In the News

Growing in God’s Grace

St. Francis is growing! Just one year into the life of Potomac Parish under the leadership and inspiration of our new Rector, we see signs of growth all around: thought-provoking sermons and forums to deepen our relationship with Christ; many opportunities to use our time and talents in Christ’s name; and new families joining our church family. We are truly Read More

Father Mark Michael’s Installation Service

                      On January 8, 2017, Father Mark Michael was installed as the 6th rector, or head, of St. Francis Church.  The Right Reverend Mariann Budde, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, DC, celebrated the service, joined by esteemed colleagues of Father Mark’s from all walks of his religious life. Read More

Lenten Series

Generations:  The Eternal Gospel in a New Generation Our very own seminarian, Taylor Devine, has designed a special series of adult forums for the Lenten season.  Beginning March 5 with “‘All Things to All Men:’ Mission Strategy in St. Paul’s Time and Our Own” and ending April 2 with “Conversations on Sharing Our Faith,” special topics will be addressed each Read More

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Youth Group Host Dinner The  St. Francis Youth Group will host St. Francis’ annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 28th from 6-8 pm in St. Francis Hall.  Funds raised from this activity are used to help underwrite the Youth Group’s annual mission trip.  We will be serving Pancakes (of course), along with bacon, sausage, applesauce and other delectable Read More

Christmas Eve

THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY If your heart catches at what we celebrate on Christmas Eve, if you sing with the heavenly host and you hear in your deepest heart what the shepherds heard and you rejoice to celebrate what Christians around the world rejoice to celebrate with you this Read More


St. Francis is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, which includes the District of Columbia and Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties in Maryland. Under the leadership of the Right Reverend Mariann Edgar Budde, the diocese has claimed that its first priority is the renewal and revitalization of our congregations and core ministries, in service to Christ’s Read More