First of all, welcome to our website!   My prayer is that, when you finish viewing the site, you will have found what you’re looking for. But before you look further, let me tell you a little about me and about our community of faith.   St. Francis has been my home for almost twenty years and each year has brought new blessings.   The Spirit has been a mighty presence in this place and the fruit of that Spirit can be seen and felt when you visit us.  

As you approach the entrance,  you will notice two things in particular.  First, there is a large cedar cross in the memorial garden.   My husband Joel made this cross and gave it to the church as a sign of the Jesus we worship.  Second, over the door there is a sign that reads, “Enter a stranger but once.”  Those words need no explanation. When the Spirit is present, you will feel it.  You will sense that you have come home, perhaps for the first time, and the warmth of this church family will add to what you feel when you enter the sanctuary.

                               The blessing that you will hear at the end of every service says it all: 

May the Lord Jesus, who loves with a wounded heart, be your love for evermore.  May the Lord Jesus, who serves with wounded hands, help you serve others.  May the Lord Jesus, who walks on wounded feet, walk with you to the end of the road.  Look for the face of the Lord Jesus in everyone you meet, and may everyone you meet see the face of the Lord Jesus in you.

There is a place at the Lord’s table for you.  And in the words of the apostle Andrew, to his brother Peter, when he had found Jesus, “Come and see…”

 Elizabeth L. Nelson+ Rector


The Sermon preached at St. Francis of Assisi, Lake Placid

           By The Rev. Stephen Dass

      Sao Paulo Mercy Mission, Brazil

                  January 7, 2018


When asked what was the most important thing the children need, you might expect food or clothing or a place to live, especially since most of them sleep on the street.  Fr. Stephen’s answer:  “WHEN these children know that someone knows their name and prays for them, they light up.  They become a person and that will help them survive.”  A pretty simple solution, don’t you think? Fr Stephen Dass...



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     Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world:  Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be know, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

The Old Testament Lesson (1 Samuel 3:1-10)

Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17

The Second Lesson (1 Corinthians 6:12-20)

The Holy Gospel  (John 1:43-51)

Jesus decided to go to Galilee.  He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.”  Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.  Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.”  Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?”  Philip said to him, “Come and see.”  When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, “Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!”  Nathanael asked him, “Where did you get to know me?”  Jesus answered, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.”  Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God!  You are the King of Israel!”  Jesus answered, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree?  You will see greater things than these.”  And he said to him, “Very truly, I tell you, You will see greater things than these.”  And he said to him, “Very truly, I tell you, you will see heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.” 


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A Sermon preached by The Reverend. Stephen Dass 

                                                      Sao Paulo Mercy Mission, Brazil

                                                                    January 7, 2018











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As the Light of Christ, we strive to bring the Love of Christ into every heart through worship, mission and the building of relationships.



This week at St. Francis…



TODAY:    January 14, 2017

2 Epiphany

Pre-convention meeting for delegates at St. Stephens, Lakeland, 4pm



Tue.  1/16              2pm          The Story (library, Chapters 23-24,

                                                        We’re in the New Testament!)     


Wed. 1/17         4:30pm       Bible Study:   “Is there evidence for the



                                6pm         Evening Prayer


Thu.  1/18               9am         Holy Communion (chapel)

                           6:45pm        Choir Rehearsal


Sat. 1/20                11am        DOK (library)


NEXT SUNDAY:    January 21, 2017

3 Epiphany

.......and always remember the homeless, the hungry, the lost, those who are being persecuted for their faith, and those in the military, especially those recognized on our military display… thanking God for his many blessings.






                  St. Francis Veterans Table...

Thrift Store update.....

Looking for donations of miscellaneous kitchen items like dishes, pots and pans.  

     Also any furniture and tools are needed.  

     Our new phone number is 863-699-0221.


Parish Office (863-465-0051)

43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, Florida 33852



If you miss a Sunday, check announcements and sermons at     www.stfrancislpfl.com

Church’s e-mail address is comeandsee@stfrancislpfl.com  

Website assistant:  Tim Priest: 863-441-1062. 

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