"It is good to give thanks to the Lord,

to sing praises to the Most High."  Psalm 92:1


St Francis Anglican Church

1089 Wilkins Drive, Sanford, NC


Sunday Holy Eucharist

9am-10am and 11am-12pm

Wednesday Holy Eucharist



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Rector: Fr. Craig J. Lister - frcraig75@gmail.com

Associate Rector: Fr. Matthew Garrison - matt.garrison44@gmail.com

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St. Francis Anglican Church

Holy Eucharist

20th Sunday after Pentecost

Oct 18, 2020




Weekly service bulletin

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Sunday School - Study of the Letter to the Hebrews continues today.

Youth Group – Today from 5:00 to 6:30 at Brian and Sarah Womack’s house.

Help with children in church - We believe it is important for families to worship together. To help parents, we have supplies for children to help during worship. Supplies for older (5-10) and younger (5 and under) are available at the greeter table. Please leave these bags in the pew so our cleaning team can collect them and put them in the nursery to be disinfected. Please make use of these supplies if they help you.

Prayer Team – Will meet in the Fellowship Hall at 7:00 pm Monday, October 19, 2020. Part of the program will be dedicated to hearing prayer requests from Fr. Dan Hardin for a new church plant in Moore County.

Holy Eucharist - Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 11:30 am.

Food Pantry drop off - Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm.


Read the concerns for health and safety at St Francis


Meetings and activities for all within the church:

We will continue to broadcast via Facebook Live at 9am on Sunday morning our service of Holy Eucharist.



MOW Mission: To provide weekday meals to Sanford Residents who are unable to prepare their own meals and have no one living with them that could do so. Residents must reside within the Sanford City limits. If one lives in Lee County but outside the city limits, The Enrichment Center may be able to provide home delivered meals; their phone # is: (919) 776-0501.

New client process: Call the MOW of Sanford phone answering service, (919) 708-4181, and leave a message. An in-home interview will be scheduled to provide more details about the program, including the costs. Messages are retrieved regularly.

Background: A Church sponsored organization started by five Sanford area churches in 1973. It was incorporated in 1987 and is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Hot lunchtime meals are provided weekdays including holidays.

For more info: Call (919) 708-4181 or visit our website at https://www.mowsanford.org

Volunteer needs:

- Board members (Treasurer, members at large)

- Meal delivery

The Meals on Wheels (MOW) of Sanford program is seeking a new board member to assume the Treasurer position. This 10 person board oversees the program to ensure Sanford residents receive a hot lunch meal every weekday throughout the year (including holidays). The high level duties for this position include: 1) producing and mailing monthly bills to clients, 2) processing client payments using Quicken (or similar accounting software), and 3) producing monthly and a year-end report. Basic knowledge of Quicken (or similar software), Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel are required. In some cases, training can be provided. Monthly time commitment is up to 8 hours. If interested in more information, please contact Ms. Sandy Lamm at (919) 776-0662.


Fall Cards of Prayer from our St Francis prayer team are available please download PDF file here.


Stay connected

St. Francis uses BREEZE as a database for addresses, phone numbers, birthdays and anniversaries. If you need to update your information or be added to the parish database, please contact Brian Haynes at brianh72004@yahoo.com.

For your convenience, access BREEZE from any device at the top or bottom St Francis website navigation menus.


St. Francis Anglican Parish Prayer List

Our Prayer List is attached to the weekly parish bulletin.

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

We Pray for those serving all over the world in our military

We pray for the departed

To add or remove a name from the prayer list contact Sue Comstock at 919-498-9154 or email her at suectrace@gmail.com. Names will be removed after three weeks unless you contact Sue to extend the time.



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

Through 2022: Oliver Crawley, Joe Hanna, Beth Puckett

Through 2023: Johnnie Gordon, Phillip Lloyd, Helen Ward

St Francis Mailing Address:  1089 Wilkins Drive, Sanford, NC 27330

Phone number:  (910) 773-1155

St. Francis Parish information website:



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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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


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 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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Sanford, North Carolina 27330

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