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Shane McNair
· December 7, 2013
Love my family @ St. Francis. Have always felt welcomed.
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Greening the Church and wrapping gifts for Christmas Families with a Pot Luck Breakfast this coming Sunday at 9:00 am.

Then we will celebrate this season of Advent with Lessons and Carols at 6:00 pm.

Blessing of the Animals is tonight at 6:00! Come with your animal friends and we will be having chili afterwards. Also, don't forget to bring some dog or cat food and old rags for our EYC Animal Care Drive.

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Just a reminder that we will be having Evening Prayer tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. If the weather is nice we will have the service in the memorial garden.

Upcoming for the week of August 19th.
Sunday August 19 - 11:00a.m. Principle Eucharist
Wednesday Aug 22 - 5:30p.m. Evening Prayer
Friday August 25th - 12:12p.m. Eucharist - St. Bartholomew
the Apostle

Check out the new website. www.stfrancis.dioms.org
There are still a few things in the works on the website but it is also an easy way so see the upcoming events on the left hand side.

Tomorrow we will celebrate the virgin mother of our Lord by celebrating the Holy Eucharist at 5:30p.m. All are welcome!

For anyone who is interested, there will be a meeting at 6:00P.M. Monday Night at Crossway. This meeting is for anyone interested in helping to start a meal ministry in Philadelphia.

Stations of the Cross at 5:30p.m. every Wednesday during Lent. Then we will have a simple meal together following the service. All are welcome!

Tomorrow at 5:30 we will be celebrating the life and ministry of St. Brigid, Abbess of Kildare. Please join us for evening prayer. http://forallsaints.wordpress.com/…/brigid-abbess-of-kilda…/

Brigid (also known as Bride), is believed to have been born hear Uinmeras, about five miles from Cell Dara (Kildare) in Leinster, of parents of humble origin who had been baptized by Patrick. She w...
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Tomorrow we will continue our study of the Reformation with the Radical Reformation and the Reformation in Geneva and Zurich. Come and join us at 9:30 for Sunday School and 11:00 for Holy Eucharist!

Check out St. Francis' website on your smartphone by scanning this bar-code! We are in the midst of building our website so it will be changing a great deal over the next few weeks. I will keep you posted!

http://api.qrserver.com/v1/create-qr-code/…

Today at 5:30 we will celebrate the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle. Come and join us!
http://forallsaints.wordpress.com/…/the-conversion-of-sain…/

Paul, or Saul as he was known until he became a Christian, was a Roman citizen, born at Tarsus, in present-day Turkey. He was brought up as a devoted Jew, studying in Jerusalem for a time under Gam...
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Today we celebrate the confession of St Peter the Apostle! come Join us at 5:30!

http://forallsaints.wordpress.com/…/the-confession-of-sain…/

When Simon Bar-Jona confessed, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God,” Jesus responded, “You are Peter, and on this rock will I build my church.” This rough fisherman and his brot...
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The Episcopal Church Welcomes You. No Exceptions.

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Today we remember Julia Chester Emery, missionary of the church. This a great article about her which I commend to you.

http://www.episcopalcafe.com/…/dai…/julia_chester_emery.html

Julia Chester Emery is not the kind of person one expects to meet in a calendar of religious commemorations, in part because of the nature of her accomplishments. Her story does not involve extraordinary feats of courage, neither was she tortured or executed for reason of her faith. She was only twe...
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Interesting Article

Burning frankincense (resin from the Boswellia plant) activates poorly understood ion channels in the brain to alleviate anxiety or depression. This suggests that an entirely new class of depression and anxiety drugs might be right under our noses.
sciencedaily.com

Our Adult Education Class is going to begin a series on The Reformation. Yay for deepening our understanding of church history!