St. Francis Weekly
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January 17 - January 24, 2021

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The Sunday bulletin can be accessed HERE.
Quote of the Week. . .

Food for Thought. . .
A colleague noted that given the environment forced on us by the pandemic, we could never think about our communities in the same way.  We realized how similar we are, how our programming is very much alike, and our worship--though nuanced--also of a kind.  Would we be willing to experiment with the new reality presented to us?  Would we return to the same old ways of doing things once the pandemic has passed?  Would we learn anything that we might apply.  I’m not sure what the answers to those questions will be.  I hope that we continue to experiment.  I hope that we don’t return to the same way of doing things.  I hope that we apply some of what we learned.  But I know that routine, rhythm, and a sense of groundedness can create comfort.  That which is good and bad.  Good because we need those elements in life for the life to flourish.  Bad because resting solely in comfort removes us from the very life that we hope might flourish.  As with so many things, it’s about balance. To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week
A rendition of the powerfully worded and poignant "5th" verse of the Star Spangled Banner. . .
Going Deeper
A very interesting and powerful interview with professor Nikki Giovanni on On Being. . .
Weekly Schedule
Sunday, January 17
Second Sunday after the Epiphany

10:00 AM   
Worship with Eucharist

Godly Play: Jesus is Presented to God

Following Worship  

11:00 AM
Finance Committee Meeting

11:00 AM
Zoom Test for Annual Meeting

4:00 PM
Service for Pets and Their People

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Monday (18)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday (19)
Noon
Seeking the Beloved Community: Faith through the Lens of Race Register Here

3:30 PM
Reopening Committee Meeting

5:00 PM 
Prayer Shawl Ministry Zoom

6:00 PM 
Evening Meditation Zoom

7:00 PM
Adult Forum: Discussing America's Unholy Ghosts

Wednesday (20)
8:30 AM 
Episcopal Church in Connecticut Zoom Meeting -- Priests & Wardens

6:00 PM
Vestry Meeting

Thursday (21)
9:00 AM 
Morning Prayer (via Zoom)

11:30 AM
Pacific House Meeting

7:00 PM
Midwinter Theological Program
What is the Life Worth Living: A Christian Perspective

Friday (22)
Zoom Sing-a-Long

Sunday (24)
3rd Sunday after the Epiphany
10:00 AM 
Worship with Eucharist

11:00 AM
Parish Annual Meeting
Save the Date
Monday, January 25 @ 6:00 PM Pacific House Board Meeting

Tuesday, January 26 @ 10:00 AM Parochial Report Orientation

Tuesday, January 26 @ 3:00 PM ECCT Meeting

Tuesday, January 26 @ 5:00 PM
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tuesday, January 26 @ 6:00 PM
Evening Meditation

Tuesday, January 26 @ 6:30 PM Stamford Stands Against Racism Program: Seeking the Beloved Community--Faith through the lens of Race

Wednesday, Jan. 27 @ 8:30 AM
Episcopal Church in CT Zoom Meeting with Priest and Wardens
Wednesday, Jan. 27 @ Noon Stamford Clergy Meeting

Thursday, January 28 @ 9:00 AM 
Morning Prayer via Zoom

Thursday, January 28 @ 7:00 PM Midwinter Theological Study: What is the Life Worth Living?
A Jewish Perspective from
Rabbi Joshua Hammerman

Friday, January 29 @ 11:00 AM
Zoom Sing-a-long

Sunday, January 31 @ 10:00 AM
Livestream Worship Service

Sunday, January 31 @ 10:45 AM
Zoom Coffee Hour

Sunday, January 31 @ 11:00 AM
Book Club: America's Unholy Ghosts

Tuesday, February 2 @ 5:00 PM
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tuesday,February 2 @ 6:00 PM
Evening Meditation

Tuesday, February 2 @ 7:00 PM Adult Forum: Guy Fortt, NAACP

Wednesday, Feb. 3 @ 8:30 AM
Episcopal Church in CT Zoom Meeting with Priest and Wardens

Thursday, Feb. 4 @ 9:00 AM 
Morning Prayer via Zoom

Thursday, Feb. 4 @ 7:00 PM Midwinter Theological Study: What is the Life Worth Living?
A Muslim Perspective
Imam, Kareem Adeeb

Friday, Feb. 5 @ 11:00 AM
Zoom Sing-a-long

Sunday, Feb. 7 @ 10:00 AM
Livestream Worship Service

Sunday, Feb. 7 @ 10:45 AM
Zoom Coffee Hour