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

     Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory 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 (Isaiah 58:9b—14)

The Psalm (103:1-8)

The Second Lesson (Hebrews 12:18-29)

The Holy Gospel  (Luke 13:10-17)

Now Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.  And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years.  She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight.  When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, “Woman, you are set free from your ailment.”  When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God.  But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had cured on the Sabbath, kept saying to the crowd, “There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be cured, and not on the sabbath day.”  But the Lord answered him and said, “You hypocrites!  Does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water?  And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the Sabbath day?”  When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing.



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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.















  Sunday's Summer Service Schedule

Begins May 29th 2016

1 Service only:   10:00am 

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.




TODAY:                    August 21, 2016 – 14 Pentecost



                   (Input for the Banner needs to be in by Thursday!)

        Tuesday, 8/23            11am – DOK to Lake Placid Health Care Center  

        Wednesday, 8/24         6pm – Evening Prayer

        Thursday, 8/25            9am – Holy Communion (chapel)

        Saturday, 8/27           10am – DOK meeting


NEXT SUNDAY:           August 28, 2016 – 15 Pentecost





                 Stewardship Corner… 

As Christian stewards, we serve God out of gratitude for all He’s given us, realizing that it’s not how much we have, but what we do with what we have that is important to God.  In the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30), we find three servants who were entrusted by their master with varying numbers of talents.  The first who got five earned five more; the second who received two earned two more.  The third received only one, and he buried it!  His master called him wicked and lazy.  Knowing that the master is Jesus, what should we be doing with our talents?

On every other Thursday, a group of parishioners cook for the kids at STR8UP.  

        Typically there are around 50 kids waiting to be fed.  

         As their minds and hearts are nourished, so too their bodies! 


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