Saint Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church



1 St. Francis Drive - Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561
            www.stfrancisgulfbreeze.org             

Events and News

SUMMERTIME FUN!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 28TH


Our next fantastic Trivia Night Fundraiser will be on Friday, August 28th at 6:30 p.m. Mark your calendars now and start getting your teams of 8 together! We have space for 12 teams of 8 people each. The cost is $20 per person or $160 a table. Beer, wine and soda will be served as part of your entry fee. Each team gets together on what food to bring "potluck style" for their table to munch on during the evening. We are also gathering together some incredible prizes for our raffle drawings. If you own a business, know a business or have a friend who would be interested in donating something, please let us know or arrange for the donation on your own.

Download a flyer with all the details here.

 You can also call Julie at 850-501-5851 with questions.
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ST. FRANCIS MINISTRY FAIR - SEPTEMBER 13TH

We are having a Ministry Fair on Sunday, September 13th in the Parish Hall after the service. Come learn about the numerous ways you can participate in ministering to your fellow parishioners and the surrounding community. Information will be sent to the point-of-contact of our various ministry programs in the coming weeks to provide details for this wonderful event.
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PASTORAL CARE TEAM
 

If you feel called by God to do more at St. Francis and want to reach out to other parishioners and our community, the Pastoral Care Team is the place for you. Those who wish to be Licensed Eucharistic Ministers, Visitors or serve in other capacities, please talk to Fr. Tim. Also, we will have a training workshop on Saturday August 22nd where all team members will be together and prepare for this important Ministry.
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WORSHIP


At St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, our Sunday mornings begin with Adult Sunday School in the Conference Room at 9:00 a.m.
Worship is at 10:00 a.m. with Nursery provided.

We utilize both Rite One and Rite Two Holy Eucharist, with organ and choir. Refreshments and conversation take place after the service in the Parish Hall.

The Holy Eucharist is also celebrated
at Noon every Wednesday.
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ST. FRANCIS ACTIVITIES

Adult Sunday School
Meets Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
in the Conference Room.

Children’s Sunday School
Resumes Sunday, August 16th at 9:30 a.m.

Women’s Bible Study

Meets at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room
on Tuesdays.

Women of St. Francis (WOSF) Luncheon
Takes place the second Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. All ladies are invited.
Please bring a little something to share.

Hospice Card Crafters

Meet the first Wednesday of each month at
10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room.
No experience needed.

Monthly Parish Suppers
This month’s Parish Supper is on August 26th. Please bring a covered dish, vegetable, salad, bread or dessert to share. And, grab something from your pantry for the Interfaith Ministries food basket.

Adult Choir Rehearsal
Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. in the Choir Loft.

Senior Moment Café
Meets Fridays in the Great Room
from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

St. Francis Book Club
Meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m.
in the Library.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
 
Meets the second Friday of each month
at 1:30 p.m. in the Great Room.
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To find out about AA and other groups,
please call the Parish Office at
850-932-2861 weekdays, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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THE MAKING OF A BISHOP

On Saturday, July 25, 2015, the Mobile Expo Hall at the Civic Center was bathed in red. Approximately 1,600 people from around our Diocese witnessed the consecration of our fourth bishop. The service was amazing and exceeded any preconceived expectations. Bishop Kee Sloan of The Diocese of Alabama preached a funny yet inspiring sermon.

Choirs sang a mix of classic hymns and Christian folks songs. Nationally-known artist Fran McKendree played the guitar and the music program also featured a children's choir comprised of young people from churches around the diocese.

I, along with John Griffing , represented St Francis, Gulf Breeze in an opening procession that involved more than one hundred people. It was an honor and a privilege to walk beside our parish's banner. I also carried a flask of water gathered from the Gulf of Mexico on Pensacola Beach and added it to the baptismal font when we passed by with the banner. There are no words to describe the holiness of the entire service!

Even though I knew that Russell would be our next Bishop, when various people presented him with signs, symbols and vestments, which are those of a bishop, I felt my eyes water with pride. I am certain that Russell is called by God to serve as our Fourth Bishop, and
I look forward to what will happen in the future
of our Diocese.
          
                                                       Sarah McCarren
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ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED

in preparation for upcoming training of worship assistants, we’d like to identify anyone who is interested in serving in the altar party or as a lector, usher, etc. We would welcome you into these ministries. We schedule on a monthly basis and do our best to take into consideration personal schedules.

Please contact Averette at
averette1222@yahoo.com to give you more
information and answer questions.
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  SAVE THE DATE
AUGUST 15, 2015

50th Annual Pilgrimage to Hayneville, AL
Charter Bus, Vanpools and Carpools
are forming now

The charter bus costs $44 per person and leaves at 7:00 a.m. from Christ Church on the 15th and returns by approximately 6:00 p.m. Contact Joe McDaniel at 415-225-9066 or mcdanieljoe43@yahoo.com. The deadline for charter bus payment is August 1st.

Presiding Bishop-Elect Michael Curry
to deliver the Main Address

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