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



Lord, we sometimes fall into despair and think that we can't do anything right.

We beat ourselves up and put ourselves down for our faults and failings.

Help us to remember that we are made new through Jesús and with you by our side,

there is nothing we cannot do by your mercy and favor, according to your good and

gracious will. Jesús, Son of God, cover us with your holiness that we might live for you.







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O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

The Old Testament Lesson (2 Kings 2:1-12)

Psalm 50:1-6

The Second Lesson (2 Corinthians 4:3-6)

The Holy Gospel  (Mark 9:2-9)

Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves.  And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them.  And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus.  Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”  He did not know what to say, for they were terrified.  Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!”  Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them anymore, but only Jesus.  As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.


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                                                      Sao Paulo Mercy Mission, Brazil

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February 18th 2018

8 am  &  10:30 am



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:    February 18, 2018

Offering for ERD (Episcopal Relief Development)


Tue.  2/20        10:30am        DOK to LPHC

                              10am        New Members of Vestry (library)

                                            2pm        Lenten Bible Study (1 of 6) – (see sign-up sheet)

                                                                THY WILL BE DONE


Wed. 2/21       12:15pm         Stations of the Cross

                                            1pm        Altar Guild training/refresher

                                6pm         Evening Prayer 



Thu.  2/22 –     9am         Holy Communion (chapel)


                       6:45pm        Choir Rehearsal



Sat.  2/24    THRIFT STORE SALE - All pictures, framed and

                    unframed; all frames; all items marked $.50 and above   

                    50% off – also $2.00 bag sale on clothing unless  

                    marked otherwise.        




Men’s Cursillo #126 – February 22—25

We have 3 men attending:  David McCarthy, Joel Nelson, Bob Therrien

Please keep them in your prayers this week.


.......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. 

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