NEWS

See what the St. Francis grounds look like on a normal Spring day.

By St. Francis Episcopal Church | May 22, 2020

The St. Francis grounds provide a beautiful and welcoming outdoor environment for all God’s creatures—including humans. We seek an awareness of God’s presence in fellowship, in silent meditation, and in all the sensual joys of planting and harvesting in the care of creation.

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Weekly Word: May 18-24, 2020

By St. Francis Episcopal Church | May 21, 2020

Disappointment. After watching the numbers for new COVID 19 cases in Bell County ramp right up, in early April, I was exceedingly hopeful since then.  Since the middle of April, Bell County has seen a steady decrease in the number of new cases.  And when our numbers dropped to one or two a day, for…

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Prayers

By St. Francis Episcopal Church | May 4, 2020

Thank you to the Virginia Seminary. A Prayer for a Person Suffering with COVID-19God of healing, God of hope, our souls are hungry for health and happiness. You are the Maker and Keeper of billions of galaxies of stars and planets seething in their violence. You are the delicate fashioner of the hummingbird’s wings and…

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Online Worship

By St. Francis Episcopal Church | May 4, 2020

Our Sunday worship services will be live-streamed on Facebook, each Sunday at 9:30.  For the duration of our time “apart,” we will continue to offer prayers at Noonday, also posted on Facebook. Just a reminder, you do not need a Facebook account to follow along.  Nor do you need to be a very adept user of…

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Weekly Word

By St. Francis Episcopal Church | Apr 29, 2020

Last week, I spoke a bit about Morning Prayer, and how it was really quite different in intent from celebrations of the Eucharist.  I’d like to continue to look at the Daily Office, which is the name for the collection of services which we have, that are really meant to be prayed every day:  Morning…

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Weekly Word

By St. Francis Episcopal Church | Apr 22, 2020

Just a bit more on Morning Prayer.  Since our time of enforced separation from one another is extending, we are fasting, in a sense, from the Eucharist.  And during this time, rediscovering the joys of reading, and digging deeply, into the Word of God.   There are some verses in the Second Song of Isaiah, Canticle…

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Weekly Word

By St. Francis Episcopal Church | Apr 15, 2020

Well, who would have thought…..? I, for one, certainly not.  And I’m a little embarrassed by that.  I certainly was aware of the beginnings.  I just didn’t think that it would play out this way.  And we are going to have to make a bit of a change because of it. When we first began…

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