What’s Happening at St. Francis



Palm Sunday, April 2, 10:00 am

Maundy Thursday, April 6, 7:00 pm

Good Friday, April 7, Stations of the Cross, 12 Noon; 

Good Friday Service, 7:00 pm

Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 8, 7:00 pm

Easter Day, Sunday, April 9, 10:00 am

Make a Visit to the Salt Bowl 

Take this Lenten opportunity to lift your heart by writing on a piece of paper that which you wish to let go; pray for; give thanks or praise!

Floral Easter Baskets for sale to benefit St. Francis by the Sea! $15 each and must be pre-ordered by March 15 for pick on Palm Sunday, April 2. All the beautiful baskets will be at St. Francis in the community room for pick up after the Palm Sunday service. Special arrangements may be made as well by calling Marty Hamblen at 207-479-8933.

     Checks should be made out to St. Francis and mailed to the office. Please put “Flower Committee Easter Basket Sale” in them memo line.

     Order a beautiful basket for yourself or someone special in your life.

Please call Marty with your order or send an email to seawhispermdi@gmail.com.

Celebrating J. S. Bach’s Birthday

On April 1, in celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach’s 338th birthday, Blue Hill Bach will present a recital at 4 p.m. at St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church. In his debut appearance with Blue Hill Bach, the multi-talented James Kennerley, Municipal Organist of the city of Portland, Maine, will perform on the beautiful Karl Wilhelm pipe organ. The all-Bach program will comprise works in a variety of styles from all periods of the composer’s oeuvre.

     Admission is $25 general/$10 students/under 18 free. For tickets and information, go to

www.bluehillbach.org or call Blue Hill Bach at (207)613-5454.

A couple of quick notes…

The Rev. Allan Sandlin will be in the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00am to Noon. If anyone has an office desk they no longer use, please consider donating to St. Francis for Allan to use in his office. Thank you.

Barbara Brady, Church Office
St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church
PO Box 76
Blue Hill, ME 04614
Services, Meetings and Events at St. Francis

Worship services will continue to be offered via Facebook live

Tues.—Fri. 8:45 am Morning Prayer Zoom

Thursday 4:00 pm Choir Rehearsal

Friday 9:15 am Contemplative Prayer Zoom*

Sunday 9:00 am Adult Forum

10:00 am Holy Eucharist Rite II

* Contemplative Prayer Fridays 9:15 am on Zoom.

Contemplative prayer is the Christian way of saying meditation. We will gather, ring a bell, and then after 20 minutes, ring the bell again. The intervening 20 minutes are silent. What you do with that 20 minutes is up to you. Basic instruction in Centering Prayer will be offered at 9:05. But feel free to bring a rosary, or just sit and reflect. This is preceded by Morning Prayer from 8:45 – 9:00. All are welcome to join us for that, but it is not required.

People living their faith across Maine:   A podcast of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine.  In addition to downloading to your device, you can listen on the Diocesan Website  https://www.episcopalmaine.org/news-category/faith-in-maine-podcast    ** And NOW you can listen on the telephone! The phone number is:  207-223-6402.    Call and listen ANYTIME.

Healthy Acadia wants to help you continue positive note. Give yourself the gift of improved health and well being while taking time to relax, boost your immunity, and strengthen your mind and body with Tai Chi for Health.

Healthy Acadia is offering multiple classes, some have already begun! Pre-registration is required for all classes. For more information or to register by phone, contact Nina Zeldin at (207) 479-1206.

A Message from The Planned Giving Committee. Still looking for a New Year’s resolution? Have you been thinking of providing for St. Francis in your will (or other method taking effect at your death)? The Committee invites you to so provide for St. Francis and thereby share in the assurance of it future.

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