What to Expect . . . at Saint Francis
Location
 
Located in Fair Oaks, California, Saint Francis is four blocks south of the intersection of Fair Oaks Boulevard and Madison Avenue at 11430 Fair Oaks Boulevard on the left, if approaching from the north. It is across the street from Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church and diagonal to Fair Oaks Park.
 
Dress Code
 
There is no standard of dress at Saint Francis. Some parishioners wear jeans and some wear suits. Come as you are. All are welcome.
Parking
 
Saint Francis has a private parking lot to accommodate parishioners. If the parking lot is full, there is street parking available on Kaula Drive and Woodleaf Drive, the two streets that run adjacent to Saint Francis’ northern and southern border, respectively. Note that Saint Francis is located in a residential neighborhood, so if you park on the street you may be parking in front of someone’s house.
 
Worship
 
Saint Francis celebrates worship every Sunday at 9 am in the sanctuary. The sanctuary is easily identifiable from Fair Oaks Boulevard as it has stained glass windows that face the street. The main entrance to the sanctuary faces toward the main courtyard on the east side of the sanctuary. 
 
Worship typically lasts for up to an hour and a half.
 
 
Liturgy
 
Saint Francis uses The Holy Eucharist: Rite II from The Book of Common Prayer every Sunday. You can view The Book of Common Prayer online by visiting The (Online) Book of Common Prayer, which can be found here.
 
During worship, the liturgy is displayed on a screen at the front of the church so that you may follow along. There are also a limited number of printed copies of the liturgy available for those who have difficulty seeing the screen. Please ask a greeter for a copy of the script if this is the case.
 
Music
 
The music at Saint Francis is a blend of traditional and contemporary. We use music from a variety of hymnals including The Hymnal 1982, Lift Every Voice and Sing II, Renew, and Gather (3rd Edition) in order to attain a balance of traditional favorites and newer hits. All of our music is sung to the accompaniment of a piano.
 
Holy Communion
 
Saint Francis celebrates Holy Communion, also known as Holy Eucharist, every Sunday. All baptized people are welcome to share in the sacrament of Holy Communion at Saint Francis.
 
If you do not wish to receive communion, you are invited to come forward to receive a blessing instead, in which case you would cross your arms in front of your chest to indicate as such.
 
Fellowship Hour
 
Immediately following worship, everyone is invited to the Parish Hall for refreshments and fellowship. The Parish Hall is directly across from the main entrance of the sanctuary.
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