July 17 - July 24
Pentecost 9C
Reflection 
Next week we'll be back on schedule. . . 




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Perceptum 
A thoughtful and helpful piece from Frank Bruni on the tragic events of last week.   Divided by Race, United by Pain

There's only one cause here: taking the appropriate steps - 
in criminal justice,  in police training, in schools, in public discourse - 
so that each of us goes about  our days in as much peace as possible. 
And the constituency for that is all of America.
                                                                                                                  From Frank Bruni's op-ed

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Calendar

Sunday, July 17--Pentecost 9C

8:00 AM      Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                     Celebrant: Debra Slad
                     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

4:00 PM  Service for Pets and Their People (Church)

     This Week at a Glance 

         Tuesday (19)
          Noon  Education Meeting

         Wednesday (20)
          2:00 PM  Property and Grounds Meeting

        Thursday (21)
          9:00 AM  Neighbors Link Governance Working Group
         Noon  Clergy Lunch
        
         Friday (22)
          Noon  Clergy Lunch

         Sunday (24)  Tenth 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 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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Rev. Mark Lingle
493 Old Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06903
203.570.6226
marklingle.pastor@gmail.com