The Third Sunday after the EPIPHANY Sunday, January 22, 2023

We are once again blessed to have The Rev. Donna Downs as Celebrant and Preacher. Our Rector The Rev. Dr. Brent Was remains on medical leave but gratefully is having more better days as a result of some new treatments. We wish the Was Family a much happier 2023 and our continued prayers.

Homily The Rev. Donna Downs, Celebrant and Preacher
The Anthem Performed this Sunday by the choir was Composed for the celebration of the new ministry of
The Rev. Dr. Brent Was as Rector of St. Francis by the Sea, 11 July 2021

If you wish to watch the full Service just follow this link

Giving the Gift of Life to a Dear Friend of St. Francis

Our friend, mentor and brother in Christ, The Rev. Edward Dufresne and often St. Francis choir member, is frequently in need of a blood transfusion these days. But his blood type – O negative – is in short supply. So we are reaching out to the community to see if there are folks with O negative blood who might give blood in Edward’s name to be stored and used for his use when he needs it. There is a process for doing this, which is described below, in a note that was from from Edward:

“A program to establish a special reserve of O negative blood type has now been put in place in Bangor ME. The first step is for me to give the American Red Cross, through my primary care physician, your names, phone numbers, and email addresses as persons who are willing to donate. Then you will be contacted by the American Red Cross Blood bank folks who will guide you through the rest of the process.

In an effort to limit emails to Edward, please let The Rev. Elaine Hewes of St. Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church in Deer Isle know via email if you have O negative blood and are able to give some in Edward’s name. She will pass your name and email on to him, and he can pass the information onto his physician. her email email is

Thank you all for considering this request. And actually, it’s a good reminder to all of us of the importance of donating blood periodically, as it is often in short supply.

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