We celebrate anglican services using traditional liturgies and music. The bulletin will help you follow along if you are unfamiliar with the liturgy. We LOVE baby & children sounds (happy or not), even during our worship services! You’ll find children’s Bibles in every pew, and our ushers will help your children select books, Busy Bags (with quite activities) and children’s bulletins to help keep children engaged during the service. If you prefer, we do have a nursery just across from the church office in the other building next to the church. Follow the covered walkway and then go UP the stairs. The nursery will be on your left.
For school age children, we have Sunday School after the 9:15 am service. In addition, most weeks, the children also attend a children’s time during part of the service. This allows them some freedom to move, but gets them back into church in time for communion.
Please join us after the 9:15 service for coffee, tea and fellowship in St. Francis Hall.
The role of worship at St. Francis is perfectly exemplified in the words of one of our parishioners:
“The worship of God in the sanctuary is the heart of our parish life. From this center emanates all else that we do. We look for worship services to be reminders of the glory and holiness of God, engaging both our mind and imagination. We look for a rich, reverent liturgy, including music that conveys both the awe and joy of being in the presence of God. The preaching of the Word is crucial for teaching and guiding us and is integral to the larger spiritual purpose of service, which is to lift and inspire those who are present.”
We can best be described as Broad church with a “Classical Anglican” emphasis. We love the beauty and deep spirituality of traditional liturgies, rich, scriptural preaching that educates us, and singing together with our exceptional choir. Our corporate worship, in which all ages participate, connects us with the “community of saints” who have worshiped and sung for hundreds of years, and we find ‘home’ in that. Our Eucharistic services use a mix of Rite One and Rite Two from the Book of Common Prayer and observe the seasons of the church year.