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Church Unusual: Sunday 18 October 2020

My dear Franciscans  Please come and help at our Sunday Services     Now that we are holding two live services per Sunday, we need special help in running them.  At the moment we need help at both 8:30 and 10:00 for: ·       Welcomers (to welcome, take temperatures and help seat) – two per service ·       PowerPoint – one per service … Continue reading

Tips on saving water

Did you know that over the last 100 years, water usage has increased at twice the rate of population growth? Over 2 billion people experience water scarcity, increasing daily. For a fascinating look at how quickly this is happening, and the global distribution of water scarcity, check out the Water Scarcity Clock[1] and maps.  The … Continue reading

St Francis, Social Concerns

By Tim Wilson & Esther Malia In the Bible, we read about Jesus’ ministry. He healed the sick and performed miracles in Matthew 14:13-21.  But, what we often fail to see are the lessons he is trying to teach us through those acts. Jesus’ deeds taught us about many Christian values, such as kindness and … Continue reading

Church Unusual: Sunday 4 October 2020

My dear Franciscans On Sunday we celebrate our Patronal Festival – St Francis Day. It is also the day that we, for the first time in six months, can come to church in person. It is also the first time that we will be broadcasting live on YouTube with a live congregation at the 8:30 … Continue reading

Church Unusual, Sunday 30 August 2020

My dear Franciscans Please find the attached Pew Leaflet, Liturgy sheet and Children’s church lesson for Sunday. Blessings from all of us at the Parish office Please join us, once again, at 8:30 am forChurch Unusual – Live from St Francis Church Unusual – Liturgy – August 2020 (2) 20200830 Pew Leaflet THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER … Continue reading

Church Unusual, Sunday 23 August

My dear Franciscans Please find the attached Pew Leaflet, Liturgy sheet and Children’s church lesson for Sunday. Blessings from all of us at the Parish office Please join us, once again, at 8:30 am forChurch Unusual – Live from St Francis https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt35PbtR_ZhmeLxXjQ3EIBg Church Unusual – Liturgy – August 2020 (1) Childrens Lesson 23 Aug 2020 … Continue reading

Monthly Eco Focus: Saving water

August is the month of compassion and as the ECO Group we ask you all to stretch your thoughts and actions to showing compassion to our environment. Our monthly ECO Focus for August is on saving our essential resource – Water.  Felicity Kitchin has researched and put together this excellent short article on how to … Continue reading

Church Unusual, Sunday 16 August

My dear Franciscans In the Friday 7:00am Zoom Eucharist, we read Psalm 11. It opens with the words, “In the Lord I have found my refuge…” I hope and pray that this is your experience, day by day; that you are able to start each morning conscious of God’s presence with you – as St … 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

A Season of our Youth – Franciscan 16 June 2020

We invite you to grab a nice hot cup of coffee and enjoy our very first youth edition of the Franciscan. On this youth day as we remember the protests that took place across the country known as the Soweto uprising of 1976, we also remember the current struggles of our youth today during these … Continue reading

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