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St Francis Anglican Church

1089 Wilkins Drive, Sanford, NC


Sundays  Holy Eucharist  9am-10am

Wednesdays  Holy Eucharist  11:30am-12pm


Rector: Fr. Craig J. Lister -

Associate Rector: Fr. Matthew Garrison -

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St. Francis Anglican Church

Holy Eucharist

Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Jan 19, 2020




Weekly service bulletin

download by clicking the pdf





Sunday School - All classes will meet today.

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

Choir Practice - Today at 4:00 pm.

Prayer Team – Will meet on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

Holy Eucharist – Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 11:30 am.

Family Promise – Sue Comstock is seeking help for the nights of January 26th and 27th. Sue will be there and would love to have volunteers there to help out and experience the fulfillment of “spending the night”. Additionally, Sue needs two meals for this event.

Altar Guild – Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:00 am.

Men's Ministry - On January 25th we are having a trip to the Special Forces Museum at Ft Bragg.  Meeting at the Chick Fil A in Sanford on hwy 87 at 9:30am for a 10:00am tour through the museum.  The museum is free to the public.  There is a virtual simulation ride that costs $10 a person and is 30 minutes in length.  Fort Bragg requires that all adults 18 and older must bring a valid drivers license for base security.

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:

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 ( or Matt Garrison ( if you can help serve this ministry.

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

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







Saturday, January 25, 2:30 pm

St. Francis Fellowship Hall

In the context of the season of Epiphany, Rebecca Peterson will offer an opportunity to learn what the Magi’s gifts represent and their prophetic significance. We’ll explore the multitude of ways essential oils were used in Scripture AND learn how we can use oils as a Biblical solution for our own and our families’ health. (We rescheduled this event because many indicated an interest but were unable to attend in November.) No cost for the class, with optional opportunities for additional classes. Signup sheet on the women’s bulletin board, and friends are most welcome.





Saturday, February 8, 10 am

St. Francis Fellowship Hall

A chance for you to take home one (or more) new books, and at the same time clear out your own bookshelves to pass along books to others who would enjoy them. Here’s how it works:

  - Bring at least one book, but as many as you’d like to give away. Any type of book—fiction, cookbooks, history, biographies, inspirational…

  - Attendees will have a chance to browse and choose one book or more (while sipping a warm drink and nibbling on heart-shaped cookies!)

  - Sweet surprise—an opportunity for a gentle prayer connection, to be explained at the event!

  - Any unclaimed books will be donated to “Books at a Steal”

Please think of book-loving friends who might enjoy this event and extend an invitation! Sign up sheet on the bulletin board.




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 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  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 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


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

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:



American Heritage Girls:  Mrs Anne Greenaway is the contact, email

For more general information visit



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:

* Questions: If you have questions about Breeze (or need to be added), please contact Brian Haynes at 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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