Posts and Updates

Updates & Posts from Father David Lucey & St Francis Organizations

Christmas Gift Drive

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.

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Breakfast With Santa

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

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When does Advent Start?

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?

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Ep. 7: The Nicene Creed (Part 3 of 4)

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.”

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Thanksgiving Lunch with Afghan Families

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.

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Advent Wreath Making

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.

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Celebrating All Saints’ Day – Nov 6th

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.

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Thanksgiving Food Drive

Second Story (formerly Alternative House) is celebrating its 50th anniversary of helping local youth and their families. Each year St. Francis helps Second Story provide nutritious Thanksgiving meals to needy families in its Community Based Programs.  These families face significant challenges in feeding their children, made especially worse this year due to food inflation.

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Stewardship Kick-off

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.

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FRANCISCO-fact: In two parts!

It is a fact that our survey window closes this Sunday, October 16 at 11:59 PM. We still need thirty (30) survey answers to qualify for a valid survey. This Sunday begins our Annual Fund Drive.

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Is this a busy time of year?

FRANCISCO-fact: Is this time of the year busier than most for St. Francis? St. Francis’s public services are busiest from the beginning of October, which is when the church’s patronal feast day is celebrated, through January 14.

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Rummage & Craft Sale Will Go On

Since the weather is looking rather wet, we are moving the Rummage & Craft Sale inside to Millen Hall.  Stay dry while you check out all the wonderful items for sale.  Lots of crafts from various makers plus vintage tools, games, puzzles along with household items and lots more!  The Baked Sale will be there for your enjoyment too.  And Who will Win the 50/50 raffle?!?!  Come join the fun and support St. Francis at the same time!

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By providing this information to the leadership of St. Francis you will be giving us invaluable assistance in helping the church in our continuing goal to live faithfully to God.

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Ep 4: Is there really a heaven? How do I get there?

Heaven: It’s complicated. There’s no biblical geography that gets you there – it’s a relational thing about coming into closer relationship with God after your life on earth ends, How to get there? Love thy neighbor as thyself. Your further questions are welcome and invited,. Another episode may be warranted.

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Ep 3: Sit, Stand, Kneel. Why?

If you walk into an Episcopal church on a Sunday, you’ll see slow-motion aerobics as parishioners sit, stand or kneel at different parts of the service. Why do we adopt such postures at different parts of the service and how are they an integral part of worship?

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