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A Scene from the Parish Life of St. Francis

Items in waiting for the September Jumble Sale

The Parish Rummage Sale was a great success!! Now off to Bishop's Ranch to recover.

Rector's Message Reports from the Senior and Junior Wardens

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Announcements

Welcome to the web site for St. Francis' Episcopal Church in San Francisco. We invite you to join us for Sunday worship at 8:00a Eucharist (without music) and 10:00a Eucharist with hymns and organ (during the summer). Visitors are always welcome, and we make a special effort to make your visit with us enjoyable.

The St. Francis Office is open Monday through Friday. Office hours are from 10-12 and 1-5, Monday through Thursday, and 10-12 and 1-3 on Friday.

Every second Wednesday of the month, a handful of us gather at Laguna Honda Hospital to celebrate the Eucharist with some of the residents. Our volunteers go onto the various patients' floors to bring residents down for the service, and afterwards, return them to their rooms. We would love to have a few more volunteers to help with this beautiful ministry. Ed Splichal, Bill and Fran Rounds, Anita Jackson, Mary Beth Paul, Christina Stephen, and Jim French are our active volunteers. If you would like to know more about this ministry, ask one of the volunteers, or speak with the Rector. We welcome your questions!

Please register your Safeway Club Card, ATM/VISA/MC, Macy's, or Chevron card with eSCRIP. When you use that card to pay for purchases, St. Francis will receive a rebate from the participating stores, which include Payless, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Carl's Jr., Eddie Bauer, Whole Foods Market, and Budget Rent-a-Car just to name a few. You can register for eSCRIP by visiting www.escrip.com Click "members/supporters", click "welcome", and click "sign up". Re-registration information for current members: You must RENEW your annual membership by November 1, 2014 by visiting www.escrip.com, click "members/supporters", click "myescrip". St. Francis ID #3692332. Thank you for your support.

Upcoming Events

Friday, September 26 to Sunday, September 28
This is the weekend for our Annual Parish Retreat at the Bishop's Ranch. Once again we are sharing the weekend with St. Aidan’s Parish.

Friday, October 3 - 6:00p
Neighborhood Blessing of the Animals on the Courtyard. Please spread the word! This is especially for those who are not necessarily church goers, but would like to have their animals blessed. Followed by a Eucharist at 6:30p and then sparklers and a picnic on the courtyard (please bring food to share and lawn chairs for comfortable seating).

Saturday, October 4 - 10:00a
Our parish is the host site for a diocesan gathering, “An Instrument of Peace Working to End the Plague of Gun Violence,” sponsored by the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, the Task Force for Action Against Gun Violence, and the San Francisco Organizing Project. This event will include speakers and a procession to the Bufano St. Francis’ statue at City College.

Sunday, October 5 - 10:00a
St. Francis Sunday. Join us to celebrate our patronal feast day with a family service at 10:00a with a children’s sermon and a Blessing of the Animals. Animals are welcome atthe 10:00a service.

Sunday, October 12 - 5:30p
Join us for Choral Evensong for the 18th Sunday after Pentecost. Music for choir, organ, and harp, featuring music by Soler, Pitman, Dyson, Faure, Phillips, and Grandjany. A festive reception celebrating Music Director Rob Kerman's 18th year at St. Francis' follows this hour-long service.