This Sunday, October 20 – after both services, board room
Engage in a conversation with our guest celebrant and preacher, the Rev. Canon Melissa McCarthy, Canon to the Ordinary. What is a Canon to the Ordinary? What is being the C.O.O. really like? What’s going on in the diocese? Bring your questions as we enjoy this special opportunity!
Tomorrow - Saint Francis Family Dinner And Movie Night – “The Shack”
Friday October 18, 6:00 p.m.
“The Shack”, PG 13, 2017, featuring Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, and Tim McGraw. A grieving man receives an invitation to meet God at a place called The Shack (not suitable for young children). Please sign up for this one - email Hank Gatlin! Suggested donation of $3.00 per person. Fried chicken dinner.
Taizé Service of Healing & Wholeness
Tuesday, October 22, 7:00 p.m.
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.
Meeting The Episcopal Church Again For The First Time:
A Big Tent In A Changing World – part “b” led by Paula and Jude. Next Sunday – October 27, After both services, Board Room
Thank you for such a dynamic dialogue in our first class. There is more to talk about! Let us dig a little deeper into who we are, and what witness we can be in this changing world.
all saints and all souls in God's hands
Remember Your Loved Ones
All Saints Day, November 3
On this day we remember our loved ones who have died. Please submit to Paula+ the names of any member of your family who has died since All Saints Day 2018. Their names will be read out loud at both services. May God’s strength and peace be with us as we remember parishioners and family members who surround us in the communion of saints those we shall always love but see no longer.
Celebration of Life - Sandy Stager
Monday, October 21, 11:00 a.m.
A service celebrating Sandy's life. We pray to you for Sandy, and for all those whom we love but see no longer.
Grant to her eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon her.
Other News, and Coming Up!
Scholarship Outreach Breast Cancer Awareness Soap Sale
Next Sunday, October 27 after both services
St. Francis Outreach Scholarship Fund annual Breast Cancer Awareness Soap Sale. Think of fall and winter hostess or teacher thank you.
Habitat For Humanity - Donate a Brick!
By Saturday, November 2
To fund the day, we are pledged to donate $2,500 to Habitat for Humanity. To help fund-raise, the St. Francis community will present the family that will live in the house with an artistic "brick wall", each brick of which will hold the name of a donor. Bricks cost $50 ea. Please make checks payable to “St. Francis Church” with Habitat for Humanity in the memo section. Questions? Email or call Mike Spalding 310-897-3097.
Welcome Conversation!
Sunday November 3, 9:15-9:30 am, Paula+'s Office; 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Board Room
If you have recently started coming to St. Francis (or are even just considering the possibility), please come by for this informal conversation over coffee, so we can answer any questions you have about St. Francis, and also share with you ways to feel more connected to what God is doing in and through this community.
All Saints Evensong Service
Sunday, November 3, 4:00 p.m.
Come let your heart soar with the beautiful liturgy of the Evensong service, and the beautiful music of Morten Lauridsen's Lux aeterna. Our choir will be joined by our super singers and a small instrumental ensemble to play along with our organ (under the operation of our new organist, David Knight). Lux aeterna, written in 1997 on the death of Lauridsen's mother, uses five texts about light to celebrate the love that surrounds us in this life and the next. Invite your friends!
Live Well — Do Well — Age Well - Three Sessions Remain
November 7, 14, 21; 10:30 a.m. - noon. Free! Healthy snacks will be provided! 
Sponsored by The National Council on Aging.
You and your friends are invited to the Sage’s Speaker Series “ Aging Mastery Program...Navigating Longer Lives.” Central to the Aging Mastery philosophy is the belief that modest lifestyle changes can produce big results, and that people can be empowered to cultivate health and longevity. Participants will set goals for positive actions in many aspects of their lives, such as exercise, nutrition, finances, advance care planning, community engagement, healthy relationships, and sleep. This game-changing program has proven overwhelmingly effective for a wide variety of people - both younger and older.
Please sign up in the church office. Questions? Contact Hank Gatlin.
You can read more about the program here and here.
Military Outreach
Packing Date—Sunday, November 10, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., board room. Pizza, fruit and cookies served. Children welcome !
Collection for care packages for our troops is starting now! Click here for items to donate. Please bring them to church any time between now and the packing date. Thank you for remembering our Troops! Questions? Susie Zimmerman, 310 316 5941
Ongoing Spiritual Groups
Meditation Group - Thursday Mornings, 9:30—10:30 a.m. in the main sanctuary. No charge. Come and sit quietly with God for half an hour—however you choose to do that—followed by half an hour of bite-sized Bible Study and great conversation. All are welcome! No experience necessary! Drop-in when you can!
Yoga - Monday and Wednesday mornings 9-10:30am. All Levels Hatha (open to the public, free will offering). Contact Jill Lynch for more info.
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