St. Francis Weekly                      
August 4 - August 11, 2019
Quote of the Week. . .

Food for Thought. . .
A little August recess. . . Here's a snippet of Richard Rohr. . .

We are not alone in this world, nor have we ever been, no matter how much we may feel otherwise. Many have come before us and will come after us feeling the same way, seeking as we are, searching for the "light." And it is in coming together-one by one, two by two, and on and on-that we form the converging tributaries that make up the mighty stream of just and righteous people flowing home to God. We are and can be that justice that "rolls down like water," and that righteousness that "flows like a mighty stream" (Amos 5:24). To read more, click here. . .

Link of the Week. . .

The following is a longer clip of an America's Got Talent presentation.  It is inspiring, as the performers are from the Ukraine and deal with the difficulties of life there.  If you want to see the fun part, start at 2:26. . .

Light Balance Kids Receives The GOLDEN BUZZER From Ellie Kemper! - America's Got Talent 2019
Light Balance Kids Receives The GOLDEN BUZZER From Ellie Kemper! - America's Got Talent 2019
For Further Reflection. . .

Walter Bruggeman is one of the prophet's of our age.  The following is an interview with him on Krista Tippett's program On Being.  Well worth the listen. . .

Weekly Schedule

Saturday, August 3
3:00 PM      Ice Cream Social by A Place Like Home Daycare (Parish Hall)
5:00 PM       St. Francis Saturday Night Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday, August 4  Pentecost 8C
8:00 AM       Worship with  Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher: Mark Lingle

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

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday (7)
Noon  Clergy Lunch

Thursday (8)
10:00 AM Prison Reentry Program (Ferguson Library)

Saturday (10)
9:00 AM  Landscaping Morning (Church)
5:00 PM    St. Francis Saturday Night  Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday (11)  Pentecost 9C
8:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Church)
2:00 PM  Southbury Lutheran Home Eucharist
4:00 PM  
Working Beyond the Walls Episcopal Churches Rally for 
Back to School Supplies and School Safety (Latham Park)
Save the Date

Wednesday, August 14 @ 11:00 AM 
Smith House Eucharist

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

Thursday, August 15 @ 11:00 AM
 Edgehill Eucharist

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

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

Saturday, September 14 @ 9:30 AM (Church)
Choir Rehearsal

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

Sunday, September 15 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Music Committee Meeting

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