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This Sunday’s Sermon as well as the Choir’s Anthem! October 15, 2017 *

The Sunday October 15, 2017 10 am Sermon by The Rev. Dr. Edward Dufresne, Celebrant & Preacher: Not all of our audio gremlins have been tamed, and for that reason we were not able to record the whole service. Here … Continue reading

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Helping Heal Hurricane Hurts

When disaster strikes many of us want to help in some way. Presiding Bishop The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry reminds us not to send food, clothing or other items because affected dioceses have limited or no capacity to receive, … Continue reading

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Where do we go from here: chaos or community?

In this video Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry shares his thoughts and prayers about the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the interesting timing of the readings of Scripture Episcopalians heard this Sunday. Updated Resources | Episcopal Church … Continue reading

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Behind The Scenes — The Unsung Heroes

Holy Moly it’s the Holy Mowers. By Terri Stephens Smith One of the things that makes the local church a success is the volunteers that take a special interest in blessing the church with their talents and time. We wish … Continue reading

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How Did The 2017 St. Francis Fair Do?

Fair co-chairs Mary Hartley and Nancy Doane were happy to share the news during a packed 10 am day after the fair service.: Congratulations to the more than 200 volunteers who made the Fair possible and all those who donated … Continue reading

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27 Years and Counting

It was a somewhat gloomy start to the 27th St. Francis Fair held this year on August 12th at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds. Despite the fog and drizzle (OK, rain at times) the crowds came. For more than a quarter … Continue reading

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The St. Francis Sunday School Singers

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Holy Week 2017 Service Recordings

Holy Week which begins with Palm Sunday and concludes with Easter is the holiest time of the Christian calendar. A time of spiritual excitement, spiritual dread, spiritual shock, then a renewed spirituality and joy. It is a week of roller … Continue reading

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Warming relations over a long distance!

by Bob Publicover, St. Francis by the Sea Senior Warden Last fall a group of Maine Episcopalians from a dozen congregations (including St. Francis) traveled to Israel and Palestine. The Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF)/Diocese of Maine pilgrimage was and is focused … Continue reading

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There’s Snow Business Like Snow Business…

What do you do with Fresh Snow?? The Sunday School Children of St. Francis by the Sea in Blue Hill, Maine make Snow-women!

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