St. Francis Weekly                      
June 10 - June 17, 2018

A note went out regarding Kim and Matt Healy's upcoming move to Iowa, the personal email for  Kim is:
Quote of the Week. . .

Food for Thought. . .
You may be familiar with the story of the man who was caught in a flood.  The waters rose so high, forcing him to the roof of his house for safety. Being a devoutly religious person, the man prayed to God to save him.  While he prayed, a neighbor in a canoe stopped to help him. The man rejected his neighbor, believing that God would prevail. A short time later, a search and rescue team drove a boat by the house.  The man insisted that he was okay and that God would provide. Finally, a National Guard helicopter flew over. Again, the man dismissed the help, resolute in the belief that God would save him. Tragically, with help no longer available and the flood waters continuing to rise, the man was overwhelmed and died.

Instantly, he found himself in heaven before God.  Comforted by the fact that he had been received into heaven, he, nevertheless, struggled with how he made it there.  No longer able to contain himself, the man questioned God, "O Lord," he said, "I prayed and prayed that you would save me from the flood that ultimately overwhelmed me.  Why did you not help me?" God responded, "I did try to help you. At first, I sent your neighbor, but you rejected him. Then I sent a search and rescue team with the same results, and, finally, I sent the National Guard.  And you dismissed them all!"  To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .
For Further Reflection. . .  
At last week's Building One Community Breakfast Benefit, Rich Andre, Associate Director for State and Local Initiatives at New American Economy, offered important data into the contribution of immigrants in our area and throughout the country.  Well worth the look . . .

Weekly Schedule

Saturday, June 9
9:00 AM      Prison Ministry
9:00 AM       Albanian Education Program (Parish Hall)
10:00 AM    Betsy Rich Memorial Service (Church)
7:30 PM       Interfaith Iftar (Union Baptist Church)

Sunday, June 10  Pentecost 3B
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:  Mark Lingle

This Week at a Glance

Monday (11)
1:30 PM  Community Task Force Meeting

Wednesday (13)
Noon  Stamford Clergy Meeting
2:o0 PM  Rector's Meeting
6:00 PM  Prayer Shawl Ministry (Margery Irish's Home)

Thursday (14)
10:00 AM   Clergy Meeting
Noon  Clergy Lunch
7:00 PM  Concert for Rabbi Josh Hammerman (Temple Beth-El)

Saturday (16)
9:00 AM   Landscaping Morning (Church)
10:00 AM  Sathya Sai Baba Presentation (Church)

Sunday (17)  Pentecost 4B--Father's Day
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

Tuesday, June 19 @10:00 AM
AIDS Interfaith Planning Meeting

Wednesday, June 20 @ Noon
Stamford Clergy Meeting

Wednesday, June 20 @ 7:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Friday, June 22 @ 1:30 PM
Stamford Cradle to Career Meeting 

Friday, June 22 @ 7:00 PM (Christ the Healer)
Final Eucharist Service at CTH

Saturday, June 23 @ 8:00 AM (Church)
Breathing Space Meditation

Saturday, June 23 @ 11:00 AM (Meeting Room)
Music Committee

Sunday, June 24 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Liturgy Committee

Thursday, June 28 @ 11:00 AM  
Edgehill Eucharist

Saturday, July 7 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

Wednesday, July 11 @ 6:00 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

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

Thursday, July 26 @ 7:00 PM 
Interfaith Council

Saturday, August 11 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscape Morning

Sunday, August 19 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

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