St. Francis Weekly                          
April 2 - April 9, 2017
Quote of the Week. . .

Food for Thought. . .
The following is Debra's sermon from this past Sunday.  It is an important look at an old text and how we do theology. .. 
When I was a young professor at Columbia Law School in my 20's, I thought I had the world by the tail, as they say -- an apartment on NY's West Side, engaged to be married, a job that was interesting, and in my field of study.  And then, without warning, everything changed.  I became very, very sick -- so ill, that it became impossible for me to leave my apartment, barely able to teach my classes, gripped by excruciating pain, with debilitating symptoms.  The doctors I visited could not find anything wrong with me.  To read more, click here. . .
    Link of the Week

A fun video making the rounds. . .
For Further Reflection. . .

An interesting and important piece about the shifting landscape of religion in America.  It is from the recent Atlantic 
Breaking Faith:  The culture war over religious morality has faded; in its place is something much worse.  
Y ou can read it  here
                 
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, April 1
9:00 AM     Silver Polishing at the Church
5:00 PM      St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Church)

Sunday, April 2--Lent 5A
8:00 AM       Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher: Mark Lingle
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
                      Deacon:  Edrice Viechweg
Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich

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

11:15 AM    Book Club:   The Intimate Merton
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Exploring Solitude and Freedom 
                                         (pp. 269 - 312)

4:00 PM       Confirmation (Meeting Room)
  
This Week at a Glance

Monday (3)
Clergy Day Off

Tuesday (4)
2:00 PM Interfaith Council Meeting 
6:00 PM Interfaith Shoah Vigil at Town Hall

Wednesday (5)
6:30 PM  Interfaith Seder (Grace Farms)

Thursday (6)
4:30 PM Memorial Service (Church)

Saturday (8)
9:00 AM  Prison Ministry
9:30 AM Landscaping Morning (Church)
10:00 AM  Music Committee (Church)
5:00 PM  St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Church)

 Sunday (9)  Palm/Passion Sunday
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
11:00 AM  Return the Sanctuary to Easter Configuration
11:00 AM  Book Club:   The Intimate Merton--
Exploring Solitude and Freedom (pp.269 - 312)
Save the Date

Monday, April 10  @ 6:30 PM (Margery Irish's Home) 
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wednesday, April 12 @ 7:00 PM (Church)
Labyrinth Guided Meditation

Thursday, April 13 @ 7:00 PM (Historic Church)
Maundy Thursday Service

Friday, April 14 @ 7:00 PM (Historic Church)
Good Friday Service

Saturday, April 15 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Easter Egg Event

Saturday, April 15 @ 8:00 PM (Church)
Easter Vigil

Sunday, April 16 @ 7:00 AM (Historic Church)
Easter Service

Sunday, April 16 @ 8:00 AM (Meeting Room)
Easter Brunch and Reception for Edrice Viechweg

Sunday, April 16 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Festive Easter Eucharist

Sunday, April 16 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Festive Easter Eucharist

Wednesday, April 19 @ 7:30 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Sunday, April 23 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Reception for Edrice Viechweg

Sunday, April 30 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Cross and Crescent Discussion with the Am. Institute for Islamic & Arabic Studies

Sunday, May 7 @4:00 PM (Church)
Sounds Good Concert:  Broadway Revisited

May 9 - 16 
Pastor Mark at CREDO Conference

Friday, May 19 @ 7:00 PM (Church)
Midnight Run

Sunday, May 21 @ 8AM & 10AM
Load a Truck Sunday

June 3 @ 9:00 AM
Prison Ministry

June 4 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Parish Picnic

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