A St. Francis Festival, October 1 – 6, 2016

Saturday, October 1, 10:00 a.m.  A Blessing of Animals
We will gather on the patio. Please bring your pet on a leash or in a carrier or cage. For households without pets, feel free to bring a stuffed animal or a plant to be blessed.

Sunday, October 2, 9:30 am St. Francis Sunday
We will use the lessons appointed for St. Francis, and experience a creation-centered celebration of the Eucharist.  Children and the young at heart are INVITED to bring a stuffed animal as we celebrate Francis’ love of creation. You may also bring a new stuffed animal which will be blessed and given to a local charity.   

Thursday, October 6, at 7:00 p.m.  Celtic Eucharist – We celebrate with Francis and all the Saints our love of the Earth, sing chants, gather informally around the altar for communion. A party will follow, so bring a festive beverage and/or a finger food snack to share.

Reminders for this week

Monday, September 26,  “Painting the Stars”
DVD Series and Discussion
Begins Monday, September 26 at 10: a.m. in the Hospitality Room. The group will meet on the second and fourth Monday of each month. All are welcome to a video presentation and discussion celebrating the communion of science and faith. Painting the Stars explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality. The material is published by Living the Questions.  For more information, call Ruth Diekman.

Wednesday, September 28
Visioning Committee Meeting, 6:30 pm, Hospitality Room

Friday, September 30, Soul Kitchen
ALL ARE WELCOME AT OUR TABLE.  Our monthly Community Dinner is from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm on the last Friday of every month.  This is a *FREE* dinner.

Sermon from September 25, 2016

The Rev. Elaine H. Breckenridge
Sunday, September 25, 2016
The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 21
Listen to this…sermon-2016-09-25-ehb


“Falling Upward” Book Club, October 3, Mondays, 7:00 pm

During the month of October, I will be leading a book study on Richard Rohr’s “Falling Upward”,  Mondays, from 7-8 pm, for 4 weeks- October 3, 10, 17 and 24. This is a book that seeks to lead us to a greater understanding and experience of spirituality in ‘the second half of life’. There is a sign-up on the Ministry Table. I’m so excited about diving into this book-please join me!   Colleen Hurley

Episcopal Visitation, October 23, 9:30 am

Bishop David Rice, preaching and Canon to the Ordinary, Rev. Anna Carmichael, presiding.  Please come to welcome our Diocesan Leaders!

Diocesan Convention, October 28-29

Diocesan Convention will be held at ECCO, the Episcopal Conference Center in Oakhurst.

Sermon from Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Rev. Elaine H. Breckenridge
Sunday, September 18, 2016
The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 20
Listen to this sermon-2016-09-18-ehb

Sermon From Sunday, September 11, 2016

The Rev. Jim Stickney
Sunday, September 11, 2016
The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 19
Listen to this…sermon-2016-09-11-pjs

Sermon from September 4, 2016

The Rev. Michael Backlund
Sunday, September 4, 2016
The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 18
Listen to this…Sermon 2016 09 04 MB

Sermon from August 28, 2016

The Rev. Rick Matters
Sunday, August 28, 2016
The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 17
Listen to this…Sermon 2016 08 28 RM

Sermon from August 21, 2016

The Rev. Elaine H. Breckenridge
Sunday, August 21, 2016
The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 16
Listen to this…Sermon 2016 08 21 EHB