St. Francis Weekly                      
February 4, 2018 - February 11, 2018
Quote of the Week. . .


Food for Thought. . .
I had some students view Annie Lamott's Ted Talk on "12 Truths of Life".  I asked them to write their own 12 truths.  The following was what one student wrote.  It is quite insightful and promising.  Used by permission. . . 

12 Truths
One: Today may seem like a bad day, perhaps the worst day you've experienced thus far in your life, but at some point, you'll have felt like this before. You'll have gone to bed thinking that that day had been utterly awful and that it couldn't get any worse...but you got through it. You got through that bad day, just like you'll get through this one, and the many others that may come. Every strike brings you closer to the next home run.
 
Two: The days you spend at school will comprise some of the best days of your life. It may be tiring and annoying having to wake up early in the mornings, sitting through all those math classes and interacting with people you'd rather not see on a daily basis. But you'll look back and realize that those days were full of so much laughter and so many accomplishments and that they cultivated who you are as a person.
 
Three: No, not everyone from England lives in London. Other places in the country do exist.  To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .
A little off the beaten path, but it is really quite sweet. We are connected. . . 
Rat takes shower like a human
             Rat takes shower like a human.

For Further Reflection. . .  

This was my powerpoint presentation for the Prophets series.  You will need to download it to see videos and to read the notes using the "presenter's view". Hope you enjoy.  
                   
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, February 3
5:00 PM      St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Historic Church)

Sunday, February 4--Epiphany 5B 
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

11:15 AM      Music Committee (Church)

11:15 AM      Outreach/Miles for a Mission Meeting (Church)

This Week at a Glance

Tuesday (6)
Episcopal Church in CT Clergy Day
5:00 PM  Clergy Meeting

Wednesday (7)
6:30 PM Interfaith Council Executive Meeting

Thursday (8)
7:30 PM   Interfaith Study on The Prophets (St. John's Lutheran Church)

Saturday (10)
5:00 PM  St. Francis  Saturday Night  Eucharist (Historic Church)

Sunday (11)  Transfiguration Sunday
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
11:15 AM  Rearrange the Church Sanctuary (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
( Reformation, pages 17-30)

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

Monday, February 19 @ 10:00 AM (Meeting Room)
Miles for a Mission Road Race 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
( Grace, pages 31-49)

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
( Givenness, pages 73-91)

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
( Fear, pages 124-146)

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
( Realism, pages 273-286)

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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