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Installation of Fr. David Pearson
by Rich Barber - Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 03:18 PM
This Wednesday, October 28, Fr. David will be installed as Priest in Charge of St. Francis' Church. Join us at 6:00 for this ceremony, Bishop Edward Little presiding. Reception following in the church undercroft.
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Addendum to Blessing of the the pets
by Rich Barber - Thursday, 1 October 2015, 06:47 PM
Best Buddies asks that you bring canned dog and cat food to donate to their pantry. Their annual Trick or Treat So a Pet Can Eat Canned Food Drive runs through October. Best Buddies Pet Pantry gives out an estimated 1500 cans of dog and cat food every month .... 1000 for dogs and 500 for cats. So any donation of canned food would be appreciated!
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Blessing of the Pets this Saturday, Oct. 3
by Rich Barber - Thursday, 1 October 2015, 04:46 PM
St. Francis Church, Porter County Animal Shelter, Best Buddies Pet Pantry, Lakeshore
Paws, and American Greyhound Rescue link for Blessing of the Pets.

Continuing a tradition of many years, St. Francis’ Episcopal Church will have a Blessing of
the Pets Saturday October 3rd from 10:00am to 2:00pm on the church grounds at 237 E.
Porter Ave., Chesterton (one mile east of Hwy 49). The event is open to all in the community
who want to bring their pet to be blessed by Fr. David Pearson and presented with a St.
Francis medallion. The pets should be appropriately leashed or confined.

The Porter County Animal Shelter (with a "No Kill" policy) will also be participating this year,
bringing pets that are available for adoption. Donations to the shelter of canned
dog/cat/puppy/kitten food will be accepted See their web site for additional items

Participating again this year will be Best Buddies Pet Pantry. Best Buddies provides
nourishment to the pets of individuals that are receiving state or federal assistance with the
aim of keeping pets in the homes of their owners and not surrendering them to the shelter or
abandoning them into the streets. They will be accepting donations to help keep the pantry
filled during upcoming winter months. Their web site is

Lakeshore Paws, a volunteer run nonprofit animal rescue, in Valparaiso, will have animals
for adoption. Their website is

The American Greyhound Rescue is a not for profit corporation dedicated to finding homes
for unwanted greyhounds, and will have greyhounds available for adoption. Their website is

St. Francis' would like to thank Pet Supplies Plus, Valparaiso, for their generous donation.

Refreshments will be served for dogs, cats and their human companions.
The Blessing event is held each year around the October 4th Fest day of St. Francis of
Assisi, the 13th century patron saint of animals who was known for his love of all animals.
The church can be contacted at (219) 926-3497 or
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Church Bonfire and Cookout
by Rich Barber - Friday, 4 September 2015, 03:52 PM
The annual bonfire will be Saturday September 12 beginning at 6:00pm. Signup sheet for food, etc. posted in the undercroft.
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Bible Study Returns
by Rich Barber - Friday, 4 September 2015, 03:47 PM
Bible study will begin again on September 9th after the Wednesday evening 6 o'clock service.
We will beginning with a study of James.

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