St. Francis Weekly                      
April 21 - April 28, 2019
Quote of the Week. . .



Food for Thought. . .
Thirty years ago this day the disturbing case known as the Central Park jogger gained national attention.  The assault and rape of Trisha Meili gripped New York City, leaving her in a coma for 12 days, and the city dealing with one of the most publicized crimes of the 1980s.  The case is also known as the Central Park Five, a reference to the five teenage boys--four African American and one Hispanic--arrested the night of the 19th for the crime against Ms. Meili.  With such an atrocity, somebody had to be held accountable. Tragically, the Central Park Five were not the perpetrators. Like so many other solved and unsolved cases before and since, they were the scapegoats for a public seething for justice in the aftermath of such a vicious crime.  Under duress and coercion, the boys, unfortunately, confessed. However, before the trial, the FBI tested the DNA of the rape kit and found it did not match any of the tested suspects. Nevertheless, the boys were tried, convicted, and spent between 6 and 13 years in prison. They were innocent.  Yet, they were caught in the inequity and injustice of our legal system.  To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .

In the wake of the disastrous fire in the Notre Dame Cathedral, here is a wonderful video that allows you to see the inside of the cathedral.  Use the directional arrows in the upper left hand corner to see the whole of the space.

See a 360-degree look inside Notre Dame cathedral (2015)
See a 360-degree look inside Notre Dame cathedral (2015)
For Further Reflection. . .  
Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's Easter Message.  Worth the watch, and money quote:

When I get to Heaven, I want to meet one person, and her name is Mary Magdalene. Because if ever there was another Hallelujah, Anyhow sister, it was Mary Magdalene. 

PB Easter Message 2019
PB Easter Message 2019
                   
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, April 20
10:00 AM     Easter Egg Event (Church)
5:00 PM       St. Francis Saturday Night Worship Service (Historic Church)
7:30 PM       Easter Vigil (St. John's Episcopal Church)

Sunday, April 21--Feast of the Resurrection--Easter Sunday
7:00 AM       Easter  Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher: Mark Lingle

9:00 AM       Festive Easter  Eucharist (Church)
                        Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                        Preacher: Mark Lingle
        
11:00 AM      Festive Easter Eucharist (Church)
                         Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                         Preacher: Mark Lingle

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


This Week at a Glance

Monday (22)
6:00 PM Easter Contemplative Prayer 

Wednesday (24)  
7:00 PM  Vestry Meeting (Meeting Room)

Saturday (27)
11:00 AM  Pre-Marriage Meeting (Church)
5:00 PM  St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Historic Church)

Sunday (28)  Easter 2C
8:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Church)
Save the Date

Monday, April 29 @ 6:00 PM (Church)
Easter Contemplative Prayer

Saturday, May 4 @ 8:00 AM - Noon (Church)
Breathing Space Retreat

Monday, May 6
Ramadan Begins

Monday, May 6 @ 6:00 PM (Church)
Easter Contemplative Prayer

Tuesday, May 7 @ 1:30 PM
Ecumenical Youth Group Planning Meeting

Wednesday, May 8 @ 11:00 AM
Eucharist at The Villa

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

Thursday, May 9 @ 7:00 PM (St. Andrews)
Faithful Futures Meeting

Saturday, May 11 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Day

Sunday, May 12
Mother's Day

Monday, May 13 @ 6:00 PM (Church)
Easter Contemplative Prayer

Tuesday, May 14 @ 5:30 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Fundraising Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 15 @ Noon
Stamford Clergy Meeting

Friday, May 17 @ 6:00 PM (Church)
Stamford Choral Rehearsal

Saturday, May 18 @ 9:00 AM 
Prison Ministry

Saturday, May 18 @ 7:00 PM (Church)
St. Francis Sounds Good Broadway Concert

Saturday, May 18 @ 7:00 PM (First Presbyterian Church)
 Interfaith Iftar
 
Sunday, May 19 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club:  Evicted

Sunday, May 19 @ 2:00 PM (Church)
Stamford Chorale Concert

Monday, May 20 @ 6:00 PM (Church)
Easter Contemplative Prayer

Wednesday, May 22 @ 7:00 PM
Interfaith Council Meeting

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