St. Francis Weekly                      
June 23 - June 30, 2019
Quote of the Week. . .

Food for Thought. . .
The following is a slow motion video of my brother, Ross, (in the middle) niece, Michelle, (in the front) and I floating the Madison river in Montana.  It is slow, but if you move the video to about :53 in, you will notice that my brother in the center is almost outside of the boat. It gets interesting.  You can see what follows. . .

I use the video not to impress you with our whitewater skills or as an example of providence.  While my brother was certainly fortunate not to be bounced from the float altogether, what intrigued me was his response to the whole situation.  As I recall the event, it flashes in my mind's eye almost like the slow motion video that you see. We hit a pocket in the rapids, Ross bounces in an instant, and I am looking down on my brother spread eagle on the gunnel of the boat grasping for a hand hold to pull him up.  To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .

Happy Pride Month!  These clips from Ellen express a very human expression of how far we have come, remind us that there is more to do, and the bottom line is that people need to be who they are.

Ellen Celebrates Pride Month
Ellen Celebrates Pride Month
For Further Reflection. . .
This is an important piece by James Carroll about clericalism in the Church and its destructive presence.  The future will be different. . .

Weekly Schedule

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

Sunday, June 23  Pentecost 2C
8:00 AM       Worship with  Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher: Debra Slade

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

This Week at a Glance

Tuesday (25)
2:00 PM  Meeting at Grace Farms
5:30 PM  Clergy Meeting

Wednesday (26)
7:00 PM  Interfaith Council Meeting

Thursday (27)
Faithful Futures Meeting

Saturday (29)
8:30 AM Southwest CT Conference of ECCT Convocation
10:30 AM  Jack Spaeth Memorial Service (Christ Church Cathedral)
5:00 PM    St. Francis Saturday Night  Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday (30)  Pentecost 3C
8:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Church)
Save the Date

Saturday, July 13 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

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

Saturday, August 10 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

Wednesday, August 14 @ 7:00 PM (Church)
Vestry Meeting

Sunday, August 18 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

Saturday, September 14 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

Sunday, September 15 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Rally Sunday

Sunday, September 22 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Miles for a Mission Road Race

Saturday, October 5 TBD (Church)
Milestones Fundraiser

Sunday, October 6 @ 8AM & 10AM (HC & Church)
Feast of St. Francis (Bring Pets to Worship)

Saturday, October 12 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping and Parish Clean Up Morning