St. Francis Episcopal Church in Rutherfordton, NC

News and Events

What a Beautiful Morning!

Thank you all for a beautiful celebration of the feast day of our patron, St. Francis! Having folks from both services together at one time set the tone for everything that followed: Morning Prayer with Holy Eucharist, an inspiring message from David Sanchez, fellowship at the Lord’s Table and then at the potluck picnic. The Holy Spirit was definitely among us! All of you who set up, cleaned up, brought food, and visited with your St. Francis neighbors, please know how much your efforts are noticed and appreciated! And from me personally, thank you for the birthday wishes. It’s been a great week! CFB+

“Life Together in Rutherfordton”

This Sunday at 4:00 pm, the Rutherfordton Minsters’ group will host the next in our Peace and Reconciliation Events at St. John’s AME Zion . This will be a community forum, with a panel of folks representing “Life Together in Ruff’ton.” Panelists Rodrigo Chavez, restaurant owner; St. Francis’ own Josephine Conn, longtime resident of Rutherfordton; Dick Craft, retired school teacher and coach; Keith Lipsey, pastor and social worker; and Sandra McGriff, health care provider, will share their experiences of life in Rutherfordton, and then answer questions submitted by members of the audience. Andrea Fite will serve as moderator. Location: St. John AME Zion Church 109 South Ridgecrest Drive, Rutherfordton

Assistance to Storm Victims

When a natural disaster like Hurricane Matthew affects our world we all want to help, yet we may not know exactly what to do or how to direct our assistance for the folks who need it most. Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is “an international relief and development agency and a compassionate response to human suffering on behalf of The Episcopal Church. Our work to heal a hurting world is guided by the principles of compassion, dignity and generosity.” There are two ways for you to contribute to ERD’s efforts to assist the victims of Hurricane Matthew: place your contribution in the offering plate on Sunday, and be sure to mark it “ERD.” We’ll send a combined check to them. Or, if you’d prefer, you may contribute directly to ERD by visiting their website at Either way, your contribution is tax deductible.

From Spindale Correction Center

Re-Certification for established community volunteers and orientation for new volunteers will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016 beginning at 6:00 pm at First Wesleyan Church, 700 South Church Street, Forest City. Bring your current driver’s license and blue and/or salmon card. Your service is invaluable.

St. Francis T-Shirts, Sweatshirts & Hoodies

There will be one more order placed for St. Francis shirts. If you are interested in ordering a t-shirt (short or long sleeve), sweatshirt, or hoodie, please see either Kathryn McGowan or Stephanie Williams.

Girl Scout Fund Raiser

The Girl Scouts of Troop 1891 will be holding a Hot Dog Supper and Auction on Saturday, October 8th at the Gilkey Club House between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm. The Auction will be at 6:00 pm. All proceeds will go to fund the troops trip to Europe.

Yokefellow Donation Item

September - December
Dry Beans


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, October 9

8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:00 a.m. - Christian Formation
10:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist Rite II
4:00 p.m. - Life in Rutherfordton Forum

Monday, October 10

7:30 a.m. - AA

Tuesday, October 11

6:00 p.m. - AA

Wednesday, October 12

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
6:30 p.m. - Brotherhood of St. Andrew Prison Meeting
7:00 p.m. - Choir

Thursday, October 13

6:00 p.m. - Girl Scouts

Friday, October 14

Saturday, October 15

Sunday, October 16

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

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