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Easter Sunday April 21, 2019

“In the moments of despair, in the moments of the worst darkness, God had done something incredible,”Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry said in his Easter 2019 Message.“God had raised Jesus from the dead.”

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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 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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The Fifth Sunday of LENT April 7, 2019

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The Fourth Sunday of LENT March 31, 2019

This was the Rev. Steve Hayward’s first Sunday as Interim Rector of St. Francis by the Sea.

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The Third Sunday of Lent March 24, 2019

The Rev. Canon Michael Ambler visited St. Francis in his capacity as Canon to the Ordinary, Episcopal Diocese of Maine. As one of Bishop Steve Lane’s deputies he is charged with, among other things, helping congregations going through Transition. He … Continue reading

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Making Lent Really Meaningful and Lasting.

The Episcopal Church’s Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites you Take the Pledge to Creation Care. Click here for details about the Pledge to Creation Care and a video from the Presiding Bishop. It is a call for all to Reflect … 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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Claudia’s Farewell Thank You Note!

March 17, 2019 Dear Friends, I am writing this on a Sunday morning, two weeks after my final day as your rector. Please forgive my taking so long to thank you for the terrific send-off you gave me. In part … Continue reading

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From The Vestry January 10, 2019

Dear Friends, By now you have received the news of our beloved Claudia’s well-deserved retirement. During her almost twelve-year tenure we have grown spiritually and prospered as a faith community. We have faced difficult decisions about the church building, hosted … Continue reading

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