St. Francis Weekly                      
July 28 - August 4, 2019
Quote of the Week. . .

Food for Thought. . .
The following is from the most recent Holy Nemesis podcast regarding the text for this week, Luke 11.1-13 and Jesus' teaching of the Lord's Prayer.  You can hear other reflections at

The text is, perhaps, one of the best known portions of scripture.  We recite the Lord's Prayer that Jesus teaches his disciples every Sunday.  What may surprise you in hearing Luke's rendition of the prayer is recognizing that it is a pithy version of what we actually pray today.  Nevertheless, the main elements are there. God's name is confessed holy. The in-breaking of the kingdom is alluded to. Daily bread is requested.  We ask for forgiveness while we also seek to forgive. And we pray for protection from trials and tribulations.  To read more, click here . . .
Link of the Week. . .

The St. John's Bible is an amazing piece of art, scripture, and inspiration.  It is an illuminated manuscript for the 21st century.  It's amazing. . .

The Saint John's Bible
The Saint John's Bible
For Further Reflection. . .

Interesting piece on faith and the economy. . .

Weekly Schedule

Saturday, July 27  
5:00 PM       St. Francis Saturday Night Worship Service (Historic Church)
9:00 AM  Wholeness Within Presentation at St. Luke's, Darien
5:00 PM  Yoga Mass at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Darien

Sunday, July 28  Pentecost 7C
8:00 AM       Worship with  Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher: Mark Lingle

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

This Week at a Glance

Monday (29)
7:00 PM  Interfaith Council Meeting on Women in Ministry

Tuesday (30)
11:00 AM  Meeting at Grace Farms

Saturday (3)
3:00 PM  Ice Cream Social put on by A Place Like Home (Parish Hall)
5:00 PM    St. Francis Saturday Night  Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday (4)  Pentecost 8C
8:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Church)
Save the Date

Saturday, August 10 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

Sunday, August 11 @ 2:00 PM 
Southbury Lutheran Home Eucharist

Sunday, August 11 @ 4:00 PM (Latham Park)
Working Beyond the Walls Episcopal Churches Rally for 
Back to School Supplies and School Safety

Wednesday, August 14 @ 11:00 AM 
Smith House Eucharist

Wednesday, August 14 @ 7:00 PM (Church)
Vestry Meeting 

Thursday, August 15 @ 11:00 AM
 Edgehill Eucharist

Sunday, August 18 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

Saturday, September 14 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

Saturday, September 14 @ 9:30 AM (Church)
Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, September 15 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Rally Sunday

Sunday, September 15 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Music Committee Meeting

Sunday, September 22 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Miles for a Mission Road Race

Saturday, October 5 TBD (Church)
Milestones Fundraiser

Sunday, October 6 @ 8AM & 10AM (HC & Church)
Feast of St. Francis (Bring Pets to Worship)

Saturday, October 12 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping and Parish Clean Up Morning