October 9 - October 16
Pentecost 21C
Reflection 
               
When our beloved golden retriever, Francis, died in August, we were inundated with a number of kind and empathetic notes from so many at St. Francis.  Among my favorite pieces of correspondence was a card from Peggy Flood.  Along with her condolences, she related an experience her daughter, Lizzie, had while a Middle School student at Trinity Catholic.  During religion class, Lizzie was told by her instructor that dogs do not have souls.  Quite upset over this declaration, Lizzie began to cry when she got home that afternoon.  Seeking to comfort her-and put an appropriate perspective on this experience-her brother, Patrick, counseled, "Lizzie, of course dogs have souls.  It is Catholic Middle School religion teachers who do not."  To read more, click here. . .
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Link/Pic of the Week 
As our Jewish sisters and brothers just celebrated the beginning of 5777, this seemed appropriate. . .


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Perceptum 
A great piece from the New York Times from 2015 on AWE.  Why do we Experience Awe?
 
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Calendar

Sunday, October 9--Pentecost 21C
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 (Historic Church)
                     Celebrant: Debra Slade
                     Preacher: Mark Lingle
                     Vicar:  Debra Slade
                     Deacon:  Edrice Viechweg
                     Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich

11:00 AM  Finance Committee (Church)

     This Week at a Glance

        Monday (10)--Columbus Day
        Clergy Day Off

 Tuesday (11)
 6:30 PM  Interfaith Council Meeting

 Wednesday (12)  
 Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement in Judaism)

 Thursday (13)
 11:00 AM  Edgehill Eucharist 
 4:30 PM  Neighbors Link Governance Committee

 Saturday (15)
 5:00 PM  St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Church)

         Sunday (16)  Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
 8:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church) 
 10:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Church)
 4:00 PM  Confirmation (Meeting Room)
 4:00 PM  Service for Pets and Their People (Church)

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Upcoming

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

Saturday, October 22 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping/Fall Clean up Morning

Saturday, October 22 @ 5:00 PM (Church)
St. Francis  Saturday Night Service

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

Tuesday, October 25 @ 8:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Road Race Follow Up Meeting

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

Saturday, October 29 @ 5:00 PM (Church)
St. Francis  Saturday Night Service

Sunday, October 30 @ 8 & 10 AM
Observance of Reformation Sunday

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

Friday, November 4 @ 7:00 PM (Church)
Midnight Run

Sunday, November 6 @ 8 & 10 AM
Observance of All Saints' Sunday

Sunday, November 6 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club:   "On Being"  Interview with  Parker Palmer:  The Place Where   We are Right
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 Exhibit

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

Sunday, November 13 @ 4:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Confirmation Class

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

Sunday, November 27 @ 4:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Confirmation Class

Sunday, December 11 @ 4:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Confirmation Class

Sunday, December 18 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
Service of Lessons and Carols 

Sunday, December 18 @ 5:45 PM (Rectory)
Parish Christmas Party/Reception

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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