Update on the Refugee Family that St. Francis and others have supported (a note from Jean Meyer):  

Thank you for your continued prayers for this family.   They are a
djusting to a new country, a different language, English instruction, schools, and the myriad medical appointments that are difficult.  They have made great strides in just three months.  "Our" 16 year old has been in summer school at High School, has had surgery on her ankles, is progressing very well with Physical Therapy, and is looking forward to walking some day. Four of them have bicycles now, which has brought great joy and new transportation possibilities.  Piano lessons for the 16 year old and Karate for the 12 year old have begun, with ballet lessons for the 5 year old planned for September.  Trips to parks, the Ferguson library, Stamford Nature Center and the Maritime Center have been fun.  Upcoming trips to the Bronx Zoo , NYC, the Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum are planned.

At this time we could use more drivers for appointments and grocery shopping.

Peace.
Jean

Note:  If people want to volunteer as drivers, they should email Jean Meyer at 
jcc.meyer@hotmail.com with a copy to Amy Ewing  at  
August 7 - August 14
Pentecost 12C
Reflection 
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Quote                                                                                                                   
 

You have been given questions to which you cannot be given answers. 
You will have to live them out - perhaps a little at a time.
--Wendell Berry

Faith is not necessarily, or not soon, a resting place. 
Faith puts you out on a wide river in a boat, in the fog, in the dark.
--Wendell Berry




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Link/Pic of the Week 
A little blast from the past. . .  Where were you?  Check out Ginsberg in the background. . .


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Perceptum 
From the site ON Scripture, a video entitled Life after Hate.  Change is possible. . .


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Calendar

Sunday, August 7--Pentecost 12C

8:00 AM      Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                     Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                     Preacher: Mark Lingle
                     Vicar:  Debra Slade
                     Deacon:  Edrice Viechweg
                     Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich
                     
10:00 AM    Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                     Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                     Preacher: Mark Lingle
                     Vicar:  Debra Slade
                     Deacon:  Edrice Viechweg
                      Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich

2:30 PM       Southbury Lutheran Home Eucharist

     This Week at a Glance 

        Monday (8)
        4:00 - 8:00 PM  Visitation for Della Walsh at Gallagher's Funeral Home

        Tuesday (9)
        10:00 AM  Funeral for Della Walsh (Church)

        Afternoon--Beginning of Resurfacing of Church Floor (Church closed until 8/19)

        6:00 PM   Neighbors Link Gathering

         Wednesday (10)
          7:30 PM  Vestry (Meeting Room)

        Thursday (11)
          4:30 PM  Neighbors Link Governance Committee

         Friday (12)
          Noon  Episcopal Clergy Meeting

         Saturday (13)
         6:00 PM  First 70 Event: Asian Flair Dinner at Joe and Rosemary Mygatt's home 

         Sunday (14)  Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost 
                    REMEMBER:  ONLY ONE SERVICE!!

  9:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church) 
 
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Upcoming

Tuesday, August 9 - Friday, August 19 (Church)
CHURCH CLOSED FOR REFINISHING FLOORS

Sunday, August 14 at 9:00 AM (Historic Church)
One service at the Historic Church as Church's floors are refinished

Saturday, August 20
First 70--Powerboat Cruising on the Sound

Sunday, August 21 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

Saturday, August 27 @ 4:00 PM
Ryder/Small Wedding

Monday, September 5--LABOR DAY

Thursday, September 8 @ 4:30 PM
Neighbors Link Governance Meeting

Saturday, September 10 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscape Morning

Saturday, September 10 @ 5:00 PM (Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Service begins

Sunday, September 11 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Rally Sunday, Beginning of Christian Education, Choir Returns

Saturday, September 17 @ 5:00 PM (Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Service

Saturday, September 17
First 70--Margie's Pig Roast

Sunday, September 18 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Finance Committee Meeting

Saturday, September 24 @ 5:00 PM (Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Service

Sunday, September 25 @ 8:00 AM (Historic Church)
Joint Eucharistic Service

Sunday, September 25 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
4th Annual Miles for a Mission Road Race

Saturday, October 2 @ 8 & 10 AM
Feast of St. Francis and Blessing of the Animals in Worship

Thursday, October 20 @ 7:00 PM
Ecumenical Bible Study with St. John's, First Presbyterian, and Archangels Greek Orthodox

Sunday, October 23 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
St. Francis Sounds Good Concert:  Organ Recital

Thursday, October 27 @ 7:00 PM
Ecumenical Bible Study with St. John's, First Presbyterian, and Archangels Greek Orthodox

Sunday, October 30 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
 
Meeting between St. Francis parishioners and members of 
the American Institute for Islamic and Arabic Studies

Thursday, November 3 @ 7:00 PM
Ecumenical Bible Study with St. John's, First Presbyterian, and Archangels Greek Orthodox

Thursday, November 10 @ 7:00 PM
Ecumenical Bible Study with St. John's, First Presbyterian, and Archangels Greek Orthodox

Saturday, November 12 (Historic Church and Meeting Room)
First 70--John Dugdale Exhibition

Sunday, November 13 (Church)
First 70--Happy 70th Anniversary St. Francis!!!

Thursday, November 24 @ 10:00 AM (Historic Church)
Thanksgiving Service 

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St. Francis
Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there
is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is d
oubt, faith;
where there i
s despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

 

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Rev. Mark Lingle
493 Old Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06903
203.570.6226
marklingle.pastor@gmail.com