Saint Francis Episcopal Church · 132 Peckham Lane, RR #2 · Coventry, Rhode Island 02816 · 401-397-7757

We are a people who honor, cherish, and celebrate God's creation, and seek tobe good stewards of the earth. We are a group that is committed to deepening our spiritual lives and a people who believe that God calls us to a place of deeper compassion, creativity, and love. Our life together is centered around the Holy Eucharist, with communion services held every Sunday.   As a response to our faith in Jesus Christ, we strive to make our parish a place of hope to the despairing, of growth to the spiritually hungry, of healing to those in pain, of comfort to those in need, and a place of empowerment so that we may serve Christ in the world.

We offer many ways to serve through committees such as: Worship and Education Committee, Buildings and Grounds, Finance, Pastoral Care, and during our church service as ushers, Lectors and Intercessors.

Mission statement:  We commit ourselves to love and to serve the Lord by welcoming the stranger, reaching out to the community, and sharing the hope of Christ. 

News

Confirmation and Reception
Diocesan Confirmations are held at each individual parish or mission church. If you think you are interested in Confirmation or Reception, or if you have questions about the processes, please speak with Fr. Sean.

Other Outreach
Episcopal Charities:  Support the fine work that the Charities provides throughout the state, supporting non-profit agencies that benefit those in need--feeding the hungry, giving comfort to the aged and ill, and providing opportunities for young people.  Please pick up your pledge card in the Parish Hall; if you have any specific questions about Episcopal Charities, please see Debbie Fisher. 

Sunday Services are held at 9 AM and 11 AM

Holy Week Services:  Maundy Thursday, March 29, 7 PM; Good Friday, March 30, 7 PM; Easter Sunday, April 1, 9 AM and 11 AM.  

Sunday School:  Godly Play, 8:45 AM
Journey to Adulthood:  10:10 AM                              

Outreach
Please help fill the basket in the Parish Hall. 

  • Coventry Food Pantry's foods of the month include canned or boxed pasta meals.  Please help us fill the basket in the parish hall!
  • Our Journey to Adulthood (J2A) students are collecting pet food at the Blessing of the Animals service on October 15.  We will continue the collection through the end of the month.  Won't you help our youth feed our animal friends?
  • Got Legos?  Our Godly Play teachers will be using Legos to help teach children about stories in the Bible.  If you have any to spare, please consider donating them to our Sunday School.  

Announcements

In Memory:  We are saddened to hear of the passing of long-time member, James Tonge.  His many contributions include serving as Eucharistic minister, as a member of the Bishop's Committee, and as junior warden.  For a fully obituary, please go to http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/james-tonge-obituary?pid=188070046. 

Thursdays in Lent:  Beginning on February 22 and continuing until March 22, we will meet for evening prayer at 6:00 PM.  After sharing a simple meal of soup and bread, we have Bible study until about 7:30 PM.  

Annual Corned Beef Dinner, Saturday, March 10:  Have a hankering for Corned Beef?  Have a touch of the Leprechaun in you?  Join us for our annual Corned Beef dinner with all the fixings including potatoes, cabbage, and carrots plus dessert.  Cost is $14 for adults, $7 for children.  Kids under the age of 5 eat for free.  For tickets, call Cindy Mason at 397-4337

Contemplative Prayer:  Join us at 8:00 each Sunday, before the 9 AM .  service.  All are welcome; no previous experience is required.  Join us! . 

Adult Sunday School:  Join us during Lent as Aimee Mello and Chris Fernandes lead participants in discussion using "Holding Up Your Corner--Talking about Race in your Community"  as a guide.  Let Fr. Sean, Aimee, or Chris know if you're interested; our first class will be held on February 18.  

Help Wanted, part-time Godly Play Teacher needed who will job share with 2 other teachers on a rotating basis.  Job requirements include:  kindness, good listening skills, patience, joy, and enthusiasm.  Lesson plans and materials are provided.  No experience is required.  Please see Deb Fernandes for more information. 

Help wanted—Acolytes—If you are 10 or older and would like to serve on the altar on Sunday mornings, please speak with Fr. Sean.

 


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