Saint Francis Episcopal Church
of Southern Ohio

Parish Announcements

Reformation Sunday

Celebrated on the last Sunday in October, Reformation Sunday commemorates the Protestant Reformation as well as Martin Luther, who nailed his 95 Theses to the door of Castle Church  in Wittenberg, Germany, on October 31, 1517, the eve of All Saints' Day.

Veterans Celebration Day

Please join us for a celebration to honor our Veterans in our area on Sunday, November 10.  Stay after the service for a special meal during our coffee hour.  Please invite all of your Veteran family and friends to this special event!  An RSVP is not required, but if possible please call the church at (937) 748-2592 to leave your name.

Christmas in Springboro Donations

Christmas in Springboro is coming soon in November 22-24!  Please consider donating to the raffle baskets that St. Francis gives out each year to lucky ticket winners.  Join in helping us with this festive yearly event!  If you are interested, please contact any Vestry Member.

Sunday School

Sunday School is every Sunday at 10:30 am. If you would like your child to join us, please contact Jenny Catalan.

Outreach Ministry Program

Each month for Ingathering Sunday, there will be certain items that need to be collected.  For the month of October, please collect canned goods, box potatoes, gravy and other dry foods for needy families in the Springboro area for Thanksgiving Day Dinner and place them in the Ingathering baskets in the Foyer.


Serve the Lord, serve your parish. Music is an important part of our worship at St. Francis. We have an exceptional small choir! But how wonderful it would be to add to our numbers. Please prayerfully consider joining the choir. Age 13 and up. No experience or music reading necessary. Only a desire to serve through music. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. And/or Sunday mornings 9:00 am - 9:30 am. Just come to rehearsal! Please contact Donna Sprowles, Choir Director for any questions.




St. Francis will be working with FLOC again this year to bring Christmas to more than 1800 children.  In most instances the gifts provided by FLOC will be the only presents these children will receive.  


FLOC (For Love of Children) is a totally volunteer organization, providing support for children throughout the Greater Dayton Area who may be abused or neglected; children in foster care; and children in need of specialized community resources.  Parishioner Beth Mann is the volunteer President of FLOC. 


Among FLOC's many and varied programs is their annual Christmas For Kids program.  This year St. Francis will be collecting toys.    Please place the TOYS in the FLOC box which will be located in the Commons.  The toys should be NEW and UNWRAPPED.  NO EDIBLE GIFTS such as cookies or candy should be placed in the box.


The box will be here beginning November 3 through December 1.  This time frame includes five Sundays. 


If you have any questions about this ministry, please talk to Mary Harris or Betsy Hoobler.

Halloween Family
Night Bingo! 

Family night is scheduled for October 19 at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share.  There will be treats for the kids and prizes for the winners!

Supply Clergy Update

The Rev. David Bailey will continue as our Supply Clergy for the rest of the year.  Please join with Fr. David and St. Francis as we worship together!


The Rev. David Bailey will be doing a very informal introduction to the Book of Common  Prayer during the summer at 9:30 am before worship. We will be looking at the various historical versions of Common Prayer as well as the current (1979) version. We will also be looking at the elements that are essential in order for worship to glorify God and present the Good News of Jesus Christ, as well exploring the history of the English language and the shift from oral communication to written communication to electronic communication in American culture.  Please come and enjoy this lecture series. The only thing you need to bring is an inquiring mind!