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!

Jerusalem Tours June 2018

Below is a brief description of each opportunity with links to the schedules, itineraries, and registration information for each.




imageSailing into the New Testament World
Led by: New Testament Scholar Dr. Peter Walker and Archbishop Emeritus Robert Duncan
June 24-July 1, 2018

Next June’s trip will be a great opportunity to see a good number of Pauline sites within just one week, including places Paul visited on both his second and third missionary journey’s (Acts 16-20). Walking the streets of Ephesus, Rhodes, Athens, and Corinth, traveling across the Aegean Sea: these are all ways of seeing Paul’s world that will make the New Testament come alive for you in a whole new way. And then there’s the added bonus of sailing to Patmos to see the place where St. John the Divine wrote the Book of Revelation.

Please join us as we enjoy this beautiful part of the world, so rich in its history and significance. It will also be great fun! Traveling together will give us the experience of being on vacation with fellow GAFCON attendees and friends, giving us time to reflect on all that we have experienced together in Jerusalem, as well as the opportunity to meet new people and see new places. $2,795 per person.

For more information click here or call 1-800-856-1045, ext 5


CANA East Bible Tour of the Holy Land
Led by: Bishops and Leaders of CANA East
June 4-15, 2018

This will be the eighth tour that Bishop Julian & Brenda Dobbs have coordinated. The total cost of the tour is $4,395, which includes 10 nights in four star hotels, full breakfasts and dinners, transportation to and from the departing US airport, as well as all transportation and entrance fees related to the guided tour. The tour guide will be the same guide that has led all previous tours and there will be regular Bible study, worship and prayer at Holy sites with the Bishops and Archdeacon of CANA East. Among the planned sites for the tour are: the Elah valley where David slew Goliath, the Mount of Beatitudes, Sea of Galilee, Muhraka where Elijah confronted the priests of Baal, Nazareth, Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives. These are only a few of the many sites that will be visited during the eleven day trip.

If you are interested in learning more about this tour, please click here.


imageDiscover Israel – A Leaderworks Exclusive
In partnership with Imagine Tour and Travel
Hosted by: The Rev. David Roseberry
June 13-17 or June 23-26, 2018

Join one or more of the three amazing 5 day/4 night excursions for GAFCON attendees from North America. Each of these excursions will include hotel accommodations in 4 star, First Class hotels, breakfast and dinners, licensed guide, all entrance fee, taxes, tips, and associated costs. I have been leading tours or laity and clergy of Israel for over 22 years.

Excursion I: Survey the Ministry of Jesus: From the coastal plains to the Sea of Galilee; the cool heights of the North and the mountains of Jerusalem.
Excursion II: The Negev, Ramon Crater, Red Sea, Petra, and Masada. Israel and the Desert Like You’ve Never Seen or Imagined
Excursion III: Discovering the Holy City: A detailed experience and tour of the riches and beauty of Jerusalem. (may be adjusted to accommodate Provincial meeting)

For more information click here.
Imagine Tours Phone: 863-709-9208


imageIsrael Familiarization Tour for Leaders. The Life & World of Jesus, A Shoresh Study Tours Itinerary

Led by: Bishop Neil and Marcia Lebhar
June 7-17, 2018

On this Familiarization Tour especially designed for bishops and other ministry leaders, we will focus on the life of Jesus from his home in Galilee to Jerusalem, giving particular attention to the influence of Jewish thought and culture of the period on the origins of the Christian faith. Our goal is a better understanding of Jesus’ ministry, his place among the Jewish people, and the application of his teachings for us today. The FAM tour will also include sites from the Old Testament. The tour is designed to prepare leaders to lead future trips if they feel so called. Spouses are very welcome to join us as well. We will be staying on the shores of the sea of Galilee he and Christ Church in the Old City in Jerusalem. Thursday, June 7th is Departure from USA. Tour will begin Friday June 8th after 4pm.

Land Price: Per Person, Double Occupancy $1,699
Single Supplement $499

If interested please call 904-701-4230


Holy Land Tour with Bishop Clark and Tricia Lowenfield
Led by: Bishop Clark and Tricia Lowenfield
Bishop Stewart and Katherine Ruch will also be joining this tour.
June 10-17, 2018

Bishop Clark and Tricia are thrilled to invite you on what is truly a trip of a lifetime, touring the Holy Land and experiencing the pages of Scripture come to life. This tour will begin along the Mediterranean Sea and Caesarea by the Sea. It will then move to the Sea of Galilee before heading down into Jerusalem via the Jordan Valley and eventually into Bethlehem. They have chosen to host this tour in conjunction with the time of the 2018 GAFCON meeting, which will surely be an historic event for Anglicans worldwide. For those who are interested, there is also the option of booking accommodations to stay for GAFCON after the Holy Land tour.

$3,759 cash discount price includes: Round trip airfare, transfers with group to/from airport; shared double room in moderate hotel; two meals daily; English speaking guide; transfer to and entrance fees for sites to be visited; travel protection coverage by Travelex.

GAFCON Additional Housing: $1100 per person in double occupancy; $1900 per person in single occupancy.

For more information or to register, visit the Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast website, here.

Communiqué from the College of Bishops

“‘For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,’ says the LORD, who has compassion on you.” (Isaiah 54:10)

As Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America, we met as a College in Melbourne, Florida from January 8th to 12th to pray together, learn, and take counsel with one another under the direction of the Holy Spirit. In the context of challenges and disasters in the world, we have taken heart from God’s promise of steadfast love. Once again, we have experienced the bonds of peace, seeking God’s solutions for the Church and for the world around us.

During our meeting we learned of the death of the Rt. Rev. Charles H. (Chuck) Murphy, III. We gave thanks to God for his life and prayed for his family. The College also requested the Archbishop to communicate our condolences and prayers to Margaret and the rest of his family.

Together with our spouses we shared in times of teaching and small group discussion on the topics of racism, cultural engagement, and the persecuted church.

Racism - We were challenged and encouraged by a presentation from Albert Thompson on the history of racism, particularly in American Anglicanism. Professor Thompson, a historian and member of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic, recounted the painful story of the church’s participation in racism and invited us into the biblical experience of lament with those who have suffered injustice. We urge our churches to join us in lamenting the sin of racism that plagues our nations, that the Lord may touch our hearts and spur us on, bringing forth in our communities the fruit of peace, justice, and reconciliation.

Engaging the Culture - Bishop Todd Hunter taught on the Kingdom of God in contemporary culture, challenging us to seek the loving heart of Christ for the world.  He emphasized that an effective evangelist is fully differentiated from worldly values, but yet is authentically connected, engaged with the world for the sake of the Kingdom of God.

The Persecuted Church - We were thankful for the presence and testimony of The Most Rev. Humphrey Peters, the Moderator Bishop of the Church of Pakistan.  Christianity has roots in Pakistan going back to St. Thomas the Apostle.  Bishop Peters shared how the Church is sharing God’s love in their local communities through clinics and education.  Bishop Peters reminded us that the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church, and despite suicide attacks carried out by Islamic terrorists against some of his congregations, the Church remains vibrant and courageous.  We gave thanks for the perseverance of the saints in Pakistan, and we shared in a time of prayer for the persecuted church.

What We Celebrated

Prayer Book - We took important steps toward adopting final texts for Holy Communion and the Daily Office in preparation for the Book of Common Prayer 2019. After more than four years of using the “working texts” of these rites, and revisions based on extensive feedback from the Church, the bishops unanimously adopted two Eucharistic rites and the orders for Daily Morning and Evening Prayer. The proposed final forms of Collects of the Christian Year, the Daily Office Lectionary, and Supplemental Canticles were also approved. Archbishop Emeritus Robert Duncan, chair of the Liturgy Task Force, said, “After the most participatory process of Prayer Book revision ever undertaken — enabled by internet access open to every member of the Church and firmly grounded in the Prayer Book tradition, especially the Book of Common Prayer 1662 — these texts will form Anglican believers of the 21st century, just as previous Prayer Books have done for the last five centuries.”
   
The College was reminded that the principles undergirding these revised texts are continuity, memorability, poetry (musicality), and clarity. Additionally, missional concerns and an eye to the evangelical, catholic, and charismatic streams that are the Anglican Church in North America have resulted in clear adaptability to local circumstance.  This has been combined with an effort at maximum rubrical flexibility, without compromise of the “faith once delivered” as Anglicans have consistently held and expressed that faith. “The task for 2018 is attention to the feedback (liturgytaskforce@anglicanchurch.net) on all the other Prayer Book texts now in use — lesser offices, initiatory and pastoral rites, rites for Lent and Holy Week, and the Psalter — so that the Book of Common Prayer 2019 can be ready for the tenth anniversary of the formation of the Province,” said Archbishop Duncan.
   
The revised texts approved by the College will be available online within the next two weeks (See the Texts for Common Prayer tab at http://www.anglicanchurch.net) and will also be printed as part of Texts for Common Prayer II available from Anglican House Media Ministry this spring.
   
Catechism - We voted unanimously to approve the revised edition of the Anglican Church in North America Catechism, To Be a Christian. Based upon two years of feedback from across the Province, the Committee for Catechesis undertook a comprehensive revision of the Catechism, resulting in the edition now approved. While revisions of Scripture references and a few other minor elements remain to be finished, the Catechism is now essentially complete. All remaining work will be completed by Pentecost, and the official edition should be available for download shortly thereafter. Printed copies of the official edition will be available in paperback and hardcover in 2019.
 
Since its initial release as a public working document, the Catechism has been translated into more than 15 languages, and is actively being used throughout the Anglican Communion. The Committee for Catechesis is now working to develop a mobile catechism app that can be used both domestically and internationally. With the Catechism complete, the Committee will be looking for opportunities to further promote the renewal of catechesis in partnership with dioceses, networks, seminaries, and individual churches.
 
The Election of Bishops - After a time of prayer and through the direction of the Holy Spirit, we elected two suffragan bishops for the Special Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy, the Rev. Mark Nordstrom and the Rev. Michael Williams, to work under Bishop Derek Jones. Both Chaplain Nordstrom and Chaplain Williams had served as chaplains in the U.S. Army and Air Force, respectively; most recently, both have been on the senior staff of the Special Jurisdiction. We are committed to supporting our chaplains and those they serve, and we believe Suffragan Bishops-Elect Nordstrom and Williams will be effective in doing this with humility and courage.
 
With the announcement of the planned retirement of Bishop Bill Murdoch of the Anglican Diocese in New England, the Bishops also approved the holding of the election of his successor, which will occur in November 2018.

Opportunities Before Us

Women’s Orders - Last September, we began an in-depth conversation on the final report of the Theological Task Force on Holy Orders, particularly women in Holy Orders. The time was fruitful, but it also became evident that the final resolution of this issue was not on the near horizon. More on this topic can be read here, but, simply put, we committed ourselves to showing one another Christian charity while we seek greater clarity.  We realize that real change will come through hearts and minds being transformed by the Holy Spirit as we pray and seek the mind of Christ together.  This conversation includes not just members of the Anglican Church in North America, but also our global Anglican and ecumenical partners.  We again spent time this week intentionally engaging each other on the topic of women in Holy Orders. Archbishop Beach has appointed a working group to help design the specific ways our conversations can continue, and we will move forward in unity to carry on the good witness and work that God has given us to do in North America. We remain steadfast in our life together.
 
Global Fellowship - We heard an encouraging report from Bishop Andy Lines, Missionary Bishop to Europe, who shared about the unfolding reformation taking place in the United Kingdom and Europe.  We also heard a preliminary report on the preparations being made for Gafcon 2018, and we are excited to come together in Jerusalem to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of this renewal movement in global Anglicanism.  As bishops of the Anglican Church in North America, a province birthed by Gafcon and an official partner of the Global South, we give thanks for these fruitful relationships that the Lord has enabled for the building up of his Kingdom.

Closing

Our time together has been challenging, refreshing, and illuminating. We have a clear sense of our calling from God to continue our strategic plans to reach North America with the transforming love of Jesus Christ, and to do so while maintaining the bonds of peace. The harvest is indeed plentiful. There is much to do, but we must not be overwhelmed and shrink back from this sacred call. It is to sharing the Gospel and its benefits to the world that we pledge our lives, resources, and energy.

View the original Communiqué document, here.

World Mission Sunday

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Happy New Year 2018! As we turn our calendars over to a new year, all sorts of opportunities, challenges and activities spread themselves out before us like the abundance of Christmas cookies most of us enjoyed recently (maybe a little too much)! We all have our seasonal holiday favorites, and we each pick and choose which ones are worth the calories. As Christians, however, our decisions about how to spend the 365 days of 2018 are not just driven by our personal preferences; they are driven by our Lord’s Great Commission to “go and make disciples of all nations!” (Matt. 28:19).

As a province, we have set aside a day early in our calendar year to highlight this great co-mission to reach our neighbors, both locally and globally, with the saving message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This year World Mission Sunday is February 4th, the fifth Sunday after the Epiphany. Once again, the Anglican Church in North America and Anglican Global Mission Partners (AGMP) have teamed up to provide you with helpful resources to educate, empower, and equip your parishioners to engage in mission.

Visit the New Wineskins Missionary Network site at newwineskins.org/worldmissionsunday for a plethora of resources, from videos to show and discuss, to litanies to use for prayer, to mission courses to offer in your parish. As always, we encourage you to highlight mission projects and partners that your own congregation supports, and take up a special offering on their behalf.

Our theme “Mission On Our Doorstep” at last year’s Provincial Assembly inspired a renewed emphasis on reaching international students in the U.S. Over one million international students are studying on our college campuses. In Leviticus 19:34, we read:

“The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the LORD your God.”

Every year we add a special video to our World Mission Sunday resources. This year Lisa Espineli Chinn challenges us to reach out to students: “The world is here, my friends. Is your door open?” Watch her talk:

Reaching International Students

Other inspiring videos to use are Gary Haugen’s “God’s Passion for the World” and “The State of the World: The Task Remaining” – all of which you can now find in one place for your convenience at: newwineskins.org/worldmissionsunday.

A listing of AGMP partners, who are available to speak, train, or preach, can also be found at newwineskins.org/partnerships or contact info@newwineskins.org if you need assistance. Thank you for your partnership in proclaiming the Gospel in both word and deed, both locally and globally, and not just on February 4th, but everyday!

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