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Francis Episcopal Church

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin O LORD, you are my portion and my cup; * it is you who uphold my lot. Psalm 17:5

June 24, 2013

2nd Mondays, 6:30 pm Undercroft Angelus Guild 3rd Wednesdays, 11:30 am Hearth Room Outreach Committee 3rd Sunday after worship Sunday School area Bishops Committee 3rd Mondays, 6:30 pm, Hearth Room Worship Committee 4th Mondays, 6 pm Hearth Room Craft Group

4th Saturdays, 10:30 am Hearth Room OUTSIDE GROUPS

5th Sunday after Pentecost, June 30

Collect of the Day and Lectionary
Almighty God, you have built your Church PROPER 8 upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the Link to the Track 2 chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined Readings: together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple 1 Kings 19: 15-16, 19-21 acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Psalm 16 Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Galatians 5:1, 13-25 Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Luke 9:51-62

Thanks to all for the Blue Jean Clean-up

Thanks to all who helped on the 9th - much was cleared out and straightened up! The rooms in the church basement, the attic storage space, and the Little Free Library all got a good first clearing out... Ron Johnson is our official Point Man - and he and Mother Martha have scheduled a Blue Jean Sunday for each summer months:

Yoga Class Saturdays, 10-11 am Undercroft Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 2nd Saturdays, 7 pm Undercroft AA, Regular Meeting Tuesdays, 7 pm, Undercroft

July 28th & August 25th

We will wrap up by 12:30 each Sunday, stay as long as you can. COFFEE HOUR on Blue Jean Sundays will be a 15 minute Howdy Time, so that we can all get down to work. Remember, for those who are less able-bodied, there are jobs that can be done while sitting! The Rev. Martha Berger, Priest in Charge
(262) 251-7420 Mailing Address: P.O. BOX 194, Church Location: N84 W16525 Menomonee Avenue MENOMONEE FALLS, WI 53052-0194

Mark your Calendars

July 28 Blue Jean Sunday August 15-18 Womens Mini-Week Relax - Reveal - Renew - Rejoice at Camp Lakotah Cost from $130 - $165 for more information, go to And mark your calendars for future events: Sunday, September 8 Church Picnic Saturday, November 2 Mecan River Ramblers ...are coming back! Mark your calendars now and start thinking about the people youll invite.

Refurbishing the Church

and 2 Grant Applications going into the diocese

The red carpet running down the center aisle has many wrinkles, a fall hazard for any of us. We have found out that it cannot be stretched. It will need to be replaced for a cost of $1,600. In two months, you will see painters scraping and painting the exterior of the church, for a cost of $3,605.

CDI: Church Development Institute New Class to Begin on November 16th

Church Development Institute is the program for clergy and lay leaders who desire to make their congregations stronger, healthier, more deeply rooted in our tradition, more responsive to God, and more effective in their communities. The weekdays for CDI have been changed to Saturday/ Sunday so that those who have a fixed M-F work week can attend. Here are the weekend dates for the new class November 16 - 17th, 2013 February 8 - 9th, 2014 April 5 - 6th, 2014 May 17 - 18th, 2014 If you would like more information about CDI, follow this link to our diocesan website. Parish teams are limited to 4 people.

Bids are coming in for a rehab of the narthex, including the entryway glass. As soon as all the information is gathered, the Bishops Committee will review the costs and determine how this necessary work can be funded. GRANTS We are submitting 2 grant applications to the Diocese: One is for an information kiosk on wheels (so it can be moved to where it is needed) and for welcome packets. Another is for assistance with the work in the narthex. Both of these will be submitted to enhance fellowship at St. Francis - with a welcoming, inviting first impression and a better area for gathering and communicating.