Ep 9: Hidden Gems of the Book of Common Prayer

This episode explores Hidden Gems of the Book of Common Prayer. In addition to the familiar Eucharistic Rites, the Book of Common Prayer contains many beautiful Prayers of Thanksgiving, Rites celebrating sacraments and life cycle events and educational materials about the history of the Episcopal Church. Did you know that the mastermind behind the BookContinue reading “Ep 9: Hidden Gems of the Book of Common Prayer”

Donations for Easter

Music and Altar Flowers Each year on Easter, St. Francis is beautifully decorated with hydrangeas.  We also have special music during Lent and on Easter Sunday.  It is the custom at St. Francis for parishioners to make Easter donations to the Altar Guild and to the Music Program to support these groups’ efforts at EasterContinue reading “Donations for Easter”

Priests in Ezo need Bikes

The Diocese of Ezo is quite large, and very few people have cars or other motor vehicles. Priests walk or use bicycles (when they have them!) to travel to visit parishioners and conduct church business. Priests in the northern-most sections of the Diocese recently rode their bikes over 90 miles to attend meetings at theContinue reading “Priests in Ezo need Bikes”

Bishop of Ezo is Isaac Ephraim J. Bangisa

The current Bishop of Ezo is Isaac Ephraim J. Bangisa. Bishop Isaac has brought a depth of organizational experience from his work with World Vision and World Relief in South Sudan. After his enthronement, he held a strategic planning session with local government and church leaders to create a five-year plan to help the Diocese move forward.Continue reading “Bishop of Ezo is Isaac Ephraim J. Bangisa”

SHROVE TUESDAY: Pancake Supper

SHROVE TUESDAY: Pancake Supper on 21-FEB at 6:00 pm. A pancake supper tradition is coming back to St. Francis. The Vestry will be hosting a pancake, egg and sausage supper for our last repast before Ash Wednesday….

But one might ask – why are pancakes a staple of Shrove Tuesday? Because when Pope Gregory told St. Augustine in England to enforce the laws of “no meat or animal products during Lent,” the British Christians started the tradition of making pancakes to use up all their supplies of eggs, butter and milk.

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, February 21st for our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper in Millen Hall.