St. Francis Weekly                          
August 27 - September 3, 2017
Quote of the Week. . .


Food for Thought. . .
As a part of our travels through Scotland this summer, we toured the rolling green countryside dotted with sheep herds by train.  In such close quarters, it is easy to connect with the others journeying with you.  Meals are the best time to forge new associations.  

Thus, one morning we found ourselves speaking with a D.C. lawyer and his wife.  For whatever reason, we moved to the topic of fishing.  I quickly brought out a picture of my nephew from Montana and a prehistoric-looking northern pike that he had snagged with a fly rod in northern Minnesota.  (All my fishing bona fides are transfers from my brothers and their children.)  While he caught the fish in Minnesota, I noted that he was from Ennis, Montana.  To which the D.C. lawyer responded, "I love Ennis."  To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week
Bill Nye the Science Guy offers good advice to UMass Lowell 
graduates and to us all . . .

For Further Reflection. . .    
What I would call Sikh-channeling-Baptist-preaching.  Pretty powerful and provocative. . .

                   
Weekly Schedule

Sunday, August 27--Pentecost 12A
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher:  Debra Slade
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich

10:00 AM       Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher:  Debra Slade
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
                      Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich 

11:00 AM    Marketing Committee Meeting (Church)

5:30 PM      Vestry Reception (Rectory)

This Week at a Glance

Monday (28)
Clergy Day Off

Tuesday (29)
Noon Clergy Meeting

Thursday (31)
3:30 PM  Road Race Meeting with Building One Community

Sunday (3)  Pentecost 13A
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
Save the Date

Tuesday, September 5 @ 9:00 AM
Episcopal Church in CT Clergy Day

Thursday, September 7 @ 10:00 AM (Terry Murphy's Home)
Rally Sunday Committee Meeting

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

Saturday, September 9 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, September 9 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis  Saturday Night Eucharist Begins

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

Saturday, September 16 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis 
Saturday Night Eucharist 

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

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

Thursday, September 21
Rosh Hashanah

Saturday, September 23 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis  Saturday Night  Eucharist 

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

Saturday, September 30
Yom Kippur

Saturday, September 30 @ 9:00 AM (Meeting Room)
Altar Guild Breakfast

Saturday, September 30 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis  Saturday Night  Eucharist 

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

Wednesday, October 4 @ Noon
Rectors of SW CT Meeting

Sunday, October 15 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

Sunday, October 22 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Sounds Good Concert:   Gunsmoke

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