St. Francis Weekly                      
September 30 - October 7, 2018
Quote of the Week. . .

The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones.
                                                   --J.M. Keynes

Food for Thought. . .
At our most recent vestry meeting, Gene Conti offered the following reflection.  It is honest, and I suspect resonates with many of us at various points in life.  Thank you, Gene . . .

When it was requested of me several months ago that I write a "reflection" for this month's meeting, for weeks on-end I kept asking myself "what am I going to write about"? My family and our ups and downs? My friends that are Christians and the few that SO are not? Current world events? Immigration? Politics? Our new life at St. Francis? Or our old life as "guilty" Catholics?
As you can see, many choices, some comfortable, some not. So in the following weeks I decided I would take a completely different approach & tell you about my own personal and ongoing struggles with my faith.

Yes, I'm going there, yes, it's uncomfortable for me, but I'm considering it a form of "confession"  To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .
Hold the date of Sunday, October 7, at 4:00 PM.  
Cynthia Sayer will play the opening Sounds Good concert of the 2018 - 2019 season!

Cynthia Sayer - Midnight in Moscow - Joe's Pub (1.29.13)
Cynthia Sayer - Midnight in Moscow - Joe's Pub (1.29.13)
For Further Reflection. . .  
From the Christian Century.  A worthy thing to continue to reflect upon.  Eleven voices offer perspective. . .

Weekly Schedule

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

Sunday, September 30,  Pentecost 19B
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

11:50 AM        Music Committee Meeting (Church)

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday (3)
6:30 PM  Facing Racism in Stamford Program (Ferguson Library)
7:00 PM  Stamford Interfaith Refugee Settlement Committee Meeting

Thursday (4)
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
6:30 PM Building One Community Program (Stamford Yacht Club)
Understanding Immigrant Rights:  
The Role of Communities in Upholding Them

Saturday (6)
9:00 AM  Altar Guild Breakfast (Meeting Room)
5:00 PM  St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Historic Church)

Sunday (7)  Observe Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
11:00 AM  Special Parish Meeting to Discuss Potential Tenant (Church)
4:00 PM  St. Francis Sounds Good Concert:  Cynthia Sayer (Church)
Save the Date

Monday, October 8
Columbus Day

Tuesday, October 9 @ 6:00 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wednesday, October 10 @ 2:00 PM
Rector's Meeting

Wednesday, October 10 @ 6:30 PM (Ferguson Library)
Facing Racism in Stamford

Thursday, October 11 @ 6:00 PM (Ferguson Library)
Showing of Movie Soufra by SIRS

Saturday, October 13 @ 8:30 AM (Church)
Karen Pacent Retreat

Saturday, October 13 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Service 

Monday, October 15 @ 9:00 AM 
Homeless Persons' Memorial Service Planning Meeting

Monday, October 15 @ 1:30 PM
Community Task Force Meeting

Tuesday, October 16 @ 2:00 PM
Southwestern Region of the Episcopal Church in CT Meeting

Wednesday, October 17 @ 9:00 AM
World AIDS Day Service Planning Meeting

Wednesday, October 17 @ Noon 
 Stamford Clergy Meeting

Wednesday, October 17 @ 6:30 PM (Ferguson Library)
Facing Racism in Stamford 

Wednesday, October 17 @ 7:00 PM (Meeting Room)

Thursday, October 18  @ 7:00 PM (St. John's Episcopal)
Faithful Futures Meeting

Saturday, October 20 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
 Landscaping Morning

Saturday, October 20 @ 9:00 AM 
Prison Ministry

Saturday, October 20 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Service 

Sunday, October 21 @ 11:15 A (Church)
Book Club:  The Soul of America

Sunday, October 21 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People 

Wednesday, October 24 @ 6:30 PM (Ferguson Library)
Facing Racism in Stamford 

Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27
Episcopal Church in Connecticut Convention

Saturday, October 27@ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Service 

Wednesday, October 31

Thursday, November 1
All Saints' Day