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Joint Holy Week Services

Posted on April 16, 2019 at 10:45 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 St. Francis at 7 pm on April 18th. The next day the two churches will observe Good Friday at Lord of the Seas with a Tenebrae ser...

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2 Churches Hold Joint Lenten Services

Posted on February 25, 2019 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, March 6. 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 early in the day can come to St. Francis at 9 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 "Making Lent Meaningful," to be continued on subseq...

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Two Churches Celebrate Joint Christmas Eve Service

Posted on December 15, 2018 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Christmas is a time for families to come together and St. Francis in the Keys Episcopal Church and Lord of the Seas Lutheran Church are coming together for their first ever joint Christmas Eve service. In the process, they will be combining the service of Lessons and Carols with the Eucharist. Readings from the gospels will alternate with favorite hymns of the holiday. The choir will sing an anthem. The Rev. Chris Todd will use his ventriloquism to discuss whether Christmas makes sense with a...

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Blessing of the Animals

Posted on September 27, 2018 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

All creatures great and small are invited to the annual Blessing of the Animals Sunday October 7 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.” An anthem will be sung by the choir of Lord of the Seas Lutheran Church, as part of the two churches' com...

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Holding Joint Services Again

Posted on April 30, 2018 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (2)

It was so much fun, we are doing it again! Starting on May 6th and going through October St. Francis in the Keys Episcopal Church and Lord of the Seas Lutheran Church will hold joint services at 9:30 am each Sunday for the second year in a row. And the public is invited to come. 

The two congregations will meet together at Lord of the Seas on the first and third Sundays of the month. They will come together at St. Francis in the Keys on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. ...

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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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