Saint Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church



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

Events and News

ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM 

9 a.m. (Parish Hall) 

April 8 – May 6 

Embracing a Life of Meaning: Discovering What Matters 

With Kathleen Norris (DVD) 

convened by Rev. Tim Backus 

Join us beginning this Sunday, April 8, for a 5- week program using a DVD presentation with discussion from best-selling author Kathleen Norris. The focus of the series is exploring “what matters most” on our walk with Christ. 

The five sessions, which will be presented in weekly succession, are as follows: 

1) Belief Matters 

2) The Bible Matters 

3) Community Matters 

4) Place Matters 

5) We Matter 

As a group, we will have the opportunity to hear Kathleen Norris give a presentation on the specified topic via DVD, hear from others as they discuss the topic through the format of filmed discussion, and delve into open conversation together. 

- Endorsed by Fr. Richard Rohr, ‘At the heart of our problem is a major “crisis of meaning.” Kathleen Norris is one of those masterful teachers who helps us rebuild our foundation. 


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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 services are scheduled on the following Saturday’s from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: 

     April 14       May 12   June 16       July 14   August 18         September 15     October13   November 17  December 18 

All are welcome. 

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MAY 25TH!

SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR FUN-FILLED
ST. FRANCIS TRIVIA NIGHT!

SAVE THE DATE for another fabulous Trivia Night. Mark your calendars and plan to attend this exciting event!
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and Trivia starts at 7 p.m. 


Call Chris in the Parish Office to reserve your seat, or an entire table of 8! Download the flier for more information.

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ECW (Episcopal Church Women) NEWS

SPRING SCARF WORKSHOP - Saturday, April 14 

$10 for the first scarf and $3 for each additional scarf. Look for the sign-up sheet on the Parish Hall bulletin board. The workshop begins after the  9:00 a.m. ECW meeting. Beverages will be provided. 


JAZZ LUNCHEON - Saturday, May 19, 11 a.m. 

ECW of St. Francis are having a Jazz Luncheon featuring jazz singer Ellen Vinson with her pianist Bobby Van Deusen. Ellen and Bobby are well known local musicians and have performed at many venues including special dinners at Jackson’s Steakhouse. Ellen is donating her time and talent for this event. 

The luncheon will be catered and tickets are $25.00 ($20.00 for ladies age 75 or older). This event is open to all women. Please plan on attending, bringing friends, and telling others about this unique opportunity. 


COLLECTIBLES AND MORE SALE  - Save the date!

Friday August 24 at 6 p.m. Pre-Sale Wine and Cheese Saturday August 25th, 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. 

Please bring your donations to the church—we appreciate everyone’s support. Looking forward to another successful fundraiser. Please contact Beth Cyr at 850-449-1444. 


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 10 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 Suppers and Forums

Our monthly supper this month is on Wednesday, April 25th at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall.


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

Tai Chi Classes for Seniors

Free Tai Chi classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays 

in the Atrium. There will not be a Tai Chi class on April 11, but a new eight-week session begins on April 16. 


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.

If you would like to read and discuss any of the books please join us at 2 p.m. the third Monday of most months. We will post our meetings on the bulletin board in the hall. 

April 16 

A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW: A NOVEL 

by Amor Towles 

May 28 and June 18 

WRESTLING WITH ANGELS-WHAT GENESIS TEACHES US ABOUT SPIRITUAL IDENTITY, SEXUALITY AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS 

by Naomi H. Rosenblatt and Joshua Horowitz 

Summer Books – Dates TBD 

THE NINTH HOUR-A NOVEL 

by Alice McDermott 

LISTENING FOR THE HEARTBEAT OF GOD: 

A CELTIC SPIRITUALITY 

by J. Philip Newell 


Needle Work Ministry (Prayer Shawl Guild)
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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TRIVIA NIGHTMay2018.pdf
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  TREASURER’S REPORT
  (As of FEBRUARY 28, 2018)

February’s total income was $27,561 and Expenses were $22,748, resulting in Net Income of $4,781. For the first two months of the year, Pledge Offerings are $47,515; $7,001 over budget, and Open Plate Offerings are $4,568; $466 over budget. Expenses are $46,432; $1,092 under budget. 

The February Financial Statements are posted on the Bulletin Board for your review.


Let me know if you have questions, and let Chris know if you would like a copy of the financials.
 


Leon Mayberry, Treasurer
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If you forgot to bring in your little blue boxes and envelopes, it's not too late! Bring them on any Sunday or drop them off in the Parish Office. Thank you!!

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STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY IS EVERY SUNDAY

 

   It is never too late to turn in a pledge card. 
  Your church needs and deserves your support.
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