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August 2017 Newsletter of

St. Francis Episcopal Church is a mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri and is a growing and
inviting community of Christians known for meaningful worship and faithful service to God, our
neighbors, and each other.

Billie Boyher
Memorial Service & Internment

There will be a Memorial Service Episcopal School for Ministry

for Jerry Smiths mother, Billie (ESM)
Boyher, at the Masonic Lodge on Saturday, August 5 at
2:30 p.m. A light reception will follow the Memorial
service. All St. Francis members are invited to attend.
Have you ever wondered how to pray your
Internment will take place on Monday, August 7 baptismal vows? Wanted to know more about the
at 12:45 p.m. at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Bible? Want to learn what the Church does at
2900 Sheridan Road, St. Louis, MO 63125. worship? Know more about the history of the
Church? The new session of the Episcopal School
Again, all are welcome to attend. for Ministry begins on Saturday, August 26,
2017. The first course is Christian Spirituality.

For more information, visit the web page:

www.diocesemo.org/esm. You can find a podcast
there and listen to a current student talk about how
important ESM has been for her. Email Dean Dan
Handschy at esmdean@diocesemo.org.

Parishioners Kathleen McDonald and Michael

Booker are graduates of ESM. Feel free to talk
with them about the program.

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Table of Contents
Article Page # Article Page #
Adult Forum Schedule 18 Prayer for St. Francis' 18
Attendance 19 Prayer List 5
Back to School Word Search 21 Recipe of the Month 22
Billie Boyher Memorial Service Front cover Roger Shaw 18
Birthdays and Anniversaries 24 Save the Date 2
Bishop Committee Minutes 20-21 September Planning Calendar 24
Book Group 10
September Publications Deadline 24
Building Update and Pics 16-17
Spiritual Offerings 5
Calendar of Events 6
Stewardship Though Front cover
Community Signing 4
Students Improve through Tutoring 10
Concerts on Central 9
The Earthy Soul 11-12
Contacting Pastor Sally 3
The Red Wagon 7
Deacon Out of Office 4
Treasurer's Commentary 19
Episcopal School for Ministry Front cover
Vicar's Calendar 3
Faith Under Construction 16-17
Volleyball Tournament 15
Financial Update for June 19
Women's Group 10
Float Trip 9
Worship Leaders Schedule 23
Greeters Wanted 18
Youth Group 15
Kid's Space 14
Kyra & Kevin's Send off Pics 8 Ziplining Pics 13

Men's AA 18
Pastor's Corner 3
Dedication Service

Saturday - December 9 December 3

Were holding an Open House Bishop Smith dedicates our new building
at our new building at Sunday, December 3, 2017 @ 2 p.m. at
602 Rockwood Arbor Dr. 602 Rockwood Arbor Drive.

We will invite everyone to We will have unpacked and worshiped in

our new space by then. The whole Diocese
come and see! will be invited.

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Pastors Corner
Jesus said, Listen and understand: It is not what goes into the mouth
that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.
- Matthew 15:10, from the Gospel for Aug 20

Thirteen weeks from now we will be worshipping in our new building. What seemed an impossible
dream space of our own will soon be a reality. This new chapter will usher in growth, we pray. Once we
have a permanent location new people will come to worship, to enroll their children in our Parents Day Out and
daycare programs, to attend 12-step meetings, and to be a part of our community ministries.
This growth will require us to remember that every decision we make and everything we accomplish
consists of two parts: 1) the task itself and 2) the relationships involved. As the church, our relationships are as
important as what we accomplish. We care about how we treat one another, including how we talk to one an-
other. Getting the job done is not more important than ensuring that everyone involved is treated with respect
and dignity. While its human nature to gossip and gripe about others, as Jesus reminds us, these actions defile
us. It is possible to speak the truth in love and avoid hurt feelings and bruised egos at the same time.
Remember what growing was like as a child? It was exciting, uncomfortable, and strange. I suspect it
will be like that for us, too. Were about to enter a new phase of our common life, one that will indeed be excit-
ing, at times uncomfortable, and -- because were never done it on this scale or in this way before -- strange. I
can hardly wait! Thanks be to God.

- Pastor Sally

Contacting Pastor Sally The Vicars Calendar is On-line

If you call or e-mail Pastor Sally and she Pastor Sallys calendar is on our website,
doesnt respond, please let her know. The www.stfranciseureka.com.
best number to call is her cell phone: Select Calendar, then Vicars Calendar.
314/651-3836. Its the only calendar Pastor Sally uses, so it is
Remember that theres a middle initial, S, complete and up-to-date.
in her e-mail address:

She wants to respond quickly, so please let

her know if thats not occurring.

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From the Deacons Desk

Deacon Rebecca is scheduled to be away the following dates:

Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6
Saturday, August 26 through Saturday, September 2


As you have heard announced at church, we have a

small sample of orange carpeting that will be nicely
mounted in a picture frame. The sample of carpeting
will be surrounded by a matte on which parishioners
are invited to sign - this includes your children, too.

If you have not yet signed the matte, please do so soon.

This is a light-hearted way in which we will be reminded of the grace-filled joy
of worshiping in our own space!

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St. Francis
Spiritual Offerings during the Week
Mondays from 5:30-6:15 p.m. at the Eureka
Chamber of Commerce (22 Dreyer Ave.) we gath-
er 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.
Jennifer Daughter of Elaine Booker We close each session at 6:05-6:15 p.m. with night
Shazia Niece of Sylvia Ahmad
Fridays at 10 a.m. at Sarahs in Eureka (127 S.
Gina Friend of Sarah Barger Central) we study the Bible readings appointed for
the upcoming Sunday.
Melvin Anne Raymans husband
Please join us for this meeting whenever
Rhonda Daughter-in-law Rosie and Ernie Benecke you can, whether weekly or once in a
while. All are welcome.
Charlie Brenda Russells brother

Lynne & Sue Friends of Becky & Wade Hall

Russell Tony Weavers friend

Tom Jerry Smiths daughter-in-laws father

Christine Friend of Barb Sacco

Tiffany & Sue Friends of Cheryl Foster

Elma Friend of Sylvia Ahmad

Pat Rebecca Bargers brother-in-law

Krissy Becky Halls niece

Helgard Friend of Brigitte Jung

Colton Relative of Jerry Smith

Kimberly Friend of Sylvia Ahmad For This Time

in Our Common Life
Jesse Grandson of Linda Doolittle

John Brother of Kathleen McDonald Let us pray knowing that

everything depends on God our Father,
Jessica Co-worker of Aundrea Bach
but let us also work together as if
Ryan & Lauren Bob & Jerrys son & daughter-in-law
everything depends on us.
Jonathan Parishioner in Russia

Kevin Postulancy/candidacy for priesthood

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Calendar of Events
Thursday, August 3
7:00 p.m. DAC meeting - at 22 Dreyer
Friday, August 4
1:00 p.m. Staff meeting - office trailer
Saturday, August 5
2:30 p.m. Billie Boyher memorial service at the Lodge
Monday, August 7
6:30 p.m. Worship & Music Committee - 22 Dreyer
Weekly Gatherings Tuesday, August 8
6:00 p.m. Friends of Francis Board of Directors &
Daycare Committee
Mondays @ 5:30 p.m.
Prayer Group - Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, August 9
22 Dreyer 11:30 a.m. Eureka Chamber of Commerce luncheon
Friday, August 11
Wednesdays @ 1:00 p.m.
Crafternoon @ Victorian Gardens atrium 3:30 p.m. Executive Committee meeting at Bread Co.
15 Hilltop Village Center Dr. Sunday, August 13
5:00 p.m. Tutors dinner at Los Cabos
Fridays @ 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study at Sarahs on S. Central Tuesday, August 15
6:00 p.m. Communications & Marketing
Saturdays @ 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 16
Invitational Ministry
7:00 p.m. Youth Group meeting at Pastor Sallys house
Thursday, August 17
7:00 p.m. DAC meeting - at 22 Dreyer
Friday, August 18
9:00 am. Chalice meeting at Sarahs on Central
7:00 p.m. Concerts on Central
Saturday, August 19
11:30 a.m. St. Francis float trip
Sunday, August 20
9:00 a.m. Choir rehearsal
12:45 p.m. Bishops Committee meeting
2:00 p.m. Youth Group: Volleyball tournament, adults vs. teens
Tuesday, August 22
6:00 p.m. Friends of Francis Board meeting
Saturday, August 26
10:00 a.m. Metro IV meeting - St. Lukes
Sunday, August 27
9:00 a.m. Choir rehearsal
Tuesday, August 29
7:00 p.m. Board of Directors meeting with Annette Carr

St. Francis 2017 Calendar can be found at

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The red wagon that meets the eye upon entering our worship area is a symbol
of the St. Francis congregation's long-time participation in the Eureka Food
Pantry. This program was set up to help alleviate the ongoing need in our
community for assistance to those unable to fulfill their food needs.

It originated with an alliance of pastors of local churches some decades ago. The Eureka United Methodist
Church was able to offer a small space in the lower level of their building. It is no bigger than a good-size home
pantry with a small vestibule area for clients. But it has functioned continually and the turn-over of supplies is

St. Francis joined in as regular contributors in the mid-late 1990's - early in our history. The Pantry
serves Eureka and nearby areas. Clients who can benefit from this assistance need only show up during
hours of operation and fill out a brief form of personal data (name, address, number of family members, etc.)
and then are eligible to drop by once a month for a generous supply of food and other supplies. Over the
years the local need has grown; thankfully there are many in the wider community who have been generous
to the cause....the Boy Scouts annual collection in November, businesses, students in local schools, service
organizations, churches, etc.

ALL items donated go directly to the Pantry shelves, and ALL helpers involved in distribution (including
the long-time manager Audrey Bell) are volunteers. Some donations in the form of cash or checks go
immediately to Audrey who purchases perishables such as dairy and meat items.

The Pantry is open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and also on Saturday. Some of our St. Francis
members have served on site on a monthly basis to assemble items for clients as they arrive. Some in our
congregation have contributed for several years by planting and tending gardens in order to deliver fresh
produce in season to add to the staple items.

In addition to canned or packaged food there is always a need for soaps and cleaning products
and also paper supplies and sanitary items (these things are not covered by food stamps). However, they
do not store or supply baby items; in part due to very limited space.

So, if you have items you would like to contribute, just bring them to church to place in the familiar
red wagon - and enjoy the delight and energy of our children who bring it forward each Sunday to be
blessed. This is an easy but meaningful outreach activity that has become a part of our DNA.

by Arlene Underwood and Laurie Dailey

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Kyra and Kevins
Send Off
July 9th

St Francis
serves the hungry at
Trinity Episcopal Church
in the Central West End
Sunday, July 30th

Cory Lawson with the quilt made for her,

containing leaves signed by
St. Francis' parishioners.

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Concerts on Central - August 18th

Eureka likes to celebrate summer with music, dancing, street food and neighbors, neighbors, neighbors.
Again this year St. Francis is right there with them, dancing in the streets and pasting tattoos on their
Join the St. Francis crew as we make new friends at the final Concerts on Central for this year.
Come join us - its fun and we always need another pair of hands.
Meet: near Sarahs on S. Central, 6:45 p.m.
Help out: 7-8:00 or 8:30 p.m., if there are still a ton of kids who will be disappointed if we go early.
Go back and party!!

Family Float
Sign up for the float on the sheet at the Lodge, downstairs.

Here are the details.

When: Sat., Aug 19

Where: Old Cove Canoe, St. Clair, MO

West on I-44 for 20 minutes

Who: You, your spouse, kids, grandkids, friends

Meet: MODOT Commuter Parking lot on 4th St.

(near I-44 and Hwy. 10, across from the QT)

Departure: 11:30 a.m. sharp!

Bring: Lunch and snacks to share on the float.

A folding chair and something for the potluck afterwards.

Cost: Canoe - $30

Kayak - $25
5-person raft - $100
Cash and checks only no credit cards

Potluck: Held at the pavilion following the float.

Actual time on the Meramec River 3 to 3.5 hours

Directions: West on I-44 to St. Clair, Exit 242, Highway AH. Turn left over I-44 and follow
AH to Old Cove.

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The start of the new school year is nearing, and our tutoring program will resume on Wednesday, September 6.
We are always in need of tutors for students of all ages, so if youve been thinking about getting involved in this
important ministry, please join Jackie Selle and the rest of the volunteer tutors at Los Cabos (Eureka) at 5:00 pm
on Sunday, August 13, for dinner and to get more information about how you can help.

To sign students up for help, please visit www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0B4FA5A92CA3FF2-homework2

or email homeworkhelpsf@gmail.com.

Book Club
Book Group will meet on
September 26 to discuss the
September selection, The Magic
Mark your calendar: Strings of Frankie Presto by
Mitch Albom.

2017 Book Group Dates: In the novel Frankie Presto, a

guitarist, impacts the lives of
September 26 those around him in a multitude
November 16 of ways. Pick up this fascinating
read and join us for a lively

Womens Group

The Women of St. Francis will meet on September 12 for dinner and conversation
at 6:30 at Sue Schmidts house.

Please feel free to bring a dish to share, and even better, bring a friend. Theres
never a shortage of food and fun with the ladies of St. Francis!

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The Earthy Soul
By Kathleen McDonald

The Earthy Soul writer is still working madly to move out of a big house
and into a small house. Therefore, this wisdom is passed on from a website de-
voted to eating locally grown foods. In Missouri, we are entering into a season
of abundant possibilities for eating fresh food grown by our neighbors and travel-
ing very few miles before it reaches our family tables.

Todays thinking about Gods marvelous creation makes a connection

between having the most delicious, most fresh produce which is really only pos-
sible when you buy locally grown. Heres why and how to eat delicious local
peaches. Remember to give thanks before jumping in!

There is no better way to pick a peach (and spend a day) than tasting
peaches at your local farmers market. More than 300 varieties are grown in
North America alone. Unlike apples and some other kinds of fruit, peaches don't continue to ripen off the tree. Com-
bine this with the delicacy of a ripe peach, which will bruise if you look at it sharply, and you suddenly understand
why it can be so hard to find good peaches outside of peach-growing areas -- they spoil before they get to market, or
arrive green and tasteless because the producer picked them too soon.

Luckily, all you need to know about types of peaches falls into two big categories:
1) is it yellow flesh or white flesh and
2) is it clingstone, freestone, or semi-freestone.

Most peaches in the U.S. are yellow-fleshed. They tend to have more of an acid tang than their white-flesh
counterparts. As with all peaches, you want to look for yellow peaches that feel heavy for their size, have a bit of give
when held in the palm of your hand, and, most importantly, smell like peaches when you take a whiff.

Freestone peach flesh does not stick to the pit, so they are preferred for eating out-of-hand. They tend to be
larger and less juicy than clingstone peaches. They bake and preserve well, too.

Peaches are simple to use fresh in smoothies, fruit salads, or soaked in red wine. Or add a twist to classic
peaches and cream by whipping cream with a splash of almond essence or amaretto (peaches and almonds are a natu-
ral pairing). Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, coriander, sherry, marsala, and rum are other simple additions to enhance
peach dishes. Peaches lend themselves to myriad cooking options such as jam, cake and cobbler, and add tangy
sweetness to poultry, pork and veal dishes.

Peaches take to the grill like fish to water. The quick cooking over live flames brings out their natural juici-
ness and intensifies their deep summer sweetness. Based on that description you might be inclined to think that
throwing them on the grill would be a reasonable way to improve the flavor of less-than-perfect peaches. You would
be fabulously correct. (over)

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For the best results, start with peaches that are firm with just a little give when you give them a gentle squeeze
with your whole hand. You want them to smell like peaches, especially if you sniff their stem end. Nine times out of
ten, the better the aroma, the better the flavor. Serve grilled peaches as a side dish (they are particularly yummy along-
side grilled pork) or in salads. Or turn them into a delicious dessert by pairing them with cool yogurt, whipped cream,
or with scoops of ice cream.

What You'll Need

1 peach per person

About 1 teaspoon neutral-flavored cooking oil per peach
(I like to use cold-pressed grapeseed or canola for a clean
flavor that doesn't mar the peaches in any way)
About 1 tablespoon brown sugar per peach, optional
About 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon per peach, optional

How to Make It

Prepare a gas or charcoal grill to medium heat: you should be able to hold your hand about an inch
above the cooking grate for 3 to 4 seconds before pulling it away from the heat. If you have the grill going an-
yway but want it hotter, use the areas around the edges that are cooler for the peaches. Another tactic is to cook
dinner, let the fire cool down, and then grill the peaches.

Cut the peaches in half and pit them. If you want to add cinnamon and/or sugar, grill entire peach
halves; otherwise, you can cut them into wedges, if you like. Lightly brush the cut side(s) of the peaches with
the oil.

Set the oiled peaches on the medium hot grill. They don't need a ton of room to cook up nicely but
make sure they aren't touching so the hot air of the grill can encompass each piece.

Cook the peaches until grill marks form, turning as necessary to mark all cut sides for the best presenta-
tion. Turn peach halves over, sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar, if using. Cook until the peaches are ten-
der, but not falling apart, about 8 minutes total.


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Ziplining with the
Youth Group
July 14th

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From the Kids Space
Submitted by Kathy Regnier and Aundrea Bach

Flat Francis
St. Francis is participating in the Flat Francis Project! The children have been
working on decorating him for you and now he is ready for adventure! Many
of you are traveling this summer and now you can take Flat Francis along with
you on your trip. Go ahead and take pictures of your experiences together and
post them on our Facebook page. If you are staying in town why not bring
him along while you visit friends, go to the grocery store, the pool or just
taking in a beautiful sunset. We are so excited to see what adventures Flat
Francis has explored!

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Christian Formation
St. Francis offers Christian education for children of all ages. We have
wonderful teachers on staff who offer a variety of fun activities which
help nurture the relationship of children with God. We gather and grow
in faith during the 10:15 mass, returning for the Peace and Communion.
Join us to share in experiences that connect us to one another and God!

Celebrating with our

St. Francis family.

Sunday, August 20
2:30 p.m.
The St. Francis
youth are challenging the
adults to a volleyball tour-
nament. The winners get bragging rights. (But
remember, youngsters: Jesus practiced humility.)
Wednesday, August 16 at 7 p.m.
Well enable all parishioners to bet on who they
think will win the young and vigorous or the
Were meeting at Pastor Sallys house
older and sneakier. All the money collected on
2575 Sunrise Dr. in Eureka bets goes to the Youth Group, regardless of the
outcome. And the Youth Group will contribute
for conversation, snacks, these proceeds to the charity of their choice.
and a movie or game. Watch the weekly announcements for more
information about where this volleyball bash will
Feel free to bring your friends.
be held.
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Prayer for Faith Under Construction

Loving God, we offer our heartfelt gratitude for a

successful capital campaign. May we find our faith
strengthened through sacrificial giving, and help us to
be faithful to the financial commitments that we have
pledged. Be our companion on this journey as we
bring our dream into reality. Amen.

602 Rockwood Arbor Dr.

-- Building Update --

During the first week in August drywall will be put up. The
building passed all the rough inspections, which include plumbing,
framing, fire suppression, electrical, and HVAC. Insulation and siding
are also complete.

The Decorations & Art Committee has met and approved the
purchase of office furniture for the parish administrator. That furniture -
a desk, file cabinet, and bookcase has been ordered.

The Friends of St. Francis Childcare, Inc. Board of Directors -- comprising Michael Booker, Brenda Russell,
and Joe OReilly -- are meeting every 2 weeks to develop policies/procedures, forms, marketing materials, and a host
of other items needed to make the childrens wing operational. We expect a 3-day per week Parents Day Out
program to begin on Jan 2, 2018. Our big sign at 602 Rockwood Arbor Dr. now announces that and displays the logo
for the center, shown above.

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13 weeks and counting!

Check out our Facebook page for more pictures.

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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.


Adult Forums are held on Sundays
from 11:55 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please meet by 9:30 a.m. at the Lodge
or a predetermined location the morning
that you are scheduled.
The complete Adult Forum calendar is on our website at
select Christian Education, Adults. Aug 5 Steve Strathearn Laurie Dailey
Katie & Abby
August Aug 12 Suzanne Jones
August 6 Bible Trivia Quiz Aug 19 Deacon Rebecca Pastor Sally
August 13 PFLAG speaker
Aug 26 Jack Lauless Linda Doolittle
August 20 Astronomy in the Bible
August 27 New Building Policies: Alcohol
Greeters Wanted
September Making visitors and newcomers
at our 10:15 a.m. worship feel
welcome is an important and
September 3 New Building Policies:
Community Room satisfying ministry.
September 10 New Building Policies: Weddings, etc. To be a part of this please see
September 17 Vicar's Forum Annette Carr or Sue Schmidt.
September 24 Ecclesiastes

Roger Shaw
Roger is in Room G97 in the
Reach Unit at Laclede Groves on
Mens AA Meeting
S. Laclede Station Rd. in Webster
Groves. He will be moving back
Eureka United Methodist Church
to his apartment soon. When that 215 N. Central Ave.
happens the ride schedule will 3rd St. entrance
resume and well see Roger in church on Sundays. Thursdays 8 p.m.
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Financial Update - June 2017
Actual for Budgeted for YTD 2017 YTD 2017
June 2017 June 2017 Actual Budget

Total Income $11,850 $12,807 $88,978 $76,850

Total Expenses $11,699 $12,729 $82,119 $76,753

Difference $151 $78 $6,859 $97

Faith Under Construction

602 Brewster Building
Total Income $1,847 $0 $71,895 $0
Total Expenses $10,712 $0 $84,555 $0

Checking Account - Rockwood Bank $ 15,806.51 Sunday Worship

Balance in Diocesan Investment Trust $ 5,907.12 Attendance Statistics
Custodial account held by the Diocese $ 25,173.90 2016 2017
St. Francis Building Account $ 100,985.91
Vicars Discretionary Account $ 1,329.94
4 Pentecost 51 59
If you have further questions, talk to the Vicar. Pastor
Sally values input and is happy to have a conversation at 5 Pentecost 69 73
any time about St. Francis.
6 Pentecost 67 60
7 Pentecost 56 60
We are down in pledges for June, which is very likely
due to parishioners on vacation, but we will continue to
monitor these numbers closely for the next few months.
St. Francis In-Depth
If you would like more details about St. Francis fi-
The Finance Committee met on July 6th to review the an- nances, the Bishops Committee meetings, and the
nual diocesan request narrative and proposed 2018 budg- Vicars activities, please see the bulletin board in the
et. Minor revisions were made, and Pastor Sally submit-
ted our request on July 14th. We are likely to know the lower level of the Lodge. There you will find two
results of the request shortly before Diocesan Convention months worth of:
in mid-October.
Bishops Committee meeting minutes
Respectfully submitted, Monthly financial reports
Suzanne Treasurers commentary
Suzanne Jones, Treasurer Vicars activity reports

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St. Francis Episcopal Church
Bishops Committee Minutes
July 16, 2017

Members Present: Paul Becker, Brenda Russell, Bob Champlin, Sally Hader, Richard Mayfield, Michael Booker,
Sylvia Ahmad, Joe OReilly, Pastor Sally Weaver, Deacon Rebecca Barger, Suzanne Jones, Treasurer and
Kathleen McDonald, Clerk

Opening business
Opening prayer at 12:40 offered by Joe OReilly followed by sharing of joys and concerns.
Approval of Jun 18 minutes which had been sent electronically.
Motion to approve: Bob Champlin, Joe OReilly, approved by all.

Treasurers report
Treasurers report: Suzanne Jones reviewed the commentaries. There is a trend for less loose plate offering
although pledges are growing annually. The percent completed for pledges for the month of May looked
good. June income is usually a little low because of vacation dates.
Finance committee met on July 6th:
(1) To work on the Diocesan Budget Request. We will hear back from the diocese about their
allocation for us at the Diocesan Convention in November.
(2) About additions to the current budget. Because of the floods, moving expenses, and building
expenses we will have a shortfall which should be manageable on a month-to-month basis.
Approval of May and June financial results: Motion to approve Michael Booker, second by Joe O Reilly
approved by all, pending audit results.
An audit committee will be formed soon so that we can complete another audit before the new budget is
approved. Some members from old committee will serve.

Vicars report
New building update
NWO additions of $895 and has also finished wiring for internet and telephone
Midwest Music has full building wired for audio/visual
Phone plans are underway with plans for maximum usefulness at minimum prices

Last weeks rain came in through open windows and doors in the church and drowned the boxes for the time
capsule. All paper-based items need to be reprinted and replaced.
There is also rain-leakage in the trailer and other paperwork needs to be re-built.

Friends of St. Francis update Michael Booker. Board members: Michael, Joe OReilly, Brenda Russell.
Will be meeting every two weeks :
(1) to make a timeline
(2) to set policies that will drive the employee manuals and parent information packets.
Advertising will be driven by these policies as well.
Budget issues for 2018 have been resolved. Thanks to this hard-working committee for taking
on this essential and time-consuming job.

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Decorations & Art Committee update. Sally Hader is going to chair this committee (DAC). Tony Weaver will
record the decisions and guidelines. Approved the gift of Tanya Jungs medieval style painting of St. Francis
of Assisi.

Rebecca: Staff/Bishops Committee appreciation dinner Oct 20. Rebecca would like to host us for this dinner.
Phil will grill. 6:00 p.m. gathering

Closing business
Temperature check
Closing prayer offered at 1:30 p.m. by Michael Booker.

Next meeting: Sunday, Aug 20, 2017

15 Sundays left until we worship in our new building.

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Twice-Baked Cauliflower
(Makes 6-8 servings)

1 large head cauliflower
4 oz. low fat or regular cream cheese
1/2 cup low fat or regular sour cream
1/4 cup minced green onions
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
6 slices bacon, cooked until very crisp, fat blotted with paper towel and then crumbled
1 cup sharp cheddar
Preheat oven to 350F. Cut out stem and core from cauliflower, and cut into small pieces.
Cook in large pot of boiling salted water until cauliflower is tender, but not overly soft.
Drain well and mash with potato masher, leaving some chunks. Mix in cream cheese, sour
cream, green onion, Parmesan, and 3/4 of the crumbled bacon.

Spread evenly in a medium-sized glass casserole dish. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and
reserved bacon. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

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Eucharistic Sally Hader Tracey Oswald Paddy Wrob

Visitor McDonald

Acolyte Broom-Morse
Rich Mayfield Katie Jones Bob Schaefer

Bob Schaefer Joe OReilly Barb Sacco Sally Hader

Lectors Paddy Wrob Kathleen OReilly Bob Smith Michael Booker

Bob Schaefer Joe OReilly Barb Sacco Sally Hader

Intercessors Paddy Wrob Kathleen OReilly Bob Smith Michael Booker

Chalice Michael Booker Barb Sacco Suzanne Jones Bob Schaefer

Arlene Underwood Jerry Smith Sue Schmidt Barb Sacco

Torchbearers Laurie Dailey Bob Smith John Schmidt Laurie Dailey

Brigitte Jung Linda Doolittle Brigitte Jung Linda Doolittle

Altar Guild Sue Schmidt Jerry Smith Kathleen O Reilly Doris Schaefer

Usher John Schmidt Bob Smith Joe Bernert Bob Champlin

Annette Carr Annette Carr Annette Carr Annette Carr

Greeters Sue Schmidt Sue Schmidt Sue Schmidt Sue Schmidt

Joe Bernert Bob Smith Suzanne Jones Joe Bernert

Tellers Joe OReilly Arlene Underwood Rich Mayfield Joe OReilly

August 5 August 12 August 19 August 26

Invitational Steve Strathearn Suzanne Jones Deacon Rebecca Jack Lauless
Ministry Laurie Dailey Katie & Abby Jones Pastor Sally Linda Doolittle

Please meet by 9:30 a.m. at the Lodge or a predetermined location the morning that you are scheduled.

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August Birthdays
Annie Rayman
August 7
Doris Schaefer
Wedding Anniversaries
August 8
Bob Schaefer
August 19 John & Linda Doolittle
Suzanne Jones August 6
August 21
Annette Carr Bob & Jerry Smith
August 24 August 9
Joe Bernert
August 37
Rosie Benecke
August 28 September
Publications Deadline
The deadline for the September
newsletter, calendar & worship
schedule is August 28th. Items not
received by that date may not make
the publication.
If you have items for any of these
Invitational ministry publications, please send or e-mail
Growing Green community garden to Wendy Rigdon in the parish
Parish-wide monthly outing by Crafters TBA office (stfranch@sbcglobal.net).
Wednesday, Sept 6 Tutoring weekly ministry resumes
Friday-Saturday, Sept 8 through 9 Eureka Days Have we missed an important
Saturday, Sept 16 Youth GroupScience Center date for you or your family?
Tuesday-Thursday, Sept 12 through 14
Clergy Conference @ Toddhall Jot a note and put it in
Saturday, Sept 23 Invitational ministry concludes the collection plate.
Tuesday, Sept 26 Book Group
We want to help celebrate
Saturday, Sept 30 Flyer blitz for Pet Blessing everyones accomplishments.

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