Saint Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church

1 St. Francis Drive - Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561

Events and News


DECEMBER 16, 2018 

After our festive service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 16, we are celebrating the season with a Pre-Christmas brunch in the parish hall. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board or you can just bring a favorite Christmas treat to share. Let’s all meet together after the service on the 16th and share a meal with our entire St. Francis family. 


Lessons and Carols  - 12/16/18 at 10 a.m. 

Christmas Eve Service  - 12/24/18 at 5:45 p.m. 

Please join us Sunday, 12/16/18 at 10 a.m. for our annual Lessons and Carols service. This beautiful service consists of readings, hymns, and anthems to celebrate the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

We will also offer special music at the Christmas Eve service. The choir will begin singing at 5:45 p.m. with the service starting at 6 p.m.. We will have a guest soloist and flautist joining the choir on several anthems and hymns. Come join us as we sing some of our favorite Christmas carols. 

Thank you for your support of the music ministry at St. Francis. 

With a song in my heart, 

Cathy Griffing 




Bryan and Anna Lucas are renewing their wedding vows!
10 a.m., Saturday, December 22nd at St. Francis.
All St. Francis parishioners are invited.
Potluck reception to follow in the Parish Hall.


The 2019 new Vestry members are:

Kim Giryluk

Kim Grimley

The 48th Annual Convention of the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast will be held Thursday, February 14 to Saturday, February 16 at St. James Episcopal Church in Fairhope, Alabama. Our three delegates to the convention are Leon Mayberry, Herb Woll and Ann Woll.

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, December 15, at 10 a.m. and everyone is invited to attend.



At St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, our Sunday mornings begin at 9:00 a.m. with Adult Christian Education in the conference room, 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. 


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.
The next meeting is on Saturday, November 7th at noon.

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

There will not be a parish supper in December, however, please plan to attend our Pre-Christmas brunch after the Lessons & Carols service on December 16.

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)
The St. Francis Prayer Shawl Ministry now has six participants. This year they have distributed 22 shawls, 1 baby blanket, 87 baby caps, 80 adult/big kid hats, and 28 scarves. They have been busy spreading the love!


 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.

Parish Supper Schedule

2018 - 2019 

December 26, 2018 


January 23, 2019 

Life on the West Florida Piney Wood Frontier 

Speaker: Dr. Brian Rucker, Pensacola State College 

February 27, 2019 

Update on City of Gulf Breeze & New Bay Bridge 

Speaker: Samantha Abell, Manager, City of Gulf Breeze 

March 24, 2019 


April 24, 2019 

Stone Age Solutions to Modern Problems: 

Lessons from our Ancestors for Handling Stress 

Speaker: Ms. Lisa Sims, PSC 

May 22, 2019 

Dangerous Scams & Frauds Targeting Seniors 

Speaker: Stephen Rome, AARP 

June 26, 2019 

The History of Protestant Churches in Pensacola 

Speaker: John Appleyard, Historian 

Questions? Contact Leo at 



Thank you to everyone who sponsored an Angel from our Angel Tree! Your generosity will make a child's Christmas merrier this year. Gifts and financial donations are due by Sunday, December 9 and all will be delivered on Monday, December 10.