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

Summer 2020

A New Beginning...

A Guide to Going to Church...

We are in different times.  To adhere to the Directives of the NS Department of Health and keep each other safe, we as a community and family must do the following so we can worship together.
Church will reopen for worship on Sunday, July 5
 We will keep two services throughout the summer at 8AM and 10AM, with a maximum of 50 people per service. Rev. Mark will begin to tape the 8 AM service and will upload it between the two services for those who may not be comfortable or able to attend in person.
Congregants must pre-register for attending a service on a weekly basis and the following system has been implemented.  You will e-mail to a dedicated e-mail address just for reservations.  This e-mail address is: and please use 8 am or 10 am in the subject line. You must give the name(s) of each person in your family attending and your phone number. You should receive a reply to acknowledge you are registered. In the event the service is full you will be informed.  Please be patient as we have no control over the maximum number. Registration for service should be completed by noon on the Saturday prior to the Sunday so that lists can be present at the church for checking.  Preferably please call Marjorie Saulnier to register for the 8 AM service at 902-252-7960.  Alternatively you may call Debbie Sproul to register for the 10 AM service at 902-865-6256.  In the event you do not get a reply you may also call Elaine Bishop at 902-864-3634.  (One of these people may be away and she will be the fill in)
Here is a list of things we can do and cannot do as we gather.
  • We must social distance - 2m or 6 feet
  • Please wear a mask unless you cannot for medical reasons - we will have a supply of masks available
  • Avoid physical contact.  At any time, shaking hands, hugging, touching, or passing items between people must not occur.
  • Wash your hands and use hand santizer.
  • Every other Pew will be blocked to limit seating
  • There will be no congregational singing, there will be no choir
  • The collection plate will be on the font, there will be no bulletins or books in the pews.  Everything will be on the screen 
  • Upon entering the church individuals will to go directly into the church using the door at the top of the hill, through the Narthex directly to a available pew
  • Sidespersons will be on duty to help direct
  • When the church service is finished, individuals will leave by rows commencing at the back of the church, as diected by sidespersons.
  • Please leave the church through the door in the Narthex and go directly to your vehicle, there will be no access to the lower level or hall.
  • The Nursery room will be out of bounds.  There is no Sunday School.  Children must remain with their family during worship.


Please be patient, its new for all of us.   

Upcoming Events

 This Week at St Francis  

This is an ever changing world we live in as things and events seem to be changing by the minute.  COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.    Therefore, all services, meetings, & activities in the St. Francis By the Lakes building will cease until further notice.  In the meantime, Rev. Mark will be doing on-line Sunday services.  See the notice at the bottom left column of this Home Page for a link to those services.    
Fundscrip orders for shopping cards for July should be placed by 6 p.m. on  July 5th,  Pick up on July 11th - see June calendar for details. 
Message from Wardens:

A reminder that we will be having our next Fundscrip pick up/envelope drop off drive between 10-11 a.m. on July 11th.   You do not need to get out of your car. Please drive up the hill and around the church, stopping at the hall door at the bottom. A runner will accept your offerings, donations and retrieve your shopping cards for you. 

For photo and info about May's food drive for Beacon House, check out "Life with our Church Family" on the left side of this screen, then click on the words "Beacon House Food Drive".

Thank you!


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

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