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 forevermore.  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








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The Collect

 Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations:  Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

The Old Testament Lesson (Jeremiah 31:27-34)

The Psalm (119:97-104)

The Second Lesson (2 Timothy 3:14—4:5)

The Holy Gospel  (Luke 18:1-8)

 Jesus told the disciples a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart.  He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people.  In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Grant me justice against my opponent.’  For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, ‘Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.’”  And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says.  And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night?  Will he delay long in helping them?  I tell you, he will quickly grant justice to them.  And yet, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” 


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The nursery is available during the 10:30 service each Sunday.

It is staffed from 10:30 until the Communion Celebration begins and 

the children are brought into the service.


Timothy and Fion Wong in the nursery.

Our book and CD sales area in the Narthex hallway.















October 16th 2016

22nd Pentecost

Return to 8 am & 10:30 Services  

Holy Communion w/Healing - 9:00 am

**There is a nursery available during the 10:30 service each Sunday.

It is staffed from 10:30 until the Communion Celebration begins and the children are brought into the service.

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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.



NEXT SUNDAY:          October 16, 2016 – 22 Pentecost                          

                   Return to 8am and 10:30am services                



      Monday-Wednesday       (Elizabeth away at Clergy Conference

      Wednesday, 10/19     4:30pm – Bible Study (library)

                                                 6pm – Evening Prayer

      Thursday, 10/20             9am – Holy Communion (chapel)

                                                 6:45 – Choir rehearsal


       Saturday, 10/22          Thrift Store Christmas Sale!


NEXT SUNDAY:          October 23, 2016 – 23 Pentecost                          


          Stewardship Corner… 

When Mary entered the room with the alabaster jar of perfume, Jesus knew that she wanted to use the perfume to anoint Him.  Restraining Mary from such a lavish expression of love might have been in keeping with our Lord’s deep sense of personal humility, but He did not stop her.  It seems that Jesus used this as a teaching moment to focus on giving as a matter of the heart.  Jesus saw in Mary’s heart a depth of love that He wanted His disciples to see, as well as all of us who read her story in Mark 14:3-9.  The disciples focused on what they perceived to be the wasted perfume, whereas Mary’s use of the expensive perfume demonstrated her love and devotion for her Savior.


               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



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