St. Francis Weekly                      
March 24 - March 31, 2019
Quote of the Week. . .
Thanks, Audrey Roco. . .


Food for Thought. . .

The NCAA wrestling tournament is one of the options for viewing on our flight back to Connecticut. As a former wrestler, I love watching these amazing athletes and the strength, quickness, finesse, and creativity that they bring to their craft. Far from brute force, success on the mat at this level is dependent on both physical ability as well as mental dexterity and the facility to adjust to whomever the opponent may be. Along with the intrigue of such engagement, I am also drawn to the sport because, well, I grew up with it. And like many who engaged in an early activity, the sport itself is not necessarily the reason for interest. Oftentimes, the relationships between coach and athlete and the camaraderie of the team are the things that resonate and solidify the love of a sport.  To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .
Achingly beatiful performance by the Kanneh-Mason family trio. . .


For Further Reflection. . .  
An interview with Desmond Tutu at American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature in 2013 on Forgiveness.  Key.  Money quote:   If you can find it in yourself to forgive then you are no longer chained to the perpetrator.

2013 Templeton Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu - on Forgiveness and Free Will
2013 Templeton Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu - on Forgiveness and Free Will
                   
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, March 23
10:00 AM     Miles for a Mission Road Race Meeting (Meeting Room)
5:00 PM       St. Francis Saturday Night Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday, March 24--Lent 3C--Michael Christie Guest Preacher
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher: Mark Lingle

10:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                        Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                        Preacher: Michael Christie
                        Godly Play:  Jesus and Bartimaeus

11:15 AM        Book Group:  Beyond Belief  Chapters 6-7 (Church)

11:15 AM       Music Committee Meeting (Church)


This Week at a Glance

Monday (25)
11:00 AM  Funeral  (Historic Church)
7:00 PM  Interfaith Council Program:  Women in Ministry (Ferguson Library)

Wednesday (27)  
6:15 PM  Lenten Soup and Bread Meal (St. John's Lutheran)
7:00 PM  Lenten Compline Prayer Service (St. John's Lutheran)

Thursday (28)
11:00 AM Edgehill Eucharist

Saturday (30)
5:00 PM  St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Historic Church)

Sunday (31)  Lent 4C
8:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Historic Church)
10:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
Godly Play:  The Story of Belonging and Holy Communion
11:15 AM  Book Club:  Beyond Religion, Chap. 8-9 (Church)
2:00 PM  Lori Blythe Memorial Service (Church)
4:00 PM  Pre-Marriage Counseling (Church)
Save the Date

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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