St. Francis Weekly                          
July 9 - July 16, 2017
Quote of the Week. . .



Food for Thought. . .
A coat of armor from the Middle
Ages. Somebody had a good sense
of humor back then.
One of the unmistakable things that you realize upon entering any of the great cathedrals of England is that there are a lot of dead people in the world.  From Westminster to Yorkminster,  from Salisbury to Canterbury,  and from Wells to Winchester, you encounter amazing architecture, sculpture, and paintings.  You also recognize the unambiguous mortality that is our lot.  Crypts, funerary statues, grave markers in the floor, and memorial plaques all remind one that amidst the beauty and wonder of the best that humans can create is the fleeting experience that we all will have.  
Link of the Week
Simply beautiful. . . 

Bobby Mcferrin does Ave Maria
Bobby Mcferrin does Ave Maria

For Further Reflection. . .    

From the On Being website and w orth the read. . . The Opposite of Shame

                   
Weekly Schedule
              
Sunday, July 9--Pentecost 5A
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      Easter Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher: Mark Lingle
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
                      Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich

2:30 PM       Southbury Lutheran Home Eucharist
  
This Week at a Glance

Monday (10)
1:00 PM  Community Task Force Meeting

Wednesday (12)
4:30 PM  Grace Farms Reception
6:30 PM  Prayer Shawl Ministry (Margery Irish's Home)

Thursday (13)
11:00 AM  Edgehill Eucharist
4:30 PM  Building One Community Governance Committee

Sunday (16)  Pentecost 6A
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
4:30 PM  Service for Pets and Their People (Church)
Save the Date

Tuesday, July 18 @ 7:30 PM (Avon Theater)
Religious Hope and the Movies:  
Tender Mercies with discussion led by Pastor Mark

Tuesday, July 18 @ 7:00 PM (First Congregational Church)
Discussion on Supporting a Refugee Family in Stamford

Wednesday, August 19 @ 6:30 PM (Ferguson Library)
Anti-Defamation League program with Yair Rosenberg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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