St. Francis by the Lakes Vision Statement

Journey with God, Journey with Each Other, Help Others Journey with God.


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St Francis by the Lakes Sunday Service

Welcome to St Francis by the Lakes

Anglican Church in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia


A New Beginning,  A Guide to Going to Church

Please Note:  Effective Immediately until further notice, In Person Services have been cancelled.  To View On-Line follow the instructions on the left.

Take care of yourself and your family.  Numbers 6:24-26

May the Lord bless you and take care of you;
May the Lord be kind and gracious to you;
May the Lord look on you with favor and give you peace.

MONDAY MUSINGS   May 10th, 2021

"Go and make disciples of all nations, says the Lord; I am with you always, to the close of the age". Matthew 28.19, 20
I always try to focus on the beautiful. I like putting on my rose coloured glasses and seeing the world as a wonderful place. It is important to always focus on the joys and blessings we have, and the opportunities to live life to the fullest. 
Currently we have to adjust our expectations. More and more events and activities are being postponed in order to comply with the Health Authority's guidelines. These are blessings, for we are coming together with the sole purpose of ensuring the safety and well being of all of us. Our ministry to each other continues even in isolation. God continues to inspire beautiful things even when we are limited in our activities. 
Our parish council for the month of May is going to be postponed. We will move that meeting to June 14, in the hope that we can. We will have a Zoom option for people to attend as well. 
We are also putting together a Planning committee meeting for June 21. We are asking all committees, councils, groups, and activities in the life of our parish to begin to vision for the fall. We are all excited about the possibilities for opening up, no doubt gradually, in September. We will dream dreams and see visions, and be moved by what we can do, through the spring, summer, and into the fall. 
We will be sending out our spring newsletter in the near future, and another newsletter in the summer to keep everyone up to date. In the meantime, I miss you all, and hope to see everyone soon.
Source of all joy, receive our praise and thanksgiving. Keep us in the love of Christ and bring us to the vision of his glory; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.
Take care, and God bless
Rev. Mark Kingsbury



Upcoming Events

Weekly Sunday Services

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COLD PLATE SUPPER (take-out only)  July 24th

Our plan is to hold our Cold Plate take-out supper on Saturday, July 24th provided the number of COVID-19 cases is greatly reduced and Public Health has opened up all non-essential activities.  If we are able to hold this take-out supper, deadline for ordering is July 19th.  More "Calendar of Events", July for more details.  
Please stay safe,Blessings
Rev. Mark, Richard and Elaine

Message from Wardens:

Fundscrip orders for shopping cards for  June should be placed by 6 p.m. on June 6th.  (See Fundscrip list of retailers to the left of this screen). The  June Fundscrip pick up/envelope donation drop off  takes place between 10-11 a.m. on  June 12th.   You do not need to get out of your car. Please drive up the hill, all around the church and  stop at the Fellowship Hall door.  A runner will accept your offerings, donations and retrieve your shopping cards for you. 

Thank you!   Wardens

Take care of yourselves, your family, friends, and neighbours, and be healthly.

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