St. Francis Weekly                         November 19 - November 26, 2017
Quote of the Week. . .


Food for Thought. . .
At our recent vestry meeting, Audrey Roco offered the following reflection for our opening compline service.  It is well worth the read. . .
As many of you know, my daughter was diagnosed with severe heart failure in late 2015.  She was hospitalized for over 3 months in the cardio intensive care unit in Philadelphia, PA.  I spent a lot of that time driving back and forth between CT and PA and living in the hospital with her.  I cried a lot, I prayed even more.   I have to say St. Francis was a huge source of my strength then and now.  I prayed, I prayed a lot.  I prayed when I woke up, I prayed throughout the day - when I was driving, sitting at my desk at work, in the hospital with my daughter, at night before I tried to sleep.  One of the things I constantly prayed for was God give me Heather's issue and give my daughter my health;   a normal prayer for any mother, or any parent actually, in a situation like this.   To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .
Many have seen this, but it is a helpful reminder and visualization regarding the reality of our life and life together, as well as a lens to inform our gratitude and response . . . 
For Further Reflection. . .  
A beautiful video and reminder of giving thanks. . . A Grateful Day. . .

                   
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, November 18
All Day        Episcopal Church in CT Convention
5:00 PM      St. Francis Saturday Night (Historic Church)

Sunday, November 19--Pentecost 24A
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                                            
                         
4:00 PM     Service for Pets and their People (Church)

5:00 PM     Multifaith Thanksgiving Service (Union Baptist Church)

This Week at a Glance

Monday (20)
8:30 AM  Building One Community Ex. Committee Meeting

Tuesday (21)
7:00 PM Interfaith Council Meeting

Thursday (23)
10:00 AM  Thanksgiving Service (Historic Church)

Saturday (25)
5:00 PM  St. Francis  Saturday Night  Eucharist Begins  (Historic Church)

Sunday (26)  Last Sunday in Pentecost
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
Save the Date

Thursday, November 30 @ 7:00 PM
World AIDS Day Service

Saturday, December 2 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Service

Sunday, December 3 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club:  Falling Upward 

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

Saturday, December 9 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Silver Polishing

Saturday, December 9 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis  Saturday Night Service

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

Wednesday, December 13 @ 6:00 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wednesday, December 13 @ 7:30 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Saturday, December 16 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Prison Ministry

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

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

Sunday, December 24 @ 5:00 PM (Church)
Christmas Eve Eucharist

Sunday, December 24 @ 8:30 PM (Church)
Christmas Eve Pre-Service Concert

Sunday, December 24 @ 9:00 PM (Church)
Christmas Eve Eucharist

Monday, December 25 @ 10:00 AM (Historic Church)
Christmas Day Eucharist

Thursday, December 28 @ 11:00 AM
Edgehill Eucharist

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

Sunday, January 14 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Bishop Ian Douglas Visitation

Sunday, January 21 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Annual Meeting
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