Father Mark's Announcements
1) Our Annual Parish Meeting is Next Sunday, January 26th! We will have one service at 9 a.m. that day, and the Annual Meeting (with Brunch Potluck) will follow immediately at 10. You can sign-up in the narthex to let us know what dish you will be bringing, but please know that you don’t have to bring anything — you can just to come to the meeting. There will be plenty of delicious food to share, and we need every member present as we conduct the important business of our parish and make plans for the next year.
2) If you are chair of a Ministry Team or group that submits reports at the Annual Meeting, please send your report to me this week so that I can include it in our handouts. 3) As you know, Lisa Betz-Marquez has resigned and we are in the process of interviewing candidates for our Admin Asst position. Please join me in thanking Lisa for her many contributions to our growth and success! Whoever we hire will have a learning curve, so please be patient as we make this transition. I expect to have someone hired and in the office for training by early next week.
3) I have two announcements regarding Small Groups : * First, our Thursday Noon Discipleship Group is re-reading our foundational materials found in the book "The Restoration Project," by Christopher H. Martin. If you would like to read this book and consider joining this group, we will continue our study next Thursday at noon in our library. * Second, the Wednesday 3PM Women's Bible Study has decided to disband, or at least take a break for now. In the meantime, I will be leading a book study in that time slot, open to all in our church or in the community, on the book "The Time is Now," by well-known author and spiritual leader Joan Chittister. Anyone interested in learning about the prophet's call to hear and speak truth to power is invited to join us for a six-week study Wednesdays 3-4 p.m. in our Library beginning Feb 5th.
4) Finally, St. Francis will host the next Deanery Meeting Saturday, Feb 1st from 10::00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Join us for conversation, a program about Panhandle Partnership, lunch, and a short Eucharist.
Rev. Erin Rath
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