St. Francis Weekly                      
July 8 - July 15, 2018
Quote of the Week. . .

Food for Thought. . .
Comments made at the recent
Families Belong Together Rally in Stamford on June 30. . .

On behalf of the Interfaith Council, the various religious traditions we represent, and our secular brothers and sisters of basic decency and goodness, we abhor the actions of this administration to separate immigrant children from their parents, as well as the lack of a coordinated plan for the speedy and thorough reunion of those separated.  These actions by our government are morally repugnant.  To read more, click here...
Link of the Week. . .
Kind of dry and the author acknowledges that there is much more to do, but the kicker is that we forget how bad the past was.  It gives us renewed appreciation for the times we live in. . .

For Further Reflection. . .  
A very different departure.  While conventions may not be everyone's cup of tea, they are important for the ongoing work of institutions.  The Episcopal Church USA is holding its General Convention in Austin Texas.  The following links will direct you to the work that they are about over the next week.

Weekly Schedule

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

Sunday, July 8  Pentecost 7B
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

This Week at a Glance

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

Thursday (12)
10:00 AM  Clergy Meeting 
4:00 PM  Miles for a Mission Road Race Meeting with Americares

Sunday (15)  Pentecost 8B
8:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Church)
11:15 AM  Marketing Committee Meeting (Church)
4:00 PM  Service for Pets and Their People (Church)
Save the Date

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

Thursday, July 26 @ 7:00 PM 
Interfaith Council 

Friday, July 27 @ 5:00 PM (Church)
Sathya Sai Baba Group using the Church

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

Saturday, August 18 (Church)
Karen Pacent led Retreat

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

Friday, August 24 - Sunday, August 26
Camping Retreat with Union Baptist Church

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