Traditional, sacramental Anglican worship, using the 1928 Book of Common Prayer
Holy Communion at 9:30 and 11:00 AM
Healing Service following the 9:30 and 11:00 services.
Nursery is staffed during the 9:30 and 11:00 services.
Evening Prayer at 7:00 PM
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 Austin community.
St. Francis' liturgical standard is the 1928
Book of Common Prayera 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 first hand.
Bishop Iker visits St. Francis|
The Rt. Rev. Jack Leo Iker, Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Worth, made his first
official visit to St. Francis on Sunday, June 5. He confirmed Carol Jacobs and
Randy Scheer and reaffirmed Sandy Scheer, Clif Drummond, and Pete and Judy
Reinhart at the 11:00 service, where he also celebrated Holy Communion and
sermon. It was a beautifully festive occasion, especially as the service
was followed by an Italian feast prepared and served by the members of
St. Clare's Guild, in honor of the bishop's visit (and Fr. Len's birthday).
At the Diocese's Annual Convention, held at the Anglican Church of St. Peter
and St. Paul in Arlington on Saturday, November 14, 2015, St. Francis
Anglican Church of Austin became a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of
Fort Worth, thus bringing to a close an ecclesial pilgrimage which began in
July of 2014. On this thoroughly festive and joyous occasion, six members of
the parish processed down the aisle between the rows of tables and chairs,
accompanied by enthusiastic applause and cheering from the clergy, delegates
and visitors present, representing all the current parishes of the diocese,
to receive a warm and unmistakably heartfelt welcome from Bishop Iker. We are
excited about the new opportunities for ministry which this affiliation has
opened for us, and we look forward to serving God as the new southern
outpost of the Diocese of Fort Worth.
And a new physical home
On May 1, 2013,
we left behind our old church building on West 9th St. and
entered a new phase of parish life and ministry in our current and temporary
quarters on Burnet Rd. Soon afterward, we purchased the vacant (but by no means
empty) lot at 3401 Oak Creek Dr. In what was actually a rather protracted
process that now seems like a single geometric point compared with the entirety
of space, architect Bill Scarmardo drew up a plan which then underwent several
major revisions in response to parish concerns as to aesthetics, utility, and
cost. But it took the City of Austin to teach us the true meaning of the word
Even that ordeal is behind us now, as the
city issued a building permit on September 25, 2015. The contractors have
reworked their bids, and at this point all systems are GO. Except the weather.
But hey, this is Texas.
Update: How is it coming? Take a look!
The now-famous dirt pile (3/5/2016)
Hey! It's gone! (4/2/2016)
Oh, there it is (west of the driveway). (4/2/2016)
What have we here? The Temple Mound? (5/8/2016)
And we have some lumber (5/8/2016)
And some rebar (5/8/2016)
John Deere, king on the hill. (5/8/2016)
Retaining wall (6/4/2016)
North side (6/4/2016)
A view up the center aisle of the nave (6/4/2016)
Yep, one day soon we're gonna box it up and pour a slab. (6/4/2016)
Uh — maybe not today, though. (6/4/2016)
Got mud? (6/4/2016)
Banished from the hill, John Deere stakes a claim to the parking lot. (6/4/2016)
Rolling fence crashers travel in packs. Heaps. Whatever. (6/4/2016)
At least it's flat — that's something. And there are sunny days in the forcast! (6/4/2016)
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. The service this week
will be held at
10435 Burnet Rd.
Please do not come to
3401 Oak Creek Dr.
Sunday school is on break for the summer but will resume in
September, in two classes held from 9:30 to 10:30 each Sunday: one for
children from pre-K through fifth grade and one for grades 6 and beyond.
All St. Francis youth should plan to attend. Friends and visitors are
always welcome, too!
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 area 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 Claire Ducker, Doug Cooper, or Kim or David Norris
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 on the 3rd Sunday of each month (except June, July and December) after the 11:00 service. All are welcome to join us.
Choir: The choristers gather at 10:00 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 June, 2016 edition of the newsletter is available
online. View it here.
If you'd like to receive the monthly newsletter by email please
View a table of lectionary readings for 2016,
or download it as a handy, two-page PDF file.
2016 Lenten Series
You can hear Fr. Len Giacolone's reflections on Thomas à Kempis'
The Imitation of Christ here:
2015 Lenten Series
You can hear Fr. Len Giacolone's reflections on Brother Lawrence's
The Practice of the Presence of God here: