St. Francis Weekly                         November 5 - November 12, 2017
Quote of the Week. . .


Food for Thought. . .
As we consider pledging for the 2018 budget year and our ministry together, Frank Mastrone helped us reflect on what St. Francis means with his presentation on Sunday, October 29.  Thank you, Frank, and thank you all for considering to support our life together.

When I was asked to speak today it was simply suggested that I talk about what I like about St. Francis Church. I'll tell you one thing is the insightful sermons, like the one we just heard here today, that I so appreciate. Week after week, Mark and Deborah help us contextually apply the New Testament teachings of the Bible to our 21st century world.   To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .
The choir of creation sings as we observe All Saints' this Sunday.  
Who knew crickets were members. . .
For Further Reflection. . .  
 
An apt reflection as we remember the saints. . .
                   
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, November 4
9:00 AM      Prison Ministry
10:00 AM    Road Race Committee Meeting (Meeting Room)
5:00 PM      St. Francis Saturday Night (Historic Church)

Sunday, November 5--Observing All Saints' Sunday
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      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

Tuesday (7) 
6:30 PM  Outreach Committee Meeting (Meeting Room) 

Wednesday (8)
2:00 PM  Rectors' Meeting of SW CT

Thursday (9)
6:00 PM  Prayer Shawl Ministry (Margery Irish's Home)

Saturday (11)
5:00 PM  St. Francis  Saturday Night  Eucharist Begins  (Historic Church)

Sunday (12)  Pentecost 23A
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
11:15 AM   Book Club:  Falling Upward  (Church)
11:15 AM  Marketing Committee (Church)
Save the Date

Wednesday, November 15 @ Noon 
Stamford Clergy Meeting

Wednesday, November 15 @ 7:30 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Friday, November 17 & Saturday, November 18
Episcopal Church in Connecticut Annual Convention

Saturday, November 18 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis  Saturday Night Eucharist 

Sunday, November 19 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

Sunday, November 19 @ 5:00 PM (Union Baptist Church)
Multifaith Thanksgiving Choir Concert

Thursday, November 23 @ 10:00 AM (Historic Church)
Thanksgiving Day Service

Saturday, November 25 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis  Saturday Night Eucharist 

Sunday, December 3 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club:  TED Talk

Monday, December 4 @ 7:00 PM
World AIDS Day Service

Friday, December 8 @ 7:30 PM (Temple Beth-El)
Joint service between St. Francis and Temple Beth-El

Sunday, December 9 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Joint service between St. Francis and Temple Beth-El

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

Sunday, December 17 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
Lessons and Carols Service

Sunday, December 17 @ 5:45 PM (Rectory)
Parish Christmas Party

Thursday, December 21 @ 6:00 PM (First Congregational Church)
Homeless Persons' Memorial Service

Sunday, December 24 @ 5:00 PM (Church)
Christmas Eve Eucharist

Sunday, December 24 @ 8:30 PM (Church)
Christmas Eve Pre-Service Concert

Sunday, December 24 @ 9:00 PM (Church)
Christmas Eve Eucharist

Monday, December 25 @ 10:00 AM (Historic Church)
Christmas Day Eucharist

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

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