St Francis e Letter 14th December 2014


Bicycles and Cooler Boxes

Over this last year we have assisted three people find some employment by providing them with “pre-used” bicycles. The bicycles have been mainly used to dCooler Boxeliver newspapers. The difference in attitudes and self image of the individuals who have benefitted has been wonderful to see.  I have had further requests for for bicycles.   If there are other bicycles out there doing nothing please consider passing them on to me to pass on to Bongani and Eugene.

I also have a need for a cooler box for some one who would like to sell food on the side of the road. If you have one that you have no further use of please bring it to the church.

Many thanks



Various Dec_146_Christmas Lunch for Homeless People

Please consider helping at this important event, to be held on Tuesday 16 December.  There is a schedule at the back of the church listing menu items for the lunch and the help that is required. Please put your name next to what you can bring or help with at the lunch.  Please phone the office if you need any further information.



St Francis PrayerThis Sunday 14 th December – 3rd Sunday in Advent

Sunday Duties: To see if you are on duty click here.  Please notify the parish office if you are unable to do a duty. If possible arrange with some else to do your duty but please still notify the parish office.

Readings: The lectionary readings for this Sunday 14th December 2014:   Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11; Psalm 126; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24;  John 1:6-8,19-28.

 7.30 am Celebrant:  Revd Tim Gray  Sermon :  Revd Tim Gray

At 9.30 am Celebrant:   Revd Cynthia Botha  Sermon:  Revd Tim Gray

Please note:  Services during the week are Eucharists on Tues at 5.30 pm,  Wed at 9.30 am and Fri at 7 am.

NB:  Next Sunday – 21st December

–  there is only one eucharist at 9.00 am.

–  at 5 pm there are Carols in the Garden. Bring an evening picnic and blanket and enjoy the evening singing  familiar carols.

 Christingle Service:  Thank you  to Ruth Coggin, Sue Jordaan, Jonathan Stead and the St Francis Singers for this act of learning, music and worship.


We are delighted to announce that leading German pianist, Florian Uhlig, will perform a solo recital at St Francis on Thursday 5 February 2015 at 19h30 as part of the Florien UhligJohannesburg International Mozart Festival, of which he is the artistic director.  Mr Uhlig has a demanding recital schedule that takes him to places as diverse as the concert halls of Berlin, New York, London and Paris, Hong Kong and Reykjavik.  We are privileged to have been given this opportunity by the JIMF. Tickets for the concert will be in great demand, so be sure to get yours early at the price of R 150 from Louise Frahm-Arp.  Tel 083-275-7072, E-mail


 Youth and Rock n’Roll:  – No more youth activities until 2015 except for Christmas Services 

Contact: Yvette:          vettiwils@gmail.comYvette

Rock n’ Roll:                Every Sunday at 9.30 am

Friday Nights:             4 pm   for younger Youth  and  6pm for older Youth

NB  Parents  – Please drop/fetch your children within the parking area. Yvette can assist you with the code.

Visit the Young Peoples page.

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