St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church
Blue Hill ~ Maine

July 8, 2021

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. – Marcus Aurelius
(beautiful sunrise photo at Moxie Pond by Susannah Warner)

Celebrate a new day at St. Francis by the Sea!
   From Fr. Brent
We have a celebration of new ministry planned for Sunday afternoon.  The Bishop will be here.  The choir has been hard at work.  Carlton even wrote a piece of music for the occasion.  The weather looks decent.  The picnic following is looking great.  
And... I don’t know about you, but it feels a little weird to me to be having a celebration of new ministry 15 months into our time together.  Why are we doing this?

The Calendar

Sunday Worship Services

Zoom- plus!

In-person worship
8 AM and 10 AM

Celebration of Fr. Brent's new ministry at St. Francis by the Sea
Sunday July 11
4 PM
(picnic to follow)
Morning Prayer
 Wednesday - Saturday 
8:45 AM

Annual Meeting
August 29
(following the 10 AM Service)

Annual Committee Reports are due by July 30

We Pray for:
Harry and Marie Bissell
Jim Casper
Russel Dischinger
Edward Dufresne
Giffy Full
Brinley Hall
Grace High
JoAnn Krestan
Alix Kirkpatrick
Kira and John Klinger
Ed Manuel
Fred Marston
Sophia Partridge
Diana Robson
Dennis Robertson
Carla Rosenzweig
Mary Semler
Linda Slaven
Cathy Smith
Donny Smith
Marshall Smith
Peggy Smith
Terri Stephens Smith
Fred Stine
Marilyn Stewart
Janet and Julia Swazey
Lyn Swazey
Judy Thomas
Gerald Wheeler
Holly Whelan
Nell Whiting
Persis Williams

Those with July Birthdays
Ruth Billings
Marinda Boechat
Charity Chung
Libby Cluett
Kathy DeSilvey
Lynne Ensworth
John Faulkner
Brent Follweiler
Anne Gilchrist
Peter Gilchrist
Marty Hamblen
Gretchen Hannon
Jack Hooper
Jane Hooper
Kevin Hunt
Ann Joyce
Aramis Lopez
Alix Kirkpatrick
Katie McCloud
Fred Marston
Sam Nesbitt, Jr
Chris Ramsay
Jane Reinoso
Elizabeth Richardson
Carlton Russell

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

You are welcome to host- and needed! Host with a friend!

The sign-up sheet is on the door outside of the kitchen.

Keep it simple!
Raining without water!
From John Haley...don't miss this very "cooling-off" video...listen to it with your eyes closed!

Bishop Thomas Brown
to St. Francis
for a
"Celebration of New Ministry" and our Parish Picnic 
This Sunday
July 11, 4 PM 

Join with Bishop Brown in this belated, yet proper, celebration of our new ministry with Fr. Brent. We will have the liturgy and then transition tp the party.
A sign-up sheet is down in the parish hall. Be in touch with Barbara if you want to check on items still needed for the picnic. (374-5200)
From our Senior Warden
Dear Friends,
One of my favorite activities is my weekly time at church each Sunday. I always receive a spiritual nugget or two and love seeing the wonderful people who make up St. Francis By the Sea. This summer, of course, is especially rich as we are able to be together again. Pretty special!!
There are treasured friends who are absent and we shall keep them in our hearts and memories. But how nice to see some young faces and to welcome new babies: the circle of life continues.
I look forward to welcoming the Bishop, experiencing Fr. Brent's Celebration of New Ministry and enjoying a summer picnic with all of you on July 11.
Thank you,
The Grindle Family all served last Sunday---It is great to have Nora back and Scott read beautifully!
Seeking Eucharistic Ministers!
Serving at the Table of Our Lord is a beautiful form of religious practice. It has solemnity about it. It encourages grace. It serves others. And you get the best seat in the house. If you are interested in learning more about this critical ministry, talk to Fr. Brent.

Thank you to Scott, Sue, Nora and Zac...all of whom contributed so much last Sunday!
From Fr. Brent:

A New position!: Coordinator of Family, Children and Youth Ministry

St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church is seeking a loving, faithful person to help form our children into loving, faithful people.

Primary responsibility is coordination of Sunday School program on Sunday mornings. Other responsibilities include coordinating occasional non-Sunday service projects and mission/field trips.

This work will have you working closely with parents, volunteers and the Rector to ensure our children are safe, engaged, challenged and formed.

Teaching experience is preferred. Experience with children/youth is required.

Background checks are required, and child abuse prevention/mandated reporter training will be provided.

5 hours/week

Contact Fr. Brent at OR 374-5200
Happy 50th Birthday, Fr. Brent! We enjoyed your Coffee Hour party!
..and your cool sox!

Links to Websites of
 Special Interest: droppable-1619627234904 (Fr. Brent Was)

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
From Barbara, our Parish Administrator
A new Friends List is in the works. A notebook with contact information is located on the table just outside the kitchen. Please check to see that your information is correct.
Have you been in touch with Tim Thomas about leaving a legacy for St. Francis Church?

Tim is available to discuss with -or refer you to- a legal expert.