St. Francis Weekly                      
November 18 - November 25, 2018
Quote of the Week. . .





Food for Thought. . .

The second reflection regarding, "What St. Francis means to me," came this past Sunday from Michele Beudert.  Thank you for your part in our life together, Michele. . .

Good morning, my name is Michele Beudert, I am a Godly Play teacher and I am new here. I teach Sunday School. Godly Play allows us to wonder about God, his people and his Son.
As I was preparing the Story of Ruth for the children, I wondered why God's people were often traveling into the desert to a new place to find food.

So "I wonder..."  To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .

A repeat but one that is well worth it as we enter Thanksgiving.  David Steindl-Rast on Gratefulness. . . 

A Grateful Day with Brother David Steindl-Rast - Gratefulness.org
A Grateful Day with Brother David Steindl-Rast - Gratefulness.org
For Further Reflection. . .  

An interview that Fresh Air host, Terri Gross, had with Dr. Elaine Pagels on Religion.  Thank you, Bruce Baiter. Worth the listen.   'Why Religion?' Asks 'How Hearts Can Heal' After Tragedy. . .

                   
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, November 17
9:00 AM    Prison Ministry
5:00 PM       St. Francis Saturday Night Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday, November 18,  Pentecost 26B
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

4:00 PM       Service for Pets and Their People (Church)

5:00 PM       Interfaith Thanksgiving Service and Concert (Temple Beth-El)


This Week at a Glance

Monday (19)
1:30 PM  Community Task Force

Tuesday (20)
11:30 AM  Campus Ministry Meeting
5:00 PM  Clergy Meeting

Wednesday (21)
10:00 AM  Interfaith Council Meeting

Thursday ( 22)
10:00 AM  Thanksgiving Eucharist (Historic Church)

Saturday (24)
5:00 PM  St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Historic Church)

Sunday (25)  Christ the King Sunday
8:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Historic Church)
10:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
Save the Date

Wednesday, November 28 @ 11:00 AM (Meeting Room)
Marketing Committee Meeting

Thursday, November 29 @ 7:00 PM 
World AIDS Day Service

Friday, November 30 @ 9:30 AM
Meeting with Americares to deliver Miles for a Mission Road Race check

Sunday, December 2 
Advent I

Sunday, December 2 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club:  The Sun Does Shine

Sunday, December 9
Advent II

Tuesday, December 11 @ 6:00 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wednesday, December 12 @ 7:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Friday, December 14 (Church)
Christmas Tree Delivered

Saturday, December 15 @ 9:00 AM 
Prison Ministry

Sunday, December 16
Advent III

Sunday, December 16 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Michael Hyman Preaching

Sunday, December 16 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
Service of Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 16 @ 5:45 PM (Rectory)
Parish Christmas Party

Thursday, December 20 @ 6:00 PM (First Congregational Church) 
Homeless Persons' Memorial Service

Sunday, December 23
Advent IV

Monday, December 24 @ 5:00 PM (Church)
Christmas Eve Eucharist

Monday, December 24 @ 8:30 PM (Church)
Pre-Service Concert

Monday, December 24 @ 9:00 PM (Church)
Christmas Eve Festive Eucharist

Tuesday, December 25 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Christmas Day Eucharist

Thursday, December 27 @ 11:00 AM 
Edgehill Eucharist 
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