Celebrate St Francis!
Blessing of The Animals
This Saturday October 7, 4:30pm,
St Francis Garden
Please bring your beloved companions safely caged or on leashes for safety!
This Sunday—October 8
St Francis Day After 10am
Celebrate our patronal festival next Sunday with delicious Italian pizza, and spumoni ice cream. Also—balloon lady Annie Banannie from TheSooziShow.com, will be here—
plus some surprises!
Welcome Conversation
Sunday, October 15
After Both Services 9:15am, 11:30am
If you have recently started coming to St. Francis (or are even just considering the possibility), please come by for this informal conversation over coffee, so we can answer any questions you have about St. Francis, and also share with you ways to feel more connected to what God is doing in and through this community. Please contact Rev. Peter+ if you are considering attending.
Also Next Sunday - October 15
Soap Sale in Aid of Cancer Support Community,
Redondo Beach
The St. Francis Outreach Scholarship Fund (SFOSF) will have a Soap Sale on Sunday, October 15. Our proceeds will benefit SFOSF and the Cancer Support Community of Redondo Beach.
Last year, we were able to make donation of $200 to the Cancer Support Community, which, as an example, would pay for 8 individual therapy sessions at the center.
Your Holy Hoedown Flyer!
Click the link to download your flyer - give out or email copies to friends, family and neighbours - or give to local businesses!
It's going to be a stomping good time!
Saturday October 21, 3:30 - 7:30pm
Hurricane And Disaster Relief
As we all know, recent hurricanes have caused catastrophic damage, in both mainland US, the US territory of Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean. Please donate now and help Episcopal Relief & Development to provide temporary housing, food, and urgently needed supplies to all these areas. http://www.episcopalrelief.org/
An Easy Way You Can Help The Homeless
Many people find churches to be a sanctuary; a safe place where they might find some much needed help.
In June, John Henebry and I attended the First Annual Summit on Homelessness for LA County and we have attended follow up meetings which are giving some much needed organization to this very large problem. Not surprisingly, churches are very often the entry point for persons seeking help with their state of homelessness. Churches such as St. Francis need to be prepared to meet their immediate needs with both tangible items for daily care and specific information on transportation, housing, and organizations, like Harbor Interfaith Services, who can continue to assist them. We are working on our plan to meet these needs and you can help.
Here's how: Sue Ferme has assembled immediate care kits for persons coming to St. Francis for help. Thank you Sue! We ask that you take home a few sealable bags, fill them up with the suggested items, and return them. These can be picked up and returned to the parish office. If needed, people will also will be given a backpack for carrying those items.
WE can make a a real and positive impact in such a small way.
THANK YOU! Hank Gatlin
Look Ahead!
Holy Hoedown!!
Saturday, October 21!! 3:30-7:30pm
Be in at the start of this lively event new this year!
So many ways to take part ahead of time.
Live country music band - "Big City"!! Stetsons, cowboy/cowgirl boots, food, fun, silent auction, Western Photos printed on the spot, line dancing, western merchandise, Artwork by Paula+ (and maybe Peter+ too....), vendors, and of course, and most importantly, Really Great Fellowship!! Be a part of the fellowship right now - let us know how You Want To Help!!! 
  •  Vendors - Do you know anyone who would want to sell at the fair? $75/table.
  •  Food: Chuck Wagon: ribs, pulled pork, barbecue chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, apple cider, wine, beer or anything else you would like to prepare or donate or give money!!
  •  Pumpkin Patch: Help with stocking the pumpkin patch, selling, and decorating them for and with kids.
  •  Home-baked Goodies: donations such as cakes, candy, jams, pies, etc.
  •  Decorations, set up and cleanup.
  •  Western Merchandise: particularly for Kids!
  •  Silent Auction: Please donate items such as Gift Baskets, Sports tickets, Autumn décor, nice gift items, etc.
  •  Manage Finances: card readers, raffle tickets, ticket sellers, etc.
  •  Donate hay!!
 Contacts - Hank Gatlin, Darryl TillmanTina van der Velden:    
Military Outreach - Donate and Pack!
Collections begin Sunday, October 22 - Sunday, November 12
Military Outreach Packing – Sunday, November 12, 2017
You are cordially invited to pack boxes at St. Francis Episcopal Church on Sunday, November 12, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. A light pizza lunch will be provided. Please call Susie Zimmerman at 310-316-5941 with any questions or to let us know you will be coming so we have plenty of boxes and pizza on hand.

Thank you for praying for our troops 'til they come back home!
We will not forget them while they are deployed, working hard to keep us safe.
Ten Thousand Villages
Sunday October 29 After Both Services
Ten Thousand Villages—the non-profit, volunteer store in Redondo Beach, will visit St. Francis's Church after the eight and ten o’clock services. Store volunteers will provide us a presentation about fair trade accompanied by a sale of fair trade goods.
The presentation will provide information about what is fair trade and how the local Ten Thousand Villages store offers the neighborhood an opportunity to provide fair wages to artisans in over 30 developing countries. The presentation will include videos of artisans creating hand crafted items made without slave or child labor. It will also include stories of artisans and how their lives are changed by fair trade.
Before and after the presentation, there will be an opportunity to browse a collection of fair trade goods for sale. Christmas items along with jewelry and accessories, coffee, chocolate, home décor, and other lovely gifts. Cash, credit cards and checks will be accepted.
Choral Evensong Service - Saturday
October 28, 4:00pm
A traditional service of evening prayer with special choral music including music by Johann Sebastian Bach, William Byrd and Giovanni Pergolesi.
No Admission Charge—a Free-will Offering will be received. Light refreshments on the patio following the service.
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