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Holy Week and Easter Services

Posted on March 20, 2018 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Two churches on Big Pine will commemorate the climax of Jesus' ministry during Holy Week. St. Francis in the Keys Episcopal Church and Lord of the Seas Lutheran Church will join to celebrate the 3 days that created the Christian movement. On Maundy Thursday, they will remember the Last Supper with a service that includes footwashing and the Eucharist, to be held at Lord of the Seas at 7 pm on March 29th. The next day the two churches will observe Good Friday at St. Francis with the stations o...

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Joint Lenten Services

Posted on February 6, 2018 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, February 14. For the 16th straight year, Lord of the Seas Lutheran Church and St. Francis in the Keys Episcopal Church will hold joint Lenten services. Those who want imposition of ashes before work can comes to St. Francis at 9:00 am Wednesday. Those who want to get their ashes after work or school can come to Lord of the Seas at 7 pm that evening. The Rev. Chris Todd will begin a sermon series on The 7 Cardinal Virtues, to be continued on subse...

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Christmas at St. Francis

Posted on December 12, 2017 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

St. Francis in the Keys will be open for worship once again on December 24.


Like many residents, after Irma the folks from St. Francis were not immediately able to use their building upon returning. So they worshiped with their gracious fellow Christians at Lord of the Seas Lutheran church, alternating liturgies. In the meantime St. Francis' building and grounds became the headquarters of All Hands, the volunteer group that has helped clean up 200 properties and homes.

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TWO CHURCHES HOLD JOINT SERVICES THIS SUMMER

Posted on June 23, 2017 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

In 1999 the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America recognized each other's ministries, sacraments and clergy and the two denominations vowed to cooperate as Christians called to a common mission. Since 2001 Lord of the Seas Lutheran Church and St. Francis in the Keys Episcopal Church have had joint Lenten services and a joint Easter sunrise service. Since 2012 the Rev. Chris Todd has presided over the worship services at each church. This summer starting on July 2nd t...

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Two Churches, One Holy Week

Posted on April 11, 2017 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The joint Lenten program between Lord of the Seas Lutheran Church and St. Francis in the Keys Episcopal Church will come to a climax this Holy Week.


The two congregations will come together to celebrate Maundy Thursday at 7 pm at St. Francis. They will commemorate Jesus instituting the Lord's Supper, washing the feet of his disciples and giving his new commandment to love each other as he loves us. The Rev. Chris Todd will preaching on “Cleaning Up Messes.”

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Christmas at St. Francis

Posted on December 19, 2016 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

St. Francis will be making spirits bright this Christmas Weekend.

 

Christmas Eve‘s worship will begin with Lessons and Carols at 6 pm Saturday, during which readings from the nativity narratives in the gospels will alternate with the appropriate carols. The Holy Eucharist for Christmas will follow at 6:30 pm. Father Chris will look athe greatest story ever told in his homily, “Hero's Quest.” The annual candlelit singing of “Silent Night” will ag...

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Blessing of the Animals

Posted on September 30, 2016 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

All creatures great and small are invited to the annual Blessing of the Animals Sunday October 2 at St. Francis in the Keys Church. Celebrated near the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, pets of all kinds will be blessed. The Celtic liturgy will emphasize the beauty of God's creation. The music will be drawn from the prayers and songs of the saint known as “God's troubadour.” The service starts at 8:30 am. Delicious food for all attending, both human and non-human, will be served...

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Christmas Eve Service

Posted on December 12, 2015 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

St. Francis in the Keys will kick off its celebration of Christmas week with the Greening of the Church after the 8:30 am service on Sunday the 20th. Come to decorate the sanctuary and stay for the delicious lunch afterwards.

 

Christmas Eve‘s worship will begin with Lessons and Carols at 6:30 pm Thursday, during which readings from the nativity narratives in the gospels will alternate with the appropriate carols. The Holy Eucharist for Christmas will follow at 7:00 pm....

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Joint Holy Week Services

Posted on March 28, 2015 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The 13th annual joint observance of Lent by St. Francis-in-the-Keys Episcopal Church and Lord of the Seas Lutheran Church climaxes with Holy Week. Both congregations will celebrate Maundy Thursday at Lord of the Seas at 7 pm. The service will include footwashing, an anthem by the choir, Eucharist, and a homily by Interim Pastor Chris Todd.

 

Next day the 2 parishes will observe Good Friday at St. Francis-in-the-Keys at 7 pm. The service, led by the Very Rev. Chris Todd, Pr...

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2 Churches Start Services for Families

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Parents who want their children to learn about Jesus but find that traditional church services are too early, too long and/or too boring for them can come to the new half-hour long kid-friendly family services starting this weekend. The services will consist of songs, a brief reading from the stories of Jesus in the gospel, a 5 minute message from that story, and basic prayers of praise, thanksgiving, dedication and the L...

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