Saint Francis Episcopal Church
225 North Main Street
Springboro, Ohio 45066
(937) 748-2592 Office
Parish Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/saintfran
The Rev. Edward T. Payne,
Worship and Education
Holy Eucharist II - Sunday at 10:30 am
Children's Sunday School - 10:30 am
(during the regular school year)
Wednesday Bible Study - 10:30 am
At 5:00 pm on Christmas Eve a Festal Holy Eucharist will be celebrated! The Liturgy ill consist of our Children’s Choir, Adult Choir, and Fr. Ed’s annual singing of Schubert’s “Ave Maria.” Shaun and Kyle Graham will be present as well to provide brass support for the carols of the evening. Please bring family and friends to this celebration of the Nativity of our Lord.
The Children’s Christmas Pageant will take place Sunday, December 22nd following the Liturgy. All parts will be performed by the children and youth. The Christmas Pageant will be co-directed by Donna Sprowles, Beth Coy, Kimmie Sprowles, and Kate Hamilton. Please come and support the future of our church!
Many thanks to all of our parishioners that stopped by and made purchases last Sunday. A special thanks to the staff of St. Marks Bookstore that did all the work to make this event a success (It should be noted that this was the day after their 50th Anniversary Celebration which resulted in the largest sales volume in the history of St. Mark’s). The winner of the Harper Collins Study Bible donated by St. Mark’s Bookstore is Dara Sullenbarger. Please see insert for details regarding St Francis Day (Dec 14th) at St Marks.
There will be an ingathering of non-perishable food items as well as household items as St.Francis continues it’s ministry which benefits the Franklin Community Food Pantry. Ingathering baskets are in the Narthex as well as a list of Most Needed items on the bulletin board.
If one requests 2014 Offering Envelopes, they may be picked up from the Welcome Table in the Narthex. If one would like to request offering envelopes, please notify Sue at the Parish Office.
2014 Episcopal Calendars are available on the Welcome Table in the Narthex. A $3.00 donation is requested.
If you are interested in contributing flowers in memory or thanksgiving for somone, please make out your check to St. Francis, in the memo notate “Christmas Flowers”, and put into the alms by December 8th. Christmas Flower forms are located on the table in the Narthex.
The Stewardship Ministry Thank You Dinner will take place on December 15th following the liturgy. This dinner is giving thanks to all who pledge, give, and serve St. Francis. Everyone is invited! Please come!
The Commissioning and Welcoming of New Members to St. Francis will occur Sunday, December 15th during the liturgy. Please come and welcome those new members who have come to St. Francis beginning in 2012.
There will be a meeting after the service on November 24th for the planning committee for the upcoming January Quarter Auction fundraiser on January 11th. If anyone has not attended a past meeting but would like to join, please do so. The auctions main needs are soliciting donated items & gift cards and with publicity for the event. If someone on the committee cannot attend please contact Renee Glenn.