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Upcoming Events
SEP

25

MON
Time for Two's Block Hall
8:30 AM to 12:45 PM
Block Hall
AA meeting
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Meets in Block Hall adjacent to the Church.
Daniella and her students
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Daniella and her music students will be in the sanctuary on Mondays 4-5 and Wednesdays 3:30-8 p.m.
Rotary Club of Novato Sunrise
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Board Meeting in Block Hall
AA meeting
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Meets in Block Hall adjacent to the Church.
SEP

26

TUE
Time for Two's Block Hall
8:30 AM to 12:45 PM
Block Hall Preschool
Narcotics Anonymous meeting
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meets in Block Hall.
Choir Rehearsal in The Sanctuary
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Choir Rehearsal with Musician John Pavik.
SEP

27

WED
Time for Two's - Block Hall
8:30 AM to 12:45 PM
Block Hall
Craft Group
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
All crafters welcome for coffee and discussion. Meets in The Vicarage.
Daniella and her students
3:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Daniella and her music students will be in the sanctuary on Mondays 4-5 and Wednesdays 3:30-8 p.m.
SEP

28

THU
Time for Two's Block Hall
8:30 AM to 12:45 PM
Block Hall
Alanon meeting
7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Meets in Block Hall adjacent to the Church.
SEP

29

FRI
AA meeting
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Meets in Block Hall.
AA meeting
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Meets in Block Hall.
SEP

30

SAT
Union of Black Episcopalians Mtg The Vicarage
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
UBE will be meeting in The Vicarage
Holy Hikes and Baykeeper Cleanup Mass
10:00 AM to 1:30 AM
On Saturday, September 30, Holy Hikes and San Francisco Baykeeper will host a “Bay Clean-up Mass” at Marin Audobon Society's Tiscornia marsh land near Pickleweed Park, San Rafael. A substantial amount of trash is on the shoreline, and several endangered species live in the marsh. Our cleanup will do a lot of good here! This one-day event is part of an ongoing relationship between Holy Hikes, a Christian hiking group, and San Francisco Baykeeper, a nonprofit that has been working to protect the San Francisco Bay from pollution. All are welcome to join this unique opportunity to clean the Bay and celebrate a spirituality that recognizes interdependency with the land and waters. The event will include a celebration of the Holy Eucharist woven into a clean-up of the marshes.

Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director and the designated ‘Baykeeper’, comments, “Baykeeper is excited about this new partnership with Holy Hikes to help grow the diverse ecosystem of volunteers and supporters that protect our beautiful San Francisco Bay. Together, we will continue to stand up to the biggest polluters and tackle the greatest threats to the Bay’s health.”

10:00 Gathering with Opening Prayers
10:15 Introduction/Supplies & Readings from Scripture
10:30 Walk and Clean up
11:30 Pause Clean up for 15 minutes to have Prayers of the People and Peace
11:45 Continue walk and clean up
12:45 Liturgy of the Table with light snacks to follow

When: Saturday September 30, 9:45 a.m. (gather); 10 a.m. (event starts)
Where: Pickleweed Park, 50 Canal St, San Rafael, CA 94901
Link: www.holyhikes.org
Contact: the Rev. Justin R. Cannon, holyhikes@gmail.com
OCT

01

SUN
Holy Eucharist
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
All are welcome!
OCT

02

MON
Time for Two's Block Hall
8:30 AM to 12:45 PM
Block Hall
AA meeting
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Meets in Block Hall adjacent to the Church.
Daniella and her students
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Daniella and her music students will be in the sanctuary on Mondays 4-5 and Wednesdays 3:30-8 p.m.
AA meeting
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Meets in Block Hall adjacent to the Church.
Our Stewardship Foundation and Focus


Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

Matthew 28:18-20  (NIV)

This last instruction from Jesus Christ to his disciples is the foundation of our Stewardship at St. Francis.

As good stewards we focus perpetually with our time, talents and treasure:

To nurture worship for clergy and laity.

This is the "heart of the matter", our primary reason for existance & our most appropriate response to God's love for us. All need help & encouragement in accordance with personal levels of development in the faith. All are capable of creating & maintaining good habits of corporate and individual prayer, if offered proper guidance and support through prayer & worship services.

To provide Faith Formation, Christian Education & Inreach Programs.

"Faith is caught, not taught", but faith must also be nurtured with content, understanding & relevancy to the Chistian's daily life.

To enable the Mission of the Church through Outreach to our community and the world.

The Christian has a dual responsibility "to know Christ and make Him known". Our personal knowledge & experience of faith grows through prayer & study and in our associations with fellow Christians. We then share this faith with others in fulfillment of Jesus's "Great Commission" which directed us "to go into all the world".

To enable Stewardship, Finance & Administrative Management.

Implementation of good stewardship principles & programs, transparent financial management and administrative systems enables the parish to fulfil its responsibilities year round, annually and long term.

To provide personnel, equipment and facilities resources.

No person or parish can function effectively if inadequately staffed, housed, and equipped. Creativity & morale are stifled. A facilities development plan is required.

In summary:

__ God is the Creator.
__ God has created all things and continues to do so.
__ Everything belongs to God.
__ We are offered the role of caretaker, manager and steward of God's Creation.
__ Taking care of God's Creation includes, at least, concern for our natural resources, our environment, our fellow human beings and ourselves.
__ The Church is a primary resource and channel for the implementation of our personal stewardship.
__ Our offerings of time, talent and treasure are really offerings of our very selves to the role of a steward of God's Creation, through the Church and beyond.
__ Motivation for a life of stewardship derives from our realization of what God has done and continues to do for us and our desire to offer our most sincere thanksgivings for those gifts.

Excerpt from "A Plan for Stewardship Education and Development through the Year"
__by Rev. David W. Gordon

 


 

 

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