St. Francis Weekly                      
August 12 - August 19, 2018
Quote of the Week. . .

Food for Thought. . .
I have said to many that the current place where I live reminds me the most of the farm that I grew up on.  Even though I moved a fair amount early on, even though I lived in Montana, and even though Stamford is only a 45 minute express train out of New York City, the spaciousness and natural expanse of the rectory's back yard (and field beyond) reminds me the most of the acreage--the "north 40"--that was adjacent to our farmhouse in northern Minnesota.  Space matters. And place leaves an indelible mark. Indeed, I remember speaking to folks in "Big Sky" Montana who were always felt a little weird visiting friends in heavily wooded and confined Wisconsin. Interestingly, the feeling was mutual. Wisconsinites were out of their element when visiting the openness of Montana. To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .

Great video to remind us of our connections. . .

For Further Reflection. . .  

An interesting book review of    R. S. 

Weekly Schedule

Saturday, August 11
9:00 AM   Landscaping Morning (Church)

Sunday, August 12  Pentecost 12B
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher: Mark Lingle

10:00 AM     Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                       Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher:  Mark Lingle

This Week at a Glance

Monday (13)
6:00 PM  Prayer Shawl Ministry (Margery Irish's Home)

Tuesday (14)
10:00 AM  Clergy Meeting
2:00 PM  Meeting with UConn Stamford

Wednesday (15)
Noon  Clergy Meeting
6:00 PM  Vestry Meeting (Meeting Room)

Thursday (16)
11:00 AM  Edgehill Eucharist
7:00 PM  Finance Committee Meeting (Meeting Room)

Saturday (18)
9 AM - 4 PM  Karen Pacent led Retreat (Church)

Sunday (19)  Pentecost 13B
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
4:00 PM  Service for Pets and Their People (Church)
Save the Date

Friday, August 24 - Sunday, August 26
Camping Retreat with Union Baptist Church

Monday, September 3

Tuesday, September 4 @ 3:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Liturgy Committee Meeting

Saturday, September 8 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

Saturday, September 8 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Set Up for Rally Sunday 

Saturday, September 8 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Eucharist Service Returns

Sunday, September 9 @ 8 and 10 AM
Rally Sunday

Sunday, September 9 @ 10 AM (Church)
Choir Returns

Wednesday, September 12 @ 2 PM
Rector's Meeting

Thursday, September 13 @ 6:00 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Saturday, September 15 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Service

Sunday, September 16 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Music Committee Meeting

Sunday, September 16 @2:30 PM (Long Ridge Cemetery)
Long Ridge Cemetery Memorial Service

Sunday, September 16 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People 

Monday, September 17 @ 7:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Property Committee

Wednesday, September 19 @ 7:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Saturday, September 22 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Service

Sunday, September 23 @ 8:00 AM  (Historic Church)

Sunday, September 23 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Miles for a Mission Road Race

Tuesday, September 25 @ 10:00 AM 
AIDS Interfaith Meeting

Saturday, September 29 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Service 

Wednesday, October 3 @ 7:00 PM (First Congregational Church)
Stamford Interfaith Refugee Settlement Committee Meeting

Saturday, October 6 @ 9:00 AM (Meeting Room)
Altar Guild Breakfast 

Sunday, October 7 @ 8 & 10 AM
Feast of St. Francis--Bring Your Pets to Worship!

Sunday, October 7 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club:  The Soul of America

Sunday, October 21 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
St. Francis Sounds Good Concert:  Cynthia Sayer