A Newsletter of St. Francis Episcopal Church June 2009 THE SEASON OF PENTECOST: THE SEASON OF THE HOLY SPIRIT – OUR COMFORTER, ADVOCATE, CHALLENGER, AND CONNECTER TO THE LOVE OF GOD – OUR FRIEND We begin the long season of Pentecost with our cele- work for justice, peace, love and ethical behavior in the bration of Pentecost on the 31st of May. During this world. THE HOLY SPIRIT‘S IMMERSION INTO season we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit OUR LIVES SANCTIFIES & BLESSES ALL AREAS upon the Church and our individual lives. OF OUR LIVES – our friendships, our relationships, our The Holy Spirit emanates from the creative energies loves, our children, our worship. of the Love of God and His Son, Jesus Christ. The Holy THE HOLY SPIRIT CONNECTS US Spirit like a good friend listens to us being our comforter TO THE ABUNDANT LIFE in times of need and our Advocate with the Father. The The Holy Spirit not only challenges us to be friends Holy Spirit like a good friend supports us, yet challenges with all persons, but empowers us to expand the bounda- us to see things differently. Always, the Holy Spirit con- ries of our love and our concern for the world. The Holy nects us to the Love of God and to all of His creation. Spirit, a good friend, enables us to forgive those who THE HOLY SPIRIT: OUR ADVOCATE AND have hurt us. COMFORTER WHO RE-CONNECTS US The Holy Spirit re-connects us to the ever outgoing TO THE HEALING POWER OF GOD’S LOVE love of God. A good friend does not treat us as a The Holy Spirit, like a good friend, listens to our stranger – a good friend leads us out of ourselves to laments as well as our joys. The Holy Spirit can be embrace the world of human beings and of nature. A quiet and just listen to our needs. The Spirit assures us good friend encourages us to let go of prejudices, biases, that we will be listened to and comforted and sustained fears, hatreds – and to get on with living life fully. The and connected to the Source of the Life Abundant. The Holy Spirit knows no strangers – the Spirit is ever Holy Spirit comes to those who, upon hearing the Good present to all persons. News, seek the Risen Lord and who invite Him into The Spirit testifies to us that Jesus is the incarnation their hearts and lives. of God’s Word and purpose – the very essence of God ‘s The Holy Spirit not only convicts us or reveals to us Agape Love. The Spirit leads us to see the world and all our dis-connectedness from God’s love, the Spirit our relationships transformed in the image of that love. provides God’s reconciling love to us so that we may be For it is “… a love in which no one is anonymous or re-connected to our neighbor and our God. The Holy disposable, no one is cast aside as irredeemable. Spirit Brings Us Into The Power of The Healing Love …” (Sarah Dylan, Easter 6, 2006) The Holy Spirit plants of God – For the Risen Lord is Here and Now within us the Word of God causing us to see the world Resurrecting Cracked and Broken Hearts. and others in the light of God’s Love. The Spirit raises THE HOLY SPIRIT THROUGH OUR BAPTISM LEADS us up to be friends with God and with His entire US INTO DEEPENING OUR SENSE OF COMMISSION universe. TO BRING THE GOOD NEWS TO ALL PERSONS – Jesus has ascended so that he might send to us the THE SPIRIT RECONNECTS US TO ALL PERSONS Holy Spirit. “We need not look up and wonder where AND ALL OF GOD’S CREATION he is, for by his going, he is able to come. What we are Like a good friend, who not only listens, but some- to do is to open ourselves to the Spirit, listen to the word times challenges us, the Holy Spirit leads us into a that God has given to us, and go out into the world, and deeper sense of connection to all of God’s creation. As do what we are to do, knowing that God will protect us the Holy Spirit transformed Peter, Paul, Augustine, and – and bring us safe to his side when our work and so many others – the Spirit leads us to see that all witness is done.” (Rev. Richard Fairchild) persons are friends/children of God. The power of the During this Season of Pentecost, may each of us Holy Spirit connects us to all persons. remain connected to our compassionate The Holy Spirit sanctifies us and commissions us to Friend, the Holy Spirit. bring God’s love to the entire world. We are called to Fr. Van + 2 ~ The Franciscans — June 2009 ~ ECW NEWS Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is an imaginative fiction, a frightening vision of a future where firemen don't put The St Francis ECW was out fires---they start them in well represented at the annual order to burn books. This book is Diocesan meeting held at the Wayne County Reads St Stephens on May 5th. It was ECW BOOK CLUB selection for next year and is also an enjoyable day and great Our women’s book discussion widely available in paperback fellowship was experienced with group wrapped up its second year and in libraries. other ECW groups in the Diocese with a conversation led by Liz In the meantime, if you have of East Carolina. Our Book Club Meador about The Guernsey any suggestions for next year’s discussions will end for the sum- Literary and Potato Peel Pie book selections and/or would be mer but see the article written by Society, which included viewing willing to be a presenter, please Pat Biggers with our summer a video documentary about life contact Pat Biggers or Barrett reading suggestions. The United on Guernsey during WWII. Parker. Thank Offering (UTO) Spring Books for 2009-2010 have not “Reading a book is like gathering was a success and yet been selected but we have re-writing it for yourself. . . You $216.73 was collected! Thanks two modern classics to suggest bring to a novel, or to anything for your support! for summer reading: The Hiding you read, all your experience of If you are new to St Francis Place and Fahrenheit 451. the world. You bring your history and have questions about our The Hiding Place by Corrie and you read it in your own very active ECW (Episcopal Ten Boom is the autobiographi- terms.” --Angela Carter (1940 - 1992) Church Women) group please let cal story of a Dutch Christian — Pat Biggers, us know! We are involved in family who become involved ECW Treasurer service, outreach, fellowship to- during World War II with the gether, prayer and Bible study Dutch underground movement to and welcome all women to join help the Jews. First published in us! 1971, this book is widely avail- — Barrett Parker, able in paperback and in public ECW President and college libraries. Happy Father’s Day The Franciscans St. Francis Episcopal Church June 21, 2009 (503 Forest Hill Drive) P.O. Box 11406 Goldsboro, NC 27532 Tel (919) 735-9845, Fax 735-9893 E-mail: email@example.com Web Page: www.stfrancisgoldsboro.org The Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel, III, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina The Rev. Dr. A.O. “Van” Vannorsdall, Priest-in-Charge William Hayes, Organist/Choirmaster Corinne Stewart, Parish Administrator A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR The Franciscans: Corinne Stewart, Editor The deadline to submit items for the next newsletter is June 10th for the July/August issue. The Franciscans is published 11 times a year. The deadline for items to be considered for inclusion — Corinne Stewart, Parish Administrator is the 10th of each month. ~ The Franciscans — June 2009 ~ 3 St. Francis’ Wish List 1) Paper towels 2) Trash bags — tall kitchen and 30 gallon Thank you for your Continued Support! Items of Note VESTRY MEETING Vestry meets Wednesday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. following Evening Prayer at 6p.m. RECOGNIZE GRADUATES Fr. Van will recognize 2009 graduates during the 10:30am service on Sunday, June 7 (Trinity Sunday). 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS Fr. Van will have Evening Prayer at parishioners homes the second and fourth Wednesday each month during the summer. This month is June 10 dinner at The Campbell’s home 6:30 p.m. followed by Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m. June 24 at The Siler’s. We will need one additional volunteer to assist the host family with dinner and volunteers to host and assist other Wednesday evenings during the summer. Sign up sheet is on the Tower in the Parish Hall. NEW SUMMER SCHEDULE St. Francis will begin a NEW summer service schedule on June 14 and continue through Sept. 6. Fr. Van will celebrate the Holy Eucharist Sundays at 9:30 am ONLY! We will return to the regular service schedule on September 13, 2009. NEW TWIST Do we have your on WEDNESDAY CELL PHONE EVENING PRAYER number? During the Summer! The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month during the summer, Fr. Van will celebrate Fr. Van wants to keep a record Evening Prayer along with a simple dinner at of everyone’s cell phone numbers. parishioners homes. Dinner at 6:30 p.m., and Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m. Please contact the church office We will need with your cell phone number! volunteer host homes, someone to assist the Email firstname.lastname@example.org host family with dinner, or call Corinne Stewart at 735-9845. and please sign up if you plan to attend so the host family knows the Let Corinne know if you would prefer number of people to expect. it not be included in the parish directory. Sign up on the Tower in the Parish Hall! 4 ~ The Franciscans — June 2009 ~ SUNDAY LAY SERVER SCHEDULE JUNE 2009 June 7 June 14 June 21 June 28 Recognize Start NEW Father’s Day 2009 Graduates! summer schedule! 10:30 am 9:30 am 9:30 am 9:30 am VERGER Barrett Parker Jodi Baker John Pegram Barrett Parker SUBDEACON Sarah Merritt Roger Brogneaux Stan Stedner John Pegram LECTOR Jeannie Siler Rick Coor Laura Kelly Gaynair Hamilton CRUCIFER Nick Cunningham Laura Kelly Jacob Sarvey Colin Coor TORCH BEARERS Lillie Sarvey Quincy Cunningham Lillie Sarvey Kemp Larsen Quincy Cunningham Will Walters Laura Kelly Thomas Larsen USHERS John Pegram John Pegram John Pegram John Pegram George Moye George Moye George Moye George Moye EUCHARISTIC Jill Brogneaux Karen Witt Dave Meador To Be Determined VISITORS Vann Daniel Dave Meador Liz Meador ALTAR GUILD Jodi Baker Jodi Baker Jill Brogneaux Brenda Coor FLOWER GUILD Jeannie Siler Jeannie Siler Jeannie Siler Jeannie Siler TELLERS Karen Witt Karen Witt Karen Witt Karen Witt Norma Powell Norma Powell Norma Powell Norma Powell COFFEE HOUR Liz & Dave Meador Liz & Dave Meador Liz & Dave Meador Liz & Dave Meador If you are unable to serve as scheduled, please find a replacement AND notify the church office. Note: JUNE BIRTHDAYS NEW Summer 5 Jeannie Siler 23 Gloria Price Service Schedule! 9 Nina Silverthorne 26 Eldica Cyrus 11 Nancy Garcia 28 Izabelle Casey Beginning Sunday, June 14, 2009 12 Bob Biggers 30 Muss Musselman through September 6, 2009 13 Barrett Parker Fr. Van will celebrate Jesus Soria ONLY ONE SERVICE 16 Jill Brogneaux EACH SUNDAY - 17 Marianne Jones at 9:30 am! 19 Chad Cornelius Regular service schedule will resume If your birthday has been omitted please notify the church on Sunday, September 13, 2009. office so that the birthday lists are up-to-date. ~ The Franciscans — June 2009 ~ 5 Junio/June 2009 Domingo Lunes Martes Miércoles Jueves Viernes Sábado Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday HE = Holy Eucharist (Communion) 1 (Feast of The 2 3 4 5 6 Service Visitation of the Blessed 5:45 PM Choir HB = Holy Baptism Virgin Mary) Rehearsal Santa Misa = 6:00 PM Evening Spanish Mass - Prayer Holy Eucharist (Communion) 6:30 PM Vestry Service Meeting 7 Trinity 8 9 10 11 (Feast of 12 13 Sunday (Franciscans Saint Barnabas, Apostle) 8:30 AM HE Deadline) 5:45 PM Choir 10:30 AM HE & Rehearsal Recognize 6:30 PM Dinner 2009 Graduates at Campbell’s -THEN- Evening 4 PM Santa Misa Prayer at 7 PM 14 2 Pentecost 15 16 17 18 19 20 Refugee Sunday Note: 5:45 PM Choir Begin NEW Rehearsal Summer Schedule 9:30 AM HE 4 PM Santa Misa Flag Day 21 3 Pentecost 22 23 24 (Feast of the 25 26 27 Nativity of Saint 9:30 AM HE John the Baptist) 5:45 PM Choir Rehearsal 4 PM Santa Misa 6:30 PM Dinner at Siler’s Father’s Day -THEN- Evening Summer Begins Prayer at 7 PM 28 4 Pentecost 29 (Feast of 30 St. Peter and 9:30 AM HE St. Paul, Apostles) 4 PM Santa Misa 6 ~ The Franciscans — June 2009 ~ “Dream Big” Author unknown ~ Taken from the Internet If there were ever a time to dare, To make a difference To embark on something worth doing It is now. Not for any grand cause, necessarily – But for something that tugs at your heart Something that is worth your aspiration Something that is your dream. You owe it to yourself To make your days count. Have fun. Dig deep. Stretch. Dream big! Meditations Know, though, That things worth doing from the Flower Guild Seldom come easy, Taken from “God in the Garden” by Maureen Gilmer There will be times when you want to Gardening: Turn around Love is to marriage just as water Pack it up and call it quits is to a plant facing the first wave of Those times tell you hot summer weather. When That you are pushing yourself mentally stressed, we may reach And that you are not afraid to learn by trying. into the well of love for strength. Our garden plants may draw moisture from deep Persist! underground when temperatures soar. Those plants in pots and containers, however, are more vulnerable Because with an idea, and require a bit more attention. Determination and the right tools, Potted plants sometimes fail to thrive because of a You can do great things. dry pocket in the soil. When the plant is watered, the Let your instincts, your intellect water simply flows through a few channels of least And let your heart guide you. resistance and bypasses the still-dry pocket. To ensure that your root ball is thoroughly wet, begin Trust! with a large bucket, add some water to the bottom and place the potted plant inside. Water the plant Believe in the incredible power until the level of water draining out of the plant into the bucket is about halfway up the side of the plant’s Of the human mind pot. This water creates a pressure equilibrium that Of doing something that makes a difference forces water to remain in the root ball to saturate it Of working hard completely. Let the pot sit for an hour or more, then Of laughing and hoping remove the pot and give it a half-strength application Of lasting friends of liquid fertilizer. Soon after you will see a transfor- Of all the things that will cross your path mation and growth spurt. Next year The start of something new Lord, remind me to be as yielding as water Brings the hope of something great. in my relationships with loved ones. Grant me Anything is possible the patience of water, and like it, use love to There is only one you gradually move mountains and soften hearts And you will pass this way but once. with time. Amen Do it right! ~ The Franciscans — June 2009 ~ 7 ST. FRANCIS: GET INVOLVED!! ACTIVITY — GROUP — MINISTRY CONTACT(S) Acolytes (Scheduling) Barrett Parker 751-3928 Altar Guild Jill Brogneaux 751-0897 Budget/Finance/Accounting Katherine Phinizy, Treasurer 736-1080 Building & Grounds Steve Gregorcyk, Jr. Warden 429-1930 Christian Education Fr. Van 252-258-2211 Christmas In The Forest 2009 To Be Determined Church Choir Bill Hayes, Organist & Choirmaster 735-9845 Coffee Hour Volunteer (Scheduling) Jennifer Kelly 273-7189 Columbarium Liz Meador 735-2316 Communication Commission Liz Meador 735-2316 Deanery Representatives Fr. Van 252-258-2211 Episcopal Church Women (ECW) President—Barrett Parker 751-3928 Co-VP’s-Jenny Kelly 273-7189, Brenda Coor 778-0210 Secretary-Nina Silverthorne, Treasurer-Pat Biggers Eucharistic Visitors Coordinator Dave Meador 735-2316 Flower Guild Jeannie Siler 778-2107 The Franciscans, Newsletter Corinne Stewart/Parish Office 735-9845 Frantastix’s (20’s & 30’s Social Group) Barrett Parker 751-3928 or Sarah Merritt 735-9192 Garden Sandy Siler 778-2107 Lay Pastoral Care Ministry Fr. Van 252-258-2211 Lectors, Subdeacons, Vergers (Scheduling) Barrett Parker 751-3928 Media Coordinator Liz Meador 735-2316 Outreach Commission Harriet Pegram 658-8762 Parish Membership, Baptism, Confirmation Fr. Van 252-258-2211 Parish Socials/Picnics Jenny Kelly 273-7189 Prayer Chain Kitty Boseman 734-5934 Project Christ Child Walker Campbell 735-9090 Soup Kitchen (Contact at St. Francis) Eldica Cyrus 751-1964 Stewardship 2009 Chairperson Dave Meador 735-2316 United Thank Offering (UTO) Co-ordinator Betsy Powell 778-2774 Ushers (Scheduling) Mitch Baker 920-1975 Youth Group-EYC (Middle School & High School) Jodi Baker 751-1844 & Chris Cowan 222-3103 ⇒ See the Parish Hall TOWER and BULLETIN BOARDS as well as the CURRENT EVENTS WINDOW of the church office for SIGN UPS and additional information. If you do NOT see something listed which suits your particular talent, ability, or interest, please ask any Vestry member how YOU may become more involved in the life of this parish! St. Francis Episcopal Church (503 Forest Hill Drive) P. O. Box 11406 Goldsboro, NC 27532 8 ~ The Franciscans — June 2009 ~ Of Current Interest . . . New Faces: ☺ June 3 Jordan Smith VESTRY Meeting Valenzona Family (Rod, Richard, Dino, Elisama, Jimmy, Jaime, Rosalinda) June 7 Recognize Catherine & Jason LeChot 2009 Graduates Peter A. Horner June 10 & 24 Geneva A. Miller Dinner & Alicia Wells Evening Prayer at 2009 Vestry: ☺ parishioners homes Roger Brogneaux, Sr. Warden Steve Gregorcyk, Jr. Warden Mission Statement St. Francis Episcopal Church: June 14 Norma Powell, Clerk Rick Coor ~ Chris Cowan As a Christian community, we seek to share NEW Summer Jennifer Kelly ~ Sarah Merritt the Gospel by welcoming all people, Service Schedule Barrett Parker ~ Karen Witt nurturing them through Word and (Katherine Phinizy, Treasurer) Sacrament, and equipping God's people -Sundays 9:30 am- to serve others in Christ's name.
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