August 14 - August 21
Pentecost 13C
Reflection 
REMEMBER:  ONLY ONE SERVICE AT 9:00 AM 
THIS SUNDAY @ THE HISTORIC CHURCH!!!!
Join us for Coffee Hour at 10AM in the Meeting Room!

With all the craziness of this political season, the senseless violence throughout the world, and the overwhelming reality of the myriad issues that face individuals, communities, nations and the world (how's that for an upbeat opening phrase!), it's easy to be discouraged.  Yet, there are those moments where you stumble into something so unexpected and beautiful that you regain hope in humanity and, for a moment, are carried on the crest of that wave of serendipity.  Last week possessed one of those moments in my summer wanderings.
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Link/Pic of the Week 
A wonderful article in the Stamford Advocate about our own Frank Mastrone. . . Former Broadway Actor Entertains Atria Residents
 
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Perceptum 
A fascinating program on the radio show Invisibilia about "non-complimentary behavior" and how it has impacted a Danish communities efforts to keep young Muslim men from joining Isis.  Well worth the listen.   Flip the Script
 
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Calendar

Sunday, August 14--Pentecost 13C--REMEMBER!!  ONE SERVICE AT 9:00 AM!!

9:00 AM      Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                     Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                     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

     This Week at a Glance 
    
       Resurfacing of Church Floor Continues--Sanctuary Closed until at least 8/19

        T uesday (16)
        1:00 PM  Education Meeting

         Saturday (20)
         TBA   First 70 Event: Powerboating on Long Island Sound with Tim Butler and Robert Becker

         Sunday (21)  Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost 
  8:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church) 
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
 4:00  PM   Service for Pets and Their People (Church)
Afternoon    First 70 Event:  Long Island Sound Sail with Nancy and Drew Bisset
 
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Upcoming

Sunday, August 14 - Friday, August 19 (Church)
CHURCH CLOSED FOR REFINISHING FLOORS

Sunday, August 21 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

Saturday, August 27 @ 4:00 PM
Ryder/Small Wedding

Sunday, August 28 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Miles for a Mission Road Race Meeting

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

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