Worship is the heart of all we do at St. Francis. In worship, we are lifted into God’s presence and hear Jesus’ invitation to become his disciples. Worship is where we offer our lives to God in prayer and find ourselves fed at Christ’s Table. It is through our worship that the Holy Spirit strengthens and empowers us to actively share the love of Jesus Christ with each other, our city, and the world.
All are welcome at St. Francis Church. We hope you will join us often and add your voice to our worship of God in Christ.
Each of our two Sunday services celebrates the Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion, Mass), but each also has its own style and energy. Find which one seems right for you.
Mid-week worship occurs on Wednesday mornings and, for middle- and high-school students, Thursday evenings. Small groups also meet throughout the week for Bible study and to pray for one another.
Sermons help us interpret and relate God’s Word to our daily lives.
Participating in worship. The most important role is to be an active member of the congregation, but for those interested, there are many opportunities to help lead worship.
Sacraments & Pastoral Offices. Baptism and Eucharist are at the center of our life together, but confirmations, weddings and funerals are also important experiences of God’s grace.
Music can transform our worship and take us to an altogether deeper experience of God’s presence in our midst.
Stewardship. Christ calls us to be transformed in our spiritual, physical, relational and financial lives. How might our whole lives praise and honor the God who loves us?
In the Episcopal Church, worship is choreographed. Every person in the congregation — not just the clergy — has lines to speak. The liturgy is a kind of dance. If you’re new to an Anglican service, it may seem as if you’re at a dance where everyone knows the steps but you. Be patient. Chances are, two of the three people nearest you in the pew were once as new to the liturgy as you are. They learned the choreography. At Saint Francis you’ll find the person next to you glad discreetly to assist you in learning the steps, making you feel welcome and at home.
Here’s a resource that may be helpful: What to Expect at an Anglican Church.