Celebrating the Wonder of God   

This coming Sunday is Trinity Sunday. In general, the Christian calendar reflects events, particularly the Christ-Event. Trinity Sunday is the one day of the year that is based more on a theological idea concerning God’s nature. Now if you worship with us this Sunday, I guarantee that you will not hear a theological treatise on the Trinity. I find it far better to affirm the Trinity than to explain it!

This week we will read Psalm 8 – one of my favorites that extols the wonders of creation. When I sit in my office and look at the beautiful view from St Francis, I rejoice that God has created such beauty, that Christ has redeemed all creation, and by the Spirit we have the capacity to appreciate and conserve this beauty. 

I hope you will join us as we sing the glory of our Triune God – without the need to explain it. And join us, too, as we honor our graduates. Come and worship our holy, holy, holy God.

We're having a Party!
And Everyone is Invited!
Spring Gala—Next Saturday, June 18, 5-9 p.m.—Parish Hall and Loggia (no steps)

Are you ready for some fun, easy, social time? Take a light hearted break from the troubles of the world.

  • Hang out with old friends and meet some new ones. We'll have wine and other beverages, small plates (savory and sweet), and live piano music.
  • The famous St. Francis Harvest Cupboard is back and will be selling a host of delicious items—cookies, cakes and preserves (all home-made).
  • Then refresh your Spring garden by visiting the Garden Gazebo on the loggia, and don’t forget to try your luck at picking up some special items at the Silent Auction.

Tickets—only $40 in advance, $50 at the door. All proceeds go to the Ministries of St. Francis. Friends and family from outside the Parish extremely welcome!

Please make checks payable to St. Francis ECW, and either mail to St. Francis Episcopal 2200 Church, Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 - or bring to the church office.
What's Happening!
  • June is Pride Month - We pray for God’s blessings on our LGBTQ friends, neighbors and communities.
  • This Sunday, June 12—Trinity Sunday and Baccalaureate. Honor our Seniors and pray them on to the next chapters of their life journeys.
  • Sunday June 19Fathers’ Day. After celebrating mothers earlier this month, let us look forward to celebrating fathers with Beer & Brats to be served during coffee hour after the 10:00 service. We will also be honoring Juneteenth, or “Freedom Day”, which is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.
Military Packing
Donate and have fun helping us pack boxes on Saturday, June 11, noon - 2pm, in front of the church.
Water and snacks provided.

Bring whatever items you would like from our item list, please make cards (children, no last names). Donations for postage also appreciated. Each box postage is $21.00
Please join us and bring your friends. Thank you so much!
Children 5 and upwards accompanied by an adult are invited also!
It should be fun! Contact Susie Zimmerman with any questions. 310.316.5941
Special Zoom Study – The Wheel
Zoom study Next Tuesday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Many enjoyed Father Jerry’s Lenten Study on The Wheel – Vital Practices for Christian Living. By request, we are offering this as a Zoom study. Registration and advance preparation are not required, but if you would like to read some material in advance, please email Jack Hailwood.
Join the re-opened Landscape/Gardening Committee!
After the pandemic break we are happy to be re-forming the Landscape/Gardening Committee. All welcome. No expertise required. If you are interested, or would like to find out more, please email or call our Junior Warden Dick Briggs. 310-540-7707. He'd love to hear from you!
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 - 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!