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May the world experience a Holy Peace as we celebrate yet again, the birth of God’s presence among us.
Have a blessed New Year!
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The Rev. Claudia Smith Rector St. Francis by the Sea

The Rev. Claudia Smith
Rector St. Francis by the Sea

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The February 19th Sunday Sermon as well as the Full Service for You!

The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea  Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith on February 19, 2017:The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea  Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith on February 19, 2017:

The Saint Francis by the Sea Full 10 am service on February 19, 2017, the Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany:

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The February 12th Sunday Sermon for You!

The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea  Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith on February 12, 2017:

Note: Due to technical difficulty, there is no complete Service this Sunday. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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The Feb. 5th Sunday Sermon as well as the Full Service for You!

The Saint Francis by the Sea Full 10 am service on February 5, 2017, the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany:

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea  Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith on February 5, 2017:

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The January 29th Sunday Sermon as well as the Full Service for You!

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea  Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith on January 29, 2017:

The Saint Francis by the Sea Full 10 am service on January 29, 2017, the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany:

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The January 22nd Sermon as well as the Full Service for You!

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea  Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith on January 22, 2017:

The Saint Francis by the Sea Full 10 am service on January 22, 2017, the Second Sunday after the Epiphany:

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Bishop Lane’s Post Election Message

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A St. Francis Splash for Young Swimmers

The 2016 St. Francis Fair was a super success!  Thanks to all the hard work by so many volunteers especially our Fair Partner Nichol’s Day Camps and received a sizable portion of the net income to help fund scholarships to the camp.

Here you can hear Fair Co-Chairs Sarah Everdell and Ray Yardy present the check to Nichols’ Day Camps Executive Director Nan Fowler

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St. Francis Going To The Dogs

Or more accurately, Dogs going to St. Francis for the 2016 Blessing of the Animals on October 2nd right after the 10am service.

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And then we moved outside for the Blessing of The Animals by our St. Francis by the Sea rector Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith.

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If They Build It.. You Will Be Warmer

During the last week of September St. Francis by the Sea took part in this year’s Window Dresser’s “build”.  Volunteers from around the Blue Hill Peninsula put the finishing touches on the window inserts, or “inside storm windows” as some call them, that were ordered several months ago.  The finished products were delivered to the clients by week’s end.

Monday morning the build site in the Brooksville Community Center was visited by WABI-TV 5 news reporter Brenna Kelly.
Click here for the video of her report

Here is a slide show of volunteers:

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A Sunday Brunch Bunch

The St. Francis by the Sea Outreach Committee reached out itself by serving a delicious fundraising brunch Sunday September 11, 2016.  Here are some pictures of the fun.

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All Was Much Better than Fair!!!!

The 2016 St. Francis Fair was a super success!  Thanks to all of the work by so many volunteers.  So how did we do??

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Our 2016 Fair Partner was Nichol’s Day Camps and will receive a sizable portion of the net income to help fund scholarships to the camp.

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This Bud’s For You!!

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Have you ever wondered what it takes to make the flowers on the Altar look so lovely? Each week a group of dedicated and talented women who make up the Flower Guild take a turn arranging flowers for the altar, narthex and on occasion downstairs in the Parish Hall.

When you ask a member of the Flower Guild what attracts them to this ministry they will easily tell you it’s a combination of their love of flowers and joy that comes from beautifying the Altar. “The flowers represent a visual feeling of beauty and cheerfulness which is a great accompaniment to the spiritual experience,” states Flower Guild Chair, Patty Deetjen. If you love flowers and would like to participate in this ministry, please let the church office know 374-5200.

Flower Guild members are responsible for creating the flower arrangements that grace the front of the church sanctuary each Sunday. Members share responsibility for flowers on a rotating basis throughout the year. During Advent, unadorned greens are used, and for Lent, bare branches signify the austerity of the season. In the spring and summer, guild members often bring flowers or greens from their own gardens and the variety and creativity make for bright bursts of color. The Flower Guild is also responsible for dressing the church for Christmas and Easter.

Funding for flowers comes from donations. The guild often receives requests for flowers in memory of loved ones and will honor these requests. At the end of the service, flower arrangements are distributed to members of the parish family who are ill or celebrating milestone events or anniversaries. 

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Art for Peace

EPFOn Friday evening July 22, 2016 St. Francis was the scene of a special program sponsored by the Episcopal Peace Fellowship with a repeat of the program they did the night before at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick.Three artists/activists  provided first-hand accounts of their experiences of living with Palestinians in the West Bank. Lily Yeh (of Barefoot Artists), Robert Shetterly (Americans Who Tell the Truth), and Dudley Hendrick of Deer Isle shared their stories and pictures of their work and projects over several stays in the Nablus area.  You are able to hear the full presentation by clicking on this link:  The views and opinions expressed are those of the presenters and not necessarily those of St. Francis by the Sea

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In Case You Missed The Day AFTER the Downeast Spiritual Life Conference

The Saint Francis by the Sea sermon for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, July 17, 2016, by guest speaker Robert J. Miller, Rosenberger Chair of Christian and Religious Studies at Juniata College in Pennsylvania.

The Saint Francis by the Sea full 10 am service for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, July 17, 2016, celebrated by St. Francis Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

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Presiding Bishop asks for prayers following shootings

In Dallas 12 law enforcement officers were shot and five died. This was after the consecutive fatal shootings of black men by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota. imageEpiscopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has recorded a video asking every Episcopalian to share in deep prayer following the shootings. Click here to see the video, it may take a minute or so to play.

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This Sunday’s Sermon as well as the Full Service for You!

The Last Sunday After the Epiphany Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea  Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith on February 26, 2017:

The Saint Francis by the Sea Full 10 am service on February 26, 2017, the Last Sunday After the Epiphany:

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