St. Francis Weekly                          
July 16 - July 23, 2017
Quote of the Week. . .



Food for Thought. . .
On Tuesday, July 18, a group of individuals from various religious organizations will gather at First Congregational Church at 7:00 PM to discuss supporting another refugee family from Syria.  A few years ago St. Francis helped tangentially  with the resettlement of a family fleeing the war torn country.  This time we will have more involvement in the work that is needed, and I know that there will be more information coming as plans emerge.  With all the many and vital causes in the world, this one--refugees in general and Syria in particular--cries out for our attention and action.  To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week
I only wish I had a scintilla of the courage and strength of Alexander and the people with whom he works.  From PBS Newshour's program  Brief but Spectacular:


For Further Reflection. . .    

An interesting (and challenging) piece in the Atlantic  regarding Connecticut.   

                   
Weekly Schedule
              
Sunday, July 9--Pentecost 6A
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       Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher: Mark Lingle
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
                      Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich

1:30 PM       Miles for a Mission Road Race Meeting (Church) 

4:00 PM     Service for Pets and Their People (Church)
  
This Week at a Glance

Monday (17)
8:30 AM  Building One Community Executive Committee Meeting
5:00 PM  Building One Community Board Event

Tuesday (18)
2:00 PM  EFSP Meeting
7:00 PM   Meeting to s upport a Refugee Family in Stamford (1st Congregational)
7:30 PM   Religious Hope & the Movies:   Tender Mercies  (Avon Theater)

Wednesday (19)
6:30 PM  Interfaith Council Event: Yair Rosenberg on the Alt Right (Ferguson Library)

Thursday (20)
11:00 AM  Edgehill Eucharist

Sunday (23)  Pentecost 7A
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)

Save the Date

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

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

Tuesday, August 15 @ 6:30 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

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

Sunday, August 20 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

Tuesday, September 5 @ 9:00 AM
Episcopal Church in CT Clergy Day

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

Saturday, September 9 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis  Saturday Night Eucharist Begins

Sunday, September 10 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Rally Sunday

Wednesday, September 13 @ Noon
Rector's of SW CT Meeting

Wednesday, September 13 @ 6:30 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Saturday, September 16 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Eucharist 

Sunday, September 17 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

Wednesday, September 20 @ 7:30 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Thursday, September 21
Rosh Hashanah

Saturday, September 23 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Eucharist 

Sunday, September 24 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Miles for a Mission Road Race

Saturday, September 30
Yom Kippur

Saturday, September 30 @ 9:00 AM (Meeting Room)
Altar Guild Breakfast

Saturday, September 30 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Eucharist 

Sunday, October 1 @ 8AM & 10AM
Feast of St. Francis Pet Blessing


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