Frances Blatchley has been a part of Messiah’s congregation for the past 24 years. What Frannie likes most about Messiah Lutheran is that there are so many gifted people in the congregation and they all freely share their gifts and talents. Most recently Frannie has enjoyed working in our church’s garden to help provide fresh produce for Messiah’s Harvest Table, a produce-sharing ministry that is free to the public and a blessing to many.
On any given Sunday, Frannie is typically first to arrive prior to service to ensure that the doors are open and everything is in place for worship. Frannie frequently serves as an offering bearer, lector, altar guild, communion assistant, and enjoys hosting our fellowship hour following service.
During Messiah events, you will likely see Frannie in attendance. Through her volunteerism at Luther’s Cafe, church dinners, 4th of July and New Berlin Day food stands, Vacation Bible School, Mother/daughter banquets, and our community yard sales, Frannie is an ever-permanent fixture of our outreach.
Frannie is a member of our Knit-Wits and Quilt Tying clubs, participates in the church choir, serves on the Worship and Music committee, and is a member of WELCA (Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America). She also enjoys attending our annual congregational picnic and Rally Day event.
Her commitment to the church does not go unnoticed. We are grateful for our “Saint” Frances and thank her for her dedication and commitment to our faith community. Thank you, Frannie!