St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church
Blue Hill ~ Maine
July 16, 2020

(an eClare issue from many of you!)
“I’m going to give you a handful of wildflowers 
so, each petal that falls will remind you 
that the earth breathes, and the moon rises.” 
―  Carolyn Riker
The Calendar

Sunday Worship Service

(Time Change)
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.
A virtual Bingo Party is coming!
Tuesday, August 6
7 PM
(info to follow)

*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 July Birthdays

Ruth Billings
Marinda Boechat
Charity Chung
Libbie Cluett
Patti Deetjen
Kathy DeSilvey
Lynne Ensworth
John Faulkner
Marty Hamblen
Jack Hooper
Jane Hooper
Brent Follweiler
Kevin Hunt
Ann Joyce
Alix Kirkpatrick
Fred Marston
Katie MacLeod
Sam Nesbit
Chris Ramsay
Jane Reinoso
Elizabeth Richardson
Carlton Russell
Brenda Swazey

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
The Music for Sunday Morning Services on Zoom just keeps getting better...and much of it is coming from a lot of hard work!
Thank you, Carlton, Lorna, Heather, and Harry and Kate Caldwell, summer choir members from Maryland.

(and just in case you occasionally need a substitute director, click below)
From our Parish Administrator, Barbara Brady---

Emily Award
The Emily Award was established in 2009 in order to honor the many people who have 
engaged in a variety of church related activities over a long period of time that are critical
to the mission of the church. It was named after  Emily Chaney  who was the first recipient of the award.
To nominate someone please include your name as well as the person who is being nominated and a description of why this person would be a good candidate to receive an Emily Award
by describing in detail the activities he/she currently engage in at St. Francis, those he/she engaged in the past and how these contribute to the mission of the church. 

Previous recipients of the Emily Award are:

Emily Chaney
Will & Maren Rosborough
Mary Semler
Suzanne Decrow
Mary Hartley
Peter & Donny Smith
Nancy Doane
Pam Siewers
Gene Grindle
Carla Rosenzweig
Judy Rountree
Tim & Judy Thomas
David Decrow
Please submit your nominations to Milissa LaLonde, Sr. Warden no later than July 30th.
---due July 30!
(Thank you, Connie!)

"Romancing the Wind"
Ray Bethell is Canadian, in his 80's and he is deaf. The ending is amazing!

One fine day...we will all be back. Take a look at what's happening now at St. Francis!

From David Decrow...

St. Francis Steeple Trivia

"The steeple structure is built in four parts, starting top to bottom; spire, lantern, belfry, and tower. It appears that the steeple structure was added to the original church building sometime later. The steeple structure is timber frame post and beam that starts at the attic floor level continuing up through the spire top.

As you can see from the bare wood on the spire there was lots of preparation that went into the painting; scraping, replacing dry rotted wood, and caulking seams ."
That's an eighty foot rental lift. Blue Hill harbor is visible from the spire top.
Wednesday Seekers
(1st and 3rd Wednesdays)

St Francis by the Sea is offering an excellent adult ed at 10 AM, first and third Wednesdays. The discussion yesterday was really interesting.

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.

The Magic Food Bus is 10 Years Old and Going Strong!

Read the full story on our website

St Francis by the Sea  (website)

From 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 thank you 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.
Christmas in July! Thank you for sending us these
"Glass Players"
Garden Art
e Clare thanks you for sharing all of these...and, finally, here is what Terry Briggs sent!

The Very Revd Dr Robert Willis, Dean of The Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, England
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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