St. Francis Weekly
May 2 - May 9, 2021

Join us for Worship with Eucharist at 10:00 AM HERE.
Just Cuz!
I love this picture in the recent New York Times: When the Cellos Play, the Cows Come Home. . .
The Sunday bulletin can be accessed HERE.
Quote of the Week. . .
Food for Thought. . .
One of the truisms of life is:  the only constant is change.  The past year has certainly made this abundantly clear.  Changes in schedules.  Myriad changes in work circumstances.  Changes in infection rates.  Changes in travel (or the lack thereof).  Changes in daily routines from the drive for a gallon of milk to the COVID checklist prior to entering school and so many other ways.  Change was probably a bit too constant for us this past year.  Indeed, all the changes underscored our enduring desire for rhythms that are stable, predictable, orderly.  We can breathe a little easier, because we know what to expect. We can engage on autopilot, for we are cruising above the turbulence.  Yet, change changed all that.  It became the proverbial bull in a China Shop. To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week
A wonderful story of Linda Maduwura who is a CPA from Zimbabwe. She creates new opportunities for her fellow Zimbabweans back home, especially young African women.
Going Deeper
A piece by Kathleen Norris in the recent Christian Century: We Have to be Willing to Begin Again. She quotes Pauline Matarasso: [we have to] learn to love our failures, that they too may find their place in the will of God.
Weekly Schedule
Sunday, May 2
Easter 5B

10:00 AM   
Worship with Eucharist

Godly Play
The Good Shepherd and the Wolf

After the 10 AM Service
Zoom Coffee Hour

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Tuesday (4)
4:00 PM
Reopening Committee Meeting

5:00 PM 
Prayer Shawl Ministry Zoom

6:00 PM 
Evening Meditation Zoom

7:00 PM
Adult Forum: Jean Meyer from Stamford Interfaith Refugee Settlement

Wednesday (5)
8:30 AM 
Episcopal Church in Connecticut Zoom Meeting -- Priests & Wardens

Thursday (6)
10:00 AM 
Morning Prayer (via Zoom)

11:00 AM
Edgehill Eucharist

6:30 PM
Safe Church Training

Friday (7)
11:00 AM
Hymn Sing-A-Long

12:30 AM
Marketing Committee Meeting

Sunday (9)
Easter 6B
10:00 AM 
Worship with Eucharist

After Worship
Zoom Coffee Hour
Save the Date
Monday, May 10 @ 7:00 PM
Zoom Poetry Night

Tuesday, May 11 @ 5:00 PM
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tuesday, May 11 @ 6:00 PM
Evening Meditation

Wednesday, May 12 @ 8:30 AM
Episcopal Church in CT Zoom Meeting with Priest and Wardens

Wednesday, May 12 @ 5:00 PM
Outreach Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 13 @ 10:00 AM Morning Prayer

Thursday, May 13 @ 11:00 AM
Edgehill Eucharist

Friday, May 14 @ 11:00 AM
Weekly Sing-A-Long

Saturday, May 15 @ Noon
St. Francis Futures Committee Meeting

Sunday, May 16 @ 10:00 AM
Eucharist Worship Service

Sunday, May 16 @ 10:45 AM
Coffee Hour Zoom Meeting

Sunday, May 16 @ 4:00 PM
Service for Pets and Their People

Tuesday, May 18 @ 5:00 PM
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tuesday, May 18 @ 6:00 PM
Evening Meditation

Tuesday, May 18 @ 7:00 PM
St. Francis/St. John's Adult Forum: Book Discussion on Between the World and Me

Wednesday, May 19 @ 8:30 AM
Episcopal Church in CT Zoom Meeting with Priest and Wardens

Wednesday, May 19 @ Noon
Stamford Clergy Meeting

Wednesday, May 19 @ 7:00 PM Vestry Meeting

Thursday, May 20 @ 10:00 AM Morning Prayer

Thursday, May 20 @ 11:00 AM
Edgehill Eucharist

Friday, May 21 @ 11:00 AM
Weekly Sing-A-Long

Sunday, May 23 @ 10:00 AM
Pentecost Eucharist Worship Service

Sunday, May 23 @ 10:45 AM
Coffee Hour Zoom Meeting

Sunday, May 23 @ 4:00 PM
Pentecost Evensong with St. John's Lutheran