St. Francis Weekly                          
July 30 - August 6, 2017
Quote of the Week. . .


Food for Thought. . .
Recently, an acquaintance shocked me with a comment that not only surprised but also angered me.  Out of the blue, he raised the issue of the Manchester Arena bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in May that killed 23 and wounded 250 others.  The gist of his comment was that the police knew about the plans for the bombing and, yet, allowed the heinous attack to take place.  I could scarcely believe what I was hearing, and made it abundantly clear that I thought what this person said was utter rubbish.  I noted that reports may have circulated that the perpetrator of the bombing may have been on the authorities radar, but that is much different than knowingly allowing an attack to occur.  However angry I may have been, I was also deeply saddened that this individual was susceptible to such nonsense and felt comfortable enough to share it with a relatively new acquaintance.  To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week
It's over, but it is interesting, and you can prepare for Manhattanhenge in 2018. . .

And there are, of course, other "henges"

For Further Reflection. . .    

A powerful and important piece by Philip Yancey on reading.  The concept of fortress of habit  is rich. . . 

                   
Weekly Schedule
              
Sunday, July 30--Pentecost 8A
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

11:15 AM     Music Committee Meeting (Church)
  
This Week at a Glance

Monday (31)
Clergy Day Off

Tuesday (1)
2:00 PM  Interfaith Council Meeting

Wednesday (2)
7:30 PM  Vestry Meeting (Meeting Room)

Thursday (3)
10:00 AM  Clergy Meeting 
2:00 PM  Clergy Meeting 

Saturday (5)
9:00 AM Landscaping Morning (Church)

Sunday (6)  Pentecost 9A
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)

Save the Date

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

Thursday, September 7 @ 10:00 AM (Terry Murphy's Home)
Rally Sunday Committee Meeting

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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