September 4 - September 11
Pentecost 16C
Reflection       
Thank you to everyone who has been so kind to us 
at the loss of our beloved, Francis.
We knew there were so many dog/pet lovers at
St. Francis.  
This experience has confirmed the love of 
people for their furry companions,
and their compassion for those who have
lost such important friends on life's journey.
We are blessed by you!

THANK YOU!!

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"What did you expect? 
'Welcome, sonny'? 
'Make yourself at home'? 
'Marry my daughter'? 
You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. 
These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. 
You know... morons." 

-- Jim (Gene Wilder--Blazing Saddles)





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Link/Pic of the Week 
The brilliance of Gene Wilder will be missed. . .


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Perceptum 
 A TED Talk on the Sistine Chapel.  Very interesting. . .


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Calendar

Sunday, September 4--Pentecost 16C

8:00 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     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

     This Week at a Glance 
        
        Monday (5)  LABOR DAY

        Tuesday (6)
  8:00 PM  Prayer at the Board of Representatives

 Thursday (8)
  11:00 AM  Edgehill Eucharist
  4:30 PM  Neighbors Link Governance Committee

 Friday (9)
 1:00 PM  Neighbors Link Strategic Planning 

 Saturday (10)
 9:00 AM  Landscaping Morning (Church)
 10:00 AM  Choir Rehearsal (Church)
 Noon  Choir Picnic (Rectory)
 5:00 PM  St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Church)

         Sunday (11)  Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost -- RALLY SUNDAY!
 8:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church) 
 10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)

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Upcoming

Tuesday, September 13 @ 6:30 PM
Interfaith Council Meeting

Thursday, September 15 @ Noon (Meeting Room)
Interfaith Council Planning Meeting

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

Sunday, September 18 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

Wednesday, September 21 @ 7:30 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry 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

Tuesday, September 27 @ 6:30 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

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 @ 3:00 PM (Stevens' Home)
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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Rev. Mark Lingle
493 Old Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06903
203.570.6226
marklingle.pastor@gmail.com