Lenten Reflections

IMAGE: Water droplets on a leaf

March 30 | Water: Color is magnified through dew drops which softly rest on nature's skin. Water balances inside its own shape of drop while waiting for the break of dawn, to be absorbed into the freshness of each breeze. As the day grows longer, the dew drops bow to the evening shadows of night.

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Rector's Message 2014 Christmas Eve Children's Tableaux Information

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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!

Please register your Safeway Club Card, ATM/VISA/MC, Macy's, or Chevron card with eSCRIP. When you use that card to pay for purchases, St. Francis will receive a rebate from the participating stores, which include Payless, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Carl's Jr., Eddie Bauer, Whole Foods Market, and Budget Rent-a-Car just to name a few. You can register for eSCRIP by visiting www.escrip.com Click "members/supporters", click "welcome", and click "sign up". St. Francis ID #3692332. Thank you for your support.

Bishop Marc will be with us for his bi-annual visitation on Sunday May 10th. He is willing to do baptisms, confirmations, receptions, and reaffirmations during the 10am liturgy. If you are interested (13 years of age or older for confirmations), please speak to the Rector as soon as possible.

Upcoming Events

Holy Week Services

April 1, 2015 - 6:15p
Holy Wednesday - Compline

April 2, 2015 - 6:00p
Maundy Thursday - Stripping of the Altar; followed by all-night watch at the Altar of Repose

April 3, 2015 - Noon and 6:00p
Good Friday

April 4, 2015 - 7:00p
The Great Vigil - beginning in the courtyard

April 5, 2015 - 8:00a and 10:00a
Festival of the Resurrection: Easter Day - an Easter Egg Hunt for children follows the 10:00a service

April 11, 2015 - 6:00-8:00p
Relax and get ready to ride the theta waves of a Multi-Gong Sound Bath. As you close your eyes and surrender to the sound waves, Jan will coax the Planetary gongs, crystal and Tibetan bowls, and other instruments into a hypnotic, magical, expanding, relaxing, and sometimes exhilarating journey.

April 12, 2015 - After the 10:00a service
Please be sure to come and help us honor our wonderful graduates at coffee hour on this day: Alessandra Devitt, Katherine Dick, Emily Dwyer and Caroline Fyfe.

April 19, 2015 - 9:30a
Beginning at 9:30am in the kitchen, we will start assembling lunches that will be handed out at Open Cathedral later in the day. Open Cathedral, a Sunday afternoon Eucharist held outdoors near the Civic Center, ministers to a wide variety of people, including those who sleep on our city streets.

May 10, 2015 - 10:00a
Bishop Marc Andrus will be with us for his bi-annual visitation on this day. Please plan to be in church to celebrate his presence in our midst.