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St. Francis is now in its Annual Fund drive to budget and plan for the ministries of the church in 2022. Some of those ministries are Pastoral (Confirmation, the blessing of Marriages, hospital visitations, etc.), some are fundamental (Worship, Eucharist, and Baptism), some are missional (work for and donations to Samaritan Ministries of Greater Washington, Second Story, Cornerstones, and our relationship with the Diocese of Ezo), some are formational (Sunday School, Adult Forums, Bible Studies, and the St. Francis Creche School), and some are the caretaking of our buildings and grounds.
These areas of our common life require both funding and action. The people of St. Francis have traditionally been very devoted to both. We finance our worship, music, pastoral care, education, and facilities care through our Annual Fund, Fall Fest, and Winter Gala. We also manage a large group of church members who devote many hours to packing bagged meals, delivering these meals to the hungry, managing the Samaritan Christmas Party, putting on the Fall Fest and Gala, serving in worship, and caring for our buildings and grounds.
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Through stewardship we come to know and love God. We also become aware of other people’s needs and how to help them. Giving of ourselves makes us more compassionate, loving, understanding , and willing to help others.,