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A Scene from the Parish Life of St. Francis

Items in waiting for the September Jumble Sale

Donations are pouring in for the Parish Jumble Sale on September 13, 2014.

Rector's Message Reports from the Senior and Junior Wardens

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Announcements

Welcome to the web site for St. Francis' Episcopal Church in San Francisco. We invite you to join us for Sunday worship at 8:00a Eucharist (without music) and 10:00a Eucharist with hymns and organ (during the summer). Visitors are always welcome, and we make a special effort to make your visit with us enjoyable.

The St. Francis Office is open Monday through Friday. Office hours are from 10-12 and 1-5, Monday through Thursday, and 10-12 and 1-3 on Friday.

Every second Wednesday of the month, a handful of us gather at Laguna Honda Hospital to celebrate the Eucharist with some of the residents. Our volunteers go onto the various patients' floors to bring residents down for the service, and afterwards, return them to their rooms. We would love to have a few more volunteers to help with this beautiful ministry. Ed Splichal, Bill and Fran Rounds, Anita Jackson, Mary Beth Paul, Christina Stephen, and Jim French are our active volunteers. If you would like to know more about this ministry, ask one of the volunteers, or speak with the Rector. We welcome your questions!

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 9 - Noon
Have Lunch with the Rector. Bring your lunch to the Guild Hall and enjoy conversation with the rector.

Saturday, September 13
Join us for the Parish Jumble Sale, featuring antiques, works of art, collectibles, and upscale household and clothing items. The event will include take-away food and fun things for kids to do. A jumble sale publicity flyer for you to share or post is available in PDF format.

Friday, September 19 - 6:30p
Join us for an evening Labyrinth Walk as we mark the Autumnal Equinox and give thanks for the gift of Godís creation while walking the spiral of our courtyard labyrinth. Iris Clayter will play the harp as we walk.

Friday, September 26 to Sunday, September 28
This is the weekend for our Annual Parish Retreat at the Bishop's Ranch. Once again we are sharing the weekend with St. Aidanís Parish.

Friday, October 3 - 6:00p
Neighborhood Blessing of the Animals on the Courtyard. Please spread the word! This is especially for those who are not necessarily church goers, but would like to have their animals blessed. Followed by a Eucharist at 6:30p and then sparklers and a picnic on the courtyard (please bring food to share and lawn chairs for comfortable seating).

Saturday, October 4 - 10:00a
Our parish is the host site for a diocesan gathering, ďAn Instrument of Peace Working to End the Plague of Gun Violence,Ē sponsored by the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, the Task Force for Action Against Gun Violence, and the San Francisco Organizing Project. This event will include speakers and a procession to the Bufano St. Francisí statue at City College.

Sunday, October 5 - 10:00a
St. Francis Sunday. Join us to celebrate our patronal feast day with a family service at 10:00a with a childrenís sermon and a Blessing of the Animals. Animals are welcome atthe 10:00a service.