Are Your Whiskers Twitching? St Teresa's Celebrates Chinese New Year of the Rat!
This Saturday, February 1, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Parish Hall
$10.00 Advance Purchase—on sale after worship services. Or $15.00 at the door. Kids Under 4 are FREE! Wine, food and fun $5 raffle and White Elephant Auction! "Rats are clever, quick thinkers; successful, but content with living a quiet and peaceful life."
Annual Meeting Thank You!
A big thank you to everyone who attended, helped with, and brought food for, the annual meeting last Sunday. Such a blessed opportunity to come together and celebrate our community!
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Free Transition Workshop
Next Tuesday, February 4, 7:00 p.m., Led By Mike Schoettle
Those who attend the workshop will share their thoughts and issues with transitions they are making or plan to make. Mike has 40 years of experience with people mostly in career changes and recently in life changes. If you want to attend send him an email. Give him a brief summary of what change you have in mind.
Volunteer at Harbor Interfaith with St. Francis Parishioners
Next Thursday, February 6, and every 1st Thursday of each month, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Join St. Francis volunteers helping bag and stock groceries for the working poor and homeless which Harbor Interfaith helps to help themselves. Contact— Hank and/or sign up in the church office.
Donations also welcome - toiletries (esp. toothpaste/brushes, shampoo, conditioner, bath soap/gel, deodorant, and razors & shaving cream). Food—peanut butter & jelly, and tuna. Please place items in the Harbor Interfaith baskets in the narthex & church office.
Girl Scout Cookies for Military Outreach
Collection Dates - February 2 - 23; Packing Day is Sun, Feb 23, noon to 3:00 p.m. St Lawrence Martyr Parish Hall
It is that time again! As well as Girl Scout cookies, please donate items from this list! Or sponsor a box mailing for $18.00 per box.
Questions? Contact Susie Zimmerman.
Other News, and Coming Up!
Antique Show Planning Meeting
Next Sunday, February 9, 11:30 a.m., Board Room
All welcome!
Bible Study For Today
Next Tuesday, February 11, 6:30 p.m. Tacos; 7:00-8:30 p.m.— Board Room
Join me, Rev. Jude as we move to the New Testament to study the Gospel of Mark. Mark is the shortest of the four gospels and the earliest written, and is surprising in so many ways! Since Tuesdays are Taco Tuesdays, and since Bible Study requires nourishment, Tacos will accompany our Bible Study!
Why Do We Worship The Way We Do?
Sunday, February 16, after both services, led by Jude+
Do you ever wonder why some cross themselves, or kneel, or sit or stand during worship? Do you ever wonder why the service is organized the way it is or why certain people say certain things? Do you wonder what happened to using the prayer book and the hymnal? Or, more importantly, are you curious about how the theology of worship has shifted over the last 30 years? Come along to Jude+'s meetings to find out!
Scholarship Outreach - Designs for Dining
Friday, March 6, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Our Designs for Dining invitations are available for you to pick up at church after services, or in the church office. We don't mail invitations to the parishioners in order to save postage. If you can't make it to church and need one mailed to you, call the church office and we mail one to you. Also, think of friends and neighbors that you might want to give an invitation to - the committee is planning a very fun day, with speakers, boutiques, silent auction (including a 6 days, 6 night photo safari to South Africa - with 2 game drives a day included). Delicious food is included thoughout the day, including a light lunch, all as part of the ticket price, $45 in advance and $50 at the door.
Meet Judge Elizabeth Allen White!
Thursday, Feb 20th at 11:30 a.m., Parish Hall—light lunch followed by talk
The SAGEs Speaker Series is pleased to announce that Judge Elizabeth Allen White will address all interested parishioners and those from our community.
Judge White, who lives across the street from St. Francis, will speak about her career and about her work with the National Association of Women Judges.
A heartfelt thank you to parishioner and lawyer Dick Briggs for arranging for Judge White to speak to our community! To RSVP please sign up in the church office or email Hank.
Laugh Zone - Karaoke - Magic
Saturday Feb. 22nd 6:00- 9:00 p.m., Parish Hall
Your LAUGH ZONE TEAM is gearing up for another fun event featuring Karaoke with “ Good Vibrayshuns ” & Magic with Brandon Achers! Calling all high school & young adults with special needs! Enjoy a night of food n’ fun with old & new friends! No pressure– no obligation, just a cool opportunity to spice up a typical Saturday night. Get inspired...join us! It’s going to be the best time you’ve had this year…no Joke!! Please RSVP to to secure your seat. $1.00 donation at door. Download a flyer here.
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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