Fourth Sunday Family Eucharist this Sunday
followed by Stewardship In-gathering Pumpkin Pie at Family Coffee Hour! Can't find your pledge card, or didn't receive one? Click here to download.
First St Francis Open Mic Night
Tomorrow - Friday November 22, 7:00 p.m.
• Do you have a favorite poem you could read? 
• Do you write poems or lyrics? Or rap?
• Do you know a good Ghost story?
• Can you tell a joke?
• Have you ever tried stand-up? Or can you imitate a favorite actor or movie scene?
Bring something - or several things - to read, or just listen. Simple, casual, clean(!), fun.
Wine, cider, popcorn and finger foods! More details here. Questions? Contact Rev. Jude.
Children's Choir sings this week!
Today is the first time the new Children's Choir helps lead worship. Thank you, singers, for your gift! Members of the Children's Choir - come to the choir area (upstairs) at 9:40 a.m. to prepare for their part in leading our service this week. Then go to Sunday School until Jeannie comes to collect them. Sing your hearts out, kids!

All children who would like to participate can come to the choir room every Sunday after church (11:30-12:15) to learn about music and sing together. We will not meet this Sunday, but starting next week we will be getting ready for Christmas Eve. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Jeannie Cobb.
Come to Holy Communion - Thanksgiving Morning
Thursday, November 28, 10:00 a.m.
Join us for a simple service of thanks on this special day.
And afterwards...
Join Paula+ for Thanksgiving Dinner
Paula+ and her family would like to share a thanksgiving table in the boardroom with parishioners who might not have plans for that day or for any family in the parish that would like to be a part of a fun gathering! We, my brother and cousins, plan to eat our feast at 2:30pm. Who would like to join us? Please contact Paula+!
Office Closed Thursday and Friday and No Wednesday Eucharist Next Week
We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Other News, and Coming Up!
Bring Joy to Harbor Interfaith - Christmas Food and Toy Drive
Click here for full details. All food and toys for Christmas can be dropped off in the office. Thank you all for your generosity and support of this annual holiday collection effort! 
Advent Sunday! Wreath-Making, Devotionals & Friars Advent Breakfast
Sunday, December 1
Celebrate the start of Advent with festivities as we meet in the Parish Hall to make wreaths, plus crafts for kids. We will be selling Advent wreath rings and candles that day - $10 per set. Or bring you own ring to wrap with greenery (supplied). Also stop by to pick up an Advent Calendar (for adults and families) as well as Advent Candle Lighting Devotionals (also for adults and families) to use when you light your Advent Candles each Sunday during this season. The devotional contains prayers, readings, and hymn selections for each Sunday and was written by Rev. Jude. Plus! The annual Friars’ Advent Breakfast after both worship services!
Volunteer At Harbor Interfaith
Thursday, December 5, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Join St. Francis volunteers working in the food pantry at Harbor Interfaith, in San Pedro every 1st Thursday. Donations also welcome: toiletries, especially toothpaste/brushes, shampoo, conditioner, bath soap/gel, deodorant, and razors & shaving cream. For more info, contact Hank Gatln.
Vestry Nomination Time!
Please pray about nominating yourself or someone else to be on our Vestry, the governing board of our parish.We share in the mission and leadership of our parish through our variety of gifts. Please talk to one of the Vestry members or Paula+ about this rewarding service.
(The Vestry meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and is a 3 year commitment. Election of 4 new Vestry members will take place at our January Annual Meeting.) Gratefully, Paula+
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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Email Rev. Jude, 310-375 4617 x225.
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