Saint Francis Episcopal Church
of Southern Ohio

Parish Announcements

You are invited for a Morning Prayer, Rite II on Tuesday, Augst 10 at 7:30 am via ZOOM.   


Morning Prayer starts at 7:30 am and typically lasts thirty minutes. The Zoom Link is recurring and can be used weekly. Bulletins will be provided in the Zoom Chat Box but all services can be joined using a Book of Common Prayer.


Join us every Tuesday morning to pray Rite II Morning Prayer at 7:30 am via Zoom, at:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85912344872  All are welcome to join! 



Back to School Sunday and Parish Potluck

Join St. Francis for Back to School Sunday and Parish Potluck on Sunday, August 15. We will bless the school supply donations for Pennyroyal Elementary and send our students, teachers and staff back to school with prayers. Children are invited to participate throughout the service that will feature a children's sermon.  Please bring food to share for a potluck lunch in the Commons after the service.  Bring any school supplies you would like to donate for that day.





Feast Day of St. Mary the Virgin

St. Francis will be having a Holy Eucharist on the Feast of St. Mary on Wednesday, August 16 at 6:30 pm in the Memorial Garden (will hold indoor in the event of rain).  The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a celebration of St. Mary the Virgin, the mother of Jesus.



Food Truck Thursdays in Historic Springboro

Join our outreach team for a fun night out with the Springboro community as we spread the word about the  St. Francis 40th Anniversary Festival and our new 9:00 am Breakfast Church service that launches September 12th.

 


St. Francis will be meeting at Food Truck Thursdays in Historic Springboro on Thursday, September 2 from 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Rotary Park on Main St. We will setup a large tent at Rotary Park, offering lemonade and ice water as well as two cornhole sets for the community to enjoy playing at. Grab some delicious dinner from the food trucks to enjoy at our tent, and the shops and bars will be open late for you to visit!




Breakfast Church: Sneak Preview  

Sunday, September 5 we will be participating in Breakfast Church together in place of our usual 10:30 am service. This is a sort of dress rehearsal and an opportunity for each person at St. Francis to experience the service and gain an understanding of what's happening as we spread the word and invite people from our community to join us! Breakfast will be provided.




A Service of Prayer and Remembrance - Twentieth Anniversary of 9/11

Saturday, September 11 from 9:00 am - 9:30 am St. Francis will come together with Covenant Presbyterian as people of faith to mark the twentieth anniversary of the September 11th attacks.


On September 11, 2001 our nation suffered devastating acts of terrorism and violence that resulted in the loss of 2,977 innocent lives and over 6,000 injuries in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania. We will come together as people of faith to mark the twentieth anniversary of the September 11th attacks. We will remember all who died and the families who loved them. We will pray for peace for all still caught in the aftermath of violence and trauma.




Parish Landscaping Day

St. Francis will be having a Parish Landscaping Day on Saturday, September 11 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  There will be plenty of areas of work, whatever your physical capacity may be, from weeding to mulching to trimming, small repairs, and so much more.  Bring your work gloves, yard tools to share, and positive spirit.




St. Francis' Summer Performing Arts Program

As we have done the past several summers -  beginning on June 6 through August 22, we will have parishioner volunteers share a gift of their talents before the Offertory on Sunday mornings.  Whether you sing, do a dramatic reading or poem, perform liturgical dance or play an instrument, we want to hear from YOU.   This offering can be done singly or as a group.  Please speak with Donna Sprowles, Choir Director for any questions or concerns. 




Monthly Food Donations Drive 

The monthly food drive will be at Jubilee Community Church.  Donate any food items you have to Jubilee Community Church at 11285 N Springboro Pike, Miamisburg, OH 45342.  Dates coming soon!




Foyer Groups

St. Francis is redoing our Foyer Groups.  Interested in getting together with 6-8 other parishioners for a monthly lunch/dinner for a chance to get to know each other over a meal? Join others interested in a supper or lunch group - in homes or out to eat, in person or via Zoom.  A sign up sheet will be located on the counter in the Commons.  It will be a warm time of connection and caring - bring a friend.




Bible Study has resumed back on Wednesdays at 10:30 am at North Park. Currently our study is based on the book "102 Fascinating Bible Studies" by Preston A. Taylor.  Each week we focus on a different topic such as humility, judgment, praise, salvation, etc.  Attendees don't need a book to participate but a Bible would be helpful.  Class discussion provides insight and a deeper understanding of God's word.  All are welcome!

 

We go through the topics as they are presented.  We'll start with chapter 59 "Memory".  But again, we read the book out loud so you don't have to have a book.  We all take turns reading and enjoy participating together!




After a rather lengthy hiatus, Sunday School has resumed! Mrs. Thomas and I have missed our time together and are looking    forward to learning and growing with you once again.

 

Our first few weeks back will be spent reconnecting and hearing your stories of the last few months. We will review and wrap up our discussion (that we began in January!) of the seven I AM statements of Jesus.  

 

Things may be a little different this year, as we make accommodations for Covid 19, but I know that we will have a great year together.  


~ Jenny Catalan, Sunday School Director