News and Events
Community Thanksgiving Luncheon Committee Meeting
The next St. Francis Community Thanksgiving Luncheon planning meeting will be on Thursday, October 27th. We will meet at 5:30 pm in the parish house. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Feel free to call Blue Pittman with any questions.
WELCOME TABLE, OCTOBER 31, 2016
We will host Welcome Table on Monday, October 31. The menu is meatloaf, green peas, creamed potatoes, slaw, bread, beverage, and dessert.
We will need a minimum of fifteen meatloaves to complete the twenty-five needed for the dinner. We ask that you use the recipe below and the meatloaves be cooked prior to bringing them to the parish hall. If you can donate a meatloaf, please bring it to church by Sunday, October 30, and leave it in the refrigerator in the parish hall. Identify the meatloaf with the name of the preparer and the date prepared.
No desserts are needed for October.
2 lbs. ground beef
1 package onion soup mix
½ cup tomato sauce
¾ bread crumbs or crushed crackers
Combine all ingredients. Place meatloaf in loaf pan. Cook at 350 degrees for one hour or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees.
Allow meatloaf to cool. Remove from pan and put into a zip lock freezer bag or wrap in tin foil. Freeze (if made ahead of time.) Bring to church by Sunday, October 30, and leave it in the refrigerator at the parish hall. Identify the meatloaf with the name of the preparer and the date prepared. If you make a meatloaf before the week for Welcome Table and want to bring it to the parish hall, please put it in the freezer in the kitchen.
It would be helpful to know, prior to October 30, if you will donate a meatloaf for the meal. Please let Sherry Campbell (828-288-3801 or email@example.com) know.
Help is always needed the day we serve as host at Welcome Table. If you will be able to be there to help that Monday in the preparation of the food, to do registration, to greet, to serve food between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm, to wash dishes, or clean up, please contact Denise Hempstead.
Location: St. John AME Zion Church 109 South Ridgecrest Drive, Rutherfordton
Assistance to Storm Victims
When a natural disaster like Hurricane Matthew affects our world we all want to help, yet we may not know exactly what to do or how to direct our assistance for the folks who need it most. Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is “an international relief and development agency and a compassionate response to human suffering on behalf of The Episcopal Church. Our work to heal a hurting world is guided by the principles of compassion, dignity and generosity.” There are two ways for you to contribute to ERD’s efforts to assist the victims of Hurricane Matthew: place your contribution in the offering plate on Sunday, and be sure to mark it “ERD.” We’ll send a combined check to them. Or, if you’d prefer, you may contribute directly to ERD by visiting their website at www.episcopalrelief.org. Either way, your contribution is tax deductible.
My name is Patrick McGowan and I am doing my senior project on Albinism. Albinism is a inherited defect in melanin. Melanin is classified as the color in your skin, hair, and eyes. Albinism can be inherited in all races. In Africa, children with this disorder are at risk of being raped, killed and even dismembered because they are seen as a rare commodity. They often live in protected orphanages where they are cared for by someone other than a family member. Due to the lack of melanin in the skin they are at an extremely high risk of developing skin cancer and dying at an early age. I am collecting sunscreen to help these children better protect their skin to lower that risk. There will be a basket at the back of the church labeled sunscreen. Any donation you make will be greatly appreciated.
St. Francis T-Shirts, Sweatshirts & Hoodies
There will be one more order placed for St. Francis shirts. If you are interested in ordering a t-shirt (short or long sleeve), sweatshirt, or hoodie, please see either Kathryn McGowan or Stephanie Williams.
Yokefellow Donation Item
September - December
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
8:00 a.m.-Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:30 a.m.-Church School
10:30 a.m.-Holy Eucharist Rite II (with choir)
To see pictures of what goes on at St Francis outside of these walls click on the photo.
Sunday, October 23
8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:00 a.m. - Christian Formation
10:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist Rite II
Monday, October 24
7:30 a.m. - AA
Tuesday, October 25
6:00 p.m. - AA
Wednesday, October 26
7:00 a.m. - Middleton Group Meeting
12:00 p.m. - AA
6:00 p.m. - Stephen Ministry
6:30 p.m. - Education for Ministry
7:00 p.m. - Choir
Thursday, October 27
5:30 p.m. - Thanksgiving Dinner Committee Meeting
6:30 p.m. - Brotherhood of St. Andrew Dinner Meeting
Friday, October 28
Saturday, October 29
Sunday, October 30
8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:30 a.m. - Christian Formation
10:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist Rite II