St. Francis Weekly
Thank you to Carol Rice for the wonderful picture of new life in front of the Church!
April 18 - April 25, 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. . .
Sabbath means rest.  The term refers to the seventh day of creation where God rests from the creative labors of the previous six days.  Six days to work.  The seventh day you rest.  Not a bad system.  Indeed, the sabbath is a sort of reminder set in time that we do not just live to work nor work to live, but we should also retreat from such endeavors so as not to be defined solely by what we do.  Furthermore, stepping away allows for a broader perspective.  We are not the center of the universe.  The world continues on without our toil.  The creation is here for our enjoyment; why not enjoy it?  There is a rhythm in life and rest is a critical element to that rhythm.  While the trigger exists to step away weekly, organizations like the church also recognize the rhythm of extended rest every seven years.  I’m almost 23 years late in taking that initial seven year break.  Thus, it is with tremendous gratitude that I recognize the work of Susanne Woods, Cathy Ostuw, Patricia Lydon, Betsy Adams, Jane Lazgin, and Sue Rutz for making possible my first sabbatical in 30 years of ministry to take place during the summer of 2022.  Our proposal for a Lilly Foundation Grant to cover this sabbatical was just submitted.  It is an impressive document.  Particular thanks goes to Susanne Woods and Cathy Ostuw for developing and honing the final proposal.  It is worth reading and you can see it here.
Link of the Week
Very cool piece about our connection to each other, and surprising. Thank you, Betsy Adams, for passing this along. . .
Going Deeper
A speech from years ago, but one that is vital to remember. Eli Wiesel on the Perils of Indifference. . .
Weekly Schedule
Sunday, April 18
Easter 3B

10:00 AM   
Worship with Eucharist

Godly Play
Jesus Appears to Thomas

After the 10 AM Service
Zoom Coffee Hour

4:00 PM
Service for Pets and Their People

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Monday (19)
4:00 PM
Stamford Stands Against Racism Committee

Tuesday (20)
5:00 PM 
Prayer Shawl Ministry Zoom

6:00 PM 
Evening Meditation Zoom

7:00 PM
Adult Forum: Bishop Guy Irwin, President United Theological Seminary

7:30 PM
American Jewish Committee: The State of Antisemitism in America Register Here

Wednesday (21)
8:30 AM 
Episcopal Church in Connecticut Zoom Meeting -- Priests & Wardens

Noon
Stamford Clergy Meeting

4:00 PM
Miles for a Mission Road Race Committee Meeting

7:00 PM
Vestry Meeting

Thursday (22)
10:00 AM 
Morning Prayer (via Zoom)

11:00 AM
Edgehill Eucharist

Friday (23)
11:00 AM
Hymn Sing-A-Long

Sunday (25)
Easter 4B
10:00 AM 
Worship with Eucharist

After Worship
Zoom Coffee Hour

11:00 AM
Book Club: Behold the Dreamers
Save the Date
Sunday, April 25 - Saturday, May 1
Food and Summer Clothing Drive
Items can be dropped off daily at the Church between
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

Tuesday, April 27 @ 6:00 PM Evening Meditation

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

Wednesday, April 28 @ 11:00 AM Eucharist at The Villa

Thursday, April 29 @ 10:00 AM Morning Prayer

Thursday, April 29 @ 11:00 AM
Edgehill Eucharist

Friday, April 30 @ 11:00 AM
Weekly Sing-A-Long

Friday, April 30 @ 11:30 AM
A Place Like Home Meeting

Sunday, May 2 @ 10:00 AM
Eucharist Worship Service

Sunday, May 2 @ 10:45 AM
Coffee Hour Zoom Meeting

Tuesday, May 4 @ 5:00 PM
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tuesday, May 4 @ 6:00 PM
Evening Meditation

Tuesday, May 4 @ 7:00 PM
Adult Forum: Jean Meyer from Stamford Interfaith Refugee Settlement

Wednesday, May 5 @ 8:30 AM
Episcopal Church in CT Zoom Meeting with Priest and Wardens

Thursday, May 6 @ 10:00 AM Morning Prayer

Thursday, May 6 @ 11:00 AM
Edgehill Eucharist

Friday, May 7 @ 10:00 AM
Marketing Committee Meeting

Friday, May 7 @ 11:00 AM
Weekly Sing-A-Long

Sunday, May 9 @ 10:00 AM
Eucharist Worship Service

Sunday, May 9 @ 10:45 AM
Coffee Hour Zoom Meeting

Monday, May 10 @ 7:00 PM
Zoom Poetry Night

Tuesday, May 11 @ 5:00 PM
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tuesday, May 11 @ 6:00 PM
Evening Meditation

Wednesday, May 12 @ 8:30 AM
Episcopal Church in CT Zoom Meeting with Priest and Wardens

Wednesday, May 12 @ 5:00 PM
Outreach Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 13 @ 10:00 AM Morning Prayer

Thursday, May 13 @ 11:00 AM
Edgehill Eucharist

Friday, May 14 @ 11:00 AM
Weekly Sing-A-Long

Saturday, May 15 @ Noon
St. Francis Futures Committee Meeting

Sunday, May 16 @ 10:00 AM
Eucharist Worship Service

Sunday, May 16 @ 10:45 AM
Coffee Hour Zoom Meeting

Sunday, May 16 @ 4:00 PM
Service for Pets and Their People