St. Francis Weekly
Thank you to Carol Rice for the wonderful picture of new life in front of the Church!
April 11 - April 18, 2021

Join us for Worship with Eucharist at 10:00 AM HERE.
The Sunday bulletin can be accessed HERE.
Quote of the Week. . .
Food for Thought. . .
Taking a break following Easter Sunday. Here is an excellent and thought-provoking article by Adam Russell Taylor. . .

I believe the church is a critical and indispensable — though not exclusive — vehicle for sharing the good news and advancing God’s beloved community here on Earth. But last week, Gallup caused a stir when it released new research showing Americans’ membership in houses of worship fell below 50 percent for the first time in the 80 years Gallup has been keeping track. According to Gallup’s data, in 2020, only “47% of Americans said they belonged to a church, synagogue or mosque, down from 50% in 2018 and 70% in 1999,” continuing a steady decline that started near the turn of the 21st century. To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week
Love this! Thank you, Jane Lazgin, for passing it along. . . La Verne Ford Wimberly, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, dresses well every Sunday for virtual church. The 82-year-old posts a selfie on Facebook after the service and has posted 53 color-coordinated outfits.
Going Deeper
I love Margaret Renkl's writing. The following is an op-ed piece recently running in the New York Times. . .
Weekly Schedule
Sunday, April 11
Easter Sunday

10:00 AM   
Worship with Eucharist

Godly Play
Road to Emmaus

After the 10 AM Service
Zoom Coffee Hour

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Tuesday (13)
10:00 AM
AIDS Interfaith Planning

5:00 PM 
Prayer Shawl Ministry Zoom

6:00 PM 
Evening Meditation Zoom

Wednesday (14)
8:30 AM 
Episcopal Church in Connecticut Zoom Meeting -- Priests & Wardens

5:00 PM
Outreach Committee Meeing

Thursday (15)
10:00 AM 
Morning Prayer (via Zoom)

11:00 AM
Edgehill Eucharist

Friday (16)
11:00 AM
Hymn Sing-A-Long

Sunday (18)
Easter 3B
10:00 AM 
Worship with Eucharist

After Worship
Zoom Coffee Hour

4:00 PM
Service for Pets and Their People
Save the Date
Monday, April 19 @ 4:00 PM
Stamford Stands Against Racism Committee

Tuesday, April 20 @ 5:00 PM
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tuesday, April 20 @ 6:00 PM Evening Meditation

Tuesday, April 20 @ 7:00 PM
Adult Forum: Dr. Guy Irwin, President United Lutheran Seminary

Wednesday, April 21 @ 8:30 AM
Episcopal Church in CT Zoom Meeting with Priest and Wardens

Wednesday, April 21 @ Noon Stamford Clergy Meeting

Wednesday, April 21, @ 4:00 PM Road Race Committee Meeting

Wednesday, April 21 @ 7:00 PM Vestry Meeting

Thursday, April 22 @ 10:00 AM Morning Prayer

Thursday, April 22 @ 11:00 AM
Edgehill Eucharist

Friday, April 23 @ 11:00 AM
Weekly Sing-A-Long

Sunday, April 25 @ 10:00 AM
Eucharist Worship Service

Sunday, April 25 @ 10:45 AM
Coffee Hour Zoom Meeting

Sunday, April 25 @ 11:00 AM
Book Club: Behold the Dreamers

Tuesday, April 27 @ 5:00 PM
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tuesday, April 27 @ 6:00 PM Evening Meditation

Wednesday, April 28 @ 8:30 AM
Episcopal Church in CT Zoom Meeting with Priest and Wardens

Thursday, April 29 @ 10:00 AM Morning Prayer

Thursday, April 29 @ 11:00 AM
Edgehill Eucharist

Friday, April 30 @ 11:00 AM
Weekly Sing-A-Long

Sunday, May 2 @ 10:00 AM
Eucharist Worship Service

Sunday, May 2 @ 10:45 AM
Coffee Hour Zoom Meeting