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Church Unusual, Sunday, 13 September 2020

My dear Franciscans What a joy it is to be back in Johannesburg after two and a bit weeks of being away.  And how strange it was to travel, and be in different places after 6 months of lockdown.  I have returned rested and well, looking forward to seeing you all again in the different … Continue reading

Church Unusual 2 August 2020

My dear Franciscans Today is the last day of July, the 126th day of lockdown.  And we are together! We are intact as a community.  We have learnt much about ourselves, our community and new ways of growing our common life together.  And we have, willy nilly, become part of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”.  So many changes … Continue reading

Church Unusual 19 July 2020

My dear Franciscans In my sermon last week I spoke of the transformative power of gratitude.  Each morning since, I have consciously made the decision to try and live the day with an attitude of gratitude to God. On two of the days – Monday and Wednesday – I was able to carry thankfulness through most … Continue reading

Church Unusual – Sunday 12 July 2020

My dear Franciscans All of us, I am sure, are now deeply aware of how close the coronavirus is with the Gauteng infection rate spiraling and a number of us with family and loved ones infected.  I’m sure we have many questions.  Dr Tim Wilson, our Resident Covid-19 Advisor, will be holding his second Covid Discussion … Continue reading

Church Unusual, June 7 2020 and a letter for Pentecost- Archbishop Thabo Makgoba

My dear Franciscans Rev Nigel Andrews, who with his wife Jill, are members of St Francis, although we rarely see them as Nigel is assisting at other parishes most of the time, is a poet. He sent me this Pentecost poem and I would like to quote from it to remind us again of the … Continue reading

Church Unusual 31 June and Update on not opening St Francis

My dear Franciscans We are living in a time when changes that dramatically affect our lives happen amazingly fast. Know that the Parish leadership is engaged with these changes and will guide our community with love and wisdom. Find our message about not opening St Francis at this time below. Today we have several significant … Continue reading

Church Unusual Sunday 24 May 2020

Dear all please find attached pew leaflet and Children’s Church Material for this Sunday’s service Join us via the link below

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

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

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