St. Francis Weekly                      
March 17 - March 24, 2019
Quote of the Week. . .



Food for Thought. . .

The following is from David Lose on the text for this Sunday. . .

Have you ever noticed just how long it takes Jesus to get to Jerusalem? Just after the Transfiguration - two Sundays and four chapters ago - Luke records that Jesus "set his face to go to Jerusalem" (9:51) and then repeats that phrase shortly thereafter (v53). This phrase - more declaration than description - is clearly a turning point in Luke's story. After going here and there and nearly everywhere in Galilee and beyond, Jesus now makes a beeline for the Jerusalem and the cross. But...
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Link of the Week. . .

An old monologue from John Mulaney, but a good one. . .

John Mulaney Stand-Up Monologue - SNL
John Mulaney Stand-Up Monologue - SNL
For Further Reflection. . .  
An interesting clip of Jim Carrey speaking to Homeboy Industries members and founder, Father Greg Boyle.  It is inspiring.  Father Greg will be at Christ Church in Greenwich on May 4 and 5.  Check him out!

Thought for the Day: Jim Carrey - 09/09/17: This Room is Filled With God
Thought for the Day: Jim Carrey - 09/09/17: This Room is Filled With God
                   
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, March 16
9:00 AM       Prison Ministry
5:00 PM       St. Francis Saturday Night Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday, March 17--Lent 2C--Happy St. Patrick's Day
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher: Mark Lingle

10:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                        Celebrant: Debra Slade
                        Preacher: Mark Lingle
                        Godly Play:  Jesus and the Children

11:15 AM        Book Group:  Beyond Belief  Chapters 4-5 (Church)

4:00 PM         Service for Pets and Their People (Church)

This Week at a Glance

Monday (18)
6:00 PM  Prayer Shawl Ministry (Margery Irish's Home)

Wednesday (20)  
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)
7:00 PM Vestry Meeting (Meeting Room)

Friday (22)
Clergy Lunch at Grace Farms

Saturday (23)
5:00 PM  St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Historic Church)

Sunday (24)  Lent 3C
8:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Historic Church)
10:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
Godly Play:  St. Patrick
11:15 AM  Book Club:  Beyond Religion, Chap. 6-7 (Church)
Save the Date

Monday, March 25 @ 6:30 PM (Ferguson Library)
Interfaith Council Program:  Women in Ministry

Wednesday, March 27 @ 6:15 PM (St. John's Lutheran)
Midweek Lenten Soup and Bread Meal

Wednesday, March 27 @ 7:00 PM (St. John's Lutheran)
Midweek Lenten Prayer Service  

Thursday, March 28 @ 11:00 AM 
Edgehill Eucharist  

Sunday, March 31 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club: 
 Beyond Religion (Chapters 8-9)

Sunday, March 31 @ 2:00 PM (Church)
Memorial Service for Lori Blythe

Wednesday, April 3 @ 6:15 PM (St. John's Lutheran)
Midweek Lenten Soup and Bread Meal

Wednesday, April 3 @ 7:00 PM (St. John's Lutheran)
Midweek Lenten Prayer Service

Sunday, April 7 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club
:  Beyond Religion (Chapters 10-11)

Monday, April 8 @ 6:00 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wednesday, April 10 @ 6:15 PM (St. John's Lutheran)
Midweek Lenten Soup and Bread Meal

Wednesday, April 10 @ 7:00 PM (St. John's Lutheran)
Midweek Lenten Prayer Service

Saturday, April 13 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Memorial Service for Alan Elwell

Sunday, April 14 @ 8AM & 10AM
Palm Sunday 

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 @ 7:00 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
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