St. Francis Weekly                          
July 2 - July 9, 2017
Quote of the Week. . .

Every living and healthy religion has a marked idiosyncrasy.  Its power consists in its special and surprising message and in the bias which that revelation gives to life.  The vistas it opens and the mysteries it propounds are another world to live in; and another world to live in--whether we expect ever to pass wholly over into it or no--is what we mean by having a religion.
                                                     -- George Santayana



Food for Thought. . .
On vacation. . . reflection coming next week.

An opportunity to discover one of the strong voices in theology these days, Kathryn Tanner:

Tanner refuses to see divine immanence and transcendence as a zero-sum game. The paradigm for her is Jesus Christ. The incarnation brings about the closest possible relation between the human being Jesus and God. In this union, neither the divinity of God nor the humanity of Jesus is compromised. Christ demonstrates God's capacity to be in intimate relation with the world (immanence) without compromising God's radical otherness (transcendence). Both fully immanent and fully transcendent to creation, God is neither to be opposed to creaturely reality nor identified with it.  To read the whole piece, click here.
Link of the Week
An important reminder of Women in Science. . .

For Further Reflection. . .    
A nice piece from Peter Marty on the importance of the words we use.  Helpful quote:

   If Christians, in their best moments, can remember that there is more than one way of being authentically Christian, perhaps we Americans can assume a similarly generous mind-set when contemplating our national identity alongside other nations.


                   
Weekly Schedule
              
Sunday, July 2--Pentecost 4A
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher:  Debra Slade
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich

10:00 AM      Easter Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher: Debra Slade
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
                      Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich
  
This Week at a Glance

Saturday (8)
9:00 AM  Landscaping Morning (Church)

Sunday (9)  Pentecost 4A
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
2:30 PM  Southbury Lutheran Home Service
Save the Date

Pastor Mark on Vacation until July 8

If there is a pastoral emergency, please call 
The Rev. Debra Slade at (203) 512-0215 

Saturday, July 8 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

Wednesday, July 12 @ 6:30 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Sunday, July 16 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People 

Tuesday, July 18 @ 7:30 PM (Avon Theater)
Religious Hope and the Movies:  
Tender Mercies with discussion led by Pastor Mark

Tuesday, July 18 @ 7:00 PM (First Congregational Church)
Discussion on Supporting a Refugee Family in Stamford

Wednesday, August 19 @ 6:30 PM (Ferguson Library)
Anti-Defamation League program with Yair Rosenberg

Wednesday, August 2 @ 7:30 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Saturday, August 5 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

Tuesday, August 15 @ 7:30 PM (Avon Theater)
Religious Hope and the Movies:  
Defending Your Life led by Rabbi Josh Hammerman

Sunday, August 20 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

Saturday, September 9 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

Sunday, September 10 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Rally Sunday

Wednesday, September 13 @ Noon
Rector's of SW CT Meeting

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

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

Wednesday, September 20 @ 7:30 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Sunday, September 24 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Miles for a Mission Road Race

Sunday, October 1 @ 8AM & 10AM
Feast of St. Francis Pet Blessing


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