St. Francis Weekly
The bishops of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, Ian Douglas and Laura Ahrens, sent the following letter to clergy and lay people. It reflects poignantly on life that we have lived through the pandemic and the need to care for one another and our selves. It is well worth the read. You can access it here.
July 25 - August 1, 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. . .
We all have inspirations.  Whether it is a person we admire, or a formative event that continues to influence us, or a piece of music, a work of art, or a gift of nature, there are those things in life that move us, shape us, draw us more fully into being the person we hope we might be.  Music is one of those universal inspirations.  More often than not, the voices that speak the most are not those within the Christian tradition (or even any religious tradition for that matter).  Rather those on the periphery who are keen observers of life sing of truths that pierce us as the beauty of their music lifts us.  The Highwomen--a band created by Brandi Carlile and including Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris, and Amanda Shires--are a recent revelation of this fact.  The clip of the week is their song Crowded Table.  Two stanzas of the refrain reverberate in my mind as helpful images for how we, as a church, are to be:  

I want a house with a crowded table
And a place by the fire for everyone

Link of the Week
I love this song by The Highwomen. Certain lyrics are what the Church seeks (e.g. everyone's a little broken and everyone belongs. . .)
Going Deeper
An interesting piece about technology and theology and the relationships built at this time between the disciplines as we continue to probe who we are . . .
Weekly Schedule
Sunday, July 25
Pentecost 9B

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

Tuesday (27)
10:30 AM
Hymn Selection Committee

5:00 PM 
Prayer Shawl Ministry Zoom

6:00 PM 
Evening Meditation Zoom

Wednesday (28)
8:30 AM 
Episcopal Church in Connecticut Zoom Meeting -- Priests & Wardens

Thursday (29)
10:00 AM 
Morning Prayer (via Zoom)

11:00 AM
Edgehill Eucharist

Sunday (1)
Pentecost 10B
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
Save the Date
Tuesday, August 3 @ 4:00 PM Liturgy Committee

Tuesday, August 3 @ 5:00 PM
St. Francis Futures Committee

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

Tuesday, August 3 @ 6:00 PM
Evening Meditation

Tuesday, August 3 @ 6:30 PM
Miles for a Mission Road Race Meeting

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

Tuesday, August 10 @ 5:00 PM
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tuesday, August 10 @ 6:00 PM
Evening Meditation

Wednesday, August 11 @ 8:30 AM
Episcopal Church in CT Zoom Meeting with Priest and Wardens

Thursday, August 12 @ 10:00 AM Morning Prayer

Thursday, August 12 @ 11:00 AM
Edgehill Eucharist

Sunday, August 15 @ 8:00 AM Eucharist Worship Service (HC)

Sunday, August 15 @ 10:00 AM
Eucharist Worship Service (Church)

Sunday, August 15 @ 10:45 AM
Coffee Hour Zoom Meeting

Tuesday, August 17 @ 5:00 PM
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tuesday, August 17 @ 6:00 PM
Evening Meditation