Easter Never Ends   

The Octave of Easter Sunday (this coming Sunday) is sometimes called “Low Sunday.” After all the glory and jubilation of Easter Day, things just do not seem quite as “high.” And, frankly, we probably will not have the same attendance, though I continue to prayerfully hope!

Certainly, the Gospel for this day is a high point and I think we should call the day Thomas Sunday because we hear doubting Thomas become believing Thomas with his confession: “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28). Every Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate that Christ has died and Christ is risen. Every Sunday is an opportunity to hearken to the Word and come to believe “that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31).

We still have several weeks left to the 2022 Easter Season and, in truth, Easter never ends. Christ is risen and lives forevermore. Let our high Alleluias continue, for Jesus Christ is Lord.

Undie Sundays are Back!
Men's Long White Socks and Underwear for both Men and Women
The Breakfast and Showers Program for the Homeless at St. Luke's needs these items:
  •     Long white "tube" socks
  •     Men's boxers or boxer briefs, size Medium or Large
  •     Women's sports bras, bras, and panties size 5-9
We'll have a basket in the Narthex on May 8 and 15, or you can drop items off at the office when it is open.
Questions? Email Gayle Taylor
And thank you!
An Alternative to Designs for Dining Event
You are Invited!
Friday, April 29, 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Sign up Deadline This Sunday - April 24.

Ready for a fun day at an mostly outdoor event? The St.Francis Outreach Scholarship Fund (SFOSF) has a very fun day planned at Lynn Chichi’s lovely home in San Clemente overlooking the Pacific.

The event will include a Table Talk show by Chichi, a gourmet box lunch, beverages, and shopping at Lynn’s boutiques (Lynn will donate 20% of all sales to (SFOSF). Net proceeds from the ticket cost will also benefit SFOSF. Tickets are $40 for the day’s events - 48 seating max - so act now - don't miss out! RSVP by this Sunday April 24.

This fall we assisted 8 new freshmen, who are attending California universities and colleges. We can’t do our work without you.

To purchase a ticket, or make a donation, you can either send your check made out to St. Francis Outreach Scholarship Fund, to St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274, or give it to Janet Laudeman at church, or place in the Scholarship Fund box in the church office. Questions? Please call Janet at (310) 316-7493.

And thank you! Hope to see you there!
Rummage Sale Storage Space Needed...
Does anyone have space in their garage for some rummage sale items to store until July, when we will have our annual St. Francis Rummage sale? This is a great money maker for St. Francis, but without additional storage we are unable to accept donations from those who are moving or are in need of downsizing. We are talking about small tables or chairs or boxed items, not a pile of junk. If you can help out for a couple of months please call Gloria 310-375-8916.
Save the date!
You're Invited to a Party!
Saturday, June 18, 5-9 p.m.
Parish Hall and Loggia

The ECW (Episcopal Church Women) are not able to hold the traditional Antiques show this year - so we decided we need a party! It will include all you loved about the Gala without the dealers: food, wine, plants, baked goods and silent auction.

Your help with set up, clean up, food and wine donations will be gratefully accepted. Please contact Anna.

Tickets will be $40 a person or $50 at the door. Put it on your calendar and we hope to see you there. Contact Anna Eakins for questions.
Sunday School & Free Childcare
We offer free childcare in the nursery on the Parish Hall stage, during 10am worship; Pre-K thru 5th grade—Meet in classrooms at 9:55 a.m. Children re-join their families in Church in time for Communion. Contact: Kristina Pelá.

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

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!
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 Nov 4, 9:30 - 10:30 am. Library - please continue to wear masks.
Meditation, followed by a quiet time of conversation.
Contact - Susie Zimmerman
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
Mark Bennett 310-594-7416
Claire Erbeznik 310 375-4617
Susan Marshall 310-594-8427
Elaine Mistele 310-594-8268

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