St. Francis Weekly     
August 23 - August 30, 2020

Sunday's 10AM service can be accessed at:

The bulletin for the service can be accessed at:
Quote of the Week. . .

Food for Thought. . .
The image to the left is a snapshot of the zoom video of our Miles for a Mission check presentation to Lendria Glass, Development Manager of Equal Justice Initiative. (Click on the image to view the video.  We ask that you not share it on social media per EJI's request.)  We were proud to present her with a "check" for $38,053.00 (the real check is in the mail).  The mood was upbeat, and Lendria was wonderful.  She was appreciative of the donation.  She noted the ongoing work of EJI in the midst of the pandemic.  And she gave a sobering assessment of the needs of incarcerated individuals during COVID-19.  While one may intellectually know the compromised position of those in prison, hearing Lendria speak about it brought the issue home in an even more profound way. To read more, click here. . .
Link/Pic of the Week. . .

John Lewis' op-ed in the New York Times that was published posthumously is a powerful piece.  It takes on even more poignancy in this montage and Morgan Freeman's narration. . .

Morgan Freeman reads Rep. John Lewis' last words: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
Morgan Freeman reads Rep. John Lewis' last words: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation

Love this piece on dogs knowing exactly what we are saying (thanks, Jane Lazgin) . . .

Going Deeper . . .                                                                           

An interview with the producers of
Immigration Nation, a 6 part documentary on 
Netflix, which is well worth the listen.  
The documentary is worth watching as well.  
A Portrait Of ICE & Immigration In The U.S.

Weekly Schedule

Sunday, August 23--Pentecost 12A

10:00 AM      Worship with 
Eucharist (
                       Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                       Preacher: Debra Slade

Following Worship       Zoom Coffee Hour (

This Week at a Glance

Tuesday (25)
8:30 AM  Complete Count Census Meeting
3:30 PM  Reopening Committee Meeting
5:00 PM  Prayer Shawl Ministry Zoom (Access Zoom Call Here)
6:00 PM  Evening Meditation Zoom(

Wednesday (26)
8:30 AM  Episcopal Church in Connecticut Zoom Meeting -- Priests & Wardens
12:30 PM Vita Community Conference Call

Thursday (27)
9:00 AM  Morning Prayer (

Sunday (30)  Pentecost 13A
10:00 AM   Worship with Eucharist (
After 10 AM Service Zoom Coffee Hour--Special Coffee Hour in Honor of Julia Wade (
1:00 PM  Habitat for Humanity Work Project in Danbury
7:00 PM  Tools for Turbulent Times Interfaith Discussion
Save the Date

Tuesday, September 1 @ 5:00 PM
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tuesday, September 1 @ 6:00 PM
Evening Meditation

Tuesday, September 1 @ 6:00 PM
St. John's/St. Francis Adult Education Program:  Liz Quesada & League of Women Voters ( )

Wednesday, September 2 @ 8:30 AM
Episcopal Church in CT Zoom Meeting with Priest and Wardens

Thursday, September 3@ 9:00 AM
Morning Prayer via Livestream

Sunday, September 6 @ 10:00 AM
Sunday Worship with Eucharist

Sunday, September 6 Following the 10AM Service
Zoom Coffee Hour