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A Scene from the Parish Life of St. Francis

Santa Lucia 2014

St. Francis celebrates Santa Lucia as a fundraiser for the Food Pantry on the Third Sunday of Advent.

Other scenes of recent activities in the life of St. Francis. (Free slideshow script provided by JavaScript Kit.)

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

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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!

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.

During the coldest months of the year – November, December, and January – Episcopal Community Services and The San Francisco Interfaith Council team up to provide extra shelter beds for San Francisco’s population who usually sleep on the streets. The shelter is hosted at a different venue each month (locations to be announced), and the past few years, the shelter has been extended into February. People from all over the city sign up to cook and serve dinner for the Winter Shelter, and St. Francis’ is teaming up with St. Aidan’s, Holy Innocents, and Trinity+St. Peter’s this year to cook and serve on November 28 and 29, December 27 and 28, and January 31. A sign up will be going out in the next week or two, so be on the look-out for it!

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, December 17 - 6:15p
During Advent, we will gather in the church at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday to share quiet prayer and say the service of Compline together.

Saturday, December 20 - 4:00p
Walking the labyrinth during the chaotic month of December is the perfect antidote to the chaos! Join us as we step, pray, and ground ourselves in this style of walking meditation on the church courtyard. Iris Clayter will provide the background music on her harp. What a perfect way to focus on finishing Advent and moving into Christmastide.

Sunday, December 21 - after the 10:00a service
We will head down to the 19th Avenue Nursing Home after church to sing Christmas carols while the residents eat lunch. This is a wonderful event in every way. The residents enjoy listening, and we are uplifted by the chance to sing songs that are familiar and comforting. All ages and abilities welcome!

Wednesday, December 24 - 5:30p
All children are welcome to participate in the Christmas Eve Eucharist with Children's Tableaux. No advance preparation is required - just come, get a costume, and join in. Contact the office for more details.

Wednesday, December 24 - 10:30p
Join us for Christmas Eve Midnight Mass. Christmas music for choir and orchestra, as well as traditional carols and hymns by the congregation. The instrumental ensemble will play A Nativity Suite by Wilbur Held as a prelude to the service.