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Holy Eucharist Sunday service is at 10 a.m. at 616 Stockell Drive, Eureka, MO. Office: 210 S.

Central Avenue, Eureka, MO 63025 Phone: 636-938-3733 Website: www.St.FrancisEureka.com Vicar The Rev. Sally S. Weaver Phone No.s: Cell: 314-651-3836 Home: 636-938-7773 Bishop’s Committee: Bob Champlin, Sr. Warden, Paddy Wrob, Jr. Warden; Kathleen McDonald, Clerk; Michael Booker; Richard Mayfield; Cassie Eckhardt; Barb Sacco; Steve Strathearn; Jack Lauless; Judy Cody Suzanne Jones, Treasurer. Annual Meeting An Annual Meeting is held each year at the end of January at which new Bishop’s Committee and Convention Delegates are elected. St. Francis’ Episcopal Church is a mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. The Chalice is the newsletter of St. Francis’ Episcopal Church, Eureka, and is published at least 10 times per year. Submissions for The Chalice are due approximately the 20th of each month and may be e-mailed to the Office at stfranch@sbcglobal.net.

The Chalice
St. Francis’ Episcopal Church Eureka MO January 2013

Pastor’s Corner
Just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. – 1 Corinthians 12:12 During worship on Sunday, December 3, Senior Warden Bob Champlin presented Tony and me with a card, signed by parishioners, and an extremely generous check as a gift. Bob Champlin told Tony that he was giving the check to Tony, so that I couldn’t take it, deposit it in the Vicar’s discretionary account, and use it for those in need in the community of Eureka. (What can I say? You know me well.) I treasure serving as the Vicar of this beloved piece of God’s kingdom. Daily as I pray for each parishioner of St. Francis’ I picture each of you in my mind, pouring love upon you and asking God’s blessing on you. And that is easy to do: You are easy to love. I feel blessed to be with you. Thank you for your generosity. Thank you for calling me to serve among you. Thank you for your dedication to St. Francis’ Church. Thank you for being Christ to the world. I look forward to our being with one another and inviting others to come and see what God is up to at St. Francis’ in 2013.

Pastor Sally †

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In this Issue
Adult Forum Calendar, p 3; Annual Meeting, p 9; Attendance Statistics, p 10 & 17; Birthdays/Anniversaries, p 6; Bishop’s Committee Highlights, p 13; Bishop’s Letter, p 7; Book Group, p 4; Bulletin board, p 18; Calendar, p 16; Calendar for Vicar on Line, p 3; Contacting the Vicar, p 2; Diocesan convention report, p 8; Eagle Watching, p 4; Epiphany—Bless this house, p 11; Financial Update, p 18; Greening St. Francis’, p 8; Humor, p 10; Kids Korner, p 14; LIFE Retreat—Eden, p 12; On the Trail, p 5; Pastor’s Corner, p 1; Photo Gallery, p 15; Prayer for St. Francis’, p 18; Prayer list, p 5; Preparing for Sunday, p 6; Publishing deadlines, p 2; Recipe of the Month, p 8; Spiritual Offerings for the Week, p 6; Stewardship Thought, p 17; Thanks…, p 6; Worship Schedule, p 17; Youth Group, p 4.

The Vicar’s Calendar is On-line
Pastor Sally’s calendar is on our website, www.stfranciseureka.com. Select “Calendar,” then “Vicar’s Calendar.” It’s the only calendar Pastor Sally uses, so it is complete and up-to-date.

February Chalice, Calendar & Worship Schedule
The deadline for the February newsletter, calendar & worship schedule is January 28. Items not received by that date will not make the publication. If you have items for any of these publications, please send or e-mail to Maxine Heller in the parish office (stfranch@sbcglobal.net).

Contacting Pastor Sally
If you call or e-mail Pastor Sally and she doesn’t respond, please let her know. The best number to call is her cell phone: 314-651-3836. Remember that there’s a middle initial, “S”, in her e-mail address: SallySWeaver@yahoo.com. She wants to respond quickly, so please let her know if that’s not occurring.

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Here is the schedule of offerings at the Adult Forum on Sundays from 11:40 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. through July 2013. The complete Adult Forum calendar is on our website at www.stfrancisereka.com — select “Christian Education/Formation”, “Adults”.
2013 January 6 January 13 January 20 January 27 February 3 February 10 February 17 February 24 March 3 Mar 10 Mar 17 Mar 24 Mar 31 April 7 April 14 April 21 April 28 May 5 May 12 May 19 May 26 June 2 June 9 June 16 June 23 June 30 July 7 July 14 July 21 July 28 The Tabernacle The Second Temple Annual meeting “Better Angels of Our Nature” Song of Songs Evolution Sunday What is an Episcopalian? Ministry Fair Vicar's Forum Oxfam World Hunger Banquet Psalms, Part I Psalms, Part II Easter brunch Isaiah Ezekiel Amos Minor prophets Myers-Briggs Deaconess Anne House Mass in the Grass The Biography of Satan Vicar's Forum The Coptic Church What is marriage? Today's American Family Patriotic Sing-along Community Service Ministries The Evolution of the New Testament, Part I The Evolution of the New Testament, Part II The Didache

Adult Forum Calendar

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Upcoming Events
Soar with the Eagles
January’s fun adventure for St. Francis’ is a day trip to the Visitor’s Center at Clarksville to watch the eagles soar and dip to the river to find fish. Now is the time when the beautiful eagles fly down here to feed for a few weeks when the northern rivers are frozen over. If you’ve never been, this is an awesome experience and one that you’ll want to share with friends. Rosie Benecke and Sue Schmidt planned a day trip that will be fun for all. If ‘fun’ and ‘freezing cold’ don’t go together for you, don’t worry. We will be watching the eagles soar from an indoor gallery right on the river at Clarksville. Rosie and Sue have planned lunch at a very special restaurant for us first at the nearby Village of the Blue Rose. We can carpool and caravan from Eureka. Sign ups for this wonderful Saturday are available at coffee hour. Saturday, January 19th 10:00 Leave Eureka Lunch at Blue Rose http://www.villagebluerose.org/ Eagle Watch with guide at Clarksville Optional walk around shops at Clarksville Return to Eureka by 4:30 or 5:00

tells the story of a young and idealistic teacher in 1970 and his experiences on Yamacraw Island. “The island is nearly deserted, haunting, beautiful. Across a slip of ocean lies South Carolina. But for the handful of families on Yamacraw island, America is a world away. For years the people here lived proudly from the sea, but now its waters are not safe. Waste from industry threatens their very existence–unless, somehow, they can learn a new life. But they will learn nothing without someone to teach them, and their school has no teacher. Here is Pat Conroy’s extraordinary drama based on his own experience–the true story of a man who gave a year of his life to an island and the new life its people gave him.” (Book Description, www.Amazon.com) This book has a lot to offer with themes of environmentalism, prejudice, religion, education, family, isolation and maturation and will make for a great read and lively discussion. The St. Francis’ Book Group will meet on January 10th to discuss this book. If you have any questions, need more information about the book, the Book Group, or if you have a suggestion for our reading list, please contact Kevin Selle. His phone number is 314-799-8444 or you can reach him via email at kds2041@sbcglobal.net .

St. Francis’ Book Group
The St. Francis’ Book Group is open to everyone and is held at the Parish house the second Thursday, every other month from 6:30-8:00 pm. The next book on our reading list (January 10 meeting) will be The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy. This autobiographical novel

Youth Group Happenings
After worship on Sunday, January 27, the Youth Group will be providing a meal of soup and bread. One week before the NFL Super Bowl we’ll have the Youth Group Souper Bowl. We will be asking for a goodwill offering. The money we collect will be given to Share Our Strength, which focuses on feeding children in the US who are hungry, and to Project Peanut Butter, which focuses on feeding African children who are hungry.

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ON THE TRAIL
Light filters through the barren limbs without restriction, the gaily colored leaves having long since fallen to form carpet on the trail on which I slowly walk. Crisp the air and pleasant solitude, a red-trail hawk circling overhead noiselessly seeking out its prey below. If ever life can be sublime, it’s in such moments nature offers her release from cares and stresses. Breathe it in, this pure clean air, it’s free and non-miasmic. Clear your lungs, feel better every step you take. Old sorrows heal but we must let them go, my pre-planned mission for today.
Edward E Kindley Wildwood, 11-21-12

Prayer List

Tom & John John Jennifer Dora Rita Gina, Vernell, Barb Sam & Jan Scott Martha Mary Jo Anna John Linda

Sons of Paddy Wrob Father of Kathleen McDonald

Aunt of Michael Weaver Mother of Michael Weaver Parishioners Father & stepmother of Della Hosutt Son of Judy Cody Daughter of Ernie Benecke Friend of Barb Sacco Granddaughter of Jim Eckhardt Cousin of Paddy Wrob Mother of Andy Lenzen

Betsy

Friend of Kathleen McDonald

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“Preparing for Sunday”
The homepage of our website, www.StFrancisEureka.com, now contains the icon shown here. Clicking on this icon brings up the Bible readings for the upcoming Sunday. Not only can you read the Scriptures appointed, there’s a brief explanation of each passage. This is a good and easy way to prepare for what you’ll hear at Sunday morning worship.

From the Eureka Fire Protection District
Dear Friend and Sponsor, We deeply appreciate your consideration and generous contribution. You have helped the Eureka Fire Protection District provide our annual Firepup, Fire Safety and Burn Prevention program to our community…. ….Thanks again, from the Eureka Fire Protection District, myself, and all those whose lives we touch with the help of your caring hand. Sincerely, Shelia Allen Frost, Community Services Provider Eureka Fire Protection District

St. Francis’ Spiritual Offerings during the Week
Mondays from 5:30-6:15 p.m. at the parish house (210 S. Central) we gather for prayer. We pray for the people of St. Francis’, those who haven’t joined us yet, those on our prayer list, the needs of our community, and the world. We close each session at 6:05-6:15 p.m. with New Zealand Night Prayer. Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m. at the Parish House (210 S. Central) we study the Bible readings appointed for the upcoming Sunday. Please join us for these meetings whenever you can, whether weekly or once in a while. All are welcome.

From St. Martha’s Hall
To all of our friends at St. Francis’ Episcopal Church, On behalf of the women at St. Martha’s Hall, I would like to thank you for the lovely scarves you made and donated. It is clear they are made with warm hands and warm hearts — and are perfect to keep our women warm as the weather gets colder. Thank you for your time, energy and generosity! Sincerely, Michelle Rhode

Have we missed an important date for you or your family? Make sure the Parish Administrator has all the important dates for you in the church records.

Birthdays in January
Anne Booker, January 6 Kathleen McDonald, January 24 Della Hosutt, January 30

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Epiphany
A brief sketch of how the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6) and its ensuing season work From early time there have been two gospel narratives associated with the Feast of the Epiphany itself. First is Matthew’s telling of the birth of the Messiah, with the notable characters of the magi playing their part, and including the flight into Egypt. Luke’s story, the one with the shepherds and the angels, comes at Christmastime. The second Epiphany narrative, and the one with greater emphasis in the Christian East, is the baptism of Jesus. We celebrate this aspect of Epiphany on the Sunday following the feast. Every year, on Orthodox Epiphany, you can see photographs and television clips of Russian believers piously jumping into lakes and rivers, in recollection of Jesus’ baptism. This is no act for the faint of heart, in the middle of a Russian winter! But Eastern Christianity teaches that when John baptized Jesus in the Jordan River, Jesus’ contact with the water there blessed all the water in the world, and for all time, a delightful piece of faithful imagination. Thus Epiphany becomes a feast for giving thanks for the gift of water, that basic stuff of life—and new life through baptism. So the hardiest among pious believers jump into the water. The second Sunday after Epiphany takes up a third note from the historic lectionaries for the season, namely the “signs” of Jesus as told in John’s gospel. The favorite among these narratives is the miracle of water-into-wine at the wedding in Cana, and, as it happens, the one read in Lectionary Year C—this year. Then for the rest of the season the lectionary takes up the narrative of Jesus’ life, teachings, healings, and miracles, and does so until the Last Sunday after the Epiphany, when the Gospel is always the Transfiguration of Jesus. After the Lent-Easter-Pentecost cycle, the narrative of Jesus’ life continues during the Season after Pentecost. This sketch is, admittedly, not the stuff of flash and adrenaline rush. But perhaps understanding how the season works, beyond the piece about wise men following the star to Jesus, can lead to a deeper appreciation for the season and its movements. Perhaps we can see how it has been put together, from long centuries ago, in order to draw worshipers into a deeper belief in Jesus as the Messiah and God’s only-begotten. Bishop Wayne Smith
January 2013

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Recipe of the Month
Bush’s Two-Bean Vegetarian Mexican Lasagna Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Yield: 6 servings Serving Size: 1/6 of casserole Ingredients 6 whole grain tortillas, fajita size 1 16 oz jar of salsa (I used Pace Original) 2 cups frozen corn, defrosted 1 can Bush's Black Beans, rinsed and drained 1 can Bush's Pinto Beans, rinsed and drained 1 cubanelle pepper, chopped 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese Instructions Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place frozen corn in colander. Run under water for 1 minute to defrost. Set aside defrosted corn. Rinse and drain pinto beans. Place pinto beans into a food processor. Rinse and drain black beans. Place black beans aside until ready to use. In the food processor add 2 tablespoons of salsa to pinto beans. Pulse food processor 2 or 3 times until pinto beans are slightly pureed. Set aside until ready to construct lasagna. Set up your cooking area with all your prepped ingredients - 8x11 glass baking dish, tortillas, rinsed and drained beans, defrosted corn and chopped cubanelle. Pour 1/4 cup salsa to bottom of 8x11 glass baking dish. Layer 2 tortillas (slightly overlapping each other) over salsa. Using a spoon, spread 1/2 pinto bean puree over the tortillas, then top with 1/2 the corn, 1/2 the black beans, 1/2 the chopped cubanelle pepper and 1/3 amount of cheese. Repeat layering ending the layer with two additional tortillas on top.

Add the remaining salsa over the top layer. Spread remaining cheese over top of lasagna. Bake in 425 degree oven for 20 minutes until bubbly. For best results, let lasagna rest for at least 5 minutes before cutting into pieces.
Submitted by Sylvia Ahmad

Consider this:
Several years ago, our area had an unusually cold New Year’s weekend. All along Highway FF, residents lost power for most of the weekend. What I remember most about that time was the profound silence that comes when there are no birds singing, no frogs croaking, no coyotes howling and no heaters, refrigerators, or even clocks running. Nighttime held a depth of silence that I have never experienced before or since. I’m looking for that silence now, in my own life. I often look to creation and the scriptures as ways to connect myself to the divine. Right now what I’m reading says: Be still like the frozen dew, be still like the sleeping turtles. Rest. Stop thinking, stop talking and listen, listen for the still, small voice of God. Perhaps this is the season when I can make space for that voice, when I can hear God most clearly. In the words of the poet John Donne, God can bring summer out of winter, though we have no spring. All occasions invite his mercies, and all times are his seasons.
Submitted by Kathleen McDonald

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January 20 – St. Francis’ Annual Meeting Following worship on Sunday, January 20, we’ll hold our annual meeting in the downstairs of the Lodge. We’ll celebrate our 2012 accomplishments, thanks to God’s grace. And we’ll look forward to 2013 by electing new leaders to serve as members of the Bishop’s Committee and delegates to the Diocesan Convention. We’ll also adopt the 2013 budget. Please plan on being there – your vote and involvement are needed to usher in a vibrant 2013 for St. Francis’ Church. What’s a Bishop’s Committee? The Bishop’s Committee is the governing body of St. Francis’ Church. Comprising 10 people, the Bishop’s Committee serves as the leadership of the parish in matters both material (finances, property, etc.) and spiritual. St. Francis’ receives funds from the Diocese; we are not self-supporting. Because we receive money from the Diocese we are under the direct purview of the Bishop. Therefore instead of being called a “parish,” we’re called a “mission.” Instead of a “Rector” as a priest-incharge we have a “Vicar.” Instead of a “Senior Warden” we have a “Bishop’s Warden” because this person is appointed by the Bishop, not by the priest. And instead of a “vestry” as a governance board we have a “Bishop’s Committee.” What’s a Diocesan delegate? Each year in November all the churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri gather for worship, to elect members of Diocesan-wide committees such as Standing Committee, and to adopt next year’s budget for the Diocese. This gathering is called Diocesan Convention. St. Francis’ sends two people to the Diocesan Convention to serve as delegates. Those delegates vote on behalf of St. Francis’ on all legislative matters put before the Convention. Those matters include the Diocesan budget, membership on Diocesan committees, and resolutions put before Convention.

Slate of Candidates: Bishop’s Committee and Diocesan Delegates We will elect the following 4 people to serve a 3year term on the Bishop’s Committee: Jim Bowlin Dan Card Sue Schmidt Jackie Selle We will elect the following to serve as Diocesan delegates and as an alternate in the event a delegate is unable to attend the Diocesan Convention: Annette Carr Michael Weaver Kyra Jordan, Alternate Proposed 2013 Budget This is a high-level summary of the 2013 budget that will be presented -- with details -- at the January 20 annual meeting: Income $15,000 $97,832 from Diocese in pledges

$8,345 non-pledging, regular contributors, new members, loose plate, other sources Total income: $121,177 Expenses $46,101 Vicar’s total compensation, including benefits $25,584 Staff (parish administrator, music director, nursery worker) salaries and benefits $20,480 Building expenses – Lodge & parish house (210 S. Central) $5,900 Office expenses

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$10,725

Diocesan apportionment – this is the money we pay the Diocese

$10,940 Programming: Christian formation, Youth Group, marketing & communications, worship & music, community service ministries, welcoming, hospitality, invitational ministry, stewardship, etc. $2,200 One-time expenses

Total expenses: $121,930

Musical Moment
I bought a wooden whistle, but it wooden whistle. I bought a steel whistle, but it steel wooden whistle. I bought a lead whistle, but steel they wooden lead me whistle. Then I bought a tin whistle, and now I tin whistle.

A Short, but Important Prayer
Give me a sense of humor, Lord, Give me the grace to see a joke, To get some humor out of life, And pass it on to other folk!

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Bless Your House This Epiphany
On January 6 – which is on a Sunday this year – we celebrate the arrival of the wise men from the East. Matthew’s Gospel tells us that they followed the star “until it stopped over the place where the child was...On entering the house, they saw the child [Jesus] with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage.” The wise men’s arrival at the house where Jesus lay has given rise to the ritual of a house blessing during the season of Epiphany. A house blessing normally takes place on the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6), or during the week following. It can be performed by a priest; the rite is outlined in the Episcopal Book of Occasional Services. Or you can perform it yourself for your own home. To perform the rite you’ll need chalk, prayer, and a desire for God’s blessing. Begin by gathering your household around the lintel of your front door. Then say: “Peace be to this house, and to all who dwell in it.” With the chalk mark the lintel of your front door as follows: 20 + C + M + B + 13. The C, M, and B stand for Caspar, Melchoir, and Balthasar, the legendary names for the wise men. The 20 and 13 represent this year of 2013. This reminds you that you are like the wise men who followed the star to Jesus’ house. You too are on a pilgrimage to find, worship, and follow Jesus. You may follow the chalk-marking with a prayer: O God, by the leading of the star you manifested your only Son to the people of the earth: Lead us, who know you now by faith, to your presence, where we may see your glory face to face; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. You may finish this rite with the following prayer: Visit, O blessed Lord, this home with the gladness of your presence. Bless all who live here with the gift of your love; and grant that they may manifest your love to each other and to all those whose lives they touch. May they grow in grace and in the knowledge and love of you; guide, comfort, and strengthen them; and preserve them in peace, O Jesus Christ, now and for ever. Amen. May your homes be places of warmth, laughter, and love in 2013.
Pastor Sally

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Bishop’s Committee News
Highlights of the

Bishop’s Committee Meeting
December 16, 2012 Opening business The meeting began at 12:40 p.m.with an opening prayer offered by guest Dan Card and with the sharing of joys and concerns. Many members expressed joy over the Youth Group’s new YouTube video.
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Approval of November 18th minutes.

Treasurer’s report Suzanne Jones shared with the committee all the spreadsheets and reports for the month of November. November financial results approved as presented.

ing and Communications' approval for listing St. Francis' as a sponsor. Then he/she would pay the Kiwanis the cost of the sponsorship. By participating the parishioner receives the benefits of a round of golf, snacks/beverages, possible prizes, etc. The parishioner must deduct the cost of these benefits when claiming the sponsorship as a charitable contribution. If the money were paid to St. Francis' directly and St. Francis' cut the check to the Kiwanis, the parishioner would be able to claim 100% of the contribution as a gift to the church. This could be construed as having tax avoidance consequences and the Diocese does not want St. Francis', or any other church in the Diocese of Missouri, participating in something that could have the appearance of funneling contributions through the church. Vicar’s report Committee chairs will receive an email from Pastor Sally soon requesting that they turn in their 2012 Committee 2012 summaries by January 14th for printing in the annual report.

2013 budget – Suzanne presented the finalized draft of the 2013 budget and explained new items and revisions. Motion to approve was made by Barbara Sacco, seconded by Michael Booker. The budget as presented was approved with thanks to Suzanne and the Finance Committee. The draft as approved by the Bishop’s Committee will be presented to the congregation for adoption at the January 20th, 2013 annual meeting.

At the end of January, Bob Champlin will prepare a performance evaluation for Pastor Sally. Staff evaluations will be completed by Pastor Sally.

The Bishop's Committee was asked to develop a policy relating to St. Francis' parishioners participating in community events in which they want to list St. Francis' as a sponsor.

Vicar’s vacation – December 31st through January 11th. The Rev. Dr. Warren E. Crews will be celebrating & preaching on January 6th.

Pastor Sally celebrating & Michael Booker preaching on January 13th.
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1. The Marketing and Communications Committee will grant approval before listing St. Francis' as a sponsor of any event. 2. If parishioners receive individual benefits from participating in the event, they will pay the event organizers directly, not St. Francis'. Example: A parishioner wants to list St. Francis' as a sponsor in a golf tournament held by the Kiwanis. The parishioner would first obtain Market-

The outgoing Bishop’s Committee members, Cassie Eckhardt, Barb Sacco, Steve Strathearn and Kathleen McDonald, met to propose a slate of candidates for election to be approved by the congregation at the Annual Meeting: four Bishop’s Committee candidates are Sue Schmidt, Dan Card, Jim Bowlin, Jackie Selle; and two Diocesan delegates: Annette Carr, Michael Weaver, and alternate Kyra Jordan. Thanks were offered to Cassie, Barb, Steve and Kathleen for their Bishop’s Committee service. In a mission congregation like St. Francis’,

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the positions of Senior Warden and Treasurer are appointed by the Bishop. For the coming year, the Bishop has appointed Sue Schmidt as Senior Warden and Suzanne Jones as Treasurer. The annual meeting is set for Sunday, January th 20 , 2013. After that meeting, the new and the continuing members of the bishop’s Committee will hold a brief meeting to:
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Approve Junior Warden & Clerk positions Adopt 2013 Housing Allowance resolution for Pastor Sally Sign required Diocesan forms for Bishop’s Committee members.

Closing business Closing prayer offered by Pastor Sally. Next meeting: The annual meeting on Sunday, January 20
Submitted by Kathleen McDonald Clerk of the Bishop’s Committee

Set a February date for the Bishop’s Committee retreat, Friday evening and Saturday morning

KIDS’ KORNER
Why did we practice leading someone who couldn’t see?

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I scored high on my pre-algebra test. Love hurts your elbows.

After hearing Isaiah, “Make straight in the desert a highway for our God…”

To lead the blind person. Because you might fall.

Why was it harder to be blindfolded than to lead?

So we make the road crooked. And God makes it straight. Do not extort money from anyone by threats or false asexuation. Money, food Musical talent, Bronyism Singing, acting Language. I can speak the language of Bangladesh. It is called Swahili. I can say hello and goodbye. Sign language, Braille.

In response to the Gospel lesson…

How do your parents help you? Why do you trust them?

They help you with your homework. That they teach us the right things. He’s tough. The best way to start the day is with Jesus. A tetrarch is a president and 2 cookies. At school we were laughing and I almost fell off the monkey bars. Today. Because I’m at church. Friday we went to St. Joseph’s Shrine and then at Canetto’s I had a meatball the size of a baseball.

How do you share your gifts or talents?
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How do we trust our teachers?

What is it to trust God?
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When did you feel good this week?
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Youth Group Singing at Marymount
Caroling through the halls at Marymount Manor.

St. Francis’ Parishioners —- Photo Gallery!
St. Francis’ Worship Space at Christmas
The Lodge became a beautiful space during Advent and Christmas thanks to St. Francis’ Altar Guild members and to Sue Schmidt’s touch with flowers. Especially beautiful for the ceremony blessing a marriage — that’s quite a cake!

Twice Good Cookies
Christmas cookies are always good, aren’t they? This year, St. Francis’ friends gifted themselves and their friends with cookies made by the women of Wednesday Crafternoon. The cookies provided another gift when the $280 offered in payment was passed on directly to the Vicar’s Discretionary Fund for those in great immediate need in our community. Thanks to the bakers and the buyers for twice good cookies!

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St. Francis’ Episcopal Church
Eureka, Missouri

January 2013
Tue
1 10 am Al-Anon parish house

Sun

Mon

Wed
2 Office Closed

Thu
3 6:45 p.m. AA, parish house 7:00 pm Bible Study, parish house

Fri
4 10 am Bible Study, parish house

Sat
5 7-8:30 am AA, parish house

6 10 am Holy Eucharist-Lodge, Rite II 11:40 am Adult Forum

7 5:30 pm Prayer Group, parish house 6:30 pm Worship & Music

8 10 am Al-Anon parish house 6:00 pm Marketing & Communications

9 Office Closed

12:30 am Crafternoon 6:30 pm Tutoring program

10 6:30 pm Book group, parish house 6:45 p.m. AA, parish house 7:00 pm Bible Study, parish

11 10 am Bible Study, parish house

12 7-8:30 am AA, parish house

13 10 am Holy Eucharist-Lodge, Rite II 11:30 am Souper Bowl, Youth Group 11:40 am Adult Forum 20 10 am Holy Eucharist-Lodge, Rite II 11:30 am Annual Meeting Bishop’s Comm. Mtg following annual meeting

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15 10 am Al-Anon parish house

16 Office Closed Vicar’s Day off

17 6:45 p.m. AA, parish house

18 10 am Bible Study, parish house

19 7-8:30 am AA, parish house

5:30 pm Prayer Group, parish house

12:30 am Crafternoon 6:30 pm Tutoring program

7:00 pm Bible Study, parish house

21 5:30 pm Prayer Group, parish house

22 10 am Al-Anon parish house

23 Office Closed Vicar’s Day off

24 6:45 p.m. AA, parish house

25 10 am Bible Study, parish house

26 7-8:30 am AA, parish house

12:30 am Crafternoon 6:30 pm Tutoring program

7:00 pm Bible Study, parish house

27 10 am Holy Eucharist-Lodge, Rite II 11:30 am Adult Forum

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5:30 pm Prayer Group, parish house

29 10 am Al-Anon parish house

30 Office Closed Vicar’s Day off

31 6:45 p.m. AA, parish house

12:30 am Crafternoon 6:30 pm Tutoring program

7:00 pm Bible Study, parish house

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Worship Participant Schedule
Ministry
SACRISTAN

January 2013

06-Jan
Jim Eckhardt Tim Booker & Bob Smith

13-Jan
Rich Mayfield

20-Jan
Jim Eckhardt

27-Jan
Rich Mayfield

LECTORS

Sarah Branch- Susan Meyer & field & Alex Kathleen McDon- Paddy Wrob & MiBranchfield ald chael Booker Susan Meyer & Michael Booker Barb Sacco Paddy Wrob & Kevin Selle Kevin Selle

INTERCESSOR CHALICE ACOLYTE/CRUCIFER ALTAR GUILD USHER

Bob Smith & Barb Sue Schmidt & Sacco Kevin Selle Michael Booker Kathleen McDonald

TELLERS HOSPITALITY/COFFEE HOUR

Arlene Underwood Bob Champlin & Bob Smith & Suz& Jim Eckhardt Rich Mayfield anne Jones

Rich Mayfield & Suzanne Jones

Stewardship Thought
It is the heart that gives; the fingers just let go. -- Nigerian proverb

Worship Attendance Statistics
2011 Last Pentecost 1 Advent 2 Advent 3 Advent 4 Advent Christmas 40 49 54 62 58 115 2012 59 60 68 56 67 97

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Financial Update — November 2012
November 2012 Total Income Total Expenses Difference $ $ 9,485 9,102 383 Budgeted for November $ 9,512 8,942 $ 570 YTD 2012 Actual $ 103,367 96,915 $ 6,451 $ 18,758 4,812 26,974 3,630 ($ YTD 2012 Budget $ 104,632 105,219 587)

Checking Account—Rockwood Bank Balance in Diocesan Investment pooled fund-general Custodial account held by the Diocese Balance in Diocesan Investment pooled fund-Sp Growth

If you have further questions, talk to the Vicar. Pastor Sally values input and is happy to have a conversation at any time about St. Francis’.

St. Francis’ In-Depth
If you would like more details about St. Francis’ finances, the Bishop’s Committee meetings, and the Vicar’s activities, please see the bulletin board in the lower level of the Lodge. There you will find two month’s worth of:
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Bishop’s Committee meeting minutes; Monthly financial reports; Treasurer’s commentary; Vicar’s activity reports.

Additionally, on the Sunday immediately following the Bishop’s Committee meeting which is on the third Sunday of the month, the financial results for the previous month will be reported in the bulletin insert.

Prayer for St. Francis’
We pray for the witness, renewal, and growth of our parish family. Living God, infuse us with your love. Enable us to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to all whom we meet through our actions, our thoughts, our words. Make St. Francis' Church a place of invitation and welcome, a safe harbor and a beacon of the light of Christ. Amen.