St. Francis Weekly                          
 September 3 - September 10, 2017
Quote of the Week. . .


Food for Thought. . .

A part of the mythos of Minnesota is a phenomenon known as Minnesota nice.  People are just really nice, or so the perception exists by many who visit the land of 10,000 lakes.  Locals there often joke that the niceness that exists is forged by the collective suffering of Minnesotans.  If you live through months of below zero weather and summers that can be blisteringly hot and humid,  you become acutely aware of our human limits, the overwhelming forces that control life, and, well, why not just be a bit nicer to the next person who has to deal with the same existential bewilderment.  Thus, nice, in part, relates directly to suffering. To read more, click here. . .

Link of the Week
We are so delighted that parishioner Rich Lee has been selected by News Channel 12 and its Hometown Heroes  for his work as a Literacy Volunteer tutor at  Family Centers.   Rich says he does not consider himself a hero, but is doing what he can to make the community better. Well, Rich, you are OUR hero!! Thank you, and congratulations on this recognition!! Access the video  here
For Further Reflection. . .  
From the recent Christian Century.  Jim Frederichs is an Episcopal Priest.  He writes on How Can We Fell the Demons of Hatred?
                   
Weekly Schedule

Sunday, September 3--Pentecost 13A
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 

This Week at a Glance

Monday (4)
Labor Day
Clergy Day Off

Tuesday (5)
ECCT Clergy Day
2:00 PM  Interfaith Council Meeting

Wednesday (6)
7:00 PM  Building One Community Event at the Avon:   Delores

Thursday (7)
10:00 AM  Rally Sunday Meeting

Saturday (9)
 9:00 AM Landscaping Morning   (Church)
 10:00 AM  Choir Rehearsal  (Church)
 5:00 PM  St. Francis  Saturday Night  Eucharist Begins  (Historic Church)

Sunday (10)  Pentecost 14A
RALLY SUNDAY--Choir at 10AM/Welcome back!!
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
Save the Date

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

Thursday, September 14 @ 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 @ 2:00 PM
Long Ridge Cemetery Service

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

Sunday, September 17 @ 4:00 PM (Union Baptist Church)
Interfaith Choir Concert

Wednesday, September 20 @ Noon
Stamford Clergy Meeting

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

Thursday, September 21
Rosh Hashanah

Thursday, September 21 @ 11:00 AM
Edgehill Eucharist

Saturday, September 23 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Kitty Cooper Memorial Service

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

Sunday, October 1 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club:   Hillbilly Elegy 

Wednesday, October 4 @ Noon
Rectors of SW CT Meeting

Thursday, October 5 @ 6:30 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Saturday, October 7 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night  Eucharist 

Saturday, October 14 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis  Saturday Night  Eucharist 

Sunday, October 15 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, October 15 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

Saturday, October 21 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night  Eucharist 

Sunday, October 22 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Sounds Good Concert:   Gunsmoke

Saturday, October 21 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night  Eucharist 

Saturday, October 28 @ 6:00PM  (315 Mill Road, New Canaan)
Home Eucharist
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