Welcoming the Unwelcome . . . coming this Advent
This Advent we focus on welcoming the unexpected in our midst. As we'll discover, the ancient Christian practice of welcoming strangers is critical to our own spiritual lives despite how threatening it can feel. Make sure to join us! More details in the December newsletter.
THIS SUNDAY: Taking Dinner & Clothes to East Chicago
We'll be taking dinner and gently used clothing donations to our partner parish, Church of the Good Shepherd in East Chicago. All are welcome for this terrific evening. We'll meet at St. Francis at 4:45p (on this Sun, Nov 24) to carpool over.
Make sure you mark your calendar to join us for our 11:15a service on All Saints' Sunday, November 3. One of the highlights of the church year! If you have someone you'd like on the prayer list for that day, then please let us know or phone the parish voicemail (219.926.3497).
Letting Down Our Nets: Commitment Celebration Sunday
On October 27, we will be taking a special moment in our service to celebrate the commitments we all make to the life and ministry of St. Francis. This will also be the day to bring in your 2013 financial and volunteer commitment form if you haven't already returned it. If you need a form, then let us know, or phone the parish voicemail (219.926.3497) and we'll get one out to you.
We had a great turnout for the Blessing today, with Fathers Thomas and Michael presiding. 38 people and many dogs and cats were present. We ran short of St. Francis medallions, contact Fr. Thomas if you didn't receive one for your pet. Thanks to the Porter County Animal Shelter for participating this year.