Your Guide to Lent at St Francis
Lent: a pathway into the promises and graces of God.
Welcome to Lent— Lent is a time to examine how you are doing as a follower of Jesus, a witness to compassionate love, forgiveness, peace and hope. Lent is an opportunity for a spiritual tune-up by embracing certain disciplines for the sake of paying attention to the deepest core of who we are, made in the image and likeness of God.
The labyrinth will be available in the Parish Hall for our use and contemplation throughout Lent (except Feb 22 thru March 2) .

Lenten Devotional
And it's never too late to start a Lenten Devotional practice. Download your copy of the St Francis Lenten Devotional, a collection of reflections and stories, for daily reading during Lent, written by members and clergy of St Francis.
This Sunday - February 18 - First in our Series of Anglican & Episcopal Spiritual Writers
Three Week Adult Formation Series Led by our Lay Leaders, Sundays, February 18, & March 4 and 11
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. Each week's class will be presented by a different leader and will feature a different writer. 
February 18  - Nora Gallagher (Jude Lyons)
March 4 - George Orw ell (Gayle Taylor)
March 11  - Dorothy S ayers (Peter Marshall)
Lenten Suppers - What’s in Your Spiritual Toolbox?
Wednesdays—February 21, March 7, 14 & 21.
Supper starts 6pm, program 7pm, finish 8pm.
Supper is $7.50 ($20 for family), with salad or other vegetarian option available.
What is God building in you, and through you? Do you have the right tools handy? Come hear Peter+, Peter Marshall, Holly Henebry, Hank Gatlin, Judith Lyons and Paula+, present tools for grace, for life and for church, and learn together how to build what God has in store for you.
Office Closed
The office will be closed on Monday February 19 for Presidents’ day.

Other News!
Designs for Dining Silent Auction
Donations Gratefully Received!
By Wed February 28 please. Thank you!
Gourmet gadgets, silver knickknacks, 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 or regarding your donation.  Items may be brought to the church office no later than February 28, 2018. Thank you!
Military Packing is Now!
Girl Scout Cookies are on Sale!
Packing details - Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9am - noon (or until finished!)
Where: St.Lawrence Martyr Parish Hall, upstairs in the St. Francis Room.
Bring: yourselves, friends, and your children. It is truly a family affair!
We will be sending Girl Scout cookies, as well as the usual morale boosters.
Chocolate is OK. Our donation list has been updated:
Calling All Fruit Tree Parishioners and Pickers - do you have fruit to pick, or would like to help?
Saturday February 24 - picking
Sunday February 25 - blessing in church
Monday February 26 - donate to those in need.
On Saturday, February 24th, all fruit tree picking volunteers will meet at the church then visit homes of our parishioners, to pick ripe fruit. Finish at Hank and Suzanne Gatlin’s house for more fruit picking and a group cookout.
Please sign up in the church office or send an email to Hank if you would like to volunteer to pick fruit and/or have a fruit picking team come to your house. We will pick only what you tell us we can pick and we will leave whatever fruit you would like. We can make a difference in the lives of others!
Designs For Dining 2018 - Invitations are in Church!
Friday March 2, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Pick up your invitation after both services. Take one for yourself and give some to friends and family - it saves us postage.
If you would like to pre-order a book signed by one or both of our celebrity speakers, email Cheryl Gutierrez, or phone (310) 791-7038.
Book Signings - Tim Street-Porter, " Palm Springs: A Modernist Paradise" and Annie Kelly, " Casa Mexico: At Home in Merida and the Yucatan", photographed by Tim Street-Porter.
Volunteers—if you would like to volunteer to work a shift please contact Cheryl.
Our Students!
We are happy to announce that one of our students graduated from UCLA last year with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and another graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Genetics and Genomics! Since starting the SFOSF we have mentored and financially helped six individuals reach their dream of a Bachelor’s degree. Currently, we are coaching and providing financial support for two senior level students, three junior level students and two additional students currently enrolled in California colleges.  
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Sermons Online Archive

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