St. Francis Weekly
July 11 - July 18, 2021

Join us for Worship with Eucharist at 10:00 AM HERE.
The Sunday bulletin can be accessed HERE.
Quote of the Week. . .

Food for Thought. . .
The waft of pine tree sap in the air is one of my favorite smells. It’s the perfume of nature. Whether the fragrance emanates from northern Minnesota jackpine, or the Eastern White Pine of the Adirondacks, or even the pine-tree-lined roadway of Lakeside Drive along the North Stamford Reservoir, this scent transports me. Camping. Farming. Playing in the woods. The memories flood back. Indeed, the sense of smell is, among the senses, most unique in this regard. Scents are the only sensations that travel a direct path to the emotional and memory centers of our brains. Thus, the power of an aroma has the ability to move us and bring us back to formative and forceful experiences that may have taken place years ago yet feel like just yesterday.  To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week
A wonderful expression of thanks to the frontline workers in New York City (and for all those across the country): a ticker tape parade. . .
Going Deeper
I find Ezra Klein to be one of the best interviewers. He has opinions, but his comments generally enhance what is said, and he allows the interviewee to offer their insights and wisdom. Here George Saunders reflects on What it Means to be Kind in a Cruel World.
Weekly Schedule
Sunday, July 11
Pentecost 7B

8:00 AM
In-Person Worship with Eucharist

10:00 AM   
In-Person and Livestream Worship with Eucharist

After the 10 AM Service
Zoom Coffee Hour

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Monday (12)
5:00 PM
Miles for a Mission Road Race Meeting

Tuesday (13)
5:00 PM 
Prayer Shawl Ministry Zoom

6:00 PM 
Evening Meditation Zoom

Wednesday (14)
8:30 AM 
Episcopal Church in Connecticut Zoom Meeting -- Priests & Wardens

11:00 AM
Eucharist Worship at The Villa

5:00 PM
Outreach Committee Meeting

Thursday (15)
10:00 AM 
Morning Prayer (via Zoom)

11:00 AM
Edgehill Eucharist

Saturday (17)
9:00 AM
Landscaping Morning

Sunday (18)
Pentecost 8B
8:00 AM
In-Person Worship at the Historic Church

10:00 AM 
In-Person and Livestreamed
Worship with Eucharist at the Church

After Worship
Zoom Coffee Hour

4:00 PM
Service for Pets and Their People
Save the Date
Tuesday, July 20 @ 5:00 PM
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tuesday, July 20 @ 6:00 PM
Evening Meditation

Wednesday, July 21 @ 8:30 AM
Episcopal Church in CT Zoom Meeting with Priest and Wardens

Wednesday, July 21 @ 5:00 PM Sacred Ground Program Meeting

Thursday, July 22 @ 10:00 AM Morning Prayer

Thursday, July 22 @ 11:00 AM
Edgehill Eucharist

Sunday, July 25 @ 8:00 AM
Eucharist Worship Service (HC)

Sunday, July 25 @ 10:00
Eucharist Worship Service (Church)

Sunday, July 25 @ 10:45 AM
Coffee Hour Zoom Meeting

Tuesday, July 27 @ 10:00 AM Hymn Selection Committee Meeting

Tuesday, July 27 @ 5:00 PM
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tuesday, July 27 @ 6:00 PM
Evening Meditation

Wednesday, July 28 @ 8:30 AM
Episcopal Church in CT Zoom Meeting with Priest and Wardens

Thursday, July 29 @ 10:00 AM Morning Prayer

Thursday, July 29 @ 11:00 AM
Edgehill Eucharist

Sunday, August 1 @ 8:00 AM Eucharist Worship Service (HC)

Sunday, August 1 @ 10:00 AM
Eucharist Worship Service (Church)

Sunday, August 1 @ 10:45 AM
Coffee Hour Zoom Meeting

Tuesday, August 3 @ 5:00 PM
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tuesday, August 3 @ 6:00 PM
Evening Meditation

Wednesday, August 4 @ 8:30 AM
Episcopal Church in CT Zoom Meeting with Priest and Wardens

Thursday, August 5 @ 10:00 AM Morning Prayer

Thursday, August 5 @ 11:00 AM
Edgehill Eucharist

Sunday, August 8 @ 8:00 AM Eucharist Worship Service (HC)

Sunday, August 8 @ 10:00 AM
Eucharist Worship Service (Church)

Sunday, August 8 @ 10:45 AM
Coffee Hour Zoom Meeting