St. Francis Weekly                      
February 11 - February 18, 2018
Quote of the Week. . .



Food for Thought. . .
Timing is everything, or so "they" say.  Timing can certainly be beneficial, and I know that we've all been on the receiving end of when the time was just not right.  We are marinated in time.  Time for this.  Time for that.  No time to lose.  Time is of the essence.  Lost in time.  Timeless.  Time for a change.  Time.  When we look at a clock, we are allowed the illusion that time moves on.  And, yet, the whole matter of time is elusive and complex and, ultimately, beyond us.  We are caught in time as we seek to transcend time.  To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .
The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, The Very Right Reverend Michael Curry, invites us all to read the Good Book during Lent.  You can find the texts at:

For Further Reflection. . .  
For those who were unable to make the Prophets presentation this past Thursday, the following is the text and the audio of the excellent presentation by Father Harry Pappas of Archangels Greek Orthodox Church on Prophets, Mysticisim, and Us.  Well worth the read or listen. . .


Prophets_ Mysticism_ and Us _Audio_
                   
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, February 10
5:00 PM      St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Historic Church)

Sunday, February 11--Transfiguration of our Lord 
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher:  Brandon Ashcraft
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Minister of Music:  Richard Weidlich
                      Intern:  Brandon Ashcraft
10:00 AM     Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher:  Brandon Ashcraft
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Minister of Music:  Richard Weidlich      
Intern:  Brandon Ashcraft

11:15 AM      Rearrange the Sanctuary for Lent (Church)

This Week at a Glance

Monday (12)
1:30 PM  Stamford Community Task Force Meeting

Tuesday (13)
7:00 PM  Meeting with New Vestry Members  (Rectory)

Wednesday (14)
Noon  Ash Wednesday Service (Historic Church)
7:00 PM  Ash Wednesday Service (Church)

Saturday (17)
5:00 PM  St. Francis  Saturday Night  Eucharist (Historic Church)

Sunday (18)  Lent 1B
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
11:15 AM  Book Club:  The Givenness of Things, pages 17-30 (Church)
11:15 AM  Marketing Committee (Church)
Save the Date

Monday, February 19 @ 10:00 AM (Meeting Room)
Miles for a Mission Road Race Meeting

Monday, February 19 @ 6:00 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tuesday, February 20 @ 3:30 PM
Hymn Selection Committee (Meeting Room)

Tuesday, February 20 @ 6:00 PM
Vestry Reception and Meeting (Rectory)

Wednesday, February 21 @ 6:15 PM (St. John's Lutheran Church)
Midweek Lenten Soup & Bread Meal and Evening Prayer at 7PM 

Wednesday, February 21 @ 7:00 PM (First Congregational Church)
SIRS Meeting

Saturday, February 24 @ 5:00 PM
St. Francis  Saturday Night Worship (Historic Church)

Sunday, February 25 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club Lenten Study:  The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson
( Grace, pages 31-49)

Sunday, February 25 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Sounds Good Concert:  New York Polyphony

Wednesday, February 28 @ 6:15 PM (St. John's Lutheran Church)
Midweek Lenten Soup & Bread Meal and Evening Prayer at 7PM 

Saturday, March 3 @ 8:30 - Noon (Church)
Breathing Space:  A Morning Contemplative Practice

Saturday, March 3 @ 8:30 AM- 3 PM (St. John's in West Hartford) 
Companions in Mission Conference:  GO!

Saturday, March 3 @ 5:00 PM
St. Francis  Saturday Night Worship (Historic Church)

Sunday, March 4 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club Lenten Study:  The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson
( Givenness, pages 73-91)

Wednesday, March 7 @ 6:15 PM (St. John's Lutheran Church)
Midweek Lenten Soup & Bread Meal and Evening Prayer at 7PM 

Saturday, March 10
Brandon Ashcraft Ordained to the Diaconate

Saturday, March 10 @ 5:00 PM
St. Francis  Saturday Night Worship (Historic Church)

Sunday, March 11 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
The Rev. Michael Christie Guest Preacher

Sunday, March 11 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club Lenten Study:  The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson
( Fear, pages 124-146)

Wednesday, March 14@ 6:15 PM (St. John's Lutheran Church)
Midweek Lenten Soup & Bread Meal and Evening Prayer at 7PM 

Sunday, March 18 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club Lenten Study:  The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson
( Realism, pages 273-286)

Wednesday, March 21 @ 6:15 PM (St. John's Lutheran Church)
Midweek Lenten Soup & Bread Meal and Evening Prayer at 7PM 

Thursday, March 22 @ 6:00 PM (Grace Farms)
Interfaith Seder
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