WE ARE THE LIGHT OF CHRIST.
 

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


 

Epiphany Season


A season of four to nine weeks, from the Feast of the Epiphany (Jan. 6) through the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. The length of the season varies according to the date of Easter. The gospel stories of this season describe various events that manifest the divinity of Jesus. The coming of the Magi is celebrated on the Epiphany. The Baptism of our Lord is observed on the Sunday after Epiphany. The gospels for the other Sundays of the Epiphany season describe the wedding at Cana, the calling of the disciples, and various miracles and teachings of Jesus. The Last Sunday after the Epiphany is always devoted to the Transfiguration. Jesus' identity as the Son of God is dramatically revealed in the Transfiguration gospel, as well as the gospel of the baptism of Christ. We are called to respond to Christ in faith through the showings of his divinity recorded in the gospels of the Epiphany season.

 

                                                                                                                                                                             

 



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The Collect


     Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world:  Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and forever.  Amen


The Old Testament Lesson (Isaiah 49:1-7)

The Psalm (40:1-12)

The Second Lesson (1 Corinthians 1:1-9)


The Holy Gospel  (John 1:29-42)


John saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!  This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’  I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel.”  And John testified, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him.  I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’  And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God.”  The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!”  The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus.  When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, “What are you looking for?”  They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?”  He said to them, “Come and see.”  They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with  him that day.  It was about four o’clock in the afternoon.  One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated Anointed).  He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John.  You are to be called “Cephas” (which is translated Peter).    



 
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5 little angels that were baptized into the family of God last Sunday...







 

 

 

The "Trunk or Treat" was a tremendous success, thanks to the folks below and all those who contributed candy and funds making this a great time for the little ones. 



 

 

 




St. Francis Nursery




 

Timothy and Fion Wong in the nursery.




Our book and CD sales area in the Narthex hallway.



 









 

 

 

 

 

            


                                                                      



                




 
Schedule

       

 

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI ANGLICAN EPISCOPAL CHURCH

 

 Church Services

8:00am

 10:30am

  

THURSDAY
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.



 

This week at St. Francis…


 

 

TODAY:     January 15, 2017 – 2 Epiphany – Year A

 


         Tue.  1/17         11:30am – The Story


 

         Wed. 1/18          NO Bible Study today

                                           6pm – Evening Prayer 


 

          Thu. 1/19                9am –  Holy Communion 

                                      6:45pm – Choir rehearsal


 

           Fri.  1/20          1:30pm – SALT:  Guest Speaker:  Parish Nurse Linda Moore

                               What you need to know if you live alone” – tea and sandwiches

                                             Sign up on the Narthex bulletin board


                                             

           Sat. 1/21              10am – DOK meeting



 

NEXT SUNDAY:    January 22, 2017 – 3 Epiphany – Year A

 

 

 

 

 

 

                  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

www.stfrancislpfl.com

 







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