St. Francis Weekly                          
February 19 - February 26
Quote of the Week. . .


Food for Thought. . .
Because of the inclement weather this past Sunday, Edrice was not able to preach the sermon she had planned to deliver.  Here it is. . .
After being baptized by John in the River Jordan and following the beginning of his public ministry, Jesus began a discourse of moral teachings we have come to know as The Sermon on the Mount.  Two Sundays ago, we followed Jesus up the mountain and listened as He spoke about a number of blessings commonly known as the Beatitudes.   Last Sunday, we heard Him say that we are the salt of the earth and the light of the world, and today we listened to his teachings in which he eloquently presented a series of specific interpretations of the Law of Moses, beginning each statement with the words, "You have heard that it was said," and concluding by saying, "but I say to you". To read more, click here. . .
 
    Link of the Week

So awesome.  The Met digitizes 375,000 of its works.  Check it out  here.         
For Further Reflection. . .
Who knew?  Lady Gaga and Christianity.  This op-ed looks at the engaging faith of the pop icon. . . read here
                 
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, February 18
5:00 PM      St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Church)

Sunday, February 19--Epiphany 7A
8:00 AM       Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher: Debra Slade
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
                      Deacon:  Edrice Viechweg
Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich

10:00 AM    Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher: Debra Slade
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
                      Deacon:  Edrice Viechweg
                      Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich

4:00 PM      Service for Pets and Their People (Church)
  
This Week at a Glance

Monday (20)
Clergy Day Off
7:30 PM  Miles for a Mission Planning Meeting

Tuesday (21)
2:00 PM  Meeting with Social Service Agencies
3:00 PM  Building One Community Human Resources Meeting

Wednesday (22)
8:45 AM  Building One Community Executive Committee

Thursday (23)
11:00 AM  Edgehill Eucharist

 Saturday (25)
 9:00 AM  Prison Ministry
5:00 PM  St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Church)
5:30 PM  Parish Party (Rectory)

 Sunday (26)  Transfiguration of our Lord
 8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
11:00 AM  Sanctuary Change for Lent (Church)
4:00 PM  Confirmation (Meeting Room)

Save the Date

Wednesday, March 1 @ Noon (Historic Church)
Ash Wednesday Service with Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes

Wednesday March 1 @ 3:00 PM (UConn Stamford)
Video interview and Q/A with Eboo Patel, Founder, Interfaith Youth Core

Wednesday, March 1 @ 7:00 PM (Zion Lutheran)

Ash Wednesday Service with Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes

Sunday, March 5 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Lenten Book Club:   The Intimate Merton

Monday, March 6  @ 6:30 PM (Margery Irish's Home)  
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wednesday, March 8 @ 6:30 PM
Midweek Lenten Program (St. John's Lutheran Church)

Saturday, March 11 @ 9:00 AM 
Prison Ministry

Sunday, March 12 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Lenten Book Club:   The Intimate Merton

Wednesday, March 15 @ 6:30 PM
Midweek Lenten Program (St. John's Lutheran Church)

Wednesday, March 15 @ 7:30 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry

Friday, March 17 - Sunday, March 19 
Parish Lenten Retreat at Holy Cross Monastery

Sunday, March 19 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Lenten Book Club:   The Intimate Merton

Wednesday, March 22 @ 6:30 PM
Midweek Lenten Program (St. John's Lutheran Church)

Wednesday, March 22 @ 7:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Hymn Selection Group

Sunday, March 26 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Lenten Book Club:  The Intimate Merton

Wednesday, March 29 @ 6:30 PM
Midweek Lenten Program (St. John's Lutheran Church)

Sunday, April 2 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Lenten Book Club:   The Intimate Merton

Wednesday, April 5 @ 6:30 PM
Midweek Lenten Program (St. John's Lutheran Church)

Sunday, April 9 @ 8 & 10 AM  Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 9 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Lenten Book Club:  The Intimate Merton

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