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Blessing of the Pets
by Rich Barber - Monday, 30 September 2019, 09:59 PM
Continuing a tradition of many years, St. Francis’ Episcopal Church will have a Blessing of the Pets this Saturday, October 5th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm on the church grounds at 237 E. Porter Ave., Chesterton (Porter Ave., 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.

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.
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Upcoming Events
by Rich Barber - Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 10:31 PM
Sunday September 15 - Annual Church Picnic immediately following the 10:00 Service.
Signup sheet on bulletin board.

Saturday October 5 - Blessing of the Pets, 10:00-2:00
ALL are welcome to this event
Signup sheet on bulletin board.

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Grounds Cleanup Day 8:00-12:00
by Rich Barber - Friday, 17 May 2019, 11:45 AM
This Saturday the 18th we will have a Grounds Cleanup Day.
Weeding, trimming, mulching, etc.
Refreshments will be available.
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Holy Week Services
by Rich Barber - Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 10:51 PM
Holy Week Services 2019
Palm Sunday:  Sunday, April 14, 10:00a; Join us at our regular Sunday service as we walk alongside Jesus triumphal entry only to see how it all goes so wrong so quickly.
Maundy Thursday:  Thursday, April 17, 6:00p; Come join us for one of the most moving services of the year.  We’ll gather with Jesus and his disciples for the last supper, and then begin our watch in the Garden with him.
Vigil in the Garden with Jesus: Thursday, April 17, from after the Maundy Thursday service through the night: On this night, Jesus asked his disciples: “So, you could not watch with me one hour?” (Matthew 26:40) Come experience the opportunity for silence and prayer before the Lord as we watch on this night.
Good Friday Liturgy: Friday, April 19, Noon and 6:00p; Join us for the traditional Good Friday liturgy including the procession of the Cross and communion from the pre-sanctified.
Good Friday Stations of the Cross: Friday, April 19, 3:00p
Easter Vigil and Paschal Candle Lighting: Saturday April 20, 7:00p; In this the first celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus, we'll light the paschal candle and hear anew the story of salvation from Genesis to the Resurrection.
Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 21, 10:00a; The biggest feast of the year!  Make plans for you and your family to celebrate with us.
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This week
by Rich Barber - Monday, 4 March 2019, 04:01 PM
Dearest community,

It is that time...Lent is upon us! March 6th we begin the reverential time of Lent all leading up to the grandest celebration of Eastertide (April 21st)

Before we get out our sack cloth and ashes, let's start with a little party time. March 6th we will have our traditional Pancake supper from 5-7 pm. We will have pancakes (of course), bacon, sausage, coffee, milk, juice and all sorts of toppings (to make your blood sugar go giddy with delight). As always there is no cost. A free will donation will be taken and will be added to our charity contributions for the community. A facebook event, from our own Facebook page (didn't know we have one...well then like us and you will get daily scripture as well as useful information) will have been created as you are reading this so feel free to share it often as you feel comfortable.

Ash Wednesday service will be on March 6th at noon (said) and 6 pm (sung). Last video study of Ravi Zecharias', "Yes, your question" after the 6 pm service.

Stations of the cross will begin this Friday, March 8th, at 6 pm followed by a local Fish Fry, to be determined on the day unless someone wants to take the reins and plan accordingly.

Wednesday services in Lent will come from the many prayer books that have been created over the course of our Anglican history. Bible Study will follow and be based on the 39 Articles and Reformation. If you want to hone up on your 39 Articles they are in the back of your Prayer Book and outline why we practice our faith tradition as we do.

We are officially in our busy but reflective season, so come one come all and bring a friend! Questions respond reply and not reply all. If you are on this list and don't want to be please reply and I will remove you.

May God bless you and grant you a restful Sabbath!

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Episcopal Church

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