St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church
Blue Hill ~ Maine
July 30, 2020

Welcome Bishop Brown!

A Very Special Visit with St. Francis by the Sea!
The Rt. Rev. Bishop Thomas James Brown
Bishop of Maine

(preaching and presiding)

This Sunday, August 2nd

9 AM Worship Service

(ZOOM details will follow from Fr. Brent)
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.
Thursday, August 6
St. Francis Annual Meeting
Sunday, August 30

*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
Kaylie Holland
Jane Hooper
Alix Kirkpatrick
JoAnn Krestan
Pam MacDonald
Sam and Jane Nesbitt
Earl Richardson
Diana Robson
Dennis Robertson
Carla Rosenzweig
Sarah Semler
Ed Shoemaker
Cathy Smith
Donny Smith
Marshall Smith
Peter Smith
Gloria Smith
Terri Stephens Smith
Fred Stine
Brenda Swazey
Brad West
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

From Bob Publicover--

Joe's Garage and thirty years of memories during those first weeks of August...
Next Thursday, August 6
7-8 PM
Envelopes with six cards each/per person are available now in the mailbox at the side entrance of the church. 

Email  Lynne Yurosko...
to have your cards mailed to you. 

*Please be sure to include your current mailing address. For questions: Call Lynne   954.805.3788

(No Cost)
An Important Request to St. Francis parishioners and friends

From Outreach Chair, Sue Grindle and Judi Hilliker...

"The food pantry has just reopened for inside shopping so we have not given out any diapers for a while. Right now we have no infant/toddler diapers at all.

Diapers can be put inside the food donation bin on the TurnStyle entryway anytime or directly to the pantry on Thursdays between 8 and 1."
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 (2 nd  and 4 th ) Wednesdays be reading Verna Dozier’s gem of Anglican theology  
The Dream of God .   I encourage you to buy it locally.
From Barbara...

Annual Reports will be available soon.
If you are an "away parishioner" but will be in the Blue Hill area by the end of August, please let Barbara know.
As always she is available by email or in the church office Tuesday-Friday
The following video has been sent to eClare from Rev. Carlton Russell, Rev. Brent Was, and parishioner, Julie Boardman, whose friend actually attends the church in the video! As you will see, it is a "Hamilton Church Parody" Enjoy!
Celebrate Summer!
eClare's next edition will feature our summer gardens--in all their glory! Everyone is welcome to add to the dozen photos already sent...mostly super iPhone photos of everything "from lilies to lettuce!"
From Connie Hegarty--This short film won the oscar for animation. It's 3 minutes long, and it took the director 3 years to get it done.  It's worth seeing over and over again.
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!!!

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