Family Dinner & Movie Night!
This Friday - tomorrow September 21 at 5:30 p.m.
Ratatouille, chicken cacciatore & mac and cheese for dinner. We will even have some chefs’ hats to wear during the movie! For this one Please sign up in the church office! Everyone welcome to join in on the fun!!
Sunday School and Youth Groups Registration Forms
Remember to complete a registration form for each student in our Sunday School and Youth programs:
For questions on content, email Suzanne Gatlin or Rev. Laurel .
Please let Susan Marshall know if you have any technical issues with the form.
Paper registration forms are also be available in the office and at Sunday School and Youth meetings.
Youth Groups
Reminder - no meeting this week (Rev. Laurel is leading a retreat out of the country). But don't miss - meet next week for a Sand Castle Building Competition at Rat Beach in Torrance. Our theme is “ The Church of the Future ”. More details to come!
Calling All Singers!
The St Francis choir is beginning to work on music for our next Evensong on October 28. Any singers who would like to join in this special music can join the choir from 7:15-8:00 p.m. on Thursdays beginning this week. Call (310) 375 4617 Ext 228, or email Jeannie Cobb with any questions.
Clergy and Staff Notices
Rev. Laurel is currently leading a pilgrimage in Ireland. She returns October 1.
Rev. Peter will be presenting at an Asian Ministry conference in Hawaii from September 26—through October 1.
Mary Sanchez is on vacation until October 8
Our organist— Hyunju Huang is playing at St. John's Cathedral for the Fundraising Concert of Asian American Episcopal Ministries in the Diocese of Los Angeles—Saturday, October 13, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Other News, and Coming Up!
Prayer Workshop
Sunday September 30, Board Room after both services
Do you ever wonder why Deacon Celeste stands in the baptistry during the 8:00 a.m. Eucharist? Or what goes on in the Nason Chapel (i.e., the step-up space to the right of the communion rail) during the 10:00 a.m. service)? (Answer:  Intercessory Prayer!). 
Are you curious about prayer? How we pray? Why we do it? What is the goal? If so, then come join Paula+ and Pastoral Care Shepherd, Kristina Pelá, in the Board Room, for a workshop to be held after both services on Sunday, September 30, to learn more about connecting with God in this way.
Habitat For Humanity
Saturday, November 10, 8:00 to 3:30 p.m.
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.
The house we will be helping to build will be in Los Angeles. We need 15 volunteers from St. Francis for this day. You will be fed, not just spiritually, but physically. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
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.
Support Our Seminarians Through the Bishop's Guild
Bishop's Tea here at St Francis 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.
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!
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.
Meditation Group Thursday Mornings
Continues - Every Thursday morning 9-10:00 a.m.
Our seminarian, Jude, will lead a weekly meditation group in the Nason Chapel in the church for any and all who have an interest in prayer, and the time, on Thursday mornings! The morning will begin with prayer and a reading, followed by a time for meditation, and will conclude with a brief scripture passage reflection. No experience necessary and all are welcome!
Contact : Jude Lyons.
St Francis Outreach Scholarship Fund
Time to sign up, or re-register, for Ralphs community rewards program. The fund receives $1000 yearly from parishioners who sign up their Ralphs card. If you haven't yet done so, please consider it. There's no cost to you!!!
I f you were registered last year (Sep 1st 2017—through Aug 31 2018) you are automatically signed up for this new year—Sep 1st 2018 through Aug 31 2019.
If you were signed up prior to Sep 1st 2017, you must re-register—or register if never signed up. From this year, there is no option to register by phone - you must go online.
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