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, 12:00 pm - Rite I Holy Eucharist
September 13 through June
(not during the summer months, July through Labor Day week)
Church office hours
Tuesday through Friday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
PO Box 445
8818 SW Miley Rd
SE Corner of I-5, at the Charbonneau Exit
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Tuesday, November 28, 4:30 pm
Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 3, 10:30 am
Sunday, December 3, 12:00 pm
Guys Nite Out
Thursday, December 7, 5:45 pm
Monday, December 11, 3:00 m (sorting)
Tuesday, December 12, 9:00 am (packing)
John’s Team Breakfast
Saturday, December 16, 8:30 am
Ladies Lunch Out
Monday, December 18, 11:45 am
Christmas Eve, December 24
8:00 am service
10:30 am service, No service
5:00 pm Christmas Eve Service
9:30 pm Christmas Eve Service
Christmas Day, December 25
9:00 am, Service
Mondays, 7:00 pm
Wednesdays, 12:00 pm
Wednesdays, 7:00 pm
Thursdays, 10:00 am
We will not meet this Sunday (11/26), will resume in Advent (12/3)!
Come explore the radical mystery of God described by Isaiah! In Advent we hear scripture from the part of the Book of Isaiah often called 2 Isaiah (Isaiah, ch. 40-66). Let’s take some time to read and think about the wisdom and prophecy of Isaiah as we approach and enter the wonderful season of Advent. There will be several copies of the Episcopal Church’s Conversations with Scripture: 2 Isaiah for sale in the narthex, but reading through 2 Isaiah is most helpful! Join us at 9:15 in Cummins Hall and stay as long as you like! For books or further information, contact Terri Hoffmann, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a break from our usual practice of offering Lessons and Carols on the Sunday before Christmas, the St. Francis Choir will present its annual Lessons and Carols Service on Sunday, December 3, 10:30 am which is the First Sunday of Advent. A highlight of the service will be the premiere of Barbara Bridge’s newly composed Advent Responsory which was commissioned for use at this service. Invite your friends and neighbors to attend church with you on that day.
Advent Party to follow the 10:30 am service.
Advent Booklets from Forward Movement are available again this year for your Advent devotions. This year there are 5 copies each of The Stillness We Seek, Soul Proclamations, and What Are You Waiting For? For kids and families, Love Life, Live Advent are also available! All the books will be in a basket for you to look at and take if you like! Suggested donation is $5, but take a book anyway if you want one.
Epiphany, January 6, celebrates the Magi’s visit to the Christ Child. We will celebrate this occasion at St. Francis of Assisi on Sunday, January 7. As we remember the journey of the Magi and the gifts that they brought to the Light of the World, we celebrate that light with the ingathering of baby items for Salud Medical Center in Woodburn--baby clothes, diapers, and the darling knitted baby hats. On that day also the purple baby hats will be collected for the Legacy Hospital program of ending Shaken Baby Syndrome.
It is always a sweet thing to see all the baby items in front of the altar being blessed before they go out into the world.
Thank you all for your caring. Jane Domagalski
What will you be doing these dark Sunday afternoons of winter? CATECHUMENATE at St. Francis may be just the spring tonic you need! Catechumenate is a big word for a long, leisurely experience of conversations and questions about what it means for us to be children of God in the Episcopal tradition. From January through April we have lunch together, pray together, and learn together; most of us find it enriching for ourselves and our community. There’s no homework except prayer and to find friendships and some wisdom all you have to do is step up and join us! If you have questions or would like to sign up, contact Terri Hoffmann, Christopher Onstad, or Fr. Tony.
Two years ago, during the season of Lent, we were given charming little booklets, with meditations for each day of Lent. The entries consisted of original prose and poems, as well submissions of favorite poems, psalms, Bible passages, uplifting thoughts, points to ponder, and quotations. The entries came from us, from our wonderful, talented St. Francis parishioners, from young and old, and drew us closer together for our Lenten journey.
We need your submissions in order to do this. Lent begins on February 14, but start your thinking during this Advent season, and submit those jewels of thought as soon as possible. They may be sent to the church office.
*Names on the submissions are optional.