St. Francis Weekly                      
November 25 - December 2, 2018
Quote of the Week. . .

Food for Thought. . .
Another wonderful reflection prior to our recent vestry meeting.  Sue Rutz's words are worth the read.  Thank you, Sue, and thank you all. . .
Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got. Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot.
Wouldn't you like to get away? Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came. You wanna be where you can see, our troubles are all the same You wanna be where everybody knows your name.
You wanna go where people know, people are all the same,
You wanna go where everybody knows your name.

Many of you recognize this as the theme song from the TV show "Cheers." I like the song (aren't you glad I didn't sing it?!). It makes me smile and reminds me of the comfort of being with others. Others who remind me that our troubles are all the same. Others that know people have more in common and less differences. Others who are always glad to see me.
My reflection tonight is on the comfort of the St Francis community; the familiarity, the acceptance, the ability to be lifted in spirit and surrounded by friends.  To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .

A little fun with an old movie.  Rowan Atkinson's portrayal of the priest at one of the weddings in Four Weddings and a Funeral is classic. . .

Four Weddings and a Funeral (5/12) Movie CLIP - Flubbing the Ceremony (1994) HD
Four Weddings and a Funeral (5/12) Movie CLIP - Flubbing the Ceremony (1994) HD
For Further Reflection. . .  
A ranging interview with the Episcopal Church USA Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.  It is an excellent introduction to his theology and the Episcopal Church's part in the Jesus Movement.  

Weekly Schedule

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

Sunday, November 25,  Christ the King Sunday
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher: Mark Lingle

10:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                        Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                        Preacher: Mark Lingle

This Week at a Glance

Monday (26)
Homeless Persons' Memorial Service Planning Meeting

Wednesday (28)
9:30 AM Marketing Committee Meeting (Meeting Room)

Thursday (29)
7:00 PM  World AIDS Day Service (First United Methodist Church)

Friday (30)
9:30 AM  Meeting with Americares to Distribute Miles for a Mission Check
6:00 PM  Farewell Gathering for The Rev. David Anderson at St. Luke's, Darien

Saturday (1)
5:00 PM  St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Historic Church)

Sunday (2)  Advent IC
8:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Historic Church)
10:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
11:15 AM  Book Club:  The Sun Does Shine
Save the Date

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