St. Francis Weekly                      
April 8 - April 15, 2018
Quote of the Week. . .

Food for Thought. . .
From this past Sunday's Easter sermon. . .

A searing image from the recent March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., was that of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student, Emma Gonz├ílez.  She addressed the crowd briefly, and then she stood silent for six minutes and twenty seconds: the time it took Nikolas Cruz to commit the massacre at her high school.  Emma's emotions were evident, as a few tears trickled down her face. Yet, the silence itself may have been the most moving part of her speech. To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .
Pretty cool video of a city calling for Compassion. . .

For Further Reflection. . .  
Very nice Easter reflection by Richard Rohr:   Human Bodies

The risen Christ is the standing icon of humanity in its full and final destiny. He is the pledge and guarantee of what God will do with all our crucifixions. At last we can meaningfully live with hope.

Weekly Schedule

Saturday, April 7
5:00 PM        St. Francis Saturday Night Worship (Historic Church)

Sunday, April 8--Easter 2B
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher:  Brandon Ashcraft
9:00 AM       Historic Church Coffee Hour (Meeting Room)

10:00 AM     Festive Easter Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher:  Brandon Ashcraft

11:15 AM    Miles for a Mission Road Race Meeting (Church)

This Week at a Glance

Monday (9)
1:30 AM Cradle to Career Meeting

Wednesday (11)
Noon   Episcopal Rectors' Meeting
7:00 PM  Holocaust Remembrance Service (Temple Sinai)

Saturday (14)
5:00 PM   St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Historic Church)

Sunday (15)  Easter 3B
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

Monday, April 16 @ 6:00 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wednesday, April 18 @ Noon
Stamford Clergy Meeting

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

Friday, April 20 - Sunday, April 22 (Holy Cross Monastery)
Parish Retreat

Saturday, April 21 for the day (Church)
Stamford Chorale using sanctuary

Saturday, April 21 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning and Church Clean Up

Saturday, April 28@ 9:00 AM
Prison Ministry

Sunday, April 29 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Music Committee

Thursday, May 3 @ 6:30 PM
Episcopal Church in Connecticut Visioning Meeting

Friday, May 4 @ 7:00 PM
Midnight Run

Wednesday, May 16 @ Noon
Stamford Clergy Meeting

Wednesday, May 16 @ 6:00 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wednesday, May 16 @ 7:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Saturday, May 19 @ 9:00 AM 
Prison Ministry

Saturday, May 19 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

Saturday, May 19 @ 7:00 PM (Church)
St. Francis Sounds Good Concert:  
From 42nd Street to Hollywood:  100 Years of Song

Sunday, May 20 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Reception for Brandon Ashcraft

Sunday, June 3 @ 8AM and 10AM 
Load-A-Truck Sunday

Sunday, June 3 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Parish Picnic

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