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: 

May the Lord who walks on wounded feet, walk with you to the end of your road;
May the Lord who serves with wounded hands, teach you to serve others;
May the Lord who loves with a wounded heart, help you to love each other;
When you go out, may you see the face of Jesus in everyone you meet, and may everyone you meet see the face of Jesus in you. Amen.

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

    Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation:  Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The Old Testament Lesson (Baruch 5:1-9)

Canticle 4 (The Song of Zechariah)

The Second Lesson (Philippians 1:3-11)

The Holy Gospel  (Luke 3:1-6)

In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness.  He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness:  ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.  Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’”   







Vestry Meeting, 9:30am, library



DOK Christmas Meeting at Edith Therrien’s house

RSVP 863-449-0882 or scheeredithe@gmail.com

12-12 to 12-17

BANNER articles due this week



Christmas decorating, 9:30am



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



Two services: 4pm, 8pm



BANNER folding, 9:30am



ECW meeting, 10:30



Brotherhood of St. Andrew, 12noon

January 15th




Annual Meeting – ONE SERVICE at 9am, followed by breakfast and meeting. PLEASE plan to attend!



50th Anniversary Revival – Orlando (PLEASE SIGN UP)









Church Services:

 Sunday December 16th

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 is December 9, 2018 – 2 Advent

Bible Study – 9:15am (library)



Banner articles due this week!

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

                          1:30pm         Christmas Book Study  (library)


Wed. 12/12            6pm         Evening Prayer


Thu.  12/13            9am         Holy Communion (chapel)

                                      6:45pm         Choir rehearsal

 Sat. 12/15            DOK Christmas Meeting at Edith Therrien’s home

                             RSVP 863-449-0882 or scheeredithe@gmail.com


NEXT SUNDAY:  December 16, 2018 – 3 Advent

Bible Study – 9:15am (parish hall)

Vestry Meeting – 9:30am (library)





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