St. Francis Weekly                      
July 14 - July 21, 2019
Quote of the Week. . .

The following is an excellent statement by the Episcopal Bishops in Texas.  So necessary at this time.   Bishops of Texas speak out against what is happening at our southern border



Food for Thought. . . 

Many thanks to Betsy Adams for passing this along.  

Happy Belated 
91st Birthday, 
Alice Smith!

I'm traveling in France and Belgium, so my thoughts this week are a bit spare.  However, allow me a few points of view:
Link of the Week. . .

This was captured while at Omaha Beach in Normandy.  A yellow lab was determined to retrieve one of the buoys.  His owner was calling for him to come in the whole time.  Dogged is the word. . .

Dog and Buoy at Omaha Beach
Dog and Buoy at Omaha Beach
For Further Reflection. . .
David Brooks's recent TED Talk on "The Lies Our Culture Tells Us About What Matters--and a Better Way to Live."  Money quote:  You can be broken, or you can be broken open.

The lies our culture tells us about what matters --- and a better way to live | David Brooks
The lies our culture tells us about what matters --- and a better way to live | David Brooks
                   
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, July 13   
9:00 AM   Landscaping Morning (Church)
5:00 PM       St. Francis Saturday Night Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday, July 14  Pentecost 5C
8:00 AM       Worship with  Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher: Debra Slade

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

This Week at a Glance

Pastor Mark away on vacation from July 14 - July 20.  In an emergency, please contact The Rev. Debra Slade (203-512-0215) or the The Rev. Duane Pederson (203-308-6404)

Tuesday (16)
5:30 PM Satya Sai Baba community using the Church
6:00 PM Stamford State Delegation Town Hall Meeting 
(Unitarian Universalist Church)

Saturday (20)
5:00 PM    St. Francis Saturday Night  Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday (21)  Pentecost 5C
8:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Church)
4:00 PM  Service for Pets and their People (Church)
Save the Date

Saturday, August 10 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscaping Morning

Sunday, August 11 @ 4:00 PM (Latham Park)
Working Beyond the Walls Episcopal Churches Rally for 
Back to School Supplies and School Safety

Wednesday, August 14 @ 7:00 PM (Church)
Vestry Meeting

Sunday, August 18 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for Pets and Their People

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

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

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

Saturday, October 5 TBD (Church)
Milestones Fundraiser

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

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

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