St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church
Blue Hill ~ Maine
August 14, 2020

(Beautiful photo sent from Tyler Knowles)
“Butterflies can't see their wings. They can't see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that as well.” ― Naya Rivera
The Calendar

Sunday Worship Service
9 AM
Two separate Wednesday Seekers
(see right)

Morning Prayer with
Fr. Brent
Zoom 8:45 AM
Wednesday – Friday

Wednesday Evening Prayers
Zoom, 6 PM

Fr. Brent has days off on Monday and Tuesday.
However he is always available for emergencies.
St. Francis Annual Meeting
Sunday, August 30

Some Notes from Fr. Brent-
How are we doing?
The vestry is hoping to learn more about how St. Francis is doing in our response to COVID-19. Keep your eyes out for it- in and amongst the Annual Giving Campaign materials that will be mailed soon. 
If you aren’t on the mailing list, contact Barbara:
Missed us on Sunday morning? Check out our St. Francis YouTube Channel 
B-I-N-G-O #2! 
After a fun evening of Bingo we will be doing it again. Thursday, August 27 @ 7:00. Bingo cards will be in the mail box at church, or contact Lynne and she will mail you one: If you already have one, use it again! 

When she is not the BINGO Caller, Lynne grows beautiful delphiniums!
*Please continue updating the prayer list

Email our church Parish Administrator, Barbara Brady. She continues to work remotely and she receives emails through the church web address.

As always, if you wish to add another person's name to the prayer list, please be sure you have that person's permission.
We Pray for:

Harry Bissell
Kaylee Bland
Julie Boardman
Holly Colt
Ellen Day
Edward Dufresne
Diane Dumond
Brinley Hall
Dorine Harris
Kira Hartley
Jane Hooper
Alix Kirkpatrick
JoAnn Krestan
Pam MacDonald
Sam and Jane Nesbitt
Earl Richardson
Diana Robson
Dennis Robertson
Carla Rosenzweig
Sarah Semler
Cathy Smith
Donny Smith
Marshall Smith
Peter Smith
Gloria Smith
Terri Stephens Smith
Fred Stine
Brenda Swazey
Brad West
Persis Williams
Martha York

Those with August Birthdays

Mary Boechat
Brook Dojny
Virginia Drewry
Marcia Fenn
Ron Garlick
Milissa Lalonde
Christina McHenry
Judy Rountree
Pam Siewers
Marshall Smith
Marilyn Stewart
Fred Stine
Tim Thomas Jr
Maurine 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

We Pray for the repose of the soul of Ed Shoemaker and for his family and friends

In a quiet, private ceremony yesterday afternoon, and in the presence of a few family members, friends and colleagues, Jamie MacNair, Acadia Council's President, surprised Lorraine Duffy of Compass Point Real Estate in Blue Hill as this year's REALTOR® of the Year.
...and thank you for this, Lorraine!

Some really encouraging activity- from Outreach Chair, Sue Grindle

"We have gotten some lovely thank you notes from the allocations we have sent out. Friends in Action is using our donation to transport patients for dialysis and cancer treatments. Tree of Life has received our donation for the Rosborough Scholarship and still plans to donate it to a deserving 2020 graduate. Volunteers for Hancock County Jail will be supplying extra postage stamps to folks on the inside who cannot visit with their loved ones. The Free Medical Clinic in Ellsworth is grateful for our donation as they continue to cope with Covid-19 and all of the extra needed cleaning and sterilization processes.

And The Eagles' Nest sent a lovely handmade thankyou for cleaning supplies. I also received a thank you note from their parent organization, OHI, as it appears that one of you has anonymously made a donation via a $200.00 gift card. How thoughtful and kind! I add my sincere thanks as well.

You will be glad to hear that HOME has been awarded a $30,000.00 grant for the purchasing of PPE supplies. This takes one worry away from Tracey Hair who has done a phenomenal job taking care of the Homeless in our area. She has done so well that other organizations are using her protocols for their programs."


An added note from Brenda Swazey:

The Eagles Nest Club House would appreciate donations of fresh vegetables for their meals. This group is also in need of (disposable only) face masks.

Contact Information, call
Diapers are needed...all sizes
Wednesday Seekers
(1st and 3rd Wednesdays)

St Francis by the Sea is offering an excellent adult ed at 10 AM, first and third Wednesdays.

We are coming from various points of view and everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate.

Good stuff! Good conversation!
The Episcopal Church’s Sacred Ground Anti-racism training is a film-based and dialogue series on Race and Faith. 

Wednesday Seekers
(2nd and 4th Wednesdays)
From Fr. Brent-

Since we are also in the midst of a terrible pandemic and our souls need tending as much as they need challenging, we will on even (2nd and 4th) Wednesdays be reading Verna Dozier’s gem of Anglican theology 
The Dream of God.  I encourage you to buy it locally.


From Tim Thomas-

Greetings everyone:

"First, thanks to Barbara who created the letter and its enclosures. It has been sent to your homes.

While coping with the coronavirus and, hopefully, enjoying the summer, please think about ways you can support St. Francis. Among the many are volunteer services which are important and needed. A pledge of annual financial support is also needed and appreciated. Another way is by planned gift under your will or by other method taking effect at your death. The Committee asks parish members to consider such a gift."
Brigid and Hannah Maeve
More than Flowers!
Born wearing masks?

Are you wearing a mask?

Maybe a Halloween mask?

Thanks, P. J.!
A Beautiful Summer in Maine
(oblivious of Covid-19!)

Beginning with the photo (left) from Mark and Libbie Cluett
Colleen Spangler
Roxanne Jansen
Bob Publicover
Lorna Russell
Kelly Fernandez
Cathy Thompson
Links to Websites of
 Special Interest: (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