This Sunday May 5 - Be Prepared...
Disaster Preparedness Workshop, Board Room, after each service.
As well as prayers, and action, we are committed to having our parish family prepared in the event of an emergency. Please attend this workshop to review Basic Life Support, use of our AEDs, take a short tour of other emergency equipment available on campus, and review the Run, Hide, Fight Criteria in the event of an active shooter event. If you would like to help please contact Sue Ferme or Diane Diekman.We look forward to seeing you at one of the workshops and will be available to answer any of your questions.
Also This Sunday
Antique show planning meeting. Library —11:30 a.m.
Antique Show Pickle-Making
Tuesday, May 7, noon—4:30 p.m.
No experience needed just a couple of hours. Help make pickles for the Antiques Show harvest cupboard. Morning shift covered. Need help around noon or 1pm. Call Gloria 310-375-8916. 
Dryer Needed for St. Luke's Shower Program
The Shower Program needs an additional dryer to keep up with the laundry on Saturdays. Does anyone know of a used dryer in good shape that could be donated to the church? If so, please contact Gail Mutke. Thank you.
Other News, and Coming Up!
Mothers Day!
May 12, Sticky Buns After Both Services
Celebrate and honor all the women in our lives – mothers, daughters, grandmothers, sisters, and all the women who’ve made a difference to you!
Fellowship and fun after both worship services with the famous sticky buns hand-made by our men's group – the Friars.
Also May 12—Undie Sunday
Bring Undie Donations To Church
We work regularly to support St Luke's Breakfast Program for the Homeless in Long Beach. They always need donations of underwear (the most requested, but least often donated items for homeless shelters). Please bring what you can to church this Sunday, and our volunteers will take them to St Luke's the fol-lowing Saturday. Mens' and womens' underwear in larger sizes preferred. Thank you!
“To Be One...” A United Musical Offering
By The Choirs Of St. Francis, And St. Peter’s By The Sea Presbyterian Church
St Peter’s – Concert, Sunday, May 12, 3:30 p.m.
St Francis - Evensong, Sunday, May 19, 4:00 p.m.
Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein, with additional works by: Stopford, Rutter, Courtney, Hagenberg, & Forrest. To understand the sentiment of this modern-classic work by Bernstein, consider this contemporary take on just a few verses from the Psalms:
“Why are the nations in an uproar?...”, Psalm 2; “See how good it is when we all live together in harmony as one...”, Psalm 133
Dr. Mark S. Bennett, conductor; Dr. Jeannie Cobb, conductor; Dr. Hyunju Hwang, organ
St Luke’s Breakfast And Shower Ministry
Saturday, May 18, 7:30 to approx 9:30 a.m.
The St. Luke's Breakfast and Shower Ministry always loves new volunteers. This activity is appropriate for families with children of middle-school age or older. St. Luke's is located at 525 East. 7th Street, Long Beach. Email Gayle Taylor with questions.
Welcome conversation!
Sunday May 19, 9:15-9:30 am, Rev. Paula's Office; 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Board Room
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.
Prayer Bead Workshop - Sunday, May 19th 11:30am
Theologian Karl Barth wrote, "If we do not pray, we fail to realize that we are in the presence of God."
One of the ways in which we may encounter the Holy is through praying with prayer beads. Following our Lenten Session on Praying with Prayer Beads, many expressed an interest in making them. And so, you're invited to attend the Prayer Bead Workshop -- a time when we will gather in fellowship, make prayer beads together, and practice using them. RSVP to attend and to get a materials list by clicking here:  PRAYER BEAD RSVP.  If you have any questions, or would prefer to receive materials information via email, contact Rev. Laurel.
Ongoing Spiritual Groups
Meditation Group - Thursday Mornings, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Nason Prayer Chapel. No charge.
Yoga - Monday & Wednesday mornings 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Free-will offering. Contact Jill Fenske for more info, or to be added to her email contact list.
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