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
St Luke’s Breakfast & Shower Ministry
Saturday, January 18, 7:30 To Approx 9:30 a.m.
What a great way to start your weekend - 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. The St. Luke’s Breakfast and Shower Ministry always loves new volunteers, including 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.
Visit From Bishop—Rt. Rev. John Harvey Taylor
Thursday, January 23rd, At 11:30 a.m.
Our Sage’s Speaker Series is pleased to announce that our Bishop of Los Angeles, the Rt. Rev. John Harvey Taylor, will join our Sages and those interested from our parish and community for a light lunch. Afterwards he will talk to us about “ Aging from a Spiritual Perspective,” among other things. This follows nicely upon our Aging Mastery program, which was presented this past fall, primarily from a secular perspective. Please sign up in the church office or contact Hank to rsvp.
Come Be a Super Singer!
Our St Francis choir has begun working on the beautiful Requiem by Maurice Durufle for our Evensong on March 29. This is a great time to come join us for the adventure of learning this gorgeous piece together. Super Singers come to the first half of rehearsals on Thursdays (7:15-8:15), and join us for the dress rehearsal and the special event. Come see what it's like! We're sure you'll like it! Just show up on Thursday or contact Jeannie Cobb—310 375-4617 ext 228.
Other News, and Coming Up!
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.
Annual Meeting And Pot Luck
Sunday, 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.
Taizé Service of Healing & Wholeness
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
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!
Are Your Whiskers Twitching? St Teresa's Celebrates Chinese New Year of the Rat!
Saturday, February 1, 6:30 To 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.
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!
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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