St. Francis in the Keys

Anglican Worship in a Tropical Setting

The Church in the Woods with the Red Doors

St. Francis meets in a church surrounded by native trees and plants. Diminutive key deer wander past the clear windows. Inside, we joyfully celebrate the Eucharist  and enjoy biblically balanced sermons firmly rooted in the Anglican tradition of C.S. Lewis and centered in Jesus Christ, whose life, death and resurrection reveal the self-sacrificial and loving nature of God. We follow the Lectionary, except on the first Sunday of the month when Fr. Chris preaches on a question drawn the previous Sunday from our Sermon Suggestion Box. On the first Sunday of the month, we use a Celtic liturgy adapted from the Iona Community. On the last Sunday of the month, we hold a public service of healing with the laying on of hands and anointing with oil.

Going Out into the World

We follow St. Francis' dictim to ''preach the gospel always--and if you have to, use your voice.'' We have a quarterly beach clean up and BBQ at Bahia Honda State Park. We work with Habitat for Humanity. We contribute to the food pantry run by the Big Pine United Methodist Church. We hold Lenten suppers and an Easter Sunrise service on the water with Lord of the Seas Lutheran Church. We participate in the Community Good Friday service based on the 7 Words from the Cross with preachers from local Roman Catholic, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist and Vineyard churches.

Sermons

Father Chris' sermons can be found on his blog: Preacher of the Night

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