This Sunday - 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
A celebration in honor of Absalom Jones (1746 - 1818), first African-American priest in the Episcopal Church, will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, 3 - 5 p.m. at St. Philip's Church, Los Angeles . Bishop Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce, celebrant; The Rev. Ronald Byrd, missioner for Black Ministries on the staff of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, preacher.
Video of MLK service is now online
Video of the LA diocese's Jan. 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, featuring a keynote address by Professor Devon Carbado (pictured) of UCLA School of Law, and music from The Episcopal Chorale. You can access it at here....
Military Outreach - Donations and Box Packing
This Sunday, February 24, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
St Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church, Parish Hall
Please join us. All are welcome. Donations can be brought to the packing. Contact—Susie Zimmerman (310) 316-594.
There is also lists available of what to donate on the brown donation bin in the office and on the welcome table.
Taizé Service of Healing & Wholeness
Tuesday, February 26, 7:00 p.m. Chapel
Join us again for our Taizé service of healing. This Taizé service, filled with music and candlelight, also provides the option for intercessory prayer with a Prayer team leader. We pray that the time will be a healing comfort for whatever you face or hold in your heart.
A Men's Corner: Connecting With Other Men at St. Francis
Wednesday, February 27, 5:00 - 6:30 P.M. at the Corner Bakery, 1868 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach.
Rev. Peter Huang and Canon Hank Gatlin host this monthly fellowship time for men. Come join in each other's spiritual journey over a meal or cup of coffee. Let us know if you can join us—or just stop by! Peter+ , Hank .
Career Transition Workshop
Wednesday, February 27, 7pm-9pm, Board Room
Because we were not able to accommodate all that had registered last month, we are having another workshop available.  Mike Schoettle , professor and executive coach at Loyola Marymount University's Executive MBA program, is offering this free workshop to help parishioners better understand how to consider and navigate through career transitions. His new book,  Finding Fulfilling Work , will be available in February. Whether this is your first workshop or if you've attended the previous workshop, you are welcome to attend! Advance registration is required. Please email  Rev. Peter  to register, or for additional information.
Sages on the Move!
Thursday, Feb 28th at 10:30am
Join our Sages as they return to the Chen Gallery in Torrance, for a docent-led tour and a new art exhibition. We will gather for lunch (pay for your own) across the street. Please sign up in the church office. Limit is 30 people—so sign up now! Walkers, rolators, and wheelchairs are permitted in the gallery, but there is no seating. Contact— Hank Gatlin .
Disaster Preparedness - Please Donate Supplies!
St Francis has updated our plans. We now have an evacuation route and map showing emergency shut-off valves and water reserves on campus. We have also coordinated our plan with Town & Country Preschool. In addition, we have created a cabinet in the board room, and are asking that our parish family help us fill it with the supplies. 
Donating is simple.  Click here to sign up for the item(s) you would like to contribute. Bring your donations to the office or church. Label it c/o Sue Ferme or Jennifer Egan-Spalding . You may also donate money so that we can purchase supplies on your behalf. Thank you!!!
Paula+ Travel
Paula+ will be attending a conference, and will be out of the office from lunchtime next Wednesday February 27, through the remainder of the week.
Other News, and Coming Up!
Designs For Dining Next Friday! Outreach For College Scholarships
Friday, March 1, 10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Thank you to all who have volunteered to help. Don’t remember your time? Call Martha Bragg at (310) 378-5348, or check staffing list in the church office, and kitchen. Name tags for volunteers will be in a box in the office. If you haven't volunteered and would like to help, please call Martha. A note to all volunteers —to keep our parking open for guests, please park on the streets just north of campus— Paseo de la Playa . There are no time restrictions there. If you need to drop something off, please do so and then move your car. Any questions, please call Cheryl Gutierrez (310) 621-3532, or Robin Pano (310 779-0486. $$$ earned at this annual fundraiser have allowed us to help 25 students so far with financial help and mentoring! Thanks to St. Francis for supporting our efforts. Contact: Cheryl Guttierez.
Lent and Easter 2019
Ash Wednesday is March 6.
12:10 p.m. Holy Communion Chapel; 2:00 p.m. 'Ashes to Go' at Malaga Cove Market; 7:00 p.m. Choral Eucharist, Chapel.
Release Anxiety: Four Steps to a Calm, Focused and Vital Life
FREE workshop with light refreshments served.
Tuesday, March 5, 7:00 p.m., Board Room.
Do you want to experience a life with less anxious thoughts and feelings but that feels impossible? Are you tired of how it has limited you? Come and learn concrete scientifically proven strategies to retrain your mind/body to respond differently to anxiety so that you can worry less, increase productivity and be more joyful. Have a life you love.
Seats are limited. RSVP: Alison Houghton 310-218-8431 
Dawn Unity Choir Festival
Here at St Francis, Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30 pm.
The choirs from St Francis, St John Fisher, and Congregation Ner Tamid will combine to present a program of our varied musical traditions. In addition each group will separately share some of its own worship music. The program will end by 9:00 and there will be a cookie reception afterwards in the Parish Hall.
It would be helpful if those who can (know their way around and are ambulatory) park in the farthest spaces of the lower lot in order to allow our guests to utilize the closer parking spots.
Ongoing Spiritual Groups
Meditation Group - Thursday Mornings, 9-10:00 a.m. in the library. 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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