St. Francis Weekly                      
January 7, 2018 - January 14, 2018
Quote of the Week. . .


Food for Thought. . .

From Julia Wade.  Thank you!

A love letter to St. Francis
 
I briefly attended a Presbyterian Church in Orange California and at 16 was baptized. Even then I was looking for meaning. My mom liked to say it didn't take, because shortly after the ceremony, I stopped going. No special reason-I simply didn't think, feel, or act any differently; and I thought, what's the point?    To read more, click here. . .

Link of the Week. . .
An Advent hymn, but Gesualdo Six from Ely Cathedral sets the mood as we enter 2018. . .

For Further Reflection. . .  
Thank you, Betsy Adams, for passing this along.  A great TED Talk by Annie Lamott.  Great quotes:  Grace is spiritual WD40. . . and grace bats last!

                   
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, January 6
5:00 PM     St. Francis  Saturday Night Service (Historic Church)

Sunday, January 7--Baptism of our Lord
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: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher:  Mark Lingle
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Minister of Music:  Richard Weidlich      

This Week at a Glance

Monday (8)
9:30 AM Homeless Persons' Memorial Service Meeting
1:30 PM  Community Task Force Meeting

Tuesday (9)
1:00 PM  Clergy Meeting
7:00 PM  Interfaith Council Meeting
7:00 PM  Stamford Interfaith Refugee Meeting

Wednesday (10)
2:00 PM  Rectors' Meeting

Thursday (11)
4:30 PM  B1C Governance Committee Meeting

Saturday (13)
5:00 PM  St. Francis  Saturday Night  Eucharist (Historic Church)
5:30 PM  Choir Party (Margery Irish's Home)

Sunday (14)  Bishop Ian Douglas' Visitation to St. Francis
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
11:15 AM   Adult Forum and time with Bishop Douglas (Church)
Save the Date

Wednesday, January 17 @ 6:00 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wednesday, January 17 @ 7:30 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry

Thursday, January 18 @ 7:30 PM
Interfaith Prophets Study

Saturday, January 20 @ 5:30 PM (Rectory)
Parish Midwinter Party

Sunday, January 21 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Annual Meeting

Sunday, January 21 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and their People

Thursday, January 25 @ 7:30 PM
Interfaith  Prophets Study

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

Thursday, February 1 @ 7:30 PM
Interfaith  Prophets Study

Thursday, February 8 @ 7:30 PM
Interfaith  Prophets Study

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

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

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 

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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