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

Check out the "COVID-19" Button - updated Aug 06

You want to come and celebrate with us in person?

You should stay home if you are feeling ill, exhibiting any Covid-19 symptoms, or have been in contact with anyone who has been ill or if you or someone you are in contact with has traveled outside of Nova Scotia within the last 14 days!

The following protocol has been approved and established for persons wanting to attand in person:

If you have email Register for attending by 6 PM on the Friday prior to Sunday at:  Include your name(s), phone number and which service you wish to attend.  (8 AM or 10 AM in the Subject Line) 
Or if you don't have email, for 8 AM call Marjorie 902-252-7960 and for 10 AM call Debbie 902-865-6256    
If you do not get a reply confirmation, call Elaine 902-864-3634 

Please wear a mask unless you cannot for medical reasons - we will have a supply of masks available. 
As of July 31st this is mandatory in Nova Scotia.

We must social distance - 2m or 6 feet.  Do not cross in front of others in the pews.  Do not leave your
pew to visit others.

Use hand sanitizer before entering for worship and before communion.

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 an available pew.
Note from the Narthex into the church space there are designated enter and exit doors.
Please do not stop to chat with friends in the Narthex or aisles. 

Avoid physical contact.  At any time, shaking hands, hugging, touching, or passing items between
people must not occur. An appropriate greeting would be a wave, nod or a bow.
Every other Pew will be blocked to limit seating.

The collection plate will be on the font to place your offering on your way in, or on your way out if
you have forgotten. Please avoid walking back and forth the aisle. (There will be no passing of the plate) 

There will be no bulletins or books in the pews.  Everything will be on the screen.
There will be no congregational singing; there will be no choir.

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.



Upcoming Events


Complete Turkey Dinner

(Take-out Only)
Saturday, November 21, 2020
4:30-6:00 p.m.

Adults $15; Children 5-12 $6

Must pre-order by phone by Nov. 18th and receive your pickup time.  To order, call Donna at 902-865-8169


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 ceased until July 5th.  On that date we opened the church for 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. services - with guidelines as determined by the NS Health Department.  See "A New Beginning... A Guide to Going to Church...." to the left of this column for the guidelines.   The 8:00 a.m. service will still be available on-line.

Fundscrip orders for shopping cards for November should be placed by 6 p.m. on November 1st.   Pick up on  November 7th.  (Thanksgiving envelopes can also be returned) 

Message from Wardens:

A reminder that we will be having our next Fundscrip pick up/envelope donation drop off  between 10-11 a.m. on  November 7th.   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. 

We are selling tickets on a beautiful, hand-stitched quilt.
Queen size (85" X 96")  Tickets 1 for $2/ 3 for $5
Draw date: Nov. 21
Lottery License # AGD-306520-20
Call Elaine Bishop 902-864-3634 to arrange for tickets.

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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