Upcoming and Ongoing Events

Service Schedule Alert
No physical services until further notice

Online Zoom 3.29 week

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Cutting Your Own Branches for the Palm Sunday Service
Instead of using palms, we have decided to incorporate the use of branches cut from our own yards and gardens, to wave on Palm Sunday. Please consider doing so and have them on hand, this Sunday morning, Palm Sunday, ready to wave! Consider displaying your branch in your front door, at your mailbox or on your porch, to share with your neighborhood.

Children's Used Book Drive
Several Franciscans tutor children at Garfield Elementary School in DC's Ward 8, which is the poorest ward in DC. We are collecting used books in good condition from preschool to middle school level for the children at Garfield because many of them have few if any books at home. Please put your donated books in the bins across from Millen Hall. Monetary donations are welcome and should be put in the offering plate or given to the church office. Please write Book Drive on the memo line. The Children's Used Book Drive begins Sunday, March 1 and ends Sunday, May 17.

Easter Flower and Music Donations -- UPDATE
Each year on Easter, St. Francis is beautifully decorated with hydrangeas. It is the custom at St. Francis for parishioners to make Easter donations to the Altar Guild to support this group's efforts at Easter and during the year. Due to efforts to stave off the novel coronavirus, we are not permitted to meet in the church for Easter services this year. However, the beautiful flowers have already been ordered and are on their way, to be displayed behind our clergy, David and Tracey, during the virtual services from our church. Donations may still be given in memory of loved ones or in thanksgiving for someone or something special. If you would like to give to this fund, please mail in your donations to the church, indicating the following:
Your Name Identify who the sentiment and donation are for
Your Sentiment "In thanksgiving of" or "In memory of"
Check Amount
Mail your check to:
St. Francis Episcopal Church
9220 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls, VA 22066
To have your memorials or thanksgivings listed in the electronic Easter bulletins, we will need to receive your donation by Palm Sunday, April 5. Thank you!

MAY 29 - 31
FUN and FELLOWSHIP for ALL! Deadline to register is February 20th  More information here.

Habitat for Humanity
16 May, and 13 Jun.
For more information, see our SignUpGenius pages at http://tinyurl.com/Habitat-IC. If you have questions, please contact Phil Pifer at (philipjpifer@mac.com


Ongoing Activities

PHYSICAL MEETINGS SUSPENDED until reassessment after May 7th: Established videoconferencing capability
Contemplative Prayer

Join us on Mondays at 7:00 pm  Contact program coodinators Michael Hattwick (703-898-8026 or drmhattwick@aol.com) or Kathy Anderson (703-476-9065 or kquinnanderson@gmail.com) to learn more.

PHYSICAL MEETINGS SUSPENDED until reassessment after May 7th: Established videoconferencing capability
Men's Fellowship and Discussion
Wednesdays at 8:20 am
Join the Men's Group to discuss readings and topics, grow with us in understanding Christian theology, deepen your relationship with God, and enjoy fellowship with other men – not to mention free coffee and breakfast. Please contact philipjpifer@mac.com to learn more.

PHYSICAL MEETINGS SUSPENDED until reassessment after May 7th: Established videoconferencing capability
Thursday Bible Study
The Thursday Afternoon Bible Study continues to meet on Thursday at 2:00pm in the Millen Hal Annex. We have begun our study of John. We are using the Interpretation Bible Study of John - available at Amazon. Odiorne owbeebe@yahoo.com

Second Story Dinners: Sundays at 5:15 with New COVID-19 Procedures
Needed: Volunteers to deliver Sunday dinners to Second Story. Second Story is feeling overwhelmed by the new coronavirus We need volunteers who will work in pairs to coordinate and drop off dinners, usually once during a four-month period. No contact will be made with the staff, the residents or the building. Dinners are made on the first, third, and fifth Sundays of the month. The count typically ranges from five to 8 or 12. Second Story offers a safe residential experience for teens who are in need. Please contact Jennifer Murphy at jenniferomurphy@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer for this ministry or if you have any questions.

St. Francis Book Club
Third Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm at Starbucks, Great Falls
Contact Dirk Herkhof at dcherkhof@gmail.com with questions.

SUSPENDED until further notice
Tutoring Tuesdays
A group of tutors from St. Francis carpools to Anacostia once a week during the school year to help students improve their reading skills. Tutoring will resume in September. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, or exploring the possibility, please contact Pat Ward at patwa@cox.net We welcome anyone who enjoys children. Prior experience is not necessary.