St. Francis Anglican Parish  Tablet

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We hope you will join us for service

Sundays  Holy Eucharist  9am-10am

Wednesdays  Holy Eucharist  11:30am-12pm

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"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



Rector: Fr. Craig J. Lister -

Associate Rector: Fr. Matthew Garrison -

Biblical Truth, Loving Community, Transformation and Joy!






St. Francis Anglican Church

Holy Eucharist

Last Sunday After Epiphany

Feb 23, 2020




Weekly service bulletin

download by clicking the pdf





Thanks to – Isabel, Juli Anne and Ted Lawrence and Edie Makepeace hosting the coffee hour today.

Sunday School - All classes will meet today.

Slide Show - Check out Bob Nelson’s slide show during coffee hour.

Anchor Fund – Please contribute today.

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

Choir Practice - Choir practice today at 4:00 pm.

Holy Eucharist - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 11:30 am.

Ash Wednesday - February 26, 2020, next Wednesday we will have two services on Ash Wednesday, 11:30 am and 6 pm.

Lenten Series – Wednesdays March 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th. This Lent we will spend four weeks exploring some of the biblical themes.  Sign up for this series in the Fellowship Hall.


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






Help feed the hungry in Lee County by joining us for the BreadBasket's Dinner Theater fundraiser Thursday, March 12, 2020. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center followed by "Steel Magnolias" at the Temple Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are regularly $40 but get them from Tom Reese for just $25 each





Saturday morning, March 14, 2020

Groups leaving from Carolina Trace and St. Francis Parking Lot

Experience the delight of touring an orchid greenhouse after hearing a presentation about how to successfully grow your own orchids! There is no cost for the class or the tour, and orchids will be available for purchase. Optional lunch in Pittsboro on the way back, at discretion of drivers and passengers.

Please be sure to sign up for this trip and mark whether you need to leave from St. Francis parking lot or Carolina Trace. Also, please indicate whether you’d be willing to drive, with directions to Orchid Gallery provided to each driver. Departure times will be determined closer to the date, to allow everyone to arrive a bit before the 10 am class time.





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.

Sign up sheets will be posted in the next several weeks. Not everyone needs to bring a brunch dish, but you will have the opportunity to sign up to bring one of the specific brunch dishes listed if you choose.





A two-part series from the Lee County Enrichment Center

• Information you need to know when your spouse passes and you must manage alone

• Helpful as proactive planning for couples as well as for those who have lost a spouse

Tuesdays, March 24 & 31, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

March 24

• Robert Gilleland, Sanford Law Group

• Don Borrillo, Social Security Administration

• Erica Vazquez, Branch Manager, BB&T

• Tim Wilson, BB&T - Investments

March 31

• Susie Thomas Clerk of Court

• Linda Ward, CPA - Ward & Foust CPA’s PA

• Miller-Boles Funeral Home

• “Grief & Depression,” Kenneth Stewart, First Health of the Carolinas

Open to the General Public at the LCG Enrichment Center, 1615 S. 3rd Street, Sanford Registration is required. Call (919) 776-0501 Ext. 2201.




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

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 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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