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We invite you to the Pilgrimage of Holy Week
Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil are three days in the church year when we physically walk with Jesus from the table, to the cross, and to the tomb. On Easter morning, we go with Mary Magdalene and witness with her, Jesus rise from the dead. The three days before, explain why we gather on Easter.  
We are Easter people…because He lives, we live!

Though it might be hard to make it to church three times in a row, coming to these services are a great reminder of why we gather on Sunday mornings in the first place! 

Holy Week/Easter  
Maundy Thursday - April  13 - Light Dinner/Communion, 6:30pm
Good Friday - April  14
Stations of the Cross, 12:10pm -  Mo. Paula and Rev. Peter will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation after the service, or by appointment.
NEW this year - Service of Light and Darkness, 7pm - a simple service, but offering anointing with Holy Oil, in a mirroring of Ash Wednesday.
The Great Vigil of Easter - April  15, 7pm - first Communion of Easter!
Easter Day - April  16 - Rite I Holy Communion, 8am;
Choral Eucharist with full choir and brass, 10am, and Easter Egg Hunt after 10am!
Kids and Easter!
Don't miss the traditional Easter Egg Hunt after Easter Day 10am service on the grass area!
Note - there will be no Sunday School this week, so that children and teachers may worship with their families.

Children! Sing at 10am Easter Day Worship!
You are all invited to sing on Easter morning. We have already been singing this song in Sunday School. Rehearsal - Saturday, April 15 at 2:30pm (about 45 minutes).  Easter Sunday meet at the front of the church at 9:40am to practice one more time. For full info contact Jeannie Cobb.
NEW - Fruit-Sharing for Outreach at St Francis
In conjunction with Los Angeles Diocese ‘ Seeds of Hope ’.
  • Do you have surplus garden fruit that you would like to share?  You will soon be able to bring fruit to church for donation to the outreach causes we support - such as St Luke's, Mama Hill's Help. We will even help you pick your produce!
  • 5 new fruit trees are to be planted at St Francis! Join us for a fun, short work day on Saturday, May 6, from 9:00am-Noon. For more, contact our Seeds of Hope Co-Chairs,  John Henebry and Hank Gatlin.

Much more detail on this exciting initiative to follow after Easter! It's a win-win!

Organ Fundraising Phase II
THANK YOU to all who have contributed to Phase I of our Campaign to Repair and Upgrade our organ - we have reached $107,770 of our needed $150,000!
In Phase II, we proceed with the repair and continue to invite your partnership. On the patio after Easter, you will see an “Adopt-a-Key” chart that acknowledges people who have contributed. There are still keys available for new contributions!  We would like to receive all contributions by May 31. You can contribute by check, by Bill Pay,  and online by credit card or eCheck, or by making payments over time through the church office. Thank you!  
Memorial Service for Margaret Smith
Next Saturday, April 22, 11am
Eternal rest, grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her.
May she rest in peace. Amen.

Look Ahead!
Vacation Bible School
Planning Meeting
Sunday, May 7, 11:30-12:15 Board Room
Please attend to hear about how to help implement ideas for a fun-filled week from June 26 to June 30.
Antiques Show is Coming!
Opening Night Preview Party "A Night on the Riviera"
Wednesday May 31: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Opening night tickets (good for admission on all show days) only $25 in advance (by Monday, May 20) or $40 at the door.  Or buy five for a great deal of only $100! 
 
Show and Sale
Thursday & Friday June 1 and 2: 11am – 6pm
Saturday, June 3: 11am – 4pm
Tickets - $10 (or $8 with a $2 discount flyer).

Preparations for another successful Antiques Show are underway! We invite you to contribute to this ministry fundraiser supporting St. Francis and its many ministries.
Here are a number of ways you can have fun, and contribute, in addition to volunteering for the many roles during the Show.
Sermons and Bulletins Online
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Sermons Online Archive
There was no sermon on Palm Sunday.
note - sermon recordings are usually preceded by the reading of the Gospel for that week.
Episcopal News Weekly 
Email Mo. Paula, 310-375 4617 x223
Email Rev. Peter, 310-375 4617 x225.  
 
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