Designs For Dining Tomorrow! Outreach For College Scholarships
Friday, March 1, 10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Speakers, Boutique Table Designs for viewing, refreshments and light lunch served and included in the price, $50 at the door. If you are volunteering, please do not park in the church parking lot, but move your car to the area just north of the upper parking lot on Paseo de la Playa and surrounding streets. There are no parking restrictions there. Your name badges will be in the church office. Thank you for helping us make this event and important fundraiser for college scholarships a reality!
Pancake Breakfast!!
This Sunday - March 3, after both services—lovingly prepared & served by our young people! Meet us in the Board Room after 8am, and the Parish Hall after 10am for food and fun. Suggested donation—$5 per person.
also—back by popular demand—copies of the St Francis Lenten Devotional, written by the congregation and clergy of St Francis, will be available. Download an electronic copy here for your computer or mobile devices.
Paula+ Travel
Paula+ will be out of the office until this Sunday, March 3.
Other News, and Coming Up!
Lent and Easter 2019
Ash Wednesday is next week - March 6.
12:10 p.m. Holy Communion Chapel;
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 'Ashes to Go' at Malaga Cove Market;
7:00 p.m. Choral Eucharist, Chapel.
Your Calendar For Lent 2019 - "Made to Connect"
See the upcoming Bellringer, and future bulletin and enews announcements, for more detail on the offerings listed below.
Lenten Series - "God and Science Agree - We Are Meant to Be Together" - Wed Evenings—Mar 13, 20, 27 and Apr 3.
Dr. Joseph Lee, a psychiatrist in private practice in Redondo Beach, specializing in a health-oriented focus on personal growth and well-being, will explore with us how relationship, identity, and spirituality intersect in our everyday life.
Sunday Classes- Connecting with God
A four-part series on spiritual practices that can help us connect with God and with each other.
March 10 Connecting with God through Experiencing Scripture (Peter+)
March 24 Connecting with God through Prayer Beads (Laurel+)
March 31 Connecting with God through Walking (Paula+)
April 7 Connecting with God through Contemplative Prayer (Judith Lyons)
Lenten Quiet Day - Our Sacred Mandalas: Connecting to the Center, Led by Paula+
Tuesday March 26, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
St Luke’s Homeless Breakfasts
Undie Sunday Is Next Week—March 10.
Next Breakfast—Sat, March 16;
Would you like to help the homeless through our partnership with St. Luke's in Long Beach? We serve breakfast, pass out clothing, and help coordinate the showers program six times per year: the third Saturday of January, March, May, July, September, and November. You can help by serving from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30, or by donating food or money. 
You can also donate underwear on "Undie Sunday" the Sunday before we visit St. Luke's. Contact Gayle Taylor at for more information.
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 
Volunteer at Harbor Interfaith
Next Thursday—March 7, 1:30 p.m. 
Our monthly visit to the food pantry at Harbor Interfaith . Contact Hank Gatlin for full details. They also are also welcoming donations of toiletries and canned/dry food.
Dawn Unity Choir Festival
Here at St Francis, Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30 pm.
The choirs from St Francis, St John Fisher, and Congregation Ner Tamid will combine to present a program of our varied musical traditions. In addition each group will separately share some of its own worship music. The program will end by 9:00 and there will be a cookie reception afterwards in the Parish Hall. Free admission.
It would be helpful if those who can (know their way around and are ambulatory) park in the farthest spaces of the lower lot in order to allow our guests to utilize the closer parking spots.
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!!!
Ongoing Spiritual Groups
Meditation Group - Thursday Mornings, 9:00-10:00 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.
Sermons and Bulletins Online
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Where there is love, there always is a deep sense of enough.
Where there is love, any outrageous act of love will cost us nothing. 

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