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The Sixth Sunday after EASTER May 26, 2019

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From the Interim’s Pew

The Rev. Steve Hayward Winter has given in to a long, wet spring as we await our “snow birds” and the return of summer. Meanwhile we charge ahead to be the church in the “meantime” – working while waiting for … Continue reading

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Sunday, May 19, Sermon by Rev. Steve Hayward

EXTREME LOVE Easter 5, 2019 “Love one another as I have loved you.”     John 13 In this Easter season we are back at the table of the Last Supper this morning, and Jesus is delivering his Last Will and Testament … Continue reading

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Sunday, May 12, Sermon by Rev. Steve Hayward

MOTHER BEARS AND THE GOOD SHEPHERD Mothers’ Day, the 4th Sunday of Easter, 2019 “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand.”                … Continue reading

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Sunday with the Presiding Bishop

You are invited to join us for a special worship service at the Ocean Park Temple with guest preacher, the Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. Bishop Curry is excited to be in Maine with us to … Continue reading

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A Letter from the Discernment Committee

Guide us, Holy Spirit, to share our thoughts openly and honestly, respect the opinion of others, and encourage humility, patience, and joy as we search for our new rector. Help us move through our doubts until we discern your calm … Continue reading

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Questions for the Search Process

A printable pdf version of this questionnaire is available by clicking on this link. St. Francis Discernment questionnaire Please print and return this form by June 9th to: St. Francis Episcopal Church PO Box 76 Blue Hill, Maine 04614 In … Continue reading

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A Green Light for Bishop-Elect Thomas Brown

Today, (April 11, 2019) Presiding Bishop Michael J. Curry announced that a majority of the bishops with jurisdiction and a majority of diocesan standing committees of The Episcopal Church have consented to the election of the Rev. Thomas J. Brown … Continue reading

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It WAS a Wonderful Week at St. Francis

We held six services during Holy Week, commemorating Jesus’ finals days before his death, and resurrection. Sunday, April 14, 10 a.m The traditional Liturgy of the Palms service began with everyone picking up a fresh palm leaf to wave during … Continue reading

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A Very Loving Goodbye!

Sunday March 3rd was a day of celebration and goodbye at St. Francis as our beloved Rector of 11 plus years the Rev. Claudia Smith retired.

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