St Francis Sunday

Bring your family, your pet on a leash, and your friends to the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany Sunday morning, September 25, 2017 at 10:30 am to celebrate the feast of St Francis. We will enjoy an outdoor Eucharist, a Blessing of the Animals, and afterward, an old fashioned cookout on the grounds. Dress down, folks. This is church, but it’s funky church.

St Francis is recognized as the patron saint of animals. He’s also often (although probably incorrectly) remembered as the author of the beloved Prayer of St Francis:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

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