St. Francis Weekly                      
March 10 - March 17, 2019
Quote of the Week. . .


Food for Thought. . .

The following is the first installment of the new podcast that clergy in Stamford are developing called Holy Nemesis .  A number of clergy will contribute to reflections on the weekly texts assigned for Sunday.  You can listen and gain a deeper understanding of the texts for Sunday.  

You can access the podcasts at:  https://holynemesis.com/ and you can the pdf of this reflection on the texts for Sunday, March 10, can be found here.  We hope that these reflections may enrich your understanding of scripture and participation in worship.
Link of the Week. . .
This is too fun, and the dog is amazing. . .

Amazing Cowboy routine in Freestyle Heelwork to Music | Crufts 2018
Amazing Cowboy routine in Freestyle Heelwork to Music | Crufts 2018
For Further Reflection. . .  
A very interesting piece on Robert Alter's translation of the Hebrew Bible.  Money quote, " The unacknowledged heresy underlying most modern English versions of the Bible is the use of translation as a vehicle for explaining the Bible instead of representing it in another language."


                   
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, March 9
5:00 PM       St. Francis Saturday Night Worship Service (Historic Church)

Daylight Savings Time Begins!!

Sunday, March 10--Lent 1C
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher: Mark Lingle

10:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                        Celebrant: Debra Slade
                        Preacher: Mark Lingle
                        Godly Play:  Jesus and the Children

11:15 AM        Book Group:  Beyond Belief  Chapters 1-3 (Church)

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday (13)  
6:15 PM  Lenten Soup and Bread Meal (St. John's Lutheran)
7:00 PM  Lenten Compline Prayer Service (St. John's Lutheran)

Saturday (16)
9:00 AM Prison Ministry
5:00 PM  St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Historic Church)

Sunday (17)  Lent 2C
8:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Historic Church)
10:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
Godly Play:  Jesus and the Children
11:15 AM  Book Club:  Beyond Religion, Chap. 4-5 (Church)
4:00 PM   Service for Pets and Their People (Church)
Save the Date

Monday, March 18 @ 6:00 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry 

Wednesday, March 20 @ Noon
Stamford Clergy Meeting

Wednesday, March 20 @ 6:15 PM (St. John's Lutheran)
Midweek Lenten Soup and Bread Meal

Wednesday, March 20 @ 7:00 PM (St. John's Lutheran)
Midweek Lenten Prayer Service 

Sunday, March 24 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club:
  Beyond Religion (Chapters 6-7)

Monday, March 25 @ 6:30 PM (Ferguson Library)
Interfaith Council Program:  Women in Ministry

Wednesday, March 27 @ 6:15 PM (St. John's Lutheran)
Midweek Lenten Soup and Bread Meal

Wednesday, March 27 @ 7:00 PM (St. John's Lutheran)
Midweek Lenten Prayer Service  

Thursday, March 28 @ 11:00 AM 
Edgehill Eucharist  

Sunday, March 31 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club: 
 Beyond Religion (Chapters 8-9)

Sunday, March 31 @ 2:00 PM (Church)
Memorial Service for Lori Blythe

Wednesday, April 3 @ 6:15 PM (St. John's Lutheran)
Midweek Lenten Soup and Bread Meal

Wednesday, April 3 @ 7:00 PM (St. John's Lutheran)
Midweek Lenten Prayer Service

Sunday, April 7 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club
:  Beyond Religion (Chapters 10-11)

Monday, April 8 @ 6:00 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wednesday, April 10 @ 6:15 PM (St. John's Lutheran)
Midweek Lenten Soup and Bread Meal

Wednesday, April 10 @ 7:00 PM (St. John's Lutheran)
Midweek Lenten Prayer Service

Saturday, April 13 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Memorial Service for Alan Elwell

Sunday, April 14 @ 8AM & 10AM
Palm Sunday 

Wednesday, April 17 @ 7:00 PM (Church)
Holy Week Labyrinth Meditation

Thursday, April 18 @ 7:00 PM (Historic Church)
Maundy Thursday Service

Friday, April 19 @ 3:00 PM (Church)
Good Friday Service

Friday, April 19 @ 7:00 PM (Union Baptist Church)
Good Friday Service

Saturday, April 20 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Easter Egg Event

Saturday, April 20 @ 7:00 PM (St. John's Episcopal Church)
Easter Vigil

Sunday, April 21 @ 7:00 AM (Historic Church)
Easter Eucharist

Sunday, April 21 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Easter Eucharist

Sunday, April 21 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Easter Eucharist
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