Traditional, sacramental Anglican worship, using the 1928 Book of Common Prayer
All worship services have been suspended
Out of concern for the health and safety of our parishioners
and guests, and because the civil authorities have prohibited most public
gatherings, all services have been discontinued until further notice. Please bear
with us as we attempt to work through these difficult times, and please continue to pray
that God will intervene and mitigate the devastating effects of the COVID-19 virus.
The service bulletin for Good Friday, April 10.
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This brief rite will be used at Communion time during the Sunday Eucharists for the time being.
Holy Communion, 9:30AM, April 5, 2020
Holy Communion, 9:30AM, March 29, 2020
Holy Communion, 9:30AM, March 22, 2020
Holy Communion at 9:30 and 11:00 AM
Sunday School for youth at 9:30 AM
Catechesis for adults at 10:30 AM
Healing Service following the 9:30 and 11:00 services.
Nursery is staffed during the 9:30 and 11:00 services.
Wednesdays in Lent:
Holy Communion at 7:00 PM, with Fr. Giacolone's reflections on the Eucharist
Evening Prayer at 7:00 PM
First Saturday of each month:
Prayers for our nation at 9:00 AM
40 Days for Life
Join us in defending our most vulnerable brothers and
sisters! The Spring, 2020, Austin campaign of 40 Days for Life runs from Wednesday,
February 26, through Sunday, April 5. For more information, see the
Central Texas Coalition for Life
To participate in a prayer vigil,
Sign up here.
Welcome to St. Francis!
We welcome you to join us in a warm and friendly setting for true,
Christ-centered worship. We uphold the ancient faith of the Church in
the Anglican tradition, offering traditional Christian values based on the
Holy Word of God, and are faithful witnesses to the person of Jesus in the
St. Francis' liturgical standard is the 1928 Book of Common Prayer—a
document which is orthodox in its expression of the Christian faith based
on prayers that have been part of catholic worship for 2000 years.
In a world where biblical values seem to change with each new interpretation,
St. Francis Anglican Church stands for biblical truth which does not change
with each passing generation. If you are concerned about shifting social
mores, want to be the Christian that God wants you to be and need guidance on
that often difficult path, and want to be challenged each week to work toward
that goal, we hope that you will visit and experience our worship and values
Join us here!
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Weekday Worship Services
Evening Prayer: Thursdays at 7 p.m. During this simple but beautiful
service, the prayers and lessons are said and the canticles are sung without
accompaniment. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Sunday school classes are underway for the 2019-20 school year.
Classes for youth meet at 9:30 AM, September through June. Each Sunday,
the youth attend the 9:30 service and leave at the announcements. There
are two classes: one for children in grades 5 and under, and one for grade 6
and beyond. All classes are Biblically based with activities geared to
helping the students remember so that they can practice what is taught.
All St. Francis youth and friends are warmly welcomed.
St. Francis has an active intercessory group. If you would like to place a name on the list, please use the prayer intention box on the south side of the church to submit your request.
Prayers for the Nation: This monthly service is scheduled for the first Saturday of each month. Join us at 9 AM in the fellowship room for hymns, prayers – both printed and extemporaneous – and Bible readings on the seven centers of prayer – Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church, and Family.
Mothers' Prayer Group: The 3rd Friday of the month at 12:00 noon. Join this group of mothers as they pray for a solid hour of prayers of adoration, confession, thanksgiving and supplication.
St. Francis Home Groups
Our home groups are ready to welcome anyone who wishes to join them.
Please contact Steve McCown, Doug Cooper, or Amy Crandell
to inquire as to what their home group is doing. If you would like to
host or facilitate a home group or if you have questions about
home groups, please contact Fr. Giacolone.
Anglicans For Life: Meets several times per year after the 11:00
service (dates TBA) and sponsors activities throughout the year, including
40 Days for Life prayer campaigns, National AFL group activities,
supporting the Trotter House, Anglican Rosary for the Unborn, the annual
March for Life, and a monthly hymn-sing/worship service at a local nursing
home. All are welcome to participate in any of these activities and to
attend the meetings.
Choir: The choristers gather at 9:40 on Sundays to prepare anthems to sing during the 11:00 service from time to time. All singers are welcome.
Sermons Online: Sermons are available online.
Access the full library from 2002 to the present
Newsletter: The April, 2020 edition of the newsletter is available
View it here.
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monthly newsletter by email please
View a table of lectionary readings for 2020,
or download it as a handy, two-page PDF file.
The St. Francis Psalter:
The BCP 1928 (Coverdale) Psalter, pointed in American notation for chanting
2020 Lenten Series
You can hear Fr. Len Giacolone's reflections on the Eucharist here: