St. Francis Weekly                          
June 11 - June 18, 2017
Quote of the Week. . .




Food for Thought. . .
Off at my niece's graduation.  Here is a wonderful poem from David Whyte:

Your great mistake - Your great mistake is to act the drama
as if you were alone. Your great mistake is to act the drama
as if you were alone. As if life
were a progressive and cunning crime
with no witness to the tiny hidden
transgressions. To feel abandoned is to deny
the intimacy of your surroundings. Surely,
even you, at times, have felt the grand array;
the swelling presence, and the chorus, crowding
out your solo voice
You must note
the way the soap dish enables you,
or the window latch grants you courage.
Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity. Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity.
The stairs are your mentor of things
to come, the doors have always been there
to frighten you and invite you,
and the tiny speaker in the phone
is your dream-ladder to divinity.
The tiny speaker in the phone
is your dream-ladder to divinity.
Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into
the conversation. The kettle is singing
even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots
have left their arrogant aloofness and
seen the good in you at last. All the birds
and creatures of the world are unutterably
themselves. Everything, everything, everything is waiting for you.

Link of the Week
As we approach Trinity Sunday, the following is a gift from Richard Rohr.  God is Relationship!


For Further Reflection. . .    
Following up with more Richard Rohr.  He has a wonderful book out on
Falling Upward.   This is a lengthy speech, but it gets at what his insight . . .


                   
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, June 10--
10:00 AM     Confirmation Service (St. Mark's, New Canaan)
              
Sunday, June 11--Trinity Sunday
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher:  Mark Lingle
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich

10:00 AM      Easter Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher: Mark Lingle
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
                      Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich
  
This Week at a Glance

Monday (12)
Clergy Day Off

Tuesday (13)
Noon  Meeting at Temple Beth El
4:00 PM  Interfaith Council Meeting

Wednesday (14)
2:00 PM  Building and Grounds Committee Meeting (Church)
3:30 PM   Building One Community HR Meeting
7:30 PM  Vestry (Meeting Room)

Thursday (15)
4:30 PM  Building One Community Governance
6:00 PM  Clergy Meeting
 
Saturday (17)
7:30 PM  Interfaith Iftahr Meal and Program (Union Baptist Church)

Sunday (18)  Pentecost 3A
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
4:00 PM  Service for Pets and Their People (Church)

Save the Date

Pastor Mark on Vacation from June 20 - July 8

Saturday, July 8 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

Tuesday, July 18 @ 7:30 PM (Avon Theater)
Religious Hope and the Movies:  
Tender Mercies with discussion led by Pastor Mark

Wednesday, August 2 @ 7:30 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Saturday, August 5 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

Tuesday, August 15 @ 7:30 PM (Avon Theater)
Religious Hope and the Movies:  
Defending Your Life led by Rabbi Josh Hammerman


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