's Birthdays & Anniversaries 
If your birthday or anniversary is missing or incorrect, please contact Frances!

January 14 Birthday
Ethelene Rodriguez

January 14 Anniversary
Vic & Alicia Go

January 15 Birthday
Vic Go

January 18 Birthday
Lyn Miller

January 18 Birthday
Sandy Hindman

January 25 Birthday
Rolinda Brindley

January 25 Birthday
Dorene Mundell

January 27 Birthday
Gregg Strasburger

January 27 Anniversary
David & Ann Chastang

January 28 Anniversary
John & Jessica Dieter

January 30 Birthday
John Dieter

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