St. Francis Weekly                          
July 23 - July 30, 2017
Quote of the Week. . .


Food for Thought. . .
Taking a break.  Back next week.  I offer up good words from professor David Lose on the text for this week and Jesus' parable on the wheat and the tares. . . 

Years ago, a friend of mine, speaking about his golf game, said the key to success was to care enough about the game not to care. I think there's something true about that with parables as well; that is, the best way to preach parables is to be serious enough about them to not take them too seriously. And, in particular, to be cautious about interpreting them too strictly or literally.  To read more, click here. . .


Link of the Week
Picture of the week this time around.  From Jane Lazgin on a fence outside a Dutch Reform Church in Kingston, NY. . .


For Further Reflection. . .    
A beautiful reflection from Roger Cohen 
about his father. 
                   
Weekly Schedule
              
Sunday, July 23--Pentecost 7A
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher:  Debra Slade
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich

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

  
This Week at a Glance

Monday (24)
4:30 PM  Building One Community Board Meeting

Wednesday (26)
11:00 AM  Interfaith Council Meeting

Sunday (30)  Pentecost 8A
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
11:15 AM  Music Committee Meeting (Church)

Save the Date

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

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

Tuesday, August 15 @ 6:30 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

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

Tuesday, September 5 @ 9:00 AM
Episcopal Church in CT Clergy Day

Thursday, September 7 @ 10:00 AM (Terry Murphy's Home)
Rally Sunday Committee Meeting

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

Saturday, September 9 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis  Saturday Night Eucharist Begins

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

Saturday, September 16 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Eucharist 

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

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

Thursday, September 21
Rosh Hashanah

Saturday, September 23 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Eucharist 

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

Saturday, September 30
Yom Kippur

Saturday, September 30 @ 9:00 AM (Meeting Room)
Altar Guild Breakfast

Saturday, September 30 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Eucharist 

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


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