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





 

 

                                                                                                                                                                             

 



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The Collect


     O Lord, you have taught us that without love whatever we do is worth nothing:  Send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts your greatest gift, which is love, the true bond of peace and of all virtue, without which whoever lives is accounted dead before you.  Grant this for the sake of your only Son Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.   Amen.


The Old Testament Lesson (Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18)

The Psalm (119:33-40)

The Second Lesson (1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23)


The Holy Gospel  (Matthew 5:38-48)


Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’  But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer.  But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; and if anyone wants to sue you and take your coat, give your cloak as well; and if anyone forces you to go one mile, go also the second mile.  Give to everyone who begs from you, and do not refuse anyone who wants to borrow from you.  You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’  But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous.  For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have?  Do not even the tax collectors do the same?  And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are you doing than others?  Do not even the Gentiles do the same?  Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”    The Gospel of the Lord.   


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







 

 


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:   February 19, 2017 – 7 Epiphany – Year A

                   Blood Pressure Screening

 


             Tue.  2/21            10am – The Story


             Wed. 2/22        4:30pm – Bible Study

                                         6pm – Evening Prayer 


             Thu. 2/23        9am –  Holy Communion 

                                   12 noon – Altar Guild Luncheon (Dock 633)

                                  6:45pm – Choir rehearsal


            Fri. 2/24        12:30pm – SALT (details on next page)


            Sat. 2/25       2pm – ECW High Tea (details on next page)

   

 

 

 NEXT SUNDAY:   February 26, 2017 – Last Epiphany – Year A

                                  2:30pm, Vivaldi’s “Gloria”


 

 

 

 

 

 

                  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