This Sunday - September 20 - Diocese-wide service with Bishop Taylor.
Bishop John Harvey Taylor and Canon Kathy O’Connor will offer a diocese-wide virtual worship service at 10 a.m. this Sunday, Sept. 20, with the express purpose of giving parochial clergy a break from planning virtual services for their congregations, and to give the bishop an opportunity to speak to the entire diocese. The service, to be conducted in English and Spanish, will be live-streamed from St. Paul’s Commons with the support of Provost Frank Alton and the altar guild of St. Athanasius’ Church.

The service will be livestreamed on Bishop Taylor’s Facebook page -, Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles
Please note also - there will be no outdoor distribution of the Body of Christ (Communion Under Special Circumstances) on Sunday morning at St. Francis. We'll see you all next week!
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.
Watch Our Services via Facebook
You do not need to have a Facebook page to view our content. Just click here to view our page. If you don't have a facebook account, or have forgotten how to log into it, just ignore any prompts to log in etc. The page should be visible to anyone. Still having trouble? Email Susan Marshall, for help.

Weekly Worship - all via our Facebook page
  • Sunday Readings, Music, Sermon, words from Paula+, and Spiritual Communion – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Worship bulletins are here.
  • 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.
Livestreams are also saved to our Facebook page, so you can watch again at any time if you miss one. Plus our sermons are also available as separate audio recordings here.

Other Offerings and Meetings
Zoom groups -
Zoom meetings -
  • Staff
  • Finance
  • Vestry
  • Endowments
  • Miscellaneous
Sunday School School for This Sunday
Click the links or images below to view this week's video lesson, and the Parent Pages!

These are simple, but lovely explanations of each lesson, to help you help your child understand the value of the story.

For questions or more information, contact Alyce Metzroth.
See you soon!!!
Military Outreach
We’re still sending packages – coronavirus isn’t stopping us! Our next time to pack is Sunday, November 8, noon to 2pm. Watch our weekly enewsletters for updates and details.
And in the meantime, click here to see heart-cheering photos of our courageous military opening the packages we sent a couple of months ago.
News from the Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
All women are automatically a member of the ECW at St. Francis.
First of all, I really miss seeing so many of you at church! Let’s pray we can come together soon.
Several weeks ago, Elaine Mistele was doing her kitchen check and discovered that our freezer was not cold. She called me because the ECW has had a “kitchen replacement” fund. This fund has been made possible by the hard work and tremendous support by many parish members during our major fundraiser, the Antiques show and sale.
After some research, we were able to purchase a new unit and have the old one removed.
Many thanks to all who helped to make this possible.
Thank you,
Anna Eakins, ECW co-President
Contact via the church office on - 310 375 4617.
The Bellringer
At the current time, we're not creating issues of this, but we'd still love to hear from you. If you have any updates or items you would have submitted for publication in normal times, send them along to Susan and we will publish them in this enews instead!
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

Click here to read The Episcopal News Update - and see below for more on the report of Bishop Curry's 'Word to the Church'.
What Did Jesus Do?
Watch and read the text of Presiding Bishop Curry's word to the church in which he cites Scripture to discuss what Jesus did during his time that can guide his 21st century followers to bear witness in today’s world. Those teachings are especially relevant, Curry said, during the ongoing pandemic and this “time of great divisions.”

“Divisions that are deep, dangerous and potentially injurious to democracy,” Curry added. “What is the role of the church in the context of an election being held in a time such as this? What is our role as individual followers of Jesus Christ committed to his way of love in such a time as this?”
Paula+, 310-375 4617 x223.
Jude+, 310-375 4617 x225.
You are not interrupting our work - you ARE our work!