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March 1, 2022

What’s Happening at St. Francis-in-the-Fields

What's Happening at St. Francis-in-the-Fields

Special Events

March 10: Outreach Meeting

There will be an Outreach Meeting on Sunday, March 10 following the 10 am service in the library. All are welcome to attend! Grab a cup of coffee and a snack from Coffee Hour and join us!
March 10: Fellowship Meeting

The Fellowship Committee is looking for volunteers to plan this year’s events. Please join us for a planning meeting in the church school area after the 10 am service on March 10!
Services for Holy Week and Easter

Please mark your calendars now to participate in the events of Holy Week:

March 24: Palm Sunday - Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist at 8am and 10am
March 28: Maundy Thursday - Agape Feast and Stripping of the Altar at 7pm
March 29: Good Friday - Solemn Vigil at 12 noon
March 30: Holy Saturday - Great Vigil of Easter at 7pm
March 31: Easter Sunday - Holy Eucharist at 8am and 10am
Small Group Study – April 15 to May 20

You are invited to join with John & Nina Whitnah and Meridith & Tom Ridington as they journey through the Lord's Prayer. "Lord, teach us to Pray: a Study of the Lord's Prayer" will take place on six successive Monday evenings from April 15 until May 20. We will meet at 7-8:30 pm at the Ridingtons' home in Malvern. Space is limited to 16 participants. Please reach out to Tom Ridington or John Whitnah to register your interest in attending.
April 14: Organ Dedication Concert

The Organ Dedication Concert is set for Sunday, April 14th at 4 pm. This concert will feature both solo pieces and pieces for organ and choir. The choir would like to invite any one who is interested in singing to join the 2024 St. Francis Festival Choir. We will be singing three very fun anthems for the choir and organ to perform together. If you are interested in joining the choir for this opportunity, please contact Joe Perry during church or by e-mail.
April 17: Tour of Chester County 911 Center

Did you know that the first call to 911 was placed in February of 1968? Are you curious to learn about what happens when someone calls 911? If yes, please save Wednesday, April 17 on your calendar for a tour of the Chester County 911 Emergency Center from noon to 1 pm. There is no better way to understand the important role that 911 plays in the public safety system than to spend an hour watching the dedicated people who answer the calls for help from your community 24 hours a day.

More information to come as we get closer to April and a signup sheet will be posted in the Narthex in March.
June 15: National Anthem at the Reading Fightin' Phils!

Once again, St. Francis has been invited to sing the National Anthem at the home of the Fightin' Phils in Reading. Our date is Saturday, June 15, first pitch at 6:45 pm. Mark your calendars and plan to have a great time. Tickets will go on sale later in the year. You do NOT have to sing in order to attend . . . but it is a lot of fun!
September 15: Episcopal Visit

The Bishop is coming! The Bishop is coming! Our first in-person Episcopal visit in over six years is scheduled for Sunday, September 15, 2024. Over the coming months, we will be gathering a list of people who are seeking Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation. A Confirmation class for adults and for youth will be made available later in the year. If you seek any of these rites of the Church, please contact Fr. Kevin or Deacon Diane.

Weekly Events

Practicing Theological Reflection

The practice of Theological Reflection opens us up to receiving God’s wisdom and guidance.

Starting on March 3, John Groch, an active parishioner and member of the St. Francis Vestry, will lead a three-Sunday series on Theological Reflection and medical ethics.
Lectionary Bible Study

Beginning February 21 for six Wednesdays at 10 am, our Lenten Bible Study takes us to the foot of the Cross, to examine it from the perspective of each evangelist, and the people they portray in their Gospels. In Witness at the Cross, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine shows how the people at the cross each have distinct roles to play. For more information, click HERE.

Bible Study is held every Wednesday at 10 am in the church library and virtually via Zoom. Holy Eucharist follows the study. Zoom links for the Wednesday Bible Study are sent weekly by email.
Study: Just War Theory

In 2003, the 74th General Convention of the Episcopal Church called on its members to study and understand the ancient Christian understanding of "Just War Theory". But what is Just War Theory? And what does it mean for followers of Jesus Christ? This year, at this critical global moment and as part of our Lenten journey, St. Francis will partner with St. Peters to explore these important questions. Five Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm beginning February 21, with alternating locations. Click HERE for details.

The Enneagram Journey

Sundays from January 7 to March 24 (12 Sundays), 4 - 6 pm. Dinner is provided. The Enneagram is a powerful tool with ancient roots that offers insight into personality, spiritual development, temptations, motivations, and most of all, relationships with others. Through the Enneagram you come to know yourself better, and learn to understand and connect with others in deeper and more meaningful ways. This is a great course for couples and individuals alike. Cost: $50. To register or more information, contact Fr. Kevin or Donna Dellaria. Class is limited to 15.

Monthly Events

On Hiatus

October 30: Pickleball Season Finale

Pickleball is over for the season. See you in the spring!

Walking with St. Francis & Friends

October 30 was the last "official" Walking with St. Francis & Friends until April 2024. Surely there will be many not-so cold winter days, so stay in shape. Take a walk! Hope to see you in the spring.