St. Francis Weekly                          
June 25 - July 2, 2017
Quote of the Week. . .

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
                                               -- John Lubbock



Food for Thought. . .

A wonderful reflection by Annette Herber during our recent Vestry Compline service. Well worth the read. . .

Thank you Mark, thank you all for getting me to stop my routine and think what I would like to  share in a meditation with you tonight.

Many happy themes come to mind:
* It's almost summer, we are outside, it's the season of spring cleaning.
* A few of us are looking forward to spending time on the beach. For me, it's my annual time to return to Germany and catch up with my family of origin. And yes, we will be on the beach, too.

My question tonight is what goes through my mind when I get still enough for a few moments?  To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week
It' never too late. . . what would you do?
For Further Reflection. . .    
An excellent speech offered by the Under Secretary General of the United Nations, Adama Dieng, at the recent Interfaith Iftar.  It is well worth the read. . .
You can read it  here.


                   
Weekly Schedule
              
Sunday, June 25--Pentecost 3A
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher:  Debra Slade
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich

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

10:00 AM    Eid Il Fitr (End of Ramadan) Celebration by AIIAS.  They will be in                             Assisi Hall!

  
This Week at a Glance

Sunday (2)  Pentecost 4A
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)

Save the Date

Pastor Mark on Vacation until July 8

If there is a pastoral emergency, please call 
The Rev. Debra Slade at (203) 512-0215 

Saturday, July 8 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

Wednesday, July 12 @ 6:30 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Sunday, July 16 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People 

Tuesday, July 18 @ 7:30 PM (Avon Theater)
Religious Hope and the Movies:  
Tender Mercies with discussion led by Pastor Mark

Tuesday, July 18 @ 7:00 PM (First Congregational Church)
Discussion on Supporting a Refugee Family in Stamford

Wednesday, August 19 @ 6:30 PM (Ferguson Library)
Anti-Defamation League program with Yair Rosenberg

Wednesday, August 2 @ 7:30 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Saturday, August 5 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

Tuesday, August 15 @ 7:30 PM (Avon Theater)
Religious Hope and the Movies:  
Defending Your Life led by Rabbi Josh Hammerman

Sunday, August 20 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

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

Sunday, September 10 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Rally Sunday

Wednesday, September 13 @ Noon
Rector's of SW CT Meeting

Wednesday, September 13 @ 6:30 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Sunday, September 17 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

Wednesday, September 20 @ 7:30 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Sunday, September 24 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Miles for a Mission Road Race

Sunday, October 1 @ 8AM & 10AM
Feast of St. Francis Pet Blessing


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