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

COVID-19 & St Francis by the Lakes


Although restrictions have been lifted in Nova Scotia, we are still strongly recommending that, while inside the building, parishioners wear a mask, use hand sanitizer when entering and leaving, and observe social distancing. 

Registration for services is no longer being requested. 

The collection plate will remain at the back of the church, on the font, instead of being passed around the congregation. 

A prayer book, along with one of each hymn book, has been placed in all pews.  You may wish to use them in lieu of following along on the big screens. 

We will continue to sanitize the church pews following the 8:00 o'clock service.  Following the 10:00 o'clock service, the pews are only santized if the church will be used within four days.

We ask that you practice social distancing while exiting.  Please congregate outside, rather than in the aisles or Narthex areas. 


Celebrating Communion 

Please proceed up the side aisles next to the windows.  

Use the hand sanitizer on the wall.  (We are NOT currently kneeling at the rail.)  Please move to the celebrant and, using an outstretched arm, receive the host in your cupped hands. 

Take a step back and towards the center BEFORE lifting or lowering your mask to consume the host.   

Replace your mask and move to the second celebrant.  Take the small cup of wine.  (No common cup) 

Once again, take a step back and towards the center BEFORE lifting or lowering your mask to consume the wine. 

Replace your mask and place your empty cup in the basket provided. 

Proceed back to your seat via the center aisle, practising social distancing to avoid others who are walking or seated.