St. Francis Episcopal Church in Rutherfordton, NC

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Angel Tree Party

This Saturday, December 10th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. is our 10th Annual Angel Tree Christmas Party. This year we are partnering with Second Baptist Church, and they will be hosting the party in their Family Life Center. Please come join the fun. There will be games, a photo op, and ice cream! If you would like to help by donating items for our home-made stockings, we need; apples, oranges, candy canes, gum, and full size chocolate bars. We will be decorating on Friday, December 9th from 5:00 until we finish.

Thanksgiving Luncheon

I would like to thank our entire church family for your dedication and willingness to support our 6th Annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon. The luncheon continues to grow – we served over 750 meals this year. The Lord has shown us all there is a great need in this county to serve others and you touched many folks this year for Thanksgiving.

It takes a large group effort to serve that many folks and you worked tirelessly to make it happen. As one of the facilitators of the luncheon and as a lifelong member of St. Francis, I can’t express to each of you how meaningful it is to know how willing our church is to provide for those in need. We are all truly blessed in many ways and I am very thankful for our church family.

Please continue to pray for God’s guidance with regard to our luncheon and may we all enjoy and focus on what this time of year is truly about!!

God Bless, Blue Pittman

Christmas Schedule

December 18
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:30 a.m. Christian Formation
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharsit Rite II
12:00 p.m. Greening of the Church

December 24
5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist
11:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist

December 25
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
(No Christian Formation)

January 1
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharsit Rite I
(No Christian Formation)
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II

Adult Christian Formation Class

The Sunday morning adult Bible study class will be breaking for the holidays after our December 11 class. There will be no class on December 18 or 25, or on January 1. We will begin meeting again on January 8 at 9:30 in the Parish House library, and will be starting an in-depth study of the Gospel of John. Please join us! You may contact David Lloyd with any questions, or for further information about the class.

Yokefellow Donation Item

September - December
Dry Beans


8:00 a.m.-Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:30 a.m.-Christian Formation 
10:30 a.m.-Holy Eucharist Rite II (with choir) 

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Coming Events

Sunday, December 4

8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:00 a.m. - Christian Formation
10:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist Rite II
12:00 p.m. - Annual Meeting with Luncheon

Monday, December 5

7:30 a.m. - AA
6:30 p.m. - Girl Scouts

Tuesday, December 6

6:00 p.m. - AA

Wednesday, December 7

7:00 a.m. - Joe Middleton Group
12:00 p.m. - AA

Thursday, December 8

Friday, December 9

Saturday, December 10

3:00 p.m. Angel Tree Party at Second Baptist Church

Sunday, December 11

8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:30 a.m. - Christian Formation
10:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist Rite II

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