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Pastor Mike and Friends

A Word From Our Pastor
September Message

We've weathered a few severe storms in the past month, and the resilience of the St. Francis community has been exceptional. The staff and congregation came together to clear out downed trees, clean up the landscape debris, and complete several repairs. A big "Thank you!" goes out to the staff for all the extra effort they made, and also to the volunteers from St. Francis in the Foothills and the International School for Peace who came together to repair the main sign and provide extra cleanup support. It's encouraging to see how much we can accomplish together.

It's also been encouraging to reflect on the many miracles we encounter daily. Our last few weeks have focused on miracles during the Sunday celebrations, and these reflections spark a sense of gratitude for all that God does for us. Sometimes we notice these miracles as they happen, and sometimes we need time to look back and become mindful of all the ways we are loved and cared for by God.


In the next few weeks we are going to focus on the church community during the Sunday Celebrations. We'll look at some parallels between the work done to rebuild the Temple as the Israelites returned from exile and how we can use those lessons to continue to strengthen our own faith community. It's exciting to think about new possibilties or ministry and discuss where we want to go next.  



Pastor Mike Wilkerson

Please let me know what you think and where you are being called. I'll be available for conversation during "Pastor Mike's Office Hours" on Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the church and from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Coffee X Change coffee shop just off Tanque Verde Rd. at 6841 N. Camino Principal, #3906. I look forward to seeing you!





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