Bishop Diane Bruce
The Bishop Is Visiting St Francis for Confirmation!
This Sunday, May 21
Support our confirmands, and join us this Sunday, as we enjoy the visit of the Right Reverend, Diane M. Jardine Bruce, our beloved Bishop Suffragan, who will be joining us for Holy Communion at 8am, and for Holy Communion and the sacraments of Confirmation, Reception and Reaffirmation at 10am.  
Vacation Bible School!
Monday through Friday, June 26-30 , 9:30am - noon
St. Francis Families - register your child(ren) now!  
Don't miss the chance to sign up - registration is open now.

New Staff Member
We have a new member of our staff, The Rev Celeste Stump, a vocational deacon (that means she feels called to be a deacon and not a priest) is now a part of our parish family.  Celeste is the chaplain at The Canterbury but will help at St Francis when she can.  The diocese attached her to us and we are blessed indeed.  I will share more and let Celeste introduce herself in the June Bellringer Newsletter.  Paula+
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 $111,534 of our needed $150,000!
In Phase II, we proceed with the repair and continue to invite your partnership. On the patio after worship, 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!  
Look Ahead!
Antiques Show is Fast Approaching
and We Need You!!
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).
Volunteer Opportunities During Opening Night and the Show
Get to know each other, and enhance the reach of our many ministries.
Choose what you'd best enjoy - Gazebo, Harvest Cupboard, kitchen help, parking/traffic control, food servers, ticket sellers and takers, and many more! Please contact Jamie Bellows (310) 922-1689 Darryl Tillman (424) 634-23 or Wendy Pratt (310) 372-7046 to let one of them know of your interests in volunteering or sign up at the Volunteer desk in the Church office.
Opening Night Party "An Evening on the Riviera"
Wednesday May 31: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Tickets for Opening Night are only $25 when purchased in advance by Monday, May 20 or $40 at the door or you can purchase five (5) Opening Night tickets for a great deal of only $100! Your Opening Night ticket is good for admission on all days of the Show. Buy your tickets Sunday after both services!
Opening Night Silent Auction Donations Needed
It’s time to get excited and think about donating to the upcoming Opening Night Silent Auction! Everyone knows there are many amazing opportunities to participate in this ministry, and We Would LOVE to have you donate to the Opening Night SILENT AUCTION!! Gift baskets, sports packages, vacation homes, wine packages, cigars, art, gift certificates...the possibilities are endless!!! Have fun being creative and Thank you for donating! Items can be labeled and brought to the Church office by Sunday, May 28. Please contact Silent Auction Chair Gayle Taylor (310) 375-7038.

Love to Bake? You make it we’ll sell it!
Bring your goodies for the Antiques Show Harvest Cupboard. Accepting all candies, cookies, breads, cakes, pies and jams, bring to lower classroom starting morning of Wed May 31 until Friday June 2nd afternoon. We will package and label items.
Please give us the name of item and if it contains any nuts (what kind?).

Upcoming Staff Retreats/Vacations
Please note that staff will be out of the office as follows:
Paula+ will be on a spiritual retreat May 22-26, and on vacation July 17-August 1.
Peter+ will be in Taiwan May 26-June 3, and on vacation June 26 – July 4
Mary — on vacation May 31 – June 7 and Sep 18-22
Elaine — on vacation July 18-July 24 and Aug 7-11
Jeannie — on vacation July 24 –July 29  
Sermons and Bulletins Online
Sunday Worship Bulletins - download your bulletin to your phone or tablet and help us save the planet!
Sermons Online Archive
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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