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Holy Eucharist

Sunday service is at 10 a.m. at


616 Stockell Drive, Eureka, MO.
Office: 210 S. Central Avenue, Eureka,
MO 63025
Phone: 636-938-3733
Website: www.StFrancisEureka.com
Vicar
The Rev. Sally S. Weaver
Phone Numbers:
Cell: 314-651-3836
Home: 636-938-7773

Bishops Committee: Jim Bowlin,
Sr. Warden, Jim Eckhardt, Jr. Warden;
Bob Champlin; Judy Cody; Jack
Lauless; Jackie Selle; Dan Card; Sue
Schmidt; Joe OReilly; Sylvia Ahmad

Suzanne Jones, Treasurer
Convention Delegates: Michael
Booker; Kathleen McDonald
Alternate: Kyra Jordan

Annual Meeting
An Annual Meeting is held each year at
the end of January at which new
Bishops Committee and Convention
Delegates are elected.

St. Francis Episcopal Church is a mis-
sion of the Episcopal Diocese of
Missouri.
The Chalice is the newsletter of St.
Francis Episcopal Church, Eureka, and
is published at least 10 times per year.
Submissions for The Chalice are
due approximately the 20th of each
month and may be
e-mailed to the Office at
stfranch@sbcglobal.net.
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St. Francis Episcopal Church
Eureka MO
Pastors Corner
The commandmentsare summed up in
this word, Love your neighbor as your-
self. Romans 13:9 (from the reading
for September 7, 2014)
Sunday, September 14 is our 2
nd
year for Test
Drive Sunday. As youre aware, weve been going door-
to-door on Saturdays, inviting our neighbors in the
Mirasol and Ashton Woods subdivisions to check St.
Francis out, to take us for a test drive. Test Drive
Sunday provides a celebratory occasion for coming to
kick the tires and see what we offer.
What does St. Francis offer thats so special? If I
had to answer that in one word, Id say community.
Together, as a community, we worship praying, singing,
and praising God. We work together on behalf of others
in tutoring school children, in feeding hungry people
through the Eureka food pantry and the Trinity hot lunch
program, in providing shoes for children returning to
schoolthat list goes on and on. We enjoy one anothers
company -- in a mens group, a womens group, social
events for the whole parish, and blessedly, in the conver-
sations that are hard to interrupt when its time to start
worship on Sunday mornings. Together we ponder and
discuss Gods word and the issues facing us today in
Bible studies, Adult Forums, and prayer groups.
Most of all, we hang in there with one another.
S e p t e m b e r 2 0 1 4
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Contacting Pastor Sally
If you call or e-mail Pastor Sally
and she doesnt respond, please let her
know. The best number to call is her cell
phone: 314-651-3836. Remember that
theres a middle initial, S, in her e-mail
address:
The Vicars Calendar is
On-line
Pastor Sallys calendar is on our website,
www.stfranciseureka.com. Select
Calendar, then Vicars Calendar. Its
the only calendar Pastor Sally uses, so it is
complete and up-to-date.
Table of Contents
Have we missed an
important date for you or
your family?

Jot a note and put in the
collection plate. We want
to help celebrate
everyones
accomplishments.
Adult Forum Calendar 3
ASA Statistics 15
Birthdays & Anniversaries 9
Book Group 18
Calendar 22
Consider This 17
Contacting Pastor Sally 2
Crafternoon 13
Financial Update 19
Food Pantry Needs 9
Garden Committee Help! 15
Kids Korner 7
Mens Group 2
Pastors Corner 1
Prayer for St. Francis 19
Prayer List 10
Preparing for Sunday 10
Recipe of the Month 6
Shoeman Shoe Drive 12
Spiritual Offerings 10
St. Francis in Depth 19
Treasurers Commentary 18
Tutoring Ministry 12
Upcoming Events 4
Vicars Calendar 2
Watch Hummingbirds Pictures 8
Womens Group 13
Worship Participants 21

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Adult Forums are held on Sundays from 11:55 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The complete
Adult Forum calendar is on our website at www.stfrancisereka.com select
Christian Education/Formation, Adults.
Adult Forums September & October
Sep 7 Our Tutoring Program
Sep 14 Test Drive Sunday -- games & potluck
Sep 21 Diocesan Youth Ministry
Sep 28 Creation as a Mark of Mission
Oct 5 Addressing Unjust Societal Structures as a Mark of
Mission
Oct 12 World Food Day: Service as a Mark of Mission
Oct 19 Archeology of the New Testament
Oct 26 New Believers as a Mark of Mission
Adult Forum Schedule
Helping Hands
at the Eastern Missouri Correctional Center
We have some unusual neighbors in the Eastern Missouri Correctional Center off of
Old Highway 66. Many of the offenders there wish to do some kind of community
service and the Restorative Justice programs provide opportunities for them to do
just that. The two main programs of Restorative Justice
here focus around sewing pillows and quilts for those
hospital and shelter programs that need these, and grow-
ing fresh produce for the Agape House. St. Francis
parishioners have recently begun to increase their
engagement in the sewing ministry.
The head of the Restorative Justice Programs is Gloria
Link, who visited our Adult Forum this spring to ex-
plain the programs to us, explaining how we can help
these offenders who wish to start restoring to the
community what they might have taken away from
their home communities. Although she does not man-
age the other areas that might use volunteers she can
connect you with the people who do. If you are inter-
ested in this unique ministry, please call Gloria Link at
636-257-3322.
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Upcoming Events
Mens Group Meeting Tuesday, Sep 2
The Mens Group meets on Tuesday, Sep 2 at 7 p.m. at Big Chief Roadhouse
in Wildwood. The address is 17352 Manchester Rd. All men of St. Francis and
their male friends are welcome.
Eureka Days is a 2-day community event with carnival rides, booths, a pa-
rade, food, and fireworks. St. Francis participates in the parade and with a booth.
We could use your help.
Our booth is open from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Sep 5 and from 12:30-8:30 p.m.
on Saturday, Sep 6. Please sign up for a 2-hour shift on the sheet downstairs at the
Lodge. We apply temporary tattoos to children. Its easy and fun. The booth is
covered from the sun and well have a fan.
The parade is Saturday, Sep 6 beginning at 10 a.m. This years theme is up,
up, and away. Bob Champlins truck will be decorated and well be marching in
front of it, giving out suckers with a Test Drive Sunday flyer attached. Let Pas-
tor Sally or Annette Carr know if you plan on being in the parade. All are welcome.
Scarecrow Festival
The City of Eureka is having a scarecrow festi-
val during the month of October. Currently, 49 Eureka
organizations/businesses have agreed to display their
uniquely designed scarecrow the entire month of Octo-
ber as a civic activity.
Parishioner Paddy Wrob and Carly Champlin are
creating St. Francis scarecrow. Our scarecrow will be
displayed at the parish house at 210 S. Central Ave. The
scarecrows appear on Oct 1 and stay up all month.
For more information, visit
www.scarecrowfestivaleureka.com.
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Float Trip Rescheduled Sat., Sep 27
Inclement weather caused the float trip scheduled for Aug 16 to be canceled.
The float has been rescheduled for Sat., Sep 27. Well meet at 12:30 p.m. at the
commuter lot on 4
th
St. at Highway 109 (across from the QT and near the entrance to
I-44 from Highway 109).
Well be floating a section of the Meramec River near St. Clair. Canoes, kay-
aks, and multi-person rafts are available. After the float well share a meal in the
outdoor pavilion. Pulled pork will be provided; a $5 donation is suggested to cover
the cost of the meat. Youll want to bring a dish to share and a camp chair to sit on.
George Vits is the organizer and will put a sign-up sheet downstairs at the
Lodge with more details about costs. Its a pretty float and a fun day you wont
want to miss.
Vicar on Vacation
Pastor Sally was scheduled to be in Jerusalem for a course from Sep 20
through Oct 8. Because the situation in Israel is so uncertain, and because several of
the sites normally visited during the class are inaccessible, Pastor Sally has post-
poned this trip until Sep 8 of 2015.
Instead of being in Jerusalem in class, Pastor Sally will be on vacation in
Idaho. However, shell only be gone 1 Sunday instead of the 3 planned with the Je-
rusalem trip. Tony and Sally will leave on Monday, Sep 22 and return Friday, Oct 3.
The Rev. Dr. Warren Crews will celebrate and preach on Sunday, Sep 28 and will be
available for emergency pastoral care in Pastor Sallys absence.
CERT Training Offered
The Eureka Police Dept. is offering CERT (Community Emergency Response
Team) training. CERT is made up of volunteers that would help organize the com-
munity response if a disaster strikes.
Attendance at the following sessions is required: Mondays from 7-10 p.m. on
September 15, 22, 29, and October 6; and Sat., October 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Training occurs at the Eureka Fire District Training Center, 18765 Old Hwy 66.
Paddy Wrob is assembling a group to take the training, so talk to her if you'd
like to participate. Or you can register yourself by calling 636-938-6600.
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Recipe of the Month
Submitted by Sylvia Ahmad
Ingredients:
250 g couscous 1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon smoked paprika sea salt
freshly ground black pepper 1 medium red onion, peeled
1 medium cucumber 2 ripe tomatoes
1 fresh red chili 1 bunch of fresh mint, leaves picked
1 bunch of fresh coriander, leaves picked
1 bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley 1 tablespoon tomato pure
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 unwaxed lemon, zest and juice

Method:
Place the couscous, cumin, paprika and a big pinch of salt into a bowl. Stir to com-
bine, then pour just enough boiling water to cover the couscous. Cover the bowl and
leave for about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, finely chop the onion, cucumber, tomatoes and chili (I leave the seeds
in, but deseed if you prefer). Finely chop the mint
and coriander leaves, and the parsley (including the
stalks).
Mix the couscous up with a fork, then stir in the to-
mato pure until well coated (I do this with my
hands it's messy, but quite therapeutic!). Add all
the chopped vegetables, chili and herbs and mix
well. Stir in the oil and the lemon zest and juice,
then season to how you like it.
Like any group of people who spend time together, occasionally feelings get
hurt and communication breaks down. But being a community of Christ means
talking to, listening to, and forgiving one another. It means accepting each others
gifts and limitations. It means being there for one another during times of joy and
times of sorrow. It means loving our neighbors that is, our fellow parishioners and
everyone who walks through the doors as ourselves.
Please consider inviting people you know to Test Drive Sunday on Sep 14 to
experience community at St. Francis. There will be meaningful worship, great
food, games for children, and a cakewalk for everyone. And, as always at St.
Francis, theres sure to be lots of talking and laughing. Thanks be to God!
-- Pastor Sally
(continued from Pastors Corner on page 1)
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KIDS KORNER
Our Childrens Views on God and the Gospel

If you found Jesus on a beach in Florida, what would happen?

The government would claim him.

Our government is weird. Britains is
sane.

What year was Jesus born?

1979

What did we study today?

Another story where Gods kingdom is related to plants.

We dont need medication. We have Jesus. And the American
government.

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School Shoes Thanks
The Youth Group created the poster with tags that enabled St. Francis to pro-
vide 15 Eureka/Pacific children with new shoes before the start of school. Thank
you, teens and parishioners.
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September Birthdays
Hugh Hollister Sept 4
Jonathan Booker Sept 4
Alex Broom-Morse Sept 14
Tony Weaver Sept 21
Ann Doerr Sept 22
Cory Lawson Sept 27
Michael Weaver Sept 27
Judy Cody Sept 29
Bob Hosutt Sept 29

September
Anniversaries
Anne & Michael Booker Sept 4
Bob & Della Hosutt Sept 9
John & Sue Schmidt Sept 11
Debbie Pizzella & Dan Merideth
Sept 13
Eureka Food
Pantry Needs
It's back-to-school time and the
Food Pantry will have a lot of
calls for pack-a-lunch
items.......please consider:
peanut butter, jelly/jam, single
serve fruit cups, single serve
pudding cups, protein or granola
bars...
You get the idea..thank you for
caring and helping.
Please keep this in mind in regard
to donations to the Food Pantry
wagon. For some families to fill
in these meals there is a greater
demand on items supplied
monthly for our local families
who are in need.
Remember the Food Pantry when
you are shopping! Combine two
ministries in one swoop! Use
your Schnucks E-Scrip Card
while shopping for the Food
Pantry!
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Preparing for Sunday
The homepage of our website,
www.StFrancisEureka.com, now contains the
icon shown here. Click-
ing on this icon brings up
the Bible readings for the
upcoming Sunday. Not
only can you read the
Scriptures appointed,
theres a brief explana-
tion of each passage.
This is a good and easy way to prepare for
what youll hear at Sunday morning worship.
St. Francis Spiritual Offerings
during the Week
Mondays from 5:30-6:15 p.m. at the par-
ish house (210 S. Central) we gather for
prayer. We pray for the people of St. Fran-
cis, those who havent joined us yet, those
on our prayer list, the needs of our commu-
nity, and the world. We close each session
at 6:05-6:15 p.m. with New Zealand Night
Prayer.
Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 10
a.m. at the Parish House (210 S. Central)
we study the Bible readings appointed for
the upcoming Sunday.
Please join us for these meetings whenever
you can, whether weekly or once in a while.
All are welcome.
Tom & John Sons of Paddy Wrob
John Father of Kathleen McDonald
Laura parishioner
Elaina parishioner
Nathan Grandson of George Vits
Lisa Daughter of George Vits
Heather Judy Codys daughter
Tim Brother of Kathleen OReilly
Kurt Stepson of Bob Champlin
Judy Debbie Pizzellas sister
Margie Neighbor of Sylvia Ahmad
Thurman Father of Jerry Smith
Lynn Father of Cheryl Foster
Lou Ann Wife of Dan Card
Horst Brother of Brigitte Jung
Tanya Daughter of Brigitte Jung
Bob Rich Mayfields friend
Terry Paddy & Georges friend
Jackson Sue Schmidts nephew
Roberta Carly Champlins sisster
Wilma Ex-wife of Roger Shaw
The Sager
Family
Kyra Jordans friends
Scott & Lisa Michael Bookers co-workers
Mike Joe && Donna Bernerts
brother-in-law
Prayer List
October Calendar &
Worship Schedule
The deadline for the October newsletter, cal-
endar & worship schedule is September 25.
Items not received by that date may not
make the publication. If you have items for
any of these publications, please send or e-
mail to Barbi Click in the parish office
(stfranch@sbcglobal.net).
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The Womens Group at Gina Nessels home.
Spiritual RetreatOctober 25
Mark your calendars! On Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Kristie
Lenzen will lead us in a spiritual retreat at Riverwoods in Washington, MO.
More details will follow.
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Shoeman Shoe Drive: Success by the Numbers
The final counts are in: The Shoeman drive through St. Francis Church in
2014 was many, many times more successful than the fabulously
successful Shoeman drive at St. Francis in 2013. Last year, with
a single collection point, St. Francis collected more than 140
pairs of shoes, most of them from our own closets. This year,
opening the drive so that parishioners could take collection boxes
to sites around Eureka, we had six collection sites. The 750 pairs of shoes collected
required four trips in John Schmidts truck to Shoemans Fenton headquarters.
These shoes will walk many more miles until theyre sold for very low sums
to world neighbors who need them. The funds from the shoe sales are used for
sustainable water wells. Thanks to Shoeman for this valuable ministry in the world,
and thanks to the Mens Group for involving our parish, especially the project
honcho, John Schmidt.
Tutoring @ St. Francis, September 3
rd
School starts really early in the St. Louis area and its time for the St. Francis
tutors to help shore up our young learners.
This special ministry, created and organized
by the Selle family, is now in its fourth year.
Weve grown, weve succeeded with our
students and are ready to do it all again,
hopefully with more kids and more tutors.
On Sunday, September 7th, Jackie
Selle will lead adult forum on the topic of
this important ministry. Come to learn more about what we are doing, what plans
may soon be in action if we are given a diocesan grant, and how you can support the
program whether you are a teacher or not!

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Womens Group Meets September 2
nd

The Womens Group will meet for conversation and a cool drink on Tuesday eve-
ning, September 2
nd
at the home of Brigitte Jung. Here are the details:
Where: 3865 Timberstone Trail, 63069 (off of Highway F. Near Lakewood
Hills. On the way to Lauras house.) Use GPS or call.
NOTE: Limited parking. Carpool if possible.
When: 6:00 p.m.
Why: This is a regularly meeting group, but this is our first since we started
having two services. Do come and visit all the ladies of the parish.
Bring a friend if youd like.
Say good-bye to Sylvia as she goes on her annual grandbaby trip to
Australia. Shell miss the October and November meetings.
Its Crafternoon Time Again!
If you like to be productive, to keep your hands busy
while you talk, St. Francis has the place for you. Come try
us out!
The Crafters meet at the Parish House most Wednes-
days from 12:30 until ready to go home about 2:30 or 3:00.
Sometimes theres a project in common to work on, but of-
ten the crafters just bring portable crafts, drink coffee and
chat. What we provide for one another is a listening ear, a
good laugh, and advice from experienced needlewomen. If
you are a somewhat reluctant crafter, come on along. You never know where youll
find something you like to do. All are welcome! Neither registration nor commit-
ment is required.
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Treasurers Commentary July 2014
Financial statements were given or mailed out during the last two weeks of July. No
major concerns are reflected in this months treasurers report.

Respectfully submitted,

Suzanne
Suzanne Jones, Treasurer
Worship Attendance Statistics
2013 2014
8 Pentecost 52 55
9 Pentecost 59 58
10 Pentecost 52 56
11 Pentecost 62 58
Please Help! The Garden Committee is on Vacation!
Can you give an hour or two in September or October to help with our part of
the YMCA community garden? All summer long, John Schmidt, Brigitte Jung and
Sylvia Ahamad have helped out as needed, building the garden, tending it, and har-
vesting crops and taking them to food pantries. Now with international vacation
schedules, Judy Cody and I are left alone; of the two of us, Judys the only really
competent one!
If you could donate a couple of hours to help in Sep-
tember and October, we could really use your help. This
would be a good way to show support for the ministry without
having to commit to the whole season. Oh! We just planted
beets and spinach, ready for harvest next month. Youll get some first fruits..
Please email me with the days and times that usually work well for you. I can
share the to-do list we receive from the Master Gardeners and I can meet you there
to show you the ropes. Thanks for helping with this fun, profitable ministry. Kath-
leen McDonald mrs.mcbooks@gmail.com
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St. Francis In-Depth
If you would like more details about St. Francis finances, the Bishops Committee
meetings, and the Vicars activities, please see the bulletin board in the lower level
of the Lodge. There you will find two months worth of:
Bishops Committee meeting minutes
Monthly financial reports
Treasurers commentary
Vicars activity reports
Financial Update JULY 2014

July 2014
Budgeted for
July
YTD 2014
Actual
YTD 2014
Budget
Total Income $ 7,899 $ 10,801 $ 88,046 $ 75,607
Total Expenses 10,149 11,857 75,614 77,263
Difference $ (2,250) $ (1,056) $ 12,433 $ (1,656 )
Prayer for St. Francis
We pray for the witness, renewal, and growth of our parish family. Living
God, infuse us with your love. Enable us to proclaim the good news of Jesus
Christ to all whom we meet through our actions, our thoughts, our
words. Make St. Francis' Church a place of invitation and welcome, a safe
harbor and a beacon of the light of Christ. Amen.

Checking AccountRockwood Bank $ 28,433.62
Balance in Diocesan Investment Trust 12,279.92
Custodial account held by the Diocese 32,444.24
Vicars Discretionary Account 862.23
Total $ 74,020.01
If you have further questions, talk to the Vicar. Pastor Sally values input and
is happy to have a conversation at any time about St. Francis.
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Consider This
We Episcopalians, like many other People of the Book, look to scripture
as one way of understanding who God is and who God wants us to be.
Our Bible is full of references to Creation and stewardship; in fact the
whole first book of Genesis is about Gods creation of the world and
Gods wish for all of Gods creation to live harmoniously. The scrip-
tures, particularly the Psalms, are full of beautiful poetry praising God for the glories
of creation. My personal favorite is Psalm 104. Heres how it begins:
Psalm 104:1-6 Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are
very great. You are clothed with honor and majesty, wrapped in light
as with a garment. You stretch out the heavens like a tent, you set the
beams of your chambers on the waters, you make the clouds your
chariot, you ride on the wings of the wind, you make the winds your
messengers, fire and flame your ministers. You set the earth on its
foundations, so that it shall never be shaken. You cover it with the deep
as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.
But starting early in the Book of Genesis, we learn that human beings can and do
live without concern for harmony. Right off the bat, Adam and Eve are ejected from
paradise, and then one of their sons kills the other. This is not living in harmony
with God and other humans, never mind living in harmony with all creation!
In addition to sharing poetic praise for Gods creation and reminding us of all that is
beautiful and good and inspiring about creation the Scriptures serve as a reminder
that there are consequences for the many times over history when people have not
lived in harmony with the rest of nature. This passage is from the prophet Isaiah and
sounds very much like a punishment for all people for their transgressions against
God. To us, today, it serves as a reminder of what will happen if we are not more
careful, more aware of our responsibility to serve and guard the Earth.
Isaiah 24:3-6 The earth shall be utterly laid waste and utterly de-
spoiled; for the LORD has spoken this word. The earth dries up and
withers, the world languishes and withers; the heavens languish to-
gether with the earth. The earth lies polluted under its inhabitants; for
they have transgressed laws, violated the statutes, broken the
everlasting covenant. Therefore a curse devours the earth, and its
inhabitants suffer for their guilt; therefore the inhabitants of the earth
dwindled, and few people are left.
As the people of St. Francis Church, we have a special gift in living as close to na-
ture as we do. We delight in seeing deer, foxes, herons, hawks, turtles, and those
teeny tiny toads who are on my porch right now. We can ride for miles in the spring
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looking at redbuds, dogwoods, forsythia and other flowering trees. In them we are
reminded of the intensely, insanely beautiful complexities of creation. But we also,
because Creation is so close to us and it feeds us every day (literally, with our toma-
toes!) have a special responsibility to remember that creation needs to be cared for.
It does make a difference when we buy with less packaging, it does make a differ-
ence when we recycle, it does make a difference when we inform ourselves as com-
pletely as possible on ecological issues before they come up to a vote.
If youd like ongoing inspiration for this work, why not begin with Scripture? If you
Google Bible verses about nature youll have quite a supply. God has blessed us
greatly. Let us return the gift to God, not badly scarred and used-up.
Kathleen McDonald
September Book Group:
The Memory Keepers Daughter
The book choice for St. Francis September meeting is a very touching one and
promises great discussion points about loss, family, and the spreading consequences
of decisions. Come and bring a reader friend!
Thursday, September 11
th,
6:30 8:00 p.m.
At the Parish House
Book available from Amazon.com or from St. Louis County Library
Synopsis from Publishers Weekly Edwards's debut novel hinges on the birth of
fraternal twins, a healthy boy and a girl with Down syndrome, resulting in the
father's disavowal of his newborn daughter. A snowstorm immobilizes Lexington,
Ky., in 1964, and when young Norah Henry goes into labor,
her husband, Dr. David Henry, must deliver their babies
himself, aided only by a nurse. Seeing his daughter's
handicap, he instructs the nurse, Caroline Gill, to take her to
a home and later tells Norah, who was drugged during labor
that their son Paul's twin died at birth. Instead of institution-
alizing Phoebe, Caroline absconds with her to Pittsburgh.
David's deception becomes the defining moment of the main
characters' lives, and Phoebe's absence corrodes her birth
family's core over the course of the next 25 years. David's
undetected lie warps his marriage; he grapples with guilt;
Norah mourns her lost child; and Paul not only deals with his
parents' icy relationship but with his own yearnings for his
sister as well. Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier
Inc. All rights reserved.
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Acolytes and Crucifers at St. Francis
Each Sunday in our church, our worship service begins and ends with the
cross of Christ, in shining brass, mounted on a tall pole. That cross also leads the
shorter procession when the priest follows the cross out into the congregation before
reading the Gospel.
The person who carries the cross is called the Crucifer.
In our parish, the Crucifer is vested in a white alb and remains
at the altar with the priest to serve as Acolyte. The Acolyte as-
sists the priest with preparation for and cleanup from Holy
Eucharist.
The ministry of Crucifer/Acolyte is meant for teens and
adults, since the cross is tall and rather heavy. Our parish also
encourages children to participate in this ministry with our
childrens cross. Any child old enough to walk the procession
independently and to carry this light cross is welcome to vol-
unteer on a Sunday. Some training is required, but both Rich
Mayfield and Pastor Sally would be happy to walk a new aco-
lyte through the service.
If you are interested in learning more about being a Crucifer/Acolyte or per-
haps giving it a try, please see Pastor Sally or Rich Mayfield. If your child would
like to try carrying the childrens cross please see Aundrea Bach or Pastor Sally.
Hot Dog! September 20
Judy Codys fun-filled hot dog roast and karaoke fest is
Saturday, September 20 at 6 p.m.
Bring a dish to share!
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September 2014 WORSHIP LEADERS SCHEDULE
Ministry SEP 7 SEP 14 SEP 21 SEP 28
Sexton Jim Eckhardt Rich Mayfield Jim Eckhardt Rich May-
field
Lectors Bob Smith
Kathleen
McDonald
Michael Booker
Tim Booker
Joe OReilly
Sue Schmidt

Barb Sacco
Kevin Selle
Intercessors Bob Smith
Kathleen
McDonald
Michael Booker
Kathleen
McDonald
Sue Schmidt
Joe OReilly
Barb Sacco
Kevin Selle
Chalice Kevin Selle

Kathleen
McDonald
Barb Sacco Michael
Booker
Acolyte Kathleen
McDonald
Kevin Selle Rich Mayfield Elaina
Hoffner
Torchbearers Annette Carr
Roger Shaw
Carly Champlin
Bob Champlin
Elaina Hoffner
Laura Hoffner
Arlene
Underwood
Jack Lauless
Altar Guild Setup-Linda
Doolittle
Cleanup-Jerry
Smith
Setup-Linda
Doolittle
Cleanup-
Kathleen
Setup-Linda
Doolittle
Cleanup -
Sue Schmidt
Setup-Linda
Doolittle
Cleanup-
Jerry Smith
Usher Rich Mayfield Michael Booker John Schmidt Jim Eckhardt
Tellers Bob Champlin
Bob Smith
Rich Mayfield
Bob Champlin
Suzanne Jones
Jim Eckhardt
Arlene
Underwood
Suzanne
Jones
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September 2014 @ St. Francis
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat


1
LABOR
DAY
OFFICE
CLOSED
2
6 pm Womens
Group, Brigitte
Jungs home
7 pm Mens
Group @ Big
Chiefs
3

6:30 pm
Tutoring @
Lodge
4
7 pm Bible
Study
5
10 am Bible
Study
7 pm Eureka
Days
6
9 am
Eureka
Days
7
8 am HE
10:15 am HE
11:55 am
Adult Forum
12:45 BC
Meeting
8
5:30 prayer
group
6:30 pm Wor-
ship & Music
Comm

9 10

12:45 pm
Crafternooner
6:30 pm
Tutoring @
Lodge
11
6:30 pm
Book Group

12

10 am Bible
Study
13
9 am
Decorate
Lodge
14
8 am HE
10:15 am HE
11:30 am
Test Drive
Sunday
15
5:30 prayer
group
16
6 pm Commu-
nication &
Marketing
17
12:45 pm
Crafternooner
6:30 pm Tutor-
ing @ Lodge
7 pm Youth at
Pastor Sallys
18
7 pm Bible
Study
19
10 am Bible
Study
20
6 pm Hot
Dogs @ J
Codys
home
21
8 am HE
10:15 am HE
11:55 am
Adult Forum
22
5:30 prayer
group
23 24
12:45 pm
Crafternooner
6:30 pm Tutor-
ing @ Lodge
7 pm K Selle
discernment
Comm
25
7 pm Bible
Study
26
10 am Bible
Study
27

12:30 pm
Meramec
River Float
Trip
28
8 am HE
10:15 am HE
11:55 am
Adult Forum
29
5:30 prayer
group
30
AA, Al-Anon and Overeaters
Anonymous meet at the par-
ish house on Tuesday, Thurs-
day, Saturday and Sunday.
All worship services will be at
the Masonic Lodge. And all
other events will be at the
parish house unless otherwise
noted.