St. Francis Weekly                         December 31, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Quote of the Week. . .


Food for Thought. . .
Christmas Sermon. . .
If you remember nothing else from this evening and Christmas going forward, remember this:   Jesus did not come to change the mind of God about humanity; Jesus came to change the mind of humanity about God.
We all have our favorite Christmas movies.  Right?  What's yours?  Do you prefer the classics like It's a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Caro l, or White Christmas ?  Or do you enjoy the absurd comedies like National Lampoons Christmas, Scrooged, or Elf ?  Are you a little more refined and seek out rom/coms like Love, Actually or Four Christmases ?  A favorite that resurfaced this year for us was The Family Stone .  Much of the movie focuses on the awkward and, thus, entertaining experiences of Sarah Jessica Parker's uptight and controlling character, Meredith Morton, as she meets her boyfriend's eccentric and outgoing family at Christmas.  To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .
It's that time of year. . . 

For Further Reflection. . .  
From the magazine  Image, a piece on the Incarnation by Martha Serpas.  Key quote:    Jesus may well have come not only to reveal who he is, 
but to show us who we are. Read it here. . .
                   
Weekly Schedule

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

Sunday, December 31--Christmas 1B
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher:  Mark Lingle
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Minister of Music:  Richard Weidlich

10:00 AM     Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher:  Mark Lingle
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Minister of Music:  Richard Weidlich      

This Week at a Glance

Monday (1)
Happy New Year!!

Thursday (4)
2:00 PM Clergy Meeting

Friday (5)
Noon   Building One Community Meeting

Saturday (6)
5:00 PM  St. Francis  Saturday Night  Eucharist (Historic Church)

Sunday (7)  Observe Feast of the Epiphany
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
11:15 AM   Marketing Committee Meeting (Church)
11:15 AM  Finance Committee Meeting (Church)
Save the Date

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

Wednesday, January 17 @ 6:00 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

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

Thursday, January 18 @ 7:30 PM
Interfaith Prophets Study

Saturday, January 20 @ 5:30 PM (Rectory)
Parish Midwinter Party

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

Sunday, January 21 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and their People

Thursday, January 25 @ 7:30 PM
Interfaith  Prophets Study

Sunday, January 28 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club:  Daring to Drive

Thursday, February 1 @ 7:30 PM
Interfaith  Prophets Study

Thursday, February 8 @ 7:30 PM
Interfaith  Prophets Study

Sunday, February 11 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Rearranging the Sanctuary for Lent

Wednesday, February 14 @ Noon (Historic Church)
Ash Wednesday Service 

Wednesday, February 14 @ 7:00 PM (Church)
Ash Wednesday Service

Sunday, February 18 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club Lenten Study:  The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson

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

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

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 

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

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

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

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

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


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