Today! - 28101 Lobrook Drive Special Open House - A View to Fall in Love With
February 14, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited to a special Valentine's Day private preview, 4:00 - 6:00, of the house which was recently bequeathed to St Francis by Mrs Shaw. This weekend it will be officially on the market and we will have public open houses. Click here for more...
Anglican & Episcopal Spiritual Writers
Adult Formation Series, this Sunday February 17, Board Room after both services
You may or may not know that there are many well-known writers in history who were devoted Anglicans and Episcopalians. Come and out more about their lives, their writings, and their faith journeys. We hope you will be inspired by their lives and inspired to read their works. This week we meet W.H. Auden.
February 17 - W. H. Auden (Gayle Taylor)
Hyunju in Concert!
This Monday, February 18 (President's Day) at 9:00 in the morning . Long Beach Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will make St Francis the first venue for their Organ Festival, which will visit four churches that day. Donuts and coffee at 9:00 a.m., then our own Hyunju, and guest organist (Thomas Joyce, from Santa Barbara)organist will play from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Free, and open to the public. We are happy to be known as a church that supports music!
O ne of Our Own!
The Rev. Jennifer Reddall, daughter of recent former parishioners Walt and Roberta Reddall, grew up in St Francis before going off to college and seminary. On March 9, our Jennifer+ will be consecrated a Bishop for the church of Arizona!  Congratulations!

Career Transition Workshop
Wednesday, February 27, 7pm-9pm, Board Room
Because we were not able to accommodate all that had registered last month, we are having another workshop available.  Mike Schoettle , professor and executive coach at Loyola Marymount University's Executive MBA program, is offering this free workshop to help parishioners better understand how to consider and navigate through career transitions. His new book,  Finding Fulfilling Work , will be available in February. Whether this is your first workshop or if you've attended the previous workshop, you are welcome to attend! Advance registration is required. Please email  Rev. Peter  to register, or for additional information.
Disaster Preparedness - Please Donate Supplies!
St Francis has updated our plans. We now have an evacuation route and map showing emergency shut-off valves and water reserves on campus. We have also coordinated our plan with Town & Country Preschool. In addition, we have created a cabinet in the board room, and are asking that our parish family help us fill it with the supplies. 
Donating is simple.  Click here to sign up for the item(s) you would like to contribute. Bring your donations to the office or church. Label it c/o Sue Ferme or Jennifer Egan-Spalding . You may also donate money so that we can purchase supplies on your behalf. Thank you!!!
Designs For Dining Silent Auction
Gourmet gadgets, silver knick-knacks, crystal dishes, gift cards you won’t use? Do you have any of these items, or similar treasures, sitting around your house collecting dust? Well, you can support the St. Francis Outreach Scholarship Fund by donating your items to the upcoming Designs for Dining silent auction! Donations from our parishioners have been some of our most popular auction items bringing in hundreds of dollars for our scholarship recipients! Please email or call Mary Deley - 424-212-9958. Items may be brought to the church office no later than February 22, 2019. Thank you!
Office Closed Monday February 18
Presidents Day
(But the church will be open for the Long Beach Organists' Concert)
Other News, and Coming Up!
Military Outreach - Donations and Box Packing
Sunday, February 24, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
St Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church, Parish Hall
Please join us. All are welcome. Donations can be brought to the packing. Contact—Susie Zimmerman (310) 316-594.
There is also lists available of what to donate on the brown donation bin in the office and on the welcome table.
Taizé Service of Healing & Wholeness
Tuesday, February 26, 7:00 p.m. Chapel
Join us again for our Taizé service of healing. This Taizé service, filled with music and candlelight, also provides the option for intercessory prayer with a Prayer team leader. We pray that the time will be a healing comfort for whatever you face or hold in your heart.
Sages on the Move!
Thursday, Feb 28th at 10:30am
Join our Sages as they return to the Chen Gallery in Torrance, for a docent-led tour and a new art exhibition. We will gather for lunch (pay for your own) across the street. Please sign up in the church office. Limit is 30 people—so sign up now! Walkers, rolators, and wheelchairs are permitted in the gallery, but there is no seating. Contact— Hank Gatlin .
Release Anxiety: Four Steps to a Calm, Focused and Vital Life
FREE workshop with light refreshments served.
Tuesday, March 5, 7:00 p.m., Board Room.
Do you want to experience a life with less anxious thoughts and feelings but that feels impossible? Are you tired of how it has limited you? Come and learn concrete scientifically proven strategies to retrain your mind/body to respond differently to anxiety so that you can worry less, increase productivity and be more joyful. Have a life you love.
Seats are limited. RSVP: Alison Houghton 310-218-8431 
Designs for Dining is Coming Soon!
Friday, March 1, 10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
The annual fundraiser for St Francis Scholarship Outreach —which provides financial support and mentorship to students who might not otherwise be able to attend college. Parishioners and outside organizations fill our Parish Hall with beautiful and entertaining table displays to inspire you, or just to enjoy! Plus the ever-popular silent auction. Click here to view the program... Refreshments, light lunch and guest speakers all included in the ticket price. It’s the perfect outing for you and some friends, and in such a worthwhile cause! $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Contact: Cheryl Guttierez.
Ongoing Spiritual Groups
Meditation Group - Thursday Mornings, 9-10:00 a.m. in the library. No charge.
Yoga - Monday & Wednesday mornings 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Free-will offering. Contact Jill Fenske for more info, or to be added to her email contact list.
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