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Who We Are

 

St. Francis Episcopal Church is blessed in so many ways.

To follow Jesus Christ. Over more than five decades, we have received and developed particular gifts from God. We want to continuously strive to be a community that understands its faith, knows its traditions, and responds.  to need.  We are an active, loving and growing community of people bound together by God’s grace and a desire to the Good News and each other with vitality, imagination and caring, so that people looking for meaning and hope in their lives will be inspired by our life together in Christ.

We also recognize that in a worship community there should be no by-standers. We want to continuously strive to be a community that understands its faith, knows its traditions, and responds to the Good News and each other with vitality, imagination and caring, so that people looking for meaning and hope in their lives will be inspired by our life together in Christ. Only then will we realize the longed-for growth of new and young families, and make possible our desire to sow the seeds of faith into the next generation.

To this end, we seek to strengthen, deepen, and share the following gifts that have become our spiritual foundation and our means to bring others to Christ:

  • The ceremony and beauty of traditional Episcopal liturgies
  • Preaching that is strongly based in scripture and that helps us apply our faith to our daily lives
  • A love of sacred music as part of our worship
  • A commitment to Christian education at all levels, with a lively student ministry
  • A robust outreach ministry that involves our time, talent and financial resources
  • The fellowship and friendships of a caring and strong Christian family

…the combination of your building and your liturgy creates a balance many other parishes don’t have. [Celebrating the traditional] liturgy, in a colonial style church with such light and welcome….There’s a solemnity without somberness at St. Francis. A depth without the weight … It’s as if you are a clean and new world manifestation of all the beauty and complexity of our old world liturgy…. if a picture is worth a thousand words, sitting in that light sanctuary in the colonial style and with a resurrection, rather than a tomb, spirit…well, that does something. a visitor to St. Francis