3232 Jan Avenue, Tyler, TX 75701 Office@StFrancisTyler.org 903-593-8459
Members of Saint Francis Episcopal Church come together every month and prepare sack lunches that are delivered to the folks at the Church Under a Bridge in Tyler. These meals go to feed the homeless and the hungry. On the Saturday preceding the 1st Sunday of every month, members meet at Saint Francis church at 10:00 a.m. to prepare these lunches. Each sack contains a ham & cheese sandwich, chips, fruit, cookies and bottled water. Then on the 1st Sunday of every month, members meet at the church at 9:15 to load up boxes full of these sack lunches and deliver them to the Church Under a Bridge. Please join us for a Saturday prep day or a Sunday delivery day (or both). To view the schedule, click on the link below. On the Saturday prep day, join the Men's group for breakfast at 9 a.m..
The St. Clare Order of the Daughters of the King
Empowered by the Holy Spirit, our vision as Daughters of the King is to know Jesus Christ, to make Him known to others, and to become reflections of God’s love throughout the world. The St. Clare Chapter of the Daughters of the King are women at St. Francis Episcopal Church who want to make a difference with prayer, service and evangelism in our parish, community, and the world. We gather for fellowship, study and meditation on the first Saturday of each month. All women are welcome to attend and learn more about our order.
The Men’s Group at St Francis Church is open to all men 18 years of age and older in the parish. On the Saturday before the 1st Sunday of every month, at 8:30 AM, the Men's Group sponsors a breakfast and short meeting. Everyone is welcome to join us for breakfast. Please sign up in the hall or let the office know by the Thursday prior. After breakfast, we then switch gears and help prepare bag lunches (sandwich, chips, cookie and bottled water) for our participation in the Church Under a Bridge ministry program.
The Men’s Group isn’t just about food, fun and fellowship. We are a service-based group with a mission to provide help within the parish as well as the community. Throughout the year the Men’s Group sponsors a number of activities to help raise money and supplies to support various outreach projects. They also host the annual Turkey Smoke in November for the parish Thanksgiving luncheon.
If you’re looking for an opportunity to help and have fun while doing it, then the Men’s Group is for you. Come join us!
The St Francis Episcopal Church Choir sings every Sunday at the 10:45 service. They lead congregational worship and singing offertories. On occasion, we have soloists and instrumental solos or duets. Our choir always sings for a special service on Christmas Eve. They are always looking for new members!
The Choir practices every Wednesday from 7:10 pm to 8:00 pm. Come and sing with them anytime.
The Hand bell Choir uses bells instead of voices. We play at tables using English brass bells with handles. We use music arranged for hand bells, including music arranged here in Tyler. The bells are tuned from low and high and make a beautiful sound!
The Hand bell Choir of the St Francis Episcopal Church meets once a week, on Thursday from 5:00pm-6:30pm, weather and holidays permitting.
We can always use more hands! We’ll teach you, including how to read music. The Hand Bell Choir is open to anyone in the parish, including men and children aged ten and over. They would love to have you join them, even if only for a few months to ring special music for Lent, Advent, Or Christmas.
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Each month a potluck dinner is hosted by volunteers for the other parishioners to attend. They are held at the residence of the host or at the church with the main course provided. Themes have become quite popular with the dinners and make for a fun and enjoyable evening. This is a time that we get to visit and socialize with one another. Come join us for an evening of food, fun and laughter!
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On the third Thursday of the month, we hold Resource Thursday at St. Francis. We meet with community people who are having financial difficulty, needing help with rent and utilities, or accessing services, and we assist them in finding resources to meet their needs. The need is great and while we do not have money to meet their actual needs, we can help the through the labyrinth of paperwork and information to find where they can get help. It is one way to meet the underserved in our community where they are and walk with them while trying to help.