St. Francis Weekly                          
October 29 - November 5, 2017
Quote of the Week. . .


Food for Thought. . .

For there is no distinction, since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; they are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.   This nugget from Paul's letter to the Romans may not seem like a major breakthrough, but it is the insight and inspiration that led Martin Luther to nail the 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg on October 31, 1517.  Thus, 500 years ago, the Reformation began.  And, one could argue, things have not been the same ever since.  To read more . . .


Link of the Week. . .

A wonderful reminder of our great race day in September.  Thank you to the wonderful folks at Building One Community!

also a clip of one of the pieces from this past week's Sounds Good concert, featuring
Gunsmoke.
For Further Reflection. . .  
 
The text of John McCain's acceptance speech at the Liberty Medal Award Ceremony. A great piece regarding citizenship and wisdom that comes with age. . .   Read it here
                   
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, October 28
9:00 AM      Stamford Hospital Symposium:  Compassion Fatigue (Tully Ctr.)
5:00 PM      St. Francis Saturday Night (Historic Church)
5:30 PM     Home Eucharist @ Niall McMorrow's Home (
315 Mill Rd, New Canaan)

Sunday, October 29--Observing Reformation Sunday
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher:  Mark Lingle
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Minister of Music:  Richard Weidlich

10:00 AM     Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher:  Mark Lingle
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Minister of Music:  Richard Weidlich                                      
                                          
  11:15 AM     Music Committee Meeting (Church)

This Week at a Glance

Tuesday (31) 
Halloween

Wednesday (1)
All Saints Day

Thursday (2)
2:00 PM  Clergy Meeting
4:30 PM  Building One Community Governance Committee

Friday (3)
7:00 PM  Midnight Run (St. John's Lutheran Church)

Saturday (4)
9:00 AM  Prison Ministry
5:00 PM  St. Francis  Saturday Night  Eucharist Begins  (Historic Church)

Sunday (5)  Pentecost 22A
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
4:00 PM   Presentation to American Institute for Islamic and Arabic Studies
Save the Date

Tuesday, November 7 @ 6:30 PM (Meeting Room)
Outreach Committee Meeting

Wednesday, November 8 @ 2:00 PM
Rectors of SW CT Meeting

Thursday, November 9 @ 6:00 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Saturday, November 11 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis S aturday Night Eucharist 

Sunday, November 12 @11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club:  Falling Upward

Sunday, November 12 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Marketing Committee Meeting

Wednesday, November 15 @ Noon 
Stamford Clergy Meeting

Wednesday, November 15 @ 7:30 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Friday, November 17 & Saturday, November 18
Episcopal Church in Connecticut Annual Convention

Saturday, November 18 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis  Saturday Night Eucharist 

Sunday, November 19 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

Sunday, November 19 @ 5:00 PM (Union Baptist Church)
Multifaith Thanksgiving Choir Concert

Thursday, November 23 @ 10:00 AM (Historic Church)
Thanksgiving Day Service

Saturday, November 25 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis  Saturday Night Eucharist 

Sunday, December 3 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club:  TED Talk

Monday, December 4 @ 7:00 PM
World AIDS Day Service

Friday, December 8 @ 7:30 PM (Temple Beth-El)
Joint service between St. Francis and Temple Beth-El

Sunday, December 9 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Joint service between St. Francis and Temple Beth-El

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

Sunday, December 17 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
Lessons and Carols Service

Sunday, December 17 @ 5:45 PM (Rectory)
Parish Christmas Party

Thursday, December 21 @ 6:00 PM (First Congregational Church)
Homeless Persons' Memorial Service


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