WELCOME For those who are new We are grateful for your presence here. We’d love to hear what brought you here this morning. Please fill out a Visitor Card and hand it to one of our priests or usher on your way out (or put it in the offering basket).
We do a lot of sitting, standing, bowing, and kneeling in our service. There isn’t one right way to do this, so please sit, stand, or kneel as you are comfortable during the service.
For a full listing of events, groups, etc. explore our website, or contact the office.
MORNING PRAYER. Weekly on Tuesdays at 9:30am, via Zoom. Request a link by contacting us. A simple, 30 min time of prayer and scripture reading.
BIBLE STUDY. Weekly on Thursdays, 10am, via Zoom. Request a link by contacting us. One hour time of study and fellowship, no prior Bible knowledge required. Studying the book of Exodus.
CHOIR. Rehearsals on August 21 & 28, 9am, in the sanctuary. Anyone is welcome, no prior choir experience needed. A loving community that enjoys singing together.
ALTAR GUILD. Meets this Saturday at 10:30am in the Library. All are welcome to join this community and help set up for Sunday services.
DAUGHTERS OF THE KING. Meets this Saturday at 1130am in the Library. A welcoming group of women who pray for the church and one another, and who engage in service projects together. Anyone is welcome.
FOOD AFTER THE SERVICE (10:30AM ONLY). Next Sunday, we invite those whose last names begin with Q-T to bring food to share at our time of fellowship.
SIGN UP TO DONATE BLOOD. Blood is always needed, and on Saturday, Oct 8 (the same day as our Pet Blessing), we are hoping to have a bloodmobile at St. Francis. But we need sufficient signups for them to come. Use the QR Code found in the weekly email to sign up, go to the website page, or contact the office and we will send you a link. Thank you!
HELP WANTED - PET BLESSING/ CRAFT FAIR. Planning is underway for this year’s St. Francis Weekend (Oct 8-9). The annual Pet Blessing and Craft Fair need help with marketing/advertising and with set up and tear down on October the 8th. If you are interested in helping, contact Lynda Randall at firstname.lastname@example.org , sign up on the website, or call the office and we will connect you with her. Thank you!
HELP WANTED - PLANTS AND TABLES. If anyone has a potted plant (low maintenance other than watering) that you would like to rehome, we’d like to take it to green our sanctuary and narthex. Also, if anyone is able to pick up a children’s or adult picnic table from Lowes/Home Depot, or elsewhere, please let us know.
HELP WANTED - NEWSLETTERS. Do you have some basic computer skills and would be willing to send the weekly newsletter when Fr. Alex is on vacation? Contact the office to help.
MASK UPDATE. Thank you for continuing to wear masks in public worship. When Sandoval and Bernalillo Counties return to the Green (CDC’s county-by-county tracker) masks will again be optional. Let us pray for the health of all.
HOW TO CONNECT MORE. Are you looking to be involved in a group, in service, or in some other way? Do you know someone who is spiritually seeking? We’d love to help you or your friend connect with others. Contact the office to speak with one of our priests.
STAY IN TOUCH! Office Hours are 10am-12pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. A weekly schedule of events and ways to connect with others can be found on our website and in our weekly email. If you do not get the weekly email please let Fr. Alex know by calling 505-896-1999 or emailing email@example.com. For more information, visit our website: www.stfepiscopal.org
AND…Don’t forget to trust God with the future, love others in the present, and learn from and then let
go of the past this week (Philippians 3:13-14). Go in peace, to love and serve the Lord.
Welcoming in Jesus's Name: Not Just for Extroverts
Brothers and sisters, when we gather on Sundays, as a community practicing the way of Jesus, there are those who long to be known, recognized, valued. We all long to be known by someone. Jesus saw people; often the people that the religious institutions of his day did not see.
Who is next to you that you do know?
They might be a visitor, sure. But they also may have been attending here for longer than you. But do you know that they have ever been welcomed? Do you know whether someone has really taken time to know them, or to even say hello each Sunday? Might you be the one who will make their day simply by giving of your time - to say hello, to ask how they truly are, and to have the patience to listen?
Welcoming, listening, truly seeing people is part of our practice. It is part of the Way of Jesus. Let us practice this Way together.