St. Francis Episcopal Church in Rutherfordton, NC

News and Events

Thank you from the Brotherhood of St. Andrew

Thanks be to God! Last Sunday’s fund raising lunch received donations of $2384! Many, many thanks to all who contributed to and supported the event, especially the Daughters of the King for beautiful flowers and delicious desserts. You may be confident your support contributes significantly to the sharing of the Gospel among the incarcerated and to the Angel Tree program for children of the incarcerated. Of course, the 16 inmates present with their sponsors certainly enjoyed their lunch!
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew

Friday Night at the Movies

“War Room” is the story of a family whose lives and relationships are crumbling under the strain of contemporary life. Despite their great jobs, their beautiful daughter, and living in their dream house, Tony and Elizabeth Jordan are facing situations and temptations all too familiar these days: marital breakup, job loss, and misplaced priorities. Then Elizabeth meets “Miss Clara” and nothing will ever be the same again. This is a distinctively Christian movie that can change your life, too! Please join us in the Parish Hall on Friday evening, April 29 at 7:00 p.m.

Stay Connected!

To find out the latest news on the Bishop Search and Transition, information about our diocese and what is happening around the diocese, to read a short reflection each week from Bishop Taylor, and to see the faces of our churches and people, PLEASE go to the Diocesan website,, click on "News & Events," then click on "Weekly E-newsletter." You'll put in your email address and soon be getting interesting information -- if you're not interested that week a quick click of "delete" and it's gone. BUT don't miss out on the good stuff. Sign up for the weekly e-newsletter!

Welcome Table April 25, 2016

We will host Welcome Table on Monday, April 25. The menu is Breakfast Casserole, Seasoned Red Potatoes, Apple Sauce, Biscuits with Butter and Jelly, and Beverages. We are not asking for the usual donations this month. Help is always needed the day we serve as host at Welcome Table. It you will be able to be there to help that Monday in the preparation of the food, to greet, to serve food between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., to wash dishes, or clean up, please contact Sherry Campbell (828-288-3801 or .

Welcoming Strangers

As Spring comes, more people from the community are coming to St. Francis to take pictures. If you are around when they come, please welcome them with kindness and the same hospitality that you use for your closest friends. Invite them to worship with us. You never know who you welcome; there are angels among us!

Women Helping Women

On May 14th, at the Lake Lure Inn, a lovely lunch will be served along with a drawing/silent auction will be held. We are encouraging crafters to donate to this worthy cause. Donations could be a basket with assorted items, or a craft item, jewelry, art, scarves, designer purses new or used. The proceeds will go toward an educational fund for the women in our diocese. This event is sponsored by Episcopal Church Women. For more details contact—Donna Murray The registration form for this event is attached.

Yokefellow Donation Item

January - April
Oil or Shortening (small size)


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

To see pictures of what goes on at St Francis outside of these walls click on the photo.

Coming Events

Sunday, April 17

8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:15 a.m. - Christian Formation
10:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist Rite II
12:00 p.m. - Coffee Hour

Monday, April 18

6:30 p.m. - Girl Scouts

Tuesday, April 19

6:00 p.m. - AA
6:30 p.m. - Vestry

Wednesday, April 20

7:00 a.m. - Middleton Group
6:30 p.m. - EFM
7:00 p.m. - Choir

Thursday, April 21

Friday, April 22

Saturday, April 23

Sunday, April 24

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

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