St. Francis Weekly                      
January 27 - February 3, 2019
Quote of the Week. . .


Food for Thought. . .
Another wonderful vestry reflection.  This one from Dawn Randall.  Thank you, Dawn!

Squire Rushnell (former television executive, author, and inspirational speaker) believes that "every time you receive what some call a coincidence or an answered prayer, it's a direct and personal message of reassurance from God to you." He calls this a "godwink". We experience moments when we feel things
have worked themselves out at the right time or someone shows up right when we are thinking about them. We may characterize these incidents as coincidences. But if we stop, slow down, and take a deeper look, I, like Rushnell, think it may be God's direct presence in the midst of our daily lives.   To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .

A taste of Mary Oliver.  Rest eternal grant her, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her.

Mary Oliver reads
Mary Oliver reads "Wild Geese" for On Being
For Further Reflection. . .  

Beloved poet, Mary Oliver, died on January 17.  This is an interview she gave to On Being with Krista Tippett.  You can access the transcript or listen to the interview by clicking on the picture.


                   
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, January 26
5:00 PM       St. Francis Saturday Night Worship Service (Historic Church)
6:00 PM       Parish Midwinter Party (Rectory)

Sunday, January 27--Third Sunday after the Epiphany (C)
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher: Mark Lingle

10:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                        Celebrant: Debra Slade
                        Preacher: Mark Lingle

11:00 AM      Annual Meeting (Church)


This Week at a Glance

Wednesday (30)  
6:00 PM Facing Racism in Stamford Program(First United Methodist)

Thursday (31)
2:00 PM  Edgehill Bible Study
7:30 PM  Interfaith Wisdom Literature Study (Temple Beth-El)

Saturday (2)
5:00 PM  St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Historic Church)
7:00 PM  Sounds Good Concert:  The True Story of Cinderella (Church)

Sunday (3)  Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
8:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Historic Church)
10:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
11:15 AM  Book Club:  Just Mercy (Church)
Save the Date

Wednesday, February 6 @ 6:00 PM (First United Methodist)
Facing Racism in Stamford Program

Thursday, February 7 @ 2:00 PM 
Edgehill Bible Study

Thursday, February 7@ 7:00 PM (St. Francis)
Interfaith Wisdom Literature Study

Saturday, February 9 @ 9:00 AM 
Prison Ministry

Saturday, February 9 @ 10:00 AM
Southwest Region of Episcopal Church in CT Meeting

Wednesday, February 13 @ 11:00 AM 
Eucharistic Service at The Villa

Wednesday, February 13 @ 6:00 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wednesday, February 13 @ 6:00 PM (First United Methodist)
Facing Racism in Stamford Program

Thursday, February 14 @ 2:00 PM 
Edgehill Bible Study

Thursday, February 14 @ 7:00 PM (St. John's Lutheran Church)
Interfaith Wisdom Literature Study

Saturday, February 16 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Eagle Scout Honor Court (John Coleman) 

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

Wednesday, February 20 @ Noon
Stamford Clergy Group

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

Thursday, February 28 @ 7:00 PM(Grace Farms)
InterfaithWisdomLiterature Panel Discussion 

Sunday, March 3 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Rearrange the Sanctuary for Lent

Wednesday, March 6 @ Noon (Historic Church)
Ash Wednesday Service

Wednesday, March 6 @ 7:00 PM (Zion Lutheran Church)
Ash Wednesday Service

Sunday, March 10 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club:  Beyond Religion (Chapters 1-3)

Sunday, March 17 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club:
  Beyond Religion   
(Chapters 4-5)

Sunday, March 24 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club:
  Beyond Religion (Chapters 6-7)

Sunday, March 31 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club: 
 Beyond Religion (Chapters 8-9)

Sunday, April 7 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club
:  Beyond Religion (Chapters 10-11)

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