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!

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)

Convergence Conference scheduled for October 11-12, 2016, at Asbury

The Convergence will take place on October 11 and 12, spanning two days. The conference is designed to help church leaders recover ancient pathways for formation and mission in contemporary ministry by bringing together Scripture, Spirit, and Sacrament. This event will feature guest Speakers Bishop Todd Hunter (Churches for the Sake of Others) and Rev. Ashley Mathews (Eastside Parish Pastor, Trinity Anglican, Atlanta), while Marty Reardon (Worship Pastor, Trinity Anglican, Atlanta) will lead us in sacramental worship each day.

In addition to each of these chapel services, they will be hosting three distinct workshops for those in attendance. These include: Convergent Worship and Liturgy, Ancient Spiritual Practices, and Sacramental Mission and Church Planting. Winfied Bevins commented saying, “We live in an exciting time where the Lord is bringing together a convergence of Scripture, Spirit, and Sacrament. I am thrilled to announce that Asbury Seminary is hosting Convergence, a free two-day event devoted to exploring the unity and diversity of these three streams within the context of contemporary ministry! It is our honor to invite you to join us as we seek to encounter a deeper understanding of how God is using the three streams to expand His Kingdom. I hope you will join us!”

For more information, please contact Ross Jenkins at ross.jenkins@asburyseminary.edu or to register please visit our registration site.

We also have a block of rooms available at the Asbury Inn and you may book a room at the Asbury Inn site. Just be sure to mention in your comments that you are attending Convergence.

 

Pastors come together for healing in Dallas, Texas

Dear Friends,

On Friday, July 8th about 9:00 AM, I was driving to our poor congregation in East Lake, Family Worship Center. My purpose was to work with Pastor Stephen, on some liturgical matters. Stephen is a Tanzanian by birth. He and I have become very close friends during the last decade.

While driving, I was filled with a ‘9/11’ kind of shock and pain over the massacre that had taken place hours before in Dallas. Suddenly, I had a conviction. It arose within me without mental or emotional process. It was simple, clear, and absolute:  “Go with Stephen to Dallas. Carry a cross together in solidarity with the afflicted praying for racial peace and healing of wounds in Dallas and in the nation.”

Upon greeting Stephen, I told this to him. He immediately responded: “We must go!” We dropped everything and prepared to leave.  We had no material means to accomplish this.  I made one phone call to a family I love. The couple told me they were in sorrow all morning over the Dallas tragedy. They said, “We want you to go. This is of the Lord. We will supply whatever you need.”

We got the first flight available and arrived in Dallas at 10:00 am on Saturday.  We needed a truck to transport the 12 ft cross we intended to construct. There was no adequate pickup available at any of the rental offices at the DFW airport.  While we were trying to figure out our next move my cell phone rang.  It was a friend of mine from the 1970ies, George Getschow.  He heard from a mutual friend that I was to be in Dallas.  Immediately he told us: I will bring my pickup truck for you can use, adding that he wanted us to stay at his home the two nights we were in Dallas.  It felt as though the sea was parting to make a way for us.

We drove to the nearest Home Depot, bought boards, 2” by 6” and set to work constructing our 12 ft by 6 ft cross. Remarkably, the staff let us use all the tools we needed to complete our task.

We drove to Dealey Plaza, as George had suggested. Once we parked, I felt a chill in my blood as I recognized the grassy knoll and the book warehouse…we were at the very location where President John F Kennedy was assassinated by another terrorist in 1963. We began praying for peace and healing right there and proceeded to carry the cross to the place where the officers were the five officers were murdered. The crime scene was a large cordoned off area of some six square blocks. We decided to walk the entire perimeter. As we marched, we stopped to pray with police officers.  Many, very many, people came up to us, some to thank or take pictures or even to pray with us. Some begged us to let them help carry the cross.  There was much emotion in many prayers. One man came up to us with this comment: “You have no idea how moving it us for us to see you, a black man and a white man carrying the cross together.”

Toward evening, tired but very happy, we drove to George’s home where we were received with extraordinary hospitality.  That very night the police, already feeling under siege, had to lock down the police station because of a bomb threat.  Learning this, we decided that on the next day, Sunday, we would carry the cross to that police station.

We began our trek by carrying the cross around the entire police installation.  We ended at the front entrance to the police station. Hundreds of people were there milling around the make-shift memorial while individuals paid respects to a large group of police officers gathered near the door.  As we approached, all eyes turned to the sight of the cross being carried by a black man and a white man.  The police asked our what is our intention. “We are here because we love you. We have come only to pray with you, to pray for you, to be in solidarity with you at this time of tragedy.”

Spontaneously, the officers took our hands and formed a circle of prayer.  I suddenly spoke this unprepared word, “The Lord Jesus Christ declares from heaven: ‘My black children, love my white children. My white children, love my black children. I was crucified for all of you equally. You are all one just as I and my Father are One.”

Pastor Stephen began praying with inspired intensity and with the gift of tears. All in that circle wept as Stephen prayed for comfort and healing for the fallen, their loved ones, and for Dallas and the nation.

We laid our cross there at the memorial, knowing that we had now completed the work for which we had been sent to Dallas.

George Getschow, our host in Dallas, is a noted author and professor of journalism. After we left, he composed a beautiful expression of what our mission to Dallas meant to him. To see his short piece, click here.

The Rt. Rev. William Wilson is an Assisting Bishop in the Anglican Diocese of the South. 
Stephen Manyama will be ordained in the Anglican Diocese of the South next month.