Saint Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church



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

Events and News


DO YOU WISH TO SERVE
ON THE ST. FRANCIS VESTRY?
If you do, please submit to Chris in the Parish Office a bio describing how many years you have been at St. Francis and what you have been involved in, as well as your general background history by MONDAY, OCTOBER 29.

Additional information regarding what it means to be
a Vestry member can be found on the bulletin board
in the hallway.
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The laying on of hands has been a symbol of conveying God’s essence from ancient times to present and this gift of healing is among those received from God, a practice commonly used throughout the New Testament. Anointing provides a vivid, sacramental expression of God’s love in time of illness and troubles. The next healing service is on Saturday, November 17th from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: 


                       November 17    December 18 

All services are on Saturday
and everyone is invited to attend.

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Bishop Russell Kendrick's Annual Visit
to St. Francis

On Sunday, September 26, Jay Smith, Hannah Grimley, Allison Hild, Alex Hild, Jim Lewis, and Brad Wilson received Confirmation, the sacramental rite in which one expresses a mature commitment to Christ, and received strength from the Holy Spirit through prayers and the laying on of hands by Bishop Russell Kendrick. At the same time, Lucy Daniel reaffirmed her baptismal vows to Bishop Russell Kendrick and the parish.

Samantha Smith and Ellie Strickland
carrying Bishop Kendrick's crozier.

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SAVE THE DATE
November 3, 8 a.m.- Noon

It is time to break out the yard tools and feather dusters again to spruce up the garden, and inside the church for the upcoming holiday season. Now that the hottest weather is over, join us, and we can get a lot done together!

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St. Francis will be participating in Caring and Sharing's Food Drive in November as well as The Giving Tree (Angel Tree) in December. If your family, or if you know of a family that could use a helping hand this holiday season, the following dates are important to register to receive these benefits.

October 20 & 21, 2 - 4 p.m.
October 22, 5 - 8 p.m.

One of these registration events must be attended to qualify for benefits. There are several items required to complete registration:
- Photo ID for all adults and birth certificates for all children (for age verification only)
- Letter of eligibility for Food Stamps from DCF (if applicable)
- Proof of residence (must live in Santa Rosa County and have a Navarre or Gulf Breeze street address)
- Most recent rent/mortgage receipt

Benefits include the Thanksgiving and Christmas food drive and Christmas Giving Tree.

SUNDAY WORSHIP


At St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, our Sunday mornings begin at 9:00 a.m. with Adult Christian Education (see details below) and
Children's Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. in the
Sunday School classroom.

Worship is at 10 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 service of the Holy Eucharist is celebrated two times every week – Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at noon. The Wednesday Eucharist is a wonderful, intimate opportunity to refill our spiritual cup in worship with one another for our Lord. 

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ST. FRANCIS ACTIVITIES


Tuesday Women's Bible Study
All women are encouraged to come Tuesday
mornings at 9:45 a.m. in the Conference Room. 

Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
The ECW's Monthly Business Meeting is on the
second Saturday of each month at 9 a.m.
in the Parish Hall. All St. Francis women are welcome.


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 Supper

This month's Parish Supper is on Wednesday,
October 24th at 6:00 p.m.
Please bring a dish to share and join your fellow parishioners for supper. 


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

Tai Chi for Seniors

Free Tai Chi classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays 

in the Atrium at 9:15 a.m.


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

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

Needle Work Ministry (Prayer Shawl Guild)
resumes on September 14 at 1:30 p.m.
in the Great Room (aka the Youth 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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IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS
AT ST. FRANCIS

SUNDAY OCTOBER 21, 2018
2019 Stewardship Campaign Kickoff

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Church Work Day 8 a.m. to noon

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2018
Parish Budget Meeting

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018
Annual Parish Meeting

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SOMETHING NEW -
LET'S GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER


How much do we really know about each other? In my eight years at St. Francis, I have heard many stories from parishioners and thought how much fun it would be to share their stories with others. Beginning in November, we will feature one parishioner who will share some of their "story" with us. Space will be limited to one column, so while the stories may be only a snippet or condensed version, it will be an opportunity to learn something new about each other.

Please accept my invitation when I call and ask you to share your story. Or, letter yet, call me and volunteer!

                                              Chris Miller
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