Looking Forward
This Sunday is the third of the great Epiphany readings consisting of the coming of the Wise Men, the Baptism of Christ and the first miracle at Cana. The transformation of the water into wine is a sign that calls us to faith in Jesus.

In these challenging times we desperately need to place our full faith in the Lord’s grace. Thank you for continuing to observe our current Covid restrictions, as frustrating as they may be, and have faith that God will transform these present circumstances.

Many important events are taking place in the next few weeks. On January 30th we will hold our annual meeting. Sadly, we must do so via Zoom. Please watch for further information.

We also announce that we will say farewell to Mary Sanchez as our Office Administrator who will retire this month after many years of faithful service. We thank Mary for her ministry among us. You are invited to bring cards, notes, and a love offering in thanksgiving for Mary. Please mail them to, or leave with, Elaine Mistele in the office at 2200 Via Rosa, PVE, CA 92074.

We hope and pray that current restrictions will be of short duration. Please continue to pray for St Francis as we seek the way in the future God has prepared for us.

Military Outreach News - Thank you!

Wow! Thank you for all your help!

Everyone has given so much! We sent 15 gift cards (at $25.00 each card), along with toys, kitchen equipment, children’s clothes and bedding to support Camp Pendleton Mothers and Children.

Our Military Outreach program, led by Susie Zimmerman, and with the generous support of many of you, has a long tradition of packing gift boxes for military deployed overseas, however, in recent times the number of deployed military has decreased, so we are happy to announce that we have this new Outreach cause.

Our next Outreach will be coming in April.
Questions? Email Susie.
Sunday School
Sunday School is temporarily suspended due to the Omicron Covid variant. We'll let you know when we're back!
And ... just around the corner ... Lent!

And with the coming of Lent comes the publication of our Annual Lenten Devotional Booklet, a collection of short reflections written by our parish family, for our parish family.

Will you consider writing one yourself? No experience necessary!

Bishop Deon Johnson of Missouri will deliver sermon for Martin Luther King commemoration
Online on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 4:00 p.m.

The Diocese of Los Angeles and its Program Group on Black Ministries will present the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration online on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. Bishop John Harvey Taylor will be celebrant, and Bishop Deon Johnson of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri will preach at the virtual service, which will be streamed via the diocesan Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Sundays - Holy Communion
8:00 a.m. - Rite I in-person worship in the Chapel, with two hymns (for those fully vaccinated). 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.

Masks required: LA County mandate requires masks worn indoors regardless of vaccination status.

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
Parish Hall (masks must still be worn). No set fees - classes are free-will offering. Questions? Jill Fenske

Thursdays from Nov 4, 9:30 - 10:30 am. Library
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
Susan Marshall 310-594-8427
Elaine Mistele 310-594-8268
Mary Sanchez 310-375-4617

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