St. Francis Weekly                      
April 7 - April 14, 2019
Quote of the Week. . .

Food for Thought. . .
The following is from the March Vestry reflection.  See if you can guess. . .

So, I have had the kids since Friday for the long weekend as my wife was in New York city for the Art Fair. Friday, I decide to take them to Chestnut Hill park down the street. As I am pulling out of the drive way looking left and right, which is important for later, I get the following question from my 6-year-old son, with my 5-year-old daughter also in the car.  " Dad, who am I supposed to Love More? Dad or God?"    Ponder that?      
Link of the Week. . .
Chris Yaw with an interesting take on this week's gospel text and the line that Jesus utters, "The poor will always be with you." Worth the listen and reflection. . .

For Further Reflection. . .  
Kernels of wisdom from contemporary prophets. . .

Weekly Schedule

Saturday, April 6
9:00 AM       Prison Ministry
5:00 PM       St. Francis Saturday Night Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday, April 7--Lent 5C
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher: Mark Lingle

10:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                        Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                        Preacher: Mark Lingle
                        Godly Play:  Jesus the King

11:15 AM        Book Group:  Beyond Belief  Chapters 10-11 (Church)

11:15 AM       Choir Rehearsal (Church)

This Week at a Glance

Monday (8)
6:00 PM  Prayer Shawl Group (Margery Irish's Home)
7:00 PM  Interfaith Council Program on the Baha'i Faith (Ferguson Library)

Wednesday (10)  
11:00 AM  Eucharist at The Villa
Noon  Stamford Clergy Meeting
6:15 PM  Lenten Soup and Bread Meal (St. John's Lutheran)
7:00 PM  Lenten Compline Prayer Service (St. John's Lutheran)

Thursday (11)
All Day  Clergy Professional Development Program (St. Mark's, New Canaan)

Saturday (13)
9:00 AM  Choir Rehearsal
11:00 AM  Alan Elwell Memorial Service (Church)
5:00 PM  St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Historic Church)

Sunday (14)  Palm Sunday
8:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Historic Church)
10:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
Godly Play:  Jesus-The Last Passover
11:15 AM  Rearrange the Sanctuary for Easter (Church)
Save the Date

Tuesday, April 16 @ 6:30 PM (Grace Farms)
Interfaith Seder

Wednesday, April 17 @ 7:00 PM (Church)
Holy Week Labyrinth Meditation

Thursday, April 18 @ 7:00 PM (Historic Church)
Maundy Thursday Service

Friday, April 19 @ 3:00 PM (Church)
Good Friday Service

Friday, April 19 @ 7:00 PM (Union Baptist Church)
Good Friday Service

Saturday, April 20 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Easter Egg Event

Saturday, April 20 @ 7:30 PM (St. John's Episcopal Church)
Easter Vigil

Sunday, April 21 @ 7:00 AM (Historic Church)
Easter Eucharist

Sunday, April 21 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Easter Eucharist

Sunday, April 21 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Easter Eucharist

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

Saturday, May 4 @ 8:00 AM - Noon (Church)
Breathing Space Retreat

Wednesday, May 15 @ Noon
Stamford Clergy Meeting

Saturday, May 18 @ 7:00 PM (Church)
St. Francis Sounds Good Broadway Concert