EMBRACING ENCOURAGING EMPOWERING
Whether you are just visiting, curious about Christianity, looking for a church home,
or searching for a community that will embrace you as you are, we welcome you to St. Francis Episcopal Church.
At St. Francis we provide a safe haven and embrace a loving life in Christ.
We invite all, nurture spiritual growth, worship God and serve the world.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that God loves you – no exceptions.
the Holy Scriptures are the revealed word of God, which inspired the human authors of the Scripture, and which is interpreted by the Church under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
the Nicene Creed is the basic statement of our belief about God.
the two great sacraments given by Christ to the Church are Baptism and the Holy Eucharist.
The teachings and beliefs of the Episcopal Church are articulated in an
"Outline of the Faith" in our Book of Common Prayer
We Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As constituent members of the Anglican Communion in the United States, we are descendants of and partners with the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and are part of the third largest group of Christians in the world.
We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world.
We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being; women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people in our church.
HOW WE WORSHIP
Ushers will greet you and provide a worship bulletin and hymnal.
The bulletin will list the everything you need to follow during the worship service,
including the prayers and songs.
Children’s Chapel and Nursery are available during the 10:30 service.
The service is in two parts: the liturgy of the Word, during which lessons from the
Old and New Testament are read, a Psalm may be said or sung and the liturgy of the Table,
during which bread and wine are consecrated for the Holy Communion.
All baptized individuals are welcome to receive Communion.
If you do not wish to receive Communion, simply cross your arms across your chest as you approach the altar to receive a blessing instead.
Fellowship and refreshments are offered immediately after the 10:30 service.