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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!



Order of Confirmation




Second Sunday of Advent



St. Francis Anglican Church

Holy Eucharist

Order for Confirmation

Second Sunday of Advent

Dec 8, 2019




Weekly service bulletin

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Thank you for celebrating the Season of Advent with St Francis!

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Sunday School - All classes will meet today.

Check out – Look for Bob Nelson’s slide show at coffee hour.

Choir Practice – No choir practice today.

Youth Group - Will be selling Christmas gift items after church today to raise money for gifts for residents of Oak Haven. Thank you so much for your support of these ministries!

Men’s Group – Will neet at 6:00 pm on Monday, December 9, 2019 at Jon Kerley’s house.

Holy Eucharist – Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 11:30 am.

Advent Series – Wednesdays, December 11 and 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm.

Next Man Up – Will meet on December 14, 2019 at 7:30 am.

The next Men's Prayer Breakfast will be Saturday, December 14th at 8am.  This month, Chet Mann, mayor of Sanford, will be speaking. We look forward to both hearing from our mayor and praying for him.

Please consider joining us for our Morning Prayer time prior to our breakfast at 7:30 am in the sanctuary.

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

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




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All Saints Christian Academy Christmas Program

"A Service of Lessons and Carols"

Hosted by Saint Francis on December 13, 2019 at 6:30pm at Saint Francis. Come support the students, faculty and staff of All Saints.  Students will sing and recite things that they have learned throughout the year. All Saints would be blessed by your presence.




We welcome Bishop Quigg Lawrence and his wife Annette to Saint Francis. They will join us the weekend of December 7 and 8.  During this weekend, we will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation.  This is a joyous occasion in which we celebrate the fulfillment of the baptismal promises in the lives of these people and their commissioning for the life and work of the Anglican Church.


Please pray for this weekend, our confirmands, and the bishop in the time leading up.



Saturday December 7 at 8:45 am (Sanctuary)--Rehearse for Confirmation with Fr. Craig.

Saturday December 7 at 9 am (Adult Sunday School Room) -- Confirmands to meet with Bishop Lawrence

Sunday December 8 at 9 am (Sanctuary) -- Celebration of Confirmation




Wednesday Nights in December (12/4, 12/11, &12/18)

St. Francis will conduct Evening Prayer and a program


"Go Tell It On the Mountain: A Evangelistic look at the Season of Advent."


Please consider joining us for a night of advent waiting, prayer, food, preparation for the Lord, and fellowship.


If you would like to come, but have not signed up in the Fellowship Hall, email Jean Dabbs at jkdabbs13@gmail.com so we can prepare for all.




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).







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 star ratings, added pictures of events on our Parish website, our parish google listing and parish facebook, this helps our mission for reaching people on the World Wide Web and local areas.  If you would like to contribute a review click here or below.  Thank you for your united support.



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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

NEW!!  Trail Life USA Troop NC-2717 has a new web page. We appreciate your support St Francis please be sure to visit and share the page the full URL is: http://stfrancisnc.org/TrailLife.html



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



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