EMAIL EXPRESS
Jan. 8, 2020
THIS SUNDAY
VESTRY INSTALLATION
Join us THIS Sunday, Jan. 12, at the 10:30 a.m. service as we commission the Vestry for the coming year. We are pleased to welcome new members Kris Cooke, Andrew Gaunt, Frank Nash, and Sandra Shields to the Vestry Board. We are grateful to those rotating off the board this year -- Jim Woody, Chris Relos, Kathie Huff, and Melinda Madtes -- and thank them for their service.
'WHY EPISCOPAL?' FORMATION SERIES BEGINS
MORE NEWS & EVENTS
ST. CLARE WOMEN MEET JAN. 15
What better way to start the new year than to have insight into who you really are! Join the St. Clare Women, Wednesday, Jan. 15 , to hear Marjorie Donnelly speak about the Enneagram. Meeting begins at 11 a.m. in the parish hall. If not on our contact list RSVP to:
Mary Plybon , (336) 207-7192 .
Come, bring a friend, and stay for lunch.
FRIARS MEET JAN. 22
Friars will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 22 , at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. We’ll be having Chicken Chipotle Chili. Please RSVP by Monday, Jan. 20 , by emailing David Schickedantz , or by calling or emailing the church office (336-288-4721).
REGISTER NOW FOR ISRAEL TRIP!
Official registration is open for the November pilgrimage to Israel. Contact Linda Allgood (336-288-4721) in the church office for details.
MIDWEEK EUCHARIST
 WITH LECTIONARY STUDY
THURSDAYS @ 12 P.M.
Lectionary at Lunch has become Midweek Eucharist with Lectionary Study! This hour, Thursdays from 12-1 p.m ., offers midweek communion and an opportunity to reflect on the upcoming Sunday’s scripture passages. All are welcome—no previous preparation or attendance required!
UPCOMING MARY MAGS EVENTS

Jan. 28 @7 p.m.-9 p.m
Game Night in the parish hall      
Bring a card game or board game that lasts no more than 30 minutes; we will rotate and play a new game with a new group of ladies every 30 minutes. Also bring whatever you’d like to drink and a snack to share.

Feb. 22 @2 p.m.         
Menopause, The Musical         
Group Tickets are $42 each (includes taxes and facility fee) for a group of 10 or more. Please get your money to the church office by Jan. 10 if you will be going. Make the check out to St. Francis Episcopal Church and put “February play” in the notes section on your check. Pat can then purchase the group tickets.

March 6 @5:30 p.m.        
Women’s Retreat at St. Francis

April (TBA)
Manicures
Get your nails done with the girls. We’ll choose a date later in the spring.
CHILDREN'S & YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER
EYC GAME NIGHT
THIS SUNDAY
EYC is back and it's game night ya'll! Join us in St. Mike's THIS Sunday, Jan. 12 , Sunday from 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. and bring a card/board game you'd love to share. Pizza, treats, and fun will be provided.
VBS COMMITTEE MEETS THIS SUNDAY
Saint Francis has had the joy of watching our VBS program grow and evolve over the years and things are looking better than ever. If you want to join in on the fun, we invite you to join our new VBS Committee! Our second committee meeting will be THIS Sunday, Jan. 12 , in the Red Room following the 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist. Join us as we pray, prepare, and plan for another fun week this summer with the children in our community!
BRING A MEAL TO EYC
CLICK HERE to sign up to bring dinner to one of our EYC meetings this Spring! Dinner would need to arrive to St. Mike's around 5:30 p.m. on whichever Sunday you select. We are so grateful for all of our parishioners who are helping us feed these hungry teenagers every week!
YOUTH CONFIRMATION CLASSES BEGIN JAN. 19
HELP LEAD SUNDAY SCHOOL
With a new, easy to follow curriculum, leading these lessons is as stress-free as ever! Whether you led Sunday School 20 ago or are new to Saint Francis, we would love to have you. CLICK HERE to sign up to be a leader or leader's helper on your preferred day and Felicia will contact you with more info!