St. Francis Weekly                      
May 12 - May 19, 2019
Quote of the Week. . .

Food for Thought. . .

As I write, I am extremely aware of the loss that has hit the St. Francis community this week.  The deaths of Anne Becker and Brenda Lydecker are painful reminders of the fragility of life and the connection that we share, one with another.  Thus, the week has been very difficult. On the other hand, I am keenly aware of all of the connections that existed between these individuals and a number of parishioners and others within the Stamford community that made life so rich and wonderful.  The web of life allows for a depth and a fullness that we could never imagine on our own. Thus at their best, faith communities are the embodiment of support that allow us to be fully human and allow us to live into our truest selves. Indeed, Anne and Brenda were blessed by--and a blessing to--so many who knew them.  To read more, click here. . . 
Link of the Week. . .

I think Patty Griffin is one of the amazing voices and a critical conscience of our day... A powerful message, and a reminder that we need more love in the world and the hope is that if we do love, it gets better.

It Gets Better Tony Patty Griffin.wmv
It Gets Better Tony Patty Griffin.wmv
For Further Reflection. . .  

From the Christian Century. . . 
an interesting reflection on "the same 
old debate  about the Easter story and 
whether to believe it or not."

Weekly Schedule

Saturday, May 11
9:00 AM      Landscaping and Parish Clean Up Morning (Church)
5:00 PM       St. Francis Saturday Night Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday, May 12--Easter 4C
8:00 AM       Worship with  Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher: Mark Lingle

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

2:00 PM          Funeral for Anne Becker (Historic Church)

This Week at a Glance

Monday (13)
3:30 PM  Road Race Meeting
6:00 PM Easter Contemplative Prayer

Tuesday (14)
5:30 PM Fundraising Committee Meeting (Margery Irish's Home)
7:00 PM  Interfaith Council Ex. Committee Meeting

Wednesday (15)  
Noon  Stamford Clergy Meeting
7:00 PM  Vestry (Meeting Room)

Friday (17)
5:00 PM  Stamford Chorale Rehearsal (Church)

Saturday (18)
9:00 AM  Prison Ministry
Noon Sounds Good Concert Rehearsal (Church)
5:00 PM  Potter/Uppstrom Wedding
5:00 PM  St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Historic Church)
7:00 PM Sounds Good Concert:  Broadway and Hollywood Favorites (Church)
7:00 PM  Interfaith Iftar (First Presbyterian Church)

Sunday (19)  Easter 5C
8:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Church)
11:15 AM  Book Club:  Evicted (Church)
2:00 PM  Stamford Chorale Concert (Church)
4:00 PM  Service for Pets and Their People 
5:00 PM  New World Chorus Concert 
Save the Date

Monday, May 20 @ 6:00 PM (Church)
Easter Contemplative Prayer

Wednesday, May 22 @ 5:00 PM (Meeting Room)
  Miles for a Mission Road Race Meeting

Wednesday, May 22 @ 7:00 PM
Interfaith Council Meeting

Monday, May 27
Memorial Day

Monday, May 27 @ 6:00 PM (Church)
Easter Contemplative Prayer

Thursday, May 30 
Edgehill Eucharist

Monday, June 3 @ 6:00 PM (Church)
Easter Contemplative Prayer

Sunday, June 9 @ 8 and 11AM
Feast of Pentecost

Sunday, June 9 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Parish Picnic

Wednesday, June 12 @ 11:00 AM
Eucharist at the Villa

Saturday, June 15
Prison Ministry

Sunday, June 16
Trinity Sunday

Sunday, June 16 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for People and Their Pets

Wednesday, June 19 @ Noon
Stamford Clergy Meeting

Wednesday, June 19 @ 7:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

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

Saturday, October 5 TBD (Church)
Milestones Fundraiser