LAST CALL FOR UPDATES TO THE PARISH DIRECTORY 
An update to the St, Francis Parish Directory will be published in early September.  
Please review the current directory  here and contact Cathy Ostuw at  cathy.ostuw@gmail.com 
i f there are any corrections or updates to your family's listing.
Please send all updates to Cathy by Friday, August 26th

Please consider sending an updated family photo!!    

If you are not in the current directory, please contact Cathy so you can be included in the update.
In addition, please send Cathy a list of all family birthdays and anniversaries, so we can recognize your family on those special dates during  Sunday worship.

Thank you!!
August 21 - August 28
Pentecost 14C
Reflection       REMEMBER:  ONLY ONE SERVICE AT 9:00 AM 
THIS SUNDAY in The Meeting Room!!!!
Join us for Coffee Hour at 10AM in the Meeting Room!
While this Sunday's Eucharist will be a quite a bit different than many are used to, I think that it is an experiment that places us in close proximity to the expression of the early Church.  Our gathering in the Meeting Room at 9:00 AM this Sunday is borne of necessity; the refinished floor of the Church needs to cure, and the temperature in the Historic Church is nigh unbearable.  The worship of the early Church was also borne of necessity.  As a fringe movement in the early first century, there were no Churches in which to gather, nor were there cathedrals to awe participants into prayer.  Rather, homes became the locus of early Christian worship.  In fact, one of the great archaeological discoveries-Dura Europos-underscores the practice and piety of early Christians in the architecture of the building itself.  To read more, click here. . .
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Link/Pic of the Week 
I love this.  It is such a great example of why we love to play games and the recognition of what really matters. . .

Jack Sock tells Leyton Hewitt it's good. . .
Jack Sock tells Leyton Hewitt it's good. . .

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Perceptum 
 

A a wonderful op-ed in
The New York Times regarding the fluidity of understanding God in the ancient Hebrew 
by Rabbi Mark Sameth.  
Read this! 
 







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Calendar

Sunday, August 21--Pentecost 14C--REMEMBER!!  ONE SERVICE AT 9:00 AM!!

9:00 AM      Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                     Celebrant: Debra Slade
                     Preacher: Mark Lingle
                     Vicar:  Debra Slade
                     Deacon:  Edrice Viechweg
                     Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich
                     
10:00 AM    Coffee Hour in the Meeting Room

Afternoon     First 70  Event:  Long Island Sound Sail with Nancy and Drew Bisset

4:00 PM  Service for Pets and their People (Cloister of the New Church)

     This Week at a Glance 
    
       Resurfacing of Church Floor Continues--Sanctuary Closed until 8/25

        T uesday (23)
        1:00 PM  Education Meeting
        6:30 PM  InterFaith Council Meeting

         Thursday (25)
          10:00  AM  Returning furniture to the sanctuary (Church)
          Noon  Community Catalyst Conversation Meeting (Ferguson Library)

        Saturday (27)
        5 PM  Ryder/Small Wedding

         Sunday (28)  Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost 
  8:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church) 
 10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
 11:00 AM   Miles for a Mission Road Race Meeting (Church)

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Upcoming

Sunday, August 21 - Thursday, August 25(Church)
CHURCH CLOSED FOR REFINISHING FLOORS

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 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, September 10 @ Noon (Rectory)
Choir Picnic

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 1 @ 5:00 PM (Church)
St. Francis  Saturday Night Service

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

Sunday, October 2 @ TBA
Parents with Young Children BBQ

Tuesday, October 18 @ 7:30 PM (Stamford High School)
InterFaith Council Program:  Unity in the Season of Division

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