This Saturday - Military Packing - Last Chance to Donate!
Packing details - This 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:
Family Friendly Fourth Sunday
Bring fruit donations to Church!
This Sunday, as our kids and their families come to the altar for the “ Family Friendly Fourth Sunday Eucharist ” at the 10am service, they are encouraged to bring bags of fruit to the altar where the fruit will be blessed. All parishioners are encouraged to bring fruit as well. If you need help picking, please send an email to Hank . All fruit will be donated Monday morning to Harbor Interfaith for distribution to the poor in our community. Since last summer, St. Francis has donated some 3,000 pieces of fruit through our Diocese’s Seeds of Hope Program to help those in our community. Thank you for your generosity! 
“Beat the Chill" Fancy Hot Chocolate during Coffee Hour
After our fruit donations have been collected and blessed at the 10am service, all are invited to join us under the arches to celebrate our “Family Friendly Fourth Sunday” with “ Beat the Chill Fancy Hot Chocolate ”! Fun! Fun! Fun!
Deepen Your Lenten Experience - Taizé Service of Healing & Wholeness
Next Tuesday, February 27, 7pm
Lent can be a time for spiritual, mental and physical healing. Pause for a short time in this service (40 minutes approx.), filled with music and candlelight, to rest and just to be in the restful grace of God.
You can also light a candle for yourself or a friend or loved one, and take the opportunity to share your prayers in private with a Prayer team leader. We pray that the time will be a healing comfort for whatever you face or hold in your heart.
Join us afterwards if you would like, for some simple refreshments and a time of fellowship.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Sacramental Rite of Reconciliation is available this Lent by appointment with Paula+ or Peter+. It is about letting a heavy burden off your soul. Check out pp. 447 onward in  The Book of Common Prayer .
The labyrinth will be temporarily unavailable this week, but will return for your use in contemplation from Tuesday March 6.
Support Students in Attending College!
Come to Designs for Dining
Next 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.
Designs for Dining Silent Auction
Donations Gratefully Received!
By Next 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!
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.  
Sages Had a Great Time!
Our Sages had the best time recently in the Rolling Hills Plaza. We started with a great talk on hummingbirds and birds in our area at Wild Birds Unlimited and then went next-door to the Bluff Cove Olive Oil Company for an olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting. We concluded our outing with lunch at the brand new Stonefire Grill. We highly recommend all three places! What fun!
Coming Up!
Lenten Suppers Continue in 2 Weeks - What’s in Your Spiritual Toolbox? Simple tools to help you better connect to God and to your life.
Wednesdays—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.
Sunday March 4 - Second in our Series of Anglican & Episcopal Spiritual Writers
Adult Formation Series Led by our Lay Leaders,
Sundays, 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. 
March 4 - George Orw ell (Gayle Taylor)
March 11  - Dorothy S ayers (Peter Marshall)
Karl Jenkins' Stabat Mater
St Francis Choir and Orchestra Present 
Stabat Mater”  By Karl Jenkins, Sun, March 25, 4:00pm
Written by contemporary Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, the beautiful and dramatic  Stabat Mater brings us to the foot of the cross to stand with Mary, mother of Jesus. Jenkins uses the traditional 500-year-old text of the Stabat Mater (in Latin) along with other texts in English, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. Texts on a screen above the choir, plus artwork, will bring the words to life. Presented as part of our Holy Week journey because it so vividly brings into focus the sacrifice of Jesus, and the adoration of all who love him. There is no admission fee. A free-will offering will be received to offset the cost of this program.
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