St. Francis Weekly                          
April 9 - April 16, 2017
Quote of the Week. . .
Food for Thought. . .

I was gassed once.  It occurred during training maneuvers in my first (and only) year at West Point.  To underscore the importance of a gas mask, we were marched through a CS gas tent.  The gas was a mild agent (using that term with no small sense of irony), yet the impression was lasting. Try as you might to hold your breath, the cadets overseeing the exercise would force you to take a breath.  Then it was all over.  Throat burned.  Eyes were on fire.  Saliva and mucous began to flow excessively from nose and mouth.  Exiting the tent, those gassed looked like human albatrosses, flailing their arms to get fresh oxygen into their lungs, saliva and mucous streaming from their faces.   To read more, click here. . .

    Link of the Week

A timely speech from the halls of history by John F. Kennedy on citizenship and education . . .
For Further Reflection. . .

This will get you to think about 
the Palms on Palm Sunday!

Weekly Schedule

Saturday, April 8
9:00 AM     Prison Ministry
9:30 AM     Landscaping Morning (Church)
10:00 AM   Music Committee (Church)
5:00 PM      St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Church)

Sunday, April 9--Palm/Passion Sunday
8:00 AM       Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher:  Edrice Viechweg
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
                      Deacon:  Edrice Viechweg
Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich

10:00 AM    Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                      Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                      Preacher: Edrice Viechweg
                      Vicar:  Debra Slade
                      Deacon:  Edrice Viechweg
                      Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich

11:15 AM      Re-arranging the sanctuary for Easter (Church)

11:15 AM    Book Club:   The Intimate Merton
Exploring Solitude and Freedom 
                                         (pp. 269 - 312)

This Week at a Glance

Monday (10)
Clergy Day Off
6:30 PM Prayer Shawl Ministry (Margery Irish's Home)

Tuesday (11)
9:00 AM Renewal of Vows with the Episcopal Church in CT

Wednesday (12)
7:00 PM  Labyrinth Guided Meditation (Church)

Thursday (13)
Noon  Interfaith Council Event at UConn
4:30 PM Building One Community Governance Committee
7:00 PM  Maundy Thursday Service (Historical Church)

Friday (14)
7:00 PM  Good Friday Service (Historic Church)

Saturday (15)
10:00 AM  Easter Egg Event (Church)
8:00 PM  Easter Vigil (Church)

 Sunday (16)  Feast of the Resurrection--Easter Sunday!
7:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
8:00 AM   Easter Breakfast Reception (Meeting Room)
9:00 AM  Festive Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                      11:00 AM  Festive Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
                      4:00 PM    Service for Pets and Their People (Church)
Save the Date

Wednesday, April 19 @ 7:30 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Sunday, April 23 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Reception for Edrice Viechweg

Sunday, April 30 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Cross and Crescent Discussion with the Am. Institute for Islamic & Arabic Studies

Sunday, May 7 @4:00 PM (Church)
Sounds Good Concert:  Broadway Revisited

May 9 - 16 
Pastor Mark at CREDO Conference

Friday, May 19 @ 7:00 PM (Church)
Midnight Run

Sunday, May 21 @ 8AM & 10AM
Load a Truck Sunday

June 3 @ 9:00 AM
Prison Ministry

June 4 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Parish Picnic