St. Francis Weekly                      
May 6 - May 13, 2018
Quote of the Week. . .



Food for Thought. . .

Back next week.  
However, the thought occurs to me that you might take the 5 minutes that it would take to read a regular post in this position and simply sit in silence, allow your mind to settle, breathe, and reflect on the ways that God's love is manifest in your life.  What images emerge?  
Sit in silence, allow your mind to settle, and breathe.
Link of the Week. . .
This is such a wonderfully creative piece that possesses surprising tenderness. . .
Stems by Ainslie Henderson
For Further Reflection. . .  
An interesting piece from James Fallows in The  Atlantic.    Hope for the journey. . . 


                   
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, May 5
9:00 AM       Albanian Education Program (Parish Hall)
11:00 AM      Sounds Good Music Rehearsal (Church)
5:00 PM        St. Francis Saturday Night Worship (Historic Church)

Sunday, May 6--Easter 6B
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher:  Mark Lingle

10:00 AM     Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                       Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher:  Mark Lingle

11:15 AM      Miles for a Mission Road Race Meeting  (Church)

5:00  PM       New World Chorus Spring Concert (First Congregational Church)

This Week at a Glance

Tuesday (8)
10:00 AM  Stamford Food Access Assessment

Wednesday (9)
10:00 AM  Property Manager Meeting (Church)
2:00 PM  Rectors' Meeting
6:30 PM  Census Program (Ferguson Library)

Thursday (10)--Feast of the Ascension
10:00 AM   South End Ministry Meeting

Friday (11)
Sounds Good Music Rehearsal (Church)

Saturday (12)
9:00 AM   Liturgy Committee (Meeting Room)
9:00 AM       Albanian Education Program (Parish Hall)
5:00 PM   St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Historic Church)

Sunday (13)  Easter 7B & Mother's Day
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
Save the Date

Wednesday, May 16 @ Noon
Stamford Clergy Meeting

Wednesday, May 16 @ 6:00 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wednesday, May 16 @ 7:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Saturday, May 19 @ 9:00 AM 
Prison Ministry

Saturday, May 19 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

Saturday, May 19 @ 7:00 PM (Church)
St. Francis Sounds Good Concert:  
From 42nd Street to Hollywood:  100 Years of Song

Sunday, May 20 @ 8 & 10 AM
Feast of Pentecost (WEAR RED!!)

Sunday, May 20 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Reception for Brandon Ashcraft

Sunday, May 27 @ 8 & 10
Trinity Sunday

Sunday, May 27 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club:  Building a Strong Church Community

Sunday, June 3 @ 8AM and 10AM 
Load-A-Truck Sunday

Sunday, June 3 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Parish Meeting

Sunday, June 3 @ 11:30 AM (Church)
Parish Picnic

Saturday, June 9 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Betsy Rich Memorial Service

Saturday, June 9 TBD (Union Baptist Church)
Interfaith Iftar

Wednesday, June 13 @ 6:00 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wednesday, June 20 @ Noon
Stamford Clergy Meeting

Saturday, June 16 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

Saturday, June 16 @ Noon (Church)
Satya Sai Baba Prsentation

Wednesday, June 20 @ 7:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Saturday, June 23 @ 8:00 AM (Church)
Breathing Space Meditation

Sunday, September 23 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Miles for a Mission Road Race
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