Mothers Day!
May 12, Sticky Buns After Both Services
Celebrate and honor all the women in our lives – mothers, daughters, grandmothers, sisters, and all the women who’ve made a difference to you!
Fellowship and fun after both worship services with the famous sticky buns hand-made by our men's group – the Friars.
Also This Sunday — Undie Sunday
Bring Undie Donations To Church
We work regularly to support St Luke's Breakfast Program for the Homeless in Long Beach. They always need donations of underwear (the most requested, but least often donated items for homeless shelters). Please bring what you can to church this Sunday, and our volunteers will take them to St Luke's the fol-lowing Saturday. Mens' and womens' underwear in larger sizes preferred. Thank you!
“To Be One...” A United Musical Offering
By The Choirs Of St. Francis, And St. Peter’s By The Sea Presbyterian Church
St Peter’s – Concert, This Sunday, May 12, 3:30 p.m.
St Francis - Evensong, Next Sunday, May 19, 4:00 p.m.
Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein, with additional works by: Stopford, Rutter, Courtney, Hagenberg, & Forrest. To understand the sentiment of this modern-classic work by Bernstein, consider this contemporary take on just a few verses from the Psalms:
“Why are the nations in an uproar?...”, Psalm 2; “See how good it is when we all live together in harmony as one...”, Psalm 133
Dr. Mark S. Bennett, conductor; Dr. Jeannie Cobb, conductor; Dr. Hyunju Hwang, organ
Dawn Unity Group/Interfaith Discovery Series Xviii/ - “Why I Pray”
Tuesday, May 14, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Our very own Paula+ is on the panel!
President Mike Gazdik, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Rev. April Herron, Rolling Hills United Methodist Church; Rev. Paula Vukmanic, St. Francis Episcopal Church; and Rev. David Young, The Neighborhood Church will give us their perspectives learned from praying with hundreds of others. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - 5845 Crestridge Road - RPV, CA 90275.
A Men's Corner: Connecting With Other Men at St. Francis
Wednesday, May 15, 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!
Thank you!
Antique Show pickle-makers working hard, and having fun. Many thanks to all who took part.
Plus!!! We need you...
We have time slots to fill for a variety of opportunities, starting with Wednesday evening, May 29; Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 30, 31 & June 1. Anna Eakins and Elaine Mistele have the details. Look for them after the services.
One of our faithful angels will be out of town during the show and will not be able to provide her delicious lemon squares. We will provide the recipe if you will bake one pan for us. Again, look for Anna. And click here to download your discount flyer...
Other News, and Coming Up!
Dryer Needed for St. Luke's Shower Program
The Shower Program needs an additional dryer to keep up with the laundry on Saturdays. Does anyone know of a used dryer in good shape that could be donated to the church? If so, please contact Gail Mutke. Thank you.
St Luke’s Breakfast And Shower Ministry
Next Saturday, May 18, 7:30 to approx 9:30 a.m.
The St. Luke's Breakfast and Shower Ministry always loves new volunteers. This activity is appropriate for families with children of middle-school age or older. St. Luke's is located at 525 East. 7th Street, Long Beach. Email Gayle Taylor with questions.
Welcome conversation!
Next Sunday May 19, 9:15-9:30 am, Rev. Paula's Office; 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Board Room
If you have recently started coming to St. Francis (or are even just considering the possibility), please come by for this informal conversation over coffee, so we can answer any questions you have about St. Francis, and also share with you ways to feel more connected to what God is doing in and through this community.
Prayer Bead Workshop - Next Sunday, May 19th 11:30am, Parish Hall
Theologian Karl Barth wrote, "If we do not pray, we fail to realize that we are in the presence of God."
One of the ways in which we may encounter the Holy is through praying with prayer beads. Following our Lenten Session on Praying with Prayer Beads, many expressed an interest in making them. And so, you're invited to attend the Prayer Bead Workshop -- a time when we will gather in fellowship, make prayer beads together, and practice using them. RSVP to attend and to get a materials list by clicking here:  PRAYER BEAD RSVP. If you have any questions, or would prefer to receive materials information via email, contact Rev. Laurel.
Ongoing Spiritual Groups
Meditation Group - Thursday Mornings, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Nason Prayer Chapel. 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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