Get Connected!
This Sunday, September 8 is our special, annual time to celebrate the start of the new program year, with a fun party for all after 10 a.m. worship.
  • ministry fair - learn more about all our ministries
  • burgers and hot dogs cooked by our Friars
  • people bingo
  • bouncy house for the kids (and perhaps one or two adult children-at-heart!).
Back to Sunday School!
Sunday September 8
Our first Sunday back in the Godly Play classrooms is also our annual ' Get Connected' Sunday, when the whole of St Francis kicks-off our new program year, and re-connects after the summer. Bring the kids, and enjoy BBQ and bouncy house after 10 a.m. worship.
No Sunday School this week - September 1, Labor Day weekend. Read more about our programs for Pre-K through 5th grade here...
Sunday School Registration Forms
All Sunday School children need to register each new school year. Registration forms are available in the church office, at Sunday school or online here...
Teen Youth Groups - 2019-2020 Session Start
Sunday, September 8, 4 - 6 pm Youth Room
Our first Youth Group session for the 2019-2020 school year will be Sunday, September 8, 2019. We will meet from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the Parish Hall Youth Room. (This year, all Youth Group sessions will be on Sunday afternoons from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.) Mark this on your calendars—more news about our first session to come. Youth registrations forms available online here. Or contact Wayne if you prefer a paper form.

Blessing of the Backpacks
Also on Sunday, September 8, we will be Blessing Backpacks during our 10:00am worship. All students are encouraged to bring their school backpacks to receive a blessing. Please reach out to me any time to discuss Youth Group this coming year. Peace! Wayne Hastings, 901-219-6564.
A Men's Corner: Connecting With Other Men at St. Francis
Wednesday, September 11, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at The Corner Bakery, 1868 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach .
Rev. Peter Huang and Canon Hank Gatlin will host this monthly fellowship time for men. Come connect with other men at St. Francis, 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!
Sages on the Move – Docent Tour of Drum Barracks - Sign up Now!
Next Thursday, September 12 th
Join us for this fascinating Docent-led tour of the California and National Historic Landmark , The Drum Barracks , which served as Union Army Headquarters for Southern California and the Arizona Territory from 1861-1871. Meet at the Barracks ( 1052 N. Banning Blvd, Wilmington, CA. 90744 ; 310-548-7509) at 09:55 a.m. for our 10:00 a.m. tour. $4 per person. Please sign up in the church office and indicate if you would like to take part in a carpool as driver or passenger, and if there is interest, those who want to carpool can meet at the church (time to be determined). The first floor of the Drum Barracks is handicapped accessible. The second floor is not, but there is a movie of the second floor for those who choose not to climb the stairs. Afterwards, the Sages are invited to lunch at Hank and Suzanne Gatlin’s home in Rancho Palos Verdes. Here’s a link to information on The Drum Barracks.
Come Join Choir Fun!
Seeking singers - come check us out at rehearsals any Thursday, 7:15 p.m., choir room! No audition! To learn more, contact Jeannie for more details.
Let’s Start a Children’s Choir!
We have so many children who like to sing! Come to a get-organized conversation for parents and children on Sunday September 15, 11:30 a.m. Choir room.
Other News, and Coming Up!
Emergency Preparedness
Workshop—Next Sunday, September 15th at 11:30 a.m.
The Vestry Safety and Security Committee has been working to keep our parishioners informed in the event of an emergency. We will review a new “ In Case of Emergency” card which will be in each pew as a quick reference in the event of a Fire, Earthquake, Medical Emergency, Violent Outburst etc. The Safety Committee will also facilitate the training of ushers and other interested parishioners in leadership in case of an Emergency.
Undie Sunday
Sunday, September 15
Please consider donating a package of underwear to help the homeless at St. Luke's. For women, gently used bras are always appreciated. Both men and women need briefs, socks, and undershirts or camisoles. You can leave donations in a basket outside the church at either service or drop them off in the office.
St Luke’s Breakfast and Shower Ministry
Saturday, September 21, 7:30 to approx 9:30 a.m.
The St. Luke's Breakfast and Shower Ministry always loves new volunteers. We support St. Luke’s shower program for men and women without homes, in Long Beach. Every other month, on Saturday mornings from around 7:30 – 9:30 a.m., we provide a nourishing breakfast of hard-boiled eggs (prepared the night before by our youth group!), warm soup, crackers, muffins, fruit, hot coffee and chocolate. We support St. Luke’s shower program for men and women without homes, in Long Beach.
More volunteers are needed. You need to commit to three hours (7a.m. - 10a.m.) six times per year on the third Saturday of January, March, May, July, September, and November. We particularly need help transporting supplies from St. Francis to St. Luke's. For more information, email Gayle Taylor.
Ongoing Spiritual Groups
Meditation Group - we’re back! Thursday Mornings, 9:30—10:30 a.m. in the Nason Prayer Chapel in the main sanctuary. No charge.
Yoga - Temporarily on hiatus. Contact Jill Lynch for more info.
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