St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church
Blue Hill ~ Maine
January 31, 2020

Carousel Horse Farm, Casco, Maine (with permission)

“The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination.”
 ―  Terri Guillemets
St. Francis Church
The Calendar
Sunday Worship Service
10 am

(This Sunday, February 2nd)
The Rev. Cn. Michael Ambler will be at St. Francis to discuss all the topics surrounding the transitioning to a new priest.
Coffee Hour
Sunday, February 16th
A special celebration of the ministry of The Rev. Stephen Hayward to St. Francis Church
Tuesday, February 24
Mardi Gras
(plans to be announced)
Wednesday, February 25
Ash Wednesday Services
The Rev. Dr. Brent Was,
celebrant and preaching
(Noon and 5 PM)

We Pray for:

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

Those with February Birthdays

Pam Barry
Diana Brown
Cheryl Coffin
Mary Crawford
Mary Catherine Dunn
Giffy Full
Alexander Heilner
Joe Thompson

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

And, who could have imagined the wonderful year we have had under the guidance of

The Reverend Steve Hayward?

Come celebrate the ministry of our wonderful Interim Rector 
on Sunday, February 16th .

Please bring a special food item if you wish, and join us in honoring Steve Hayward for his tireless work and sincere devotion to St. Francis. We could not have been more blessed this past year!
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.  
From Tyler Knowles-
"I have a full case of tins of Jenin Olive Oil available at the church. Each tin is $35.00. I can also order more bottles of olive oil at $20.00 a bottle or $120.00 a case.  We sell the olive oil to raise money for the Al Alhi Hospital in Gaza, a ministry of the episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.

The hospital has lost all its US and UN funding and is in need of support. Buying this olive oil lets you support the hospital and enjoy a delicious olive oil. Many thanks, Tyler Knowles ( )  

From Sue Grindle-Tree of Life Donations

 Please help to re-stock the Diaper Bank. Diapers of all sizes are needed. Also, February is Dental Month, so the Tree is requesting children's toothbrushes to be put in school backpacks. All other dental supplies will also be happily accepted. Thank you in advance for your contributions and generosity. 
and this---"The reason women don't play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public."
Are you ready for Super Bowl Sunday?
Saved from last September!
From our Stewardship Chair, Mary Crawford
 "At Coffee Hour I served those little cheese and mayo appetizers that go like hot cakes. So many people requested the recipe I thought that you might like it for eClare."
FYI: Yes, Mary, these are both quick and delicious!
Bonnie’s appetizer!
Mix together:
1 cup mayo
1 cup Parmesan cheese
Cayenne pepper, to taste
Chopped scallions, to taste
Spread mixture onto:
Sliced baguette, Tradewinds deli counter gladly will slice it for you!
Bake on cookie sheet at 350 for 10 minutes.
Watch them disappear!

This week at St. Francis by the Sea
...and beyond!

Fr. Brent Was, Windy, and daughters, Hannah Maeve (13) and Brigid (10) arrived from Oregon and moved into their new 1910 home in the Cape Rosier area-with the help of fifteen-plus parishioners and friends. Photos of that special day will show up in a coming eClare. Thank you to many more who have provided meals! Suffice it to say two lively daughters were first seen perched on the roof of the house (having climbed out of an upstairs window!!) This is a fabulous family-full of energy and fun and cats and dogs and so much more! They are having some "move-in private time" but we will see them soon!

Rev. Steve and Kathleen took off for Washington D C to celebrate the ministry of a close friend, leaving The Rev. Carlton Russell who, with Lorna, gifted us with a beautiful service last Sunday. No, Blue did not attend the service but eClare cannot get enough of this photo!

Thank you for a terrific sermon, Carlton!
Our Senior Warden, Milissa LaLonde and Jon Paul also exited St Francis Church and headed west to Colorado to meet their newly arrived grandson. Franklin Joseph was born Dec. 28 and joins big brother, Ozzie, in Carbondale, CO. Milissa kindly sent two photos (by eClare request) and said to choose one. Who could do that with these precious pictures? Congratulations to all!
On the same day, Discernment Chair, Sarah Everdell, and Tony left the country altogether! The magnificent photo (below) which Sarah sent from their cruise ship, is of the Amalia Glacier in Chile -which they have now left behind in quite a wind storm. They are headed to the Horn of Africa. Sarah and Tony are having a great trip!
Meanwhile...the life of St Francis continued on!
"Stewardship of Creation" 
This was an excellent study...several weeks of community gathering, discussing, and making plans to gather again in the future.

Many thanks to The Rev. Elaine Hewes (in the light pink sweater) who lead the discussions along with our Kathy DeSilvey.

Rev. Hewes is the newly appointed Rector of St Brendans Episcopal Church in Deer Isle. Congratulations to her!
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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