St. Francis Weekly                          
April 23 - April 30, 2017
Quote of the Week. . .
Celebration of Edrice Viechweg's Ministry 
Sunday, April 23 at 11:00 AM
at the Church
Please join us to recognize and give thanks for Edrice's grace-filled ministry in our midst.


Food for Thought. . .
From Sunday's sermon. . .
Within some of the carcasses of medieval cathedrals, the walls double as a storyboard and present major events in the life of Jesus.  High rates of illiteracy, the inaccessibility of Latin, and the dearth of Bibles in that time, made these walls the reasonable vehicle for transmitting the Christian message.  Among the scenes in many churches throughout France, Italy, Germany, and England, one might recognize the baptism of Jesus, or the feeding of the five thousand.  Perhaps the raising of Lazarus, the Last Supper.  Certainly, the Crucifixion and images of the Resurrection.  However, time, inevitably, takes its toll.  The images, far from clear and vibrant, are literally shadows of their early beauty.  Chipped paint, the fade of color, and the weathering of time make some of the images almost impossible to discern.  To read more, click here. . .
    Link of the Week
For Further Reflection. . .    
Roger Cohen's excellent opinion piece from the 4/15/17 New York Times.  Well worth the read. . . The Inspiration of Ample India
                   
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, April 22
5:00 PM      St. Francis Saturday Night  service (Church)

Sunday, April 23--Easter 2A
8:00 AM        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

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

11:00 AM      Farewell Reception for Edrice Viechweg (Church)

11:30 AM      Marketing Committee Meeting (Church)

4:00 PM        Yom Hashoah Service at Temple Beth-El
  
This Week at a Glance

Monday (24)
Clergy Day Off

Thursday (27)
4:00 PM  Road Race Meeting with Building One Community

Saturday (29)
5:00 PM  St. Francis Saturday Night  Worship Service (Church)

 Sunday (30)  Easter 3A
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
4:00 PM  Cross and Crescent Discussion with American Institute of Islamic and Arabic Studies (Assisi Hall)
                  
Save the Date

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

Saturday, May 6 @ 11:00 AM (Mt. Kisco)
Mustich/Coburn Wedding 

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

Monday, May 8 @ 7:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Hymn Selection Group

May 9 - 16 
Pastor Mark at CREDO Conference

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

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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