St. Francis Weekly                      
August 11 - August 18, 2019

We are gearing up for the Sep. 22, Miles for a Mission Road Race.  Here are the current stats on our progress.  
Please register at:  https://runsignup.com/mfm
and invite your friends!
Quote of the Week. . .



Food for Thought. . .
The rally this Sunday that will bring people in the Stamford area together in opposition to the heinous gun violence that terrorized so many in El Paso and Dayton, as well as throughout the country, was initially an event that the Episcopal Churches in Stamford--St. John's, St. Andrew's, St. Francis, Epiphanie, and Betania--had planned.  Initially, the rally was intended to raise school supplies for DOMUS and to focus on children heading back to school. Tragically, the gathering has morphed into an inter-religious rally focusing on the unconscionable events of last week. Perhaps in a wholly clairvoyant moment, the committee had originally invited the Executive Director of Connecticut Against Gun Violence to speak.  How tragically prescient this choice was. Regardless, the gathering is important for people to come together, to offer comfort and solace, as well as support and renewed commitment to prevent such atrocities in our own community as well as throughout our country. To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .

In memory of Toni Morrison. . .

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am - Official Trailer
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am - Official Trailer

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am - Exclusive Clip - Working Woman
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am - Exclusive Clip - Working Woman
For Further Reflection. . .

An excellent analysis by the New York Times of the role of the proliferation of guns in our society and its relationship to the violence.

                   
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, August 10
9:00 AM     Landscape Morning (Church)
5:00 PM       St. Francis Saturday Night Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday, August 11  Pentecost 9C
8:00 AM       Worship with  Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher: Mark Lingle

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

2:00 PM         Southbury Lutheran Home Eucharist

4:00 PM         Rally against Gun Violence and Support for Domus (Latham Park)

This Week at a Glance

Monday (12)
6:00 PM  Building One Community Together We Stand Event

Wednesday (14)
11:00 AM  Smith House Eucharist
12:30 PM  Clergy Lunch
7:00 PM Vestry (Meeting Room)

Thursday (15)
11:00 AM  Edgehill Eucharist
7:00 PM  Miles for a Mission Road Race Meeting (Meeting Room)

Saturday (17)
5:00 PM    St. Francis Saturday Night  Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday (18)  Pentecost 10C
8:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Church)
4:00 PM    Service for Pets and their People (Church)
Save the Date

Monday, August 19 @ 5:30 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Fundraising Committee Meeting

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

Saturday, September 14 @ 9:30 AM (Church)
Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, September 14 @ 10:30 AM 
Brandon Ashcraft's Ordination to the Priesthood

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

Sunday, September 15 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Music Committee Meeting

Sunday, September 15 @ 2:00 PM (Long Ridge Cemetery)
Long Ridge Cemetery Memorial Service

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

Wednesday, September 18 @ 7:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Thursday, September 19 @ 2:00 PM (Edgehill Retirement Comm.)
Bible Study at Edgehill

Saturday, September 21 @ 9:00 AM (Meeting Room)
Altar Guild Breakfast

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

Thursday, September 26 @ 2:00 PM (Edgehill Retirement Comm.)
Bible Study at Edgehill 

Thursday, October 3 @ 2:00 PM (Edgehill Retirement Comm.)
Bible Study at Edgehill 

Saturday, October 5 TBD (Church)
Milestones Fundraiser

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

Thursday, October 10 @ 2:00 PM (Edgehill Retirement Comm.)
Bible Study at Edgehill 

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

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