This Sunday - Annual Meeting and Pot Luck
Jan 26, after 10:00 a.m. worship
Each year we gather as one big church family to hear reports from lay and clergy leadership, to thank outgoing Vestry members, and elect new Vestry ones, to hear the announcement of a new Senior Warden, to vote for delegates to Diocesan Convention, and to appreciate our fellowship.
Please Bring Your Favorite Dish!
Include your name on your dish so that it can be returned to you after the event. To make sure we have an equal distribution of food, please bring the following dish according to your last name: A - H please bring a salad, I - P please bring dessert, R - Z please bring a main dish. Questions? — contact Mary Deley or Kathy Compton.
Memorial Services
James Eakins – Saturday, January 25, 11:00 a.m.
Doug & Gwynne Shaw – Monday, January 27, 11:30 a.m.
Eternal rest grant unto them, o lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.
Lenten Devotional Contributions
Find Jude+ or Kristina Pelá after Sunday services to find out more about writing a reflection for our annual St Francis Lenten Devotional Booklet!! Or drop them an email - Jude+, Kristina
Ever Wanted To Play Handbells?
Playing Handbells is a way people who don't like to sing can make music together! One can fairly easily learn the basics and be part of an ensemble.
Our choir has an anthem coming up on February 9 that has a part for Handbells. Anyone interested in giving it a try? We will practice next Thursday (Jan 30) at 6:30 p.m., and then see if we need more. Let Jeannie Cobb know if you are interested.
Taizé Service of Healing & Wholeness
Next Tuesday, January 28, 7:00 p.m.
Join us again for our Taizé service of healing. This Taizé service, filled with music and candlelight, also provides the option for confidential prayer with a prayer team leader. May the time be a healing comfort for whatever you face or hold in your heart.
A Men's Corner: Connecting With Other Men at St. Francis—Note Date Change
Next Wednesday, January 29, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at the Corner Bakery, 1868 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach .
Canon Hank Gatlin hosts 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!
Other News, and Coming Up!
Are Your Whiskers Twitching? St Teresa's Celebrates Chinese New Year of the Rat!
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."
Free Transition Workshop
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.
Antique Show Planning Meeting
Sunday, February 9, 11:30 a.m., Board Room
All welcome!
Bible Study For Today
Tuesday, February 11, 6:30 p.m. Tacos; 7:00-8:30 p.m.— Board Room
Join me, Rev. Jude, for our second Tuesday of the 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. 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!
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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