stfrancisoffice has written 107 posts for St Francis of Assisi Parkview

Church Unusual Sunday 17 May 2020

Dear all please find attached pew leaflet and Children’s Church Material for this mornings service Join us via the link below We also invite you to join us on Thursday for our noon Ascension Day service. Ascension Day Zoom Service – Thursday 21 May at 12 noon Join the Zoom Service by clicking on: … Continue reading

Zoom Invitation to funeral of Doris Vermooten

My dear Franciscans Tomorrow, Wednesday May 13, at 2:00 pm we will celebrate the life of Doris Vermooten as we hold her funeral service at St Francis. Given the regulations governing funerals under lockdown not many of us will be able to be physically present.  This is especially difficult for family members who are not able to be … Continue reading

Johannesburg Anglican Eco-spiritual Initiative

A quote from Archbishop Thabo Magoba “That there is life on this planet is a miracle in itself.  It is the most serious of sins that we humans are threatening this life. For too long we have selfishly misused and abused God’s mandate to “have dominion over” creation (Genesis 1:28). Now is the time to recognize that … Continue reading

Recycling Paper at St Francis

Our landfills are filling up at a rapid pace as the National Environmental Department tries to get to their target of zero waste by 2020.  It has been reported in the Resource Magazine (the official journal of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa) that Johannesburg, Tshwane and Cape Town each have less than … Continue reading

Report on our Eco-Brick Recycling Initiative

This involves creating eco-bricks from 2litre plastic bottles by filling them with plastic and stamping down the contents so that the bottle is firm and weighs at least 1.5 kgs. Parishioners are bringing many empty 2litre plastic bottles to the church, some well filled with plastic and quite a few poorly filled. Some volunteers have … Continue reading

St Francis Of Assisi, Parkview Goes Solar

Report on Installation of a PV System at the Church in 2019 The system The parish ECO group has since 2014 been investigating the feasibility and cost of installing a PV system at the St Francis premises to save electricity and related costs, and contribute to a cleaner environment. The initiative was led by Peter … Continue reading

ECO Congregation Report to Council and JAEI – 2019

St Francis, Parkview Eco themes, including hymns, feature regularly in our services, including in particular the Season of Creation. The monthly Environmental prayer diary is circulated to all parishioners. We publish an environmental quote in the pew leaflet each week We are posting appropriate information on our website and Facebook page. Articles on environmental topics … Continue reading

Church Unusual: 3 May 2020

My dear Franciscans Church Unusual – Live from St Francis returns as usual this morning at 8:30am.  Attached find the Pew Leaflet for Sunday morning.Link to n the service below Also find attached material for Children’s Church.  It gives you plenty of material to creatively engage with your children on the gospel for the day … Continue reading

Church Unusual 26 April 2020

As we continue to serve in this new normal, please find attached A revised service sheet for Church Unusual – Easter Season and The Pew Leaflet for 26 April Incase you missed it Material for Children’s Church Unusual @ St Francis, ParkviewSomething new from Fabian for your use if you have children who would benefit … Continue reading

Church Unusual: 19 April 2020

My dear Franciscans Today we begin our fourth week in lockdown. Please know that you are in our prayers. In whatever situation you are in, know that you belong to our community of love and support. Please do not hesitate to ask for help from the parish, whatever your circumstances might be. The relevant phone … Continue reading

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