St. Francis Weekly                      
January 14, 2018 - January 21, 2018
Quote of the Week. . .


Food for Thought. . .
From the Annual Report . . .
It is hard to put together an annual report like the one you are viewing and not be overwhelmed and amazed at the sheer number of people who are involved in the vibrancy of our ministry together at St. Francis.  It is also very humbling.  This is a helpful and healthy reminder that I am not responsible for the richness of our life together.  I, like you, play a role.  The accrual of all of the people and all of the actions over the course of the year reflect what continues to be a healthy parish.  Thank you for your part in making this so.

It is little wonder that we focus on the individual, or, perhaps more precisely, the human.  The flesh.  We are an incarnational tradition.  We believe that not only did God bless and hallow the whole of creation and human beings in the beginning, but in the fullness of time, God entered into the totality of our being.  Jesus is the sign of the presence of God with us and for us no matter where we are.  Not, as some would counsel, as a cure-all for everything that ails you.  Rather, God's entrance into the fleshly realm of our reality is the full and beautiful and harrowing participation in our humanity.  To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .
As we observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a memory that offers one of the great speeches and the highest ideals for us as individuals and a country. . .
Bobby Kennedy announcing that Martin Luther King Jr. had been shot and killed
Bobby Kennedy announcing that Martin Luther King Jr. had been shot and killed.
For Further Reflection. . .  
A legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the work that continues 
to promote equity and justice. . .
                   
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, January 13
5:00 PM     St. Francis  Saturday Night Service (Historic Church)
5:30 PM     Choir and Music Committee Party (Margery Irish's Home)

Sunday, January 14--Epiphany 2B & Bishop Ian Douglas Visitation
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher:  Mark Lingle
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Minister of Music:  Richard Weidlich

10:00 AM     Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                      Celebrant: Bishop Douglas
                      Preacher:  Bishop Douglas
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Minister of Music:  Richard Weidlich      

11:15 AM     Adult Forum with Bishop Douglas (Church)

This Week at a Glance

Monday (15)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
11:00 AM  Martin Luther King Jr. Day March (Yerwood Center)

Tuesday (16)
8:30 AM  Building One Community Executive Committee
4:00 PM  Hymn Selection Meeting (Meeting Room)

Wednesday (17)
Noon  Stamford Clergy Meeting
6:00 PM   Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting (Margery Irish's Home)
7:30 PM   Vestry (Meeting Room)

Thursday (18)
7:30 PM   Interfaith Study on The Prophets (Temple Sinai)

Saturday (20)
5:00 PM  St. Francis  Saturday Night  Eucharist (Historic Church)
5:30 PM  Parish Midwinter Party (Rectory)

Sunday (21)  Epiphany 3B
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
11:00 AM  Parish Annual Meeting (Church)
4:00 PM   Service for Pets and Their People (Church)
Save the Date

Thursday, January 25 @ 7:30 PM
Interfaith  Prophets Study (First Presbyterian Church)

Sunday, January 28 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club:  Daring to Drive

Thursday, February 1 @ 7:30 PM
Interfaith  Prophets Study (St. John's Lutheran Church)

Thursday, February 8 @ 7:30 PM
Interfaith  Prophets Study (Temple Beth-El)

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

Sunday, February 18 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club Lenten Study:  The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson

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

Wednesday, February 21 @ 6:15 PM (St. John's Lutheran Church)
Midweek Lenten Soup & Bread Meal and Evening Prayer at 7PM 

Wednesday, February 21 @ 7:30 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Sunday, February 25 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club Lenten Study:  The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson

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 

Sunday, March 4 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club Lenten Study:  The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson

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

Sunday, March 11 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club Lenten Study:  The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson

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

Wednesday, March 21 @ 6:15 PM (St. John's Lutheran Church)
Midweek Lenten Soup & Bread Meal and Evening Prayer at 7PM 


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