Antique Show Planning Meeting
This Sunday, February 9, 11:30 a.m., Board Room
All welcome!
(note - a small oops! The ECW meeting previously announced for this Sunday will be held on February 23rd).
Bible Study For Today
This Tuesday, February 11, 6:30 p.m. Tacos; 7:00-8:30 p.m.— Board Room
Join me, Rev. Jude as we move to the New Testament to study the Gospel of Mark. Mark is the shortest of the four gospels and the earliest written, and is surprising in so many ways! Since Tuesdays are Taco Tuesdays, and since Bible Study requires nourishment, Tacos will accompany our Bible Study!
Girl Scout Cookies for Military Outreach
Collection Dates - now through February 23; Packing Day is Sun, Feb 23, noon to 3:00 p.m. St Lawrence Martyr Parish Hall
It is that time again! As well as Girl Scout cookies, please donate items from this list! Or sponsor a box mailing for $18.00 per box.
Questions? Contact Susie Zimmerman.
Camp Stevens - Registration Is Now Open...
...for summer camp, family camp, and wilderness trips!
Go to for everything you need to know.
Other News, and Coming Up!
Why Do We Worship The Way We Do?
Next 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!
Lent Begins February 26
Ash Wednesday Services Are:
  • 12:10 p.m. Chapel—Holy Eucharist - Rite II
  • 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.—Ashes to Go, Malaga Cove Market
  • 7:00 p.m. Chapel—Holy Eucharist - Rite II with Choir
Meet Judge Elizabeth Allen White!
Thursday, Feb 20th at 11:30 a.m., Parish Hall—light lunch followed by talk
The SAGEs Speaker Series is pleased to announce that Judge Elizabeth Allen White will address all interested parishioners and those from our community.
Judge White, who lives across the street from St. Francis, will speak about her career and about her work with the National Association of Women Judges.
A heartfelt thank you to parishioner and lawyer Dick Briggs for arranging for Judge White to speak to our community! To RSVP please sign up in the church office or email Hank.
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.
Scholarship Outreach - Designs for Dining
Friday, March 6, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Our Designs for Dining invitations are available for you to pick up at church after services, or in the church office. We don't mail invitations to the parishioners in order to save postage. If you can't make it to church and need one mailed to you, call the church office and we mail one to you. Also, think of friends and neighbors that you might want to give an invitation to - the committee is planning a very fun day, with speakers, boutiques, silent auction (including a 6 days, 6 night photo safari to South Africa - with 2 game drives a day included). Delicious food is included throughout the day, including a light lunch, all as part of the ticket price, $45 in advance and $50 at the door.
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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