The Life of Prayer
Eucharist, Daily Office, and Personal Devotions

The Episcopal Church has always ordered its life around The Book of Common Prayer - a tradition that dates back to sixteenth century England.  At its core, the Prayer Book offers a way to deepen your prayer life through both weekly and daily practices.

The Weekly Practice: Holy Eucharist

The Eucharist is a weekly celebration of Christ's victory over the powers of sin and death, and is our primary service on Sundays and major Holy Days.  During the pandemic, we are celebrating Holy Eucharist at 9:30 AM on Sundays, and it is broadcast into the parking lot on 94.3 FM.  When restrictions are lifted, we will resume our traditional schedule of 8:00 and 10:30.

 

The Daily Practice: Morning Prayer and Compline

Like most areas of your life, a good prayer life requires daily input to stay healthy.  By joining us for Morning Prayer, you will be exposed to the majority of the Bible over a two year cycle, and join in the traditional prayers of the Church.  Such a practice will enhance your experience of Eucharist on Sundays.  At St. Francis, we provide Morning Prayer at 9:30 AM on Facebook Live, and Compline at 9:30 PM on Facebook Live.  Both services are archived so you can retrieve them later.

Personal Devotions

This is the area where you can tailor your prayer life to your own temperment.  There are countless practices you can engage in, many of which involve stillness and silence - something much needed in today's fast-paced world.  If you are interested in developing this aspect of your prayer life, contact the Rector.