Updates & Posts from Father David Lucey & St Francis Organizations
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.Keep reading
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.Keep reading
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.Keep reading
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.Keep reading
Concise and packed full of meaning, the first part of the first stanza of the Creed helps us understand that God is One and gives shape to our relationship with him.Keep reading
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!Keep reading
Why did the Church need a creed in the fourth century? What disputes and heresies did the creed resolve? Why do we need a creed now?Keep reading
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.Keep reading
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?Keep reading
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