Each night when lighting the candle or candles for the week, the reading above can be read out loud with the collect…
What is Renewal Works?
What is a Patronal Feast Day?
When will we bless the animals this year? Find out click here.
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Sunday, October 2nd @ 5pm.
Blessing of the animals (house pets, barnyard animals, birds, reptiles, and stuffies.) This is a great opportunity to invite a friend, quadrupedal, bipedal, winged, or finned.
FRANCISCO-fact: Regathering has been a wonderful gift. It does not feel like we are fully back to normal. Are there things the leadership is think about doing to head us back in that direction?
St. Francis has had a strong tradition of formation. Formation involves both learning about book things and walking alongside other Christians to learn what they do. This autumn we are offering ways to become more familiar with being Christian in the St. Francis tradition in a bookish way, as follows:
How do you know if you have a calling? Does everyone have one? What’s the difference between a career and a calling? How do you know whether it’s an authentic calling or just something your ego wants you to do?
Does the Episcopal Church still hold the Nicene Creed as a statement of faith? What about some of the statements in the Creed that do not sound very scientific?
Are there other ways to minister to members and visitors on Sunday mornings than to be in the liturgy? There are at least two ministries on Sunday morning that are in public but not in the liturgy. Those ministries encompass ushering and greeting, essential ways to be hospitable.
At the front of all these processional moments are crucifers, who pace the speed of the procession, add dignity and gravitas to its action, and who bear the symbol most associated with Christianity—the cross.