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Peace be with you.

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Sunday mornings at 9 AM.

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Sunday Service 9 AM

1089 Wilkins Drive, Sanford, NC


Rector: Fr. Craig J. Lister


Associate Rector: Fr. Matthew Garrison


Biblical Truth, Loving Community, Transformation and Joy!



St. Francis Anglican Church

Holy Eucharist

Sept 15, 2019




Weekly service bulletin

download by clicking the pdf





Sunday School - All classes will meet today

Confirmation Class – Today at 11:45 am.

Please note: All Confirmation Classes have been rescheduled for each Sunday mornings at 11:45am.  Meet in the Adult Sunday School room following Adult Sunday School.

Holy Eucharist - Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 11:30 am.

Choir Practice – Today at 4:15 pm.

St. Francis Prayer Team - Will meet on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Anglican Class – Monday, September 30, 2019, Wednesday, October 2, 2019, Monday, October 7, 2019 and Wednesday, October 9, 2019, all at 6:30 pm. Sign up now.


Bread Basket BBQ Fundraiser

Friday, September 27, 2019 from 11:00 am -2:00 pm at St. Luke's Methodist Church. Plates are $8.00. See Tom Reese will for tickets.


St. Francis Anglican Parish Prayer List: Please pray with us!  View our current bulletin for a detailed list. If you would like to add or remove a name from the prayer list contact Sue Comstock at 919-498-9154 or email her at suectrace@gmail.com.


St. Francis’ Men’s Ministry document explaining the Men's Ministry and its upcoming structure and purposes. St. Francis’ Men’s Prayer Breakfasts will begin September 14th!


ACNA Prayerbook – The ACNA has released the 2019 Book of Common Prayer!  You can purchase through the ACNA website.







Monday, November 11, 2019

Monday, January 13, 2020

All at 5:30 pm in the St. Francis Fellowship Hall





Saturday, October 12

Brenda Brown’s Home, 250 Lakeview Drive, Carolina Trace

Book selection: The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate. An exploration of a road to redemption. A single mother of two children with a troubled history is drawn to North Carolina’s Hatteras Island, a childhood place of comfort, where she rents a cottage owned by an older resident and sometime town pariah. When the owner dies, the Mom is charged with clearing the woman’s large house—and in doing so comes across spiritual treasures beyond compare which change her own life.

We have purchased a number of books (available for $14), and copies can be obtained from online sources, on Kindle or through the library.

Notice two sign up sheets on the women’s bulletin board.  Everyone planning to come should sign the first sheet. If you’d like to bring brunch food, also check the second sheet for suggestions.




Are the Old Testament Prophets speaking to us today?

Johnnie Gordon will be leading a class on the Prophet Malachi

Wednesday mornings 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM - Ending just in time to attend Eucharist!

Beginning October 9 and lasting through November 13.

Book used: Malachi: Easy Doesn’t Change the World (John Barry)

(Available from Amazon and other online sources)

Please sign up for class so she can plan accordingly.

Offered by SFAP Education Committee with support from Women’s Ministry




Rwanda Partnership Trip

The diocese of Christ our Hope was originally part of a group of churches that were under the leadership of the Anglican Church of Rwanda.  In 2015, the archbishop of Rwanda sent the churches under his jurisdiction in America to serve under the Archbishop of the ACNA.  At that time, there was a desire to maintain relationships with the Rwandan Church.


In the summer of 2020, a group of people from St. Francis and Holy Trinity in Chapel Hill will make a trip to build relationships with the Anglican church in the Kigeme Diocese of Rwanda.  This trip will be a 'get to know you' time for both our people and the church of Kigeme Diocese.  If you would like to know more about this trip and the preparation leading up to it, contact Marty Pate at church on Sunday.





Through 2020: Scott Bruce, Susan Lewis, Clerk, Marty Pate, Senior Warden

Through 2021: Bruce Ledford, Tom Reese, Jimmy Washburn, Junior Warden

Through 2022: Oliver Crawley, Joe Hanna, Beth Puckett


Prayer Cards - For prayer please fill out a blue prayer card (found in each pew) and placing it in one of the red boxes beside each entrance. A prayer team member will pray confidentially about each card during the coming week. Also just talk to any prayer team member (identified by red name badge), who will be happy to pray with you personally after the services.


Parish Pictures - If you have any pictures of parish events or special times had with our St Francis family past or present you would like to contribute to the website please (email Charles Wick)


St. Francis' Faith and Life - Weekly email newsletter publication of current events for Saint Francis Parish. Contact (email Father Matthew) to be added to the weekly email communication.







The San Damiano Cross

(St Francis Cross)


The San Damiano Cross is the cross which St. Francis of Assisi was praying when he is said to have received the commission from the Lord to rebuild the Church. It now hangs in the Basilica of Saint Clare in Assisi, Italy, Franciscans cherish this cross as the symbol of their mission from God.


Learn more about The San Damiano Cross, click PDF to download








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St. Francis Anglican Parish Prayer List

Please Pray for the concerns weighing on the hearts and minds of members of this congregation.

If you need to add or remove a name from the prayer list contact Sue Comstock at 919-498-9154 or email her at suectrace@gmail.com. See current prayer list on last page of weekly parish bulletin. Names will be removed after three weeks unless you contact Sue to extend the time.



After each Sunday Eucharistic service, prayer will now be available in two forms:

1) Trained members of the prayer team will be on hand to pray for you personally and confidentially for any need.  Simply walk over to any prayer team member (identified by a red badge), and you will be joined by one or more other prayer team members, move to a quiet corner, and be prayed for.


2) Blue prayer request cards have been placed in all pew pockets if you would prefer to submit a request in writing.  Just fill out a card and drop it in either of the two red boxes (one at the back of the church and one on the table beside the door to the fellowship hall).  Prayer team members will pray for written requests during the subsequent week.


Please be assured that all prayer requests are held in strictest confidence.  Never consider a prayer need too small, too trivial…or too big! Prayer team members always begin by listening for God’s direction, and only then do they verbalize the prayers that they sense on God’s heart for you.  Please take advantage of these new opportunities to receive God’s comfort and peace!


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St Francis Website - Be sure to check out and share our parish website http://stfrancisnc.org.  Keep up to date our website is fully responsive on all formats: desktop, tablet and mobile phone for latest in weekly announcements, bulletins and events.  Managed by Dr. Charles Wick.  Thank you to those who have made reviews on our google listing, this helps our mission for reaching people on the World Wide Web and local areas.  If you would like to contribute a review please search our name into google and you will see our google listing and you can leave a review and or star rating. Thank you for your united support.


St Francis facebook page - Visit, like and share our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/stfrancisnc


Visit our Parish Events Page for photos.

Keep up to date with the newest event pictures and videos on our parish events page


See our new contact form below to keep informed and request parish information.

Church Phone Number: 910-773-1155

Church Mailing Address: St. Francis Anglican Parish, 1089 Wilkins Drive, Sanford, NC 27330

St Francis staff and coordinators


Through 2020: Scott Bruce, Susan Lewis, Clerk, Marty Pate, Senior Warden

Through 2021: Bruce Ledford, Tom Reese, Jimmy Washburn, Junior Warden

Through 2022: Oliver Crawley, Joe Hanna, Beth Puckett


St Francis Charter youth meetings for Trail Life Boys and American Heritage Girls.  New meeting times to be posted soon. Please contact with interest below:

Trail Life Boys:  Mrs Pam Kerley is the contact, email pamkerley1@gmail.com

For more general information visit https://www.traillifeusa.com



American Heritage Girls:  Mrs Anne Greenaway is the contact, email annemcev@yahoo.com

For more general information visit https://www.americanheritagegirls.org



Pictures in Breeze - Please add a photo of yourself to your Breeze account.

BREEZE Information (Our Parish Database) Please note we have added BREEZE link to our website menus for your convenience.

Breeze website: https://sfap.breezechms.com

* Questions: If you have questions about Breeze (or need to be added), please contact Brian Haynes at brianh72004@yahoo.com or (443) 326-8823.  He also is happy to answer questions during the coffee hour after service.

* Breeze photos: If you need assistance with uploading your photo to Breeze, please contact Brian Haynes.  Brian can assist in the following ways:

1) take a photo of you after church or

2) use an existing photo and upload it for you (it can either be a printed photo or one you send him via email or text).



All classes begin after coffee hour and end 11:15-11:30 unless otherwise noted

Adult Class (various) meet upstairs

Children have an opportunity to sing with Leslie after coffee hour meet in the choir room.  Elementary class meets after Youth Choir in the nursery.  Middle school class meets in upstairs in classroom.  High school class meets upstairs.

Youth Choir meets 10:30 in the choir room

Nursery available 8:55am-10:15am



Visit our Music page, download 8.5x11 printable PDF of your favorite hymns



Download 8.5x11 printable PDF for the kids or kids at heart. Enjoy, learn and share!






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