Welcome to St Francis our church building is open to the public.  Concerns remain for the health and safety of St Francis parishioners, in order to be safe while offering the Sacrament of Christ's Body, the principle act of worship on the Lord's Day.


  -  Sunday mornings two identical services will be conducted first 9am-10am and second 11am-12pm.  We want to have safe distancing inside the church building we ask that you choose the time you prefer and we believe this will split us more or less evenly.


  -  Greeters will help direct you from the parking lot through the double doors in the back of church.  Please note all other entrances into the church will remain locked.


  -  At this time masks are required!  Wear your own mask as you enter the church building.  If you do not have a mask, one will be provided.


  -  Ushers will greet you, show you where to pick up service bulletin, and take you to a seat.  Hand sanitizer will be offered to you, bring your own but we ask that you use it as you come into the church.


  -  Special music will be provided during the service, there will be no general singing in the church at this time.


  -  Please maintain six feet of distance from non-family members while coming into church, while in church, and when leaving church.  Opportunity for fellowship while in the parking lot before and after the service.


  -  At this time we ask you not to use the restrooms inside the church unless it is an emergency!


  -  During Communion, we will approach in a single file, one side of the church at a time, maintaining six feet.  Please wear your mask when you come up.  The Celebrant, who will be masked, will drop a host into your hands.  The chalice at this time will not be offered. Return to your seat.  After all have been given the hosts, we will all consume them simultaneously.


  -  Following the Blessing and Dismissal, please leave the church without lingering and while maintaining your distance.  You can greet people outside.


For your safety and the health of others if you are sick, feeling ill, have health concerns or are at risk please stay home until you are well.

If you are not comfortable with coming physically to church at this time, please do not feel obligated in doing so.  Wait until you are comfortable.  We will continue to have services available for you on the social media facebook.  For your convenience we have added a link to facebook to the St Francis navigation bar at the top of this window.  Login to facebook and join us at "St Francis Anglican Church" on Sunday 9am and Wednesday mornings at 11:30am.  To visit St Francis on facebook click the link provided below.  If you prefer to search facebook "St Francis Anglican Church" or copy this URL into your browser https://www.facebook.com/stfrancisnc/











St. Francis Anglican Church

Holy Eucharist

Day of Pentecost

May 31, 2020




Weekly service bulletin

download by clicking the pdf





Sunday School – A study of David today at 10:00 am.

No choir practice today

Pledge payments needed

Ten Commandments class – Monday, June 1, 2020 at 12 noon.

Holy Eucharist – Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 11:30 am.

Food Pantry drop off – Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

Salvation Army volunteers needed – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 12 noon at the Mann Center. Lunch for kids.









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' Mailing Address: 1089 Wilkins Drive, Sanford, NC 27330 910-773-1155


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:

Juli Anne Lawrence, mrandmrsetl@gmail.com

Beth Puckett, elizabethr.puckett@gmail.com

Gordy Reese, gordyreese79@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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St Francis facebook page - Visit, like and share our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/stfrancisnc




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 Anglican Parish Prayer List: Please pray with us!  View our current bulletin for a detailed list.

Please contact Sue Comstock at 919-498-9154 or at suectrace@gmail.com


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

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



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







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