St. Francis Weekly                      
August 19 - August 26, 2018
Quote of the Week. . .

The beauty of the world is Christ's tender smile for us coming through matter.                                                                     --Simone Weil


Food for Thought. . .
While perusing the New York Times Opinion section, I couldn't help but drag the computer cursor to the video story entitled Calving Season:  Coming of Age on a Montana Cattle Ranch.  (See Nathan Reich's beautifully filmed piece here.)  Calving season raises a complex of memories.  Wonderful memories of new life, young calves kicking up their hind legs as they test out their new bodies, and the instinctual maternal care of cows toward their young.  Calving season also means cold and wet late winter weather, troubled births, weakened calves, and the lengths that farmers go to keep young life alive. Reich's video captures all of this and more in a subtle and sobering way.  His lens does not turn from the truth. Rather, the images he captures give you a window into what every farmer knows: Life is precious.  To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .

For Further Reflection. . .  
A timely piece on the evolving understanding of how to do church.  One of the tags reads, "Praying in a bar and singing by a lake:  This is how South Carolinians worship."  Thanks, Dom Gautrau. . .

Gavin McIntyre  gmcintyre@thestate.com
                   
Weekly Schedule

Sunday, August 19  Pentecost 13B
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     Miles for a Mission Road Race Meeting (Church)

4:00 PM        Service for Pets and Their People (Church)

This Week at a Glance

Tuesday (21)
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM  American Institute for Islamic and Arabic Studies Worship (Church)  
Noon   Coordinating Council Meeting 

Wednesday (22)
Noon Clergy Meeting

Thursday (23)
7:00 PM  Faithful Futures Conversation with Stamford Churches (Church)

Friday (24) - Sunday (26)
Union Baptist Campout

Sunday (26)  Pentecost 14B
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
Save the Date

Monday, September 3
LABOR DAY

Tuesday, September 4 @ 3:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Liturgy Committee Meeting

Saturday, September 8 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

Saturday, September 8 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Set Up for Rally Sunday 

Saturday, September 8 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Eucharist Service Returns

Sunday, September 9 @ 8 and 10 AM
Rally Sunday

Sunday, September 9 @ 10 AM (Church)
Choir Returns

Wednesday, September 12 @ 2 PM
Rector's Meeting

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

Saturday, September 15 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Service

Sunday, September 16 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Music Committee Meeting

Sunday, September 16 @2:30 PM (Long Ridge Cemetery)
Long Ridge Cemetery Memorial Service

Sunday, September 16 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People 

Monday, September 17 @ 7:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Property Committee

Wednesday, September 19 @ 7:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

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

Sunday, September 23 @ 8:00 AM  (Historic Church)
SOLE WORSHIP SERVICE FOR THIS SUNDAY!!

Sunday, September 23 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Miles for a Mission Road Race

Tuesday, September 25 @ 10:00 AM 
AIDS Interfaith Meeting

Wednesday, September 26 @ 6:30 PM (Ferguson Library)
Facing Racism in Stamford Program

Saturday, September 29 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Service

Wednesday, October 3 @ 6:30 PM (Ferguson Library)
Facing Racism in Stamford Program

Wednesday, October 3 @ 7:00 PM (First Congregational Church)
Stamford Interfaith Refugee Settlement Committee Meeting

Saturday, October 6 @ 9:00 AM (Meeting Room)
Altar Guild Breakfast 

Sunday, October 7 @ 8 & 10 AM
Feast of St. Francis--Bring Your Pets to Worship!

Sunday, October 7 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club:  The Soul of America

Sunday, October 7 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
St. Francis  Sounds Good Concert:  Cynthia Sayer

Wednesday, October 10 @ 6:30 PM (Ferguson Library)
Facing Racism in Stamford Program

Wednesday, September 17 @ 6:30 PM (Ferguson Library)
Facing Racism in Stamford Program

Wednesday, September 24 @ 6:30 PM (Ferguson Library)
Facing Racism in Stamford Program

Wednesday, November 7 @ 6:30 PM (Ferguson Library)
Facing Racism in Stamford Program
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