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Sermon: “Take up their cross and follow me.”
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/09/17/sermon-take-up-their-cross-and-follow-me/
18:39
September 17, 2021
Sermon: He asked us to join in Him to receive His love; we can change the world.
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/09/10/change-the-world/
21:56
September 10, 2021
FRANCISCO-fact: What are the guidelines for going to church at St. Francis right now, and is it wrong to still be cautious?
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/09/01/francisco-fact-what-are-the-guidelines-for-going-to-church-at-st-francis-right-now-and-is-it-wrong-to-still-be-cautious/
02:51
September 2, 2021
Sermon: A community built for love. A community built to demonstrate God.
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/09/01/sermon/
18:40
September 2, 2021
Sermon: The relationship we have with God and the relationship we show with one another
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/08/26/sermon-the-relationship-we-have-with-god-and-the-relationship-we-show-with-one-another/ THE GOSPEL: John 6:56-69 Presider The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John. People Glory to you, Lord Christ. Jesus said, “Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever.” He said these things while he was teaching in the synagogue at Capernaum. When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?” But Jesus, being aware that his disciples were complaining about it, said to them, “Does this offend you? Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh is useless. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But among you there are some who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the first who were the ones that did not believe, and who was the one that would betray him. And he said, “For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted by the Father.” Because of this many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. So Jesus asked the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.” Presider The Gospel of the Lord. People Praise to you, Lord Christ.
17:55
August 26, 2021
FRANCISCO-fact: Are all masks created equal?
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/08/19/are-all-masks-created-equal/
01:43
August 19, 2021
Denis Anthony O’Sullivan: A Celebration and Thanksgiving for the Life of.
At St Francis Episcopal Church in Great Falls, VA.   Tuesday, August 17, 2021   Celebration and Thanksgiving for the Life of Denis Anthony O’Sullivan  March 9, 1964 to July 25, 2021  BURIAL: RITE II  For an Order of Service Click  Here: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/funeral This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/08/17/denis-anthony-osullivan-a-celebration-and-thanksgiving-for-the-life-of/
01:05:31
August 17, 2021
Sermon: Abide in him so that he may abide in us.
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/08/16/sermon-abide-in-him-so-that-he-may-abide-in-us/ St Francis Episcopal Church.   Great Falls, VA.   A Sermon from Rev. David Lucey on 8-15 the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost.   THE GOSPEL: John 6:51-58   Presider The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.  People Glory to you, Lord Christ.   Jesus said, “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”   The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” So Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever.”   Presider The Gospel of the Lord.  People Praise to you, Lord Christ.
14:11
August 17, 2021
Sermon: The revelation of a loving GOD and the companionship in the community in which we live.
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/07/27/sermon-the-revelation-of-a-loving-god-and-the-companionship-in-the-community-in-which-we-live/
21:16
July 27, 2021
SERMON: Disciples on Sunday, Apostles the rest of the week.
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/07/24/disciples-on-sunday/
19:09
July 24, 2021
What do you do, when there is a Prophet in your midst?
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/07/13/a-prophet-in-your-midst/
20:11
July 13, 2021
EPISCO-fact: Independence Day as a feast-day?
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/07/01/independence-day-as-a-feast-day/
03:25
July 1, 2021
Restoring life is what Jesus is here for
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/06/28/restoring-life-is-what-jesus-is-here-for/
19:45
June 29, 2021
Stormy Sea: Sermon on June 20th St Francis Episcopal Church, Great Falls, VA
Stormy Sea: Rev. David Lucey Delivers  Sermon on June 20th St Francis Episcopal Church, Great Falls, VA This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/06/23/stormy-sea-sermon/ THE GOSPEL: Mark 4:35-41 Presider The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark. People Glory to you, Lord Christ. When evening had come, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” Presider The Gospel of the Lord. People Praise to you, Lord Christ.
16:35
June 23, 2021
FRANCISCO-FACT: Are we there yet? Yes, yes, we are!
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/06/10/yes-we-are-there/
04:43
June 10, 2021
Sermon June 6th, 2021
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/06/08/sermon-june-6th-2021/
16:48
June 8, 2021
Laying down one’s life for a friend
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/05/11/laying-down-ones-life-for-a-friend/
14:58
May 11, 2021
Francisco-fact: What is happening with our Ministry to the Diocese of Ezo?
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/05/06/francisco-fact-what-is-happening-with-our-ministry-to-the-diocese-of-ezo/
03:27
May 6, 2021
Sermon: “Love Language of God”
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/05/04/sermon-love-language-of-god/
12:57
May 4, 2021
FRANCISCO-fact: We Adapt as a Congregation
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/04/28/we-adapt/
02:07
April 28, 2021
What is Your Superpower?
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/04/21/what-is-your-superpower/ A sermon from Timothy Rutherford, the Seminarian at St. Francis. He offers his view on our superpowers and where they come from. Gospel read by Rev. David Lucey THE GOSPEL: Luke 24:36b-48 Presider        The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke. People           Glory to you, Lord Christ. Jesus himself stood among the disciples and said to them, “Peace be with you.” They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence. Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. Presider        The Gospel of the Lord. People           Praise to you, Lord Christ.
10:49
April 21, 2021
FRANCISCO-fact: What is Confirmation?
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/04/15/what-is-confirmation/
03:10
April 15, 2021
Francisco-fact: When can we worship together again indoors?
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/04/08/together-again-indoors/
03:17
April 9, 2021
The Seven Last Words of Jesus from the Cross; Great Falls Area Ministries
See video and more info at stfrancisgreatfalls.org/seven-last-words/ Great Falls Area Ministries Christ the King Lutheran Church Dranesville Church of the Brethren Great Falls United Methodist Church Smith Chapel United Methodist Church Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church St. Francis Episcopal Church Join us at Noon on Good Friday for this united service. Every year on Good Friday, Christians take time to meditate on the depth of Jesus’ sacrifice for us in suffering a humiliating, bloody death by crucifixion. It’s a time to dwell on what Jesus suffered for us, in all its pain and intensity, without rushing straight ahead to the good news of Easter, resurrection, and new life.
01:52:57
April 2, 2021
Palm Sunday Sermon and Reading of the Passion
This episode is also available as a blog post: Click Here to see https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/03/30/palm-sunday-sermon-and-reading-of-the-passion/ READING OF THE PASSION: Mark 14:1-15:47 The Passion According to Mark HOMILY: The Reverend David J. Lucey
25:18
March 30, 2021
Francisco-fact: How do I get my Palm branches?
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/03/25/francisco-fact-how-do-i-get-my-palm-branches/
04:12
March 25, 2021
Important message from the Bishops of the Diocese of Virginia
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/03/19/an-important-message-from-the-bishops-of-the-diocese-of-virginia/
01:39
March 25, 2021
Is it too early for Biblical Easter Eggs?
The Gospel Lesson: John 12:20-33   A reading from the Gospel of John. Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor.   “Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say—‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” The crowd standing there heard it and said that it was thunder. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not for mine. Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” He said this to indicate the kind of death he was to die.   Reader The Word of the Lord.  People Thanks be to God   HOMILIST: David J. Lucey    St Francis Episcopal Church. Great Falls, VA
15:31
March 24, 2021
Gaze at the Cross
SERMON: Timothy Rutherford THE GOSPEL: John 3:14-21 (Read by Rev David Lucey)   The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John. People Glory to you, Lord Christ.  Jesus said, “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.”   The Gospel of the Lord.  People: Praise to you, Lord Christ.    THE SERMON: Timothy Rutherford
15:28
March 19, 2021
Francisco-fact: What is a prayer shawl, what does it do, and how do I get one?
Prayer Shawls are religious and spiritual aids that Christians have borrowed from Jews, which like their purpose in Judaism, help the user to focus more fully on the spiritual task at hand. Many of you have seen pictures, videos, and in-person uses of prayer shawls by Jews. Some of the most common are of Jews praying at the West Wall in Jerusalem. For the Jews, the shawl is white, fringed, and laid across the shoulders. It symbolizes the embrace of God for the person who is praying... Read more at the link below... This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/03/17/francisco-fact-what-is-a-prayer-shawl-what-does-it-do-and-how-do-i-get-one/
02:10
March 17, 2021
Why the Cross? Was it necessary?
Sermon from Rev. David Lucey and Gospel of Mark 8:31-38  February 28, 2021  The Gospel Lesson:  Mark 8:31-38   Reader A reading from the Gospel of Mark.   Jesus began to teach his disciples that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”  He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”   Reader The Word of the Lord.  People Thanks be to God   HOMILIST: David J. Lucey
17:00
March 15, 2021
Encountering God in the temple of Jesus
Click here to see the post from St Francis Episcopal church in Great Falls, VA's website
15:52
March 12, 2021
FRANCISCO-FACT: Staying in Place and Processing with Palms
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2020/04/02/francisco-fact-staying-in-place-and-processing-with-palms/
02:39
March 12, 2021
Francisco-fact: Ash Wednesday during a pandemic. How?
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://stfrancisgreatfalls.org/2021/01/28/ash-wednesday-during-a-pandemic/
02:31
March 12, 2021