St. Francis Weekly                          
April 16 - April 23, 2017
Quote of the Week. . .
Jesus's resurrection is the beginning of God's new project not to snatch people away from earth to heaven but to colonize earth with the life of heaven. 
                                                          --N.T. Wright
Food for Thought. . .
Eugene Burnand's painting of Peter and John running to the tomb on Easter morning is one of my favorites.  The anticipation of both men is unmistakable.  Yet, it is not entirely clear if it is hope or fear that drives them.  For all of us who live vacillating between the two, this depiction is a helpful reminder that nothing was set in stone. However, the affirmation of Easter, "He is risen!" is a declaration of hope that the stone, ultimately,  didn't have the last word.  We may not be able to travel with Peter and John to see for ourselves, though we all know of the anticipation of and longing to glimpse or experience the presence of God, particularly when death overwhelms.  May this Easter season hold glimpses of hope that sustain you as we continue the journey begun by Peter and John to the empty tomb.  
  
    Link of the Week
An example of new life in the midst of life.  Resurrection comes in many forms. . .

For Further Reflection. . .    

A thoughtful piece that is apropos in this season of Resurrection, for it asks us to consider the implications of incarnation.
                   
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, April 15
10:00 AM     Easter Egg Event (Church)
  8:00 PM      Easter Vigil (Church)

Sunday, April 16--Feast of the Resurrection
7:00 AM      Easter  Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher:  Mark Lingle
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
                      Deacon:  Edrice Viechweg
Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich

8:00  AM      Easter Breakfast (Meeting Room)

9:00 AM       Festive Easter Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher: Mark Lingle
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
                      Deacon:  Edrice Viechweg
                      Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich

11:00 AM      Festive Easter Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher: Mark Lingle
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
                      Deacon:  Edrice Viechweg
                      Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich


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

  
This Week at a Glance

Monday (17)
Clergy Day Off

Wednesday (19)
7:30 PM  Vestry (Meeting Room)

Thursday (20)
Noon  Clergy Meeting

Saturday (22)
5:00 PM  St. Francis Saturday Night  Worship Service (Church)

 Sunday (23)  Easter 2A
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
11:00 AM  Reception in Honor of Edrice Viechweg's ministry at St. Francis (Church)
4:00 PM  Yom Hashoah Service (Temple Beth-El)
                  
Save the Date

Sunday, April 30 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Cross and Crescent Discussion with the Am. Institute for Islamic & Arabic Studies

Saturday, May 6 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

Sunday, May 7 @4:00 PM (Church)
Sounds Good Concert:  Broadway Revisited

Wednesday, May 10 @ 6:30 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

May 9 - 16 
Pastor Mark at CREDO Conference

Wednesday, May 17 @ 7:30 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Friday, May 19 @ 7:00 PM (Church)
Midnight Run

Sunday, May 21 @ 8AM & 10AM
Load a Truck Sunday

Monday, May 29
Memorial Day

Saturday, June 3 @ 9:00 AM
Landscaping Morning 

Saturday, June 3 @ 9:00 AM
Prison Ministry

Saturday, June 3 @ 5:00 PM (Church)
Last Saturday Evening Service until September

Sunday, June 4 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Recognize Confirmation Students

Sunday, June 4 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Parish Picnic

Wednesday, June 7 @ 6:30 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Saturday, June 10 @ 10:00 AM (St. Mark's, New Canaan)
Confirmation Service

Wednesday, June 14 @ 2:00 PM (Church)
Building and Grounds Committee Meeting

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