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Our Services

Service Videos and This Week's Bulletin

St Francis by the Sea Episcopal CHURCH

 

Welcome to

 St Francis by the Sea Episcopal 

Church in Blue Hill, Maine.

 

Our Sunday services begin at 10 am.

The Day of PENTECOST Homily by
The Rev. Douglas A. Beck,
ObJN, Rector

Anthem by the St. Francis Choir
Julia Morris-Myers, Guest Organist/Choir Director

Announcements

Looking ahead…

The Rector is available by appointment or by chance Monday through Thursday most weeks at church, your home or business. He is available for pastoral emergencies and hospital visits at any time. To arrange time with him contact him directly by leaving a message on x15 of the church voicemail system, by e-mail to revdouglasbeck@outlook.com, by text or call using his mobile number located in the St. Francis Members/Friends List.

 

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

 

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.

 

Sundays June 16 through August 18, 9:00-9:40 AM The Gospel of Mark: Coffee, Tea and Conversation (Rector’s study)

 

Summer Sunday Schedule Sunday, June 16 8:00 AM Liturgy of Holy Eucharist Rite I resumes and continues through August 18.

 

A Benefit Organ Concert with Fr. Douglas A. Beck  this is 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.

 

Seventh Sunday in Easter Homily by
The Rev. Douglas A. Beck, ObJN, Rector

 
Seventh Sunday in Easter Anthem 
St Francis by the Sea Choir 

Sixth Sunday in Easter Homily by
The Rev. Douglas A. Beck, ObJN, Rector

There is no Anthem recording for this Sunday because of a music license Issue 
We apologize for this missing music. 

Fifth Sunday in Easter Homily
by The Rev. Dr. Patricia Lyons,
guest preacher

 

Fifth Sunday in Easter Anthem 
St Francis by the Sea Choir 

Looking ahead…

 

Sunday, May 12  At the service we will hear about Frances Perkins’ inspiring life story as an Episcopalian, Maine resident, and first female cabinet seat as FDR’s Secretary of Labor. We’ve arranged for the traveling display from the Frances Perkins Center in Damariscotta (a National Historic Landmark) to come to St. Francis on this day for viewing in the undercroft at coffee hour. Francis Perkins is on the annual Holy Women and Holy Men Episcopal Church calendar for May 13.

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Memorial Service for Susan Reddy, Saturday, May 11 at 11:30 am

 

Pentecost, Sunday, May 19th. Wear your red and join us for a Happy Birthday to US coffee hour.

 

Sundays June 16 through August 18, 9:00-9:40 AM The Gospel of Mark: Coffee, Tea and Conversation (Rector’s study)

 

Sunday, June 16 8:00 AM Liturgy of Holy Eucharist Rite I summer schedule resumes and continues through August 18.

 

A Benefit Organ Concert with Fr. Douglas A. Beck —Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00pm. All proceeds to benefit The Outreach Committee's programs.

 

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Calling all St. Francis men who want to flip pancakes and host a breakfast for Mothers' Day on Sunday, May 12. Get in on the fun by contacting Milissa LaLonde (469-2155 or text 385- 5019)

Fifth Sunday in Easter Homily
by The Rev. Dr. Patricia Lyons,
guest preacher

Fifth Sunday in Easter Anthem 
St Francis by the Sea Choir 

Looking ahead…

 

Sunday, May 12  At the service we will hear about Frances Perkins’ inspiring life story as an Episcopalian, Maine resident, and first female cabinet seat as FDR’s Secretary of Labor. We’ve arranged for the traveling display from the Frances Perkins Center in Damariscotta (a National Historic Landmark) to come to St. Francis on this day for viewing in the undercroft at coffee hour. Francis Perkins is on the annual Holy Women and Holy Men Episcopal Church calendar for May 13.

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Memorial Service for Susan Reddy, Saturday, May 11 at 11:30 am

 

Pentecost, Sunday, May 19th. Wear your red and join us for a Happy Birthday to US coffee hour.

 

Sundays June 16 through August 18, 9:00-9:40 AM The Gospel of Mark: Coffee, Tea and Conversation (Rector’s study)

 

Sunday, June 16 8:00 AM Liturgy of Holy Eucharist Rite I summer schedule resumes and continues through August 18.

 

A Benefit Organ Concert with Fr. Douglas A. Beck —Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00pm. All proceeds to benefit The Outreach Committee's programs.

 

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Calling all St. Francis men who want to flip pancakes and host a breakfast for Mothers' Day on Sunday, May 12. Get in on the fun by contacting Milissa LaLonde (469-2155 or text 385- 5019)

Fourth Sunday in Easter Homily by
The Rev. Douglas A. Beck, ObJN, Rector

Fourth Sunday in Easter Announcements by
The Rev. Douglas A. Beck, ObJN, Rector

Fourth Sunday in Easter Anthem 
St Francis by the Sea Choir 

Fourth Sunday in Easter Blessing of the New Vestments  by
The Rev. Douglas A. Beck, ObJN, Rector

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April 14, 2024 The Welcome by The Rt. Rev. Thomas James Brown, Episcopal Bishop of Maine for the celebration of New Ministry for our Rector The Rev. Douglas A. Beck, ObJN
from the St Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church Blue Hill, Maine

April 14, 2024 Homily by The Rt. Rev. Thomas James Brown, Episcopal Bishop of Maine from the St Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church Blue Hill, ME

The Choir Anthem "All shall be well" Words: Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love para.
Music: The Rev. Carlton T. Russell 
Heather Ford, soloist

April 14 Homily by
The Rev. Douglas A. Beck, ObJN, Rector

 Second Sunday in Easter Homily by
The Rev. Douglas A. Beck, ObJN, Rector

 Second Sunday in Easter Anthem
St Francis by the Sea Choir

 Second Sunday in Easter
Announcements 

Easter Homily 
The Rev. Douglas A. Beck, ObJN, Rector
Easter Anthem
The St Francis by the Sea Choir
Easter Announcements
 

Easter Vigil Homily by
The Rev. Elaine Hewes
Priest-in-charge, St. Brendan the Navigator

​Below you will find more of the Holy Week Videos

 Good Friday Passion Observed by
The Rev. Douglas A. Beck, ObJN, Rector

Good Friday Homily
The Rev. Douglas A. Beck,
ObJN, Rector

 Maundy Thursday Homily by
The Rev. Douglas A. Beck, ObJN, Rector

 Maundy Thursday Anthem
The St Francis by the Sea Choir
Maundy Thursday Washing of the Feet

Past Recordings

For past recordings, please navigate to our  

St Francis Blue Hill YouTube Channel or our Facebook Page.  

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