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 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

 

Confirmation Sunday at St. Francis! It was a wonderful day of joy and gladness celebrated with The Rt. Rev. Gregory O. Brewer and 158 of St. Francis parishioners. Many winter parishioners were back and it was a great day. Blessings on those who have made this special commitment to the Lord!




 

 

                                                                                                                                                          

 



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The Collect


Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation:  Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


The Old Testament Lesson (Isaiah 40:1-11)

The Psalm (85:1-2, 8-13)

The Second Lesson (2 Peter 3:8-15a)


The Holy Gospel  (Mark 1:1-8)


The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness:  ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’” John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.  And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.  Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.  He proclaimed, “The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals.  I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”




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







 

                                                           

 
Schedule

       

 

 

 

 

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI ANGLICAN EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Church Services:

1st Service 8 am

2nd Service 10:30 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: December 10, 2017

2 Advent 

Vestry Meeting at 9:30am (library)

 



Tue.  12/12           10am        DOK at LPHC

                           12noon        BStA 

                                2pm         The Story (library) (Chapters 15-16)


                         

Wed. 12/13      11:30am         Chamber luncheon (see parish hall bulletin board)

                             NO Bible Study this week

                                6pm          Evening Prayer


 

Thu.  12/14          NO Holy Communion this week

                              10am         CarePortal Meeting (see article on next page)

                          6:45pm         Choir Rehearsal


 

 

NEXT SUNDAY: December 17, 2017

3 Advent 

Blood Pressure Screening between services 


 

 

 

 

.......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

www.stfrancislpfl.com

 







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