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

Food for Thought. . . 
The image at the left is one of the panels of what is known as the Bayeux tapestry.  It is a 70 meter tapestry created to tell the story of the conquering of England in 1066 by William the Conqueror (formerly the Bastard).  (If you're interested, the following link will allow you to view the whole tapestry with a refreshingly interesting commentary.)  It resides in a small museum in northern France in the town of Bayeux. 

While the tapestry clearly enshrines William's victory over Harold at the Battle of Hastings, there is a so much more that the tapestry possesses.  Created in a time when the majority of people were illiterate, it told in picture form a larger narrative. And the story-telling that is a part of the Bayeux tapestry, while unique to this form and time, expresses so much that is a part of all of our story-telling.  There is humor and tragedy, whimsy and solemnity, hope and despair, and so much more.   To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .
A little blast from the past, but this rendition of Stand by Me at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meaghan Markle is beautiful.  The sentiment can fit so many situations beyond the one expressed here.  Westminister as a backdrop doesn't hurt. . .

'Stand by Me' performed by Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir - The Royal Wedding - BBC
'Stand by Me' performed by Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir - The Royal Wedding - BBC
For Further Reflection. . .
A concise and biblical response by the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church regarding our response to the crisis at the southern border.  Well worth the listen. . .

Weekly Schedule

Saturday, July 20  
5:00 PM       St. Francis Saturday Night Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday, July 21  Pentecost 6C
8:00 AM       Worship with  Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher: Mark Lingle

10:00 AM       Worship with 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)
5:30 PM Fundraising Committee Meeting (Margery Irish's Home)

Tuesday (23)
11:00 AM  Meeting at Grace Farms
7:30 PM  Interfaith Council Meeting

Thursday (25)
10:00 AM  Clergy Meeting  
Noon  Meeting with ECCT Southwest Region Missioner

Friday (26)
11:00 AM  Memorial Service for John Winterle (Church)

Saturday (27)
9:00 AM  Wholeness Within Presentation at St. Luke's, Darien
5:00 PM  Yoga Mass at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Darien
5:00 PM    St. Francis Saturday Night  Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday (28)  Pentecost 7C
8:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Church)
Save the Date

Saturday, August 3 @ 3:00 PM (Parish Hall)
A Place Like Home will hold an Ice Cream Social for their families 

Saturday, August 10 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

Sunday, August 11 @ 2:00 PM 
Southbury Lutheran Home Eucharist

Sunday, August 11 @ 4:00 PM (Latham Park)
Working Beyond the Walls Episcopal Churches Rally for 
Back to School Supplies and School Safety

Wednesday, August 14 @ 11:00 AM 
Smith House Eucharist

Wednesday, August 14 @ 7:00 PM (Church)
Vestry Meeting 

Thursday, August 15 @ 11:00 AM
 Edgehill Eucharist

Sunday, August 18 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

Saturday, September 14 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

Sunday, September 15 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Rally Sunday

Sunday, September 22 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Miles for a Mission Road Race

Saturday, October 5 TBD (Church)
Milestones Fundraiser

Sunday, October 6 @ 8AM & 10AM (HC & Church)
Feast of St. Francis (Bring Pets to Worship)

Saturday, October 12 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping and Parish Clean Up Morning