St. Francis Weekly                          
May 7 - May 14, 2017
Quote of the Week. . .
If there is anywhere on earth a lover of God who is always kept safe, I know nothing of it, for it was not shown to me. But this was shown: that in falling and rising again we are always kept in that same precious love.
                                                                        --Julian of Norwich
Food for Thought. . .
It is Eastertide, but this is a brief reminder of the journey.  From Good Friday. . .
The most recent project for director Martin Scorcese is a movie based on the novel Silence by Shusako Endo.   Silence tells the story of Catholic missionaries to Japan in the 17th century.  Particularly, it follows the efforts of a zealous and pious priest, Rodrigues, to Christianize Japan.  However, the history of these efforts is well documented and quite violent.  The Kakure Krishitan, the Hidden Christians, are persecuted by the Japanese.  Initially, the Japanese officials sought to get the priests to renounce their belief by torturing them and having them step on a fumie, a picture of Jesus, as a sign of their apostasy.  To read more, click here. . .
    Link of the Week

Ahhh.  Life in Minnesota. . . Grand Marais to be exact. . . 

For Further Reflection. . .    

A very interesting piece on giving (and not) in  The Atlantic. 
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, May 6
9:00 AM     Landscaping Morning (Church)
11:00 AM   Mustich/Coburn Wedding
5:00 PM      St. Francis Saturday Night  service (Church)

Sunday, May 7--Easter 4A
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher:  Mark Lingle
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich

10:00 AM      Easter Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher: Mark Lingle
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
                      Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich

11:15 AM    Finance Committee Meeting (Church)

4:00 PM        Sounds Good  Concert:  Revisiting Broadway (Church)
This Week at a Glance

Monday (8)
1:00 PM Cradle to Career Meeting
7:00 PM  Hymn Selection Group (Meeting Room)

Tuesday (9)
Pastor Lingle Away for CREDO Conference until 5/15

Wednesday (10)
6:30 PM Prayer Shawl Ministry (Margery Irish's Home)

Saturday (13)
NO St. Francis Saturday Night Worship Service!!! 
Pastor Mark and Vicar Debra are away.

 Sunday (14)  Easter 5A-Mother's Day
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
Save the Date

Wednesday, May 17 @ 7:30 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Friday, May 19 @ 7:00 PM (Church)
Midnight Run

Sunday, May 21 @ 8AM & 10AM
Load a Truck Sunday

Sunday, May 21 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Music Committee

Sunday, May 21 @ 11:15 AM (Meeting Room)
Marketing Committee

Monday, May 29
Memorial Day

Saturday, June 3 @ 9:00 AM
Landscaping Morning 

Saturday, June 3 @ 9:00 AM
Prison Ministry

Saturday, June 3 @ 5:00 PM (Church)
Last Saturday Evening Service until September

Sunday, June 4 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Recognize Confirmation Students

Sunday, June 4 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Parish Picnic

Wednesday, June 7 @ 6:30 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Saturday, June 10 @ 10:00 AM (St. Mark's, New Canaan)
Confirmation Service

Wednesday, June 14 @ 2:00 PM (Church)
Building and Grounds Committee Meeting