St. Francis Episcopal Church in Rutherfordton, NC

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Soup for the Supper

Sign up sheets for set-up, soup, and clean-up for Thursday night’s Supper and Study are in the Narthex or you may call the church office if you can help.

Looking for something to do during Lent? Here’s our menu:

• March 5 and each Thursday during Lent at noon: Lunchtime Book Discussion in the Commons Room. Bring your lunch if you wish.
• March 4: This week’s Community Lenten Service will be held at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 330 North Ridgecrest Avenue, Rutherfordton, at Noon. The Rev. Jessica Tidwell-Weinzierl of First Baptist Church, Rutherfordton, will be the preacher for this service.
• March 5 and each Thursday evening during Lent: 5:30 Stations of the Cross in the church, soup supper at 6:00, spiritual disciplines study at 6:45.
• Anytime: Private Confessions may be scheduled by calling Mother Chris at 828-287-3888 x2.

Rutherfordton Ministers Association Lenten Noonday Service Schedule 2015

March 4
St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church
The Rev. Jessica Tidwell-Weinzier

March 11
First United Methodist Church
Mr. Bob Ward, Preacher

March 18
St. John’s AME Zion Church
The Rev. Chris Beebe, Preacher

March 25
First Baptist Church
The Rev. Dr. Rick Miller, Preacher

April 3
St. Francis Episcopal Church
The Rev. Connie Jenson, Preacher

Stephen Ministry at St. Francis

Our plans to begin Stephen Ministry at St. Francis have begun and several of our members are discerning their call to this specialized pastoral ministry. We’ll be accepting applications until February 1, and hope to begin training by the first week of March. You can help, even if you are not called to be a Stephen Minister, by praying daily for this ministry, for those who will be part of it, and for the lives that will be changed because of it. If you were unable to attend the meeting and would like to know more about Stephen Ministry, please contact Judi Gustafson (828-395-1825) or Mother Chris (828-287-3888 x2).

Easter Baptisms at St. Francis

For the first time in recent years, we’ll begin our celebration of Easter with the Great Vigil on Holy Saturday evening (April 4). This first service of Easter is the perfect time for baptisms, and is one of the days specified by the church for that purpose. If you or a member of your family would like to be baptized on this occasion, please contact Mother Chris+ at or by phone at 828-287-3888 x-2.


January—April: Pancake mix and syrup


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

Monday,March 2

6:30 p.m. - Girl Scouts
7:00 p.m. - Christian Formation Committee Meeting

Tuesday, March 3

6:00 p.m. - AA

Wednesday, March 4

7:00 a.m. - Middleton Group
12:00 p.m. - Community Lenten Service
6:30 p.m. - EFM
7:00 p.m. - Choir

Thursday, March 5

12:00 p.m. - Lenten Lunchtime Book Discussion
5:30 p.m. - Stations of the Cross
6:00 p.m. - Soup Supper
6:45 p.m. - Spiritual Disciplines Study

Friday, March 6

3:30 p.m. - Youth Leave for Spring Conference

Saturday, March 7

Sunday, March 8

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

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