1 MAY 2015 THE FRIAR S MESSENGER St. Francis Episcopal Church 432 Forest Hill Road, Macon, Georgia Whoever you are, and wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome. Message from the Rector Money, Mission, and Transparency Well I must confess that I have been losing some sleep over anxiety around The Letter for a number of reasons. For those of you who may not open unsolicited mail, The Letter from the Sr. Warden of St. Francis was sent back in mid-march to parishioners of St. Francis asking to consider increasing your 2015 parish pledge amount. Some were asked to give an additional $1000 or what they could; some were asked to give an additional $500 or what they could; and some were asked to additionallyl give what they could. The response has been wonderful. Over $25,000 was raised to bring a projected deficit of approximately $35,000 down to $10,000. There were some who thought the sky was falling. There were some ready to write the obituary of St. Francis. There were some that in a sincere and thoughtful way asked for more information concerning why we needed more money. I do want to be clear that St. Francis budget deficit for 2015 is about expansion not death. We are expanding worship opportunities. We are expanding study and education opportunities. We are expanding our view deeper into spirituality on this campus and beyond the confines of this campus. If we just wanted to remain the quiet little church with the pretty campus way back from the road then no additional amount would be needed and our ministry to a hurting and questioning community outside these confines would die. So to all of you who give either by pledges or by plate offerings, I thank you for your generosity. To those who joined in to help with the deficit through additional giving, I thank you again for your additional generosity. To those who are still deciding, I ask you to join this endeavor of supporting more worship and educational opportunities, strengthening the opportunities that we already have available, and give what you can. We can t wait for a new worship space to begin new programs and strengthen old ones; we must lay the groundwork now. And not doing anything is death. Next year (2016) will also see a need for additional monies to maintain what we ve started. One way to lessen our need is to think of novel ways to approach our ministries and their finances. We are beginning to explore the possibility of partnering with the diocese on college ministry. College ministry will be a responsibility of the new curate (assisting rector). This will be an effort on all three colleges in Macon in association with Christ Church and St. Paul s, if a successful proposal is submitted. A proposal is now being developed with Mandy s experience in college ministry to work with the diocese to receive funds to help with this ministry. Another thing that some people joked about (in a good way) was my request to always place the thermostats back to the most energy efficient mode that would be safe for people, structures, and equipment. I will reiterate that request. We spend $30,000 per year on utilities. We spend approximately $5,000 on water alone. I think that is outrageous but the water company has said that there doesn t appear to be any leaks. Next year, or in 2017, a new roof will need to be placed on at least one building, probably the parish hall, but this can t and shouldn t come from the budget. This money or at least part of it, will need to be raised in some other fashion. There will be other needs as well, I know it and you know it. Aging infrastructures require more money. I am finding that out personally with my own aging infrastructure. Building a new worship space might give us the opportunity to address some issues in novel ways concerning our aging structures as we grow into the new one. Building a new worship space is not directly connected to the operating budget but of course it is indirectly related. Funds for a new worship space will come from monetary gifts and pledges toward a capital campaign request. If money is borrowed, then that will affect the budget because of the debt structure. Now some will say we can t. That s not in the gospel. The gospel says, we must and the gospel is the voice we should
2 listen to. It does challenge us and our relationship to our money in our desire to either live life through Christ from abundance or to shrink our lives to fit into scarcity. I want you to know that I give 12% off the top of my salary back to St. Francis (and to God) because I believe in the ministry here and the gospel this church preaches and practices. The theology of stewardship asks us to give 10% back to God. Believe me, I know this is a journey. Ok, I ve got to take a deep breath. Most of you know that I hate talking about money and I ve talked way too much about it for the moment. (Breathe. Breathe, Breathe.) There was another subject that The Letter brought up for some and that was transparency. I admit that I dropped the ball on one transparency issue. I failed to make it known that I formed an Assisting Rector Interview committee chaired by Janice Mann. The purpose of the committee was to have other people s input on the interview of three candidates given us by the diocese for the position of assisting rector. It wasn t a search committee. The names were already given us. Out of this committee, our new assisting rector, Richmond Jones, was selected, and blessed by the Bishop, he will begin work on July 7 th. He too will be ordained to the priesthood on June 20 th along with our own Bryan Hinson. Bryan will be placed at Christ Church. The other major transparency issue was that of the architectural committee. This committee was formed out of the Vestry s Space Task Force committee. Its function is to lead on the site selection and building function/design of the new worship space. This site plan and building function/design is needed as we enter into phase II, the feasibility study, to discern building a new worship space. Remember 75% of the participants of the gatherings last summer said that we needed to go forward with building a new worship space. That was our deduction from the data collected. That was also the deduction from Episcopal Charities Foundation (ECF) using the same data that we used. Episcopal Charities Foundation is the entity with which we contracted to help us through this discernment and with a capital campaign. I know some of you may think we have lots of obstacles to overcome and we do but none that are gargantuan. It s not like we have to rebuild a country after a devastating earthquake. As a community joined together in God s love and ever expanding, we must continue to make this a place of refuge and welcome for seekers and wanderers who find respite here; we must continue making it a center of scriptural and spiritual education; and we must continue making this campus a place of encouragement along faith journeys. It s Important! We can do this and do it in camaraderie centered around Christ. Again, I keep saying it because I believe it, this community s best days are ahead of it. Peace, Ben+ The Warden s Word After By Jason Hobbs, Sr. Warden Life is just not the same on the other side of death. Just a few weeks ago we completed the fasting of Lent with the feasting on Easter. We celebrated resurrection with bells and candles, with egg hunts and food! We sang about the way that life is brought out of death by God. And as we move through this season we will meet this Risen Christ along the paths we walk and in the bread we break. But even in our relief and joy, life is just not the same. Our lives too are changed by the experience of death or loss, by the fear that we experienced. Our lives are different on account of the wandering and not knowing how all this would turn out in the end. There are the visible wounds that this Risen Christ shows Thomas and all of us; and there are our own wounds that may not be so visible. Those wounds in our own lives may be the experience of the loss of a loved one on account of death, but that loss could also be of a job, a child, a marriage or other significant relationship. It could be the loss of our purpose or meaning, our very identity. Reynolds Price experienced a sort of loss and reassessment in his autobiographical account of his cancer, A Whole New Life. He writes that at a pivotal point, after he had been diagnosed, that he looked at himself and said, The old
3 Reynolds Price is dead; who will you be now? As a church, we have been through our fair share of changes over the last few years. And with change there is often fear. And where there is fear, there are times when we have acted in ways that may have wounded ourselves or someone else. It is my hope that as we move through these 50 days of Easter, that we will do so with joy, with the awareness of our wounds, but also with a knowledge of the way that God can use those wounds to heal and transform us, our community, and the world. Dear St. Francis Community, Thank you so much for your response to my letter regarding the budget. As of this writing, we have had a response that has come close to meeting our budgeted needs for this year. You have pledged an additional $25,600 to the budget. This places us at a deficit of $9, for the current budget, which will be addressed at the next Vestry meeting. Some of you have asked for more detailed information about the budget. Know that I am working on a way to provide that information that will be concise, clear, and accurate. I hope to have that ready by the next Friar s Messenger. Your questions, your support, and your generosity as a community remind me of what a wonderful place this is. Peace, Introducing the new Curate Richmond Jones grew up in Coral Springs, FL and Roswell, GA with his father Steven, mother Holly, and his two sisters Lauren and Veronica. Along with his wife Perry, a New Jersey native, and their two cats they are incredibly excited to be coming down to work at St. Francis in Macon. Richmond enjoys reading sci-fi novels, rugby, working outdoors, and watching television with his wife. Perry loves running, gardening, animals, and watching television with her husband. Richmond is a graduate of Jacksonville University with a BA in Marketing. Before seminary he was a waiter, dish washer, and a high school rowing coach. Richmond is very active in the youth conferences that occur at Kanuga in Hendersonville, NC and believes outdoor camps are invaluable to formation for young people. Youth Group Lunches St. Francis May Youth News By Joseph Whidby The youth wish to thank Margaret Jones, the Wimer family, Sarah Tapley and June Connell for providing lunch in April. The sign-up sheet is posted in the area outside the Parish Hall if anyone is interested in signing up. We average around 15 youth and leaders. Pizza is always an easy option, but sandwich fixin's is also an easy, yet tasty option. Thank you for feeding us!
4 Upcoming Events May 3- Cinco de Mayo May 9- Stamp Out Hunger May 10- Mother's Day (No Youth Meeting) May 16- Bowling Night May 17- Honoring of 2015 Graduates May 23- Youth Clean-up Day/Movie Night We're moving on towards summer, and there's a lot going on with our youth. If you haven't had a chance to check out the pictures on Facebook from the April 25 th Youth Clean-up day, you should! We cleaned out the room under the AA wing and filled a large dumpster. We also learned they Kyrie is a snake whisperer. Our next scheduled clean-up day is Saturday, May 23 rd. We'll focus on the garden room and the old boiler room. Another important Mission date is May 9 th. This is Stamp Out Hunger, where residents of Macon will place canned goods in along with their mail to be taken back to the post office, unloaded, and donated to help feed the hungry in our community. I'd like for all youth that possibly can to sign up to give at least 2 hours between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. This is a great time to come together with other community members to do a small part to help feed those without. This event is mandatory for those going on the Pilgrimage to New York, but I'd like to see everyone's name on the sign-up sheet that will be down in the youth/children's wing. We're having a great turn-out at our 3 rd Saturday Bowling night and our 4 th Saturday Movie night. I really encourage everyone to invite other friends to these events. Who doesn't love a free movie and popcorn, or rolling a ball down the lane into some pins (or the gutter)? Camp Mikell Summer Camp Schedule Mini Camp Rising 1 st - 2 nd Grade May $ (includes cmaper and parent/ guardian) Kid Camp 1 Rising 3 rd - 5 th Grade May 31-June 6 $ Youth Camp Rising 10 th - 12 th Grade June 7-13 $ Performing Arts Camp Rising 4 th - 9 th Grade June $ Intermediate Camp Rising 8 th - 9 th Grade June $ Junior Camp Rising 6 th - 7 th Grade July 5-11 $ Kid Camp 2 Rising 3 rd - 5 th Grade July $ Work Camp Rising 10 th Just Graduated July $ Outdoor Junior Rising 6 th - 7 th May $ Outdood Intermediate Rising 8 th - 9th May $ Outdoor Youth Rising 10 th Just Graduated May 31- June 6 $ The Annual St. Francis Cinco de Mayo Celebration is coming up! On Sunday, May 3rd, please join us in the Parish Hall following the 11:15 service for Taco Platters. Plates are $7 a piece and will include unlimited chips and salsa. There will be cheese dip, two tacos with all the fixings (vegetarian tacos available also), Spanish rice, and fruit empanadas. Lemonade and Water will be included with your plate. Margaritas will be available for those 21+ as well. There will be music, hopefully some dancing! And of course, the famous Piñata! Proceeds will go to help fund Youth Ministry and Mission. We look forward to having you with us! If you would like to help out by donating food for
5 the meal, there is a sign-up sheet outside the Parish Hall. Please see Joseph for more information. AN ALTAR CALL! An elderly altar guild lady enjoyed responding to those who asked her age by saying, My dear, I won t tell you how old I am, but I was a waitress at the Last Supper. Think on it someone then and now has to prepare the room and meal for Jesus and his disciples; someone then and now has to clean up and do the dishes after the group departs. We don t identify that person from back then as the founder of altar guilds though maybe we should. Altar Guild ministry for the laity dates from the nineteenth century. Before that, monks or male sacristans performed the housekeeping chores in churches, eventually being relieved in the 1800 s by women. Presently at St. Francis there are 17 women and two men who work in pairs on a rotating schedule that requires a commitment of about 6 weekends a year. It is not burdensome, except for the imbalance of volunteers between the 8:30 and 11:15 services. Volunteers from 11:15 are requested to clean-up after the last service. Altar Guild members currently serving the full set ups and clean ups are: Linda Destree (co-director) Jane Salter Pam Candler Barbara Thompson Kaarina Powers Joseph Whidby Amy Sweat Carol Olsen Ann Grantham Ann O Neal Jan Frost Sandra Attaway Mary Hinson Teresa Smotherman Susan Locke (co-director) Maebelle Joyner Beth Hammond Parish Jenkins Other responsibilities are: Care of linens: Marcia Aldridge, Susan Locke, Nancy Ogilvie Care of albs: Gail Moulton, Barbara Thompson Jack-of-all-trades: Alton Attaway Altar Guild responsibilities are similar to those of running a grand house- God s House! We prepare celebrations, decorate, lay out fine linens, polish precious vessels, and set an inviting table to welcome family, friends and strangers every Sunday. You might think of it as holy housework that never becomes mundane or tedious! Instead, it brings a growing desire to prepare the worship space and ourselves more perfectly for the celebration of Holy Communion. If you are looking for joy in simple gifts, it is to be found in Altar Guild service. PLEASE RESPOND TO THIS ALTAR CALL! *************************************************************************************** WHO: Past, present and prospective Altar Guild members WHAT: Annual Altar Guild Meeting with Fr. Ben to share work experiences, exchange ideas, and to receive instruction. WHERE: The St. Clare Room WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 30 th AT 10:00 AM A DELICIOUS LUNCH WILL BE SERVED! ***************************************************************************************** Kroger Community Rewards Program St. Francis has just been enrolled into the Kroger Community Rewards Program! This means that if you use a Kroger Plus card, a percentage of your purchase will be donated to St. Francis. This is an easy way to help support the church. It doesn t cost you anything to enroll, but can lead to a significant financial contribution to St. Francis. Please consider enrolling in the Kroger Community Rewards Program online at krogercommunityrewards.com or by visiting the customer service desk at
6 your local Kroger store. TO USE THE KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM: Register online at krogercommunityrewards.com Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up. If you do not yet have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger. Click on Sign In/Register Most people will be new online customers, so you must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the New Customer? box. (If you already have an online account with Kroger, just sign in.) Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions You will then get a message to check your inbox and click on the link within the body of the . Click on My Account and use your address and password to proceed to the next step. Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number. Update or confirm your information. Enter our NPO number (73133) or our name (St. Francis Episcopal Church), select St. Francis Episcopal Church from the list and click on confirm. To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization s name on the right side of your information page. REMEMBER, purchases will not count for St. Francis until after you register your card(s). Do you use your phone number at the register? Call , select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number. You must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus Date Amount card when shopping for each purchase to count. Dec 2013 $3.87 Jan 2014 $ Feb 2014 $48.84 Mar 2014 $65.28 Apr 2014 $37.79 May 2014 $38.63 Jun 2014 $30.26 Jul 2014 $89.04 Aug 2014 $26.97 Sep 2014 $19.05 Oct 2014 $39.50 Nov 2014 $39.49 Dec 2014 $72.56 Jan 2015 $31.50 Feb 2015 $62.09 Total $ Amazon Update Just by clicking on the Amazon box at the bottom of our website to order products from Amazon.com or by using the direct link at _encoding=utf8&tag=stfranepisc06-20, while you were shopping you supported St. Francis ministries! Amazon.com donated 4-6% of the purchase price of your item(s) back to St. Francis. To the side is an update as to how much you have helped just by shopping on Amazon. (There is a two month delay before we receive the payments, so these are the most current numbers.) All of the money received through Amazon.com is equally dispersed directly to our Outreach Ministries budget and our Haitian Hope Ministry budget. Please remember to use this direct link or click on the Amazon box at the bottom of our website for all your future Amazon.com purchases, and of course, as they say - tell all your friends and family too! Amazon Smile Program We are thrilled to announce that we have just been approved for the Amazon Smile Program. By designating St. Francis as your Amazon Smile Charity 0.5% of every purchase will be donated to St. Francis. That's in addition to the 4-6% of your purchase Amazon will donate if you use the box on our website or the direct link (http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=utf8&tag=stfranepisc06-20) to place your order!
7 Haitian Hope Golf Tournament Tuesday May 19 th, 2015 Healy Point Country Club Macon Ga. Help us as we continue to feed, clothe, and educate 300 kids at St. Marc s school, Trouin Haiti Preston Aldridge (478) home (704) mobile Golf Haitian Style Are you suffering from Masters withdrawal? Would you like to do more than just sit on the couch and watch? Then we have the cure for you. For the fifth straight year, Haitian Hope is holding the Haitian Hope Golf Tournament at Healy Point Country Club in Macon on Tuesday, May 19, with 100% of the proceeds going to support St. Marc School in Haiti. Haitian Hope provides funding to feed 300 students and teachers in this mountain village school and buys uniforms and classroom supplies as well. As the organization's largest fundraiser of the year, the Haitian Hope Golf Tournament is for teams of four ($75 per pre-registered player) and includes a delicious buffet deli lunch at noon followed by a shotgun start at 1:00. There are always great prizes for winners and maybe even a few door prizes, not to mention a chance at a new Toyota for a special hole-in-one! Holes are available for sponsorship at the $175 and $300 levels. For more information on the golf tournament call Preston Aldridge at or For more information on Haitian Hope see haitianhopemission.blogspot.com or Facebook/haitianhopetrouin. See you on the greens!
8 Remember in Prayer Jo Ann Harrison J.T. Ruth Bridges Anya Silver The Dunivan Family Gladys Malone Rebecca Toni LaChine Elizabeth Dunn Michel Lahure Millie Witherington Eli Tucker Tish William Morrison Richard Royals Gary Terry Gallaher Janie Bruner Beth Hagen Deborah Muth Vernon Dove Mercer Wooten Richard Young Michael Young Janice Hill Phil Lam Barbara Jean Pete Fannon Carol K Darlene Hertha Mims Cheryl Mitchell Lucille Staszak Whitney McMath Gramma Brixey Royce Swainiger Ellen Bryant Lynne Bryan Rosemary Heath Andrea, Hattie and Gill Betty Johnson Rose Baker Jim Trageser Ken Atkins Lauren Kahofer Elise Stevens Riley & Jess Caldwell O Keefe Kim The Clayton family Courtney Lynne Bryan Earl Hefner Larry Robinson Scott Glasgow Sara Brown Misti Baggett The Jennings Family Judy Waller Kathy & Fred Chester Sanibel Jack Adams We pray for those affected by natural disasters around the world, especially our brothers and sisters in Haiti. For the repose of the souls of Roger Comeau, Jane Gillespie and Karen Cranford For those in the armed services especially John Allen Anna Catudal Joe Catudal Gregory Kahofer Don Petrash May Birthdays: May2 Carrie Sexton Alex Pendleton May 3 Jane Hammond May 4 Stuart Wilson May 9 Ronald Baima May 10 Giles O Neal May 11 Adaeze Nwabueze May 13 Beverly Soles Bryan Hinson May 14 Kathryn Kane May 17 Don Olsen May 18 Mark Jones Ethan Gardner May 20 Noah Silver May 21 Sandra Attaway May 25 Emily Jarvis May 28 Aaron Bowers May 30 Frazer Lively Dena Hobbs May 31 Pam Candler Did we miss your birthday? Want to make sure we include a future birthday? If so, please let us know at FINANCIAL REPORT Mar. Receipts $40,855 Mar. Expenses $28,272 Surplus $12,583 YTD Receipts $95,354 YTD Expenses $92,688 Surplus $2,666 The annual budget has a projected deficit of $10,000. The St. Francis Book Club will be reading All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr for its May selection. We will meet on May 13th at 7:00 PM at the home of Don and Barbara Thompson, 260 Matlock Lane, Macon, Phone # We shall also be selecting our summer read at the meeting, so please come with suggestions for a good summer read.
9 ARTICLES FOR THE FRIAR S MESSENGER, the St. Francis Episcopal Church monthly newsletter, are due on the 20th of each month. Anyone is welcome to submit an article to In order to get the newsletter out by the last day of each month, we ask that you submit your item on or before the 20th. If, for some reason, you have an item that you would like included in the newsletter that is unable to be submitted by the 20th, please contact by MONDAY of the last week of the month. Thank you. Save the Date! Vacation Bible School 2015 At Christ Church June 1, 2015 thru June 5, :00 AM 12:00 Noon Watch for more details! Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is discord, union; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy. Grant that I may not seek so much to be consoled as to console; To be understood as to understand; To be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; It is in pardoning that we are pardoned; And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. The Calendar of the Church Year (Commemoration of Saints, Holy Days, and Principal Feasts) May: 1. SAINT PHILLIP AND SAINT JAMES, APOSTLES 2. Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, Monica, Mother of Augustine of Hippo, Harriet Starr Cannon, Religious, Dame Julian of Norwich, c Gregory of Nazianzus, Bishop of Constantinople, Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, Prophetic Witness, Frances Perkins, Public Servant and Prophetic Witness, The Martyrs of the Sudan 17. William Hobart Hare, Bishop of Niobrara, and of South Dakota, 1909; Thurgood Marshall, Lawyer and Jurist, Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, Alcuin, Deacon, and Abbot of Tours, John Eliot, Missionary among the Algonquin, Nicolaus Copernicus, 1548, and Johannes Kepler, 1543, Astronomers 24. Jackson Kemper, First Missionary Bishop in the United States, Bede, The Venerable, Priest, and Monk of Jarrow, Augustine, First Archbishop of Canterbury, Bertha and Ethelbert, Queen and King of Kent, John Calvin, Theologian, Jeanne d Arc (Joan of Arc), Mystic and Soldier, THE VISITATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
10 MAY 2015 Visit our Google Calendar online via SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 3 5th Sunday of Easter 7:45a-Holy Eucharist 8:30a-Holy Eucharist 10a-Sunday School 11:15a-Holy Eucharist 12:30p-Youth Cinco de Mayo Lunch 4p-Proof of Heavan 4 5:30p-Brownie Scout Meeting 5 6:30p-Tuesday Lectionary Class 7p-EfM 6 7:30a-Morn.Prayer 6p-Communications 6:30p-ED Anon. 7p-Choir Rehearsal 8p-Compline 7 8a-Women s Cracker Barrel/Riverside 10a-Holy Eucharist w/healing 11a-Book Study 5:30p-Prayer Shawl Ministry 1 8 6p-Girl Scout Game Night 2 10a-St. Clare Chapter DOK 6p-Older Youth D&D 9 9a-Youth Stamp Out 10 6th Sunday of Easter 7:45a-Holy Eucharist 8:30a Holy Eucharist 10a-Sunday School 11:15a-Holy Eucharist 12:30p-Youth Meeting 11 5:30p-Brownie Scout Meeting 6p-Architectural Team 12 6:15p-Girl Scouts 6:30p-Tuesday Lectionary Class/ 7p-Efm 13 7:30a-Morn. Prayer 5p-Mellow Mushrm 6:30p-ED Anon. 7p-Choir Rehearsal 7:30p-Book Club 8p-Compline 14 8a-Women s Cracker Barrel/Riverside 10a-Holy Eucharist w/healing 11a-Book Study a-St. Clare Chapter DOK 6p-Youth Bowling Night 17 Trinity Sunday 7:45a-Holy Eucharist 8:30a-Holy Eucharist 10a-Sunday School 11:15a-Holy Eucharist 12:30p-Youth Meeting 12:30p-Creation Keepers 18 5:30p-Brownie Scout Meeting 6p-Architectural Team 19 Haitian Hope Golf Tournamnt 6:30p-Tuesday Lectionary Class 7p-EfM 20 7:30a-Morn.Prayer 6:30p-ED Anon. 7p-Choir Rehearsal 8p-Compline ARTICLES DUE FOR FRIAR S MESSEN- GER 21 8a-Women s Cracker Barrel/Riverside 10a-Holy Eucharist w/ Healing 11a-Book Study 5:30p-Prayer Shawl Ministry a-Youth Clean-up Day 24 Pentecost 7:45a-Holy Eucharist 8:30a-Holy Eucharist 10a-Sunday School 11:15a-Holy Eucharist 12:30p-Youth Meeting 1:30p-Haitian Hope 25 MEMORIAL DAY-Office Closed 5:30p-Brownie Scout Meeting 6:30p-Vestry 26 6:15p-Girl Scouts 6:30p-Tuesday Lectionary Class 7p-EfM 27 7:30a-Morn. Prayer 5p-Mellow Mushrm 6:30p-ED Anon. 7p-Choir Rehearsal 8p-Compline 28 8a-Women s Cracker Barrel/Riverside 10a-Holy Eucharist w/healing 11a-Book Study st Sunday After Pentecost 7:45a-Holy Eucharist 8:30a-Holy Eucharist 10a-Sunday School 11:15a-Holy Eucharist 12:30p-Youth Meeting
11 St. Francis Episcopal Church 432 Forest Hill Road Macon, Georgia Phone: Fax: Emergency Number: rancismacon.org Web Site: rancismacon.org STAFF: The Reverend Ben R. Wells, Rector The Reverend Mandy Brady, Interim Assistant Rector Ellen Wilson, Organist/Choirmaster Monni Parrish, Bookkeeper Lisa Vance, Church Secretary Maggie Webb, Youth Intern Joseph Whidby, Youth & Young Adults VESTRY: 2015 Allyson Aldrich Jason Hobbs, Sr. Warden Derek Stokes Jess Tanner 2016 Janie Bruner, Secretary Kim Candler Tracie Jenkins, Jr. Warden Tammy Pallot ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED 2017 Miller Heath Margaret Jones Kathryn Kane Peg Wimer First Class Postage Required Sylvia Mar n, Clerk of the Vestry The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, Bishop of Atlanta The Right. Reverend Keith B. Whitmore, Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta The Right Reverend Don A. Wimberley, Assis ng Bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta Youth Sponsored Cinco de Mayo Lunch Sunday, May 3 Following 11:15 Holy Eucharist Taco Platters $7 Chips & Salsa Margaritas for adults A Pinata And Music, Music, Music! Join us in the parish Hall
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