St. Francis Weekly                      
July 1 - July 8, 2018
Quote of the Week. . .

Food for Thought. . .

Blessings on you all as you observe the Fourth of July this coming week!

The following is a reflection by homiletics professor, former seminary president, and pastor, David Lose.  He always has helpful insights and a "gospel" orientation.  The reflection is on our text for this Sunday:  the healing of the hemorrhaging woman and Jairus' daughter.  Worth the read.   Read it here. . .
Link of the Week. . .
If you ever liked the Kinks, you may like the latest Ray Davies project:  Americana.  The first clip is the video, and the lyrics are wonderfully rich and evocative, capturing the space and hope that is so much a part of the American psyche.  The second is Davies reflecting on Americana.  Worth it.

For Further Reflection. . .  
For the 4th, a very apt essay. . .
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, June 30
10:00 AM     Rally at the Government Center for Keeping Families Together

Sunday, July 1  Pentecost 6B
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher:  Mark Lingle

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

4:00 PM       Ordination of Shelley Donaldson to ministry at First Presbyterian Church

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday (4)
Happy Independence Day

Saturday (7)
9:00 AM   Landscaping Morning (Church)

Sunday (8)  Pentecost 7B
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
Save the Date

Wednesday, July 11 @ 6:00 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

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

Pastor Mark on Vacation from Monday, July 16 - Tuesday, July 24 

Thursday, July 26 @ 7:00 PM 
Interfaith Council

Sunday, August 5 @ 2:30 PM
Southbury Lutheran Home Eucharist

Saturday, August 11 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscape Morning

Wednesday, August 15 @ 6:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Sunday, August 19 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

Saturday, September 8 @ 5:00 PM (Historic Church)
St. Francis Saturday Night Eucharist Service Returns

Sunday, September 9 @ 8 and 10 AM
Rally Sunday

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

Sunday, September 23 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Miles for a Mission Road Race