What does it all mean? “For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit….”
Each night when lighting the candle or candles for the week, the readings below can be read out loud…
Please help children in Samaritan Ministry and Housing Up families have a Merry Christmas. Sadly, we will be unable to have our traditional Christmas party and “toy shop” this year due to the risks of COVID, RSV, and flu. Instead, we are sending gift cards and books to children and gift cards to single participants working toward self-sufficiency. Outreach will purchase the books and gift cards with your donations.
Once again St Francis will be hosting the annual Breakfast With Santa. This is a community event and all are welcome. Saturday, December 3rd 8:30-10:30am
I know that when Thanksgiving comes around, that Advent must be near. When does Advent start this year? Will we be making Advent Wreaths at the church this year? What can I do to embrace Advent in my home?
The newest episode of Curious Christian. Exploring the second stanza of the Nicene Creed part 3 of 4.
“We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial to the father Through him all things were made.”
After church on Sunday, Nov. 20, we’ll host our two Afghan families for a traditional American Thanksgiving lunch in Millen Hall. St. Francis parishioners have helped these families since they arrived in our area earlier this year. The 16 family members are looking forward to meeting many parishioners and expressing their gratitude. And they will share their stories with us. Let’s welcome them with a wonderful potluck lunch.
This year, we will bring back our advent wreath-making in the hopes that all Franciscan families will be able to partake in this traditional practice of in-home reflection on the coming of the birth of Christ.
St. Francis will be observing the Feast of All Saints on Sunday, November 6 at both the 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM services, with the Eucharist at 10:00 AM being framed by the Rutter Requiem with full choir and additional instrumentalists.
This Sunday began our Annual Fund Drive. St. Francis Church receives no outside funding and is totally dependent on the income provided by those who pledge a dollar amount or a portion of their income to St. Francis or who are regular contributors who do not pledge.