Thank you!
Thanks to everyone who so generously filled eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt! As usual it was a fabulous egg hunt for our children! Suzanne Gatlin.
Volunteer At Harbor Interfaith Food Pantry
Next Thursday, May 2, 1:30 p.m.
Join St. Francis volunteers in the food pantry at Harbor Interfaith, in San Pedro every 1st Thursday. Help bag and stock groceries for the working poor and homeless which Harbor Interfaith helps to help themselves. If interested, please contact Hank and/or sign up in the church office.
Harbor Interfaith is also in need of toiletries to hand out to their clients, especially toothpaste/brushes, shampoo, conditioner, bath soap/gel, deodorant, and razors & shaving cream. Please place items in the Harbor Interfaith baskets in the narthex & church office. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Paula+ on Vacation
Monday April 22—Tuesday April 30
Paula+ is on vacation this week. For pastoral emergencies, please contact Peter+ on his cell #626-375 5483.
Children's Choir
Is this the season to begin a children's choir at St Francis? Some families have asked that very question. In order to have a choir we need at least 10 young singers who can commit to the time. Do you know any children who would like to be part of this adventure? Please let Jeannie Cobb know. The choir would begin in September, and would rehearse either on Thursday afternoons or on Sundays after church. Join the conversation! Jeannie.
Other News, and Coming Up!
Releasing Anxiety: Three Steps to a Calm, Focused and Vital Life
Free Day-Long Event, Saturday, April 27, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Do you want a life where you can worry less and enjoy your life more, be more productive, improve your health, focus more clearly, and have richer, more rewarding relationships? Learn how to experience a life with less anxious thoughts and feelings. Are you are tired of how anxiety has limited you? Come and learn concrete, scientifically proven strategies to have a life you love.
This is a highly practical and interactive experience and you will come away with tools you can use immediately in your life.
Due to the nature of the event spots are limited.RSVP: Alison Houghton | 310-218-8431 
Find Out What to Do in a Disaster
Disaster Preparedness Workshop, Sunday May 5th, Board Room, after each service.
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.
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
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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