Last Friday, a horrific incident occurred at Saint Francis Anglican Church in Willow Park when two trespassers entered the building, stole a number of valuables, and were caught on security cameras, allowing Father Sam Wilgus, the church’s priest, to plainly see the trespassers’ faces.
“Thieves Strike at Local Church”
Once the burglars got inside the church, they spent a long time looking through all the closets and cabinets. They took a bunch of different things. They even broke into the locked office of the church’s leader and took some special cups used for communion.
Even though the church lost some important things, they are still able to have their services thanks to other churches in the area. These friendly churches have lent them some cups so they can keep going. But nobody at Saint Francis Anglican Church knows who the burglars are.
The burglars didn’t just steal from the main church. They also broke some windows at the church school and took some electronics used for teaching. The church hopes that someone will recognize the burglars and tell the police.
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“Saint Francis Anglican Church Stays Resilient Amidst Burglary, Embracing Forgiveness and Moving Forward”
The church’s priest, Father Wilgus, wants everyone to know that they won’t be mean or try to get back at the burglars. Instead, they will follow the teachings of the gospel, which say not to be mean or seek revenge. They are even praying for the burglars and want to keep doing their important work.
Even though something bad happened, the people at Saint Francis Anglican Church are staying strong. They are thankful for the help they’ve received and are focused on moving forward and doing their important work.