Tomorrow - Friday March 2 - Come to Designs for Dining, and Support Students in Attending College!
March 2, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Refreshments and light lunch included in the ticket price.
Tablescapes, speakers, boutiques, silent auction.
Featured Speakers
  • Tim Street-Porter, Architecture and Design Photographer
  • Chef Robert Bell of Chez Melange
  • Lynn Chichi of Chichi’s Table Talk
Book Signings - Tim Street-Porter, " Palm Springs: A Modernist Paradise" and Annie Kelly, " Casa Mexico: At Home in Merida and the Yucatan", photographed by Tim Street-Porter.

Volunteers and Parking—Important Note
Thanks to all who have graciously volunteered to work at the event. If possible, please do not park in the church parking area during your shift, to save spots for our guests. There is plenty of parking, with no time restrictions, just north of our upper parking lot off of Paseo de la Playa. Of course you may need to park while dropping off items, but after that it would be much appreciated if you would move your car. Thank you for your consideration in this area.
Our Students!
We are happy to announce that one of our students graduated from UCLA last year with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and another graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Genetics and Genomics! Since starting the SFOSF we have mentored and financially helped six individuals reach their dream of a Bachelor’s degree. Currently, we are coaching and providing financial support for two senior level students, three junior level students and two additional students currently enrolled in California colleges.  
Richard Tucker
And enjoy this letter of thanks from the Counselor at Narbonne High, thanking us on behalf of her students:
I had the privilege of having breakfast with Jenny Gomez last weekend and she informed me that she is graduating in May. I have also spent some time with Richard (photo right) lately when he visited from New York and he also mentioned how fortunate he was to have met you and it was because of him that I have been able to send a few wonderful children your way. I wanted to personally thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping my kids. Because that's what they are to me, my extended children.  
Edna K. Martinez, MSW PPSC
Pupil Services & Attendance Counselor, Narbonne High School
Sunday March 4 - Second in our Series of Anglican & Episcopal Spiritual Writers - George Orwell.
Adult Formation Series Led by our Lay Leaders,
You may or may not know that there are many well-known writers in history who were devoted Anglicans and Episcopalians. Come and out more about their lives, their writings, and their faith journeys. We hope you will be inspired by their lives and inspired to read their works.
This Sunday - March 4 - George Orwell (Gayle Taylor)
Orwell was an atheist who identified himself with the  humanist  outlook on life. Despite this, and despite his criticisms of both religious doctrine and of religious organizations, he nevertheless regularly participated in the social and civic life of the church, including by attending  Church of England  Holy Communion.
March 11  - Dorothy Sayers (Peter Marshall)
Lenten Suppers Continue next Wednesday - What’s in Your Spiritual Toolbox? Simple tools to help you better connect to God and to your life.
Wednesdays—March 7, 14 & 21.
Supper starts 6pm, program 7pm, finish 8pm.
$7.50 ($20 per family), with salad or other vegetarian option.
What is God building in you, and through you? Do you have the right tools handy? Come hear Holly Henebry and Paula+, present tools for grace—meditation, prayer, fasting and study —and come add to your personal spiritual toolbox (or come and collect one if you missed the first meeting - free for everyone who attends!).
Rev. Paula -  on the Dawn Unity Interfaith Panel This Tuesday!
Responsibilities of a Religious Leader
This Tuesday, March 6, Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latterday Saints, 5845 Crestridge RPV
Today’s clergy must provide moral leadership against daily examples of inappropriate behavior from politicians and other public figures. They have to respond to congregants who feel helpless as they watch yet another mass murder take place, plus single interest activists whose entire efforts are devoted to their one cause. Panelists: Rabbi Charles Briskin, Temple Beth El; Rev. Jon Gathje, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church; President Mike Gazdik of our host congregation; and Rev. Paula Vukmanic, St. Francis Episcopal Church. Free, 90 minute program. For info—(310) 833-7008.
Baptism at the Great Vigil of Easter
The next special opportunity for the Sacrament of Baptism is the night of The Great Vigil,  7:30pm , in our chapel,  March 31 .  Please inquire of Paula+ or Peter+ if you or a family member would like Holy Baptism, the full initiation into Christ’s Body the Church, by water and the Holy Spirit, welcomed into our parish family of God!
Your March Bellringer is Here!

  • Message from Paula+
  • Details of Lent and Holy Week
  • Designs for Dining and Antique Show news
  • Outreach updates - and more...
Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Sacramental Rite of Reconciliation is available this Lent by appointment with Paula+ or Peter+. It is about letting a heavy burden off your soul. Check out pp. 447 onward in  The Book of Common Prayer .
The labyrinth is temporarily unavailable, but will be back for your use in contemplation from next Monday - March 5.
Coming Up!
Karl Jenkins' Stabat Mater
St Francis Choir and Orchestra Present 
Stabat Mater”  By Karl Jenkins, Sun, March 25, 4:00pm
Written by contemporary Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, the beautiful and dramatic  Stabat Mater brings us to the foot of the cross to stand with Mary, mother of Jesus. Jenkins uses the traditional 500-year-old text of the Stabat Mater (in Latin) along with other texts in English, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. Texts on a screen above the choir, plus artwork, will bring the words to life. Presented as part of our Holy Week journey because it so vividly brings into focus the sacrifice of Jesus, and the adoration of all who love him. There is no admission fee. A free-will offering will be received to offset the cost of this program.
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