St. Francis Weekly                      
April 1 - April 8, 2018
Quote of the Week. . .

The glory of God is man(sic) fully alive.

Food for Thought. . .
From the Maundy Thursday sermon. . .

Following on Palm Sunday's reflection:  If you remember nothing else from this service, remember this:  Jesus' passion teaches us what love looks like.

I read Joan Didion at West Point. Her collection of essays entitled Slouching toward Bethlehem to be specific.  Of course, you're going to read something in a literature course.  However, for a youngster from rural Minnesota reading about Didion's exposure to the counter-culture of Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco in the 1960's would have been strange all by itself.  Place this experience alongside the trappings of the Military Academy, and I didn't know what end was up. It was, to say the least, bizarre. Didion poignantly painted in language the chaos and culture-shock of the Haight neighborhood post-summer of love and the psychedelic predilections of so many seeking illumination.  West Point was just the opposite. Stand up. Sit down. Regimented. Order. Fight, fight, fight. No illumination here, except for the spit shine on your shoes. The juxtaposition of the two--Didion's reflections and West Point's reality--was bewildering to say the least, and, it was the last thing that I expected.  To read more, click here. . .
Pic of the Week. . .
For Further Reflection. . .  

Thanks to Cathy Ostuw for passing this along and posting it on Facebook.  It is an apt New York Times op-ed piece by Margaret Renkl.  
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, March 31
10:00 AM     Easter Egg Event (Church)
9:00 AM       Flower arranging for Easter (Church)
8:00 PM        Easter Vigil (Church)

Sunday, April 1--Feast of the Resurrection
7:00 AM       Easter  Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher:  Mark Lingle
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Minister of Music:  Richard Weidlich
                      Intern:  Brandon Ashcraft

9:00 AM     Festive Easter Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher:  Mark Lingle
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Minister of Music:  Richard Weidlich      
Intern:  Brandon Ashcraft

11:00 AM     Festive Easter Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher:  Mark Lingle
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
                      Minister of Music:  Richard Weidlich      
                      Intern:  Brandon Ashcraft

This Week at a Glance

Tuesday (3)
7:00 PM  Interfaith Council Meeting

Wednesday (4)
8:00 AM   Meeting with Stamford Public Schools regarding faith communities

Thursday (5)
11:00 AM   Edgehill Eucharist
5:00 PM  Clergy Meeting

Saturday (7)
5:00 PM   St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Historic Church)

Sunday (8)  Easter 2B
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
9:00 AM   Coffee Hour (Meeting Room)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
11:15 AM   Miles for a Mission Road Race Meeting (Church)
Save the Date

Wednesday, April 11 @ 2:00 PM
Rector's Meeting

Wednesday, April 11 @ 7:00 PM (Temple Sinai)
Holocaust Remembrance Service

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

Wednesday, April 18 @ Noon
Stamford Clergy Meeting

Wednesday, April 18 @ 7:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

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

Saturday, April 21 for the day (Church)
Stamford Chorale using sanctuary

Saturday, April 28@ 9:00 AM
Prison Ministry

Sunday, April 29 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Brandon Ashcraft Recognition

Sunday, April 29 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Music Committee Meeting

Sunday, April 29 @ 2:00 PM (Church)
Stamford Chorale rehearsal and concert

Thursday, May 3 @ 6:30 PM
Episcopal Church in Connecticut Visioning Meeting

Friday, May 4 @ 7:00 PM
Midnight Run

Wednesday, May 16 @ Noon
Stamford Clergy Meeting

Wednesday, May 16 @ 7:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Saturday, May 19 @ 9:00 AM 
Prison Ministry

Saturday, May 19 @ 7:00 PM (Church)
St. Francis Sounds Good Concert:  
From 42nd Street to Hollywood:  100 Years of Song

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

Sunday, June 3 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Parish Picnic

Wednesday, June 20 @ 7:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting