This Week is Undie Sunday
Sunday, September 9.  
Please consider donating a package of underwear to help the homeless at St. Luke's. For women, gently used bras are always appreciated. Both men and women need briefs, socks, and undershirts or camisoles. You can leave donations in a basket outside the church at either service or drop them off in the office.
Crafters and Wanna-Be's
This Saturday, September 8 - 9am - noon
Do you work with yarn, paper, fabric or paint? Do you want to be able to come together with others who do the same or to expand your knowledge?
Join us to meet in the board room and take advantage of the long tables, good lighting and quiet setting. See what projects others have and share yours. Contact - Anna Eakins (310 297-0701).
Calling all Acolytes...New Ones And Veterans!
This Sunday, September 9, at 8:45 a.m. between services
Join us under the Arches outside the main church, for doughnuts and juice before our training/refresher session for all youth interested in serving as acolytes. Our veterans are encouraged to come and help show our new acolytes the ropes and to gather a few refresher tips as well. This is a very special ministry and all youth interested in serving are encouraged to attend this training.  Questions? Please contact Hank , or just show up on the day. Thank you for serving!
Sunday School - Godly Play Re-Starts This Sunday, September 9
New online registration - click here to fill out the online registration form for each of your students. For any questions about the content, email Suzanne Gatlin.
Please let Susan Marshall know if you have any technical issues with the form.

Paper registration forms will also be available in the office and at Sunday School rooms.

Godspeed, Suzanne Gatlin .
Sunday School and Family Ministries’ Coordinator
Youth Groups also Start This Sunday!
CRASH! (6th-8th grades) & eMERGE! (9th-12th grades)
  • Parent & Youth Meeting - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • CRASH! and eMERGE Youth Group - 4:00 - 6:00 p.m
Contact Rev. Laurel for questions. See you there!
Meditation Group Thursday Mornings
Continues - Every Thursday morning 9-10:00 a.m.
Our seminarian, Jude, will lead a weekly meditation group in the Nason Chapel in the church for any and all who have an interest in prayer, and the time, on Thursday mornings! The morning will begin with prayer and a reading, followed by a time for meditation, and will conclude with a brief scripture passage reflection.
No experience necessary and all are welcome!
Contact : Jude Lyons.
A-men’s Corner “Continues Down the Road”
Wednesday, September 12, from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
After a fun summer of three monthly conversations with the men of our parish, there was strong support for continuing these valuable informal discussions. Come join Peter+ and Canon Hank and connect with other men at St. Francis over a meal or cup of coffee. Let us know if you can join us – or just stop by!
Other News, and Coming Up!
St Luke’s Breakfast and Shower Ministry
Next Saturday, September 15, 7:30 to approx 9:30 a.m.
The St. Luke's Breakfast and Shower Ministry always loves new volunteers. This fall we will serve breakfast on Saturday, September 15, and again on Saturday, November. 17, starting at 7:30 a.m. 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 at with any questions.
Get Connected Sunday!
Next Sunday, September 16.  
Yes, it's almost here! Time to kick-off our Fall season after the summer by getting re-connected with old friends, and meeting some new ones!
After the 10 a.m. service, the Friars (men's group) will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers, with coleslaw, chips, dessert and all the trimmings!
  • Jumping Castle for the kids,
  • Ministry Council table with information on our ministries
  • Candy guessing jar,
  • Photos (get your update for our photo board and directory), and much more. 
  • Fun! Fun! Fun!
“Graceful Gratitude - A Book of Holiday Graces”
by Parishioner Elizabeth (Liz) Cantine
On Get Connected Sunday – September 16, Liz will have copies of her book available to buy.
The book includes graces for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter plus a week of any day graces. Thoughtful and meaningful – perfect for gifts! Buy from Amazon, or contact Liz or cell phone 310-874-9940 to order one for you. Liz thanks the St. Francis Church Family for their faith, devotion, and motivation.
Family Dinner & Movie Night!
Friday September 21 at 5:30 p.m.
Ratatouille, chicken cacciatore & mac and cheese for dinner. We will even have some chefs’ hats to wear during the movie! For this one Please sign up in the church office! Everyone welcome to join in on the fun!!
Support Our Seminarians Through the Bishop's Guild
Bishop's Tea here at St Francis Saturday, October 13, 3 – 5 p.m.
It is through prayers and gifts that we support our seminarians today, and provide for the church’s priests and bishops of tomorrow. Some of the seminarians are married, with families, and some are older and have left business positions. Some are young people without sufficient means to complete their studies. Traditionally, the annual Tea and Garden Party is the major fundraising event of the year. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the Seminarians as guests of the Bishop’s Guild.St. Francis Episcopal Church Women (ECW) is pleased to host the event this year in partnership with the diocesan ECW Board.
Cost for the Tea is $25 per person paid before October 8, $30 at the door.
St Francis Outreach Scholarship Fund
Time to sign up, or re-register, for Ralphs community rewards program.
The fund receives $1000 yearly from parishioners who sign up their Ralphs card. If you haven't yet done so, please consider it. There's no cost to you!!!
Even if you're already registered, you must re-register each year starting September 1. From this year, there is no option to register by phone - you must go online.
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