May 1 - May 8
 Easter 6C
Thank you to all who helped support the refugee family 
recently resettled in Stamford.  
St. Francis raised $1387.00 in second collections 
taken on April 3 and 10.  
Thank you for your support!!
Reflection     
The following is from vestry member Deb Meyers.  She offered this at our most recent vestry meeting.  Thank you, Deb.

I BEGIN MY REFLECTION WITH THE DEFINITION OF A WORD I OFTEN CONTEMPLATE.  THE WORD IS "SERENDIPITY".  SERENDIPITY IS DEFINED AS "THE PHENOMENON OF FINDING VALUABLE OR AGREEABLE THINGS NOT SOUGHT FOR"; "AN APTITUDE FOR MAKING DESIRABLE DISCOVERIES BY ACCIDENT"; "GOOD FORTUNE"; "LUCK"

ONE FRIDAY THIS PAST JANUARY AS I WAS SIPPING MY MORNING TEA, I READ A PAGE FROM A BOOK OF ONE-MINUTE INSPIRATIONS; SOMETHING I DO AT THE START OF EVERY DAY.  ON THIS PARTICULAR MORNING, I OPENED TO A PAGE ENTITLED "SECOND FIDDLE".  IT READ AS FOLLOWS:  To read more, click here. . .

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Link/Pic of the Week 
Interesting video.  What happens when you look at someone for 4 minutes. . .


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Perceptum 
A wonderful TED Talk by Frans de Waal on the morality of animals.  Very interesting. . .


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Calendar

Sunday, May 1--Easter 6C

8:00 AM      Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                     Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                     Preacher: Debra Slade
                     Vicar:  Debra Slade
                     Deacon:  Edrice Viechweg
                     Intern:  Brandon Ashcraft

10:00 AM    Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                     Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                     Preacher: Debra Slade
                     Vicar:  Debra Slade
                     Deacon:  Edrice Viechweg
                     Intern:  Brandon Ashcraft

4:00 PM      St. Francis Sounds Good concert:   Broadway Revisited (Church)

     This Week at a Glance 

       Tuesday (3)
9:00 AM  Morning Prayer (Historic Church)
       Noon  Clergy Lunch
       7:00 PM  Building and Grounds Committee Meeting (Meeting Room)

       Wednesday (4)
       6:30 PM  Prayer Shawl Ministry

        Friday (6)
        7:00 PM  Midnight Run (Church)

        Saturday (7)    
        9:00 AM  Landscaping Morning (Church)
        5:00 PM  St. Francis Saturday Night Worship  (Church)
   
         Sunday (8)  Easter 7C--Mother's Day
  8:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church) 
  10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)  
  11:15 AM  Road Race Committee Meeting  (Church)

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Upcoming

Wednesday, May 11 @ 5:00 PM
Serving Dinner at Shelter for the Homeless

Friday, May 13 & Saturday, May 14
Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church in Connecticut (TREC-CT) Regional Meeting

Sunday, May 15 @ 8 AM & 10 AM
Feast of Pentecost

Sunday, May 15 @ 9:00 & 11:00 AM
Reception for Brandon Ashcraft

Sunday, May 15 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club:   Road to Character

Sunday, May 15 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

Wednesday, May 18 @ 7:30 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Sunday, May 22 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Load-A-Truck Sunday (Food to Support The Foodbank of SW CT

Sunday, May 22 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Music Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 1 @ 7:00 AM (Stamford Marriott)
Neighbors Link Stamford Spring Breakfast Benefit

Saturday, June 4 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

Sunday, June 5 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Parish Picnic

Wednesday, June 15 @ 7:30 PM (Church)
Vestry

Saturday, July 9 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

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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