On Sunday 26 April, we will celebrate the fourth Sunday of Easter. This Sunday, the Gospel reading focuses on Jesus as the Good Shepherd, caring for his flock.
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Many thanks for your magnificent response to our appeal for donations for victims of xenophobia. We delivered two large loads of clothing, blankets and food this week. Thanks also to Claire Holden for organising the initiative and doing the deliveries. Several members of the parish, including our Rector, Father Tim Gray, made the parish’s “No2xenophobia” views clear by participating in this past Thursday’s Anti-Xenophobia march in central Joburg. Pictured is St Francis’s music director, Ruth Coggin, on the march, with Chantal Meugens.
Mysterious “crime” solved
The mysterious “murder” of “the koeksister” was well and truly solved last Saturday evening at St Francis.
Having quaffed a large variety of soups and bread, the audience engaged its collective brain to solve this dastardly deed. Prime “suspects” were Koeksister’s brother, Koos (played by Nigel Carmen), the Business Partner (played by Ludwig Frahm-Arp), the Lover (played by Ruth Coggin), and the Spouse (played by Val Hellman). Brian Wimpey was the Judge.
Above right, Koos the Brother (played by Nigel Carmen) is somewhat perplexed by the range of accusations made against him, while, above left, the full cast of “suspects” with Andrew Simpson on the right, consider some of the evidence presented.
Golf Day nears target
Nearly there! We have almost reached our target of 30 four-ball entries for our Golf Day on 15 May – but we are urgently in need of more prizes. If you know of friends or relations who can donate prizes, or if you are able to give a monetary contribution to go towards the purchase of prizes, then please be in touch with us. This is a major fundraising event, the proceeds of which are used for the social concerns’ work we do as a parish. Contact Leone Jooste (082-450-3839), Mymie Vos (082-651-3621), Theo Coggin (082-900-0168) or Keith Ballard (082-416-5105) for more information. Contributions can be made through the parish account marked “Golf Day”. (Our banking details: Account name: St Francis Church Parkview; Account number: 50331107348 Bank: FNB Branch: Killarney 256 205)
Mendelssohn on the Evensong menu
The next Choral Evensong is on 10 May at 17:30 at St Francis. Music by Sergei Rachmaninov, Peter Klatzow and Felix Mendelssohn.
Come and have fun with our singers
The St Francis Singers has much fun and enjoys warm fellowship in putting together its choral programmes, and music for our services and other special events. They are a welcoming crowd and have now started practicing for the Evening of Light Music to be held at St Francis on Saturday evening, 20 June – an evening that promises to be full of fun and enjoyment. If you wish to join the St Francis singers, then contact Ruth on 082 903 5819 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feedback from our ministries
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Blessings and good things,
St Francis Parish