St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church
Blue Hill ~ Maine
August 23, 2018

  • St. Francis Annual Meeting
  • Sunday, August 26
  • following the 10 A M Service

Stay for a great Lunch.

Rev. Claudia is looking forward to greeting all!

 St. Francis by the Sea

The Calendar

Saturday, August 25

The Episcopal Peace Fellowship of Maine
(see below)

Sunday Services
10 am
Choir Practice
5 pm
Sunday, August 26
St. Francis Annual Meeting followed by lunch
Emily Award

From Maurine Tobin:

The Episcopal Peace Fellowship of Maine will hold its summer meeting at St. Francis on Saturday, August 25, from 11- 2 with a potluck brunch between sessions .

  All are welcome to attend to hear about General Convention, especially the resolutions on gun control and justice for Palestine.

We Pray for
Jackie Allen
Ruth Allen
Mary Blanchard
Joe Devine
Edward Dufresne
Herve Galy 
Kira Hartley
Dorrine Harris
Jennifer Hulsey
Katie MacCloud 
Jackie Mayhew
Steve Mereck
Julie Nicholson
Corinne Pert
Julia Wyatt Roberts
Diana Robson
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 August Birthdays

Mary Boechat
Brook Dojny
Marcia Fenn
Don Hartley
Melissa LaLonde
Christina McHenry
Judy Rountree
Pam Siewers
Marshall Smith
Marilyn Stewart
Fred Stine
Tim Thomas
Bob Tobin
Maurine Tobin

St. Francis Fair...a stunning success! The day was full of surprises, happy children, great food, beautiful weather...and a financial intake of $36,000 before settling up with the church and paying expenses. There will be amazing benefits to the Hancock County SCPA as well as St. Francis.

A special thank you to Hancock County SPCA volunteers...a fabulous Fair Partner. Set-up, take-down and everything in between reflected your large numbers of smiling volunteers.

Fair Chair, Mary Hartley, and her co-chair, Kevin Hunt, were on top of every detail...just wonderful, both of you!

There were financial donations to Treasures, Grannys Attic, and many individual booths; fair-goers appreciated the bargains galore; Grannys Attic received $700 for new kids bikes.

Throughout the day there was Scott's lively music, always the background of the fair--- interrupted only by Page, announcing sale after sale of bargains growing bigger by the minute. The Higgins family was the perfect break for the best ever grilling since Brinley Hall shifted to the right (cold drinks, of course.) Food to go was in high demand, especially Mark Cluett's "Katharine Hepburn Brownies" and there were lovely homemade pies.

We were blessed by front- page coverage in the Blue Hill Packet with this year's reporter, Anne Berleant. She really captured the community we serve.

Thank you, everyone, for gifting so much time, your tired feet, and knowing it is worth it to be really exhausted for a day or two...
...and somehow showing up in large numbers Sunday morning to celebrate our love for this big outreach of St. Francis.
Enjoy the photos with many thanks to Joe Lendvai whose work is always amazing!

Thank you, Emma Brown, for a great donation! Look at this happy fairgoer!
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!!!