What's Happening at St. Francis
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What's Happening at St. Francis
St. Francis Outreach
Please join us as we continue to support the Santa Maria Urban Ministries in downtown San Jose. Each month we will be collecting a specific food item and/or a personal item. For the month of June we will focusing on Dry Milk Powder and Feminine Hygiene Products. Please drop off your items on Sundays in the collection basket in the narthex of the church, or during the week at the church office.
Book Club News
June Book Club - Tuesday, June 25, 7:00 p.m.
Join us in the Frances Williamson Library, whether or not you’ve read June's book: The Samurai’s Garden by Gail Tsukiyama .The daughter of a Chinese mother and a Japanese father, Tsukiyama uses the Japanese invasion of China during the late 1930s as a somber backdrop for her unusual story about a 20-year-old Chinese painter named Stephen who is sent to his family's summer home in a Japanese coastal village to recover from a bout with tuberculosis. Here he is cared for by Matsu, a reticent housekeeper and a master gardener. Over the course of a remarkable year, Stephen learns Matsu's secret and gains not only physical strength, but also profound spiritual insight. Matsu is a samurai of the soul, a man devoted to doing good and finding beauty in a cruel and arbitrary world, and Stephen is a noble student, learning to appreciate Matsu's generous and nurturing way of life and to love Matsu's soulmate, gentle Sachi, a woman afflicted with leprosy. Future Books:
St. Francis Park Night at Bramhall Park
Thursday, June 27, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
All St. Francis families are invited to join us for a lazy Summer evening at the park! Pack a picnic, or grab some take-out on your way to join us. We'll hang out at the park til the sun goes down. Meet us at the lawn between the two playgrounds.
Honoring Life ~ Offering Hope
Sunday, June 30, 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. services
Dying is not something we like to talk about or even think about. But in reality it is something that will happen to each and every one of us. So wouldn't it be a good idea to be informed and prepared for the inevitable?
Please join us as we welcome The Rev. Roger Wharton, Spiritual Care Chaplain of Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care. Roger will preach at the 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. service, "Holy Living, Holy Dying". In addition Roger will lead a workshop on the "Five Wishes" beginning at 11:30 a.m. This will be a potluck lunch so everyone is invited to bring something to the workshop to share.
Please RSVP to Carrie via email or 408-292-7090 so there will be enough of the provided materials. Childcare will be available.
St. Francis Upcoming Events ... Mark your calendar
Sunday, August 18
A favorite Family event! Watch for details coming soon.
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