Dear Friends,

May God bless you each in every way you most need. I shall hold you in my heart with care and prayers as I seek some time away. “Jesus said to them, ‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’” (Mark 6:31) I will be on a vacation/staycation until August 18th.  Rev. Jude Lyons can be contacted for any pastoral issues that need an immediate response.
Jude+ email or text (310 701 5966).

May God bless us, guide us, protect us and heal us!
With love and care…
310-995-6519
310-375 4617 x223.
Receive the Body of Christ
You are invited to receive the Body of Christ on Sundays in our St Francis Garden in a reserved spot for Holy Communion under Special Circumstances at 11, 11:15, 11:30, 11:45. Social distancing markers are in place and we ask you wear a mask. The wafer is in a paper cup on a tray, distanced from everyone. 
To receive on Sunday August 9 and 16, Please reserve a spot with Jude+ by email or text (310 701 5966).
Be together - 5 days a week, as well as Sundays.
Morning prayer twice-weekly, led by Paula+, and Compline three times per week, led by Jude+ and a team of lay leaders. Each service includes the traditional service, plus words from the leader, and explanations of the readings. They are prayerful and quiet, a far cry from the turmoil of the world, and medicine to help us heal and be comforted and inspired.
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  • Morning Prayer - Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 a.m.
  • Compline (prayer for the evening) - Monday, Wednesday and Friday Evenings, 7:00 p.m.
  • Taizé - 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.
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The Bellringer
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An Invitation to Learn - N Update!
By The Rev. Jude Lyons

In this time of reading, watching, studying and learning the dynamics of systemic racism in our world, the Diocese of Los Angeles has launched a program called My Work To Do. It is described in the article below. I have been participating in the 5 week program with lay and clergy from LA but many other parts of the country as well.
It has been a rich time to watch some pointed yet humorous videos, read articles, and to reflect and listen to one another. It is a well organized and strongly led program. If it interests you, please email me for more information.

Strength for the Journey,
Jude+
310-701-5966
A diocesan invitation:“My Work to Do” with Canon Suzanne Edwards Acton
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30p.m. August 19 - September 16
A five-week program designed to open our eyes and hearts to the roots and results of racism in our lives, our church, our communities and our country, and to form relationships on the South Coast across parish lines.

During these last several months, our eyes have been opened to the persistent and structural reality of race inequality in our community and country. People of color are dying at disproportionate rates from the Novel Corona Virus. Around the world, people have taken to the streets in sorrow and outrage at the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police Officer, wondering how many black men and women must be murdered or incarcerated before we acknowledge the inherent racist biases of our society.

As Rabbi Sharon Brous stated in her June 2nd letter to her faith community in LA, “Some are guilty, All are responsible.” Five years ago, the General Convention of the Episcopal Church identified racial reconciliation as a top priority and directed each congregation and every Diocese to commit to a study and the creation of an action plan to address systemic racism. Few in our church have responded to this mandate. Now is the time for all of us to respond! 
Do you need help of any kind?
Physical, Spiritual, Psychological, Material?
We are here to do our best to help you with whatever you may need. We know circumstances are difficult for many at this time. For help of any kind, or just for a Zoom or Facetime or phone call, please email or call Paula+ or Jude+ at any time.

If you are in a position to do so, (only if - no guilt), you may also donate to Paula+'s Discretionary Fund to help those at St. Francis in financial need. Send checks to 2200 Via Rosa, PVE 90274, made out to St. Francis Church, with 'Rector's Discretionary Fund' in the memo line. Thank you!

Email Paula+, 310-995-6519
Email Jude+, 310-701-5966.
View or download our bulletins - bulletins will be posted in time for livestreaming.

Sunday's Sermon


Contacts:
Paula+, 310-375 4617 x223.
Jude+, 310-375 4617 x225.
You are not interrupting our work - you ARE our work!