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 for evermore.  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

       Gracious and heavenly Father, we pray for Your blessings as we examine the purpose You have for each of our lives.  Empower us, Lord, to be faithful to our calling.  Teach us to fix our eyes on You so that we will not be deterred in our serving and witnessing.  Mold us into the people that You want us to be.  In Your name we pray.  Amen

The Old Testament Lesson (Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20)

The Psalm (19)

The Second Lesson (Philippians 3:4b-14)

The Holy Gospel  (Matthew 21:33-46)

Jesus said, “Listen to another parable.  There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower.  Then he leased it to tenants and went to another country.  When the harvest time had come, he sent his slaves to the tenants to collect his produce.  But the tenants seized his slaves and beat one, killed another, and stoned another.  Again he sent other slaves, more than the first; and they treated them in the same way.  Finally he sent his son to them, saying ‘They will respect my son.’  But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him and get his inheritance.’  So they seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him.  Now when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?”  They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death, and lease the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the produce at the harvest time.”  Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the scriptures:  ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’ doing, and it is amazing in our eyes’?  Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that produces the fruits of the kingdom.  The one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and it will crush anyone on whom it falls.”  When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they realized that he was speaking about them.  They wanted to arrest him, but they feared the crowds, because they regarded him as a prophet.



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

















Church Services: 8 am & 10:30 am 

Holy Communion w/Healing - 9:00 am


SUNDAY OCTOBER 15th 2017 We Returned to Two Services 8:00am & 10:30am




News / Events




TODAY: 19 Pentecost – October 15, 2017

Join us for coffee at 9:15am 


Mon. 10/16              Banner articles should be in today!

Tue. 10/17        2pm                The Story (bible video/discussion, Chap. 5—6 

                                                     (Book is available in the Book Nook for $6)

Wed. 10/18      4:30pm         Bible Study: 

                                                 Topic:  Aren’t All Religions Basically the Same?            

                          6pm               Evening Prayer

Thu.  10/19    9am               Holy Communion (chapel)

                     6:45pm         Choir Rehearsa

 Fri. 10/20        1pm               SALT – A fall theme – There is a planned menu.

                              Please sign up on the Narthex bulletin board


         Sat. 10/21        3pm               Memorial:  John Ewen

NEXT SUNDAY:  20 Pentecost – October 22, 2017

Join us for coffee at 9:15am 

Confirmation Meeting at 9:30am in the library




 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:                    October 2, 2016 – 20 Pentecost                   

                                       Guest Celebrant & Preacher: 

The Rev. Deke Miller, Director of Camp Wingmann



(Tuesday—Thursday    The office will be closed in the afternoon this week)

Wednesday, 10/5      4:30am – Bible Study (library)

                                              NO Evening Prayer (David away)

 Thursday, 10/6         NO Communion today

                                            9:30am – ECW Board Meeting

                                          10:30am – ECW resumes.   Please sign up on the Narthex

                                                              bulletin board.  Lunch will be provided.  Come

                                                              with planning ideas for the coming year, and

                                                               please wear your name tags!

                                            6:45pm – Choir Rehearsal     



NEXT SUNDAY:      October 8, 2016 – 21 Pentecost                  

                                       Guest Officiant & Preacher: 

                                        The Rev. Dn. Rose Sapp






.......and always remember the homeless, the hungry, the lost, those who are being persecuted for their faith, and those in the military, especially those recognized on our military display… thanking God for his many blessings.




ONE SERVICE AT 10am through the summer beginning May 28th 2017. 


Please sign up on the bulletin board for our small summer coffee hour at 9am.

We will return to two services on October 1st.





                  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