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 Siblings in Faith,
I invite you to pray throughout this Lenten time of self-reflection, returning to God, and prayer: "God help me. You love me. May you and I cultivate the changes that I need together. Amen."
What if you and I entered Lent's framework with the utmost sincerity of commitment to it and our relationships? What if we make sincere choices to be the most loving community of support we can be? What does love look like right here and right now?
When we receive ashes on our foreheads this week, we recommit our love to accepting God's free gift of grace.
May we let God's free gift of grace guide our keeping and respect of healthy boundaries. May we let God's free gift of grace carry us into daily practices of contemplation, spiritual reading, and still or walking prayer. Light a candle. Move through active praying with prayer beads. Read daily portions of scripture. Sit on the shoreline and experience the rhythm of the moving waters until you feel held. Gaze at an icon in meditation until you feel your reflection free before God; until you love differently; until you see, taste, hear, feel, and taste differently; until the space between your mind and heart open to one another; until you notice you're on the path to return to God daily and constantly, accompanied by Jesus inspired by the Holy Spirit here and now.
"God help me. You love me. May you and I cultivate the changes that I need together. Amen."
Holy Week Services
March 24 at 10:00am
March 28 at 7:00pm
March 29 at 12 Noon and 7:00pm
Saturday, March 30 at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 31 at 10:00am
Salt Bowl is Back!
Take this Lenten opportunity to lift your heart by writing on a piece of paper that which you wish to let go; pray for; give thanks or praise!
Ash WednesdayFebruary 14 at 12 noon and 5:00pm
Parker Ridge Service
Beginning March 21st we will have our monthly service at Parker Ridge on the third Thursday of each month.
Adult Forum meets after coffee hour. All are welcome!
Our first book is Ladder to the Light by Rev. Steven Charleston, former Bishop of Alaska, and an Indigenous Elder
our much loved book group runs Wednesday, January 31st through March 20th at 10:00 am. We are reading and discussing John Philip Newell's "The Rebirthing of God." Open to anyone interested in participating.
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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