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Welcome to St. Francis by the Sea

"Whoever you are and wherever you find yourself on your
journey of faith, you are welcome here, at God's table."

From the Rector's Study

Dear Church,
 

With The Day of Pentecost now past, and the next liturgical season of Advent months ahead, this season after Pentecost may be call the "Season of Now."

 

Because Christ has died, is risen, with Advent that marks his coming again months from now, welcome to the Season of Now.

 

Now is the time to live the lives worthy of God’s call to us through all of God’s deeds. Now is the season to welcome others to St. Francis in a spirit of inclusive hospitality. Now is the time to give thanks for all that is and continues to be good. Now is the time to share in God’s blessings as the beautiful community that we are ever becoming. Now is the time to celebrate the very miracle that is living.

 

I love how the Season of Now is summarized in a beautiful Eucharistic poem by Jaroslav J. Vajda set to music that is Hymn 333 in our hymnal.
 

Now the silence

Now the peace

Now the empty hands uplifted

Now the kneeling

Now the plea

Now the Father’s arms in welcome

Now the hearing

Now the power

Now the vessel brimmed for pouring

Now the Body

Now the Blood

Now the joyful celebration

Now the wedding

Now the songs

Now the heart forgiven leaping

Now the Spirit’s visitation

Now the Son’s epiphany

Now the father’s blessing

Now

Now

Now

 

May everything about this Community that is St. Francis (the unity of all who gather) reflect the “now” celebrated around our altar every Sunday.

 

May this be true for us.

Douglas+

NEWS & EVENTS

Summer Sunday Schedule returns on June 16 until August 17 with the return of the early Rite I said service at 8:00 AM.

 

Spring Clean-Up Saturday, June 8th — 9:00am - 12 noon. Please join us as we spruce up the church after a very long winter! Lunch will be provided.

Weekly Summer Bible Conversation begins on June 16 at 9:00 AM on the Gospel of Mark at 9:00 AM in the Rector’s Study.

 

Organ Benefit Concert for Outreach on June 18, at 7:00 PM. A free will offering will be received to assist in St. Francis’ community outreach. The Outreach Committee will be on hand to share about this work. A reception will follow. Bring a friend!

 

Potluck Dinner (5:30 PM) and Ceilidh on Tuesday, July 9 (7:00 PM). Bring your favorite casserole for dinner and/or your Celtic dancing feet for a fun midsummer gathering for the entire community.

 

St. Francis’ Annual Parish meeting will take place on Sunday, August 25 on immediately following the 10:00 AM service.

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Mission Statement

We are a welcoming, engaged and diverse community of faith dedicated to the spiritual, physical and social well being of ourselves and our neighbors.  Whoever you are, whatever your beliefs, come explore and experience with us the mystery of God’s love.

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