St. Francis Episcopal Church in Rutherfordton, NC

News and Events

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On Thursday the landline at the Rectory (the home of the rector) was disconnected. If you need to contact Mother Chris for routine matters, please call her at 828-287-3888 x2 Monday through Thursday.

A Service of Prayer for Peace and Reconciliation

Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 5:00 p.m., Second Baptist Church, 191 Green Street, Rutherfordton. Come and bring a neighbor!

Cookbook by Daughters of the King

The DOK is putting together a new St. Francis Cookbook. There will be recipe forms at the back of the church and attached to the announcement email. You can either fill it out or send what you have to the church office by drop off or email ( Any recipe from any food group is welcome. Any questions please contact Tammy Edwards.

Summer Series #2

Our next Summer Series gathering will be held in the Parish Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 21. We’ll begin promptly at 6:30 with a video entitled “Theological Teaching on NC Amendment 1.” In March, 2012, The Rev. Cyndi Banks, Rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Boone and most recently a candidate for Bishop of Western North Carolina, called her congregation together to explore their questions concerning homosexuality through the lens of The Episcopal Church’s three-legged stool of scripture, tradition, and reason. Although the video is four years old, its teachings are still relevant today. Following the video, we’ll take a break, then reconvene for conversation. This is not only an opportunity for us to learn together, but also an opportunity for us to practice the art of civil discourse. If you would like to contribute a dessert for us to share over our conversation, or if you can come a few minutes early to help set-up, please email Mother Chris at or call 287-3888 x2.

Welcome Table, July 25, 2016

Our time in July to host Welcome at First United Methodist Church, Rutherfordton, is Monday, July 25. We want to do a Salad Bar while fresh produce is available. We would like to serve the following salads: broccoli, chicken, egg, fruit, ham, pasta, potato, tuna, and vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers, etc. to slice and serve). You might have a favorite salad recipe other than those listed that you would like to make. Please contact Sherry Campbell if you can help by furnishing any of the above items or if you can help with the preparation of the meal on July 25.

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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

Sunday, July 17

8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist Rite II
12:00 p.m. - Punch on the Lawn

Monday, July 18

Tuesday, July 19

6:00 p.m. - AA

Wednesday, July 20

7:00 p.m. - Choir

Thursday, July 21

6:30 p.m. - Summer Series

Friday, June 22

Saturday, June 23

Sunday, June 24

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

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