St. Francis Weekly                      
February 25 - March 4, 2018
Quote of the Week. . .


Food for Thought. . .
The picture at the left is of parishioner Nolda Joseph sporting the wonderful cap and shawl that the prayer shawl ministry provided her and provides many others.  The group reminds members and friends that St. Francis is praying for them.

What follows is another wonderful reflection prior to our monthly vestry meeting.  Thank you to Jane Lazgin for leading us. . .

When Mark posted the video, "We Are the World" at Christmas, I knew I had my topic for this Vestry Meditation.  I would like to offer up to the Glory of God the six adult students of English as a Second Language that Rich and I tutor on Monday nights through a robust program hosted by Literacy Volunteers in Stamford.  To read more, click here. . . 
Link of the Week. . .
Join us this Sunday, February 25, at 4:00 PM to hear more of the amazingly beautiful music that New York Polyphony creates. . .
For Further Reflection. . .  
The presentation of The Rev. Duane Pederson at the start of the Prophets presentation.  It is an excellent introduction to the prophets and how we understand them today.  Thank you to Betsy Adams for compiling this work from a few sources provided by Duane. . .

                   
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, February 24
9:00 AM     Prison Ministry
10:00 AM   Southwest Region of ECCT Convocation (Fairfield)
5:00 PM      St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Historic Church)

Sunday, February 25--Lent 2B
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher:  Mark Lingle
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Minister of Music:  Richard Weidlich
                      Intern:  Brandon Ashcraft
10:00 AM     Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher:  Mark Lingle
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Minister of Music:  Richard Weidlich      
Intern:  Brandon Ashcraft

11:15 AM      Book Club:  The Givenness of Things, pages 17-30 (Church)

4:00 PM        Sounds Good Concert:  New York Polyphony (Church)

This Week at a Glance

Monday (26)

Wednesday (28)
Noon  Interfaith Council Event at Greenwich High School 
6:15 PM  Lenten Soup and Bread Meal (St. John's Lutheran Church)
7:00 PM  Lenten Holden Evening Prayer Service (St. John's Lutheran Church)

Saturday (3)
8:30  AM  - Noon   Breathing Space Retreat at St. Francis
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM  Companions in Mission Conference:  GO! (West Hartford)
10:00 AM   St. Patrick's Day Parade Event
5:00 PM  St. Francis  Saturday Night  Eucharist (Historic Church)

Sunday (4)  Lent 3B
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
11:15 AM  Book Club:  The Givenness of Things, pages (73 - 91) (Church)
Save the Date

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 (Historic Church)
St. Francis  Saturday Night Worship

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)

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

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

Saturday, March 24 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Altar Guild Silver Polishing

Saturday, March 24 @ 9:00 AM 
Prison Ministry

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

Sunday, March 25 @ 8 AM & 10 AM 
Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 25 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Return the Sanctuary to Easter Setting

Wednesday, March 28 @ 7:00 PM (Church)
Labyrinth Meditation

Thursday, March 29 @ 7:00 PM (Historic Church)
Maundy Thursday Worship Service

Friday, March 30 @ 7:00 PM (Historic Church)
Good Friday Worship Service

Saturday, March 31 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Easter Egg Event

Saturday, March 31 @ 8:00 PM (Church)
Easter Vigil Worship Service

Sunday, April 1 @ 7:00 AM (Historic Church)
Festive Easter Worship

Sunday, April 1 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Festive Easter Worship

Sunday, April 1 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Festive Easter Worship

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