A Scene from the Parish Life of St. Francis

Evensong - October 2014

Music Director Rob Kerman greets well wishers at the evensong celebrating his 18 years at St. Francis

Rector's Message Reports from the Senior and Junior Wardens

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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.

Mark your calendar now for the St. Francis Santa Lucia celebration, Sunday, December 14, 2014, during coffee hour (11:30 am). This is our annual fundraiser for the St. Francis Food Pantry. We look forward to your support for this important community outreach. Isobel Stephen will be this year’s Santa Lucia. We would like to invite all our young ladies from kindergarten through high school to take part in the celebration. Letters with details about participating will be mailed to the families of our girls. If you have questions please contact Carol Thollander.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 25 - 5:30p
It's movie night at St. Francis', featuring "The Wizard of Oz." Join in the fun, wear a costume, and celebrate Halloween early in the Emerald City. Movie snacks, beverages, and sweets will be provided. Pizza can be ordered by the slice for a small cost. If you would like to join in the fun, please call the church office so we can add you to the list.

Sunday, November 16 - 5:00p
Please mark your calendar for Sunday, November 16 (time tba) for a comedy show featuring the incomparable stand up comedian, Will Durst! Called "possibly the best political comic in the country" by The New York Times, and a "modern day Will Rogers" by The Boston Globe, Mr. Durst will keep you laughing with his acerbic, bipartisan political commentary. For tickets, contact Christina Stephen at christinastephen@mac.com. Net proceeds to benefit parish programs and the UCSF Depression Center.