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Christmas Services

Christmas Eve -
Wednesday, December 24th
3:00 & 4:30 p.m. Family Eucharist with Pageant
9:00 p.m. Festival Eucharist with Festival Choir

Christmas Day
Thursday, December 25th
10:00 a.m. Christmas Day Eucharist

1st Sunday after Christmas
Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday at 8:00 & 10:00 a.m.
(no church school classes)

Christmas Caroling and Pot-Luck Supper Sunday, December 21st.  We’ll meet at the church at 5:00 p.m. and travel to Holden Nursing Home for caroling. Then we’ll return to the church for a pot-luck supper.  Please sign-up on the sheet on the table in the narthex.

MISSION

The Mission Team would like to thank everyone for their support at the Heifer Living Gift Market this past weekend! Please note that we will still be accepting Heifer donations for anyone who missed that opportunity. For those interested, simply put a check in the Offertory collection marked “Heifer.” Blank donation cards can also be found on the Mission Table in the Narthex.

Buy a Bed for Abby’s House…Abby’s House provides emergency shelter as well as supported housing for women and children in Worcester. The cost to provide a warm, safe bed in the shelter for a woman or child for one night is $35. Each of our 100 Christmas Tree ornaments this year represents a bed. Please contribute the cost of a bed or whatever you are able to do. You may place your contribution in the basket near the tree, in the offering basket, or at the church office. We also have “Buy a Bed” contribution boxes if you wish to bring it home to encourage your family to save your contribution over time. Checks should be payable to “Abby’s House”. We will continue this effort through Epiphany.

A HOLIDAY HOMECOMING BREAKFAST – Tuesday, December 30th With exams done, and as holiday chaos comes to its  close – we invite all college aged and high school members of our Saint Francis family to reconnect with each other and enjoy a big, country style breakfast before returning to school!  Yes, it is a hearty breakfast served just at the right time (12 noon of course!)   We will also be offering transportation to those that need a ride!

If you know of any college students home for the holidays or hungry high schoolers, please pass this announcement on to them, as this an event just for them! RSVP’s are encouraged (though not required). Please send RSVP’s to Andi Deane at Bizymum@charter.net (subject line: Breakfast).

You may also pick up an announcement flyer/invite in the Narthex – to mail or just pass along! Help us welcome our young adults and older youths home to Saint Francis this holiday season! If you have any questions or for further information, please email Andi Deane.

 

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Children

Church School (September to June) Pre-K (age 3 by Sept 1) through grade 5 Sundays at 9:45 a.m.

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Youth

September to June Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at St. Clare House

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Adults

Education for Ministry Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m.