WE ARE THE LIGHT OF CHRIST.
 

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: 

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


 

 

                                                                                                                                           

 



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The Collect


      O God, because without you we are not able to please you mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.



The Old Testament Lesson (Proverbs 1:20-33)

The Psalm (19)

The Second Lesson (James 3:1-12)


The Holy Gospel (Mark 8:27-38)


Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?”  And they answered  him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.”  He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?”  Peter answered him, “You are the Messiah.”  And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him.  Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.  He said all this quite openly.  And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.  But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan!  For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”  He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.  For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.  For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life?  Indeed, what can they give in return for their life?  Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”   




 
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ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI ANGLICAN EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Church Services:

 Sunday September 23rd

One Service only:

10 am 


THURSDAY

Holy Communion w/Healing - 9:00 am


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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:   September 16, 2018 – 17 Pentecost, Proper 19

 

 


Wed. 9/19             6pm          Evening Prayer



                       

Thu.  9/20             NO Holy Communion service today

                                                     (Elizabeth away until 9/26)

                         6:45pm         Choir rehearsal



Fri. 9/21          12:30pm        SALT (Join us for a pot luck luncheon

                                                    (bring a dish to share as we watch a movie)



  

NEXT SUNDAY:  September 23, 2018 – 18 Pentecost, Proper 20

Guest Celebrant and Preacher:  The Rev. Eugene Fernsler

 

 

 

 


Welcome Visitors!


It is a delight to have you with us today as we worship Almighty God.  Please make yourself known to the person next to you.  Take home one of the plastic sleeves in the pew; it contains      helpful information about our church and how you can become part of our family.  We also offer gluten-free wafers; just tell the clergy at the altar rail.  Please make sure you fill out a visitor Card in the pew, put it in the offering plate, and sign the Guest Book before you leave.  And thank you for worshipping with us today!

 





.......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...



 

 

Parish Office (863-465-0051)

43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, Florida 33852

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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. 

Photos can be e-mailed to him at rsi1002@hotmail.com