Celebrate St Francis!
Sat, October 5 – Blessing of The Animals, 5:00 p.m.
Our annual Blessing of Pets, along with all of God's creation! Please bring dogs on leashes and cats and lizards in crates. If it is easier, simply bring a photo of your pet to be blessed.
Sunday, October 6 - Our Patron Saint’s Day!
We shall pray in thanksgiving for being the parish of St Francis. Afterwards special food celebrations after both services. In honor of St Francis’s love of animals, we invite you to bring in clean and gently used pet items for us to donate to rescue shelters. Click here for a list of items for donation...
Bible Study For Today
Begins Tuesday, October 8, 6:30 p.m. tacos; 7:00-8:30 p.m. — Board Room
Join me, Rev. Jude, for a once-a- month encounter with the Bible. We’ll study it. We’ll ask hard questions. And we’ll explore how it is a living document for us today.
  • Who wrote what for whom, when and where?
  • What does it mean? 
  • Why does it matter?
Since Tuesdays are Taco Tuesdays, and since Bible Study requires nourishment, Tacos will accompany our Bible Study! Come Tuesday Oct. 8th!!!!!! Bring your NRSV Bible if you have one.
Class Led by Paula—October 13
Meeting The Episcopal Church Again For The First Time: A Big Tent In A Changing World.
Led by Paula+ after both services, October 13.
Sign up Now! Live Well — Do Well — Age Well - it's not too late.
Five sessions remaining - October 10, 17 & November 7, 14, 21; 10:30 a.m. - noon. Free! Healthy snacks will be provided! 
Sponsored by The National Council on Aging.
You and your friends are invited to the Sage’s Speaker Series “ Aging Mastery Program...Navigating Longer Lives.” Central to the Aging Mastery philosophy is the belief that modest lifestyle changes can produce big results, and that people can be empowered to cultivate health and longevity. Participants will set goals for positive actions in many aspects of their lives, such as exercise, nutrition, finances, advance care planning, community engagement, healthy relationships, and sleep. This game-changing program has proven overwhelmingly effective for a wide variety of people - both younger and older.
Please sign up in the church office. Questions? Contact Hank Gatlin.
You can read more about the program here and here.
Military Outreach
Packing Date—Sunday, November 10, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., board room. Pizza, fruit and cookies served. Children welcome !
Collection for care packages for our troops is starting now! Click here for items to donate. Please bring them to church any time between now and the packing date. Thank you for remembering our Troops! Questions? Susie Zimmerman, 310 316 5941
Save the Date - All Saints Evensong Service
Sunday, November 3, 4:00 p.m.
Come let your heart soar with the beautiful liturgy of the Evensong service, and the beautiful music of Morten Lauridsen's Lux aeterna. Our choir will be joined by our super singers and a small instrumental ensemble to play along with our organ (under the operation of our new organist, David Knight). Lux aeterna, written in 1997 on the death of Lauridsen's mother, uses five texts about light to celebrate the love that surrounds us in this life and the next. Invite your friends!
Habitat For Humanity - Donate a Brick!
Saturday, November 2
Once again, God’s people are in need of a good carpenter! St. Francis is very excited to be joining again with Habitat For Humanity to help build a home for a family in need. We already have all the volunteers we can take, but to fund the day, we are pledged to donate $2,500 to Habitat for Humanity. 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 of which will hold the name of a donor. Bricks cost $50 ea. Please make checks payable to “St. Francis Church” with Habitat for Humanity in the memo section. Questions? Email or call Mike Spalding 310-897-3097.
New! Join Children's Choir!
Every Sunday After Church 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Join our newly-forming group. Grab a snack on the patio, and then head to the choir room every Sunday to learn and have fun through singing together.

We plan to sing in worship mostly on the 4th Sunday Children and Family Eucharist, plus special times like Christmas Eve and Easter. All God's children can learn to sing! Please don't assume your child is not gifted in this way. Let them come and see what happens! For more information, text or email Jeannie Cobb— 310 720-5241
Other News, and Coming Up!
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 - Temporarily on hiatus. Contact Jill Lynch for more info.
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