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  1. 1. March, 2012 Exalt Educate Equip Evangelize Extend Issue #221From the desk of Bishop Felix Orji:Title: The Message and Practice of EvangelismTexts: Matthew 28:16-20; Luke 24:44-49; Acts 20:17-32; Ephesians 2:1-10.The Rt. Revd Dr. Felix OrjiA. The Great Commission Mandate ( Matthew 28:18-20).The Church has many functions and activities but the fundamental function and mission of the church in theworld is to make disciples of all nations for Christ through evangelism. This is the corporate responsibility ofthe church and of anyone who is a Christian irrespective of his/her denominational ethos, bias or temperament.What is evangelism?The Primates of the Anglican Communion have defined Evangelism thus: "To evangelize is to make known byword and deed the love of the crucified and risen Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit so that people will re-pent, believe, and receive Christ as their Savior and obediently serve him as their Lord in the fellowship of hisChurch."We evangelize because of Gods command, Gods glory, and our love for people.B. The Message of EvangelismFirst, we are sinners and ungrateful rebels before God.Second, we are justly subject to his wrath and eternal condemnation in hell for our sin. The wages/penalty forsin is death (physical, spiritual, and eternal).Third, but God in his great mercy so loved us that he gave His Son, Jesus Christ, to make atonement for oursins on the Cross of Calvary by dying. The Bible teaches that without the shedding of blood(death) God willNOT forgive sin.He rose again as a sign of our justification and victory over sin, Satan and death. (cf. 1 Corinthians 15:1-11)Fourth, we need to repent of our sin and believe in Jesus Christ to receive the benefits of his death for us.Fifth, when we turn away from sin to Christ in faith we receive the blessings or the benefits of Christs death:forgiveness, justification, righteousness, the gift of the Holy Spirit, eternal life, adoption, glorification, churchmembership, access to God, etc.C. The Methods/Practice of Evangelism.1. Prayer for wisdom, guidance, boldness, and freedom for us and others from Satanic blindness, etc.2. Words-preaching and teaching-testimony/witness-personal exhortation and admonition
  2. 2. PAGE 23. Good deeds and godly life4. Direct Divine intervention : dreams, discipline, trials, supernatural activity5. Relationships6. Invitation to church events: worship, picnics,7. A welcoming, loving and gracious attitude8. Evangelism Programs: Alpha, Guest Services, Evangelistic events, etc.9. Christian Literature10. Liturgical Seasons: Advent, Lent, Christmas, Easter, All Souls/All Saints.11. Pastoral visits and sacramental occasions: Baptism and Confirmation preparations/classes, EucharisticWorship, etc.12. The Prayer of Commitment to Christ as Savior and Lord. "Father, please forgive me of my sins againstyou. I believe and confess that Jesus died for me and rose again from the dead. I now surrender my life to himand by your grace I will obey him as my Lord for the rest of my life. So help me, God"D. Follow-up and Growth of New Christians-"teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you" Matthew 28:20-incorporate them into the ministry, worship, mission, discipline, and fellowship of the local and universalchurch.The new Christian grows through trials of faith, practicing the means of grace such as: daily Bible reading/study, prayer, attending worship services where the Bible is preached, involvement in ministry/mission, shar-ing the gospel with others, obeying the Word of God, etc.E. ConclusionThere is spiritual warfare in evangelism. Satan, the flesh, and the world will do all they can to stop us fromsharing the good news of Christ. But we must resist them knowing the the Lord is with us.He has promised us His presence and the Holy Spirit to enable us do the work of evangelism and discipleship.Warmly,The Rt. Revd Dr. Felix Orji, OSB
  3. 3. PAGE 3Deacon Daphne:Dear Brothers and Sisters of St. Francis, I was recently reading in the Apocrapha (the books between the Old and New Testament which we Angli-cans do not believe to be canonical). I came across a prayer of King Manasseh. You’ll remember that Ma-nasseh was the son and heir of Good King Hezekiah, as related in 2 Kings. Unlike his father who was verydevout and tried to follow the Law, Manasseh was a most wicked ruler who led Judah into gross idolatry,including human sacrifice, and perpetrated extensive violence. But we’re also told that this wicked king, af-ter a very long reign, repented of his evil and called upon God for deliverance. Manasseh’s prayer is men-tioned in 2 Chronicles 33, but no prayer is given there. Some pious Jew composed a prayer such as Manas-seh might have said. The date and origin of the prayer are uncertain, but many scholars consider it written inthe second or first century BC. Of course, most of us can feel certain that none of our sins are as horrible asManasseh’s. But let us not be deceived by what Satan whispers in our ears. As Bishop Orji said recently ina sermon, every single sin is an abomination to God, and all of us sin and fall short. We cannot ever share apresence with God until we have repented every sin….. Even the ones we consider little-bitty, and asked theHoly Spirit to help us live a more Godly life. THE PRAYER OF MANASSEH LORD ALMIGHTY, God of our Fathers, of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of their righteous offspring; Who hast made heaven and earth in their manifold array; Who hast confined the ocean by thy word of command, Who hast confined the ocean by thy word of command, Who hast shut up the abyss and sealed it with thy fearful and glorious name; All things tremble and quake in the face of thy power. For the majesty of thy glory is more than man can bear, And none can endure thy menacing wrath against sinners; The mercy in thy promise is beyond measure; none can fathom it. For thou art Lord Most High, Compassionate, patient, and of great mercy, Relenting when men suffer for their sins. For out of thy great goodness thou, O God, Hast promised repentance and remission to those who sin against thee, And in thy boundless mercy thou hast appointed repentance for sinners as the way to salvation. So thou, Lord God of the righteous, Didst not appoint repentance for Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Who were righteous and did not sin against thee, but for me, a sinner, Whose sins are more in number than the sands of the sea. My transgressions abound, O Lord, my transgressions abound, And I am not worthy to look up and gaze at the height of heaven Because of the number of my wrongdoings. Bowed down with a heavy chain of iron, I grieve over my sins and find no relief, Because I have provoked thy anger And done what is evil in thine eyes, Setting up idols and so piling sin on sin.
  4. 4. PAGE 4 Now I humble my heart, imploring thy great goodness. I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned, And I acknowledge my transgressions. I pray and beseech thee, Spare me, O Lord, spare me, Destroy me not with my transgressions on my head, Do not condemn me to the grave, For thou, Lord, are the God of the penitent. Thou wilt show thy goodness towards me, For unworthy as I am thou wilt save me in thy great mercy; And so I shall praise thee continually all the days of my life. For all the host of heaven sings thy praise, And thy glory is for ever and ever. Amen.I think it could be a prayer for each of us during this Lenten season. Deacon Daphne +
  5. 5. PAGE 5Lay Pastor Mike: I Am a Church Member I will seek to be a source of unity in the church. I know there are no perfect pastors, staff, or otherchurch members. But neither am I. I will not be a source of gossip or dissension. One of the greatest contribu-tions I can make is to do all I can in Gods power to help keep the church in unity for the sake of the gospel. I am a church member. I will not let my church be about my preferences and desires. That is self-serving. I am in this church to serve others and to serve Christ. My Savior went to a cross for me. I can dealwith any inconveniences and matters that are just not my preference or style. I am a church member. I will pray for my pastor every day. His work is never-ending. His days arefilled with constant demands for his time; with the need to prepare sermons; with those who are rejoicing inbirths; with those who are traveling through the valley of the shadow of death; with critics; with the hurts andhopes of others; and with the need to be a husband and a father. My pastor cannot serve our church in his ownpower. I will pray for Gods strength for him and his family every day. I am a church member. I like the metaphor of membership. Its not membership as in a civic organiza-tion or a country club. Its the kind of membership given to us in 1 Corinthians 12: "Now you are the body ofChrist and individual members of it" (I Corinthians 12:27). Because I am a member of the body of Christ, Imust be a functioning member, whether I am an "eye," an "ear," or a "hand." As a functioning member, I willgive. I will serve. I will minister. I will evangelize. I will study. I will seek to be a blessing to others. I will re-member that "if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the membersrejoice with it" (1 Corinthians 12:26). I am a church member. I will lead my family to be good members of this church as well. We will praytogether for our church. We will worship together in our church. We will serve together in our church. And wewill ask Christ to help us fall deeper in love with this church, because He gave His life for her. I am a church member. This membership is a gift. When I received the free gift of salvation throughJesus Christ, I became a part of the body of Christ. I soon thereafter identified with a local body and was bap-tized. And now I am humbled and honored to serve and to love others in our church. I pray that I will never takemy membership for granted, but see it as a gift and an opportunity to serve others, and to be a part of somethingso much greater than any one person or member. I am a church member. And I thank God that I am. By Thom S. Rainer, Christian Post Guest Columnist Lay Pastor Mike
  6. 6. PAGE 6Bob Tipton: Scholar in Residence MORALITY - IIDown on the Atchafalaya bayou, a couple of Cajuns were hunting racoons. One of the dogs chased somethingup a tree and started barking.Gaston, the dogs owner, told his buddy, "Das a gud dog." When they got to the tree, they shone their lights upalong every branch--and there was nothing there. Finally Gaston shot the dog.His friend asked, "Gaston, why for you shoot de dog?"Gaston replied, "I jes canna stan no lying coon dog."(OK, I cleaned up the story. The Cajuns tell it with some different details.)The fact remains that everyone recognizes there are things that are right and things that are wrong.Some people claim that what we call wrong is simply a habit taught us when we were small. In fact, there arepsychologists (the stimulus-response, or SR, group) that claim that all we know has simply been programedinto us by our parents or our society. They say that we are just like animals that have been trained. In training adog, for example, we say, "SIT," and push the dog into a sitting position. Soon, if the dog does not obey, wephysically punish the dog in some way. At last, when we say, "Sit!", the dog sits.Using this approach, a mechanic friend taught Batman, his Great Dane, to attack an intruder who got into hisgarage area when it was closed. Unfortunately, only my friend and his wife could enter the business safely. Soone of them had to open every morning--and pet, feed, and put the dog in his kennel. This was no problem un-til the morning my friend was taken to the hospital with a mild heart attack. His wife was with him. Hisbrother, who was one of the mechanics, entered the office and was forced to hide to avoid Batman. He calledthe hospital and the wife came to "rescue" the mechanics! Batman did not know when it was proper to letsomeone in the area; he knew only who were to be allowed to enter. This problem illustrates the great probelmof the SR approach. It works well on animals who do not reason, but the trainer must foresee ALL possiblesituations and train the animal to react appropriately in every case.Humans are different. While a child may learn certain behaviors with this teaching, he does not learn to be rea-sonable. A human guard at the garage would know that the mechanic who came was OK. Moreover, since thebrother also could tell him that the boss was in the hospital and his wife was with him, the human guard wouldhave known that the "rule" that only the owner and his wife were allowed to enter did not apply in this case.(Incidentally, I am amazed by the things that animals can learn that apparently depend on some sort of reason-ing. Nevertheless, only the human is capable of applying principles of right and wrong in given situations.)For this reason, people are taught the difference between right and wrong in a way that animals cannot under-stand. We call the things taught "principles." Now principles are not just rules--they are the reasons uponwhich the rules are based. And every group of human beings acts consistently on these principles.For example, doctors know that it is wrong to lie. But a good doctor also has to learn when NOT to tell theWHOLE truth. Is it helpful to tell the patient he will die? In some cases, it may be necessary for the doctor totell the patient that he has only a little time to arrange all his affairs. The doctor must consider both the desires
  7. 7. PAGE 7of the patient and the benefit to the family. But it is not kind to tell EVERY patient the same thing.When I was diagnosed with a heart condition, the surgeon came in for our required talk. He started: "We havethree options in this case. First, medicines. Medicines only treat symptoms, and you dont have any symptoms.Second, stints. We tried to put in stints this morning and we cant get them in. Third, surgery."At this point I replied, "Then we do surgery."It was a year later that my doctor confessed that he did not think I would survive. But he did not tell me thisbefore surgery. He still shakes his head every time I get a check up. This patient that should have died is now ahealthy man.Neither the cardiologist nor the surgeon insisted on telling me that almost any physical strain could kill me.Since I did not ask, the surgeon did not need to go into all the ramifications of what might happen during thesurgery. And no one told me what the rehabilitation would be. (Ray McNutt did later: "Three things--diet,pills, and exercise.") Were the doctors "right" in not telling me the "whole truth"? My knowing might havechanged my attitude--and probably for the worse. It would have introduced a element of fear that I didnt need,and would have been harmful to me.But these are the situations in which human beings must act based on higher principles than just "telling it likeit is." In this case it was what most contributes to successful surgery and recovery. So were the doctors "right"?Would the dismal truth been beneficial to me? Probably not. I already knew that I had a serious condition. Iknew that such a condition can result in death--in fact, if it had not been treated properly, I would have died.But I also knew, because I knew the doctors and their standards, that they were doing what was best FOR ME.I could TRUST them! That was what was needed.Was their withholding information "right"? I think so. They withheld information that could not improve thesituation or benefit my recovery BECAUSE THEY PUT ME FIRST--agape.Ah, there is the rub! What is our motive? Because we are human, we all know that what is best for one personmay not be best for another. Certainly, some things are always right, some things are always wrong. These arethe easy calls to make in our lives. As human beings, we have been given by God Himself the capacity to con-sider the whole situation and to make informed decisions about what is right and wrong based on agape--whatis best for our neighbor.God has not simply left us to figure everything out by ourselves. Throughout the Bible we have the commandsand teachings of God in heaven and God who came to earth as a man. We have examples of right and wrong--and the principles that apply in the various cases. For example, Jesus, to an extent, withheld information("truth") from his disciples at certain times. But He always told them what they needed to know and showedthem how to act appropriately IN LOVE--agape. Sometimes I wonder why we have the little verse, "Jesuswept" (John 11.35, NEB). Lazaraus had died four days before. His sisters were weeping, But Jesus knew thatHe would raise Lazarus from the dead! Why did He weep? His life taught us to rejoice with those who rejoiceand to weep with those who weep. Agape.We are not given a set of rules for determining right and wrong. We are given the principles, and we are giventhe examples we need to apply the principles. And we are surrounded by others who can help us think throughour problems. But finally we must confront the moral questions. We may not always have the correct answer;we may not always do the right things; we may fail hundreds of times. But we must act in love for the absenceof love is always wrong.
  8. 8. PAGE 8FROM THE EDITOR:A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audi-ence with a raised glass of water. Everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, half empty orhalf full?...She fooled them all ... "How heavy is this glass of water?" she inquired with a smile.Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.She replied, "The absolute weight doesnt matter.It depends on how long I hold it.If I hold it for a minute, thats not a problem.If I hold it for an hour, Ill have an ache in my right arm.If I hold it for a day, youll have to call an ambulance.In each case its the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes." She continued, "and thatsthe way it is with stress.If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we wont beable to carry on.""As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When wererefreshed, we can carry on with the burden - holding stress longer and better each time practiced.So, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Dont carry them through the evening andinto the night... Pick them up tomorrow.1 * Accept the fact that some days youre the pigeon, and some days youre the statue!2 * Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.3 * Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.4 * Drive carefully... Its not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker.5 * If you cant be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.6 * If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.7 * It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.8 * Never buy a car you cant push.9 * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you wont have a leg to stand on.10 * Nobody cares if you cant dance well. Just get up and dance.11 * Since its the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
  9. 9. PAGE 912 * The second mouse gets the cheese.13 * When everythings coming your way, youre in the wrong lane.14 * Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.16 * Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.17 * We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weirdnames and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box18 * A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.19 * Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today.AND MOST IMPORTANTLY20 *Save the earth..... Its the only planet with chocolate !*
  10. 10. PAGE 10 CHURCH CONSECRATIONOn Sunday March 11th at our 10am worship service, Bishop Martyn Minns and Bishop Terence Kelshaw willjoin me to consecrate our new Church building on 470 Eagle Drive. This will be followed by lunch in the Fel-lowship Hall. There will be only one service at 10am. Potluck to follow: A-F salads, G-L desserts, M-Rsides, S-X main course (meat, chicken, pasta, etc), Y-Z cokes, lemonade, punch etc.. Invite your friends forthis celebration.LENTEN EVENING PRAYER with teaching series on Wednesdays @7pm.February 22, Ash Wednesday @ 6:30am, 10am and 7pm.February 29: "Father forgive them, they know not what they do." Luke 23:32-34March 7: "Verily I unto thee, today thou shalt be with me in Paridise." Luke 23:32-33March 14 : "Woman behold thy son! . . . Behold thy Mother." John 19: 25-27March 21: "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" Mark 15:33-39 and Matthew 27:45-54March 28: "I thirst." John 19:28-29April 4: " It is finished." John 19:29-30 ; and "Father into my hands I commend my spirit." Luke 23: 44-46Holy Week :7pmMonday -Wednesday : Evening PrayerThursday : Maundy ServicePASTORAL CARE - Please pray for Ed Azar, Ann May, Ann Peterson, Joe Fries, Mary Frances Keis-ling, Gail Bay, Joan Heath, Heather Stevens, Sonia Lopez, Nancy Calvin, Midge McReynolds, Janis Paul andKay Lassiter.MAKING A DIFFERENCE! Would you like to make a difference in a child’s life? Then join the StFrancis Anglican Church’s Mentoring Program. We will be mentoring 4th grade students at LBJ ElementarySchool in our new neighborhood. All that is required is 45 minutes of your time once a month and the cost of aschool lunch. The program will work like this --- Once a month you will have lunch with either one or two 4thgraders. Women will mentor girls and men the boys. These are children that the counselors have determinedare at risk of dropping out of school when they reach Middle School. Your job is to be a friend to them, talk tothem during lunch and get to know them. Find out what they are interested in and encourage them to stay inschool.We will have a training session for mentors on March 21st. Those of you who are interested will fill out a vol-unteer form so that EPISD can do a background check on each participant. We should be able to follow thesesame students next school year and help prepare them so that they will be successful in Middle School and be-yond. Just think, only 45 minutes of your time once a month can make a BIG difference to a child.The Lord has blessed St Francis Anglican Church so let’s pass those blessings on to our new neighbors andmake a difference in a child’s life!!!Respond to this e-mail at sudyt@hotmail or call me at 584-1978 if you are interested in helping a young per-son. Sudy Todd Laverde
  11. 11. PAGE 11MEN’S BIBLE STUDY: Now Studying COLLOSSIANS. Meets Wed. at 7:00 am (after6:30 worship) at our new church, 470 Eagle Drive. Breakfast included! All men are invited.Youth Group Bible Studies and Activities: Wed. evenings from 6 to 8 pm. Call Trey forinformation as to location: 497-5195 or email at holyremnant7@gmail.comINTERCESSORY PRAYER: Jim and Martha Williams will be leading the Intercessory Prayer minis-try at St. Francis. Intercessory prayer will be offered in the library at 9:30am every Sunday morning. You arewelcome to join. It’s a time to pray for God’s power and blessing on our Sunday service. I asked them tolead this ministry and highly recommend it to you. -Canon FelixLAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS & CHALICE BEARERS NEEDED: Please prayer-fully consider if God is calling you to this important ministry. Contact Bob Hamilton at581-2869.COMMUNITY OUTREACH - for Feb. we will be accepting rice and beans for the Community Bas-ket. There will be a collection basket in the west end entrance to the church. Next time you are in the grocerystore pick up an extra box of cereal and bring it to the church. Sudy ToddTOBY BOSWELL has been named the first Polly Harris Senior Citizen Center “VolunteerOf The Month”. Congratulations Toby!!THE POLLY HARRIS SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER needs volunteers to help decorate andmake punch and cookies for their St. Patrick’s Day party on March 16th. Please help if you can. LETS TALK! If you have any suggestions or comments please call me at 581-1292 or 222-1729. Jim Uphoff, Editor
  12. 12. PAGE 12JUST FOR FUN ETC…. Church Ladies With Typewriters Theyre Back! Those wonderful Church Bulletins! Thank God for church ladies with typewriters. These sen- tences (with all the BLOOPERS) actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services: The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals. -------------------------- The sermon this morning: Jesus Walks on the Water. The sermon tonight: Searching for Jesus. -------------------------- Ladies, dont forget the rummage sale. Its a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands. --------------------------Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say Hell to someone who doesnt care much about you. -------------------------- Dont let worry kill you off - let the Church help. -------------------------- For those of you who have children and dont know it, we have a nursery downstairs. -------------------------- Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get. -------------------------- Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days. -------------------------- A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow. --------------------------At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be What Is Hell? Come early and listen to our choir prac- tice. --------------------------Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones. -------------------------- Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple chil- dren. -------------------------- Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.
  13. 13. PAGE 13 The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility. -------------------------- Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow. --------------------------The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday af- ternoon. -------------------------- This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin. --------------------------Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM . All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B. S. is done. -------------------------- The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the Congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday. -------------------------- Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM . Please use the back door. --------------------------The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeares Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM . The con- gregation is invited to attend this tragedy. -------------------------- Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church Please use large double door at the side entrance. -------------------------- The Associate Minister unveiled the churchs new campaign slogan last Sunday: I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours.
  14. 14. PAGE 14EVERY WEEK AT ST. FRANCIS… CLERGY AND STAFF BISHOP FELIX C. ORJI, Rector THE REV. DAPHNE ORGERON, DeaconSunday THE REV. Dr. MYLES CALVIN, Asst. Priest8:00 am Worship Service THE REV. CINDY ANDERSON, Asst. Priest10:00 am Worship Service DAVID BASCH, Lay Pastor10:00 am Children’s Sunday School THE REV. H. EUGENE MYRICK, Rector Emeritus MIKE LAVERDE, Lay Pastor (Pastoral Care) PAUL COLEMAN, Lay Pastor (Bible Study and Discipleship) STEVE ANDERSON, Lay Pastor (Evangelism and Missions) Child care is provided RANDALL CROSSLAND, Chair of Buildings and Grounds Dr. BOB TIPTON, Scholar in Residence LEA MAGRUDER, Director of Music, Church Secretary JOANN CASPER, Parish Administrator Monday SONIA LOPEZ, Sunday School Director7:00 pm Choir Practice LEA MAGRUDER, Secretary VESTRY Wednesday Bill Burton, Sr. Warden6:30 am Morning Prayer & Bible Study Bill Stevens, Jr. Wardenweekly at the church. Mark Musgrave, Treasurer7:00 pm Bible Study; Parish Prayer Meeting— Justin Benedict, Sonny Brown, Bill Burton, Jason Chapman, Elvia Crossland, Sonia Lopez, David1st Wed. of the month Moody, Bernard Moye, Ron Munden, Kirk6:00—8:00pm Youth Bible Study Rosenlund, Pam Slusher, Melinda Skillern, Bill Stevens, Kevin Coleman (Youth rep.) **** FRANCISCAN : Editor; Jim Uphoff Staff; Neva Uphoff, Loy Doty Inside this issue: From The Bishop Page 1 Deacon Daphne Page 3 Lay Pastor Mike Page 5 Bob Tipton Page 6 From the Editor Page 8 St Francis Happenings Page 10 Just For Fun Page 12