St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church
Blue Hill ~ Maine
October 17, 2019

The Blessing of the Animals
with the Hancock County SPCA
A very doggie day!
(more photos below)
St. Francis Church

The Calendar

Sunday Worship
10 am
Coffee Hour

New Adult Forum

Rachel Held Evans
(see right)

Wednesday Seekers

Sowing Tears, Reaping Joy

The 200th Convention of the Diocese of Maine
Formal Seating of the Tenth Bishop of Maine 
"Dirigo: On Christ the Solid Rock"  First Corinthians 10:4 

Saturday, October 26, 2019
University of Southern Maine, Portland 9:00am

Cathedral Church of Saint Luke, Portland at 3:00pm 

Representing St. Francis are:
The Rev Steve Hayward
and lay delegates:
Katie McLeod
Kate Mulrenin
Judy Rountree

We Pray for:

Holly Colt
Edward Dufresne
Christy Olsen-Hall
Brinley Hall
Dorine Harris 
Dilys Hoyt
Jennifer Hulsey
Sam Hulsey
Catherine Husted
Alix Kirkpatrick
Tyler Knowles
JoAnn Krestan
Roseanna McFarland
Bill Petry
Bob Publicover
Susie Rackcliffe
Diana Robson
Dennis Robertson
Carla Rosensweig
Ed Rosensweig
Mary Kathryn Rountree
Sarah Semler
Cathy Smith
Donny Smith
Peter Smith
Gloria Smith

Those in the Armed Services    
James Crowe III
Andy Dittmer
Brian Haley
Sean Haley
Douglas Hamilton
Kyler Hall
Peter McGuyer
Kyle Carino Mings
Eric Partridge
Henry Shepley
Ben Stubbs

Those with October Birthdays

Bitsy Bacon
Andrew Chung
Brighton Chung
Mark Cluett
Andrew Connard
Jim Crawford
Edward Dufresne
Anne Follweiler
Edward Rosensweig
Curt Schneider
Nora Schroeder
Ralph Topsham
Claudia Smith
Page Williamson
As a celebration of All Saints Day

  (Sunday, Nov. 3)

We will take time to 
remember our family and friends who have died in the bulletin on Sunday, November 3.

If you would like to remember a loved one, please write their name clearly on the insert provided and place it in the 
collection plate along with today's offering. 

DEADLINE  for submissions is the close of church office (noon) on Wednesday, Oct. 30th.  Thank you.  

REMINDER:  Daylight Savings ends Sunday, November 3rd.  
Be sure to turn your clocks BACK 1 hour!
This Saturday October 19
A fun gathering at St. Francis!

Everyone is needed for all kinds of jobs and all skill levels. Just show up!

And, yes, lunch will be provided!
"Being Made New"

From Stewardship Chair, Mary Crawford:

Pledges in hand: 70
Total of these 70 pledges: $167,998

There are 16 of us who pledged in 2019 but who have not pledged yet for 2020.

For 2019 these 16 pledges totaled $27,500. If those 16 pledged the same amount for 2020, their pledges would equal $27,500, which would put us at $195,498. That is above last year’s total, yet $19,502 short of our stretch goal.

Let’s show our Rector-in-Waiting how excited we are to welcome him or her! If you have already pledged, please prayerfully consider increasing your pledge. If you have yet to pledge for 2020, please prayerfully consider submitting your pledge before our ingathering on November 3, when pledges will be given to God in thanksgiving for his grace and favor. If you are new to St. Francis, or if you are a new pledger, please prayerfully consider your role in welcoming our new Rector!
Second session this Sunday, October 20
Please come, as this is starting to be a great discussion.
Rev. Steve is leading.
(The book is optional)

Inspired , written by Rachel Held Evans, will be the topic of the Adult Forum beginning October 13 . Evans grew up in Appalachia, in a family committed to the strictest of Biblical interpretation.

Inspired  is both the story of her journey to a new understanding of the Bible (and to the Episcopal Church), and a reader’s guide to dealing with some of the Bible’s most difficult stories – including the treatment of women, war stories, fables, parables, and the reality of God who loves us all.

If you wish to purchase the book, it is available from Amazon for $9.49. 

Another Blessing of the Animals...for the animals!

The Best Ever Fair Partner!

Kevin Hunt presented a check to
The Hancock County SPCA

From one of our "away parishioners" (!)
Many visitors, wonderful musicians, a church full of critters, a really blessed day!
Links to Websites of
 Special Interest: 

St Francis by the Sea  (website)

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

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