Tomorrow - Friday - Celebrate Chinese New Year!
Auction and Fundraiser for the Mission And Ministries of St Francis - Friday, February 2, 6:30 to 8:30pm
Celebrate the year of the Dog with wine, food and fun. White Elephant Auction and surprise raffle! Also an adult dance troupe performing Chinese classical dance, and young dancers that will perform a Kung Fu Fan Dance. $10.00 for advance admission, $15.00 at the door. Kids under 4 are free! Sponsored by St Teresa’s Guild.
Annual Meeting - Meet Our New Vestry!
Thank you to all who attended, brought items for the potluck, and to Sue and Jack Ferme and all who helped with set-up and clean-up.
It was a very positive meeting, at which we elected four new Vestry members, to serve through 2020. New Senior and Junior Wardens were appointed - Tim Coleman and John Henebry. Congratulations and thank you!
And if you haven't taken a few moments to read through our Annual Report, which includes so much information, including statements from Paula+ and Peter+ and full financial statements for 2016, then you can do so here.
Food & Friends Groups
It's not too late to sign up!
Whether you are new to St. Francis or have been a long-time member, if you are interested in getting to know others in our faith community over sharing meals together, please consider joining a "Food & Friends" group. We will organize groups of 6-10 for various life stages and schedule availability. Groups will meet once a month in people's homes or at St. Francis (potlucks), or restaurants. Please contact Rev. Peter if you are interested.
St. Francis Outreach Scholarship Fund (SFOSF) - Sign Up for Ralphs Community Rewards!
Out outreach fund receives a % of what parishioners spend at Ralphs. We can help you with the sign up process.
Some people say they don't shop much at Ralphs but remember that Ralphs special promotions may offer great deals on items you need - and you can help Scholarship Outreach at the same time!
Contact Cheryl Gutierrez  (310) 791-7038  for instructions on how to sign up for Community Rewards. It's easy and free!
Military Packing is Now!
Girl Scout Cookies go on Sale February!
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.
Look Ahead!
Ash Wednesday - February 14
Ash Wednesday is February 14
Ash Wednesday— Holy Communion with Ashes—12:10 & 7:00pm
Ashes to Go!— Malaga Cove, 2-4pm, in front of the market.
Lent Quiet Day— also on Ash Wednesday, 9:30am - noon. Exploring the Labyrinth.
Lenten Quiet Day: Exploring the Labyrinth
Ash Wednesday, February 14, 9:30am Parish Hall
The use of the Labyrinth for spiritual purposes, dates back 4000 years! Come spend a quiet morning learning about labyrinths world-wide, and then enjoy the silence of walking or drawing or writing or meditating in preparation for the Ash Wednesday Eucharist to follow. The quiet day will conclude in the chapel, in time for the 12:10 service.
Lenten Suppers - What’s in Your Spiritual Toolbox?
Save these dates for the upcoming Lenten Supper Series—
Wednesdays—February 21, March 7, 14 & 21.
Antique Show Planning Meeting
Sunday, February 11th at noon in the Library.
Preparations for our 50th Antiques Show are underway and we welcome you to join in the planning! We welcome you to contribute to this ministry as you can. Please don’t hesitate to contact Event Co-Chairs Jamie Bellows  or Wendy Pratt if you have any questions.
Enjoy and Learn—Anglican & Episcopal Spiritual Writers
Three Week Adult Formation Series Led by our Lay Leaders, Sundays, February 18, 25 & March 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)
February 25  - George Orw ell (Gayle Taylor)
March 11  - Dorothy S ayers (Peter Marshall)
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.
SAGES trip Feb 8, 10:30am
SAGES on the Move - Wild Birds, Olive Oil Tasting and Lunch!
Thursday, February 8, Meet at Wild Birds Unlimited at 10:30am.
Calling all SAGES of many ages! We are going on a “Just For The Fun Of It” outing!!!
On Thursday, February 8th, we are hitting the trifecta in Rolling Hills Plaza...Shop for your winter birds and learn more about our beautiful hummingbirds at Wild Birds Unlimited ( 25416 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, just north of PCH ). Then we will head next door to experience the Ultimate in olive oil tastings from around the world at the Bluff Cove Olive Oil Company ; Finally, we will enjoy a casual lunch (on your own $) at the brand new Stonefire Grill just a short walk away! We even have a SAGES door prize for this fun kickoff for 2018!!
If there is interest in carpooling, we will meet at the church at 10:00am at the parking lot at the top of Via Rosa next to Palos Verdes Drive. Sign up at the parish office today or send an email to Hank Gatlin.
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