COMMON PEOPLE UNITED WITH GOD AND EACH OTHER
Holy Thursday: Service of Shadows
Join us at 7:15pm in the main St Francis Church auditorium for a simple set of readings towards the death and burial of Christ.
Good Friday: Hillcrest Combined Churches Service
Join us at university Gate 2B on Knighton Rd at 9am for the walk to Hillcrest Baptist. The service starts at 9:30am
5:15am – silent vigil and dawn candle lighting in our usual space, followed by a service at 10am. Bring a plate for a shared meal afterwards.
ST FRANCIS COMMUNITY CHURCH HALL
92 Mansel Ave
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:
Our Sunday gatherings are our focused time to honour God. Through our worship we submit ourselves back into God’s presence and continually retell the story of Christ. In worship we are recreated by the Spirit, and from there we head back out to see the sacred presence and work of God in the people and places around us throughout our daily lives; to talk about it, celebrate it, and participate in it.
Our Sunday gatherings take around an hour, give or take a little. Children are with us for the whole gathering to worship with their parents. We provide a space with colouring activities and in that space they are joined by an adult for a guided scripture conversation when the adults are doing the same. Their thoughts are fed back into the service.
Our worship gatherings are structured around a simple liturgy, scripture readings (following the Revised Common Lectionary), prayer, and they culminate in our practice of Holy Communion together, along with a time of personal and communal reflection using worship stations that are suitable for young and old.
We enjoy times of silence in our services.
We encourage people to spend time together for lunch afterwards in each others homes.
Parking: St Francis Community Church meet in their main sanctuary at 9:30am. Feel free to take any available parks or park on the road for our gathering at 10:00am in the church hall next to the main sanctuary.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE
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I wait for the LORD,
my whole being waits,
and in His word I put my hope.