Lenten Reflections

IMAGE: Pope Francis kissing the feet of a Muslim woman

April 17 - Maundy Thursday: Maundy Thursday is also known as Covenant Thursday. The origins of the word Maundy are not clear but may come from the Latin mandatum, meaning to wander or journey. Let us consider the journey travelled by Pope Francis to arrive at a place where he can keep the covenant of Christ and perform this holy act of washing the feet of Muslim woman with the utmost sincerity.

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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 (spoken Eucharist) and 10:00a (choral Eucharist). 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!

St. Lydia's Guild has been granting camperships of $100 each to any child at St. Francis who is planning to go to St. Dorothy's Rest, Bishop's Ranch, or Friends of God (FoG) day camp. The checks are written to the camp with the child's name in the memo line. These checks can be used to help defray the cost of camp or just donated to the camp in the name of the child. If you have a child who is participating this year, please send a written note with the name of the child and the camp he/she is attending to Alice Gates. It takes about 10 - 15 days for the checks to be processed; so, you will need to plan ahead in order to have the check to send in with your application.

The Layette Closet at St. Lukeís Hospital desperately need new clothing for newborn babies. Many of the babies donít even have clothing to go home in. New items needed are ďonesies,Ē shirts, crib and receiving blankets, sweaters, hats, and diapers. Clothing can range from preemie to 9 months. Lotions, soaps, and powders are not accepted. If you wish to participate, bring unwrapped items to church on Mothersí Day, May 11. They will be taken to Pat Taylorís home and she will make sure that they reach St. Lukeís Hospital Auxiliary.

Upcoming Events

Holy Week at St. Francis

Thursday, April 17
Maundy Thursday: 6:00p - Choral Eucharist, Stripping of the Altar, and All Night Watch at Altar of Repose

Friday, April 18
Good Friday: Noon - Good Friday liturgy with Communion from the Reserve Sacrament | 6:00p - Good Friday liturgy with music

Saturday, April 19
Holy Saturday: 9:00a - Morning Prayer | 7:00p - The Great Vigil of Easter

Sunday, April 20
The Resurrection of Our Lord - Easter Day: 8:00a - Eucharist with Hymns | 10:00a - Festival Eucharist with Choir and Instruments | Easter Egg Hunt for 12 yo and younger after the 10:00a service