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Holy Eucharist

Sunday services are 8 a.m. & 10:15 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:

Home:

314-651-3836

636-938-7773

Deacon

The Rev. Rebecca Barger

Phone Numbers:

Home:

Cell:

636-778-0799

713-515-5676

Bishop’s Committee: Kevin Broom,

Sr. Warden, Sue Schmidt, Jr. Warden; Donna Bernert; Jackie Selle; Dan Card; Sally Hader; Joe O’Reilly; Sylvia Ahmad; Jim Eckhardt; Jim Bowlin Suzanne Jones, Treasurer

Convention Delegates:

Rich Mayfield, Arlene Underwood

Alternate: Linda Doolittle

Annual Meeting

An Annual Meeting is held each year at the end of January at which new Bishop’s 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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Pastor’s Corner

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7 (5 th Sunday of Easter, May 3, 2015)

There are 2 parts to every accomplishment: task and relationships. There is what we do, which is the task; and there’s how we do it, which is the way we treat the people involved in accomplishing the task. As Christians, we are as concerned with how something is accomplished as we are with what is accomplished. Because, as Christians, relationships how we treat one another are of utmost importance.

It’s easy for most of us (certainly for me) to become so focused on completing our “to do” list, we don’t pay at- tention to how we’re treating the people who are helping us check things off that list. Jesus asks us to treat one an- other as he treats us with love.

This is going to become increasingly important to re- member as we proceed with procuring property and erect- ing a building for St. Francis’. Creating our own space is exciting and bold and new. That much change inevitably causes anxiety, fear, and anger. Those feelings are normal and to be expected. We need to allow ourselves to feel and express whatever we’re experiencing as we progress through this process. We can do this because we know that St. Francis’ is a safe place to be ourselves, and we will love one another as we journey together. Building is

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Table of Contents

Adopt-a-Highway pictures

25

Adult Forum Calendar

3

ASA Statistics

16

Birthdays & Anniversaries

10

Bishop’s Committee Minutes

24

Building Space Needs I

21

Building Space Needs II

27

Calendar

30

Clergy Days Off

9

Concerts on Central

9

Contacting Pastor Sally

2

Easter Basket

20

Financial Update

13

Food Pantry Needs

10

From the Deacon

7

Greeters for Worship

5

Heifer Thank You

22

International Institute STL

15

Invitational Ministry Update

5

Kid’s Korner

8

Mardi Growl pictures

28

Mass in the Grass

4

Mothers’ Day

12

Pastor’s Corner

1

Pastor Sally’s Vacation/Conf Dates

15

Prayer for St. Francis’ & Prayer List

13/11

Preparing for Sunday

11

Property Update

3

Province V Meeting

18

Recipe of the Month

23

School with Dignity

26

St. Francis’ BC Retreat Info

4

St. Francis’ in Depth

13

The Season of Pentecost

17

Treasurer’s Commentary

17

Upcoming Events

4

Vicar’s Calendar

2

Worship Participants

28

The Vicar’s Calendar is On-line

Pastor Sally’s calendar is on our website,

“Calendar,” then “Vicar’s Calendar.” It’s

the only calendar Pastor Sally uses, so it is

complete and up-to-date.

Pastor Sally uses, so it is complete and up-to-date. Contacting Pastor Sally If you call or
Pastor Sally uses, so it is complete and up-to-date. Contacting Pastor Sally If you call or

Contacting Pastor Sally

If you call or e-mail Pastor Sally and she doesn’t respond, please let her know. The best number to call is her cell phone: 314-651-3836. Remember that there’s a middle initial, “S”, in her e-mail address:

there’s a middle initial, “S”, in her e -mail address: Have we missed an important date
Have we missed an important date for you or your family? Jot a note and
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
everyone’s
accomplishments.

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Adult Forum Schedule

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 May & June

May 3

Unbinding the Gospel - Part 3

May 10

Unbinding the Gospel - Part 4

May 17

Mass in the Grass at Drewel Park

May 24

Unbinding the Gospel - Part 5

May 31

Unbinding the Gospel - Part 6

Jun 7

What's Our Target? Who's Our Market?

Jun 14

Pre-General Convention Scoop

Jun 21

Who We're in Communion With

Jun 28

Vicar's Forum

We're in Communion With Jun 28 Vicar's Forum Property Update We have land under contract On

Property Update

We have land under contract

On May 1 we received the signed contract on the 2.66 acres at 602 Brewster Rd. in Eureka. We have several actions to take before closing a site survey, rezoning, title search, etc. But we expect to close on this property in 90-120 days.

We are on our way!

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Upcoming Events

May 5: Women’s Group Meeting

The Women’s Group is planning a get together at the home of Sylvia Ahmad on Tuesday, May 5 at 6 p.m.

May 2: Men’s Group Meeting

The Men’s Group will meet at O’Dell’s at the corner of Dreyer & S. Central in Eureka at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 2.

May 9: Flyer Blitz

We’re inviting neighbors to our May 17 “Mass in the Grass” by hanging flyers on doorknobs. We’ll meet at the parish house (210 S. Central) at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 9. We’ll deliver flyers to a couple of nearby neighborhoods. Depending upon the number of people helping, this should take just over an hour.

May 13: Tutoring Ends for the Summer

May 15: Concerts on Central begins

Please see the article on page 9.

May 17: Mass in the Grass

Please see the article below.

Mass in the Grass May 17

Sunday, May 17 we’ll worship at Drewel Park in Eureka at 10:15 a.m. (There’s a link to a map on the homepage, www.stfranciseureka.com.) Please bring a dish to share, a cooler for your drinks, and a folding chair. We’ll furnish burgers, hot dogs, condiments, plates, flatware, and napkins.

As well as a pavilion, Drewel Park has ball fields and a playground. After wor- ship we will eat together and then watch the children play as we visit. This is a great opportunity to invite friends and neighbors to see St. Francis’ in an “unchurchy” en- vironment, at our relaxed best.

8 a.m. worship will occur at 616 Stockell Dr., the Masonic Lodge. The musician for both services will be the Rev. Brooke Myers, who will accompany us on guitar.

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Invitational Ministry Update

Do you find meeting new people energizing? If so, invitational ministry is for you. Saturday mornings throughout the summer we’ll once again be going door-to- door in Eureka neighborhoods, ringing doorbells and inviting people to come wor- ship at St. Francis’.

Deacon Rebecca Barger is creating the schedule now. If you would like to be a part of this ministry, please let her know. It’s a grace-filled experience for all those who participate.

Greeters for Worship

When a brave soul ventures through the doors to worship at St. Francis’ for the first time, are they welcomed? Do we make sure that they have someone to sit with? Are they invited for coffee and conversation afterward? Does someone sit with them then? The honest answer to these questions is, “Sometimes.” To ensure that visitors are made to feel welcomed and included, Sue Schmidt is organizing greeters for the 10:15 a.m. service.

The 2 greeters will greet everyone who enters, newcomer or long-timer. They’ll make sure newcomers get a name tag and a bulletin and have someone to sit with. If you would enjoy this ministry, please let Sue know. If you are asked to be a greeter, please say yes. It doesn’t require a lot of time and the payoff – having visitors know that we’re glad they’re with us – is huge.

know that we’re glad they’re with us – is huge. May 25, 2015 (continued from page

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going to be stressful. But we have our deep love for God and one another, and our sense of humor, to guide us through.

Ultimately, relationships are more important than tasks. People matter more than checking items off “to do” lists. We will accomplish great things, given God as our guide. And we will accomplish those great things with love.

Pastor Sally†

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Book Group Meets June 11

In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides

"In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last un- mapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. The fore- most cartographer in the world, a German named August Petermann, believed that warm currents sustained a verdant island at the top of the world. National glory would fall to whoever could plant his flag upon its shores.

James Gordon Bennett, the eccentric and stupendously wealthy owner of The New York Herald, had recently captured the world's attention by dispatching Stanley to Africa to find Dr. Livingstone. Now he was keen to re-create that sensation on an even more epic scale. So he funded an official U.S. naval expedition to reach the Pole, choosing as its captain a young officer named George Washington De Long, who had gained fame for a rescue operation off the coast of Greenland. De Long led a team of 32 men deep into uncharted Arctic waters, carrying the aspirations of a young country burning to become a world power. On July 8, 1879, the USS Jeannette set sail from San Francisco to cheering crowds in the grip of "Arctic Fever."

The ship sailed into uncharted seas, but soon was trapped in pack ice. Two years into the harrowing voyage, the hull was breached. Amid the rush of water and the shrieks of breaking wooden boards, the crew abandoned the ship. Less than an hour later, the Jeannette sank to the bottom,and the men found themselves marooned a thousand miles north of Siberia with only the barest supplies. Thus began their long march across the endless icea frozen hell in the most lonesome corner of the world. Facing everything from snow blindness and polar bears to ferocious storms and frosty labyrinths, the expedition battled madness and starvation as they desper- ately strove for survival.

With twists and turns worthy of a thriller, In The Kingdom of Ice is a spellbind- ing tale of heroism and determination in the most unforgiving territory on Earth". (www.amazon.com)

is a spellbind- ing tale of heroism and determination in the most unforgiving territory on Earth".

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The Chalice Page 7 www.stfranciseureka.com From the Deacon The Rev. Rebecca Barger Word By Madeleine L’Engle

From the Deacon

The Rev. Rebecca Barger

Word

By Madeleine L’Engle

I, who live by words, am wordless when I try my words in prayer.

All language turns to silence.

Prayer will take my words and then reveal their emptiness.

The stilled voice learns to hold its peace, to listen with the heart to silence that is joy, is adoration.

The self is shattered, all words torn apart in their strange patterned time of contemplation that, in time, breaks time, breaks words, breaks me, and then, in silence, leaves me healed and mended.

I leave, returned to language, for I see through words, even when all words are ended.

I, who live by words, am wordless when I return me to the Word to pray. Amen.

I know very little about Madeleine L’Engle, other than she

is an author whose faith is guided by prayer. This little poem that she wrote crossed my path at a time when I

was musing about relationships in general and how the presence or absence of com- munication ultimately affects relationships. Somehow, the poem caught my atten- tion and I read it.

My thoughts then turned toward prayer as a channel of communication with God and the bearing that prayer has had on my relationship with God. I like to think of prayer in terms of it being a method of sorts in which one encounters the Divine. Author Marjorie Thompson wrote in her book, Soul Feast, that “prayer expresses our relationship with God…this relationship parallels our relationship with other persons. It cannot be forced, but grows best in the soil of freedom and commitment. The health and vitality of this relationship depends on clarity and frequency of com- munication.” The Book of Common Prayer imparts “prayer is responding to God, by thought and by deeds, with or without words.”

There are times when I am at a loss to find the right words in prayer, words that

express what’s on my mind or pressing heavily on my heart.

writes in Romans 8:26 that the Holy Spirit prays within us “with sighs too deep for

words.”

me,” to intercede on my behalf. Then I am to wait in silence and listen with my

Fortunately, Paul

It is during these times that I must trust the Spirit “to do the talking for

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KIDS’ KORNER

Our Children’s Reflections on God and the Gospel

Our Children’s Prayers of the People from Youth Sunday

We pray for the Universal Church, its members and its mission. Particularly we pray for:

St. Francis’ Episcopal Church; God’s house; Jesus and his followers who wor- ship; Congregations; Pastor Sally; Deacon Rebecca; Our teacher Aundrea; The mission of spreading God’s word

We pray for the Nation and all in authority. Particularly we pray for:

Individuals with similar theology, practices, or beliefs coming together to wor- ship and engage in community service together; Abe Lincoln; To learn about God and Jesus; Barack Obama; The White House; Joe Biden; Mom and Dad; Mayor Coffey; Bishop Rice; Bishop Smith

We pray for the welfare of the world. Particularly we pray for:

Homeless and poor people; Homeless animals; Orphans; The sick; Rich people; Bizzy’s grandma; Father Schilli

We give thanks for all the blessings of this life. We’re particularly thankful for:

Family; Pets; Food; Water; Shelter; Jesus; Holidays; Animals; Gymnastics; Clothes;

We pray for the concerns of the local community. Particularly we pray for:

George, our neighbor that keeps falling down; The elderly; George’s wife Rosie; A cure for all cancers; Giving to the homeless; The disabled peeps; People who are too sensitive

We pray for those who suffer and those in any trouble. Particularly we pray for:

Poor government people; Those in debt; The homeless; People who have been affected by natural disasters; Car accident victims; Those who suffer from life -threatening illnesses

We pray for the departed. Particularly we pray for:

Soldiers torn away from their families; Cancer patients; Car crash victims

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Upcoming Clergy days off in May

Pastor Sally will be away the following dates: May 11-14 (Monday thru Thurs- day).

Deacon Rebecca will be available for pastoral calls and/or emergencies on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (May 11,12 & 13). Her contact information is home phone: 636/778.0799 and cell phone: 713/515.5676.

Deacon Rebecca will be out on May 14, 15 & 16 (Thursday thru Saturday).

Pastor Sally will return to the office on Friday morning, May 15.

Summer is a-Comin’ in: Concerts on Central

May 15th marks the first of Eurekas monthly street festivals and St. Franciswill be there, front and center! In partnership with Eureka Parks and Rec, well staff two stations: a, kidscrafts table and the free snack station with popcorn or frozen treats. Well be very popular people!

This years partnership will make our presence known with a lot less effort. Our team will meet at the Parish House around 6:30. We will saunter, unburdened, to our work stations since we will not be carrying furniture, towels or buckets of water. Parks and Rec is doing that for us as well as providing the crafts and treats! Let the fun begininvitational ministry is not always this easy!

This years set-up will require several volunteers at each station. Please let Sally Hader know if you can help at one, two, or all four of this years concerts. Sally will be at church in her choir robe and name tag. Shed love to add your name to the party list!

Friday, May 15th Wear your St. Francisshirt if you can 6:30 p.m. at the Parish House (early birds get good parking) Stay until 9 p.m. and enjoy the fun and ministry. Kathleen McDonald

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May Birthdays & Anniversary Jack Lauless Jim Eckhardt Kyra Jordan May 7 May 10 May
May Birthdays & Anniversary Jack Lauless Jim Eckhardt Kyra Jordan May 7 May 10 May
May Birthdays & Anniversary Jack Lauless Jim Eckhardt Kyra Jordan May 7 May 10 May
May Birthdays & Anniversary Jack Lauless Jim Eckhardt Kyra Jordan May 7 May 10 May
May Birthdays & Anniversary Jack Lauless Jim Eckhardt Kyra Jordan May 7 May 10 May
May Birthdays & Anniversary Jack Lauless Jim Eckhardt Kyra Jordan May 7 May 10 May
May Birthdays & Anniversary Jack Lauless Jim Eckhardt Kyra Jordan May 7 May 10 May
May Birthdays & Anniversary Jack Lauless Jim Eckhardt Kyra Jordan May 7 May 10 May
May Birthdays & Anniversary Jack Lauless Jim Eckhardt Kyra Jordan May 7 May 10 May
May Birthdays & Anniversary Jack Lauless Jim Eckhardt Kyra Jordan May 7 May 10 May
May Birthdays & Anniversary Jack Lauless Jim Eckhardt Kyra Jordan May 7 May 10 May
May Birthdays & Anniversary Jack Lauless Jim Eckhardt Kyra Jordan May 7 May 10 May
May Birthdays & Anniversary Jack Lauless Jim Eckhardt Kyra Jordan May 7 May 10 May

May Birthdays & Anniversary

Jack Lauless

Jim Eckhardt

Kyra Jordan

May 7

May 10

May 12

May Birthdays & Anniversary Jack Lauless Jim Eckhardt Kyra Jordan May 7 May 10 May 12
May Birthdays & Anniversary Jack Lauless Jim Eckhardt Kyra Jordan May 7 May 10 May 12
May Birthdays & Anniversary Jack Lauless Jim Eckhardt Kyra Jordan May 7 May 10 May 12
Max Starbuck   May 14

Max Starbuck

 

May 14

Max Starbuck   May 14
Laura Dick Bud Goeke Sylvia Ahmad May 17 May 19 May 20
Laura Dick Bud Goeke Sylvia Ahmad May 17 May 19 May 20

Laura Dick

Bud Goeke

Sylvia Ahmad

May 17

May 19

May 20

Laura Dick Bud Goeke Sylvia Ahmad May 17 May 19 May 20
Laura Dick Bud Goeke Sylvia Ahmad May 17 May 19 May 20
Abby Jones   May 20

Abby Jones

 

May 20

Abby Jones   May 20
Phil Barger May 25

Phil Barger

May 25

Phil Barger May 25
Tim Jones Vernell Rasmussen May 25 May 28
Tim Jones Vernell Rasmussen May 25 May 28

Tim Jones

Vernell Rasmussen

May 25

May 28

Tim Jones Vernell Rasmussen May 25 May 28
Tim Jones Vernell Rasmussen May 25 May 28

Jack Doerr

 

May 29

Gina Nessel   May 30

Gina Nessel

 

May 30

Gina Nessel   May 30
Skip & Patti Moreland May 6

Skip & Patti Moreland

May 6

Skip & Patti Moreland May 6
Bob & Arlene Underwood May 30

Bob & Arlene Underwood May 30

Bob & Arlene Underwood May 30
Doerr   May 29 Gina Nessel   May 30 Skip & Patti Moreland May 6 Bob
Doerr   May 29 Gina Nessel   May 30 Skip & Patti Moreland May 6 Bob
Doerr   May 29 Gina Nessel   May 30 Skip & Patti Moreland May 6 Bob
Doerr   May 29 Gina Nessel   May 30 Skip & Patti Moreland May 6 Bob
Doerr   May 29 Gina Nessel   May 30 Skip & Patti Moreland May 6 Bob
Doerr   May 29 Gina Nessel   May 30 Skip & Patti Moreland May 6 Bob
Doerr   May 29 Gina Nessel   May 30 Skip & Patti Moreland May 6 Bob
Doerr   May 29 Gina Nessel   May 30 Skip & Patti Moreland May 6 Bob

Eureka Food Pantry Needs

Because of your generosity, the red wagon for the local Food Pantry continues to be full-to- overflowing. Many of our neighbors continue to need assis- tance getting through each month with enough food for their fami- lies. Items that are filling and nourishing along with fresh foods that our abundant St. Francis’ garden can provide in the sum- mer are primary needs.

As always, all non-perishable foods are welcomed and distrib- uted - from one small can to large packages. Paper items (tissues, TP, etc.) and toiletries (soaps, shampoos, sanitary supplies) are so helpful as food stamps do not apply to these. Thank you for your continued kindness and car- ing to our community.

are so helpful as food stamps do not apply to these. Thank you for your continued

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Prayer List

Tom & John

Sons of Paddy Wrob

John

Father of Kathleen McDonald

Jennifer

Laura

parishioner

Judy

parishioner

Nick

parishioner

Jack and Ann

parishioners

Rosie

parishioner

Roger

parishioner

Nathan

Grandson of George Vits

Terry

Brother of Kathleen O’Reilly

Billie

Mother of Jerry Smith

Lou Ann

Wife of Dan Card

Horst

Brother of Brigitte Jung

Roberta

Carly Champlin’s sister

Wilma

Ex-wife of Roger Shaw

Gwen

Rosie & Ernie’s daughter-in- law

Amy

Daughter of Michael Weaver

Eric

Son of Laura Hoffner

Vera

Mother of Sylvia Ahmad

Joe

Son of Donna & Joe Bernert

Chelsea

George Vits’ granddaughter

Susan

Kathleen O’Reilly’s sister

Sue & Woody

Becky & Wade Hall’s friends

Peter

Cheryl Foster’s friend

Alicia

Paddy Wrob’s friend

“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, there’s a brief explana- tion of each passage. This is a good and easy way to prepare for what you’ll hear at Sunday morning worship.

St. Francis’ Spiritual Offerings during the Week

worship. St. Francis’ Spiritual Offerings during the Week Mondays from 5:30-6:15 p.m. at the parish house

Mondays from 5:30-6:15 p.m. at the parish house (210 S. Central) we gather for prayer. We pray for the people of St. Fran- cis’, those who haven’t 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.

June Calendar & Worship Schedule

The deadline for the June newsletter, calen- dar & worship schedule is May 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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MOTHER’S DAY: FOUNDING BY ANNA JARVIS

The official Mother’s Day holiday arose in the 1900s as a result of the efforts of Anna Jarvis, daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis. Following her mother’s 1905 death, Anna Jarvis conceived of Mother’s Day as a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their children. After gaining financial backing from a Philadelphia depart- ment store owner named John Wanamaker, in May 1908 she organized the first offi- cial Mother’s Day celebration at a Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia. That same day also saw thousands of people attend a Mother’s Day event at one of Wana- maker’s retail stores in Philadelphia. Following the success of her first Mother’s Day, Jarvis—who remained unmar- ried and childless her whole liferesolved to see her holiday added to the national calendar. Arguing that American holidays were biased toward male achievements, she started a massive letter writing campaign to newspapers and prominent politi- cians urging the adoption of a special day honoring motherhood. By 1912 many states, towns and churches had adopted Mother’s Day as an annual holiday, and Jar- vis had established the Mother’s Day In- ternational Association to help promote her cause. Her persistence paid off in 1914 when President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure officially establishing the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. Anna Jarvis had originally conceived of Mother’s Day as a day of personal celebration between mothers and fami- lies. Her version of the day involved wearing a white carnation as a badge and visiting one’s mother or attending church services. But once Mother’s Day became a national holiday, it was not long before florists, card companies and other merchants capitalized on its popularity. While Jarvis had initially worked with the floral industry to help raise Mother’s Day’s profile, by 1920 she had become disgusted with how the holiday had been commercialized. She outwardly denounced the transformation and urged people to stop buying Mother’s Day flowers, cards and candies. Jarvis eventually resorted to an open campaign against Mother’s Day profiteers, speaking out against confection- ers, florists and even charities. She also launched countless lawsuits against groups that had used the name “Mother’s Day,” eventually spending most of her personal wealth in legal fees. By the time of her death in 1948 Jarvis had disowned the holi- day altogether, and even actively lobbied the government to see it removed from the American calendar.

lobbied the government to see it removed from the American calendar. Found at www.history.com/topics/holidays/mothers-day

Found at www.history.com/topics/holidays/mothers-day

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Financial Update MARCH 2015

 

Actuals for

Budgeted for

YTD

2015

YTD 2015

 
 

Mar 2015

Mar

Actual

Budget

Total Income

$ 12,284

$ 12,135

 

$ 58,287

$ 36,407

Total Expenses

11,432

12,403

34,530

37,561

Difference

$

852

($268)

$ 23,757

($1,154)

Checking AccountRockwood Bank Balance in Diocesan Investment Trust Custodial account held by the Diocese Vicar’s Discretionary Account Total

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’.

$

49,628.85

12,756.31

34,554.10

245.36

97,184.62

$

St. Francis’ In-Depth

If you would like more details about St. Francis’ finances, the Bishop’s Committee

meetings, and the Vicar’s activities, please see the bulletin board in the lower level

of the Lodge.

There you will find two month’s worth of:

Bishop’s Committee meeting minutes

Monthly financial reports

Treasurer’s commentary

Vicar’s activity reports

Treasurer’s commentary  Vicar’s activity reports Prayer for St. Francis’ We pray for the witness, renewal,
Treasurer’s commentary  Vicar’s activity reports Prayer for St. Francis’ We pray for the witness, renewal,
Treasurer’s commentary  Vicar’s activity reports Prayer for St. Francis’ We pray for the witness, renewal,
Treasurer’s commentary  Vicar’s activity reports Prayer for St. Francis’ We pray for the witness, renewal,
Treasurer’s commentary  Vicar’s activity reports Prayer for St. Francis’ We pray for the witness, renewal,

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.

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St. Francis’ Bishop Committee Retreat Info

St. Francis’ 2015 Planning Calendar

May

Vicar’s vacation – May 11-14

Concerts on Central May 15

Mass in the Grass at Drewel Park May 17

Bishop’s Committee meeting – Wednesday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Pentecost/Memorial Day honored May 24

Trinity hot lunch May 31

“Unbinding the Gospel” – April 19 through May 31

Tutoring ends for the summer May 13

Invitational ministry

Growing Green community garden

June

Book Group June 11

Ronald McDonald House with Youth Group June 12

Concerts on Central Jun 19

Vicar’s forum – June 28

Invitational ministry

Growing Green community garden

Diocean 2016 budget request due

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heart, and make myself open to God’s presence. In all honesty, I cannot hide what is in my heart from God, but through silence and listening with my heart, listening be- comes my wordless response to God. Listening becomes my wordless dialog with God.

In Christ’s service,

Deacon Rebecca

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Bring items with you to worship on Sun- days or drop off at the Parish
Bring items with you to worship on Sun-
days or drop off at the Parish House. We
will be collecting items through May 10.
Contact Deacon Rebecca at
rsbarger@charter.net or 636-778-0799.

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Pastor Sally’s Vacation/Conference Dates 2015

Monday Thursday May 11-14 vacation 3 days Tony and Pastor Sally will be at the Trout Ranch in Rockbridge, MO. Monday Friday (x2) July 13-24 vacation 9 days The Rev. Stephen Bergmann will be the celebrant on Sunday, July 19. Saturday Wednesday (x2) Sep 5-23 St. George’s College, Jerusalem This is a 14-day course entitled “The Jesus of Palestine.” Pastor Sally will miss 3 Sundays. Tuesday Thursday Sep 29 Oct 1 Clergy Conference Convened by Bishop Smith and held at Todd Hall in Columbia, IL. Thursday Dec 3 Clergy day Convened by Bishop Smith from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and held at St. Martin’s – Ellisville.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and held at St. Martin’s – Ellisville. Worship Attendance Statistics  

Worship Attendance Statistics

 

2014

2015

Maundy Thursday

18

21

Good Friday

19

22

Great Vigil

-

31

Easter

85

98

2 Easter

56

57

3 Easter

62

50

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The Season of Pentecost

“When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf.” John 15:16.

Pentecost marks the end of the great 50 days of the Easter season and the begin- ning of the Church. God has sent the Holy Spirit upon believers, that the gospel of Christ may be proclaimed to the world. Acts 2:2-4 records:

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other lan- guages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

Pentecost is a time of renewal of faith and hope for believers, a time when the Holy Spirit enables us to see more clearly God’s active presence in the world. The Holy Spirit brings to us the assurance of salvation through Jesus Christ and assists and equips us for the ministries we are called to do. May 24 is Pentecost Sunday and we will be hearing the words of scripture spoken in several different languages through the voices of St. Francis’ parishioners. The color red also sets the day apart as it symbolizes flames or the tongues of fire that came to rest on the early believers and the disciples as they spoke in different languages in order that all per- sons present may understand and comprehend the message of truth declared by Je- sus.

Deacon Rebecca

TREASURER’S COMMENTARY:

The increase in our income is directly related to the contributions for the Growth Initiative-Thompson Fund and Diocesan Grant-Tutoring which are now reflected in this section. Expenditures for these funds will be listed in Outreach/Community Service and Marketing & Communications as appropriate. Pledge income is still lower than projected, but the plate income has noticeably increased for this month and the year to date.

OTHER MATTERS FOR THE COMMITTEE:

The Audit Committee received the requested materials and have produced a report that will be reviewed for the BC at the May meeting, along with the implementation plan.

Respectfully submitted,

Suzanne

Suzanne Jones, Treasurer

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PROVINCE V MEETING

“Fear and Loathing at the O’Hare Sheridan” Michael Booker, St. Francis’ Eureka

For a day and a half I was able to spend time with about sixty Episcopalians from Province V at the O’Hare Airport Sheridan just outside of Chicago. Each Diocese was asked to send four individuals; one Bishop, two laypeople, and one clergy member. Overall, it was an interesting and affirmative experience, but let’s get into the details. What’s a Province? For over a century, the Episcopal Church has been divided into Provinces. Provinces are collections of Dioceses. The Diocese of Missouri belongs to Prov- ince V, the Province of the Midwest.

belongs to Prov- ince V, the Province of the Midwest. (We’re the only state that has

(We’re the only state that has one Diocese in one Province and one Diocese in an- other.) What do Provinces do? “Ay, there’s the rub.” Despite their long histories, Provinces do not have missions that are clearly described in the Constitution and Canons. One of our main orders of business was to approve a resolution for General Convention that would amend the Canons to try to define the purpose of the Provinces. Here’s the text of the resolution: “The primary purposes of the Provincial systems are to provide a structure which facilitates inter-diocesan collaboration to achieve Diocesan and Episcopal Church goals, and to enable more effective communications and re- gional advocacy of significant programmatic efforts.”

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This establishes collaboration and communication as the chief tasks of the Prov- inces. As one example of what that might look like, consider that each Diocese isn’t likely to have a large number of college ministries. Through the Province, individu- als who work with college ministry could (and actually already do) gather regionally to share ideas and to support each other in their mutual challenges. The Provinces also have budgets that come from their Dioceses. Most of the money in the budget is used to offer grants to creative initiatives within the Prov- ince. So, what happened? Several things stand out. The afternoon of the first day was devoted to a discussion of race issues in gen- eral and Ferguson in particular. Our Bishop, Wayne Smith, gave a heartfelt presen- tation about what has happened in our Diocese since the death of Michael Brown last year. We were asked to engage in a structured discussion of race and of the role of the church in a racially-divided society. I’ll admit to ambivalence about those discussions. Many of the ideas that we dis- cussed felt like we were simply doubling down on the same strategies that have been tried for half a century and which haven’t made substantial progress in resolving deep-seated divisions.

One presentation that I found surprisingly interesting was when two seminary presidents (from Nashota House and Bexley-Seabury) spoke about their attempts to adapt to current challenges in theological education. They were open about the fact that the classic model of theological formation (three year of residential graduate school) has become financial suicide for aspiring clergy. Higher education and mainstream religion are both trying to adapt to a rapidly-changing world, and semi- naries have to cope with both sets of changes at the same time. I’m not in a position to make any predictions for the future for either institution, but the presidents seemed to be willing to risk new models for theological education. They were both passionate about helping to create a theologically literate laity. The highlight of gathering was a presentation by Katharine Jefferts Schorri, Pre- siding Bishop of the church. As most of you probably know, she has been Presiding bishop for nine years and has chosen not to run for re-election this summer in Salt Lake City. She arrived fresh from appearances at Provinces I and II. Her talk was about living in a spirit of abundance, and she used the Five Marks of Mission as the framework for her speech. She then took questions from the assembled delegates. The thing that surprised me most about her was just how positive and energetic she was. Bishop Schorri has been through nine very difficult years in the center of powerful cultural and legal battles, and I wouldn’t have faulted her if she’d just “phoned it in.” Instead, she was deeply optimistic about the future of the Episcopal

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EASTER BASKETS

This spring we added a new wrinkle to our Food Pantry outreach program by suggesting that filled Easter baskets would be welcomed as a joyful contribution to the pantry outreach collection of food, paper, and toiletries.

Many of our members took part and we thank you so much for perhaps a smile and bit of fun for a youngster on Easter morning. How nice to have a bit of treats and little toys in addition to being sustained by food supplies.

For many years, St. Francis’ church has steadily supported this program and of course, the need continues. All items given are appreciated and used - and like magic, the little red wagon steadily fills to overflowing. It is so good that we take part in this meaningful program for our neighbors. Many, many thanks to all.

program for our neighbors. Many, many thanks to all. — Arlene Underwood (Continued from page 19)

Arlene Underwood

(Continued from page 19) She said a number of things that I found intriguing. She said that she thinks it’s time for a new Book of Common Prayer. The current BCP, she said, was “no longer new” but now “middle aged.” She was especially interested in the use of inclusive language in the next edition of the BCP. She said that she thinks that the storms in the church over human sexuality have passed, and we can now focus of the actual mission of Christ’s Church. In response to a question about the tragedy in Maryland involving Bishop Cook, she said that we should, if asked, tell people that we are not perfect, and that there were mistakes make by the Diocese as well as by the Bishop. The church, she re- minded us, is a “hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.” She was asked, if she knew then what she does now, if she would still have ac- cepted the position of Presiding Bishop. She said that she would. There were other discussions as well around such mundane matters as budget and bylaws. I count it as privilege, though, to have been asked to represent the Diocese of Missouri.

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MARCH 8, 2015, Building for St. Francis’, Part I Space Needs

INDOOR SPACE

Tutoring ministry Narthex/Lobby/Entry foyer OfficeAdministrative Pastor’s Deacon’s

Restrooms Men’s & Women’s Changing station in women’s (possibly men’s also) Shower(s)

Worship Cloak room for coats/outerwear

Kitchen

Dining

Children’s play area

Nursery

Soundproofing or a buffering system in large meeting area(s)

Sacristy Sally-only space General storage space

Fellowship space Christian Education/Development

Dressing or vesting area Choir practice/choir room Meeting roomsBC, AA, etc.

Children

Adult

Video/Book sharing spacemini Library

STORAGE Janitor’s closet

Mechanical Audio/video/internet Storage spaces/closet for vestments/robes

Electrical

Acolyte

Clergy

Choir

Music supplies, file cabinet

Altar Guild appointments, banners, etc.

Tutoring supplies Children’s materials

Kitchen pantry for coffee, cups, etc. Extra chairs & tables Decorations for Holidays (Christmas, etc.)

Special occasion/Seasonal supplies/decorations

BCP & Hymnals AA/Al-Anon supplies

St. Francis’ scarecrow

Banners

Float

Pet blessing

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The Chalice Page 22 (Needs continued from pg. 21) OUTDOOR SPACE Pavilion Vegetable garden Covered portico/

(Needs continued from pg. 21) OUTDOOR SPACE Pavilion Vegetable garden Covered portico/ entrance

Trees, landscaping Sidewalk Church signage

Lighting Playground, equipment; wheelchair/handicap accessible

Columbarium or Memorial Garden

Driveway

Parking lot

Cross

Bell tower

Outdoor shed for lawn equipment

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Recipe of the Month

Carrot Chile and Cilantro Soup

Recipe of the Month Carrot Chile and Cilantro Soup 1 onion, chopped 3 large carrots, peeled

1 onion, chopped

3 large carrots, peeled and sliced

1 large potato, peeled and chopped

5 cups vegetable broth

INGREDIENTS:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon crushed garlic

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

1 teaspoon chile paste

DIRECTIONS:

1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Heat garlic, cilantro and chili paste. Saute onion until tender. Stir in carrots and potato; cook 5 minutes and then pour in vegetable broth

2. Simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, or until potatoes and carrots are soft. With a hand blender, blend until smooth.

30 to 45 minutes, or until potatoes and carrots are soft. With a hand blender, blend

St. Francis’ Garden

30 to 45 minutes, or until potatoes and carrots are soft. With a hand blender, blend

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St. Francis’ Episcopal Church Bishop’s Committee Minutes, March 22, 2015

Members Present: Sally Weaver, vicar; Joe O’Reilly; Suzanne Jones, treasurer; Rebecca Barger, deacon; Sylvia Ahmad; Donna Bernert; Jim Eckhart; Sue Schmidt, junior warden Sally Hader; Kevin Broom, senior warden; Jim Bowlin; Jackie Selle, clerk.

Opening Business:

Opening prayer

Joys and concerns; temperature check

Sylvia Ahmad moved and Joe O’Reilly seconded that the minutes from the Febru- ary meeting be approved. The motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report

Suzanne reported that there are some issues with the way that Church Windows is categorizing line items, but the problem is being addressed and will be corrected soon. Quarterly statements will come out soon. The audit committee met in early March to begin planning and preparing a report. Donna Bernert moved that we ac- cept the February financial report subject to review and Sue Schmidt seconded. The motion passed.

Vision Statement

Kevin Broom reviewed the draft of our vision statement and proposed some modi- fications for discussion. Our proposed vision statement is as follows: “A growing and inviting community of Christians known for meaningful worship and faithful service to God, our neighbors, and each other.”

Vicar’s Report

Jackie proposed that we designate one Sunday a month as “pot luck Sunday” and that we have light snacks with coffee on other Sundays. Sally will put informa- tion together for the Chalice. We will start this in April with Easter Sunday.

The amounts of insurance coverage was updated to reflect appropriate amounts for items stored at the parish house and at the lodge. The premiums have not changed.

Holy Week begins this Sunday. We have services on Thursday, Good Friday, a vigil on Saturday, and Easter services on Sunday.

Sally W. reviewed and updated action items from the retreat.

Senior Warden’s Report

Kevin has information from a few companies for capital campaigns and will con- tinue to gather and share information he finds.

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The Chalice Page 25 www.stfranciseureka.com St. Francis’ hard at work with Adopt-a- Highway April 25, 2015

St. Francis’ hard at work with Adopt-a- Highway

April 25, 2015

hard at work with Adopt-a- Highway April 25, 2015 ( Continued from pg. 24) Closing Business

(Continued from pg. 24) Closing Business Closing prayer and temperature check Next meeting: Our next meeting is April 19.

Jackie Selle, Clerk

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School with Dignity: Ethiopia

The people of St. Francis’ are aware that in many countries it is difficult or even illegal for a girl to get the most basic education. There are many cultural factors that leave millions of girls in this sorry state. Recently a member of St. Francis’ was reminded of this when an article in the St. Louis Post Dispatch pointed out a different reason for leaving girls at home, away from their precious schooling.

leaving girls at home, away from their precious schooling. Having a regular menstrual cycle is a

Having a regular menstrual cycle is a great shame and a great surprise to girls in

Ethiopia.

sisters. Between their lack of understanding, their embarrassment, and their lack of sanitary products, the girls miss school for about a week every month. They fall be-

hind in their studies and end up leaving school early, perpetuating the cultural stereotype that girls don’t need education.

This particular problem is being addressed by an international organization, Dig- nity Period, which provides both information for young women about their bodies as well as inexpensive, eco-friendly personal hygiene products.

If you would like more information or would like to help provide some funding to this organization, visit dignityperiod.org or email info@dignityperiod.org

It is never discussed, not even between mother and daughter, or among

Kathleen McDonald

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MARCH 15, 2015, Building for St. Francis’, Part II

What must you have in a church building? Aumbry/Tabernacle for consecrated elements Aumbry Candle Stained glass window, at least 1; Could be framed and installed against regular glass window Windows, at least 1 Would like one that offers a “green” view that speaks to character of St. Francis’ Kitchen, workable Bathrooms Lobby Multi-purpose room that choir uses for practice Risers for choir Choir location Parking lot Landscaping Play space for children 3 offices: 1 for Administration, 2 for Clergy (priest & deacon) Nursery Meeting room for AA, OA, etc. Large enough for ~50 people Access to a sink (for coffee making, cleanup) Room big enough to hold wedding receptions; regular parish fellowship functions

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Mardi Growl April 26, 2015
Mardi Growl
April 26, 2015

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May 2015 WORSHIP LEADERS SCHEDULE

 

Ministry

MAY 3

MAY 10

MAY 17

MAY 24

MAY 31

MASS IN THE GRASS

Sexton

Jim Eckhardt

Rich

 

Rich Mayfield

Jim Eckhardt

Mayfield

Lectors

Paddy Wrob

Michael

Bob Smith

Kevin Selle

Joe O’Reilly

Kathleen

Booker

Sue Schmidt

Paddy Wrob

Barb Sacco

McDonald

Tim Booker

Intercessors

Paddy Wrob

Sue Schmidt

Bob Smith

Kevin Selle

Joe O’Reilly

Kathleen

Michael

Sue Schmidt

Paddy Wrob

Barb Sacco

McDonald

Booker

Chalice

Barb Sacco

Michael

Kathleen

Kevin Selle

Michael

Booker

McDonald

Weaver

Acolyte

Rich Mayfield

Kathleen

 

Jerry Smith

Rich Mayfield

McDonald

Torchbearers

Annette Carr

Sue Schmidt

 

Carly

Annette Carr

Jack Lauless

John Schmidt

Champlin

Arlene

Bob

Underwood

Champlin

Altar Guild

Linda Doolittle Sue Schmidt

Brigitte Jung

Brigitte Jung Jerry Smith (Mass in the Grass)

Brigitte Jung

Linda Doolittle Jerry Smith

Kathleen

Kathleen

 

O’Reilly

O’Reilly

 

Usher

John Schmidt

Jim Eckhardt

Bob Smith

Rich Mayfield

Michael

Booker

Tellers

Suzanne Jones Jim Eckhardt

Bob Smith

Suzanne Jones Arlene Underwood

Bob Champlin Rich Mayfield

Bob Champlin Jim Eckhardt

Arlene

 

Underwood

 

Eucharistic

Kevin Selle

Kathleen

Sally Hader

Paddy Wrob

Deacon

Visitor

McDonald

Rebecca

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May 2015 @ St. Francis’

The Chalice Page 30 May 2015 @ St. Francis’   Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
 

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

         

1

2

9 am Staff

1:00 pm

10

am

Men’s

Bible Study

Group @

O’Dell’s

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

8

am HE

5:30 pm

6

pm

12:30 pm

4:30 pm

9:30 am

9

am Choir Pr.

Prayer Group

Women’s

Crafternoon

Executive

10

am

“Mass in

10:15 am HE 11:55 am Adult

6:30 p.m.

Worship &

Music Comm

Group @

Comm

Bible Study

the

Sylvia A’s

6:30 pm

7

pm

Grass”

Forum

Tutoring @

Book Group

Flyer

Blitz

@ parish

Lodge

 

10

11

 

12

13

 

14

15

16

8 am HE

5:30 pm

 

12:30 pm

7

pm Bible

10

am

9 am Choir Pr.

Prayer Group

Crafternoon

Study

Bible Study

10:15 am HE 11:55 am Adult

6:30 pm

6:30 p.m.

Tutoring @

Concerts on

Forum

Lodge

Central

 

17

18

 

19

20

21

22

23

Mass in the Grass @ Drewel Park 10:15

5:30 pm

6

pm Com-

12:30 pm

7

pm Bible

10

am

Prayer Group

munications

Crafternoon

Study

Bible Study

8

am HE

& Marketing

6:30 pm

10:15 am HE

Comm @

Bishop’s

parish house

Comm @

parish house

 

24

25

 

26

27

 

28

29

30

Pentecost

 

12:30 pm

7

pm Bible

10

am

8 am HE

5:30 pm

Crafternoon

Study

Bible Study

9 am Choir Pr.

Prayer Group

10:15 am HE

 

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Trinity Sunday

AA, Al-Anon and Over-

All worship services will be at the Masonic Lodge. And all other events will

8 am HE

eaters Anonymous

meet at

9 am Choir Pr.

 

the

parish house on Tues-

10:15 am HE 11:55 am Adult Forum

day, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

be at the parish

house

unless otherwise noted.