St. Francis Weekly                      
June 2 - June 9, 2019
Quote of the Week. . .

Food for Thought. . .
Well, following up on last week's reflection on the graduation of my nephew, I offer his speech at graduation.  Not a bad take on the miracle of being. . .

Thank you all for coming to support us in this very final stage of our High School Education. First I just want to point out all that has been done for us. To each and every one of you here, in the community, and elsewhere, we give you our most sincere thanks. Especially our families, since they have done the most of anyone. It is strange to think, that this is the last time that all 27 of us will be together until our class reunion in 20 years? Some of us have been together now for 2,340 days. That's enough time to circumnavigate the globe 1,701 times on the Concorde, 38 times in a speedboat, or 1.5 times by foot. That seems like a lot of days. And it is. Those days changed us. In the time of those days, we made a dramatic transition. We started young, barely old enough to even imagine a future when we might be done with school. Now here we are, done with school.    To read more, click here. . . 
Pic of the Week. . .
For those who think that religion is the core of violence in life, these images are a helpful corrective to what also exists. . .

For Further Reflection. . .  
An interview with Jean Vanier by Krista Tippet and her program On Being:  The Wisdom of Tenderness. . .

Weekly Schedule

Saturday, June 1
11:00 AM      Memorial Service for Brenda Lydecker (Church)
5:00 PM       St. Francis Saturday Night Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday, June 2--Easter 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 (3)
6:00 PM Easter Contemplative Prayer (Church)

Wednesday (5)
  6:30 PM  Bishop Douglas Presentation at Trinity, Southport

Thursday (6)
6:30 PM  Celebration of New Ministry at Christ Church, Greenwich

Saturday (8)
9:00 AM  Landscaping Morning (Church)
5:00 PM    St. Francis Saturday Night  Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday (9)  Feast of Pentecost--Wear RED!
8:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Church)
11:00 AM  Parish Picnic (Church)
Save the Date

Wednesday, June 12 @ 11:00 AM
Eucharist at the Villa

Saturday, June 15
Prison Ministry

Sunday, June 16
Trinity Sunday

Sunday, June 16 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for People and Their Pets

Wednesday, June 19 @ Noon
Stamford Clergy Meeting

Wednesday, June 19 @ 7:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting 

Saturday, July 13 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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