The Faith of a Queen   

I have enjoyed watching the stately grace surrounding the services and remembrances for Queen Elizabeth. No one does ceremony better than the British. Throughout all the services a recurring theme has been the deep faith of the Queen. In her Christmas message of 2014, she said:

"For me, the life of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, whose birth we celebrate today, is an inspiration and an anchor in my life. A role model of reconciliation and forgiveness, he stretched out his hands in love, acceptance, and healing. Christ's example has taught me to seek to respect and value all people of whatever faith or none."

I believe these words provide a challenge for us. Is Jesus the inspiration and anchor of your life? Does following him inspire you to love, acceptance, healing, and respect for all people? Let us follow the Queen’s example and give our allegiance to Jesus Christ. Thanks be to God!

What Happened on Get Connected Sunday?
Catch up by downloading our flyer which gives an outline of all the Ministries we have going on, or starting up this Fall here at St. Francis.
Watch Jerry's lively sermon in which he introduced many of our Ministry Shepherds (those who lead and coordinate the ministries). Plus some musical fun!!

In coming weeks we'll be highlighting individual ministries in this enews.

And thank you to our Fellowship team who coordinated the Taco lunch.

We also took many photos of our congregation - if you missed that too, then Harry Bellows will be back with his professional camera setup on St. Francis Day - October 2.
Register Now for Sunday School
Take the opportunity to REGISTER your child(ren) for Sunday School on Get Connected Sunday, as indoor classes will resume Sept. 25th. In the meantime, children can continue to enjoy supervised playground activity during our services as summer draws to a close.
Paper forms will be available on Sunday, or fill in the form online here.
Enrich Your Life
Come to Taizé - Tuesday September 27, 7:00pm. Angel-themed this month in honor of Michaelmas. Candles and peace with a reception to follow. Plus time to pray confidentially with a member of clergy.

Celebrate St. Francis
  • Bless your Pets! Saturday October 1, 4:30pm. Informal and friendly. Outdoors in the St. Francis garden.
  • Festival Worship - ONE service only - Sunday October 2, 10am. Followed by Italian - themed lunch. Everyone welcome!
Please Donate Food
September is Hunger Action Month. Bring food all month for Harbor Interfaith.
Either to the office during the week, or to church on Sunday.
Please bring: Peanut butter and cracker packages, fruit cups , pop-top canned foods, granola bars, cups of noodles, jelly, instant oatmeal, microwaveable foods, packets of raisins, pasta and rice, toothbrushes, toothpaste, lip-balm, deodorant, travel size shampoo, soap, conditioner, lotion.
Thank you!
Questions? Contact Gayle Taylor.

Sundays - Holy Communion
8:00 a.m. - Rite I in-person worship in the Chapel, with hymns. This service is not live-streamed.

10:00 a.m. - Rite II in-person worship in the main church with music. Live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube, and available for watching later.

Please contact Kristina Pelá to arrange for a Lay Eucharistic Minister to safely bring you communion.

Yoga with Jill! - no meeting this week. Classes resume August.
A spiritual mind and body practice!
  • Mondays 11:15am -12:45pm - Level 1/2 Hatha Yoga
  • Wednesdays 9:00-10:15am Level 1 Gentle Yoga
  • New class - 9:30am Yoga with Jill Live Vinyasa Class
Parish Hall. No set fees - classes are free-will offering. Questions? Jill Fenske

Thursdays from 9:30-10:30am in our church sanctuary has re-started; masks optional. Please join us for meditation, followed by a time of conversation. 
Contact - Susie Zimmerman
Coffee Hour Ministry
It's quick and easy to sign up - just pick a day. More than one person or household can sign up on the same day, so you don't have to be on your own.
  • We'll show you what to do.
  • We reimburse expenses.
Remember - the Parish Directory is Online
Need someone's email, or even map directions to their home?
The password is Romans12:4-5
Bookmark the link on your phone or computer and let your browser save the password and you will always be up to date with information!
In a later email we will tell you how to access the Member Portal so you can edit details of your own listing.
Need Help of Any Kind?
Physical, Spiritual, Psychological, or Material?

We are here to do our best to help you with whatever you may need. We know circumstances can be difficult at any time. For help of any kind, or just for a Zoom or Facetime or phone call, please email or call Jerry+ .

Enews Submission Deadline: 3:00 pm Wednesdays
Enews is sent weekly on Thursday afternoons: email Susan with your requests.
Staff Directory
Office main line - 310 375 4617
The Rev. Jerry Sather 310-594-7984 - Priest in Charge (Interim)
Mark Bennett 310-594-7416 - Director of Music
Claire Erbeznik 310-375-4617 - Office Administrator & Receptionist
Susan Marshall 310-594-8427 - Communications & Media Manager
Elaine Mistele 310-594-8268 - Business Manager

You are not interrupting our work - you ARE our work!