St. Francis Weekly                         December 10 - December 17, 2017
Hope to see you tonight at 7:30 PM at 
Temple Beth-El or on Sunday with Rabbi Hammerman as we discuss
Quote of the Week. . .

Food for Thought. . .
I've written about this before, but the image is so rich and evocative that I can't help but draw an experience during the 2004 Parliament of the World Religions held in Barcelona.  Among the 4500 attendees was a large contingent from the Sikh community throughout the world.  Indeed, there were so many who travelled to Barcelona that they set up their own tent community next to the convention facility where we gathered daily.  On the opening night of the week long conference, a representative of the Sikh community rose to speak.  He noted that after they prayed in their gurudwara, they would share a meal.  All those who were present, according to their tradition, were welcome to the meal.  Therefore, he noted, the whole conference--all 4500 people--were welcome to what the Sikhs call langor .  That is each day of the week everyone was welcomed to a free meal.  To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .
A fun carpool karaoke from James Corden and "friends". . .
For Further Reflection. . .  
Oh, this is verrry Minnesotan, but it is a helpful presentation 
on the New Reformation. . .
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, December 9
9:00 AM     Altar Guild Silver Polishing (Church)
5:00 PM      St. Francis Saturday Night (Historic Church)

Sunday, December 10--Advent 2B
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher:  Mark Lingle
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Minister of Music:  Richard Weidlich

10:00 AM     Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher:  Rabbi Joshua Hammerman
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Minister of Music:  Richard Weidlich     

This Week at a Glance

Monday (11)
9:30 AM  Homeless Persons' Memorial Service Planning Meeting
1:30 PM   Community Task Force Meeting
3:00 PM   Christmas Planning Meeting

Tuesday (12)
3:30 PM   Clergy Meeting

Wednesday (13)
Noon    Stamford Clergy Meeting
2:00 PM   Rector's Meeting 
6:00 PM   Prayer Shawl Ministry (Margery Irish's Home)
7:30 PM   Vestry (Meeting Room)

Thursday (14)
10:00 AM  Greater Stamford Non Profit Legislative Forum 
4:30 PM  B1C Governance Committee Meeting

Friday (15)
2:00 PM  Meeting with Bishop Ahrens

Saturday (16)
9:00 AM   Prison Ministry
5:00 PM  St. Francis  Saturday Night  Eucharist Begins  (Historic Church)

Sunday (17)  Advent 3B
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)
5:00 PM   Lessons and Carols Service (Historic Church)
5:45 PM   Parish Christmas Party (Rectory)
Save the Date

Thursday, December 21 @ 6:00 PM (First Congregational Church)
Homeless Persons' Memorial Service

Saturday, December 23 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis  Saturday Night Service

Sunday, December 24 @ 5:00 PM (Church)
Christmas Eve Eucharist

Sunday, December 24 @ 8:30 PM (Church)
Christmas Eve Pre-Service Concert

Sunday, December 24 @ 9:00 PM (Church)
Christmas Eve Eucharist

Monday, December 25 @ 10:00 AM (Historic Church)
Christmas Day Eucharist

Thursday, December 28 @ 11:00 AM
Edgehill Eucharist

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

Sunday, January 7 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Marketing Committee

Sunday, January 14 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Bishop Ian Douglas Visitation

Wednesday, January 17 @ 6:00 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wednesday, January 17 @ 7:30 PM (Meeting Room)

Thursday, January 18 @ 7:30 PM
Interfaith Prophets Study

Saturday, January 20 @ 5:30 PM (Rectory)
Parish Midwinter Party

Sunday, January 21 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Annual Meeting

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

Thursday, January 25 @ 7:30 PM
Interfaith  Prophets Study

Sunday, January 28 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club:  Daring to Drive

Thursday, February 1 @ 7:30 PM
Interfaith  Prophets Study

Thursday, February 8 @ 7:30 PM
Interfaith  Prophets Study

Sunday, February 11 @ 11:15 AM
Rearranging the Sanctuary for Lent

Wednesday, February 14 @ Noon
Ash Wednesday Service (Historic Church)

Wednesday, February 14 @ 7:00 PM
Ash Wednesday Service

Sunday, February 25 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Sounds Good Concert:  New York Polyphony