A note for visitors:
We’re thankful that you could join us for worship today, and we pray God blesses you in your time here. The service is printed in your bulletin and insert. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask someone around you!
St. Francis Church
wants to encourage families to worship together. The practice of dividing families for worship is a modern invention and is often detrimental to the goal of worshipping as a body. In order to be a community where all ages feel welcome,we provide coloring materials for children to use during worship and seek to be a
community that understands the specic gifts and challenges that children bring. We
encourage you, should you feel comfortable doing so, to sit toward the front with your children, as little-ones are often more attentive if they can see what is happening.That being said, we understand that there may be times when it is best to take advantageof child care, which we have available in the room immediately through the Kitchen off of the entryway. All parents are provided with vibrating beepers to inform them should anything come up requiring their attention.
In Preparation for worship:
We invite you to take a few moments before the servicebegins to be still, and rest from the business of your lives. Take time to breathe deeply,
and reect upon the past week. When you’re ready, you might say the following prayer
or one like it in preparation for worship.
O Almighty God, who pours out on all who desire it the spirit of grace and of supplication: Deliver us, when we draw near to you, from coldness of heart and wanderings of mind, that with steadfast thoughts and kindled affectionswe may worship you in spirit and in truth; though Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.