St. Francis has been serving the Temple community since 1966. Our community, worship, outreach, and education ministries are designed for people in any stage of their spiritual journey. No matter your religious background or tradition, you are welcome in this place.
Sermon by Father David Krause on December 9, 2018. Click the link above to watch the sermon!
Gospel according Luke. 3:1–6
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah,
‘The voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
“Prepare the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.
Every valley shall be filled,
and every mountain and hill shall be made low,
and the crooked shall be made straight,
and the rough ways made smooth;
and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.” ’
The mission of St. Francis Episcopal Church is to make God known through Worship and Service to others as a loving community.
The Sunday liturgy is Holy Eucharist Rite II. The Rite II liturgy uses a portion of the Book of Common Prayer containing worship services which use contemporary language. The word "Eucharist" is used to refer to what many other protestant denominations call "Communion."
St. Francis' Nursery is led by dedicated staff and parishioners who have been trained in Safeguarding God's Children. Silent pagers are available to alert parents if their presence is needed in the nursery.
St. Francis Preschool
St. Francis Preschool is an outreach ministry of our Church that provides a nurturing environment for Pre-Schoolers and Kindergartners. The school's purpose is to provide an educational environment that encourages children to grow socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively and spiritually into responsible, caring adults. To learn more please visit the St. Francis Pre-School website.
St. Francis participates in a number of Outreach ministries, both on-campus and out in the community. Learn more about these Outreach efforts on by visiting our Ministries page.