Memorial Garden Celebration
Ecological Reading of the Bible
Fr. Brendan will lead adult formation at 9:00 am on Sunday, May 8th and Sunday, May 22nd, discussing an ecological reading of the Bible.
One of the many lovely traditions at our St. Francis Church involves the making of origami doves which are hung from the chandeliers in the Nave for Pentecost Sunday on June 5.
Before the doves are folded, you all are invited to write a prayer of petition or thanksgiving on the prayer paper.
The paper will be available in the narthex on Sunday, May 8, until the actual date of folding them on May 29. You may also submit an online prayer through the website, News Page.
The doves flying over us on Pentecost are an awesome, powerful sight, and a remembrance of how we are uplifted and comforted by the prayers of others. Look for the prayer papers and take part in this beautiful connection with our loved ones.
St. Francis Memorial Gardens need your help to stay beautiful all summer, plus gardening is good for your soul! Please join us the first Saturday morning of each month at 10:00 am, May through August. Bring your favorite garden tool if you have one, maybe some gloves if you value clean hands, and join the Memorial Gardens Committee as we do a little garden maintenance each month.
There will be coffee or iced tea and lots of fun. Prior experience and tools are unnecessary. We’re happy to give you service credit, gardening lessons, or just dirty hands and knees - or all of the above - your choice!
If you’d like more information, contact Terri Hoffmann, email@example.com or 503-982-4825.
An Almost Silent Retreat
The first St, Francis Almost Silent retreat will take place on Saturday, May 7, at St. Francis, in the Narthex, from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. The facilitators, Rev. Carolynne Fairweather and Lynn Hingson, will help you explore your connectedness with God through nature, silence, contemplation, and the Eucharist.
The retreat is open to men and women and there is no cost. To sign up, call or email Lynn at 503-598-1254 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, May 1.
Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022
We gather for Good Friday.April 15, 2022
There will be services at noon and at 7:00 pm.
The noon service will be followed by the Stations of the Cross.
The 7:00 pm service will be on YouTube.
We celebrate Maundy Thursday
Tonight, Thursday, April14, 2022, we celebrate Maundy Thursday, with a foot-washing service and all-night vigil.
Here is the YouTube link for our service at 7:00 pm.
If for any reason, you cannot access the YouTube service, try the St. Francis YouTube channel, St Francis Wilsonville
Guys Nite Out -- IS BACK – April 7
Inviting: All Saint Francis men to a “nite out”. Usually every second Thursday. Exception: April 7 because of Holy Week.
Where: Langdon Farms Grill for great guy food with happy hour pricing until 6:00.
Agenda: Good conversation; getting to know each other better; maybe solve all of the world’s problems.
5:30 We gather
5:45 We order food
7:15 We leave happy having had a good time
Sponsors: Gary Thompson, Doug Horton, John Wisecaver, and Fr. Brendan Barnicle