ST FRANCIS of ASSISI
established in 1979
Worship Opportunities at St. Francis
Sunday, 8:00 am - Rite II Holy Eucharist (spoken liturgy)
Sunday, 10:30 am - Rite II Holy Eucharist and Choir
Wednesday Morning Prayer, 12:00 pm
Church office hours
Tuesday through Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
PO Box 445
8818 SW Miley Rd
SE Corner of I-5, at the Charbonneau Exit
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Thursday, June 21, 7:00 pm
Beth Mallon’s Ordination and Reception:
Saturday, June 23, 2:00 pm
Sunday, June 24, 9:15 am
Thursday, June 28, 10:00 am
Recognition and Celebration Sunday:
Sunday, July 1, at Coffee Hour
Men’s Prayer Group: Leader, Terry Kester:
Monday, July 2, 11:00 am
Guy’s Nite Out:
Thursday, July 5, 5:45 pm
Ladies Lunch Out:
Monday, July 16, 11:45 am
Come for Breakfast!
On the fourth Sundays of June, July, and August we’ll share breakfast between services. On June 24 at 9:15 am the choir will host breakfast. Please stay late or come early and let’s sit and eat and get to know each other better! We can share information about the Parish Profile and the transition, catch up on travels and events, and spend some leisurely time together over breakfast. If your ministry team would like to host a breakfast, contact Terri Hoffmann (firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Adult Formation Sundays at 9:15 am
We will be exploring the Gospel of John from an Episcopal perspective, using Conversations with Scripture: The Gospel of John, by the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge (available at www.churchpublishing.org). Please join us as we work to understand and appreciate this mystical and challenging gospel, so familiar to us by its use in our liturgies, especially at Easter. We will look at its relationship to the other three gospels, the amazing Prologue, signs of Jesus' character, hatred, love, and Easter. Come with or without a book and share great conversation and ok coffee!
New Service Music
St. Francis has commissioned our own Barbara Bridge to compose a new musical setting of the sung portions of our liturgy. We hope to be able to introduce this new music to the congregation in September. We are seeking monetary contributions from those who might like to support this commission. Donations should be made to St. Francis Episcopal Church with the designation “Service Music Commission.”
Wilsonville Community Food Bank
The Wilsonville Food Bank has asked if we can donate food again this year, and like last year have requested that we concentrate on selected food items: cereal, peanut butter and fresh fruit.
Please bring your donated food items and place them in the small grocery cart that will be in the hallway near the new information desk. A cash donation box will also be in the grocery cart for those who would like to donate money or write a check.
The Wilsonville Food Bank really appreciates our weekly food donations! They can count on our deliveries ever Tuesday morning. They serve over 125 families consisting of over 400 adults and children.
Please direct any inquiries to the MDE Committee.
On Sunday, July 1 we will be recognizing and celebrating all of our parishioners who have been unusually busy these past 2 months filling the void following Fr. Tony’s departure.
While every ministry has been extremely busy just taking care of “business as usual”, there are a few groups whose work may have escaped the notice of many.
Their work often takes place when no one is on the church premises to notice their activity.
• Vestry - This team is tasked with running the parish in the absence of a Rector, ensuring that we are making progress on our Search activities and coordinating Sunday Clergy coverage until they have selected an interim priest. Added to this very full plate is filling the open positions of Bookkeeper and Treasurer.
• Parish Profile Committee - This team has been meeting weekly and spending time between each meeting working on tasks required to complete step one of our Search process - preparing a current Parish Profile that outlines our needs and wishes for the future of St. Francis.
• Building and Grounds Volunteers - A number of parishioners have been working with Tom Over, the Junior Warden, to spruce up our grounds and undertake some neglected maintenance projects.
• Susan Cheever - Susan has increased her hours to make sure we have adequate coverage in the Church office. She has also taken on some of tasks that were performed by our previous Treasurer.
Please join us at Coffee Hour on June 24 to celebrate all of our dedicated parishioners who do so much to keep St. Francis a vibrant community.