Advent

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Advent 2017: Under southern African skies

Daily Meditation for Advent  St Francis, Parkview Some opening thoughts… We are awake to possibility in Advent. It is not to deny the child-like magical delight of this season, but it is to know it is more – always more.  As we consider our identity as individuals within the unfolding cosmos of creation, so we … Continue reading

St Francis e Letter 15th February 2015

This Sunday 15th February – Last Sunday after the Epiphany 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 … Continue reading

St Francis e Letter 1st February 2015

This Sunday 1st February – 4th Sunday after the Epiphany 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 … Continue reading

St Francis e Letter 25th January 2015

This Sunday 25th January – 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany PLEASE NOTE SERVICES ON A SUNDAY ARE BACK TO THEIR REGULAR 7.30 AM AND 9.30 AM TIME SLOTS. 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 … Continue reading

St Francis e Letter 18th January 2015

Blessings and Good Things for the New Year   This Sunday 18th January – 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany PLEASE NOTE SERVICES ON A SUNDAY ARE BACK TO THEIR REGULAR 7.30 AM AND 9.30 AM TIME SLOTS. Sunday Duties: To see if you are on duty click here.  Please notify the parish office if you are unable … Continue reading

St Francis e Letter 21st December 2014

   A Happy Christmas and Blessed New Year The Clergy, Church Wardens and Parish Council would like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a blessed new Year. Rose and I would especially like to say thank you for the support and love we have received over this last year. Many thanks to those who … Continue reading

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 deliver 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 … Continue reading

Read all about Advent in the December Franciscan

The December 2014 edition of The Franciscan has all sorts of interesting content. Click here to read an online version (http://www.joomag.com/en/newsstand/the-franciscan-december-2014/0666133001416843326) or pick up your copy at church.  As the Advent season edition, there are several devotions and articles about advent. Mike Honnet’s article about a greener Christmas has several ideas for making your Christmas more sustainable. Read … Continue reading

Advent wreath

The Advent wreath is a Christian tradition that symbolizes the four weeks of Advent.  It is traditionally a Lutheran practice, but it has spread to many other Christian denominations. The Advent wreath is a circular garland of various evergreen branches.  On that wreath, four candles (and often a fifth) are arranged.  During the Sunday services … Continue reading

St Francis e Letter 7 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 deliver 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 … Continue reading