St. Francis Weekly                      
May 5 - May 12, 2019
Quote of the Week. . .


Food for Thought. . .
From Deborah Meyers. . . Another good reflection that began our recent vestry meeting. . .Thank you!

I am an avid worrier. I worry about everything and everyone. I have all my adult life. I worry when I'm awake and when I'm sleeping. I worry about the welfare of my 7 siblings, my daughter, my nieces and nephews. I worry about my friends and their families. I worry about the planet, the abuse and neglect inflicted upon it by the powers that be making decisions for selfish reasons. I worry about today, about tomorrow and yes, even about yesterday. Case in point, because I have been prone to nose-bleeds all my life, I carried tissues hidden beneath my bouquet on my wedding day because I worried that as I walked down the aisle my nose would begin to bleed, dripping red streaks down my white gown.   To read more, click here. . .
Pic of the Week. . .
From Dawn Randall. . . So true. . .

For Further Reflection. . .  

From Kathleen Norris. . . 

A wonderful Easter reflection:

                   
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, May 4
8 AM - 4 PM   Breathing Space Retreat (Church)
5:00 PM       St. Francis Saturday Night Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday, May 5--Easter 3C
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

11:15 AM       Music Committee Meeting (Church)

This Week at a Glance

Monday (6)
Ramadan Starts
6:00 PM Easter Contemplative Prayer
6:30 PM Celebration of New Ministry:  Marek Zabriske 
at Christ Church, Greenwich

Tuesday (7)
1:30 PM Ecumenical Youth Group Meeting 

Wednesday (8)  
11:00 AM  Eucharist at The Villa
6:00 PM  Prayer Shawl Ministry (Margery Irish's Home)

Thursday (9)
10:00 AM  Clergy Meeting 
7:00 PM Faithful Futures (St. Andrew's Church)

Saturday (11)
9:00 AM  Landscaping and Parish Clean-Up Morning (Church)
5:00 PM  St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Historic Church)

Sunday (12)  Easter 4C--Mother's Day
8:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Church)
Save the Date

Monday, May 13 @ 6:00 PM (Church)
Easter Contemplative Prayer

Tuesday, May 14 @ 5:30 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Fundraising Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 15 @ Noon
Stamford Clergy Meeting

Friday, May 17 @ 6:00 PM (Church)
Stamford Choral Rehearsal

Saturday, May 18 @ 9:00 AM 
Prison Ministry

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

Saturday, May 18 @ 7:00 PM (First Presbyterian Church)
 Interfaith Iftar
 
Sunday, May 19 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club:  Evicted

Sunday, May 19 @ 2:00 PM (Church)
Stamford Chorale Concert

Monday, May 20 @ 6:00 PM (Church)
Easter Contemplative Prayer

Wednesday, May 22 @ 7:00 PM
Interfaith Council Meeting

Sunday, June 9 @ 8 and 11AM
Feast of Pentecost

Sunday, June 9 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Parish Picnic

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

Saturday, October 5 TBD (Church)
Milestones Fundraiser
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