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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: Home: 636-938-7773 Cell: 314-651-3836 Bishops Committee: Bob Champlin, Sr. Warden, Paddy Wrob, Jr. Warden; Kathleen McDonald, Clerk; Michael Booker; Richard Mayfield; Cassie Eckhardt; Barb Sacco; Jack Lauless; Judy Cody Suzanne Jones, Treasurer. Annual Meeting An Annual Meeting is held each year at the end of January at which new Bishops 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.

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St. Francis Episcopal Church Eureka MO February 2012

The Pastors Corner

I will try to be faithful in those habits of prayer, work, study, physical exercise, eating and sleepwhich the Holy Spirit has shown me to be right. And as I cannot in my own strength do thisI look to thee, O Lordand ask for the gift of the Holy Spirit. -- A Morning Resolve from Forward Day by Day Were busy. We earn a living, care for our children and aging parents, attend to chores, and volunteer at St. Francis and other organizations. We tend to work too much, sleep and exercise too little, and pray and eat on the go. Lent begins on Feb 22. Lent is the season for taking an inventory of our lives and assessing where we are out of balance. Do we wish we worked less and spent more time with our family and friends? Are our poor eating habits and lack of exercise affecting our health? Do we need to adjust our routine for a better nights sleep? Do we long to spend more quiet time in prayer? Finding balance in our lives being good stewards of our souls and bodies is difficult. And frequently its not a priority for us. We often care for others at the expense of balance in our own lives. Jesus tells us that, after loving God with all our being, the second greatest commandment is loving our neighbors as ourselves. Lent reminds us that how well we treat others is dependent upon how well we care for ourselves.
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In this Issue
Adult Forum Calendar, p 3; Annual Meeting Notes, p 8; Attendance Statistics, p 3; Baptisms, Confirmation, p 9; Birthdays/Anniversaries, p 12; Bishops Column, p 7; Bishops Committee Information, p 8; Book Group, p 15; Bulletin Board, p 13; Calendar, p 14; Calendar for Vicar on Line, p 2; Childrens Reflections, p 12; Contacting the Vicar, p 2; Discretionary Fund, p 19; Financial Update, p 18; Greening St. Francis, p 10; Guardian Angel, p 11; Pastors Corner, p 1 & 2; Prayer for St. Francis, p 18; Prayer list, p 11; RSVP, p 15; Upcoming Events., p 4, 5, 6;
Ash Wednesday ECM Annual Meeting End-of-Life workshop Guiding Good Choices Leadership Conference Mardi Growl Ministry Fair Stations of the Cross Week of Guided Prayer

This Lent, lets focus on caring for ourselves, putting back in balance whatever is off-kilter. By doing that, well discover that we have more energy and compassion to devote to Gods people and Gods work in the world. Finding our balance is my prayer for us this holy Lent.

Pastor Sally

The Vicars Calendar is On-line


Pastor Sallys calendar is on our website, www.stfranciseureka.com. Select Calendar, then Vicars Calendar. Its the only calendar Pastor Sally uses, so it is complete and up-to-date.

Contacting Pastor Sally


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

Spiritual Offerings for the Week, p 12; Stewardship Thought, p 10; Thank yous., p 16, 17; Worship Schedule, p 15; Youth Group, p 6.

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Here is the schedule of offerings at the Adult Forum on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for the first part of 2012. The entire Adult Forum calendar for 2012 is on our website at www.stfrancisereka.com select Christian Education/Formation, Adults:
February 5 February 12 February 19 February 26 March 4 March 11 March 18 March 25 April 1 April 8 April 15 April 22 April 29 May 6 May 13 May 20 May 27 June 3 June 10 June 17 June 24 Judges 1 Judges 2 Samuel Saul Vicar's Forum -- quarterly goal review Ministry Fair Marcion Constantine Athanasius and Arius Easter brunch Strategic planning for St. Francis', part 1 Strategic planning, part 2 Strategic planning, part 3 Strategic planning, part 4 Strategic planning, part 5 Strategic planning, part 6 Strategic planning, part 7 David "Mass in the Grass" and picnic Vicar's Forum -- quarterly goal review Solomon

Adult Forum Calendar

Sunday Attendance Statistics


2010 Epiphany 1 Epiphany 2 Epiphany 3 Epiphany 4 Epiphany 44 45 32 49 46 2011 55 45 66 64 66

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Upcoming Events
Mardi Growl
People and pets of St. Francis, take note! February 19th is Eurekas Annual Mardi Growl pet parade and we will be there! St. Francis Blessed Creatures Boutique will surely make our presence known among the stylish pets and pet owners at the parade. If you would like to spend an hour or two with Debbie or Kathleen staffing our booth of fabulous fashions and accessories, please let Debbie Pizzella know. Otherwise, just drop in. This looks like a great party. Time and place: Sunday, February 19th, 1:00 4:00 Central Avenue, Old Town, Eureka. http://www.eureka.mo.us/residents/special-city-wideevents/mardi-growl/

some of the key aspects of proper planning to ensure adequately addressing end-of-life decisions. A failure to plan risks the very real possibility that our wishes will not be honored, and unnecessary pain and strain placed on those we hold dear. All sessions held in Park Hall at St. Martins Episcopal Church, 15764 Clayton Road, Ellisville Sunday, Feb.12, 6 pm-7:15 pm Sunday, Feb. 26, 6 pm-7:15 pm Sunday, March 4, 6 pm-7:15 pm Each session has different discussion points; it is not necessary to attend allfeel free to pick and choose. Participants should come away empowered with the tools to complete the necessary tasks to leave a less stressful and more enriched final legacy.

Ministry Fair, March 11th during Adult Forum


Do you have to take a test to be a lector? How can you ever remember what goes where when youre setting up the altar? How often do we do highway cleanup and how hard is it? Is it safe for my child? What age are the kids in the Youth Group? Can the craft-challenged go to Crafternoon? Can the prayer-challenged participate in Monday Prayer or RSVP? What is RSVP? And whats with Miss Stevie carrying wine to church in brown paper bags? If these or other questions about the ministries of St. Francis have arisen in your soul, theres a place to find the answers and to see if you are called to one or more of them. Plan to attend the annual Ministry Fair on Sunday, March 11th. Committee chairs, please plan to hear from Jackie Selle and Kathleen McDonald about your groups participation.

Ash Wednesday Services


With Mardi Growl scheduled for February 19th and the real Mardi Gras on Tuesday, February 21st, then Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent are right behind. Mark your calendar for Ash Wednesday Eucharist and the imposition of ashes. So that all of us can participate, two services are scheduled. Ash Wednesday services: Wednesday, February 22nd 6:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., both at the Lodge.

A Practical Guide to Planning & Preparing for End-of-Life Issues.


In four separate interactive sessions, Chris Durr will help attendees educate themselves with

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2012 Leadership Conference


Saturday, March 3, 2012 9:30am to 3:00pm St. Martins Church Ellisville Morning Sessions (9:30 11:30)

YOURE THE WARDEN NOW! Workshop for all Wardens SHOW ME THE MONEY! Treasurers and Financial Reporting RED CARD, GREEN CARD! Convention Delegates 101

Lunch (11:30 12:30) Afternoon Sessions


CALL TO ORDER! How to run a good meeting (12:45 1:30) FOLLOW THE TRAIL! Vestries interactions with Standing Committee, Diocesan Council, Insurance, Misconduct, Audits and a whole lot more! (1:30 3:00)

Registration fee is $20 per person. Send registration to Robin Weisenborn, rweisenborn@DioceseMo.org OR let Maxine Heller in the parish office know you want to attend and reservations will be made for St. Francis members. Leadership Conference sponsored by Diocesan Standing Committee

Guiding Good Choices


A family management and skills building course for parents of children ages 9-14 5 Thursday sessions: February 2, 9, 23; March 1, 8 6:30 8:30 p.m. Rockwood South Middle School 1628 Hawkins Road, Fenton Class facilitator: Mary Corsair, Rockwood South counselor Sponsored by: Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition Week 1: Week 2: Week 3: Week 4: Week 5: How to prevent drug use in your family Setting Guidelines: how to develop healthy beliefs and clear standards Avoiding Trouble: how to say no to drugs Managing Conflict: how to control and express your anger Involving Everyone: how to strengthen family bonds

Registration: Kristin Bengtson, 636-733-2158 or bengtsonkristin@rockwood.k12.mo.us. Class is FREE; space is limited.

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More Upcoming Events


Stations of the Cross at St. Martins
Fridays at 6 p.m. during Lent St. Martins Ellisville will offer praying the stations of the cross.

Episcopal City Missions Annual Meeting


Episcopal City Mission, a ministry of the Diocese of Missouri, provides chaplains to the juvenile detention centers in St. Louis City and County. On Wed., February 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church Webster Groves, Episcopal City Mission will hold its annual meeting. Each parish may send their Rector/Vicar and two lay persons to attend the luncheon and vote on the Board members and the budget. Pastor Sally plans to attend. If you would like to go with her, just let her know.

Dismantling Racism Workshop at the Cathedral


On Saturday, February 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral the Commission on Dismantling Racism is offering a workshop designed to promote dialogue and actions toward healing and reconciliation. Dr. Ernest Rip Patton will be the keynote speaker. Patton was a Freedom Rider, traveling to Montgomery, AL and Jackson, MS in 1961, and serving time in prison for his part in the civil rights movement.

Week of Guided Prayer


Together, St. Francis Eureka and St. Martins Ellisville are offering a Week of Guided Prayer during Lent. What is it? Its a retreat in everyday life, a way of exploring different ways of praying, an opportunity to work one-on-one with an experienced prayer guide. The Week of Guided Prayer begins on Sunday, March 4 at 1 p.m. at St. Martins with a group gathering of all participants. Throughout the week the retreatants spend 30 minutes a day in private prayer and then meet confidentially with an experienced prayer guide for 30 minutes each day. Meeting with the prayer guides occur either in the afternoon or evening, at your convenience, at various locations within St. Martins. All participants gather together for a closing celebration on Saturday, March 10 at 10:30 a.m. You may still participate in the retreat even if you cant attend the opening or closing gatherings. Brochures and registration forms are in the lobby of the Lodge. You can register by calling the parish office at 636-938-3733. Registration is encouraged by Feb 24. There is no registration fee, but retreatants are invited to share the cost (approx. $44) as they are able. For more information, visit www.weekofguidedprayer.org.

Youth Group
January 25 meeting The teens, their parents, and the Youth Group leaders met with Deacon Harry Leip and Steve Turner from Trinity St. Louis at the parish house on January 25. Deacon Harry and Steve discussed the changes that have been made to Trinitys hot lunch program to improve the safety and comfort of the volunteers and guests. On Sunday, January 29 St. Francis teens and adults experienced for themselves the improvements in the process, as they served chili to Trinitys clients. City Museum, February 10 Teens: Bring your friends and come to City Museum on Friday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. Well gather inside the entrance. City Museum is located at 701 North 15th St., 63101. The cost of admission is $10. Adults: If youd like to join us, we welcome you to meet us there. All: Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Getting disheveled is a byproduct of exploring City Museum.

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Penitence
The two penitential seasons of Advent and Lent may speak most directly to the hurts in our place and time. Advent, plumbing the heritage of Gods people, reminds us of the future and tells us that present circumstances are not as good as they get. Advent reminds us to yearn. Lent lets us savor all of salvation history, and that historys culmination in Jesus rising from the dead. The season looks to baptism for its meaning, as the means by which God joins the Church to the mystery of Jesus dying and rising. Lent reminds us to repent, for the sake of this mystery. Penitential, however, does not mean dreary. It does suggest simplicity, directness, and honesty. Though Lent and Advent invite us to name our sins fearlessly, the focus is on the redemption and forgiveness which God has won in Jesus, and which God is working out in the world and in our lives. Lent, in particular, pushes us toward glory, not groveling. Percy Dearmers great (and somewhat eccentric) hymn text, number 145 in Hymnal 1982, gets to the point of Lent. These are the words, in one verse of his hymn: To bow the head in sackcloth and in ashes, or rend the soul, such grief is not Lents goal but to be led to where Gods glory flashes, his beauty to come near: Make clear where truth and light appear. These words align with the gospel reading for Ash Wednesday, Matthew 6, the part of the Sermon on the Mount in which Jesus teaches about prayer and fasting. Prayer and penitence are not about the sackcloth and ashes, the show of it all. They are about being drawn God-ward. I pray for a robustly penitential Lent, a good and glorious one, for us all.
Bishop Wayne Smith February 2012

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St. Francis Annual Meeting


The members of St. Francis gather often for worship, for fun, for prayer, for work, for dinner, and sometimes for no other reason than that we like to be together. Once a year we gather in an annual congregational meeting to transact the business of the parish, approve a budget and elect leadership. This years meeting began during the service when Pastor Sallys sermon included her Vicars Report of the churchs activities during 2011. In it, she tied the call of the first disciples, Andrew and Peter, to our call to follow Christ and become fishers of people. The tone of the meeting to come was set early on when Pastor Sally said, I commend you all to read the annual report. Its full of hope and vision and good news about how the people of St. Francis Church are following Christ. Check the website for full sermon at http://www.stfranciseureka.com/sermons.html. Immediately after the service we loaded plates with deliciousness and sat to attend to the business of the parish. Recognition and thanks were given to outgoing Senior Warden, Rich Mayfield, to outgoing Junior Warden, Bob Hosutt, to outgoing Treasurer, Nancy Bergmann and to outgoing Bishops Committee members Debbie Pizzella, Lori Scissors and Bob Hosutt. Elections were held according to the Canons of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Missouri, and a slate of new members were elected unanimously. New members of the Bishops Committee arethree year appointments: Bob Champlin, Judy Cody, and Jack Lauless. Diocesan Convention delegates: Sue Schmidt, Kevin Selle, and alternate Alex Branchfield. Appointments of Senior Warden and Treasurer, previously approved by the Bishop, were announced. Bob Champlin will serve as Senior Warden and Suzanne Jones as Treasurer. Nancy Bergmann, outgoing Treasurer, will remain as liaison for financial activities handled through the office. Nancy Bergmann then presented a year-end fiscal review for 2011, revealing that between taking in

more and spending less than we planned, we ended up in the black for 2011. Applause heard! Nancy then presented the budget for 2012; essentially the same as for 2011 with no planned deficit. For the more consistent funding of the Vicars Discretionary Fund, a change that does not affect the budget was announced to designate the loose plate offering on the first Sunday of each month to this fund. Both the budget and this funding change were previously approved by the Bishops Committee for presentation to the congregation. The 2012 balanced budget as submitted was accepted unanimously by the members present. The annual meeting was closed with a prayer with thankfulness for a very good year.
Submitted by Kathleen McDonald

Bishops Committee Retreat February 17 and 18, 2012.


Vestry/Bishop's Committee: The lay leadership board of an Episcopal congregation, named from the "vesting" room in which the group met in colonial days. At St. Francis', persons are elected annually at the congregational meeting in January to three-year terms on the Bishop's Committee. The Bishop's Committee shares with the priest the spiritual leadership of the church. It also approves the budget and oversees the leadership of the parish.
From the definitions found on our web page: http:// www.stfranciseureka.com/episco-speak.html

Whew! Thats quite a set of responsibilities. Essentially, though, the Bishops Committee at St. Francis spends most of the time working on budgetary, administrative and leadership issues. To that end, the Bishops Committee will meet on Friday evening, February 17 and Saturday, February 18 to incorporate the newly-elected members of the
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group and to lay out goals for the year. The Friday night portion of the meeting will focus on spiritual matters and will be led by Kristie Lenzen. Pastor Sally will organize the work for Saturday. This retreat workshop, held at the Parish House, will also serve as our February Bishops Committee meeting. Minutes of the meeting will be published, as always, and posted on the bulletin board at the lodge.

Bishops Visit Baptisms, Confirmations

On January 29, Bishop Smith baptized three people into the household of God and confirmed/received four.

Our celebratory cross cake, made by Jackie Selle

Shown in the picture: Polly Morse, Pastor Sally, Alex Broom-Morse (confirmed), Jonah Broom-Morse, Kevin Broom, Amanda Broom-Morse (baptized), Lydia BroomMorse (Baptized), Kyra Jordan (Baptized), Bishop Smith, Carly Champlin (received), Donna Bernert (received), Sally Hader (received).

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Consider this:
Inspiration for the care of creation can come from anywhere you look in our neighborhoods. We are truly blessed to see so much beauty and so easily to remember our role in preserving it. This month my inspiration came from a different source when our outgoing senior warden, Rich Mayfield, asked the Bishops Committee to look not only at our carbon footprints but at the footprints of grace that we are able to leave in our community. As examples, he named our longterm efforts on behalf of Eureka Food Pantry and the highway cleanup project, our efforts to support local businesses and food sources. There are so many other examples we could name, if it didnt feel so self-congratulatory (but they are listed in the annual report!). What seemed so inspirational to me about Richs vision is that our footprints of grace so often are improvements of carbon footprints made by our community. Care of Gods creatures IS care of Gods creation. By knitting warm scarves and providing blankets, we help to keep warm the people who are living in their cars or in shelters and they can reduce the fuel they use to keep warm. When we recycle our soda cans from the Parish House and the Lodge we donate again to the Eureka Food Pantry as well as preventing all those cans from adding to a landfill. When we substitute turkey for beef in a pot of chili, were taking better care of our own bodies and conserving more than 600 gallons of water that would be used to feed the beef. Our daily decisions can have a big impact for good in our world. Thank you, Lord, for Richard and his view of our work.
Submitted by Kathleen McDonald

The Vicars Discretionary Fund


The Vicars discretionary fund is a checking account that Pastor Sally uses exclusively to address urgent pastoral needs. For example, several months ago a woman came to the parish office with 2 prescriptions that she couldnt get filled because she lacked the $3 co-pay for each one. Pastor Sally used $6 from the Vicars discretionary account to pay Walgreens for the medications. The discretionary account has also bought gas for stranded travelers and diapers, soap, and baby shampoo for a struggling young mother on food stamps. Food stamps cannot be used for non-food items. Cash is required to purchase diapers, toilet paper, and hygiene products. Up until now Pastor Sallys discretionary fund has only had money in it if a parishioner specifically contributed to it. In December the Bishops Committee voted to deposit the loose plate collected on the 1st Sunday of each month into the Vicars discretionary fund, beginning in February 2012. Loose plate are the loose bills and coins placed in Sundays collection bowl. Putting the 1st Sundays loose plate into the Vicars discretionary account will enable Pastor Sally to more readily respond to people in desperate need. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to talk to Pastor Sally or Treasurer Suzanne Jones.

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The Guardian Angel


Afloat between lives and stale truths, he realizes hes never truly protected one soul, they all die anyway, and what good is solace, solace is cheap. The signs are clear: the drooping wings, the shameless thinking about utility and self. Its time to stop. The guardian angel lives for a month with other angels, sings the angelic songs, is reminded that he doesnt have a human choice. The angel of love lies down with him, and loving restores him his pure heart. Yet how hard it is to descend into sadness once more. When the poor are evicted, he stands between them and the bank, but the bank sees nothing in its way. When the meek are overpowered Hes there, the thin air through which they fall. Without effect he keeps getting in the way of insults. He keeps wrapping his wings around those in the cold. Even his lamentations are unheard, though now, in for the long haul, trying to live beyond despair, he believes, he needs to believe everything he does takes root, hums beneath the surfaces of the world. by Stephen Dunn from New and
Selected Poems (W.W. Norton).

Prayer List

Tom & John Judy Sam & Jan Bob Peter Mimi Bethany Mary Don John Bob Gail and Cody Margot and Tresea Lanie Joanne Brian Dennis Dan Judy Jimmy

Sons of Paddy Wrob Parishioner Parents of Della Hosutt Brother of Barb Sacco Friend of Paddy Wrob Daughter of Paddy Wrob Granddaughter of Dale Herzberg Friend of Della Hosutt Cousin of Debbie Pizzella Parishioner Brother of Dan Merideth Sister and nephew of Cory Lawson Friend and friends granddaughter of Brigitte Jung

Friend of Patrick Wrob Friend of Michael Booker Friend of Michael Booker Parishioner Sister of Debbie Pizzella Friend of Tony Weaver

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Our Childrens Reflections on God and the Gospel


What kind of Good News would you like to hear?

The sun is made out of hotness and if you touch it, part of your finger will fall off. Venus is hotter because it has a force field around it. Shooting stars are Gods creation, but the back is a meteor. Without light we cant see.

We went to the zoo. We went to the Arch. We went to Toys-R-Us. I cant write letters. Jesus is a good companion when you feel lonely. Jesus is always forgiving you when you do something wrong. God was born. Jesus loves to hear your music.

We are going to write Good News.


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 havent 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 Night Prayer. Fridays from 10-11:30 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.

A play was performed in which the stern prophet released the slaves. Everyone danced. The prophet said: Did you notice that I didnt dance? Thats because prophets are serious. They dont dance. And neither do Generals.

Whats one thing you can do to take care of creation?


Pick up litter. Plant seeds and stuff. I have an apple seed. I have a cat whose hair is the same as mine. Feed aminals. Yellow for the bee. Pick up recycling. God gave us the materials to build houses. Theyre made out of plastic stuff.

Birthdays in February
Carly Champlin, February 1 Carroll Dick, February 4 Sally Weaver, February 4 Chris Freund, February 16 Maxine Heller, February 16 George Vits, February 17 Dan Card, February 19 Ed Kindley, February 22
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.

What are stars made of?

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Recipe of the Month


Barley-Apricot Salad From Food Network Kitchens Our February recipe, delicious for the whole familys Valentines Day Dinner, is both heart-healthy and hearty enough to satisfy that cold-weather craving for comfort food. Prep Time: 20 min Inactive Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 30 min Level: Easy Serves: 4 servings Ingredients Salad: 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth, low-sodium canned, or homemade 1 cup barley 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup chopped dried apricots 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 scallion (white and green parts), thinly sliced Dressing: 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 teaspoons honey 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Directions Bring broth to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the barley, oil, and salt. Bring back to a boil, adjust heat to maintain a gentle simmer, cover and cook until tender, about 30 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the parsley, almonds, apricots, scallions and cinnamon. Let stand, covered, for 10 minutes more. Meanwhile make the dressing: Whisk the lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in the oil, starting with a few drops and then adding the rest in a steady stream, to make a smooth dressing. Drain excess liquid from barley, if needed. Transfer to a bowl and toss with the remaining salad ingredients and dressing. Serve warm or at room temperature.

St. Francis is Honored by Oxfam


In the fall we recognized World Food Day with a luncheon and an Adult Forum presentation about fair and sustainable food sources. Steve Strathearn sent photos of our event to Oxfam. On Dec 6, Steve Strathearn received the following letter from Oxfam: Dear Stephen, Congratulations! Your submission of the photo of the November 3 adult forum at St. Francis Eureka in Missouri was the winner of Oxfams Photobook contest. Your photo was selected randomly from

over 60 entries. We are excited to send you the prize of handcrafts from the regions Oxfam works in and which your volunteer efforts help to support. Included as prizes are a silver bookmark from Peru, a handmade bracelet from Guatemala, a silk scarf from Cambodia, and more. Thanks so much for participating by submitting your photo to our Photobook, and continue the work you are doing in your community to raise awareness and create change. Best, Rassa Dawson

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St. Francis Episcopal Church


210 S. Central Avenue Eureka, MO 63025

February 2012

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Office Closed Vicars Day off 12:30 am Crafternoon 6:30 pm Tutoring program

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10 am Bible Study, parish house

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10 am Metro IV, St. Lukes Manchester

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

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

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10 am Al-Anon parish house

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Office Closed Vicars Day off 12:30 am Crafternoon 6:30 pm Tutoring program

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10 am Bible Study, parish house 6:30 p.m. Youth Group, City Museum

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8:30 am Dismantling RacismChrist Church Cathedral

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

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5:30 pm Prayer Group, parish house

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10 am Al-Anon parish house 6:00 pm Com. & Mktg, parish house

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Office Closed Vicars Day off 12:30 am Crafternoon 6:30 pm Tutoring program

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Bishops Com. Retreat 9 am2 pm (business meeting)

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10 am Holy Eucharist-Lodge, Rite II 11:30 am Adult Forum 1-4 pm Mardi Growl booth

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5:30 pm Prayer Group, parish house

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10 am Al-Anon parish house 6:00 pm Marketing and Comunications

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Office Closed Vicars Day off 12:30 am Crafternoon 6:30 pm Tutoring program

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10 am Bible Study, parish house 6:30 pm Newcomers dinner Schmidts

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

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10 am Al-Anon parish house 607 pm Daisy Girl Scout Troop, parish house 8:00 p.m. RSVP via skype

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Please call or e-mail the Parish Office (stfranch@sbcglobal.net) with items for the calOffice Closed endar before the last week in each month to get Vicars Day off the following months calendar. Shaded area on 12:30 am Crafterindicates days Maxine is in office, from 8 till noon noon, unless indicated otherwise.
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Worship Participant Schedule


Ministry
SACRISTAN

February

2012 26-Feb
Rich Mayfield Barb Sacco & Bob Smith Sue Schmidt Michael Booker Kevin Selle

05-Feb
Jim Eckhardt

11-Feb
Rich Mayfield

19-Feb
Jim Eckhardt

Feb 22 Ash Wednesday

LECTORS INTERCESSOR CHALICE ACOLYTE/ CRUCIFER ALTAR GUILD USHER TELLERS HOSPITALITY/ COFFEE HOUR

Paddy Wrob & Cris- Sarah Branchfield & Kristie Lenzen & tin Selle Alex Branchfield Bob Smith Paddy Wrob Kevin Selle Rich Mayfield Jerry Smith & Judy Cody Bob Smith Bob Champlin & Jim Eckhardt The Morelands Sue Schmidt Kathleen McDonald Kyra Jordan Stevie Sewell & Linda Doolittle Michael Booker Arlene Underwood & Suzanne Jones Cookies by Rasmussens Kristie Lenzen Barb Sacco Alex Branchfield Brigitte Jung & Stevie Sewell Rich Mayfield Bob Smith & Jim Eckhardt Jerry Smith Jim Eckhardt

Jerry Smith & Sue Schmidt Nick Sacco Rich Mayfield & Bob Champlin Debbie Pizzella & Dan Merideth

St. Francis Book Group


The St. Francis Book Group will continue to meet through 2012. This year we will alter the schedule, meeting the third Thursday of every other month from 6:30-8:00 pm at the parish house. The time and date are subject to change so please watch for any schedule changes in the announcements or in The Chalice. Our book choice for March will be The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. This short novel by the author of Tuesdays with Morrie, tells the story of Eddie, a maintenance man at a small amusement park who feels trapped in a meaningless life. Through a tragedy Eddie dies on his 83rd birthday. With the help of five people who died before him, some loved ones and others strangers, Eddie uncovers the unseen connections in his earthly life. I think this short fable will touch your heart. We will meet to discuss this book on March 15th. Hope to see you there.

RSVP
RSVP (Robe and Slippers Virtual Prayer) -which is group Evening Prayer from our own homes using webcams and Skype - will occur on the last Tuesday of the month at 8 p.m. Our next RSVP is February 26 at 8 p.m. If youd like to participate, please send an e-mail or talk to Jackie Selle (jkselle@sbcglobal.net), who hosts the call.

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Thanks from St. Francis Outreach Partners


Youth Group Donation to Long Meadow Rescue Ranch

Youth Group donation to Heifer International

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Donation from the St. Francis Congregation to the annual United Thank Offering (UTO) Drive

A thank you for the generosity of the St. Francis congregation and the very hard work of Paddy Wrob

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Financial Update December 2011


December 2011 Total Income Total Expenses Difference $ 8,743 9,973 $ (1,230) Budgeted for December $ 8,845 9,527 $ (682) YTD 2011 Actual $109,942 100,923 $ 9,019 $ 12,983 1,663 4,321 26,000 3,260 YTD 2011 Budget $ 106,162 106,162 $ 0

Checking AccountRockwood Bank Balance in Edward Jones Money Market 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 Bishops Committee meetings, and the Vicars activities, please see the bulletin board in the lower level of the Lodge. There you will find two months worth of:

Bishops Committee meeting minutes; Monthly financial reports; Treasurers commentary; Vicars activity reports.

Additionally, on the Sunday immediately following the Bishops 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.