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St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church
Blue Hill ~ Maine
January 8, 2020

Thursday Finders: 
"Stewardship of Creation" 
Beginning tomorrow, January 9
10 Am
at St Francis by the Sea

The discussion sessions will be facilitated by the Rev. Elaine Hewes on the role of the church in protecting creation.

Climate Church, Climate World   by Jim Antal

"Climate Church, Climate World  argues that climate change is the greatest moral challenge humanity has ever faced. Hunger, refugees, poverty, inequality, deadly viruses, war—climate change multiplies all forms of global social injustice."
If you wish a copy of the text, i t is available at Amazon Books in print or on Kindle.
Everyone is encouraged to come and be part of this critical issue facing our present and future world.
St. Francis Church
The Calendar
Sunday Worship Service
10 am
Coffee Hour
This Thursday, January 9
"Thursday Finders"
10 AM
(see above)
Caring Cards
This Friday, January 10
9:30 AM
Sunday, January 12
Security Task Force Presents...
(see right)

We Pray for:

Kaylee Bland
Patricia Brady
Holly Colt
Ellen Day
Edward Dufresne
Diane Dumond
Brent Follweiler
Brinley Hall
Dorine Harris
Kira Hartley
Jon Higgins
Lee Holmes 
Alix Kirkpatrick
JoAnn Krestan
Bill Petry
Bob Publicover
Diana Robson
Dennis Robertson
Carla Rosensweig
Ed Rosensweig
Sarah Semler
Cathy Smith
Donny Smith
Marshall Smith
Peter Smith
Gloria Smith
Gavin Starr
Fred and Nancy Stine
Brenda Swazey
Martha York

Those with January Birthdays

Anna Brown
Taggart Chung
Carroll Connard
Peter deVries
Gene Grindle
Scott Grindle
Mary Hartley
Elizabeth LeStaiti
Deann Mills
Ethan Nesbitt
Cal Peters
Cathy Thompson
Bob Tobin

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

We Pray for the Repose of the Soul of Ralph Siewers and for Pam and all of their family
Caring Cards

This Friday, January 10 at 9:30 am. Please come, write messages, bring names of those loved ones, friends, neighbors who you are thinking of.

Be in touch with Sarah Everdell or Judy Rountree if you wish to add names but cannot attend.
Welcoming our new Rector!

Special welcomers and unpackers are needed to assist Fr. Brent as he sets up a new home in Cape Rosier on Jan 29 or 30

The actual date will be announced closer to arrival time. We want to welcome him with a week's worth of meals, folks willing to move boxes and light furnishings from the truck, and people willing to unpack.

 Signup sheets are in the church hall.
Security Task Force Presents...
On Sunday, January 12 after church and coffee, we will have an excellent guest presenter talking about emergency preparedness, which we need as a congregation, community, family and individuals. Our speaker will be  Jim Fisher, Town Manager of Deer Isle  and former public planner with Hancock County Planning Commission. What are the kinds of emergencies we face (most commonly weather-related) and how do we plan for them? What are the local emergency management systems and gaps? What can you do in an emergency? These are a few of the questions that Jim will address. His presentation will be followed by Q&A and conversation. We hope you join us!

Annual Pledge Campaign, St. Francis by the Sea


From Mary Crawford:

Through God’s grace and your generous response, St. Francis is grateful to report the following 2020 Annual Pledge Campaign totals:

Number of pledges: 86

New pledges: 10

Increased pledges: 42

# of responses to 2nd appeal: 24

The Outreach Committee has begun its St Francis Shoppers  program. We have drivers all ready to go and now we need folks that need the help. If you know of anyone who is not be able to get to the store or pharmacy and would like someone to do the shopping for them please have them call  Nancy Doane at 326-9140  to arrange for this service.  
Thank you, Mary Hartley, for making two trips to Portland, loaded-down with coats and jackets from St. Francis by the Sea for migrants experiencing their first cold winter!

Mary was planning to spend the night but was so jammed with coats that she couldn't get her suitcase in the car!
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!!!

NAMI Maine