St. Francis Episcopal Church in Rutherfordton, NC

News and Events

Christian Formation

Judi Gustafson will be a guest for an Intergenerational Christian Formation Class on Sunday, September 28. All classes except the Elementary Class and the Pre-K/K Class will meet together in the Parish Hall for Christian Formation.

EPIC Shower for Kathryn Cunningham and Casey McMahan

On Sunday, September 28th following the 10:30 am service, our EPIC Youth will be holding a Wedding Shower for Kathryn and Casey in the Parish House. They are registered at Belk but would also love Lowe’s Gift Cards.

Bob Helms Memorial Service

It is with sadness that we inform you of the death of Bob Helms, longtime member of St. Francis. In recent years, Bob had been living in Michigan near his son Hal, but his desire was to be buried in St. Francis Memorial Garden. A memorial service for Bob will be held on Friday, October 3rd at 11:00 am at St. Francis Church. A light reception will follow in Commons Room of the Parish House.

Yokefellow Children’s Book Sale

Yokefellow is having a one-time sale of gift quality children’s picture books offered at a fraction of their retail prices. These hand-selected illustrated books are exceptional and include new and old classics you will read over and over, save, then pass to the next generation. Also for sale, a first-time offering of 145 Nancy Drew mysteries from the 1940s-1980s. Come and discover (or rediscover) stories you can’t wait to share with your children. Friday, October 3rd and October 4th, 10:00-5:00, 132 Blanton Avenue, Spindale.

St. Francis Day

Sunday, October 5th is St. Francis Day. There will be Blessing of the Animals at 2:00 pm in the Parish House Playground area. The EPIC Youth Group will be selling treats for the animals.

Building & Grounds Meeting

The Building & Grounds Committee will meet on Wednesday, October 8th at 6:00 pm in the Cloister House.

Welcome Table September 29, 2014

We want to thank all of you for helping in so many ways with Welcome Table!

We will participate in Welcome Table at First United Methodist Church, Rutherfordton on September 29. The menu for September will be meatloaf with a tomato based sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, a salad, dessert, and beverages.

Twenty-five (25) meatloaves are needed. If you can donate a meatloaf, please bring it to church by Sunday, September 28, and leave it in the refrigerator at the parish house. Identify the meat loaf with the name of the preparer and the date prepared.

Meatloaf Recipe
2 lbs. ground beef
1 package onion soup mix
2 eggs
½ cup tomato sauce
¾ cup bread crumbs or crushed crackers

Combine all ingredients. Place meatloaf in loaf pan. Cook at 350 degrees for one hour or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees.

Allow meatloaf to cool. Remove from pan and put into a zip lock freezer bag or wrap in tin foil. Freeze and bring to church by Sunday, September 28, and leave it in the refrigerator at the parish house. Identify the meatloaf with the name of the preparer and the date prepared. If you make a meatloaf before the week for Welcome Table, please put it in the freezer at the parish house.

Help is always needed the day we serve as host at Welcome Table. If you will be able to be there that Monday and serve in one or more ways, please contact Linda Bailey (828-245-7456 or or Allison Ross (828-202-6722 or It would be helpful to know, prior to September 28, if you will donate a meatloaf. Please give Linda Bailey or Allison Ross this information.

WNC/ECW/Open -Diocesan Board Meeting -Sat. Oct.4th Has Been Canceled


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

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Coming Events

Monday, September 22

6:30 p.m. Girl Scouts

Tuesday, September 23

6:00 p.m. AA
6:30 p.m. - Girl Scout Leaders Meeting

Wednesday, September 24

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

Thursday, September 25

6:30 a.m. Brotherhood of St Andrew Dinner Meeting

Friday, September 26

Saturday, September 20

Sunday, September 27

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. - EPIC Wedding Shower for Kathryn & Casey

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