Eucharist Church: A vibrant Anglican church in the heart of SF

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Worship 2016Eucharist Church is a vibrant, young church passionate about Christ and His Kingdom. Our mission is to be formed into a community of disciples who live all of life in reference to Christ. We seek to connect ancient forms of worship and classic Christian faith to the lives of 21st-century people. Come join us for worship and discipleship! Visitors are welcome.

  • Location: 1504 Bryant Street, San Francisco
  • Worship – 9:30am, Sundays; questions? email Fr. Ryan (ryan@eucharistSF.org) Childcare provided for small children
  • Catechesis / Spiritual Formation – 11:00am, Sundays (what is a catechumenate?)
  • Community Groups – meeting weekly (email Joshua@eucharistSF.org for more info)
  • Facebook page – Pictures of Gatherings: worship service, special community event

The Catechumenate: A big part of our vision for reaching post-Christian culture with the Christian gospel

Some of our clergy and staff…

Rector: Father Ryan (and wife, Elizabeth)
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Pastor of Families, Community Life and Outreach: Rev. Joshua Drake (wife, Alicia and daughters)
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Deacon: Rev. Kyle Logan
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What would it be like to live all of life in reference to Christ?

We’re gathering families, children, teenagers, retirees, singles, people coming from all walks of life… let’s follow Jesus together! We don’t think we’re better than others. We’re just beggars telling each other where we found Bread. Humility and faith are right at the heart of our message. We are because He IS!

About our name: Eucharist is the ancient Christian word used to describe the central elements of Christian worship: the bread and wine which Christians receive by faith as the living presence of the crucified and resurrected Jesus. The original Greek word simply means “thanksgiving.”

Our Diocese and Bishop: Churches for the Sake of Others is a missionary diocese of the Anglican Church in North America focused on planting new congregations all across America. Within the Bay Area there are currently six sister Anglican congregations who are part of our diocese. Our Bishop is Todd Hunter. Bishop Todd had a wide variety of experience leading in various Christian contexts before being ordained as an Anglican Bishop. He serves as the Rector of Holy Trinity Church in Costa Mesa, California, in addition to his duties as a bishop, speaker, professor, and author. He is married to Debbie and has two adult children.

 

Welcome to San Francisco Anglicans

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Copy of SF Logo Background 3Welcome to San Francisco Anglicans! This website exists to help people get connected to congregations in the Bay Area that are affiliated with the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). If you’d like to get connected with a local priest in San Francisco, please feel free to reach out to Fr. Ryan Jones – ryan@eucharistSF.org or 415.685.3429. If you’re looking more broadly at the Bay Area, please reach out to Fr. Ed McNeill – ed@newanglicanchurch.com who is the Dean offering oversight of the Bay Area congregations connected to Churches for the Sake of Others (ACNA diocese).

If you’re looking for an Anglican congregation in San Francisco itself, Eucharist Church is what you’re looking for (since we’re the only ACNA congregation currently). We are a young congregation made up of Anglican transplants, newly confirmed Anglicans, people who appreciate a three-stream (Evangelical, Charismatic and Sacramental) approach to worship, seekers and more.

We look forward to getting to meet you!

Always Forward launches new podcast on Church Planting

The Rev. Canon Dan Alger, Provincial Canon for Church Planting, and the Rev. Shawn McCain, rector of Resurrection Anglican Church in Austin, TX, talk with the Rt. Rev. Stewart Ruch, Bishop Diocese of the Upper Midwest, on the topic of “What is Church?” on the new Always Forward Podcast.

Click here to listen (and subscribe) to the Always Forward podcast.

Church Planters Boot camp to Take Place

Leaders actively involved in church planting, or interested in becoming a church planter, should make plans to attend the Titus Institute for Church Planting’s Church Planters Boot Camp at Church of the Apostles, Fairfax, Virginia. The four days of intensive training sessions will explore the principles and best practices needed to launch a church.

The camp will cover the answers to such questions as:

  • • What does God want to do? (What is His vision for the community?)
  • Who am I? (How will my gifts, skills, values and leadership style affect this ministry?)
  • What am I sent to do? (What is my specific assignment in this community?)
  • Who will do it with me? (How do I recruit people to fulfill God’s vision?)
  • How will we do it? (What steps will we take to start a healthy church?)
  • How will we evaluate our progress? (Are we accomplishing what God wants us to do?)
    • The goal is that each attendee will leave the Boot Camp with:

      • A draft Launch Plan for your new church, with the major elements of your ministry defined;
      • Key strategies fleshed out;
      • Accomplishable major milestones identified; and
      • An initial time line to follow.

      There are many training venues for church planters; few are sensitive to the sacramental and liturgical traditions our Anglican leaders bring to the table.

      The Boot Camp’s training process is based on an adult learning model built on direct involvement and group interaction, mixed with lecture-based presentations. Participants are helped to think through what they need to do and how, and then begin to develop a plan that will help to guide the process.

      Planters are encouraged to include their spouses, if married, and key members of their launch teams in order to provide a common conceptual framework for the work they are undertaking.  Instruction in the core concepts is interspersed with team exercises to allow planters and teams to flesh out how the principles will be translated into their setting.

      The Boot Camp’s training process is based on an adult learning model built on direct involvement and group interaction, mixed with lecture-based presentations. Participants are helped to think through what they need to do and how, and then begin to develop a plan that will help to guide the process.

      The Church Planters Boot Camp is also beneficial for those who have recently planted churches; it helps to clarify missional strategy and discern aspects of church planting that may be overlooked.

      Dates and Time October 17-20, 2016 Sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost DOMA is subsidizing all fees for training, materials, lunch, and snacks. Registration Register at our site by October 7, 2016.  Planters and Teams from the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic should use promotion code DOMABC2016. For more information, email Jenni@tituschurchplanting.org or tim.howe@anglicandoma.org.

       

Anglican pastor finds creative expression in painting watercolors

One of the more pleasant surprises I have experienced in life was the emergence of some latent artistic talent. My retired Marine Corps dad, had discovered painting in-between careers, but found watercolors frustrating so he passed them along to me. As a pastor, I rarely had a lot of free time, but one day, tired of TV and other rote stress relievers, I pulled out my dad’s watercolors and…hmmm? Is this how you do it? I wasn’t sure, but by God’s grace, I happened to “run into” Alan Morris a very gifted watercolor artist who took me under his wing, and a new passion was born!

Since that time in 2004, I have enjoyed the wonder of creating vibrant, loose, and realistic abstractions, often getting lost in them for hours. I call them “Living Watercolors” after Jesus’ promise to cause living waters to flow in the hearts of believers. (John 7:38) Every time I paint I have sense of wonder, awe, beauty, (along with some frustration), as colors and lines come together to tell a story.

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“Allen” is a painting I did back in 2014. He has a wonderful story of redemption and healing that came about through Neighbor 2 Neighbor, one of our ministry partners in SouthEast Raleigh. Allen graciously allowed me to paint him as part of a sabbatical project of redemptive paintings/stories that culminated in an art show.

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The pursuit of creative expression gives me a greater appreciation for the creative beauty and genius of our God. I can certainly understand how so much of scripture uses natural imagery to illustrate the faith.

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Its been a blessing to be able to give the gift of an animal portrait when a friend is grieving the loss of a beloved pet. I am grateful to the Lord that he has allowed me the ability for this relatively late passion.

(Many of Patrick’s works can be seen at his website http://www.livingwatercolors.com or by following him on Facebook or Instagram @pdomingu)