St. Francis Weekly                      
January 28, 2018 - February 4, 2018
Quote of the Week. . .
Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone; 
it has to be made, like bread,  remade all the time, made new. 

It is good to have an end to journey toward, 
but it is the journey that matters in the end.

                                                                          --Ursula K. Le Guin


Food for Thought. . .
Off for this week.  Back again in February. . .
Link of the Week. . .
As a lifelong Viking fan. . .                                                                                                                                                       And a wonderfully brief insight into meditation. . .

For Further Reflection. . .  

With the death of Ursula K. Le Guin, I offer a short reflection that she gave.  It is filled with important distinctions.  Money quote:
This [violence] is what's happened over and over to The Lord of the Rings - even in the film version, where, though Tolkien's plot is followed faithfully and the Ring is destroyed, the focus on violent action and the interminable battle scenes overshadow, and perhaps fatally reduce, the moral complexity and originality of the book, the mystery at its heart.
                   
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, January 27
No Saturday Evening Service this Week!

Sunday, January 28--Epiphany 4B 
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher:  Debra Slade
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Minister of Music:  Richard Weidlich
                      Intern:  Brandon Ashcraft

10:00 AM     Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher:  Debra Slade
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Minister of Music:  Richard Weidlich      
Intern:  Brandon Ashcraft

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday (31)
10:00 AM Clergy Meeting at Atria

Thursday (1)
11:00 AM  Edgehill Eucharist
7:30 PM   Interfaith Study on The Prophets (St. John's Lutheran Church)

Saturday (3)
5:00 PM  St. Francis  Saturday Night  Eucharist (Historic Church)

Sunday (4)  Epiphany 5B
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
11:15 AM  Music Committee Meeting (Church)
11:15 AM  Outreach/MFM Committee Meeting (Church)
Save the Date

Thursday, February 8 @ 7:30 PM
Interfaith  Prophets Study (Temple Beth-El)

Saturday, February 10 @ 5:00 PM
St. Francis  Saturday Night Worship (Historic Church)

Sunday, February 11 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Rearranging the Sanctuary for Lent

Wednesday, February 14 @ Noon (Historic Church)
Ash Wednesday Service 

Wednesday, February 14 @ 7:00 PM (Church)
Ash Wednesday Service

Saturday, February 17 @ 5:00 PM
St. Francis  Saturday Night Worship (Historic Church)

Sunday, February 18 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club Lenten Study:  The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson

Sunday, February 18 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Marketing Committee Meeting

Monday, February 19 @ 6:00 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tuesday, February 20 @ 3:30 PM
Hymn Selection Committee (Meeting Room)

Tuesday, February 20 @ 6:00 PM
Vestry Reception and Meeting (Rectory)

Wednesday, February 21 @ 6:15 PM (St. John's Lutheran Church)
Midweek Lenten Soup & Bread Meal and Evening Prayer at 7PM 

Wednesday, February 21 @ 7:00 PM (First Congregational Church)
SIRS Meeting

Saturday, February 24 @ 5:00 PM
St. Francis  Saturday Night Worship (Historic Church)

Sunday, February 25 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club Lenten Study:  The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson

Sunday, February 25 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Sounds Good Concert:  New York Polyphony

Wednesday, February 28 @ 6:15 PM (St. John's Lutheran Church)
Midweek Lenten Soup & Bread Meal and Evening Prayer at 7PM 

Saturday, March 3 @ 8:30 - Noon (Church)
Breathing Space:  A Morning Contemplative Practice

Saturday, March 3 @ 5:00 PM
St. Francis  Saturday Night Worship (Historic Church)

Sunday, March 4 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club Lenten Study:  The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson

Wednesday, March 7 @ 6:15 PM (St. John's Lutheran Church)
Midweek Lenten Soup & Bread Meal and Evening Prayer at 7PM 

Saturday, March 10
Brandon Ashcraft Ordained to the Diaconate

Saturday, March 10 @ 5:00 PM
St. Francis  Saturday Night Worship (Historic Church)

Sunday, March 11 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
The Rev. Michael Christie Guest Preacher

Sunday, March 11 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club Lenten Study:  The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson

Wednesday, March 14@ 6:15 PM (St. John's Lutheran Church)
Midweek Lenten Soup & Bread Meal and Evening Prayer at 7PM 

Sunday, March 18 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club Lenten Study:  The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson

Wednesday, March 21 @ 6:15 PM (St. John's Lutheran Church)
Midweek Lenten Soup & Bread Meal and Evening Prayer at 7PM 

Thursday, March 22 @ 6:00 PM (Grace Farms)
Interfaith Seder
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