St. Francis Weekly                      
January 21, 2018 - January 28, 2018
Quote of the Week. . .


Food for Thought. . .
The following is from Dom Gautrau who offered this at our vestry opening prayer service on Wednesday.  We are blessed.

For the few of you who didn't see the fireworks go off last July 11 over Providence, we became grandparents again, this time of little Hannah Drew, now 6 months old. So when I was scheduled to give the vestry reflection in December I had a natural topic: her birth, tying it into Jesus' birth and working in how important grandparents are to development (can you imagine what Jesus might have REALLY accomplished if he had loving grandparents?). I was even bringing in the Magi as substitute grandparents! It would have been a thing of beauty but then the Bishop and his video preempted me so back to square one.   To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .
So beautiful and mesmerizing. . .

        Russian artist Mikhail Sadovnikov
For Further Reflection. . .  
I like Martha Nussbaum's work and thought.  The following is a piece in the New Yorker on her:   Read Here.

Money quote:  To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to 
the world, the ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control that 
can lead you to be shattered.
                   
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, January 20
2:00 PM     Brown University Acapella Singers (Church)
5:00 PM     St. Francis  Saturday Night Service (Historic Church)
5:30 PM     Parish Mid-Winter Party (Rectory)

Sunday, January 21--Epiphany 3B & Parish Annual Meeting
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     Annual Meeting (Church)

4:00 PM        Service for Pets and their People (Church)

This Week at a Glance

Monday (22)
2:00 PM  Meeting with Office Administrator
4:30 PM  Building One Community Board Meeting

Tuesday (23)
7:00 PM  Interfaith Council Program Committee Meeting

Thursday (25)
2:00 PM  Interfaith Seder Planning Meeting
7:30 PM   Interfaith Study on The Prophets (First Presbyterian Church)

Saturday (27)
5:00 PM  St. Francis  Saturday Night  Eucharist (Historic Church)

Sunday (28)  Epiphany 4B
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
11:15 AM  Book Club:  Daring to Drive (Church)
2:00 PM  Interfaith Council Communications Meeting
Save the Date

Thursday, February 1 @ 11:00 AM
Edgehill Eucharist

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

Saturday, February 3 @ 5:00 PM
St. Francis Saturday Night Worship (Historic Church)

Sunday, February 4 @ 11:15 AM
Outreach/Miles for a Mission Meeting (Church)

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

Saturday, February 10 @ 5:00 PM
St. Francis  Saturday Night Worship (Historic Church)

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

Saturday, February 17 @ 5:00 PM
St. Francis  Saturday Night Worship (Historic Church)

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

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

Tuesday, February 20 @ 3:30 PM
Hymn Selection Committee (Meeting Room)

Tuesday, February 20 @ 6:00 PM
Vestry Reception and Meeting (Rectory)

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

Wednesday, February 21 @ 7:00 PM (First Congregational Church)
SIRS Meeting

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

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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