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

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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

"Far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ." Galatians 6.14
 
Yesterday (Sept. 12th) was our first Sunday back with open worship. This week we are all expecting to enter into Phase 5 of reopening our province. There will be lifting of restrictions everywhere. 
 
At St Francis by the Lakes, we are reluctant to do away with all the guidelines of the last few months. Not everyone is comfortable with moving forward too quickly. So we will be recommending that we continue wearing our masks, implementing social distancing, and sanitizing on a regular basis. We will also continue to share communion in the same manner as we have been during the pandemic. 
 
We are also working on a plan to guide our transitions during the next few months. This plan will be shared for discussion at our next parish council. If you have any concerns or advice as we develop this, please, contact the rector or wardens. 
 
The next few months will be filled with hope and possibilities, but also concern and apprehension. We will walk together, moving ahead in a safe manner. 
 
Almighty God, whose Son our Saviour Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the cross that he might draw the whole world to himself, may we who rejoice in the mystery of our redemption, have grace to take up our cross and follow him, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever, Amen
Rev. Mark +

Upcoming Events

 
Weekly Sunday Services

Regular Sunday services are expected to resume on Sunday, September 12th with Holy Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.

For online viewing only - see info on left side of home page. 

Please note:  Parish committees/groups will resume meetings in September.  This, of course, is subject to Covid regulations by Nova Scotia Health.

 ROAST BEEF SUPPER (take-out only)

Saturday, October 16th, 2021

Supper complete with delicious, succulent roast beef, potatoes, carrots, turnip, peas, fresh dinner roll, gravy and an apple crisp dessert. 
Meals must be pre-ordered by calling Ellen at 902-817-8457 before Monday, October 11th to get a time for drive-thru - pickup on Saturday, October 16th between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  You are encouraged to provide your own take-out bag.   Adults - $15.00;  Child (5-12) - $6.00

Message from Wardens:

Fundscrip orders for shopping cards for November should be placed by 6 p.m. on October 31st.    (See Fundscrip list of retailers to the left of this screen). The  November Fundscrip pick up/envelope donation drop off  takes place between 10-11 a.m. on  November 6th.   You do not need to get out of your car.  Please drive up the hill, around the church and stop at the hall entrance.  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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