To further beautify our worship space, floral designs are created for each church per requested dedications. Volunteers need no special skills, just the joy of arranging fresh, seasonal, plant material in whatever style the arranger chooses. For those new to flower arranging, an experienced arranger will help guide as needed.
To request and dedicate Sunday flowers, please do the following steps:
Historic Church and Church
Preparation is done for each of the services: cloths are arranged, wine is poured, hosts are set out, candles are lit. Afterwards, everything is cleaned and stored for the next weeks' services. For new volunteers, instructions and mentoring are provided.
GREETERS make a first and lasting impression on newcomers or anyone who appreciates a warm hello at St. Francis. The most important function is to be a point-of-contact by offering a greeting before the service, being a friendly person to chat with during coffee hour, and answering any questions.
USHERS help with each service by closing the sanctuary doors at the start of the service, opening the doors as the service ends, recording attendance, and ushering communicants to the altar to receive communion. After the service, the usher collects the bulletins, and returns the hymnals and prayer books to the chairs' book shelves.
The centerpiece of worship services is the proclamation of the Biblical text, which provides the context for sermons. Lectors read the appointed first (Old Testament) and second (New Testament letters) lessons.
Coffee hour at the Church is a welcome and welcoming tradition at St. Francis. It is held most Sundays after the 10 AM service. Hosted by rotating volunteer parishioners, it is a time to catch up with fellow parishioners and to meet newcomers while sharing snacks.
To broader our perspective of the world, we regularly read books that lead to dynamic and thought-provoking discussions. Typically about 1 book per month, this is open to all interested people. Click BOOKS button to see current schedule.
Landscaping is typically done on a monthly basis by various volunteers to maintain the grounds at both the Church and Historic Church. Seasonal chores are tackled: weeding, fertilizing, planting, pruning, and deadheading.
Oversee and / or perform the required upkeep to maintain all aspects of the church campuses. The goal is to do these activities so that their costs are within or under budget.
The LEV ministry is a way to connect with parishioners who are unable to join us for worship. LEVs bring blessed bread and wine to our shut-ins. LEVs hold a short service including communion. Parish news, greetings, and any special intention requests are shared. Those at home are happy for the visit and the service!