The Harvest is Plentiful

Jesus said:
  • Let the little children come to me and do not try to stop them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. (Luke 18:17, NET).
  • The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest (Luke 10:2, NET).

Everyone likes to see children in church. Is there anything more delightful than seeing the children come into our worship following Sunday School and joining their parents for communion? From the scriptures, we know that there a couple of realities: Jesus wants children to come to him and it takes work to make children’s ministry happen.

I hope and pray that, come the Fall, two things will be true of St Francis. First, I want to see a vibrant Sunday School, an enriching ministry to our children. Second, I would like to see a return of young people to our acolyte ministry.

We want to see our children come to Jesus and we know we need workers to make this happen. If you would like to know how you can help our Sunday School ministry, please speak with Kristina Pelá. If you have a middle school or high school student interested in serving as an acolyte, see me, Father Jerry.

And one more thing about our ministry to children – we want them all to be safe. That is why we are updating our Safe Church training to make sure that God’s precious children are protected.

So, I challenge of you to pray about what you might do to help our ministry to children thrive.

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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.
Summer Sunday School is here!
For the summer weeks, children will be out of Sunday School classrooms and outdoors for supervised playtime on the Town & Country playground! Parents/guardians can simply drive to the lower parking lot and sign their child(ren) in with an Attendant at the gate entrance to the playground. Attendants will shepherd the children to church in time to reunite with their families for Communion. Any questions, please email or call Kristina Pelá 310-941-2498.

Teens (6th-12th grades)—currently on hiatus. Please contact Rev. Jerry for information.
Weekly

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

Meditation
Thursdays from Nov 4, 9:30 - 10:30 am. Nason Prayer Chapel - please continue to wear masks. Meditation, followed by a quiet time of conversation.
Contact - Susie Zimmerman
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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!