St. Francis Weekly     
August 18 - August 25, 2019
We are gearing up for the Sep. 22, Miles for a Mission Road Race.  Here are the current stats on our progress.  
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Quote of the Week. . .

Food for Thought. . .
Another wonderful vestry reflection during our pre-meeting Compline service.  Thank you, Steve Rose. . .

From Wikipedia: Ubuntu (Zulu pronunciation is a Bantu term meaning "humanity". It is often translated as "I am because we are," or "humanity towards others", but is often used in a more philosophical sense to mean "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity''.[3] In Southern Africa, it has come to be used as a term for a kind of humanist philosophy, ethic, or ideology, also known as Ubuntuism propagated in the Africanisation (transition to majority rule) process of these countries during the 1980s and 1990s. Since the transition to democracy in South Africa with the Nelson Mandela presidency in 1994, the term has become more widely known outside of Southern Africa, notably popularised to English-language readers through the ubuntu theology of Desmond Tutu.[4] Tutu was the chairman of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), and many have argued that ubuntu was a formative influence on the TRC.

Tonight I want to talk about the South African word Ubuntu.
I first came across this word on the Calm app while doing one of my daily meditations.  To read more, click here. . .
Link of the Week. . .
A great shot of Cerro Catedral in Argentina from my brother on summer skiing trip. . .
For Further Reflection. . .

As it is Hispanic Heritage Month from August 15 - September 15, the following piece is extremely helpful in placing history in proper perspective. . .

Weekly Schedule

Saturday, August 17
5:00 PM       St. Francis Saturday Night Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday, August 18  Pentecost 10C
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

4:00 PM          Service for People and Their Pets (Church)

This Week at a Glance

Monday (19)
5:30 PM  Milestones Fundraising Committee Meeting (Margery Irish's Home)

Wednesday (21)
Noon Clergy Meeting
3:30 PM  Emergency Food and Shelter Program Meeting

Saturday (24)
5:00 PM    St. Francis Saturday Night  Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday (25)  Pentecost 11C
8:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Church)
Save the Date

Tuesday, September 10 @ 5:30 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

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

Saturday, September 14 @ 9:30 AM (Church)
Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, September 14 @ 10:30 AM 
Brandon Ashcraft's Ordination to the Priesthood

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

Sunday, September 15 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Music Committee Meeting

Sunday, September 15 @ Noon (Rectory)
Choir Picnic

Sunday, September 15 @ 2:00 PM (Long Ridge Cemetery)
Long Ridge Cemetery Memorial Service

Sunday, September 15 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

Wednesday, September 18 @ 7:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Thursday, September 19 @ 2:00 PM (Edgehill Retirement Comm.)
Bible Study at Edgehill

Saturday, September 21 @ 9:00 AM (Meeting Room)
Altar Guild Breakfast

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

Thursday, September 26 @ 2:00 PM (Edgehill Retirement Comm.)
Bible Study at Edgehill 

Thursday, October 3 @ 2:00 PM (Edgehill Retirement Comm.)
Bible Study at Edgehill 

Saturday, October 5 @ 5:30 PM (Church)
Milestones Fundraiser

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

Tuesday, October 8 @ 5:30 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Thursday, October 10 @ 2:00 PM (Edgehill Retirement Comm.)
Bible Study at Edgehill 

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