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Lenten Activities Update at St. Francis
by Rich Barber - Monday, 5 March 2018, 11:21 PM
So much is going on with your church family this Lenten season! Here are a few upcoming events and details for your use and/or calendar.

1. Saturday March 10th 6pm will be a Benediction service. This is a short service followed by some time of prayer before the blessed sacrament

2. Sunday March 11th is the time SPRING FORWARD!!!

3. Saturday March 24th is our Seder Supper at 5 pm in the church undercroft

4. Sunday March 25th is Palm Sunday regular service at 10AM

5. Thursday March 29th Maundy Thursday 6pm service with foot washing and time in the garden

6. Friday March 30th Good Friday Services: 12 noon, 3pm Stations of the Cross and 6pm service

7. Saturday March 31st, Easter Vigil Service, 7 pm

8. Sunday April 1st, Easter celebration at 10 am

The chair lift is finally in and we are just waiting inspection from the state so hopefully it will be up and running by the 24th so all can join us for the Seder Supper

We continue to have Wednesday Services at 6 pm that are from the 1928 prayer book followed by 24 Hours That Changes the World by Adam Hamilton immediately following.

Fridays we continue to hold a Stations of the Cross service at 6pm followed by fellowship time, as able, at a local restaurant.

Looking forward to seeing you at any and all services you can attend.

Blessings and Prayers,

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Lenten Services
by Rich Barber - Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 01:01 PM
Stations of the Cross: Fridays throughout Lent at 6:00p; Travel the fourteen stations that retrace the final journey of Jesus Christ to Calvary with prayers and meditation.
Palm Sunday:  Sunday, March 25, 10:00a; Join us at our regular Sunday service as we walk alongside Jesus triumphal entry only to see how it all goes so wrong so quickly.
Maundy Thursday:  Thursday, March 29 6:00p; Come join us for one of the most moving services of the year.  We’ll gather with Jesus and his disciples for the last supper, and then begin our watch in the Garden with him.
Vigil in the Garden with Jesus: Thursday, March 29, from after the Maundy Thursday service through the night: On this night, Jesus asked his disciples: “So, you could not watch with me one hour?” (Matthew 26:40) Come experience the opportunity for silence and prayer before the Lord as we watch on this night.
Good Friday Liturgy: Friday, March 30, Noon and 6:00p; Join us for the traditional Good Friday liturgy including the procession of the Cross and communion from the pre-sanctified.
Easter Vigil and Paschal Candle Lighting: Saturday March 31, 7:00p; In this the first celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus, we’ll light the paschal candle and hear anew the story of salvation from Genesis to the Resurrection.
Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 1, 10:00a; The biggest feast of the year!  Make plans for you and your family to celebrate with us.
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Annual Parish Meeting
by Rich Barber - Monday, 22 January 2018, 05:04 PM
The Annual Parish Meeting will be Sunday January 28, following the church service.
A pot luck dinner will be available.
Agenda will include open discussion, reports from the Priest-in-Charge, the various ministries and treasurer. Three new Vestry members will be up for election.
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Bishop's Open Office Hours, February 7
by Rich Barber - Monday, 22 January 2018, 05:03 PM
Bishop Sparks will be at the church for Open Office Hours on February 7 from 1:00-6:00.
You are invited to come speak with him about things you'd like to know about, concerns or just to get acquainted.

Though you can just stop by, it is highly recommended that you make an appointment in advance. Walk-ins will only be taken at times not filled with an appointment.
Contact Michelle Walker to obtain an appointment time -, or,
Diocesan office number - (574) 233-6489

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Pancake Supper
by Rich Barber - Monday, 22 January 2018, 05:02 PM
We are sponsoring a FREE PANCAKE SUPPER

Fat Tuesday February 13, 5-7:00 pm

Includes pancakes with bacon and beverage

Any donations collected will be distributed to charities

St. Francis'
Episcopal Church

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