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 twenty 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: 

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…”







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The Collect

       O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Old Testament Lesson (Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17)

Psalm 127

The Second Lesson (Hebrews 9:24-28)

The Holy Gospel (Mark 12:38-44)

As Jesus taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets!  They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers.  They will receive the greater condemnation.”  He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury.  Many rich people put in large sums.  A poor widow came  and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny.  Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more then all those who are contributing to the treasury.  For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.” 




Saints of the week…

  Nov 11            Martin, Bishop of Tours, 397

  Nov 12            Charles Simeon, Priest, 1836           

  Nov 14            Samuel Seabury, First American Bishop, 1796

  Nov 15            Francis Asbury and George Whitefield, Evangelists, 1816, 1770 

  Nov 16            Margaret, Queen of Scotland, 1093 

  Nov 17            Hugh, and Robert Grosseteste, Bishops of Lincoln, 1200, 1253 




Stewardship Journey for 2019 – November 4 – 18




COVENANT SUNDAY – please bring your pledge card and volunteer sheet to the altar TODAY



Deadline for Vestry Nominations



Christmas Book Study begins – sign up on the bulletin board



Advent decorating



Christmas Decorating



4th Sunday of Advent – ONE SERVICE at 10am in the parish hall









Church Services:

 Sunday November 18th

8 am & 10:30 am 


Holy Communion w/Healing - 9:00 am



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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 November 11, 2018

2019 Stewardship Journey continues 

Bible Study – 9:15am (parish hall)


Tue.  11/13       12 noon        Brotherhood of St. Andrew


Wed. 11/14            6pm          Evening Prayer


Thu.  11/15           9am          Holy Communion (chapel)

                           6:45pm        Choir rehearsal


Sat. 11/17              THANKSGIVING DINNER



NEXT SUNDAY:  November 18, 2018

2019 Stewardship Journey continues – Covenant Sunday  

Bible Study – 9:15am (parish hall)





Welcome Visitors!

It is a delight to have you with us today as we worship Almighty God.  Please make yourself known to the person next to you.  Take home one of the plastic sleeves in the pew; it contains      helpful information about our church and how you can become part of our family.  We also offer gluten-free wafers; just tell the clergy at the altar rail.  Please make sure you fill out a visitor Card in the pew, put it in the offering plate, and sign the Guest Book before you leave.  And thank you for worshipping with us today!


.......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.






                  St. Francis Veterans Table...



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