St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church

Weekly E-Blast

June 13, 2024

PO Box 445 (mailing address)
8818 SW Miley Road (physical address)
Wilsonville, OR 97070 
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Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, June 16, 2024

The Lesssons

Ezekiel 17:22-24

Psalm 92:1-4,11-14

2 Corinthians 5:6-10,[11-13],14-17

Mark 4:26-34

Preparing for Sunday
St. Francis subscribes to a weekly service called Preparing for Sunday, which provides some brief commentary on the bible readings for the upcoming weeks. It can be found on the Sermons & Services page on the St. Francis website ( I encourage all of you to consider looking at it prior to Sunday, particularly if you are a lector for the week.
Father Brendan

A Quick Note While Brendan is on Sabbatical

Dear Church Family, should you have any needs/questions while our dear Father Brendan is away on sabbatical, please know that I am here to support you. Please feel free to call/text me with your needs/questions and/or if you prefer, please leave a message with Jodi Laug at the main office and she will contact me. Wishing all a safe, relaxing, and joyous summer! Susy Mekarski, Senor Warden 

Participants in this Week's Services

Serving at 8 am

LEM: Linda Nash

Intercessor: Marilyn Morgan

Lector: Dale Rushton

Lector: Jean Atwell

Ushers/Greeters: Jim and Mary Kirk

Altar Guild: Dale Rushton and Peggy Danford

Serving at 10:30 am

LEMs: Susy Mekarski and John Wisecaver

Intercessor: Mary Ann Schroeder

Lector: Ann Frazier

Lector: Pam Gorder

Ushers: Rob Campbell and Clair Wilkins

Usher/Videographer: Jason Olson

Welcome Table: John and Debbi Kapp

Altar Guild: Manya Frazier and Kathy Miller

Flower Guild: Debbi Kapp

Coffee Hour Hosts: Joan McGinnis and Carole Biskar

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This Week at St. Francis

Thursday, June 13

1:00 pm - Threads of Love

5:30 pm - Guys and Gals Nite Out

7:00 pm - AA Men’s Group

Saturday, June 15

8:00 am - 2:00 pm - Coffee Creek Quilters Fabric Sale

Sunday, June 16

8:00 am - Spoken Eucharist

9:00 am - Adult Formation

10:30 am - Eucharist, Live Eucharist on YouTube/Facebook

12:30 pm - Misa

Monday, June 17

7:30 pm - AA

Wednesday, June 19

7:30 pm - AA

Thursday, June 20

7:00 pm - Vestry

7:00 pm - AA Men’s Group

Sunday, June 23

8:00 am - Spoken Eucharist

9:00 am - Adult Formation

10:30 am - Eucharist, Live Eucharist on YouTube/Facebook

12:30 pm - Misa

Parish Activities
If you would like your announcements to be included in this newsletter, or in the Sunday bulletin, please email them to the office at by Tuesday evening (7:30 pm). Please include a contact person within the announcement in case there are questions. Announcements will run for two weeks or until the event takes place.

Summer Office Hours

Beginning June 17, office hours through the summer will be 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.

I will also be out of town from June 20-27 and July 29 - Aug 3. If you need anything during this time, please reach out to Susy Mekarski. I will be checking the email while I am away.


Guys and Gals Nite Out

GALS NITE OUT - inviting all St. Francis Women

GUYS NITE OUT - inviting all St. Francis Men

Second Thursday, June 13 

Parkway Grille at the Hilton in Wilsonville.

We'll start gathering at 5:00 for Happy Hour.

We'll order food around 5:30 or so.

Arrive as early as traffic allows.

We might be outside on the patio if the weather is nice.

Agenda: Get to know one another better. Go home happy having had a good time.

Facilitators: Doug Horton & Gary Thompson

Co-Sponsors: Don Nash & John Wisecaver

Lions Club Collection Boxes

Please remember to bring your used cell phones, eye glasses, and hearing aids for the Lions Club boxes in the Information Center.

Old Pew

One of the pews in the choir loft is old, tired, and broken, and would like to find a new purpose as something else. This is very nice wood. If you or somebody you know would like the pew in order to repurpose it, please contact John Hoffmann (503-982-4825) or Betsy Yacob (503-422-8463).

Tribute Chairs

The music program is a vital part of our church’s ministries and has contributed to the success and growth of our Parish. It has now grown to nearly 30 members. This growth has exceeded the original number of seats provided in the choir loft. The loft area (platform) has been increased by 50% thanks to Robert Campbell and a few helpers. The choir currently sits on a combination of old pews (with a crack in the seat) and folding chairs, which leads to uncomfortable seating with no place for members to put their music and books except the floor, and to pile them in the pews afterward.


To help reimburse the capital improvements fund for the purchase of the 30 chairs, which are designed for choirs with shelves and places for books and music, the choir is asking for your help and a chance for you to honor God, your family, yourself, or a loved one by contributing. We are working on ways to recognize your gift of full or shared chairs.

Choir members of our church family are asking your help to reimburse the church’s capital fund, provide them with comfortable and proper seating for their practices and services, and a way to honor God and those you love(d). For more information or questions please contact: Mary Stewart, 503-891-4103, or Rob Chittenden, 503-781-2628.

Adult Formation

Adult Formation features discussions and reflection derived from the Lectionary readings used in each morning's worship service. Participants may benefit from previewing the Lessons as posted each Thursday in the "St. Francis E-Blast." Norm Shrumm is the convener/discussion leader. Please join us!

Taizé Prayer at St. Francis

For a time of prayer, reflection, and peace, please join us for Taizé prayers at the Cross of San Daminano. Come at 5:00 pm for the service or 4:30 pm if you would like to sing through the chants prior to the service. 

Our next Taizé Prayer service will be Sunday, July 7.

Treasurer’s Report

Pledge income for May 2024 alone was $675 under budget.

Pledge income for the year was $4650 under budget.

May 1 – May 31 Income from all sources:

Budgeted: $30,226

Actual: $33,284

Difference: over budget $3058


May 1 – May 31 Expenses:

Budgeted: $30,177

Actual: $29,249

Difference: under budget $928

The bottom line: Through May our Income from all sources was over our Expenses in the amount of $4035

The monthly financial report is posted on the Bulletin Board at the church.

We thank you for your gracious contributions that help us to care well for ourselves and the communities we serve.

Did You Know? - Ceiling Panel 5

Francis accepts Clare Scifi as the first woman into his society. The daughter of a noble and prominent family, Clare also embraced a life of poverty and service. 

Ministry Prayers – Festival Ministry

Each week, in our Prayers of the People, we pray for a ministry here at St. Francis. This week, we pray for our Festival Ministry. The Festival Ministry was formed some years ago for the purpose of honoring and celebrating important Feast Days in the Episcopal Church. They work with other ministries to help coordinate some of the smaller celebrations along with helping at Christmas and Easter, which have regular committees working on them. The Ministry is responsible for helping organize Epiphany, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, St. Francis Day, All Saints Day, All Souls Day, Church anniversaries, and any other celebrations the church requests. We work mainly with the Altar Guild, Flower Guild, and Hospitality, but stand ready to assist as needed with other Church festival days. We welcome anyone who thinks they may want to join this ministry to contact Jane Domagalski and Apryl Garmon for more information.

Parish Outreach

Wilsonville Food Bank

The food bank is in need of CEREAL, TOILET PAPER, and TISSUES. They do NOT need peanut butter at this time. They also do not need fruit, rice, or pasta, and cannot store fresh fruit. Do not put any type of fresh fruit in the cart. It goes bad before they can use it. Please put any donations in the cart in the Narthex. A volunteer takes the food to the Food Bank every Tuesday.