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 seventeen 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







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The Collect

     Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; 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 (Exodus 33:12-23)

The Psalm (99)

The Second Lesson  (Thessalonians 1:1-10)

The Holy Gospel  (Matthew 22:15-22)

The Pharisees went and plotted to entrap Jesus in what he said.  So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality.  Tell us, then, what you think.  Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?”  But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites?  Show me the coin used for the tax.”  And they brought him a denarius.  Then he said to them, “Whose head is this, and whose title?”  They answered, “The emperor’s.”  Then he said to them, “Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”  When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.



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5 little angels that were baptized into the family of God last Sunday...


















Church Services: 8 am & 10:30 am 

Holy Communion w/Healing - 9:00 am



***October 29, 2017****

5th Sunday – 1 service at 10am 



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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: 20 Pentecost – October 22, 2017

Join us for coffee at 9:15am

Blood Pressure Screening between services

Confirmation Meeting at 9:30am in the library


Mon. 10/23—25                Elizabeth away at Clergy Conference, Canterbury

Tue.  10/24                         NO The Story this week

Wed. 10/25                         NO Bible Study this week 

                                            6pm          Evening Prayer


Thu.  10/26      9am          Holy Communion (chapel)

                          6:45pm      Choir Rehearsal

 Fri. 10/27          8—4          BIG YARD SALE (Thrift Store) at the home of

                                                                 Barbara Bahnsen;

                                                                 541 Cottonwood Drive   (Buttonwood Bay)

 Fri. 10/27          4pm           Wedding Rehearsal:  Carbrera/Muenz


 Sat. 10/28          8—4          BIG YARD SALE (continues…)     

                                             4pm  Carbrera/Muenz Wedding


Sat. 10/28          9—2          Camp Wingmann Work Day!  Fr. Deke is asking for

                                             help to  repair a fence line,  the road through “the

                                             jungle” and other cutting projects.  Please bring

                                             gloves, hammers, shovels, and your lunch!




NEXT SUNDAY:  21 Pentecost – October 29, 2017

5th Sunday – ONE SERVICE at 10am followed by pot luck and a movie







.......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