Traditional, sacramental Anglican worship, using the 1928 Book of Common Prayer
16th Sun. after Trinity, 11:00AM, Sep. 24, 2023 (Audio only)
14th Sun. after Trinity, 11:00AM, Sep. 10, 2023 (Audio only)
13th Sun. after Trinity, 11:00AM, Sep. 3, 2023 (Audio only)
Institution of Fr. Aaron Cappucci, 10:00AM, Sep. 2, 2023 (Audio only)
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Holy Communion at 9:30 and 11:00 AM
Sunday School for youth at 9:30 AM
Healing Service following the 9:30 and 11:00 services
Nursery is staffed during the 9:30 and 11:00 services.
Catechesis for adults via Zoom at 7:00 PM — email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Evening Prayer at 7:00 PM
First Saturday of each month:
Prayers for our nation at 10:00 AM
Fr. Aaron Cappucci is now officially Rector!|
At 10:00AM on Saturday, September 2, 2023, Diocesan Bishop Ryan Reed, assisted by the
Ven. Tom Hightower, Archdeacon, and the Rev. Kerwin Wade, Bishop's chaplain,
visited St. Francis to institute Fr. Cappucci as our Rector, in a beautiful
and thoroughly festive service. Fr. Jason Patterson (Fr. Cappucci's
friend and colleague from St. Mark's in Rydal, PA) was the preacher. So begins
an auspicious new chapter in the life of the Parish.
From left: Fr. Jason Patterson, the Ven. Tom Hightower, Pam Cappucci with children, Fr. Aaron Cappucci, the Rt. Rev. Bishop Ryan Reed, the Rev. Kerwin Wade, Mr. Doug Cooper (Sr. Warden)
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Welcome to St. Francis!
We welcome you to join us in a warm and friendly setting for true,
Christ-centered worship. We maintain the ancient faith of the Church in
the Anglican tradition, upholding traditional Christian values based on the
Holy Word of God, and are faithful witnesses to the person of Jesus in the
St. Francis' liturgical standard is the 1928 Book of Common Prayer—a
document which is orthodox in its expression of the Christian faith based
on prayers that have been part of catholic worship for 2000 years.
In a world where biblical values seem to change with each new interpretation,
St. Francis Anglican Church stands for biblical truth which does not change
with each passing generation. If you are concerned about shifting social
mores, want to be the Christian that God wants you to be and need guidance on
that often difficult path, and want to be challenged each week to work toward
that goal, we hope that you will visit and experience our worship and values
Meet the folks who had more Christmas cheer in 2022, thanks to our parishioners'
In 2022, St. Francis sponsored three needy families through Trotter
House. You can view their video “Thank You” cards here:
Weekday Worship Services
Evening Prayer: Thursdays at 7 p.m. During this simple but beautiful
service, the prayers and lessons are said and the canticles are sung without
accompaniment. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Sunday school classes are underway for the 2023-24 school year.
Classes for youth meet at 9:30 AM, September through June. Each Sunday,
the youth attend the 9:30 service and leave at the announcements. There
are two classes: one for children in grades 5 and under, and one for grade 6
and beyond. All classes are Biblically based with activities geared to
helping the students remember so that they can practice what is taught.
All St. Francis youth and friends are warmly welcomed.
St. Francis has an active intercessory group. If you would like to place a name on the list, please use the prayer intention box on the south side of the church to submit your request.
Prayers for the Nation: This monthly service is scheduled for the first Saturday of each month. Join us at 10 AM in the parish hall for hymns, prayers – both printed and extemporaneous – on seven centers of prayer: Government, Church, Family, Military, Education, Business, and Media/Entertainment.
Mothers' Prayer Group: The 3rd Friday of the month at 12:00 noon. Join this group of mothers as they pray for a solid hour of prayers of adoration, confession, thanksgiving and supplication.
St. Francis Home Groups
Our home groups are ready to welcome anyone who wishes to join them.
Please contact Steve McCown, Doug Cooper, or Amy Crandell
to inquire as to what their home group is doing. If you would like to
host or facilitate a home group or if you have questions about
home groups, please contact the Rector.
Anglicans For Life: Meets several times per year after the 11:00
service (dates TBA) and sponsors activities throughout the year, including
40 Days for Life prayer campaigns, National AFL group activities,
supporting the Trotter House, Anglican Rosary for the Unborn, and the annual
March for Life. All are welcome to participate in any of these activities and to
attend the meetings.
Choir: The choristers gather at 10:00 on Sundays to prepare anthems to sing during the 11:00 service from time to time. All singers are welcome.
Sermons Online: Sermons are available online.
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Newsletter: The September, 2023, edition of the newsletter is available
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The St. Francis Psalter:
The BCP 1928 (Coverdale) Psalter, pointed in American notation for chanting