St. Francis Weekly
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January 10 - January 17, 2021

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The Sunday bulletin can be accessed HERE.
Quote of the Week. . .
Food for Thought. . .
Among the chaotic and deeply disturbing scenes of the insurrectionists storming the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday was the banner one individual waved.  It read:  Jesus.  My heart broke.  And then it boiled.  As the Bishop of Washington, D.C., Mariann Budde eloquently noted in a video response to the rioting, “there is nothing Christian about what we are witnessing today.  Nothing.”  Indeed, she goes on to articulate what Jesus is about.  “He calls us to love one another.  Love requires sacrifice.  It demands kindness.  It seeks understanding.  Love believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”  While a rioter may have toted a banner of Jesus to the melee; Jesus most certainly was not there.  And I imagine God’s heart was breaking (and boiling) as well. To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week
Here is to understanding our Why in 2021 and beyond. . .
Going Deeper
From Advent, but the article is timely and apt and a reminder to us of the heart of Christianity. And a great little piece from Barbara Brown Taylor. . .
Weekly Schedule
Sunday, January 10
The Baptism of Our Lord

10:00 AM   
Worship with Eucharist

Godly Play: Jesus is Presented to God

Following Worship  


THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Monday (11)
Zoom Poetry Reading

Tuesday (12)
5:00 PM 
Prayer Shawl Ministry Zoom

6:00 PM 
Evening Meditation Zoom


Wednesday (13)
8:30 AM 
Episcopal Church in Connecticut Zoom Meeting -- Priests & Wardens

Thursday (14)
9:00 AM 
Morning Prayer (via Zoom)


Friday (15)
Zoom Sing-a-Long

Sunday (17)
2nd Sunday after the Epiphany
10:00 AM 
Worship with Eucharist

After 10 AM
Service Zoom Coffee Hour

11:00 AM
Finance Committee Meeting

11:00 AM
Zoom Test for Annual Meeting

4:00 PM
Service for Pets and Their People
Save the Date
Monday, January 18
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 19 @ Noon
Stamford Stands Against Racism Program: Seeking the Beloved Community--Faith through the lens of Race

Tuesday, January 19 @ 3:30 PM Reopening Committee

Tuesday, January 19 @ 5:00 PM
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tuesday, January 19 @ 6:00 PM
Evening Meditation

Tuesday, January 19 @ 7:00 PM Adult Forum: Book Discussion--America's Unholy Ghosts

Wednesday, January 20 @ 8:30
Episcopal Church in CT Zoom Meeting with Priest and Wardens

Wednesday, Jan. 20 @ Noon Stamford Clergy Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 20 @ 6:00 PM
Vestry Meeting

Thursday, January 21 @ 9:00 AM 
Morning Prayer via Zoom

Thursday, January 21 @ 7:00 PM Midwinter Theological Study: What is the Life Worth Living?
A Christian Perspective from
Rev. Duane Pederson

Friday, January 22 @ 11:00 AM
Zoom Sing-a-long

Sunday, January 24 @ 10:00 AM Worship Service

Sunday, January 24 @ 11:00 AM Parish Annual Meeting

Tuesday, January 26 @ 5:00 PM
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tuesday, January 26 @ 6:00 PM
Evening Meditation

Tuesday, January 26 @ 6:30 PM Stamford Stands Against Racism Program: Seeking the Beloved Community--Faith through the lens of Race

Wednesday, Jan. 27 @ 8:30 AM
Episcopal Church in CT Zoom Meeting with Priest and Wardens
Thursday, January 28 @ 9:00 AM 
Morning Prayer via Zoom

Thursday, January 28 @ 7:00 PM Midwinter Theological Study: What is the Life Worth Living?
A Jewish Perspective from
Rabbi Joshua Hammerman

Friday, January 29 @ 11:00 AM
Zoom Sing-a-long

Sunday, January 31 @ 10:00 AM
Livestream Worship Service

Sunday, January 31 @ 10:45 AM
Zoom Coffee Hour

Sunday, January 31 @ 11:00 AM
Book Club: America's Unholy Ghosts