St Francis e Letter 9th November 2014

 St Francis has Talent!

Kyle 3Dlamini Duo 1     Ruby 2    Everyone


Horn of PlentyDedicated Giving Sunday is next week 16th November –   You can’t out give God!

DG Sunday is next week. Please bring with you your committment and continue to pray that as a church we may meet our needs for the coming year. Please complete the DG Pledge form that is available at the church. Please bring the completed form back with you next week, so that we can bless your commitment and celebrate the gifts God gives us.

 This Sunday 9th  November  Pentecost 22

Sunday Duties: To see if you are on duty click here.  Please notify the parish office if you are unable to do a duty. If possible arrange with some else to do your duty but please still notify the parish office.

Readings: The lectionary readings for this Sunday 9th November 2014:   Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25;  Psalm 78:1-7;  I Thessalonians 4:13-18;  Matthew 25: 1-13

 7.30 am Celebrant:  Revd Cynthia Botha        Sermon:  Revd Cynthia Botha

At 9.30 am Celebrant:   Revd Tim Gray  Sermon:  Revd Cynthia Botha

Please note:  Services during the week are Eucharists on Tues at 5.30 pm,  Wed at 9.30 am and Fri at 7 am.

Advertisement for the position of an administerial parish secretary.

We are again advertising for a an administerial parish secretary having not filled the position the last time we advertised.

A vacancy exists for an Administrative Secretary in the Anglican Parish of St Francis, Parkview, Johannesburg.

This vocational position is key to the Parish and requires excellent networking skills, the ability to motivate and co-ordinate volunteers, and good administrative skills. Operating under occasional pressure and dealing with a wide variety of people is essential, as is proficient computer literacy, including database management. This part-time position may require working over extended hours at times.

A knowledge of the Anglican Church, and membership of the denomination, would be an advantage.

The salary is church-based, and the position is available immediately. Applications to The Rector, St Francis Anglican Church, by email to  Send applications with details of three contactable referees. Closing date: 17 November 2014

Winetasting Parkviews

But with a difference:

Wine Tasting!

Inspired by Prince Henry “The Navigator”, Nick Diemont, founder of Strandveld Vineyards, and his colleague Francis Krone, a qualified sommelier, will present five different wines from Strandveld; three whites and two reds. Nick will talk on this most southerly vineyard in the country (near Elim and Cape Agulhas) whilst Francis will talk wine.

  • Carefully selected snacks will be paired with each wine
  • Wine can be ordered (minimum one six bottle case) and paid for on the evening. “Home delivery” included
  • There will also be 5 desirable raffle prizes, including one case (6 bottles of wine), for people who buy at least on box of wine.

Cost per person is R50.00        Booking is absolutely essential!   

Phone Bart Cox 011-447.1139 or

At St.Francis Anglican Church46, Tyrone Avenue, corner Roscommon, Parkview

 Request From Simon Ridgeway

Dear JSA fellowship, Some month ago, I sent out a request amongst our members, asking if there was anyone who required a property manager, for the period of November, December, or for a more permanent position, as it now transpires is necessary. I am sending this email, in prayerful hope, that someone within our congregations may be looking for a more permanent position to be filled. My circumstances have necessitated a very drastic revisit of employment and financial requisites. I am hoping that someone may have a need for this position to be filled, temporarily, or on a longer term basis.

God Bless you,  Simon Paul

Chairperson JSA (Operation Relief)


evevsong   Evensong:  

On Sunday the 16th of November at 6pm, Organist Kevin Kraak and his selected choristers will sing a truly beautiful evensong at St Francis, Parkview.

This is an act of worship and serves to help us end one week and start another on a beautiful inspirational note. Don’t miss it.

Melville Koppies Melville Koppies Outing :

The eco group invite you to a picnic and fellowship and guided tour of Melville Koppies at 12 noon on Sunday 9th November.

How itwill  all happen:      12 noon – Meet in car-park at Mark’s Park (Judith Road) – on right as you go in the gate

Wear good walking shoes and bring your picnic lunch, drinks and a hat. Binoculars if you are a birder.

We plan to return to car-park by 15h00.

Queries to Mark Franklin on 083 378 2092.

Paint brushART on Saturdays:

For those interested Margi Strever and John Reynders meet each Saturday with a number of other artistically minded people for an afternoon of water colours, crafts and fellowship.  Please phone the parish office for more information 011 646-2660.  

Kerbside Garden:  

Andrea Wolstenholme has agreed to investigate this project. Please look at the notice board for a

Kerbside Gardenlist of things and involvements that would be helpful in bringing the project to fruition e.g. being on a roster to look after the garden, providing seeds or equipment etc.  For more information contact Simon Ridgeway.

  Bicycle Bicycle and Cooler Boxes

I have had a request for a bicycle. Over the last year several people have asked me for bicycles so that they could be employed to deliver newspapers.  This has worked well and there are three people who are successfully earning incomes. If there is another bicycle out there doing nothing please consider passing it on to me to pass on to Bongani.

I also have a need for a cooler box for some one who would like to sell food on the side of the road. If you have one that you have no further use of please bring it to the church.

Plastic BagJSA Operation Relief

Operation Relief  is an ecumenical programme which provides weekly food parcels to homeless people. If you have plastic bags which need to be recycled please bring these to the church.  The one condition is that the bags are clean!  Operation relief uses 600 plastic bags a week for food parcels and other hand outs.

 Grand PianoGrand Piano:  

The Council has approved the purchase of a Grand Piano for our music ministry and outreach programme and one has been ordered! . Please contact Ruth on 082 903 5819 or Louise on 083 275-7072 if you would like to make a donation toward the piano in memory of someone or simply because you you know the music will be wonderful.

Knitting Circle:  

Please note:  The Knitting group  meets on each Thursday except for the  first week of the month when they join the Wednesday service for tea .

Youth and Rock n’Roll:   

Contact: Yvette:          vettiwils@gmail.comYvette

Rock n’ Roll:                Every Sunday at 9.30 am

Friday Nights:             4 pm   for younger Youth  and  6pm for older Youth

NB  Parents  – Please drop/fetch your children within the parking area. Yvette can assist you with the code.

Visit the Young Peoples page.

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