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Palm Sunday March 25 10am
Palm Sunday, this Sunday, March 25, ONE service only - 10am
We start outside with a joyful procession, singing Hosannas, and waving palm branches, before reading the Gospel of the Passion – reliving the transition from celebration, to Jesus’ arrest and judgement by the authorities.               
Karl Jenkins' Stabat Mater
St Francis Choir and Orchestra Present 
Stabat Mater”  By Karl Jenkins, This Sunday, 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. No admission charge (a free-will offering will be received to offset the cost of this program).
Holy Week and Easter
Sun, Mar 25 Palm Sunday
10am ONE service only
4:00pm St Francis Choir and Orchestra present Karl Jenkins’ Stabat Mater
Tues, Mar 27 Holy Week Taizé —7:00pm, Chapel
Thurs, Mar 29 Maundy Thursday —6:30pm. The Parish Hall becomes the Upper Room. A simple supper plus short service includes footwashing, Eucharist, and dramatic readings of Jesus' last evening with the disciples.
Fri, Mar 30 Good Friday
12:00 noon—Stations of the Cross
7:00pm—Service of Light to Darkness, and anointing with Holy Oil.
Sat, Mar 31 The Great Easter Vigil —7:30pm  
Considered by many to be the most important service of the year, the Easter candle is lit from the first fire of Easter.
Sun, Apr 1—Easter Day —8am and 10am worship, with Easter Egg Hunt following 10am.
Last Chance - Dedicate a Gift to Someone You Love
Altar Flowers and Easter Music
At Easter we join with many members of our wider community, family and friends, to celebrate the joy of our Christian faith.
Use the forms here to dedicate part of our festivities to remember, honor, or give thanks for someone or something special in your life.
Deadline is this Sunday - March 25.
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 .
Labyrinth
Labyrinth
The labyrinth will be available for your use through Holy Week.
Get a Great Deal And Support Our Students!
There are still a few items left from our silent auction to benefit St. Francis Outreach Scholarship Fund
  • Photo Restoration—of one 8 x 10 or smaller and one print 8 x 10 or smaller, Value  $175, expires 8/24/17—Minimum Bid $25
  • Children’s Portrait Session C.M.S. Photography  in PVE - One 11 x 14 Digital Painting, Expires 8/24/17, Value $1,175—Minimum Bid $75
  • Skirball Cultural Center & Museum of Latin American Art, Up to 2 adults & 4 children to the Skirball and Family Pass to MOLAA, Value $140—Minimum Bid $35
  • Antique Serving Platter—Made in Germany , Value $60—Minimum Bid $20
  • Fondue Fun, Set—Value $60 
  • Zulu Nyala Safari—6 days, 6 nights, Photo Safari, includes 2 game drives a day. All accommodations and all meals included. Auction Price $2,000 includes all of the above amenities for 2 persons!!  
If interested, contact Cheryl Gutierrez , Robin Pano or Mary Deley .
Coming Up!
Crafters unite - Sat April 7 - 9 to noon
Crafters Or Wanna-Be's:
Saturday April 7, 9:00 To Noon.
Do you work with yarn, paper, fabric or paint? Do you want to be able to come together with others who do the same or to expand your knowledge?
Saturday, April 7, is a trial date for anyone who would like to meet in the board room to take advantage of the long tables, good lighting and quiet setting. See what projects others have and share yours.. If you are interested but can't make the date, please call or text Anna Eakins (310 297-0701).
Hope to see you there!
Paula+ vacation - April 2 - 9
Paula+ on Vacation
Monday April 2—Tuesday April 10
Paula+ will be on vacation the week after Easter. For pastoral emergencies, please contact either Peter+ on his cell # 626-375 5483, or The Rev. Ruth Eller – 760-375 8148 (h) or 760-382 4922 (c).
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Email Rev. Peter, 310-375 4617 x225.  
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