Welcome to St Francis!

Under current circumstances for the safety of St Francis parishioners the church building is closed to the public.  We are having our services via live streaming for now on the social media facebook.  Login to facebook and join us at "St Francis Anglican Church" on Sunday 9am and Wednesday mornings at 11:30am.  We will keep you posted on current adjustments to the schedule.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 11:30 am Holy Eucharist service with homily via live streaming

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 9:00 am Holy Eucharist service with homily via live streaming - Bulletin

To visit St Francis on facebook:  Click link provided above or search facebook "St Francis Anglican Church" or copy this URL into your browser https://www.facebook.com/stfrancisnc/

Fifth Sunday in Lent

Holy Eucharist

March 29, 2020

 

 

 

 

St. Francis Anglican Church

Holy Eucharist

Fifth Sunday in Lent

March 29, 2020

 

 

 

Weekly service bulletin

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Announcements

Under current circumstances for the safety of St Francis parishioners the church building is closed to the public.  We are having our services via live streaming for now on the social media facebook.  Login to facebook and join us at "St Francis Anglican Church" on Sunday 9am and Wednesday mornings at 11:30am.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 11:30 am Holy Eucharist service with homily via live streaming

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 9:00 am Holy Eucharist service with homily via live streaming - Bulletin

To visit St Francis on facebook:  Click link provided above or search facebook "St Francis Anglican Church" or copy this URL into your browser https://www.facebook.com/stfrancisnc/

Sunday School – No Sunday School today.

Slide Show – Suspended until further notice.

Prayer Opportunities - Use the red boxes located at the exits.

Choir Practice – No choir practice today.

Lenten Soup Pot

Holy Eucharist – Livestream, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 11:30 am.

 

St. Anne’s Prayer Guild - The St. Anne's Prayer Guild would like to update the prayer list for those serving in the military/armed forces. There are several people on this list about whom we know nothing. If you have had a name added to the list will you please contact Sue Comstock or Peggy Nelson to let us know if they are still serving and need to remain on the list. Thank you.

 

From the Prayer Team

• This year will be momentous for our church family as we follow God's leading through our change in leadership. For that reason,

we encourage everyone to pray with one accord through the coming season. Please keep your new, yellow prayer bookmark

somewhere where you will be reminded to pray each day's intention along with the rest of the body of Christ at St. Francis--

perhaps at the breakfast table or with your devotional materials.

• We welcome anyone who feels called to join this ministry. If you are interested, speak to anyone who has on a red badge at church

or simply "come and see" what the meetings are like.

• We are now meeting once a month, on the third Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

• Please remember, if you would like face-to-face prayers for anything--big or small, for yourself or others--ask any of us with

the red badges and we will gladly get "two or three gathered together" for confidential prayer following the service.

 

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

 

Nursery ministry needs help - We are looking for help with our Parish Nursery during times of service. If you would like to consider helping the young families in our church by volunteering for one of the upcoming weeks.  Email Pam Kerley (pamkerley1@gmail.com) or Matt Garrison (matt.garrison44@gmail.com) if you can help serve this ministry.

 

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

 

 

 

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SPRING BOOK AND BRUNCH

SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 10:00 am

Emily Hewett’s home

608 Valley Road, Sanford

Come for a leisurely brunch and discussion of our book selection, Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. While parts of the book may be emotionally difficult to read, it raises powerful questions about race, privilege, prejudice, justice and compassion as we follow a highly skilled African American neonatal nurse whose actions are deemed criminal by a white supremacist. The book has the potential to open hearts to new understandings, and we hope that our shared time of discussion will do the same. Readily and inexpensively available (new or used) from Amazon or other sources if you’d like to go ahead and secure a copy and begin reading.

Please sign up if you’d like to attend. There is a second sign up sheet if you’d care to bring any of the brunch items listed, but not everyone needs to bring food.

 

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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.

 

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Vestry

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 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.

 

EXPANDED PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES ON SUNDAY MORNINGS!

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

 

Vestry

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

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).

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL

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

 

Music

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

 

Coloring

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

 

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