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 – 10:00am, Sundays; email Fr. Ryan (ryan@eucharistSF.org) Childcare provided for small children
  • Catechesis / Spiritual Formation – 9:00am, Sundays (what is a catechumenate?)
  • Table Groups – small groups in homes that meet 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!

A.M.E.N. Reads Resource for Epiphany: Gracism: The Art of Inclusion

The Anglican Multi-ethnic Network exists to help Anglicans in North America better reflect the diversity of the body of Christ in local churches so that our churches’ ethnic make-up manifests the universal saving power of the gospel and its ability to unite all people under the lordship of Christ. Part of that work involves dealing with the historic causes of alienation between different ethnic groups and seeking godly reconciliation. To that end, we are offering to the province a series of resources entitled: AMEN Reads. These resources can be used in sermons, small groups, and Sunday school classes to help churches think through issues of racial reconciliation and social justice from a biblical perspective.

The book we have chosen for our first edition of AMEN Reads is entitled Gracism by Dr. David A. Anderson.  We are encouraging churches, small groups, and individuals to read this book during the season of Epiphany which begins Jan 6th, 2018.  We choose Epiphany because this feast celebrates God’s desire for his son to be revealed to “the peoples of the earth.” More information about the book can be found here. We hope that a significant number of churches, small groups, and individuals in the Province will take advantage of this opportunity to think and pray together about God’s desire to reconcile all peoples to himself.

How can you get involved:

  • If you are a Rector or Vicar, use this book as the basis for a sermon series during Epiphany
  • If you lead a small group or oversee a small group ministry, recommend the use of Gracism during Epiphany.
  • If your church doesn’t have a small group consider hosting a church-wide evening discussion group for the season of Epiphany on the book
  • Consider partnering with other churches in the area to host the group.
  • Participate in the Facebook live discussion groups around the various chapters of the book (details upcoming)
  • Use the AMEN Reads logo and FB, Social Media, and your church website to spread the word!
  • Rectors, sign your church up to be a part of the 50
  • We are hoping to get at least 50 churches participating in this initiative. So we are asking that pastors of churches sign up below and agree to invite at least two other pastors to participate in this program.

    Prayer for the Second Sunday of Epiphany:

    Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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    Original story from A.M.E.N. can be found here.

     

    Life Insurance and Disability Plan New Member Days

    If you are a rector of an Anglican Church in North America congregation or director of an Anglian Church in North America ministry or affiliated organization, you and your employees may qualify for this important benefit. If you are on staff at an Anglican Church in North America diocese, congregation, or affiliated ministry, ask your administrator if they have considered enrolling in the Anglican Benefits Program for Life, AD&D and Disability Insurance.

    Your [designated] administrator can get started by going to the Benefits Page on the ACNA website. There, you will find all the tools you will need.

    We will help you to enroll your employees with 4 Easy Steps:

    Step 1:  Review the Benefits Guide to see what is offered and the respective costs, and view the summaries or certificates (for more in-depth information) on the plan offerings.

    Step 2:  If you decide to offer these benefits to your employees, fill out the Benefits Election Form and send to linda.mathesius@anglicanchurch.net.

    Step 3:  Employees of participating ACNA organizations, who qualify* and want to sign up, can do so by completing, signing, and dating the Enrollment Form and sending it to the Benefits team within the 30-day timeframe.

    Step 4:  Contact Linda Mathesius, Account and Benefits Clerk, at linda.mathesius@anglicanchurch.net or 724-266-9400 ext. 105 if you have any questions about the offerings or the process of getting started.

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    *Per the terms of the ACNA contract with UNUM Insurance, employees who wish to enroll must be full time employees of ACNA affiliated organizations. This requires employment of 20 or more hours per week with an ACNA organization or congregation.  Each ACNA organization or congregation will define for itself the meaning of full time as long as it equals the minimum of 20 hours per week.

    New Study Guide on the Anniversary of the Reformation

    October 31, 2017

    From Archbishop Beach:

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

    On this 500th anniversary celebrating the beginning of the Reformation, I am deeply aware that we are in the midst of a new Reformation that is sweeping the globe, not just within Anglicanism, but all of Christendom.  People are returning to the plain teaching of the Scriptures, and embracing Jesus Christ their Lord and Savior.

    imageIt is in that spirit that I am pleased to commend to you a new resource (see below) that has been developed in conjunction with our Lutheran brothers and sisters.  “Four Pastoral and Educational Affirmations” is a study guide produced by The Anglican Church in North America and The North American Lutheran Church which highlights our common understanding of Jesus Christ, the Scriptures, Baptism, and Communion.

    If you are part of an Anglican congregation and live in a community where there are also North American Lutheran churches, I encourage you to consider joining together in grassroots ecumenical conversations to deepen your faith by learning more about the biblical truths that we share in common.

    I am thankful for the hard work of the NALC/ACNA dialogue committee, the co-chairs, Bishop Charlie Masters (ACNA) and Pastor David Wendel (NALC), and Bishop Ray Sutton, Dean of Ecumenical Affairs.

    May God continue to lead us as we seek to faithfully live out the next Reformation by leading people to a living relationship with Jesus Christ.

    In Christ,


     
    The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach
    Archbishop and Primate
    Anglican Church in North America

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    Dear friends of the Anglican Church in North America and the North American Lutheran Church,

    Grace to you and peace, from God our Father and the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

    We bring you greetings on behalf of the participants of the ecumenical consultation of the Anglican Church in North America and the North American Lutheran Church.

    As a part of our ongoing conversations, we have developed four pastoral and educational affirmations addressing the topics of “Jesus Christ, the Gospel and Justification,” “Holy Baptism,” “Holy Communion,” and “Holy Scripture,” with accompanying study guides designed to involve local lay people of all ages in learning, reflection and conversation. All are included in the attached booklet which may also be printed as hard-copy.

    Our hope is that these materials will be used for study, reflection and discussion within congregations, families, small groups or other activities within parishes and congregations of ACNA and NALC.

    More importantly, it is the hope of the consultation participants that neighboring ACNA and NALC parishes will seek out each other and develop opportunities to study these four affirmations together. More information about such study groups is provided in the introduction to the booklet.

    In service to Christ our Lord,

    The participants of the ACNA/NALC Ecumenical Consultation