St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church
Blue Hill ~ Maine
September 20, 2018

St Francis Choir during Wednesday rehearsal

---beautiful music every Sunday morning

---and a very special presentation last Sunday
The Rev. Carlton Russell
Carlton's Music
Last Sunday

As if that were't enough!
Claudia preached a sermon for the times in which we find ourselves...wonderfully broad and inclusive. It was a Sunday to remember.

You can hear both the sermon and music on our website...take an hour and be part of a very special Sunday morning at St. Francis. Thank you, as always, Bob Publicover, for an up-dated website.

Access both here in the full service:

St Francis by the Sea  (website)

(scroll down the home page to access sermons)

St. Francis Church
The Calendar
Sunday Services
10 am
Choir Practice
5 pm

Saturday, October 6
All-church Clean-up Day

Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 7

We Pray for
Jackie Allen
Ruth Allen
Mary Blanchard
Jim Denny
Joe Devine
Virginia Drewry
Edward Dufresne
Hèrve Galy  
Kira Hartley
Dorrine Harris
Jennifer Hulsey
Sam Hulsey
Katie MacCloud 
Steve Merek
Julie Nicholson
Corinne Pert
John Remick
Diana Robson
Carla Rosensweig
Ed Rosensweig
Carolyn Taylor
Persis Williams
David Witter

Those in the Armed Services    
Andy Ditmers
Brian Haley
Sean Haley
Peter McGuyer
Eric Partridge
Henry Shepley

Those with September Birthdays

Denny Bacon
Nathaniel Boechat
Emma Brown
Diana Bui
Anne Cassatt
Becky Cari ñ o
P.J. Curtis
Richard Duffield
Sally Falck
Vesta Kowalski
Steven Marek
Julie Nicholson
Linda Slaven
Linda Sturtevant
Gail Williamson
COFFEE HOUR An important Ministry!
Coffee Hour Host and/or Hostess Needed! Please consider signing-up to host a coffee hour on Sunday after the 8:00 am or the 10:00 am Service. The Sign-up sheet is hanging on the door to the kitchen.
A sign-up sheet is on the door to the kitchen for donations of flower
arrangements in memory of someone, in thanksgiving, or to just enjoy the beauty of the arrangements from the work of the Flower Guild. 

Suggested donation of $50 is greatly appreciated.
NAMI Maine Walk

Sunday September 23rd 2018 • 9:00 am
Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, South Portland, ME

*St. Francis Church is active and involved with NAMI Maine. Please take some time to become informed about this important organization which will now be added to the links below. Always feel free to speak with Sarah Everdell who, with Tony, is active!
YOU are needed!
From Ray Yardy:

"St Francis members will be leading the:

WindowDressers workshop at The Halcyon Grange during the week Sept 24 thru 28.

Our workshop will be making 236 window inserts to keep homes warm all across the peninsula.

If you would like to help please contact Sue Grindle 374-5046 or Nancy Doane 326-9140.”

No previous experience is necessary and shifts last only for the morning or afternoon. You are welcome to stay (or come early) for lunch. The Halcyon Grange is in N. Blue Hill-only minutes from St. Francis Church.
Welcome to the Vestry,
Kevin Hunt!
Kevin will fill a one-year term while remaining Treasurer of St. Francis Church

From Jr. Warden, Ellie Neuhauser

Fall Church Clean-up
Saturday, October 6
9 am-noon
(Sign-up list available)

Great lunch provided!
St. Francis will provide a Community Meal

Friday, October 12
...for approximately eighty friends through the Sedgwick Baptist Church...most of these meals are delivered to local homes.

If you would like to help put together the meal, please come to the church at 1:30 pm.

Thank you to two of our summer parishioners for a donation of $300 which will pay for baked hams, potatoes, applesauce and more!

Outreach voted to donate $300 to the Ellsworth Free Medical Clinic.
For more information regarding this excellent community organization, please speak with Marshall Smith who has become a great resource and an active member of the Outreach Committee.

Links to Websites of
 Special Interest: 

St Francis by the Sea  (website)

From our church office: We now have a St. Francis Facebook Page! Link below... "LIKE" our page and keep up to date on all the news and happenings!!!


NAMI Maine
Growing up with Nora-now a full-fledged Crucifer! Wonderful, Nora!
Christmas, 2012
Summer, 2015
September 16, 2018