Category Archives: Newsletter

What’s a Christingle? Sunday, December 18, Come Find Out

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Christingles, the items, are at the heart of the service. They are formed from an orange, which represents the world. A red ribbon around the circumference represents the blood of Christ binding us all together. The four corners of the world are…  Continue Reading »

Christmas at St. Francis House

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Christmas basket packing and delivering will happen at St. Francis House on Thursday, December 21, from 8-noon. Volunteers are needed to help assemble and deliver baskets to St. Francis House clients. Annually, volunteers prepare and deliver around 650 gift baskets…  Continue Reading »

Advent 2017

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During this Advent season in keeping with our theme of pause, breathe, wait, watching for the Christ in our lives, we have several opportunities during the Sunday service. In the Narthex as you enter, pause and look for the nativity…  Continue Reading »

Advent Procession Sunday, December 10, 5:00

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The Advent Procession is a unique service. As well as readings, prayers and wonderful music, there is a sense of drama conveyed through the use of light and movement. Traditionally, churches were built on an East/West axis with the altar…  Continue Reading »

Angel Tree

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It’s time for the St. Francis Angel Tree project. Each year, we are given the names of children in need who sign up through St.Francis House. You will find our angels on the tree in the Parish Hall, please take one…  Continue Reading »

We Want Your Bikes 12/3

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Sunday, December 3, from 9:30 – 12:30 bring used/new bikes to the Scout Hut on the south side of Saint Mark’s campus. These bikes will go to Recycle Bikes for Kids, a local organization whose mission is to provide one free bike to any child in need and to offer adults the opportunity to earn a bike by volunteering through their Earn a Bike Program. Continue reading