St. Francis Weekly                      
October 28 - November 4, 2018
Quote of the Week. . .

Food for Thought. . .
During the opening faculty and staff meetings at King School this year, the new head of school, Dr. Karen Eshoo, invited everyone to participate in a brief but interesting exercise of seeing where others on the staff and faculty worked.  The entire staff was divided into groups. Each person in one's group would show the rest of the group where their work was done. Chemistry teachers showed off the cache of chemicals in their rooms. Lower School teachers identified the various "stations" within their rooms for various activities.  The IT people showed off the various servers supporting the school. The grounds crew waved their arms to convey that the fields, plantings, and buildings were all a part of their purview. You get the picture. It was a helpful activity in understanding--however briefly and casually--the lives and activities of others who were all critical to the vibrancy of the school.  To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .

First Bloom:  A beautiful and poignant animation piece. . .
For Further Reflection. . .  
From Paul Elie in the recent The Atlantic.  An excellent review of the canonization process for Oscar Romero and the internal politics within the church and toward liberation theology. . .

Weekly Schedule

Saturday, October 27
11:00 AM    Funeral at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
5:00 PM       St. Francis Saturday Night Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday, October 28,  Pentecost 23B
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

11:15 AM      Music Committee Meeting (Church)

This Week at a Glance

Thursday ( 1)
All Saints Day
Noon  Meeting at Grace Farms

Saturday (3)
5:00 PM  St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Historic Church)

Daylight Savings Ends--Fall Back 1 hour before you go to sleep!!

Sunday (4)  Observe All Saints
8:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Historic Church)
10:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
11:15 AM  Book Group Meeting:  100 Years of Solitude (Church)
11:15 AM  Finance Committee Meeting
Save the Date

Wednesday, November 7 @ 6:30 PM (Ferguson Library)
Facing Racism in Stamford

Thursday, November 8 @ 11:00 AM
Edgehill Eucharist

Friday, November 9 @ 7:00 PM (St. John's Lutheran Church)
Midnight Run

Sunday, November 11
Veteran's Day

Monday, November 12 @ 1:30 PM
Community Task Force Meeting

Tuesday, November 13 @ 6:00 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wednesday, November 14 @ Noon 
Stamford Clergy Group

Wednesday, November 14 @ 2:00 PM
Rector's Meeting

Wednesday, November 14 @ 7:00 PM (Meeting Room)

Saturday, November 17 @ 9:00 AM
Prison Ministry

Sunday, November 18 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

Sunday, November 18 @ 5:00 PM (Temple Beth-El)
Community Thanksgiving Concert

Thursday, November 22 @ 10:00 AM (Historic Church)
Thanksgiving Service 

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

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

Saturday, December 15 @ 9:00 AM 
Prison Ministry

Sunday, December 16
Advent III

Sunday, December 16 @ 5:00 PM
Service of Lessons and Carols

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

Sunday, December 23
Advent IV