On December 29, 2019, the Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson presided at her last service at St. Francis.  

She turned the mandatory retirement age of 72 on January 1, 2020.  Elizabeth leaves behind a legacy of love and acceptance that will be carried on by the St. Francis community of believers.  For the next four months, the Rev. Tom Seitz, retired priest from Good Shepherd, Lake Wales, will be priest-in-charge.  

During that time the Search Committee will be doing their job seeking the priest who will become St. Francis’ next rector.  The church will continue with all the programs and events that have become familiar over the years and your “presence” is needed to continue the work God has already begun.  


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The Collect

Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


The Old Testament Lesson (Isaiah 61:10—62:3)

The Psalm (147:13-21)

The Second Lesson (Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7)

The Holy Gospel (John 1:1-18)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. (John testified to him and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’”) From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father’s heart, who has made him known.



                MARK YOUR CALENDAR




Office is closed:  December 23rd – January 2nd


Saturday, 1/11       Sewing Workshop, 1:30 to 5:30pm.  Call Barbara McCarthy for details.

& Sunday, 1/12


Saturday, 1/18       ECW Bunco Fundraiser.  Tickets are on sale after both services

                              and at coffee hour.


Friday, 1/24 &        Diocesan Convention

Saturday, 1/25   


Sunday, 1/26         Annual Meeting Sunday.  Sunday worship at 9am only, followed by

                               breakfast and meeting








Church Services:

8 am & 10:30am

 Sunday January 5th



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…



Office closed until January 2, 2020



                           NEXT SUNDAY:

                 January 5, 2020 – 2 Christmas Year A

             Please welcome your new Interim: Fr. Tom Seitz




St. Francis Veterans Table....




Parish Office (863-465-0051)

43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, Florida 33852




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