St. Francis Weekly                      
September 23 - September 30, 2018
Quote of the Week. . .




Food for Thought. . .
Many of you know writer, teacher, poet, and friend, Ed Happ.  He lives in Ann Arbor now but continues to participate in our life together from afar.  His recent sermon is a blessing on call. .

"He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. [1]" Amen.
 
"Arise, my love, my fair one,
and come away;
for now the winter is past,
the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of singing has come"
 
Oh, to write such words as these. ...   To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .
Don't try this at home!  But Mike's backyard is pretty stunning. . .

Mike Hopkins: The Backyard
Mike Hopkins: The Backyard
For Further Reflection. . .  
An interesting piece the subject of which you might never know about otherwise . . .

                   
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, September 22
9:00 AM      Prison Ministry
10:00 AM   Miles for a Mission Road Race Set Up (Church)
5:00 PM       St. Francis Saturday Night Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday, September 23,  Pentecost 18B--
                                Miles for a Mission Road Race
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher: Mark Lingle

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


This Week at a Glance

Monday (24)
10:00 AM  Homeless Persons' Memorial Service Planning Meeting

Tuesday (25)
Interfaith AIDS Service Planning Meeting

Wednesday (26)
Noon  Stamford Clergy Meeting 
6:30 PM  Facing Racism in Stamford Program (Ferguson Library)

Saturday (29)
5:00 PM  St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Historic Church)

Sunday (30)  Pentecost 19B 
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
11:15 AM  Music Committee Meeting (Church)
Save the Date

Wednesday, October 3 @ 6:30 PM (Ferguson Library)
Facing Racism in Stamford 

Wednesday, October 3 @ 7:00 PM (First Congregational Church)
Stamford Interfaith Refugee Settlement Committee Meeting

Saturday, October 6 @ 9:00 AM (Meeting Room)
Altar Guild Breakfast 

Saturday, October 6@ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Service

Sunday, October 7 @ 8 & 10 AM
Feast of St. Francis--Bring Your Pets to Worship!

Sunday, October 7 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Special Parish Meeting

Sunday, October 7 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club:  The Soul of America

Sunday, October 7 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
St. Francis Sounds Good Concert:  Cynthia Sayer

Tuesday, October 9 @ 6:00 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wednesday, October 10 @ 2:00 PM
Rector's Meeting

Wednesday, October 10 @ 6:30 PM (Ferguson Library)
Facing Racism in Stamford

Saturday, October 13 @ 8:30 AM (Church)
Karen Pacent Retreat

Saturday, October 13 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Service 

Tuesday, October 16 @ 2:00 PM
Southwestern Region of the Episcopal Church in CT Meeting

Wednesday, October 17 @ Noon 
 Stamford Clergy Meeting

Wednesday, October 17 @ 6:30 PM (Ferguson Library)
Facing Racism in Stamford 

Wednesday, October 17 @ 7:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry

Thursday, October 18  @ 7:00 PM (St. John's Episcopal)
Faithful Futures Meeting

Saturday, October 20 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
 Landscaping Morning

Saturday, October 20 @ 9:00 AM 
Prison Ministry

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

Sunday, October 21 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

Wednesday, October 24 @ 6:30 PM (Ferguson Library)
Facing Racism in Stamford 

Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27
Episcopal Church in Connecticut Convention

Saturday, October 6@ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Service 
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