June 26 - July 3
Pentecost 6C
Reflection 
The following is from Sue Rutz and is the reflection that she gave prior to our June Vestry meeting.  It is well worth the read. . .

WHAT DO YOU USE YOUR VOICE for?  
Tonight I invite you to reflect on your own voice.  When do you speak up?  When do you choose to remain silent?  What does your voice reflect about you?
We've all heard sayings about VOICE . . . what do they mean for you?
I speak not for myself but for those without voice . . .
Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.
Stay strong.  Stand up.  Have a voice. 
You don't have to have a grand platform or idea to make your words matter, to make your voice heard.  To read more, click here. . .

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Quote                                                                                                                     

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
No, not just for some but for everyone
                                                 --Hal David & Burt Bacharach    




          
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Link/Pic of the Week 
Broadway for Orlando:  What the World Needs Now is Love. . . 
(thank you, Margery Irish)


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Perceptum 
The following is from a portion of Barbara Brown Taylor's An Altar in the World.  Well worth the read.  This excerpt ends the chapter on blessing.  She writes of her husband asking for her father's blessing before her father was about to die. . .

This kind of blessing prayer is called a benediction. It comes at the end of something, to send people on their way. All I am saying is that anyone can do this. Anyone can ask and anyone can bless, whether anyone has authorized you to do it or not. All I am saying is that the world needs you to do this, because there is a real shortage of people willing to kneel wherever they are and recognize the holiness holding its sometimes bony, often tender, always life-giving hand above their heads. That we are able to bless one another at all is evidence that we have been blessed, whether we can remember when or not. That we are willing to bless one another is miracle enough to stagger the very stars.  To read the entire chapter, click here. . .
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Calendar

Sunday, June 26--Pentecost 6C

8:00 AM      Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                     Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                     Preacher: Edrice Viechweg
                     Vicar:  Debra Slade
                     Deacon:  Edrice Viechweg
                     
10:00 AM    Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                     Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                     Preacher: Edrice Viechweg
                     Vicar:  Debra Slade
                     Deacon:  Edrice Viechweg

     This Week at a Glance 
   
         Sunday (3)  Sixth Sunday after Pentecost 
  8:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church) 
  10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)  
  2:30 PM   Southbury Lutheran Home Eucharist
  
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Upcoming

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

Saturday, July 9
First 70--Dinner Sail on the Sound

Wednesday, July 13 @ 6:30 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Saturday, July 16 @ 5:00 PM
St. Francis  Saturday Night Worship

Sunday, July 17 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

Tuesday, July 19 @ 4:30 PM
Neighbors Link Board Meeting

Wednesday, July 27 @ 7:30 PM
Vestry (Meeting Room)

Thursday, July 28 @ 11:00 AM
Edgehill Eucharist

Saturday, August 6 @ 5:00 PM
St. Francis  Saturday Night Worship

Saturday, August 13
First 70--Extraordinary Dinner with Asian Flair

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

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

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

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

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

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
First 70--John Dugdale Exhibition

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

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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