St. Francis Weekly                          
May 21 - May 28, 2017
Quote of the Week. . .

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without 
and know we cannot live within.
                                                    --James Baldwin

Not everything that is faced can be changed, 
but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
                                                       --James Baldwin

Food for Thought. . .

A very thoughtful and important reflection by Julia Wade at our recent Vestry meeting.  

Professor Peggy McIntosh was taught to see racism only in individual acts of  meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on a particular group.  Through her work to bring materials from women's studies into the rest of the  curriculum, she noticed men's unwillingness to grant that they are over privileged, even  though they may grant that women are disadvantaged. They may say they will work to  women's statues, in the society, the university, or the curriculum, but they can't or won't  support the idea of lessening men's. Denials that amount to taboos surround the subject  of advantages that men gain from women's disadvantages. These denials protect male privilege from being fully acknowledged, lessened, or ended.  To read more, click here. . .
    Link of the Week

An amazing documentary and a must-see. . . 

For Further Reflection. . .    

The fuller piece by Peggy McIntosh. . .White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack

Weekly Schedule

Saturday, May 20--
5:00 PM      St. Francis  Saturday Night Service (Church)
Sunday, May 21--Easter 6A
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher:  Mark Lingle
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich

10:00 AM      Easter Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher: Mark Lingle
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
                      Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich

11:15 AM     Marketing Committee Meeting (Meeting Room)

11:15 AM     Music Committee Meeting (Church)

11:15 AM     Greeters Committee Meeting (Church)

4:00 PM       Service for Pets and Their People (Church)
This Week at a Glance

Monday (22)
4:30 PM  Building One Community Board Meeting

Wednesday (24)
7:30 AM  Building One Community Breakfast Benefit

Saturday (27)
5:00 PM  St. Francis  Saturday Night  Service

 Sunday (28)  Easter 7A
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
Save the Date

Monday, May 29
Memorial Day

Saturday, June 3 @ 9:00 AM
Landscaping Morning 

Saturday, June 3 @ 9:00 AM
Prison Ministry

Saturday, June 3 @ 5:00 PM (Church)
Last Saturday Evening Service until September

Sunday, June 4 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Recognize Confirmation Students

Sunday, June 4 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Parish Picnic

Wednesday, June 7 @ 6:30 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Saturday, June 10 @ 10:00 AM (St. Mark's, New Canaan)
Confirmation Service

Wednesday, June 14 @ 2:00 PM (Church)
Building and Grounds Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 14 @ 7:30 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Saturday, June 17 @ 7:30 PM (Union Baptist Church)
Interfaith Iftahr Meal and Program

Tuesday, July 18 @ 7:00 PM (Avon Theater)
Religious Hope and the Movies:  
Tender Mercies with discussion led by Pastor Mark

Wednesday, August 2 @ 7:30 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting