Sunday, November 18, 2018 Sermon and Full Service*

The 26th Sunday after Pentecost 10 am full service celebrated by the Rev. Steve Hayward:

 

The 26th Sunday after Pentecost, 10:00 am Sermon by the Rev. Steve Hayward:

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A gift that WILL keep on giving!!

A reminder from the Planned Giving Committee. Do you have a traditional IRA. If so, and you are 70 1/2, you might want to make a distribution from that IRA to St. Francis to complete your 2018 pledge (or as an additional gift). As a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), the amount would not be included in your income but would qualify as part of your required minimum distribution from the IRA. If you have questions, a chat with your tax advisor or IRA custodian might be helpful.

Tim Thomas

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Sunday, November 11, 2018 Sermon and Full Service

The 25th Sunday after Pentecost 10 am Sermon by the Rev. Steve Hayward:

The 25th Sunday after Pentecost 10 am full service celebrated by the Rev. Steve Hayward:

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Sunday, November 4, 2018 Bishop Steve’s Sermon and Full Service

The 24th Sunday after Pentecost 10 am Sermon by The Right Rev. Stephen Lane, 9th Bishop of Maine during what was most likely his final visit to St. Francis before retiring next spring:

The 24th Sunday after Pentecost 10 am Full Service celebrated by The Right Rev. Stephen Lane, 9th Bishop of Maine:

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All Creatures Great and Small

The 2018 St. Francis by the Sea Blessing of the Animals was a big hit for both the two and four-legged among us. Click here to check it out!

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Sunday, October 28, 2018 Sermon

The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost 10 am Sermon by St. Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev.Claudia Wyatt Smith including the words of The Right Reverend Steve Lane from his Homily delivered during this weekend’s 199th Diocesan Convention:

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Researching Religious Roots??

Have you ever wanted to explore the Anglican roots of our worship and spirituality? If so come and join a small group led by the Rev. Claudia Smith, rector of St. Francis by the Sea in Blue Hill for a journey departing on April 29, 2019. Whether one’s interest is to experience religious sites and stories for their spiritual impact or whether one leans more toward an exploration of the history of Great Britain that has formed us as a society – come. This trip has an abundance of both the sacred and the secular to satisfy everyone. There are only a few spots still available however, so contact Rev. Smith at revclaudiainmaine@gmail.com as soon as possible for more information and a detailed itinerary.  Or check out this PDF on the trip:
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Sunday, October 21, 2018 Sermon

The 22nd Sunday after Pentecost 10 am Sermon by the Rev. Steve Hayward:

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“Beloved” 2018 Stewardship Minutes +/-

“So, As those who have been chosen of God, holy and Beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, gentleness, and patience.” Colossians 3:12

With that bible passage Vestry Member and Stewardship Chair Sarah Everdell kicked off the 2018 Campaign pledge card.

On Sunday, September 30th Vestry Member Mary Crawford’s message was:

“We all come to this sacred, BELOVED space, to worship, to learn, to sing … to mourn, to heal, to celebrate … to be fed!”

Hear it all here:

 

On Sunday, September 30th new Vestry Member Millisa LaLonde‘s message was: “I’ve grown to respect the wisdom of the way this community utilizes money…even though we are frugal people we will continue giving because it is a really good investment.”

On Sunday October 21th Vestry Member Bob Publicover, Senior Warden’s message was: “there are a lot of important things we do here at St. Francis, not the least of which is our commitment to (community)Outreach.”

We are privileged to celebrate the ingathering with Bishop Stephen Lane when he visits St. Francis on November 4th.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 Sermon

The 21st Sunday after Pentecost 10 am Sermon by St. Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev.Claudia Wyatt Smith:

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