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Bishop Goff Visits


The annual Diocese of Virginia Bishop's visit at St. Francis occurred on Sunday, September 9th.  Bishop Goff presided at the eucharist, preached, and confirmed and received our new members.  

The Bishop spoke about: 

One day Jesus and his disciples were pestered by a Canaanite woman begging Jesus to heal her daughter. Jesus ignored the woman, and the disciples urged him to send her away. Jesus said to the woman, ‘I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” She persisted and knelt before him saying, “Lord, help me.” He answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” She answered, “Yes Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” At this, Jesus exclaimed, “Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” Her daughter was healed instantly (Mt. 15:24-28)

The willingness of Jesus and the woman to be open to each other released the power that healed the little girl.


Pictures of the event are included below:


Bill Weatherford Bible reading 


Bishop Goff

Bill Weatherford reading
 Bishop Goff


Bishop Goff's Sermon


Confirmation of Karen Webber

 Bishop Goff's Sermon  Confirmation of Karen Webber


The Presentation of the New Members


Re-Affirmation of Chris Webber

 Presentation of new members  Re-Affirmation of Chris Webber


Vicar Maher, Webbers, Bishop Goff



 John,Webbers,Bishop Goff  





 Luncheon  Stacey & Jenna







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