St. Francis Weekly                          
February 12 - February 19
Quote of the Week. . .

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without 
and know we cannot live within. 
                                            --James A. Baldwin

Food for Thought. . .

The Avon Theater held a viewing of the documentary Sacred last Thursday night.  It was an amazing visual journey that travelled the globe and our lifecycle to provide glimpses into the various ways that religious traditions mark time, highlight moments of change, and honor the sacrality of the human and the bond we seek and create with one another and the larger world.  Footage shot by over 40 filmmakers around the world was used in an un-narrated film that didn't need the commentary.  Rather, the documentary spoke for itself in images, movement, and the natural expression of the events and actors themselves.  Needless to say, it is well worth seeing if and when you get a chance.  (You can see the trailer at Sacred.)  
                                To read more, click here. . .

    Link of the Week

A very inspiring and powerful video . . .

For Further Reflection. . .

Philip Yancey writing in the New York Times
about Black History month and the theological connections that are inherent to a study 
of race in the U.S.  



                 
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, February 11
5:00 PM      St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Church)

Sunday, February 12--Epiphany 6A
8:00 AM       Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher: Edrice Viechweg
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
                      Deacon:  Edrice Viechweg

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

Monday (13)
Clergy Day Off

Tuesday (14)
8:30 AM Building One Community Ex. Committee Meeting

Wednesday (15)
11:00 AM  Ash Wednesday Planning Meeting
Noon  Stamford Clergy Meeting
7:30 PM  Vestry Meeting (Meeting Room)

Thursday (16)
10:00 AM  Stamford Clergy Meeting with Mayor Martin

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

 Sunday (19)  Epiphany 7A
 8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
4:00 PM   Service for Pets and Their People (Church)

Save the Date

Monday, February 20 @ 12:30 PM (UConn Stamford Art Gallergy)
"America Imprisoning Americans: The Japanese Internment During World War II, 75 Years Later"

Saturday, February 25 @ 9:00 AM 
Prison Ministry

Saturday, February 25 @ 5:00 PM (Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Worship Service

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

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

Wednesday, March 8  @ 6:30 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

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)

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)



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