Traditional, sacramental Anglican worship, using the 1928 Book of Common Prayer
Holy Communion at 9:30 and 11:00 AM
Sunday School at 9:30 AM
Healing Service following the 9:30 and 11:00 services.
Nursery is staffed during the 9:30 and 11:00 services.
Evening Prayer at 7:00 PM
First Saturday of the month:
Prayer for our nation at 9:00 AM
Welcome to St. Francis!
We welcome you to join us in a warm and friendly setting for true,
Christ-centered worship. We uphold the ancient faith of the Church in
the Anglican tradition, offering traditional Christian values based on the
Holy Word of God, and are faithful witnesses to the person of Jesus in the
St. Francis' liturgical standard is the 1928 Book of Common Prayer—a
document which is orthodox in its expression of the Christian faith based
on prayers that have been part of catholic worship for 2000 years.
In a world where biblical values seem to change with each new interpretation,
St. Francis Anglican Church stands for biblical truth which does not change
with each passing generation. If you are concerned about shifting social
mores, want to be the Christian that God wants you to be and need guidance on
that often difficult path, and want to be challenged each week to work toward
that goal, we hope that you will visit and experience our worship and values
Collect for Sanctity of Life Sunday
Almighty God, who hast created man in thine own image, who hast loved us
even before thou formed us in the womb, Grant us courage fearlessly to
bear witness to the sacredness of all human life, especially the life of
the weak, the enfeebled and the unborn, and to make no peace with the
culture of death. Bless with wisdom and courage all physicians and
nurses that they may regard every human creature with due reverence.
Guide and direct those who make law and public policy, that the rights
of all persons may be upheld, most especially the right to life itself.
Save thy Church from cowardice and compromise. And finally, we beseech
thee, cleanse our world from the evils of abortion, euthanasia and
suicide. All this we ask in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ, in
whom is life and whose life is the light of men. Amen.
How are things going up on Oak Creek Drive? Have a look.
Looking more and more like a church (11/5/2016)
From this angle, too (11/5/2016)
From the southwest (11/5/2016)
And from the south, it's the little church behind the tree (11/5/2016)
Grade problem solved at the south transcept doorway (11/5/2016)
This one still has issues, however (11/5/2016)
Obligatory center-aisle shot (11/5/2016)
Obviously not Holy Week – the Gospel should be longer (11/5/2016)
View out the north windows (11/5/2016)
West wall of the nave (11/5/2016)
This novel design for a sacristy ceiling is said to be temporary (11/5/2016)
Still lots of open space upstairs (11/5/2016)
This way, too (11/5/2016)
Out the window (11/5/2016)
Oops, parts left over (No, really, they're all in the plan. Somewhere.) (11/5/2016)
Our dogs may run amok, but we've curbed the parking lot (11/5/2016)
Filling a sudden vacancy, John Deere is behaving himself this month (11/5/2016)
See some earlier items still of interest.
Weekday Worship Services
Evening Prayer: Thursdays at 7 p.m. During this simple but beautiful
service, the prayers and lessons are said and the canticles are sung without
accompaniment. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Sunday school classes are underway for the 2016-17 school year.
Classes for youth meet at 9:30 AM, September through June. Each Sunday,
the youth attend the 9:30 service and leave at the announcements. There
are two classes: one for children in grades 5 and under, and one for grade 6
and beyond. All classes are Biblically based with activities geared to
helping the students remember so that they can practice what is taught.
All St. Francis youth and friends are warmly welcomed.
St. Francis has an active intercessory group. If you would like to place a name on the list, please use the prayer intention box on the south side of the church to submit your request.
Prayers for the Nation: This monthly service is scheduled for the first Saturday of each month. Join us at 9 AM in the fellowship area for hymns, prayers – both printed and extemporaneous – and Bible readings on the seven centers of prayer – Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church, and Family.
Mothers' Prayer Group: The 3rd Friday of the month at 12:00 noon. Join this group of mothers as they pray for a solid hour of prayers of adoration, confession, thanksgiving and supplication.
St. Francis Home Groups
Our home groups are ready to welcome anyone who wishes to join them.
Please contact Claire Ducker, Doug Cooper, or Kim or David Norris
to inquire as to what their home group is doing. If you would like to
host or facilitate a home group or if you have questions about
home groups, please contact Fr. Giacolone.
Anglicans For Life: Meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month (except June, July and December) after the 11:00 service. All are welcome to join us.
Choir: The choristers gather at 10:00 on Sundays to prepare anthems to sing during the 11:00 service from time to time. All singers are welcome.
Sermons Online: Sermons are available online.
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Newsletter: The January, 2017 edition of the newsletter is available
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2016 Lenten Series
You can hear Fr. Len Giacolone's reflections on Thomas à Kempis'
The Imitation of Christ here:
2015 Lenten Series
You can hear Fr. Len Giacolone's reflections on Brother Lawrence's
The Practice of the Presence of God here: