July 3 - July 10
Pentecost 7C
A Special Collection for Flood Victims in West Virginia -- July 3 and 10

As you know from recent news reports, devastating floods in West Virginia have left dozens dead, hundreds homeless, and tens of thousands without power.  These floods are the worst in a century for portions of the state.

Parishioner Rich Lee, who as an alumnus of WVU considers West Virginia his second home, reminds us that this is a state with a precarious economy, due to the decline of the coal industry.
St. Francis will take a special collection on July 3 and 10 to support the flood relief efforts.

If you would prefer to mail a check, please send it to
St. Francis Parish Office,
503 Old Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06903
earmarked for WV Flood Relief

Thank you for considering support of this work, and please keep all those affected in your prayers.
Reflection 
Happy 4th of July to you all!

From the book of Common Prayer. . .
Almighty God, who has given us this good land for our  heritage: We humbly beseech you that we may always prove  ourselves a people mindful of your favor and glad to do your will.
Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and  pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion;  from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend
our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes  brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue  with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in your Name we entrust  the authority of government, that there may be justice and  peace at home, and that, through obedience to your law, we  may show forth your praise among the nations of the earth.   In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness,  and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail;  all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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The day of my spiritual awakening 
was the day I saw--and knew I saw--
all things in God and God in all things.
                                               --Mechtild of Magdeburg






          
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Link/Pic of the Week 

Funny if it weren't so sadly reflective of recent events.  Patrick Stewart and others channel Monty Python. . .  Salty at the end.


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Perceptum 
University of Chicago Professor Martha Nussbaum's recent book on Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice is on the bookshelves now.  Here are some interesting pieces that help set up her work. . .




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Calendar

Sunday, June 3--Pentecost 7C

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

2:30 PM   Eucharist at Southbury Lutheran Home

     This Week at a Glance 
   
         Monday (4)  Happy Fourth of July !!

         Wednesday (6)
          9AM - Noon  AIIAS using Assisi Hall of Eid al-Fitr

         Thursday (7)
          6:30 PM  Historic Neighborhood Preservation Group Meeting (Meeting Room)

         Saturday (9)
          9:00 AM  Landscape Morning (Church)
          Evening First 70 Event:  Sail with Nancy and Drew Bisset

         Sunday (10)  Eighth Sunday after Pentecost 
  8:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church) 
  10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)  
 
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Upcoming

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

Saturday, July 16 @ 5:00 PM (Church)
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 (Church)
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

Sunday, October 30 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Meeting between St. Francis parishioners and members of 
the American Institute for Islamic and Arabic Studies

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 (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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Contact Info
Rev. Mark Lingle
493 Old Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06903
203.570.6226
marklingle.pastor@gmail.com