St. Francis Weekly                      
March 18 - March 25, 2018
Quote of the Week. . .
The greatest enemy to knowledge is not ignorance, 
it is the illusion of knowledge.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a 
very average star. But we can understand the Universe. 
That makes us something very special.
                                                   --Stephen Hawking (Jan. 8, 1942 - March 14, 2018)

Food for Thought. . .

On vacation.  Will return to this reflection piece next week.  
In the meantime, peace be with you, and may you wonder 
at the mystery of being.
Link of the Week. . .
A wonderful way to start the day.  Thank you Brenda Lydecker for passing this along...
For Further Reflection. . .  

The following links will take you to expressions of the House of Bishops in the Episcopal Church and work that has come out of their recent gathering in Texas.  There are so many issues to be engaged in, and it is good to see leadership in the church actively involved to work for change, equity, and justice.

Weekly Schedule

Saturday, March 17
                          NO SATURDAY SERVICE

Sunday, March 18--Lent 5B
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher:  Debra Slade
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Minister of Music:  Richard Weidlich
                      Intern:  Brandon Ashcraft
10:00 AM     Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher:  Debra Slade
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Minister of Music:  Richard Weidlich      
Intern:  Brandon Ashcraft

11:15 AM      Book Club:  The Givenness of Things, pages 124 - 146 (Church)

This Week at a Glance

Pastor Mark on Vacation from March 12 - March 21.  In an emergency, please call Rev. Duane Pederson at St. John's Lutheran (203.308.6404)

Monday (19)
1:30 PM  Community Task Force
6:00 PM  Prayer Shawl Ministry (Margery Irish's Home)

Wednesday (21)
Noon Stamford Clergy Meeting
6:15 PM  Lenten Soup and Bread Meal (St. John's Lutheran Church)
7:00 PM  Lenten Holden Evening Prayer Service (St. John's Lutheran Church)
7:00 PM  Vestry Meeting (Meeting Room)

Thursday (22)
6:00 PM  Interfaith Seder (Grace Farms)

Friday (23)
3:00 PM   Hymn Selection Group

Saturday (24)
9:00 AM   Outside Group using the Church
9:00 AM  Prison Ministry
5:00 PM  St. Francis  Saturday Night  Eucharist (Historic Church)

Sunday (25)  Palm Sunday
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
11:15 AM  Music Committee (Church)
11:15 AM  Returning the Sanctuary to its "Easter" look
Save the Date

Wednesday, March 28 @ 7:00 PM (Church)
Labyrinth Meditation

Thursday, March 29 @ 11:00 AM (Edgehill)
Edgehill Eucharist

Thursday, March 29 @ 7:00 PM (Historic Church)
Maundy Thursday Worship Service

Friday, March 30 @ 7:00 PM (Historic Church)
Good Friday Worship Service

Saturday, March 31 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Easter Egg Event

Saturday, March 31 @ 8:00 PM (Church)
Easter Vigil Worship Service

Sunday, April 1 @ 7:00 AM (Historic Church)
Festive Easter Worship

Sunday, April 1 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Festive Easter Worship

Sunday, April 1 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Festive Easter Worship

Sunday, April 8 @ 9:00 AM (Meeting Room)
Historic Church Coffee Hour--10AMers, Come and Join Us!

Sunday, April 8 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Miles for a Mission Road Race Meeting

Sunday, April 15 @ 4:00 PM @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

Monday, April 16 @ 6:00 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Friday, April 20 - Sunday, April 22 (Holy Cross Monastery)
Parish Retreat

Saturday, April 28@ 9:00 AM
Prison Ministry

Friday, May 4 @ 7:00 PM
Midnight Run

Saturday, May 19 @ 7:00 PM (Church)
St. Francis Sounds Good Concert:  Broadway Revue

Sunday, June 3 @ 8AM and 10AM 
Load-A-Truck Sunday