events

This category contains 46 posts

Church Inclusive: Sunday 28 February 2021

In her sermon on Sunday, Cynthia artfully reminded us that we are all made in the image of God and challenged us to live with a conscious awareness of this truth.  I wonder how your week has been?  Have you been able to see God’s image in yourself more clearly, and to care for that image … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sunday 21 February 2021

My dear Franciscans Thank you to all those who made Ash Wednesday such a meaningful day for all of us.  Thank you especially to Fabian who stood in for me at the last minute.  I have a systemic viral infection (not Covid) which I am struggling to shake and can lay me down quite dramatically.  … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sunday 14 February 2021

My dear Franciscans I hope that you are well and are keeping safe. Today I have several things that I would like to bring to your attention. 1.       The Quiet Morning led by Diana – Preparing for Lent: Hope and Healing – will be held tomorrow (Saturday 13 Feb) from 8:30 to 10:30 and will … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sunday 7 February 2021

My dear Franciscans Following the President’s announcement regarding the opening of churches, the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and our Diocese will once again be opening for public worship.  St Francis will open for public worship on Wednesday 17 February for our Ash Wednesday services at 9 am and 6 pm. You are all warmly encouraged … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sunday 31 January 2021

My dear Franciscans May I share with you a prayer that Bishop Steve has asked us to use regularly in this time of change and transition. PRAYER FOR TRANSITION Exciting God, you make all things new. As we lean into you, in the heart of your wisdom, we seek to address painful realities and concerns … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sunday 24 January 2021

My dear Franciscans Over the next two days – in meetings with the Diocesan Clergy (today) and the Parish Executives and the Bishop and Diocesan Officers (tomorrow) – important decisions are being communicated by Bishop Steve about fresh Diocesan structures, the perilous state of Diocesan finances and how we will deal with Annual Vestry under lockdown … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sunday 17 January 2021

My dear Franciscans The levels of uncertainty which Covid-19 brought to us in 2020 are not abating in 2021.  Just this morning we awake to news that schools may only be allowed to open for face-to-face learning from 15 February.  The lives of hundreds of thousands of people – learners, teachers, school staff, families – … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sunday 10 January 2021

Dear Franciscans, Please find the attached Pew Leaflet and Liturgy sheet for our service tomorrow.  A reminder that the service is on Live on YouTube at 8:30AM Please join us on YouTube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt35PbtR_ZhmeLxXjQ3EIBg Blessings from all of us at the Parish Office Please find attached:

Church Inclusive: Sunday 3 January 2021

Dear Franciscans, Church, we have learnt, is so much more than a building.  While we love our beautiful church and wish it’s doors were wide open and welcoming, church is really the gathering of people of faith anchored in the love and grace of God.  We are just that and continue to be that, so please … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sunday 27 December 2020

My dear Franciscans I hope that you were able to find the joy of Christ in the midst of a pandemic as we celebrated Christmas yesterday.  I pray that God is especially close to you at this time. We remember all those who are ill with Covid; especially Basil and Iris Meklis (Anette Strachan’s parents) Jane Pryor, … Continue reading

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 117 other followers

Subscribe to our YouTube Chan