St. Francis Episcopal Church in Rutherfordton, NC

News and Events

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Lent comes early this year and our traditional Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be held on February 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This will be a fundraiser for our EPIC Youth, so please plan to come and bring friends. We also need help from adults who can pitch in as cooks, hostesses, set-up and clean-up, etc. Please contact Linc McDaniel at or 286-3579 to let her know what you can do to help.

Lenten Study

On Thursday evenings during Lent, Mother Chris will lead a study of Renegade Gospel: The Rebel Jesus, written by United Methodist Minister Mike Slaughter. Each week we’ll watch a brief video and discuss a chapter from the book. Chapter titles are: Discovering the Rebel Jesus; Revolutionary Lifestyle; The Most Important Question You Will Ever Have to Answer; Seeing Jesus Today; The Way of the Cross; Resurrection. Classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, and continue on Thursday evenings through March 17. Those who would like to eat together prior to the study are invited to bring a brown bag supper at 5:45 p.m. each week. The book is available on Kindle, or you may order a copy through the church office for $9.00 each. Please make your check payable to St. Francis and note “Lenten Study” in the memo. Deadline for ordering is March 4.

Community Bible Challenge

When you make your resolutions, consider joining Mother Chris and others in the Community Bible Challenge, a one-year schedule to help us read through the entire Bible in a year’s time. The readings will be published each week to begin on Monday and end on Saturday. The readings for the first week are:

February 1: Exodus 22-24; Psalm 24: 21-50; Matthew 25
Febraury 2: Exodus 25-27; Psalm 25; Matthew 26
February 3: Exodus 28-30; Psalm 26; Matthew 27
February 4: Exodus 31-33; Psalm 27; Matthew 28
February 5: Exodus 34-36; Psalm 28; Mark 1
February 6: Exodus 37-39; Psalm 29; Mark 2
February 7: Reflection Day

Yokefellow Donation Item

January - April
Oil or Shortening (small size)


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, January 31

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

Monday, February 1

6:30 p.m. - Girl Scouts

Tuesday, February 2

6:00 p.m. - AA

Wednesday, February 3

7:00 a.m. - Middleton Group
6:30 p.m. - EFM
7:00 p.m. - Choir

Thursday, February 4

Friday, February 5

Saturday, February 6

Sunday, February 7

10:30 a.m. - Daughters of the King set up for potluck

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

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