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ST. FRANCIS WORSHIP SCHEDULE
- 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I in the Chapel
- 9:45 a.m. Children's Chapel, in the Chapel
- 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Choir in the Church
- 10:00 a.m. Church School till 10:45 a.m.
- 12:00 noon Healing and Holy Communion in the Chapel
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What's Happening at St. Francis
Advent Study: A THRILL OF HOPE
Sundays thru December 21, 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
A Thrill of Hope is an Advent study for adults-
rejoice in the season with this fresh, creative
retelling of the good news!
Study with world-renowned scholars
in this six-session DVD study of the
wonder of Advent. A Thrill of Hope explores
the Christmas story from Matthew 2 and Luke 1 and 2, and features the masterful artwork of John August Swanson.
Living Well Through Advent 2014
by Church Publishing, Inc.
Living Well Through Advent 2014 is a daily Advent devotional suitable for all ages. The app provides daily encouragement for the Advent journey incorporating “heart, soul, mind, and strength."
It includes daily reflections, weekly Scripture readings, and a built-in journal to record thoughts and experiences through the season. The Living Well Through Advent booklet is available in the church Narthex.
Click to view app details.
BibleWorkBench comes to St. Francis
Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.
The Rev. Jerry Drino will lead us in a weekly bible study, the BibleWorkBench. We'll follow Sunday readings and look at scripture. We are delighted to host members of other parishes as we join together to learn more about the scriptures. Plan to join us each Wednesday morning. Childcare available. If you have any questions please contact the rector.
St. Francis Annual Holiday Giving
Our final collection is Sunday, December 14, 10:00 a.m.
Help us support SMUM’s clients by collecting toys for children ages 8 to 12. No wrapping needed. New or gently used warm coats, and sweaters; and new gloves and socks are needed as well. We will also collect money as we have a volunteer shopper this year.
Thank you for your willingness to help with this very gratifying project.
Advent Pageant 2014 - STRANGER IN THE MANGER
Sunday, December 21, 10:00 a.m.
Join us as we prepare for the birth of Jesus in song and rhyme, complete with 1960s girl group angels, Seuss-like narrative and the ‘Rap Kings.’
ST FRANCIS WELCOMES RESOUNDING ACHORD
FOR A HOLIDAY CONCERT
Sunday, December 14, 4:00 p.m.
Christmas Services at St. Francis
Blue Christmas Service
Sunday, December 21, 5:30 p.m.
A Blue Christmas Service is a time when we can, with others, acknowledge the "blue" feelings we have at Christmas time, the reasons for them, and offer them to God.
Family Christmas Service
Wednesday, December 24, 4:00 p.m.
A children's celebration of Christmas, Holy Eucharist with decoration of creche.
Traditional Festive Choral Christmas Service
with singing from Handel's Messiah
Wednesday, December 24, 10:00 p.m.
A festive evening service with choir and instrumentalists. Carols and Holy Communion.
Christmas Day Service
Thursday, December 25, 10:00 a.m.
All are welcome to this Celebration on the day of our Savior's birth
Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 28, 10:00 a.m. (no 8am service)
New Year's Day Service
Thursday, January 1st at 12:00 noon
Celebrate The Feast of Epiphany
Sunday, January 4th, Services at 8:00 & 10:00 a.m.
Potluck Brunch, Epiphany Cakes, and burning of the greens at 11:15 a.m. Sign up during coffee hour to bring a dish to share at the potluck.
Youth Group Planning Meeting and Ice Skating
Sunday, January 11th, 11:30 a.m.
All youth and parents please join us in the Wickham Room for the planning meeting, followed by ice skating at San Jose Ice.
St. Francis Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 25, 9:00 a.m.
Join us for the annual meeting - One service at 9:00 a.m. in the church - Rite II. The annual meeting will be held during the usual sermon slot/time. Coffee hour will follow the service/meeting. We will have childcare and activities for all the children - youth can go to the entire service/meeting. The children will join their families for Communion
If you have someone you would like to have on the church prayer list, please send their name(s) to
the office. Their name will remain on the list for two weeks but you may add it again.
Give money back to St. Francis while shopping
St. Francis is a part of the Amazon Smile program and we would love your support. Through this program 0.5% of your purchase will be given back to St. Francis Church! It's easy to participate. Just click the Amazon Get Started Button to the left. Then when you shop, remember to "smile" before you "amazon". www.smile.amazon.com first.
St. Francis Upcoming Events ... Mark your calendar
Save the Date for "St Francis in the Woods" at Camp Sylvester, near Sonora
March 13 - 15
Relax and Unwind!
Get away with your St. Francis friends! Spend March 13- 15 at Camp Sylvester at the Parish Weekend in the Woods (no camping required)...
Join the rector, clergy,
vestry members and more, for a weekend of cabin camping at this gem nestled between Pinecrest Lake and Dodge Ridge ski resort. All ages are welcome for fun and fellowship. Plenty of fun activities available to participate in (please see the Camp Sylvester website ).
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