St. Francis Episcopal Church in Rutherfordton, NC

News and Events

Welcome Table, September 26, 2016

Our next time to host Welcome at First United Methodist Church is Monday, September 26. The menu is chicken tenders, creamed potatoes, green beans, slaw, bread, beverages, and desserts. Desserts are needed this month. Please bring desserts to the parish hall kitchen by Sunday, September 25. If you can help by preparing a dessert or if you can help in any way with preparation for the meal on Monday, September 26, please contact Sherry Campbell.

Celebrating St. Francis Day at St. Francis

On Sunday, October 2, we’ll remember our patron saint, St. Francis, and celebrate our St. Francis Parish Community. Here are the highlights:

· There will be no Christian Formation classes on October 2nd.
· One service only at 10:00 a.m.
· Guest preacher David Sanchez will share his story.
· Potluck Picnic on the Parish House grounds
(food will be served inside and tables will be set up inside for those who can’t abide the bugs).
· Fried Chicken and drinks will be provided.
· Dress casually and bring your lawn chairs—we’ll be playing games after we eat.
Mark your calendar and plan to attend! Bring a friend!

Blessing of the Animals

Weather permitting, our annual Blessing of the Animals will take place on Tuesday, October 4 (St. Francis Day) at 6:00 p.m. in the front yard of the Rectory, next door to the church. Hope to see you and your pets!

Angel Tree

The Angel Tree committee invites any interested parties to help cut out stockings on Wednesday, October 5, at 5:30 in the rear Sunday school classrooms. Our goal is 100 stockings this year! If you have questions, please call Liz Segers. Thanks in advance for your help!

Save the Date

On Sunday, October 9, the Rutherfordton Minsters’ group will host the next in our Peace and Reconciliation Events. This will be a community forum, with a panel of folks representing “Life Together in Ruff’ton.” Please mark your calendar and plan to attend: Sunday, October 9, 4:00 pm at St. John’s AME Zion Church. More information will be provided soon.

Yokefellow Donation Item

May - August
Canned Meat


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, September 25

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

Monday, September 26

7:30 a.m. - AA
5:00 p.m. - Welcome Table

Tuesday, September 27

6:00 p.m. - AA

Wednesday, September 28

7:00 a.m. - Middleton Group Meeting
12:00 p.m. - AA
6:00 p.m. - Stephen Ministry
6:30 p.m. - Education for Ministry
7:00 p.m. - Choir

Thursday, September 29

6:00 p.m. - Girl Scouts

Friday, September 30

Saturday, October 1
Consecration of the 7th Bishop of the Diocese of WNC

Sunday, October 2

10:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist Rite II
12:00 p.m. - Church picnic

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