ST FRANCIS of ASSISI
established in 1979
Worship Opportunities at St. Francis
Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - Rite II Holy Eucharist (spoken liturgy)
Sunday, 10:30 a.m. - Rite II Holy Eucharist and Choir
Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. - Rite I Holy Eucharist
September through May
(not during the summer months)
Church office hours
Tuesday through Thursday 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
UPCOMING CHURCH EVENTS
John’s Team Breakfast
Saturday, February 18, 8:30 am
February 19, 9:15 am
Ladies Lunch Out
February 20, 11:45 am
February 21, 4:00 pm
February 21, 7:00 pm
February 28, 4:30 pm
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
February 28, 6:00 pm
Ash Wednesday Services
March 1, 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Add a Discipline for Lent!
To help us keep a holy Lent, there are books of daily meditations of various types available now near the Welcome table. Stop for a look in the basket and choose a book that suits you!
*Good Lord, Deliver Us, based on the Great Litany
*Moving Meditations, great for walkers and other
*Ashes and the Phoenix, quotations, poetry, drawings,
and room for journaling
*Forward Day by day, for February-April
Donations are appreciated but not necessary. Take whichever book you like, with our prayers for a wonderous Lenten experience this year.
Ash Wednesday is the first day in the Christian season of Lent. The early Christians adopted the use of ashes as an external mark of penitence. The ashes used are typically produced out of the palms of the previous year's Palm Sunday. When the ashes are distributed on Ash Wednesday Y, the Celebrant proclaims "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return."
You are invited to bring your palm crosses and palm fronds to St. Francis by Sunday, February 19, for use on Ash Wednesday, March 1.
New Ministry of Healthy Living
How many times have we started a New Year
with resolutions such as: lose weight, exercise
more, eat better, drink less alcohol, learn to
meditate, pray more, don’t get so stressed
or depressed, improve relationships with spouse/children/siblings/co-workers/neighbors and God, stop smoking, and many others – which all amount to our desire to turn a new leaf and start afresh? Don’t we all aspire to start again, living a better and healthier life and, for most of us, maybe learn to “age gracefully”? We all need health (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual) to fulfill the work God has given us to do. The Ministry of Healthy Living will spearhead efforts to reach that goal, as we acknowledge that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in us.
We plan to form groups to walk, encourage each other to move more and try healthy recipes (low-sodium, gluten-free, low-carb, vegan). We want to organize talks and workshops to help us reach our goal of a healthy living. If you are interested in joining this new, exciting and thriving ministry, please contact Lucia Jorge-Nebert (firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-694-8482).
Wilsonville Community Food Bank
Again this year the Food Bank requested that we concentrate on selected food items: cereal, peanut butter and fresh fruit. Please bring your donated items and place them in the basket that is in the Narthex. You may also donate money and a donation box marked Food Bank will be on the rear table.
The Wilsonville Food Bank helps feed over 125 in our area.
Thank you for all your donations!
Please join us February 28 from 6:00-7:30 pm in the St. Francis parish hall for the annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper brought to you by John's Team. This is a great chance to get to know fellow parishioners AND to invite a friend to church.
According to Encyclopedia Brittanica: Shrove Tuesday, the day immediately preceding Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent in the Christian churches in the West). It occurs between February 2 and March 9, depending on the date of Easter. Shrove, derived from “shrive,” refers to the confession of sins usual in the European Middle Ages as a preparation for Lent. Shrove Tuesday eventually acquired the character of a carnival or festival in European countries, and many customs developed in connection with this day that precedes the beginning of the Lenten fast. Traditionally pancakes were eaten on Shrove Tuesday, because eggs and fat, forbidden during the Lenten fast, were used. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Shrove-Tuesday
PLEASE HELP US WELCOME OUR VERY SPECIAL GUEST BISHOP MOSES FROM SOUTH SUDAN who will be speaking at both the 8:00 am and 10:30 am services, Sunday, February 19.
NOTE: All our Sunday School Children are invited to welcome Bishop Moses and participate in the service. Please come to our regular classroom at 10:30 for more information.
Please join us after the 10:30 service for refreshments and an extended informal visit with Bishop Moses!