St. Francis Weekly                      
November 4 - November 11, 2018
Quote of the Week. . .

Food for Thought. . .
I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.

These are some of the words from Abraham Lincoln's first Inaugural Address.  It is the first use of the famous phrase, "the better angels of our nature." It seems that Abraham Lincoln knew a thing or two about not only our anthropology but, perhaps, a little of the observance of All Saints' Day.
Link of the Week. . .
As we observe All Saints this week, two videos that raise the connection that we all have with each other, with the saints, and with the divine. . .

All Saints' Day (Featuring
All Saints' Day (Featuring "Your Heart" by Chris Tomlin)

The final scene from Places in the Heart. . .

Places In the Heart Final Scene
Places In the Heart Final Scene
For Further Reflection. . .  


From On Being.  A helpful conversation to address the divide in our country. . .


Weekly Schedule

Saturday, November 3
11:00 AM    Funeral at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
5:00 PM       St. Francis Saturday Night Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday, November 4,  Observe All Saints
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher: Debra Slade

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

11:15 AM  Book Group Meeting:   100 Years of Solitude (Church)

11:15 AM  Finance Committee Meeting (Church)

This Week at a Glance

Tuesday (6)
Clergy Day at Camp Washington

Wednesday (7)
Facing Racism in Stamford (Ferguson Library)

Thursday ( 8)
11:00 AM  Edgehill Eucharist

Friday (9)
7:00 PM  Midnight Run

Saturday (10)
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM  Karen Pacent Retreat (Church)
5:00 PM  St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Historic Church)

Sunday (11)  Pentecost 25B-- Veteran's Day
8:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Historic Church)
10:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
Save the Date

Monday, November 12 @ 1:30 PM
Community Task Force Meeting

Tuesday, November 13 @ 6:00 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wednesday, November 14 @ Noon 
Stamford Clergy Group

Wednesday, November 14 @ 2:00 PM
Rector's Meeting

Wednesday, November 14 @ 7:00 PM (Meeting Room)

Saturday, November 17 @ 9:00 AM
Prison Ministry

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

Sunday, November 18 @ 5:00 PM (Temple Beth-El)
Community Thanksgiving Concert

Thursday, November 22 @ 10:00 AM (Historic Church)
Thanksgiving Service 

Thursday, November 29 @ 7:00 PM 
World AIDS Day Service

Sunday, December 2 
Advent I

Sunday, December 2 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club:  The Sun Does Shine

Sunday, December 9
Advent II

Tuesday, December 11 @ 6:00 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Saturday, December 15 @ 9:00 AM 
Prison Ministry

Sunday, December 16
Advent III

Sunday, December 16 @ 5:00 PM
Service of Lessons and Carols

Thursday, December 20 @ 6:00 PM (First Congregational Church) 
Homeless Persons' Memorial Service

Sunday, December 23
Advent IV