Support Our Seminarians Through the Bishop's Guild
Bishop's Tea here at St Francis - this Saturday, October 13, 3 – 5 p.m.
It is through prayers and gifts that we support our seminarians today, and provide for the church’s priests and bishops of tomorrow. Some of the seminarians are married, with families, and some are older and have left business positions. Some are young people without sufficient means to complete their studies. Traditionally, the annual Tea and Garden Party is the major fundraising event of the year. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the Seminarians as guests of the Bishop’s Guild.St. Francis Episcopal Church Women (ECW) is pleased to host the event this year in partnership with the diocesan ECW Board.
Cost for the Tea is $25 per person paid before October 8, $30 at the door.
Gathering the Music and Story of Our Hearts
Saturday October 13, 2018 6:30 p.m.
St. John's Cathedral
The Gathering, a Diocesan ministry to Asian Americans, will host an evening of music performance. This fundraising event will feature our very own organist, Hyunju Hwang, and two other Asian musicians who are active in our Diocese. Come hear the musicians perform amazing music as well as speak about the role of music in their spirituality and identity. Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door. For more information, please contact Rev. Peter or click here...
Bishop Michael Curry on the "Way of Love"
This Sunday October 14, 2018 after both services, Board Room
At the General Convention this past July, our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry spoke eloquently on the "Way of Love" as our call as Christians and followers of Jesus. We will be showing the video of his sermon and engaging each other in how we might grow together in this Way of Love.
Other News, and Coming Up!
All Saints—Honor Your Loved Ones
All Saints Day—Sunday, November 4.
Please send names by 3pm Tuesday October 30.
Please send names of your loved ones who have died in
the last 12 months to Paula+ so they can be included in
both services.
Habitat For Humanity
Saturday, November 10, 8:00 to 3:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch provided. 15 volunteers needed, plus donations for donor brick wall
Once again, God’s people are in need of a good carpenter. St. Francis is very excited to be joining together again with Habitat For Humanity to help build a home for a family in need. Please come be a part of this wonderful event or make a donation to support our Build Day. No construction experience is necessary. The only requirement is a desire to help make a difference in the lives of others.
To fund our Build Day, the St. Francis community is pledging $2,500 to Habitat For Humanity. Please consider making a donation to this very worthy cause. To help fund raise, the St. Francis community will present the family that will live in the house with an artistic "brick wall". Each brick in this wall will contain the name of a St. Francis donor. Br icks can be purchased for $50. Checks should be made payable to “St. Francis Church” with Habitat for Humanity in the memo section. Please contact Mike Spalding to sign up, or with any questions at (310) 897-3097.
Military Outreach Packing
Sunday, November 11, at 11:30 a.m., Parish Hall. Snacks and water will be served.
St Francis helps to support the Military and their families with care packages, and prayer. Many of those who serve never receive packages from home, so these are truly special for them. Please look out in church for the list of items to donate. And thank you! Questions? Contact Susie Zimmerman.
Sages on the Go
On Thursday, October 18, at 10:30 a.m. our Sages (Senior Adult Group of Episcopalians) will receive a docent led private tour of the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum, a Registered National and California Historic Landmark. This promises to be a great tour as we learn about early California history as it relates to the Dominguez family, their homestead adobe, and the Rancho San Pedro, the first Spanish land grant in California. We will meet at 10:15in the parking lot at the museum: 18127 S. Alameda Street, Rancho Dominguez, CA. Carpools encouraged. The tour should conclude by 11:30 a.m., and we will follow with a group picnic on the grounds. Lunch will be provided! Sign up in the church office or rsvp to Hank.
Art and Wine is Back This Year!
Fun, Fellowship, & Excitement.
Saturday, October 20, 6-9 p.m.
Tickets are $40 pre-sale. $50 at the door.
Once again, St. Francis Episcopal Church is proud to bring you the Art and Wine Event!
Church family artists are: 
Paula+, Peter+, Julia Ward, Jane Sharp, Haruko Aki, art jewelry by Tina Van der Velden, and returning artist Nancy Backes.
There will be food stations, new and past wineries to enjoy, craft breweries, Molly Miller Jazz Band, art to purchase from our own church family, a wine grab, and of course a silent auction. We really hope that you can attend. Please consider buying a ticket for you and a friend. Any help and donations are welcome. We can always use wine for our wine grab and any silent auction items you would like to donate such as trips, tickets, restaurant gift cards, etc.
You are what will make this event a success to benefit St. Francis! Please feel free to contact the church office or Jennifer and Alex Sams, (310) 375-2962.
Breast Cancer Awareness Soap Sale
Sunday, October 21 after both services
St. Francis Outreach Scholarship Fund will have the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Soap Sale on October 21 after both services.
This year's sale is dedicated to all breast cancer survivors, as well as those who lost their lives to breast cancer in the past year, especially Michelle Zwirn, who lost her battle with breast cancer at age 27.
A portion of the sale proceeds will be donated to the Cancer Support Community (CSC) of Redondo Beach whose facility has therapy sessions for women, newly diagnosed, who are under age 40. All services at CSC are free. Also -
Designs For Dining Kickoff
Wednesday, October 24 in the boardroom at 10:00 a.m.
Please come and see how you might be involved in the annual fundraiser for the St. Francis Outreach Scholarship Fund (SFOSF).
A-men’s Corner “Continues Down the Road”
Wednesday, October 24th, from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
After a fun summer of three monthly conversations with the men of our parish, there was strong support for continuing these valuable informal discussions. Come join Peter+ and Canon Hank and connect with other men at St. Francis over a meal or cup of coffee. Let us know if you can join us – or just stop by!
Ongoing Spiritual Groups
Meditation Group - Thursday Mornings, 9-10:00 a.m. Nason Chapel, main church. No charge.
Yoga - Monday mornings 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday mornings 8:45 a.m. Free-will offering.
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