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

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Eucharist 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.

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

Rector: Father Ryan (and wife, Elizabeth)
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Director of Table Groups and Outreach: Fr. Joshua Drake (wife, Alicia and daughters)
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Administration, teaching, and liturgy: Fr. 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… to 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!

Recap and Links from Day 1 at Gafcon Jerusalem

GAFCON Primate the Most Revd Dr Foley Beach, Archbishop of the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA), has taught his Province the axiom, “Forward. Always forward. Everywhere forward!”

What pertains to a single GAFCON Province could also describe aptly the whole GAFCON movement.

For movement it is. Out of what GAFCON General Secretary Dr Peter Jensen described today as the two significant moments for GAFCON- the Lambeth and GAFCON conferences of 2008, has come a single movement of increasing momentum.

The three GAFCON conferences will doubtless be of lasting significance- the great enduring melody of GAFCON but there is a counterpoint to that in what happens in the years in between.

Day in, day out, the ministry of the GAFCON movement moves ahead apace.

Since the conference in Nairobi five years ago there have been developments; internationally, provincially, episcopally, nationally and more informally.

Internationally, initial steps have been taken to establish a Panel of Assistance to provide ongoing analysis for and support of the work of the Primates’ Council. What has been now started will become of growing significance in the five years to come. Four initial meetings of parts of the Panel having taken place in Chile, Australia, Kenya and England. The full Panel will meet for the first time in Jerusalem today.

Provincially, GAFCON has recognised The Anglican Church in Brazil as the 41st and newest Province of the Anglican Communion. Speaking of the launch of the new Province, The Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, Primate of All Nigeria and GAFCON Chairman said:

“We commend your courage to stand and be counted for Jesus at a time when many are in a state of self- inflicted confusion. We are loyal Anglicans, loyal to the faith once for all delivered to the Saints. We’re ready to march forward with those who embrace, or refuse to redefine, the apostolic faith.”

Episcopally, GAFCON Primates have consecrated +Andy Lines as GAFCON Missionary to Europe with particular responsibility at the present time for the needs of Scotland.

Nationally, new GAFCON branches are being formed such that Ireland has recently been added to the branches in the United Kingdom, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia. These branches exist to teach the gospel and make disciples in their own countries but also are ready to offer fellowship to Anglicans who may be forced to leave their diocese or church over matters of orthodoxy. The Nairobi Communique and Commitment, “…recognized the Anglican Mission in England (AMiE) as an expression of authentic Anglicanism both for those within and outside the Church of England”. AMiE continues to establish new Anglican churches in England.

Informally, and perhaps most valuably of all, relationships have been established between individuals and churches across the GAFCON world. Such relationships will grow naturally in both depth and extent but the process is to be given some further stimulus by the creation of nine new more formal GAFCON networks covering everything from youth ministry to legal matters. One network- the Bishop’s Training Institute has already met three times.

Forward, always forward, everywhere forward in the renewal of the Anglican Communion!

More details about some of these activities can be found in the links below:

A New Province - The Anglican Church in Brazil

A New Branch - Gafcon Ireland

Nine Networks Widen Gafcon’s Spread

New Daily Office Lectionary For Trial Use

The provincial Liturgy Task Force, in consultation with the Bishops Review Panel and with consideration of the sizable feedback on past versions, is preparing the text for next year’s release of the Book of Common Prayer 2019.

Of all the assignments the Liturgy Task Force has undertaken, “The Daily Office Lectionary has been among the most challenging,” noted Archbishop Robert Duncan, chair of the Liturgy Task Force.  This latest version of the DOL is the third substantial revision. (And it may not be the last!) According to Duncan, the group “worked tirelessly” to consider and incorporate the extensive input they received.

The Daily Office 3.0, labelled the “St. Barnabas Day Revision” by the Task Force, will be presented at the June meeting of Provincial Council in Jerusalem, on the heels of Gafcon. The Task Force again asks for “wide testing and regular use of this revision” through the end of November 2018.

Archbishop Duncan explained that the latest iteration of the Daily Office Lectionary takes into consideration “the realities of modern life”  and the demands on the user’s time.

The new Daily Office:

1. Uses Old Testament readings from different books of the Bible, so that the lessons of Morning and Evening Prayer do not depend on one another;

2. Can be employed for a one-year read-through or spread to a two-year cycle;

3. Offers ways to read the Psalter in one month, two months, or even more extended patterns;

4. Balances continuous reading of the Scriptures with provision for limited acknowledgement of the church year;

5. Indicates the way a lesson/chapter can be abbreviated when shortening an Old Testament reading is necessary or desirable; and

6. Includes readings from the Apocrypha (Article VI and BCP 1662), but offers a simple pattern of alternative readings.

 
The purpose of the Liturgy Task Force’s request for the “immediate and widespread use of this revision between now and November” is to gather feedback (as on all other working texts being finalized) that might impact the final version to be included in the Book of Common Prayer 2019. You can email your feedback to liturgytaskforce@anglicanchurch.net

Distributing this revision for use was deemed more important than having it perfected. Users will note the suggested abbreviations of the longer Old Testament chapters are available only for the first two months (mid-June to mid-August.)  By mid-August an update will be published with the remainder of the abbreviations included.

To view the newly revised Daily Office Lectionary, click here.

Restored in Christ: Caminemos Juntos Conference 2018

The theme of the conference is “Restored in Christ with Joy for the Mission,” which is taken from Philippians 1:1-2 and is a fitting motif for a city recovering from last year’s destructive hurricane season.

Though restoration has been a theme in Houston lately, the main focus of the conference will be on how to bring restoration within the Latino community. Speakers include Archbishop Miguel Uchoa, Paco Amador, and Chris Ophus.

“More than ever we need to hear from the Latino church and learn to partner together for Gospel mission and church planting. Being together in Houston will be an opportunity to step into the revival the Anglican Church in particular is experiencing in Latin America,” said The Rev. Jonathan Kindberg, co-director of Caminemos Juntos.

For more information about the conference and to register, visit the Caminemos Juntos website here.

To read about the latest conference in Mexico, held May 24th-27th, click here.