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Message From our Priest(ess)

Beloved Community,

I want to remind you that our Lectio Divina Prayer Program will begin at 11am on August 7, at St. Francis.

I also want to invite you to a combined going away/birthday party for community members -

Sophie, Bill and Pat - at the home of Evelyn and Bill, after this Sunday’s coffee hour.

Their address will be provided on Sunday.

With Sophie’s imminent departure, we need a community member to bake our Eucharistic Bread for Sunday mornings. A simple and straightforward recipe will be provided, as needed.

In addition, I want to invite those who love to sing to join our wonderful choir!

Please connect with our Music Director, Ray, who would love to talk to you.

This week, our Readings will be:

2 Samuel 7:1-14a

Psalm 89:20-37

Ephesians 2:11-22

Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

May the Holy Spirit continue to guide us in our love for each other and of all Creation.


Save the Date

Save the Date: The Installation of the Rt. Rev. Austin Keith Rios 

Sunday, August 11 at 3 p.m. | Grace Cathedral | In-person and live-streamed

Join the Diocese of California as we celebrate the installation of Rt Rev. Austin Keith Rios as Ninth Bishop of California!

The service will also celebrate Clare of Assisi, companion of Grace Cathedral's patron, St. Francis, in a festal evensong sung by the cathedral choir. A reception will follow on the plaza. 


Note for clergy: All clergy of the Diocese of California are invited to vest and process. Quire dress, with academic hoods and tippets optional. Please arrive by 2:30 p.m. Vesting will take place in the chapter room, with the procession to be formed on the plaza. 

Mary Jordan


Beloved Community,

I’m very sad to announce that, while making Parishioner phone calls, Mary Jordan's son, Tom, informed me that Mary passed away last week, due to a combination of complex health issues. Although she loved St. Francis dearly, Mary hadn’t been able to attend church for about six months due to these health issues. I will bless Mary with a service dedication at this Sunday's service. With regards to memorial services, plans are in place and Mary will be laid to rest with her mom. Let us send out our love and blessings for the repose of Mary’s soul and for her grieving family.


Who Am I?

This parishioner was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois but also lived in Greece for part of his childhood.  He has lived with his wife in Novato for four and a half years. They met while working in the jewelry section of department store. He majored in Music Composition in college.  In his free time he enjoys reading and singing.  His favorite ice cream is chocolate with caramel.  His favorite part of St. Francis is the community as well as being part of the larger Body of Christ.  His favorite parts of the service are the music and the Eucharist.  

Who is he?  Vaggelis Sotiropoulo



Curious about why our weekly e-newsletter is called The Transitus? The name comes from the most important feast day in the life of St. Francis, his death on October 3 and his entrance into the joy of our God. This is known as the Transitus, or Journey. Just as Francis was sent into new life, we pray our community worship, events and education help send you into new life - a journey -  as well!

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