St. Francis Weekly                          
August 13 - August 20, 2017
Quote of the Week. . .

Food for Thought. . .

In the heart of summer, it is a sporting persons wonderland.  Wimbledon in tennis, the Tour de France in cycling, the Open Championship and the PGA Championship in golf, and this past week the World Track and Field Championships from London.  Watching the athletes compete, one is witness to the amazing grace, beauty, speed, strength, and endurance of the human species.  The variety of events highlight the differing gifts and strengths that exist and excite.  For example, Mo Farah the 10,000 meter winner is a wisp compared to hulkish Joe Kovacs the silver-medal-winning shot putter, and neither compare to the speed and strength of Tori Bowie, the 100 meter women's champion.  Indeed, as we like to say at St. Francis, Inclusive because Diversity was God's idea.   And the track and field championships has it all.  To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week
Beautiful Barbara Cook. . . as one person said, heaven is rejoicing. . .Rest in peace.

For Further Reflection. . .    
Love the photo.  
From  On Being
an interview with Matthieu Ricard:  
Key quote:   I was sitting outside our monastery once, and it was monsoon time in Nepal, a lot of mud and water. And we had put some bricks over about 20 to 30 meters, to go from one brick to the other to cross that mess. And one person came, a foreigner, and that person was just screaming, "How disgusting, this place!" And I was sitting there, and she's going to scold me for it. [ laughs ] And then, so OK, then five minutes later, another person came, two ladies. And she was just hopping from one to the other, saying, "Oh, it's so nice. It's such fun. And when there is rain, there's no dust." And she was in exactly the same situation, and she had a sense of lightness and humor. The other one was just grumbling like crazy about it. So - same situation, different perspective.  
Weekly Schedule
Saturday, August 12 
3:00 PM      Memorial Service for Amy Pyle (Church)

Sunday, August 13--Pentecost 10A
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher:  Mark Lingle
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich

10:00 AM       Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher: Mark Lingle
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
                      Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich

This Week at a Glance

Monday (14)
7:00 PM  Interfaith Council Meeting

Tuesday (15)
6:30 PM  Prayer Shawl Ministry (Margery Irish's Home)
7:30 PM  Religious Hope and the Movies:   Defending Your Life  (Avon Theater)

Wednesday (16)
Noon  Clergy Meeting

Thursday (17)
9:00 AM  Building One Community Meeting
11:00 AM  Edgehill Eucharist

Sunday (20)  Pentecost 11A
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
4:00 PM  Service for Pets and Their People (Church)

Save the Date

Sunday, August 27 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Marketing Committee Meeting

Sunday, September 27 @ 5:30 PM (Rectory)
Vestry Reception

Thursday, August 30 @ 3:30 PM
Miles for a Mission Road Race Meeting

Tuesday, September 5 @ 9:00 AM
Episcopal Church in CT Clergy Day

Thursday, September 7 @ 10:00 AM (Terry Murphy's Home)
Rally Sunday Committee Meeting

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

Saturday, September 9 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, September 9 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis  Saturday Night Eucharist Begins

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

Wednesday, September 13 @ Noon
Rector's of SW CT Meeting

Wednesday, September 13 @ 6:30 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Saturday, September 16 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis 
Saturday Night Eucharist 

Sunday, September 17 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

Wednesday, September 20 @ 7:30 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Thursday, September 21
Rosh Hashanah

Saturday, September 23 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis  Saturday Night  Eucharist 

Sunday, September 24 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Miles for a Mission Road Race

Saturday, September 30
Yom Kippur

Saturday, September 30 @ 9:00 AM (Meeting Room)
Altar Guild Breakfast

Saturday, September 30 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis  Saturday Night  Eucharist 

Sunday, October 1 @ 8AM & 10AM
Feast of St. Francis Pet Blessing

Wednesday, October 4 @ Noon
Rectors of SW CT Meeting

Sunday, October 15 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

Sunday, October 22 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Sounds Good Concert:   Gunsmoke