St Teresa's Guild Chinese New Year Event
This Saturday February 2, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Food, wine, Chinese dancers and of course the Chinese white elephant auction. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Kids Under 4 are FREE!
Musical Mosaic Tomorrow - Friday Feb 1
Friday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m. we will host the Musical Mosaic, a fund-raising concert for Mu Phi Epsilon ( a local music fraternity). Funds support music in public schools. Performers will include a 16-member cello ensemble, two sisters that are a flute and harp duo, a brass quintet, an electric violinist, the Peninsula High School Choir, and our own organ played by L J Clark. Tickets available in the office. $25/adults, $10 for Middle School and High School, Elementary children are free.
Announcing our new Senior and Junior Wardens, and Four New Vestry Members
We thank our new Senior and Junior Wardens and four new Vestry for embracing their new roles:
Senior Warden – Tina van der Velden, Junior Warden – Dale Westervelt and new Vestry – Diane Diekman, Mark Frey, Mike Spalding and Dale Westervelt.
Confirmations at St Francis with Bishop Taylor
Sunday March 17 2019
Bishop John H, Taylor will celebrate Eucharist and administer the sacrament of Confirmation here at St Francis. Please contact Paula+ , as soon as possible , to find out much more about Confirmation, both for adults and young people. Please also speak to her if you have been confirmed in the Catholic or Lutheran tradition and would like to be received into the Episcopal Church or would like to renew your baptismal vows .
Designs For Dining Invitation Mailing
Next Wednesday, February 6, 10:00 a.m. Board Room.  
Come join us—helpers are needed to assemble and stamp our beautiful invitations, and many hands make light work. If you would like to send invitations to friends, bring their information and check our mailing list to see if they are already receiving an invitation. If not, you can hand-address and we have plenty of postage stamps. We want to get these in the mail with plenty of notice for our March 1 event - a benefit for the St Francis Scholarship Outreach Fund .
Volunteer At Harbor Interfaith
Next Thursday, February 7, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Join St. Francis volunteers in the food pantry at Harbor Interfaith in San Pedro every 1 st Thursday. Help bag and stock groceries for the working poor and homeless which Harbor Interfaith helps to help themselves. The opportunity to help this impactful organization is a great opportunity and a blessing. If interested, please contact Hank, or sign up in the church office. Thanks and Godspeed!
Harbor Interfaith is also in need of toiletries, especially toothpaste/brushes, shampoo, conditioner, bath soap/gel, deodorant, and razors & shaving cream. Please place items in the baskets in the narthex & church office. Thank you in advance for your generosity. 
Staff Travel
Rev. Peter— will be out between Feb 1—9, and Elaine Mistele from Feb 4-8.
Other News, and Coming Up!
Crafters and Wanna-Be's
Next Saturday, February 9 - 9:00 a.m. - noon
Do you work with yarn, paper, fabric or paint? Do you want to be able to come together with others who do the same or to expand your knowledge?
Join us to meet in the board room and take advantage of the long tables, good lighting and quiet setting. See what projects others have and share yours.
Contact - Anna Eakins (310 297-0701)
Anglican & Episcopal Spiritual Writers
Two Week Adult Formation Series Led by our Lay Leaders, Sundays, February 10 & February 17, Board Room after both services
You may or may not know that there are many well-known writers in history who were devoted Anglicans and Episcopalians. Come and out more about their lives, their writings, and their faith journeys. We hope you will be inspired by their lives and inspired to read their works. Each week's class will be presented by a different leader and will feature a different writer.
February 10 - T.S. Eliot (Tim Coleman)
February 17 - W. H. Auden (Gayle Taylor)
Music At St Francis
Monday, February 18 (President's Day) at 9:00 in the morning. Long Beach Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will make St Francis the first venue for their Organ Festival, which will visit four churches that day. There will be donuts and coffee at 9:00, then our own Hyunju will play from 9:30 until 10:15. We will have a guest organist (Thomas Joyce, from Santa Barbara) . Free, and open to the public. We are happy to be known as a church that supports music!
Designs For Dining Silent Auction
Gourmet gadgets, silver knick-knacks, crystal dishes, gift cards you won’t use? Do you have any of these items, or similar treasures, sitting around your house collecting dust? Well, you can support the St. Francis Outreach Scholarship Fund by donating your items to the upcoming Designs for Dining silent auction! Donations from our parishioners have been some of our most popular auction items bringing in hundreds of dollars for our scholarship recipients! Please email or call Mary Deley - 424-212-9958. Items may be brought to the church office no later than February 22, 2019. Thank you!
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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