St. Francis Weekly                      
July 7 - July 14, 2019
Quote of the Week. . .

Food for Thought. . . 
Away for a bit. . . the sermon from last week. . .

Lawyer and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, Brian Stevenson tells a formative story of his youth.  He was a young boy, perhaps in Middle School. While at a church function he met a boy who possessed a pronounced stutter.  Stevenson had never heard someone with a stutter speak. So, when the boy began to talk, Stevenson did what many young people might when surprised and unsure of how to respond.  Brian laughed. His mother, who was watching the interaction, immediately called him over to her. "Brian," she said, "don't you ever do that again." And then she followed with, "Now, go over to that boy and say you are sorry.  Give him a hug. And tell him you love him."   To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .

As we have observed the 4th of July, a video with different form of fireworks: nature's beauty.  Namely, Yosemite. . .

Top 5 Must-See Attractions in Yosemite | National Geographic
Top 5 Must-See Attractions in Yosemite | National Geographic
For Further Reflection. . .

A wonderful interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu on the radio program On Being.    
Money quote:  Human beings can leave you speechless, really. They can leave you speechless by the horrible things they do, but they also leave you speechless with the incredible things.
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, July 6   
5:00 PM       St. Francis Saturday Night Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday, July 7  Pentecost 4C
8:00 AM       Worship with  Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher: Debra Slade

10:00 AM       Worship with Eucharist  (Church)
                        Celebrant: Debra Slade
                        Preacher: Debra Slade

This Week at a Glance

Pastor Mark away on vacation from July 7 - July 20.  In an emergency, please contact The Rev. Debra Slade (203-512-0215) or the The Rev. Duane Pederson (203-308-6404)

Saturday (13)
9:00 AM   Landscaping Morning (Church)
5:00 PM    St. Francis Saturday Night  Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday (14)  Pentecost 5C
8:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Church)
Save the Date

Tuesday, July 16 @ 6:00 PM (Unitarian Universalist Church)
Stamford State Delegation Town Hall Meeting

Sunday, July 21 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

Saturday, August 10 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

Sunday, August 11 @ 4:00 PM (Latham Park)
Working Beyond the Walls Episcopal Churches Rally for 
Back to School Supplies and School Safety

Wednesday, August 14 @ 7:00 PM (Church)
Vestry Meeting

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

Saturday, September 14 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

Sunday, September 15 @ 10:00 AM (Church)
Rally Sunday

Sunday, September 22 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Miles for a Mission Road Race

Saturday, October 5 TBD (Church)
Milestones Fundraiser

Sunday, October 6 @ 8AM & 10AM (HC & Church)
Feast of St. Francis (Bring Pets to Worship)

Saturday, October 12 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping and Parish Clean Up Morning