St. Francis Weekly                          
May 28 - June 4, 2017
Quote of the Week. . .

Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
to learn 
anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you.
                                       --David Whyte

Food for Thought. . .

The recent Building One Community Breakfast Benefit held this past Wednesday at the Stamford Marriott was a truly inspiring experience.  The energy in the room with over 450 individuals attending was palpable.  The speeches were deeply moving.  From the testimony of a recent immigrant's determination to succeed and offer a better future for his children, to the Land of Opportunity award recipient--Russian immigrant, Yelena Klompus, who works as the World Languages and Literacy Librarian at the Ferguson--and her recognition of the important collaborations between nonprofits, public/private partnerships, and within institutions that need to take place to offer people opportunities, there was much to be impressed by the work of the young nonprofit Building One Community.  To read more, click here. . .
    Link of the Week
You may have already seen this, but it is worth passing along.  Be positive. . .

For Further Reflection. . .    

A wonderful understanding of the
 world.  From an interview with poet David Whyte on On Being:  The Conversational Nature of Reality

Weekly Schedule

Saturday, May 27--
10:00 AM   Miles for a Mission  Road Race Meeting (Church)
5:00 PM      St. Francis  Saturday Night Service (Church)
Sunday, May 28--Easter 7A
8:00 AM        Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher:  Debra Slade
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich

10:00 AM      Easter Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher: Debra Slade
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
                      Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich
This Week at a Glance

Monday (29)--Memorial Day

Tuesday (30)
Noon   ECCT Clergy Mentor Group 

Thursday (1)
5:00 PM  UConn Stamford Meeting

Friday (2)
5PM   King School Graduation

Saturday (3)
9:00 AM  Prison Ministry
9:00 AM   Landscaping Morning (Church)
5:00 PM  St. Francis  Saturday Night  Service
Please Note that this is the last Saturday Service until September
Sunday (4)  Feast of Pentecost
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
Recognizing Confirmands and Graduates at 10:00 AM Service (Church)
11:00 AM  Parish Picnic (Church)
Save the Date

Wednesday, June 7 @ 6:30 PM (Margery Irish's Home)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Saturday, June 10 @ 10:00 AM (St. Mark's, New Canaan)
Confirmation Service

Wednesday, June 14 @ 2:00 PM (Church)
Building and Grounds Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 14 @ 7:30 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Saturday, June 17 @ 7:30 PM (Union Baptist Church)
Interfaith Iftahr Meal and Program

Tuesday, July 18 @ 7:00 PM (Avon Theater)
Religious Hope and the Movies:  
Tender Mercies with discussion led by Pastor Mark

Wednesday, August 2 @ 7:30 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting