Service Schedule
January 3, 2018
2019 Art & Music Festival
November 1, 2018

News and Notes – what’s happening at St. Francis

News and Notes


Upcoming Events

  • Youth-led Christmas Caroling: December 23 at 5 pm

  • Family Christmas Eve Service: December 24 at 5 pm

  • Traditional Choral Eucharist: December 24 at 10 pm

  • Christmas Day Service: December 25 at 9 am

  • Brown Bag Lunch: January 8 from noon to 1 pm

  • Vestry Meeting: January 8 at 7 pm

  • Book Group: January 18 at 7:30 pm
  • Ongoing Events

  • The Rector's Study: Introduction to the Spiritual Journey: Tuesdays at 3:30 pm

  • Bible Study: Wednesdays at 10 am followed by Holy Eucharist (no Bible Study 12.26.18 and 1.2.19)

  • Choir Rehearsal: Thursdays at 7 pm (no rehearsal 12.27.18)

  • Lectionary Bible Study

    Lectionary Bible Study is held each Wednesday at 10 am. The group typically reads and discusses the lectionary readings for the upcoming Sunday, followed by Holy Eucharist. All are welcome!
    The Rector's Study: Introduction to the Spiritual Journey

    The Rector's Study on spirituality continues on Tuesdays at 3:30 pm. All are welcome at any time. The current topic is "The Way of Love," a 7-step spiritual practice initiative of the Episcopal Church.
    Christmas Caroling

    The Youth Group will be leading Christmas caroling on Sunday, December 23. Carolers will meet at the church at 5 pm and then caravan to visit parishioners' homes for caroling and fun. Everyone is welcome - please join us!
    Brown Bag Lunch

    Please join us on January 8 from noon to 1 pm for the next Brown Bag Lunch. The speaker for the January Brown Bag Lunch is Sallie Dixon of the Thorncroft Equestrian Center.

    In 1969 farmer Saunders Dixon pioneered a therapeutic horseback riding program. Today Thorncroft has evolved into a multi faceted 70 acre community which servers over 350 children and adults weekly.

    Bring your lunch and join us. Drinks, snacks and dessert will be provided.
    FPU is coming to St. Francis!

    Financial Peace University (FPU) is a popular, life-changing 9-week course on personal financial management. It will take place on February 10 to April 7 from 11:45 am to 1:45 pm at St. Francis. Contact Fr. Kevin for more information, or visit our FPU class page here.

    Child care will be provided.
    Donation to West Chester Food Cupboard

    In addition to donations from our vegetable garden, St. Francis collects on-going donations of non-perishable food items for the West Chester Food Cupboard. The collection box is in the corner of the Narthex (foyer) under the coat rack. As the donation box fills up, Michelle Samet and other volunteers take donations to the Food Cupboard. Donations are welcome any time.
    How can you CONNECT with St. Francis?
    by Cindy Claffey, IWC Committee

    The Invite-Welcome-Connect Committee encourages you to consider how you can connect with St. Francis by joining a ministry or group. Opportunities abound for members, new and old, to get involved with the social, spiritual and service activities of our parish.

    The IWC Committee has published a directory of ministries, which includes short descriptions of many groups within the parish, along with time commitments, contact information, and any training or background expectations. Look for this publication on the Welcome Table and the information table at the top of the steps in the Narthex. Or check out the "Easy Opportunities To Get Involved" section on the Home Page.
    Flowers on the Altar at St. Francis

    Please help support the flower fund by remembering and celebrating people in your lives. It may be someone who is deceased, or someone celebrating a special event. After the 10 am Sunday service, we break down the altar flowers into bouquets that are delivered to those who are sick or need the smiles that flowers bring.

    The flower donation is $50 for a week. Click here for the form to complete (or pick up a form at the back of the church) so we can acknowledge and celebrate your gift and people. For more information, please contact Sheila Rees.