St. Francis Weekly                      
October 21 - October 28, 2018
Quote of the Week. . .
Compassion is the sometimes fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It's the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too. 
                                                        --Frederick Buechner

Food for Thought. . .
During the most recent Stamford clergy meeting, one of our members, Dale Pauls, offered a review of the books that he has read and facilitated discussions on over the past three years in the Interfaith Book Group.  The list is impressive. As is Dale. What struck me as Dale offered brief synopses of some of the books was the depth of analysis that he brought to the various pieces and the concise synthesizing of the thrust of each author's argument.  If you know Dale, you know that he is not the type of person to toot his own horn. Thus, an opportunity to discuss readings in current affairs offered an unexpected window into the gifts of this remarkable man. Had he not done this, we may never have known the depth of skill of one of our own.  Please find Dale's reading list here. Some books will be obvious. Others not so much. All of them come recommended, and Dale knows what he is talking about.  To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .
A beautiful piece to begin your day (or fill your day, or conclude your day).  Max Richter's On the Nature of Daylight.  The picture works also as a reflective piece. . .

Max Richter - On the Nature of Daylight
Max Richter - On the Nature of Daylight
For Further Reflection. . .  

A reminder of what moral engagement looks like.  Thank you Noreen McLaughlin for passing this along. . .

The Japanese Man Who Saved 6,000 Jews with his Handwriting
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, October 20
9:00 AM      Parish Landscaping and Clean-Up Morning (Church)
9:00 AM      Prison Ministry
10:00 AM    Funeral at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
5:00 PM       St. Francis Saturday Night Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday, October 21,  Pentecost 22B
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher: Mark Lingle

10:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                        Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                        Preacher: Michael Pollard

11:15 AM      Book Group:  The Soul of America (Church)

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

This Week at a Glance

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

Friday ( 26)
Episcopal Church in Connecticut Convention

Saturday (27)
Episcopal Church in Connecticut Convention
10:00 AM   Funeral at St. Andrews
5:00 PM  St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Historic Church)

Sunday (28)  Pentecost 23B
8:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Historic Church)
10:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
11:15 AM  Music Committee Meeting (Church)
Save the Date

Wednesday, October 31

Thursday, November 1
All Saints' Day

Sunday, November 4 @ 2:00 AM
End of Daylight Savings Time--FALL BACK ONE HOUR!!

Sunday, November 4 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club: 100 Years of Solitude 

Sunday, November 4 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Finance Committee Meeting

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

Thursday, November 8 @ 11:00 AM
Edgehill Eucharist

Friday, November 9 @ 7:00 PM (St. John's Lutheran Church)
Midnight Run

Sunday, November 11
Veteran's Day

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