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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

The Rev. Sally S. Weaver
Phone Numbers:
Home: 636-938-7773

The Rev. Rebecca Barger
Phone Numbers:
Home: 636-778-0799
Bishops Committee: Donna
Bernert, Sr. Warden, Bob Champlin,
Jr. Warden; Sally Hader; Sylvia
Ahmad; Jack Lauless; Michael Booker;
Rich Mayfield; Sue Schmidt; Kevin
Broom; Kathleen McDonald, clerk;
Suzanne Jones, Treasurer
Convention Delegates:
Suzanne Jones; Kevin Selle
Alternate: Linda Doolittle

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 mission of the Episcopal Diocese of

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

The Chalice
St. Francis Episcopal Church
Eureka MO
March 2016

Pastors Corner
Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more
than we can ask or imagine.
Ephesians 3:20
St. Francis Church is being given more than many
of us could have imagined. Bishop Smith and the Diocesan Council have agreed to fund the difference between
what we raise through our capital campaign, Faith under
Construction, and what it costs to construct our church
building at 602 Brewster.
We asked for and received -- funding for the
building to include a childrens wing where we will house
a daycare/preschool. The 30 of us who were present for
the Feb 20 Diocesan Council meeting were overwhelmed
by this show of support. God is at work through the mission and ministries of St. Francis Church. The Diocese
has affirmed that.
How are we to respond? Through generosity in
giving to Faith under Construction. Through continuing in Gods work tutoring, feeding the hungry, praying,
caring for one another, participating in Eurekas civic
events, going door-to-door inviting neighbors to come
worship and see what God is doing through St. Francis
Church. We will keep our focus on being Jesus in the
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Table of Contents
Absalom Jones Workshop


Adult Forum Calendar

Annual Meeting

ASA Statistics


The Vicars Calendar is

Pastor Sallys calendar is on our website,
www.stfranciseureka.com. Select

Ash Wednesday Services

Calendar, then Vicars Calendar. Its

Birthdays & Anniversaries


the only calendar Pastor Sally uses, so it is

Bishops Committee Minutes

Book Group
Clergy Conference Dates
Contacting Pastor Sally


complete and up-to-date.

Crafters Calendar


Earthy Soul

Financial Update


From the Deacon

Kids Space

Lent Calls


Lenten Book Study


Monday Prayer Group

Pastors Corner

Prayer for St. Francis
Prayer list
Property Update


Red Wagon


St. Francis in Depth


St. Francis Ministries


Upcoming Events

Worship Leaders


Vicar Vacation

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:
Remember that theres a
middle initial, S, in
her e-mail address:
She wants to respond quickly, so please
let her know if thats not occurring.


Recipe of the Month

Rides for Roger

Contacting Pastor Sally

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

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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, Adults.

Adult Forums March & April


Clergy Killers"

March 13

Atonement theory

March 20

The Great Vigil

March 27

Easter brunch

April 3

Translations of the Bible

April 10

Sustainable agriculture

April 17

Vicar's Forum

April 24

What's the Diocese for?

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Upcoming Events
Tuesday, March 1: Womens Group meets at 6:30 p.m. at Gina
Nessels home
March 1-3: Clergy Retreat at Todd Hall
Saturday, March 5: Leadership Conference, St. Martins Ellisville
Sunday, March 13: Deadline for Easter Flowers
Wednesday, March 16: Youth Group at Pastor Sallys home
Saturday, March 19: Flyer Blitz for Easter
Thursday, March 24: Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m.
Friday, March 25: Good Friday, Noon & 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 26: Great Vigil of Easter, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 27: Easter Sunday, 8 and 10:15 a.m.
Sunday, March 27: Easter Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt
Wednesday, March 30: St. Francis at the Art Museum

Youth Group Meeting March 16

On Wednesday, March 16 from 7-9 p.m. the Youth Group will meet at Pastor
Sallys house, 2575 Sunrise Dr. in Eureka. Well prepare for the Easter egg hunt on
March 27 and well plan upcoming events. All teens and their friends are welcome.

Leadership conference - Saturday, March 5

What the Modern Missionary Church Can Learn from the Book of Acts
Saturday, March 5, 9 am to 2 pm. St. Martins Church, 15764 Clayton Road in
Ellisville. $20, lunch provided.
Our speaker will be Scott Gunn, executive director of Forward Movement, a ministry of The Episcopal Church focused on inspiring disciples and empowering
evangelists. Scott has served as a parish priest and, prior to that, as a technology
leader in non-profit and commercial organizations. He is known in the wider
church for the Acts 8 Movement and as a blogger at www.sevenwholedays.org.
Read the book of Acts and bring a Bible!

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From the Deacon

I had a vision of a house. Every time a crack appeared in the wall, or damage in the house, I dashed out to repair it as quickly as I possibly couldAnd the
Lord said to me, This is what your Christian life is like. Whenever any cracks
appear in the wall that has been built up around about you over the years by the
world and by yourself you dash out and you fill in the cracks so that no one is able
to see what is inside. But I want the world to be able to see what is inside. I want to
be able to come in through the cracks into your life and Im not going to fill them up
either, I am going to flow in and out of these cracks. So when you see the cracks
appear in your life, do not rush out and fill them in. Let Me come in. - David

Just like this house, we all have cracks in our lives. These cracks speak to our lifes
journey and experiences. Like a biography, these cracks recount the stories of our
livesstories that tell others who we are and why. This short little reflection seems
so relevant to my Lenten journey. I had to ponder why I, like the author, feel so
compelled to cover up or repair those characteristic cracks? Is it out of shame or
embarrassment? Is it in response to fear of being accepted the way that I am?
The image of God being able to move in and out of my life through these
cracks has helped me to accept and sometimes celebrate the cracks that I carry. I
had to smile as I imagined that with the many cracks (and flaws) that I have, the
more access points God has to flow in and out of my being. And with that in mind,
why would I try to conceal them?
Come in. Come into my life, Lord Jesus, and abide with me here.

Deacon Rebecca

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Not Getting Our Weekly E-mail Announcements?

St. Francis uses an email product called MailChimp for special and Weekly Announcements. The email addresses we use are those we have been given by parishioners.
At the bottom of the page of any announcement sent out to the email list, there are
these two options:
unsubscribe from this list

update subscription preferences

These are required parts of each MailChimp email. When a subscriber on the list declines to receive further communications, (accidentally or otherwise) it's called an
unsubscribe. CAN-SPAM and other anti-spam laws require MailChimp to have
an unsubscribe process in place.
There have been several parishioners who have accidentally clicked on the
unsubscribe from this list link. Since the unsubscribe came from the email owner,
St. Francis cannot resubscribe you. If this has happened to you, here are a few steps
to subscribe to St. Francis email list.
1 Find a past St. Francis Weekly Announcements email. If you do not have one,
email Barbi at stfranch@sbcglobal.net and she will send you one.
2 Go to the top right hand corner of the announcement to View this email in
your browser and click on that link. This will take you to a web page.
3 In the tabs section at the top of the page, there is a tab named Subscribe.
Click on that.
4 On the new page, will be the title STF2014. Fill in the blanks and then click
on the link that states Subscribe to this list.
5 A page titled, Almost finished will pop up telling you that an email has been
sent to you for confirmation. When you receive the email, follow the instructions to resubscribe to the list.

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Were about to do something weve never done: Over the months ahead well
be figuring out how to design and furnish a church building, how to organize and
operate a daycare/preschool, and how to move into this new phase of our common
life. We will rely on God. We will listen to one another and we will retain our sense
of humor as we navigate these new waters. Through the power of God, we receive
more than we could ask or imagine. Thanks be to God!
Pastor Sally Weaver

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Diocesan Council MeetingFebruary 20, 2016

On Sat., February 20 Bishop Smith and the Diocesan Council voted to fund
the construction of St. Francis church building at 602 Brewster Rd. The Diocese is
funding the difference between what we raise through our capital campaign, Faith
under Construction and what the building costs. Bishop Smith asked the St. Francis parishioners present to vow to give sacrificially to our capital campaign, Faith
under Construction. All 30 of us responded, We will, with Gods help.
The Bishop and Council approved a building of almost 10,000 square feet that
includes a childrens wing. Kathy Regnier, Sue Schmidt, and Linda Doolittle are
currently talking to preschool directors, gathering data on designing and operating a

Clergy Retreat
Pastor Sally and Deacon Rebecca will be attending the spring clergy retreat
convened by Bishop Smith Tuesday, March 1, 2016 through Thursday, March 3,
2016. This semi-annual retreat will be held at Toddhall Retreat Center in Illinois. However, they both will be accessible by cell phone for pastoral emergencies
during the retreat.
Pastor Sallys cell number: 314/651.3836 and Deacon Rebeccas cell number:

Clergy Conference Dates 2016

March 1-3, 2016: Clergy Retreat at Toddhall Retreat Center
September 27-29, 2016: Clergy Conference at Toddhall Retreat Center
December 1, 2016: Clergy Day at St. Martin's Episcopal Church

Rides for Roger Shaw

The following is the schedule for rides to and from the 10:15 a.m. worship on Sundays.
Mar 6 Sylvia Ahmad
Mar 20Sylvia Ahmad

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The red picture is the artwork that was made to represent Valentines Day. Jesus is
The other pictures are from February 28. We learned about the parable of the fig
tree. The children created a fig tree and the made figs or leaves to represent forgiveness and second chances on our lives.

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Earthy Soul by Kathleen McDonald

My sheep hear my voice. I know them and
they follow me. John 10:27, NRSV
This picture fills me with remembered and
imagined sensory input. I can smell the freshness of the new grass and flowering grasses; I
can also smell the earthiness of both the sheep
and the shepherd. I can feel the warmth of the
sun and the warmth of the relationship between the shepherd and his sheep.
All creatures take in information through their senses. Our senses and our responses to sensory input can save our lives and help us meet our most basic needs
for safety, food, and shelter. Some of us have sharper senses of one kind than another. Horses sense when an earthquake is coming; birds sense the sun and know
which way is south in the fall and north in the spring.
Humans have the gift of imagination, a gift that allows us to take in sensory data
and use that data to help us understand what we cannot sense physically.
Looking at this picture, I project myself into one of the sheep (or goats, I dont
really know.) I project Jesus, of course, into the shepherd. I feel his love and care
for me and for all of us. I jump joyfully toward his outstretched hand to receive his
gifts. Its easy for me to see God, feel God, hear God in the beauties of rural nature.
Its easy for me to remember that the beautiful things I experience are Gods gifts to
us all.
Today I am reminded that in our daily lives there are less joyful sounds than a
goats bleating, scarier events that can still lead us to a gratitude for Gods gifts. As
I write this I am at the Eureka library, looking out the window at Highway 44. A
few moments ago I looked up to see a huge cloud of smoke rising from a car. Three
people opened the hood and smoke billowed out, followed seconds later by a shooting ball of flam. Seconds later I see a tractor-trailer stop and approach the burning
car. The driver must have a fire extinguisher, because by the time I hear the fire sirens and see the trucks arrive, there are no more flames visible. The trucker and the
firefighters stay as long as they are needed. The fire is out, the people (as far as I
can tell) are not injured and the car can be towed away well before it becomes a rush
-hour hazard.
The sound of the siren is the sound of God to me today. It can be alarming if
Im not expecting to hear it, but when I need help, that sound is the sound of hope
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Red Wagon
March Birthdays
& Anniversaries
Tony Regnier

Mar 9

Laura Hoffner

Mar 10

Arlene Underwood

Mar 12

Paddy Wrob

Mar 17

Debbie & Steve Strathearn

Mar 5

For This Time in Our

Common Life
Let us pray knowing that everything depends on God our Father,
but let us also work together as if
everything depends on us.

In 2014, 48.1 million Americans

lived in food insecure households,
4.6 million seniors 65 and older were
in poverty.
Please remember the food pantry
when you shop:
peanut butter, jelly,
canned meats,
canned pasta meals,
individual packs of
fruits, applesauce,
puddings, instant oatmeal packs, dry cereals.
Also, always needed
items paper and sanitary products, soaps, dental items, etc.

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Preparing for Sunday

Prayer List


The Barger






Tom & John

Sons of Paddy Wrob


Jerry Smiths mother


Brigitte Jungs brother


Carly Champlins sister

Gwen & Rhonda Rosie & Ernies daughters-inlaw


Son of Donna & Joe Bernert

JoAnn & Jane

Mother & sister of Tim Jones


Daughter of John & Sue



Friend of Kathleen OReilly


Friend of St. Francis


Friend of St. Francis


Friend of St. Francis


Friend of Pastor Sally & Tony

The homepage of our website,

www.StFrancisEureka.com, now contains the
icon shown here. Clicking on this icon brings up
the Bible readings for the
upcoming Sunday. Not
only can you read the
Scriptures appointed,
theres a brief explanation 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
parish house (210 S. Central) we gather for
prayer. We pray for the people of St. Francis, those who havent joined us yet, those
on our prayer list, the needs of our community, and the world. We close each session
at 6:05-6:15 p.m. with New Zealand Night
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 this meeting whenever you
can, whether weekly or once in a while. All
are welcome.

April Calendar &

Worship Schedule
The deadline for the April newsletter, calendar & worship schedule is March 21. 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

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Financial Update January 2016

Actual for
Jan 2016
Total Income
Total Expenses

Budgeted for

YTD 2016

YTD 2016

$ 47,137

$ 11,275


$ 11,275






$ 33,167

$ 33,167


Checking AccountRockwood Bank

Balance in Diocesan Investment Trust
Custodial account held by the Diocese
St. Francis Building Account
Vicars Discretionary Account
Land Costs602 Brewster




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.
Please note the excess reported in pledge income for January reflects a generous
2016 pledge paid in full. However, taking this amount out of consideration shows
that we are still slightly ahead for where we budgeted to be for pledge income during January. Also, please note the significant amounts reported under special contributions and insurance proceeds in the Other Income section that reflects funds donated or compensated from the flood and vandalism damage. The overage in the
clergy compensation area is simply related to our quarterly pension payment.
Recognizing the concerns expressed by several members of the congregation, I do
plan to review our financial status mid-year to look for an opportunity to increase
Pastor Sallys annual compensation.
Respectfully submitted,
Suzanne Jones, Treasurer

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Flyer blitz for Holy Week and Easter services

March 19
Flyer blitzes have proven to be an effective means for inviting worshipers to the
doors of St. Francis. Our Marketing and Communication Committee chair, Annette
Carr, has designed an attractive flyer that summarizes all of our Holy Week and
Easter worship services. We distribute these flyers by simply hanging or attaching the flyers on doorknobs of area residents homes.
There will be a flyer blitz one week before Easter on Saturday, March 19,
2016. We will be distributing several hundred flyers, and your help would be greatly
appreciated! We will gather at the Parish House at 9:30 a.m., then head out in
groups to nearby neighborhoods. With sufficient helpers, we can anticipate completing our task by 11:30 a.m. Then the rest of the day is for you to enjoy!!
Come and join us! Its a fun and easy way to help spread the word about the
many worship offerings that help all of us journey through this most sacred time of
our church year.

Bishops Committee Minutes, St. Francis Eureka

January 24, 2016
Members Present: Sylvia Ahmad, Donna Bernert, Michael Booker, Kevin Broom,
Bob Champlin, Sally Hader, Jack Lauless, Rich Mayfield, Kathleen McDonald,Sue
Schmidt, Pastor Sally Weaver, Deacon Rebecca Barger
This meeting began immediately after the Annual Parish Meeting and was convened to cover two items of business.
The Bishops Committee approved two appointments to the committee:
Bob Champlin as Junior Warden and Kathleen McDonald as Clerk.
Distribution of the Vicars Housing Allowance as proposed:
Whereas, Section 107 of the Internal Revenue Code permits a minister of the
gospel to exclude from gross income (in computing federal income taxes) a church
-designated housing allowance paid to him/her as part of his/her compensation to
the extent used by him/her for actual expenses in owning or renting a home; and
Whereas, the Reverend Sally Weaver is compensated by St. Francis Episcopal
Church exclusively for services as a minister of the gospel; and
Whereas, St. Francis Episcopal Church does not provide the Rev. Weaver
with a rectory; therefore it is hereby
Resolved, that the annual compensation (consisting of a cash stipend and
housing allowance) paid to the Rev. Weaver for calendar year 2016 shall be
$43,211 of which $10,000 is hereby designated to be a housing allowance pursuant
to Section 107 of the Internal Revenue Code.
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Capital Campaign Spiritual Emphasis

The Spiritual Emphasis of our capital campaign, Faith Under Construction, is under
way! A congregational letter will be arriving at your homes in a matter of
days. This is an exciting time in the history at St. Francis. However, sometimes
with that excitement there can also be feelings of uncertainty and anxietyall of
which are natural for the process that we are now involved in! There may also be
times when tension and obstacles begin to weigh down on us. What do we do
then? We turn to God. God has been with us up to this very point and we need to
continue to tap into Gods calming and guiding spirit as we move forward. That is
why we are asking you to intentionally pray for the parish during the months
ahead. We pray as a community and as individuals, directing our focus on the construction of our church building. A shared dream is in the process of becoming a reality! Lets keep God in the center of it!!

Prayer for Capital Campaign

Faith Under Construction
St. Francis Episcopal Church
Loving and gracious God, we praise you for the blessings that we have received in
our personal lives and as members of St. Francis Church. Lord God, we have remained faithful to your call to ministry and by your grace, we now have the property
on which to erect a building where we can continue in the work and ministry you
have set before us. We ask your continued presence to be ever with us as we embark
on our capital campaign, Faith Under Construction. Be our guide and light as we
discern how we can best support and participate in this campaign. To make our
dream of our own building a reality, we place our trust in you to be our steadfast
companion and guide.
In your Holy name we pray. AMEN.

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Get Artsy! Have Lunch!

St. Louis Art Museum
Wednesday, March 30th
St. Francis Crafternooners have
planned a weekday adventure for all
at St. Francis and any of their
friends who might want to join
along. Well meet at the Parish
House at 10 a.m. and carpool/
caravan to Forest Park. We plan to
stroll the galleries until our eyes and
souls are sated. We can proceed to
lunch there at the Museum or we
can go to the Boat House or the History Museum all in Forest Park. Check the museums website (slam.org) to get a
preview of what you might want to see. Exhibits of beautiful oriental rugs, of exotic
textiles, and of print and photography collections are currently planned.
No reservations are needed, but let Sue Schmidt or Donna Bernert know if youre
thinking of going. All are welcome.
Note: No regular meeting of Wednesday Crafternoon on that day.

Monday Prayer Group

Monday Prayer Group is meeting at the Chamber of Commerce, 22 Dreyer Rd.,

Daylight Savings Time March 13

Set your clocks forward on Saturday, March 12! Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March
13. Can Spring be far behind?

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St. Francis Ministries:

In the parish
In the world
In the Diocese
The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Missouri
Second in a series of descriptions of ministries of St. Francis which
take place within the diocese.
The people of St. Francis have had an up-close look recently at the Diocesan Council when we attended their February meeting to ask their financial support for our
new church home. Pastor Sally, Deacon Rebecca and Barbi Click all serve currently
on the Diocesan Council. (See the February Chalice, p. 14 for more information
about Diocesan Council.)
The Standing Committee, made up of six lay and six clerical representatives, is a
separate committee. Their main tasks to serve as a council of advice to the Bishop.
Their advice is important in many
regards. They will be asked to approve the building plans at 602
Brewster. In a separate area, they approve all planned ordinations. Once
that has happened, a person moves
from a postulant category to a candidate category until that person is ordained.
The standing committee also act as
ecclesiastical authority whenever the
office of bishop is vacant or if the bishop is incapacitated. Members of this committee, lay and clerical, are elected in staggered terms of four years by the Diocesan
Convention. The Committee elects a president from among its members.
Currently, there are no members from St. Francis on the Standing Committee, although Pastor Sally recently finished her four-year term on it.
For more information, go to www.diocesemo.org and follow the chain
home>about>governance>standing committee.

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Crafters Outings Calendar 2016

March 30: Art Museum and lunch in Forest Park
April 27: Pere Marquette Park--drive up the River Road, walk in the Park,
lunch in the Lodge
May 25: MO Botanical Gardens and lunch on the terrace
June 29: St Louis City Library Tour, Anheuser Busch Brewery Tour, lunch in
the Biergarten
July 27: Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate Tour and lunch at Ikea
August 31: Movie TBD and lunch
September 28: Kimmswick and lunch at The Blue Owl
October 26: Christ Church Cathedral, New Cathedral, Old Cathedral, lunch at
Llewellyns Pub in the Central West End.
November 30: Old St. Charles and lunch (Christmas shops and Lewis and
Clark Discovery Center)
These activities are open to anyone who would like to join us--friends, spouses,
any adult who would enjoy it.

Book Group The Secret Chord

Save the Date, Find the book! Thursday, April 14th,
6:30 p.m.
amazon.com or St. Louis County Library www.slcl.org
Incest? Treachery and murder? Marriages for love and
political alliance? This is the original Game of Thrones. . .Each
of the members of Davids court comes into sharp relief. The
Miami Herald
This is a FASCINATING book by a Pulitzer prize winning author. Although we know large parts of King Davids
story from the Bible, this book makes a human out of David
and lets us know him in his era and think about our own. For personal recommendations, check with Sue Schmidt, Becky Hall, Arlene Underwood, Pastor Sally,
Kathleen McDonald.

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Sunday Worship
Attendance Statistics


4 Epiphany



Last Epiphany



1 Lent



2 Lent



3 Lent



* Snow!

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

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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Recipe of the Month

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding
1 (16 oz) loaf day old French bread
2 and cup milk
1 cup half & half
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla
teaspoon salt
cup butter, softened
1 and cup packed brown sugar
1 cup pecan, chopped
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F./
Cube bread the place in a large bowl.
In another bowl, beat eggs, milk, half & half, sugar, salt, and vanilla to eggs; whisk.
Pour over bread. Allow to sit 5 to 10 minutes
In another small bowl, combine with a fork, softened butter, brown sugar, and pecans.
Mixture will have the consistency of wet sand.
Pour half of the bread mixture into a 8x8 inch pan. Top with half the pecan mixture.
Spoon remaining bread mixture over and top with remaining pecan mixture. Press
down into pan slightly. Pan will be really full.
Top with remaining pecan mixture. Place pan on a cookie sheet with a edge to catch
mixture that may boil over. Bake at 350 degrees F 45 to 55 minutes. Center will
be slightly wiggly, but will set when cool.
submitted by Sylvia Ahmad
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approaching. Normally when Im out driving, I would not want to be approached by
a stranger truck driver. But if I need help with an engine fire on the highway, I hope
I would see God in that truck driver coming to help me with his extinguisher. The
actions of the truck driver and the fire fighters are signs of care, signs of love. Their
interaction with the car and its passengers is short-term, unlike Gods constant love
for us. But its loving care none the less.
Thank you, gracious and loving God, for the sound of your voice, for the love
in your eyes, for the smells and tastes of your gifts and for the loving touch
you send us every moment of every day. Help us to use our gifts to remember you, who created us all out of love. Amen.

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Lenten Book Study, continues: Its not too late!

If the flyer above looks familiar, it means youve visited our parish website recently! All are invited to join in for the last three meetings or for as many as you
can fit in. Books study groups at St. Francis, including this one, have been interesting and companionable gathering points for our mutual spiritual journeys. Give
it a try!
The next meetings are on the remaining Thursdays in Lent: Thursday, March 3rd,
Thursday March 10th, the final Thursday before Palm Sunday, March 17th.
This easy-to-read and digest book is available through amazon.com and at the library, slcl.org.

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602 Brewster Rd.: Property Update

The floor plan for the childrens wing (preschool/daycare) is still being determined.
More pictures are on 22 & 23.

(continued from page 13)

Motion by Michael Booker, Second by Sue Schmidt, Approved by all.

Additionally, the committee members each signed the required annual diocesan
form stating that we had been given appropriate materials for child safety.
Next meeting will be the annual Bishops Committee Retreat, Friday evening
February 26th and Saturday, February 27th.
Kathleen McDonald, Clerk

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Planning Calendar MarchApril


Tutoring weekly ministry

Performance evaluations and goals for staff

Mar 1 3 Clergy retreat @ Toddhall

Mar 5 Diocesan Leadership Conference at St. Martins

Mar 16 Youth Group prepares for Easter egg hunt

Mar 17 Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything Lenten book study


Mar 19 Flyer blitz for Holy Week & Easter services

Mar 20 Palm Sunday

Mar 24 Maundy Thursday worship @ 7 PM

Mar 25 Good Friday worship @ Noon & 7 PM

Mar 26 The Great Vigil of Easter celebration @ 7:30 PM

Mar 27 Easter Day worship services followed by Easter egg hunt & brunch

Mar 30 Parish-wide outing by Crafters St. Louis Art Museum


Tutoring weekly ministry

Apr 2 Flooded businesses party (Eureka Strong) on Central Ave. from 6-10

Apr 3 Communication phase of Faith under Construction begins

Apr 6 through 11 Deacons vacation

April 11 Church Architecture Committee meeting - Vicar

Apr 14 Book Group

Apr 17 Youth Sunday

Apr 17 Vicars Forum

Apr 27 Parish-wide outing by Crafters Pere Marquette State Park

Apr 30 Metro IV delegation meeting @ St. Timothys

Adopt-a-Highway date TBA

Eureka Citys Mardi Growl date TBA

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Diocesan Council MeetingFebruary 20, 2016

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Bishops Committee RetreatFebruary 26 and 27

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Kevin Selle

Tim Booker

Paddy Wrob

Bob Smith
Barb Sacco


Kevin Selle

Sue Schmidt

Paddy Wrob

Bob Smith
Barb Sacco





Kevin Selle


Broom-Morse Mayfield



Sue Schmidt Arlene

John Schmidt Underwood
Barb Sacco

Bob Smith
Jerry Smith


Sue Schmidt

Jerry Smith

All needed

All needed for

Easter Setup

Brigitte Jung
All members


John Schmidt Bob Smith

Michael Booker Bob Smith

Rich Mayfield

John Schmidt
Rich Mayfield


Rich Mayfield Arlene

Bob Smith

Bob Champlin
Rich Mayfield

Bob Smith
Bob Champlin


Kevin Selle


Sally Hader



Paddy Wrob

Kevin Selle

Katie Jones

Brigitte Jung

Paddy Wrob

Barb Sacco

Jerry Smith

Bob Champlin

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March 2016 @ St. Francis








6:30 p.m.
Group @
Gina Nessels home

12:30 pm
6:30 pm
Tutoring @

7 pm

10 am
Bible Study

9 am
@ St.

10 am
Bible Study


Clergy Retreat at Todd Hall

12:30 pm
7 pm
6:30 pm
Tutoring @ Lodge Group

8 am HE
9 am Choir Practice
9:30 am Property
10:15 am HE
11:55 am Adult Forum

5:30 pm
6:30 pm
& Music

8 am HE
9 am Choir Practice
9:30 Property
10:15 am HE
11:55 am Adult Forum

5:30 pm

6 pm
Communication &

12:30 pm
6:30 pm
Tutoring @ Lodge
7 pm Youth
Group @ Pastor

7 pm

10 am
Bible Study

9:30 am
Flyer Blitz

8 am HE
9 am Choir Practice
9:30 am Property
10:15 am HE
11:55 am Adult Forum
12:45 pm Bishops

5:30 pm


12:30 pm
6:30 pm
Tutoring @

7 pm

10 am
Bible Study
12 pm Good
7 pm Good

7:30 pm
The Great

8 am HE
9 am Choir Practice
9:30 am Property
10:15 am HE
11:55 am Brunch and
Easter Egg Hunt

5:30 pm


10 am
Crafters Outing
@ Art Musuem
6:30 pm
Tutoring @