Start Your Thanksgiving Day with a Joyful Service!
Thursday, November 28, 10:00 a.m.
Join us for a simple Holy Communion service on this special day.
Get Excited! This Sunday is the Beginning of Advent! Wreath-Making, Devotionals & Friars Advent Breakfast
Sunday, December 1
Celebrate the start of Advent with festivities as we meet in the Parish Hall to make wreaths, plus crafts for kids. We will be selling Advent wreath rings and candles that day - $10 per set. Or bring your own ring to wrap with greenery (supplied). Also stop by to pick up an Advent Calendar (for adults and families) as well as Advent Candle Lighting Devotionals (also for adults and families) to use when you light your Advent Candles each Sunday during this season. The devotional contains prayers, readings, and hymn selections for each Sunday and was written by Rev. Jude. Download a copy here. Plus! Don't forget the annual Friars’ Advent Breakfast after both worship services!
Office Closed Thursday and Friday
We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Other News, and Coming Up!
Advent Quiet Day - Waiting With Mary
Wednesday, December 4, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
led by Olufemi Dawn Knight (Femi), who comes to us from Fuller Seminary and is a new member of our parish family. So come to the Quiet Day to engage with scripture about Mary, listen to some music of The Magnificat, and to reflect on what waiting means to us. You can expect some time together and some time alone in silence. Light refreshments will be available, and for those who wish to attend, there is a Eucharist at 12:10 p.m. in the chapel, following the Quiet Day sessions.
Volunteer At Harbor Interfaith
Next Thursday, December 5, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Join St. Francis volunteers working in the food pantry at Harbor Interfaith, in San Pedro every 1st Thursday. Donations also welcome: toiletries, especially toothpaste/brushes, shampoo, conditioner, bath soap/gel, deodorant, and razors & shaving cream. For more info, contact Hank Gatln.
Christmas Caroling Round the Fire!
Sunday, December 8 - 4:30 p.m. 
Caroling, hot chocolate, s’mores, cider, etc. Gather around our fire pit in front of the church for an evening of singing Christmas carols, fun and fellowship! Dress warmly! 
Sages On The Move For Christmas
Come celebrate Christmas with the Sages on Thursday, December 12th. 
We will meet at the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center (5300 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes/Tel: 310-377–4867) for an 11:30 a.m. Docent led tour of their crèche sets from around the world followed by lunch at the retreat center. Every year the tour focuses on some aspect of the Christmas story which gives insight into the narrative. This year the focus will be on Joseph, an often overlooked character. Joseph was the reason the Holy Family was in Bethlehem and, in his role as protector, helped navigate the perilous early years. The reduced cost for the docent tour and lunch will be $10 per person. Please sign up in the church office and contact Hank if you have any questions.
Bring Joy to Harbor Interfaith - Christmas Food and Toy Drive
Click here for full details. All food and toys for Christmas can be dropped off in the office. Thank you all for your generosity and support of this annual holiday collection effort! 
Vestry Nomination Time!
Please pray about nominating yourself or someone else to be on our Vestry, the governing board of our parish.We share in the mission and leadership of our parish through our variety of gifts. Please talk to one of the Vestry members or Paula+ about this rewarding service.
(The Vestry meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and is a 3 year commitment. Election of 4 new Vestry members will take place at our January Annual Meeting.) Gratefully, Paula+
Ongoing Spiritual Groups
Meditation Group - Thursday Mornings, 9:30—10:30 a.m. in the main sanctuary. No charge. Come and sit quietly with God for half an hour—however you choose to do that—followed by half an hour of bite-sized Bible Study and great conversation. All are welcome! No experience necessary! Drop-in when you can!
Yoga - Monday and Wednesday mornings 9-10:30am. All Levels Hatha (open to the public, free will offering). Contact Jill Lynch for more info.
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