Saint Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church



1 St. Francis Drive - Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561
            www.stfrancisgulfbreeze.org             
Lent 2020
LENTON SUPPER SERIES

 Living as a Christian in the Year 2020 

Wednesday evenings 5:30-7:15 p.m.
 March 4th – April 1st 

We begin our time together at 5:30 p.m.
with evening prayer followed by 
soup, salad, & program. 

There will not be a Lenten series during Holy Week before Easter. 

Topic for Lenten Supper Series: 
Signs of Life - Why Church Matters 

Light    Water    Food    Shelter    Community 

The Society of Saint John the Evangelist| Virginia Theological Seminary| The Way of Love 

Worship engages what we most deeply value and need, and has the power to transform our lives. Facilitated by Fr. Tim, join the Brothers of Saint John the Evangelist through a video-based program that invites us into conversation with the brothers as they reflect on the “signs” of Christian calling that we see in our church buildings, liturgies, and our own lives. Following the weekly video, we will join in small group conversation as we explore the signs and symbols at the heart of Christian worship: Light, Water, Food, Shelter, and Community. 

In addition to the videos, there is an accompanying daily calendar that connects the Signs to “The Way of Love” and a “reader” companion developed through Virginia Theological Seminary on each of the five signs. Participants will receive a copy of each as desired. If you are unable to attend the Wednesday evening programs, please inform Fr. Tim to receive the accompanying material as this course can also be followed at home and on your own time. If you would like to attend and would benefit from transportation due to evening driving hours or whatever the reason, please contact Fr. Tim in the office. 

For additional information or background material, please visit www.signsoflife.org for: Daily Practice, Weekly Video, Small Group Guide, Weekly Forum, Podcast. 

  
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TAIZE

2020 TAIZÉ IN THE ATRIUM LENTEN SERIES 

For the seventh consecutive year, the St. Francis Taizé Ensemble will present a Taizé service during Lent. The services will be held in the Atrium at 5 p.m. on Saturday evenings: March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4.

 Taizé is a form of worship that encourages contemplative thought by alternating brief interludes of music, repetitive prayer, silence and meditation. Taizé is intended to be brief (30 minutes) and deeply inspirational. 

The service draws its strength from the simple, powerful phrases used to aid in meditation. The music is unpretentious. The songs resemble chants more than complex songs. This simplicity allows participants to focus on the spiritual meaning of the music. The services will feature the St. Francis Taizé Ensemble led by Cathy Griffing and guest musicians from our parish and the community. 

Taizé is held in the church Atrium which looks out on the serenely beautiful Gardens of St. Clare, which enhance the spiritual effect of the service. When the service ends, attendees leave with a sense of renewal and revitalization. 
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We will not have lay persons leading Stations of the Cross this year. However, if you wish to “Walk the Way of the Cross” individually or as a group, please stop by the office and pick up our illustrated Stations of the Cross booklet to assist you on your journey from station to station
in the church

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