St. Francis Weekly                      
September 16 - September 23, 2018
Quote of the Week. . .

For God to be truth, God had to be one; for God to be love, God had to be two; and for God to be joy, God had to be three!
                                                                -- Richard of St. Victor (1110-1173)


Food for Thought. . .
So, I may be a bit biased, but I think the following was one of the best opening of school remarks that I have heard.  It also possesses great food for thought for all of us.  It is from Marnie Sadlowsky, head of Upper School at King. . .

Welcome Everyone, officially, to the 2018-2019 school year! It's wonderful to have everyone together to mark this important moment - this first day of a new school year, and our first day of the last year of our Class of 2019. If the Great Class of 2019, all 96 of you, could stand to be recognized, that would be great!
 
Thank you. We are so proud of you, and we look forward to your leadership this year.  To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .
In looking for something to offer, I remember this wonderful song by Patty Griffin.  The following is a beautiful piece.  Amazing art.  The feminine in the divine.  Incarnation.  A set up for this Sunday's gospel, "Who do people say that I am?"  What did "Mary" say?

"Mary" by Patty Griffin
For Further Reflection. . .  
Thanks to Dawn Randall for passing this along.  An interesting TED Talk on "Where Joy Hides and How to Find It."

Where joy hides and how to find it | Ingrid Fetell Lee
Where joy hides and how to find it | Ingrid Fetell Lee
                   
Weekly Schedule

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

Sunday, September 16,  Pentecost 17B
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher: Mark Lingle

9:00 AM        Historic Church Coffee Hour (Meeting Room)

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

11:15 AM      Miles for a Mission Road Race Meeting (Church)

2:30 PM        Long Ridge Cemetery Memorial Service (Long Ridge Cemetery)

4:00 PM        Service for Pets and Their People (Church)


This Week at a Glance

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

Wednesday (19)
7:00 PM  Vestry Meeting (Meeting Room)

Thursday (20)
5:30 PM   Building One Community Meeting

Saturday (22)
9:00 AM  Prison Ministry
5:00 PM  St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Historic Church)

Sunday (23)  Pentecost 18B & Miles for a Mission Road Race!!
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
9:00 AM  Miles for a Mission Road Race and Dogapalooza(Church)
Save the Date

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

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

Sunday, September 30 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Music Committee Meeting 

Wednesday, October 3 @ 6:30 PM (Ferguson Library)
Facing Racism in Stamford 

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 

Saturday, October 6@ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Service 

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 7 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
St. Francis Sounds Good Concert:  Cynthia Sayer

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

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

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

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

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 @ 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 6@ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Service 
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