Palm Sunday - this week - April 14 - ONE service only at 10:00 a.m.
We start outside with a joyful procession, singing Hosannas, and waving palm branches, before reading the Gospel of the Passion – reliving the transition from celebration, to Jesus’ arrest and judgement by the authorities.  
You're all invited! Gather on the patio outside the church a little before 10:00 a.m., next Sunday, April 14.
We will begin the service outside, with the children singing with the adult choir and Handbells. Then the kids will lead the parade into the church while we sing “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”, after which the teachers will lead them out to Sunday School. Hope you can join the parade!
“Called to the Wall” Annual Diocese Pilgrimage
This Saturday, April 13, 6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (estimated)
Join Rev. Laurel and Canon Hank in the annual “Called to the Wall” pilgrimage, organized by the Diocese of Los Angeles and San Diego. Stations of the Cross are read along the way. All youth and adults invited. Meet at St. Francis at 6:30 a.m. (lower lot), then caravan to the next stops, including lunch at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Chula Vista 11:30 a.m. Final stop begins at border parking lot at about 1 p.m.. Pilgrims will walk across the beach about a mile to the U.S.-Mexico border fence, where we will celebrate the Eucharist on the San Diego side of the wall as representatives of the Anglican Church in Mexico celebrate on the Tijuana side. Contact Laurel+ or Hank to confirm, and/or for questions. Laurel+ has visited the wall and is happy to share her experience with you.
Eggs-traordinary Request! Please Help With Eggs for Easter Hunt!
Eggs are now available in the Parish Office ready to be filled in time for our annual Easter hunt. If you can, please take some home to fill, or bring some pre-filled eggs, and return them to the office by Thursday April 18.
Thanks! The Bunny
Children's Choir
Is this the season to begin a children's choir at St Francis? Some families have asked that very question. In order to have a choir we need at least 10 young singers who can commit to the time. Do you know any children who would like to be part of this adventure? Please let Jeannie Cobb know. The choir would begin in September, and would rehearse either on Thursday afternoons or on Sundays after church. Join the conversation! Jeannie.
Other News, and Coming Up!
Holy Week and Easter Services
Holy Week Taizé - April 16, 7 p.m., Chapel
Wednesday Mid-day Eucharist - April 17, 12:10 p.m., Chapel
Maundy Thursday - April 18, 6:30 p.m. Light Dinner/Communion
Good Friday - April 19
  • Stations of the Cross, 12:00 p.m., Church.
  • Service from Light to Darkness, 7:00 p.m., Chapel
The Great Vigil of Easter, April 20, 7:30 p.m.
A Men's Corner: Connecting With other Men at St. Francis
Wednesday, April 24, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. At The Corner Bakery, 1868 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach.
Rev. Peter Huang and Canon Hank Gatlin host this monthly fellowship time for men. Come join in each other's spiritual journey over a meal or cup of coffee. Let us know if you can join us—or just stop by!
Releasing Anxiety: Three Steps to a Calm, Focused and Vital Life
Free Day-Long Event, Saturday, April 27, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Do you want a life where you can worry less and enjoy your life more, be more productive, improve your health, focus more clearly, and have richer, more rewarding relationships? Learn how to experience a life with less anxious thoughts and feelings. Are you are tired of how anxiety has limited you? Come and learn concrete, scientifically proven strategies to have a life you love.
This is a highly practical and interactive experience and you will come away with tools you can use immediately in your life.
Due to the nature of the event spots are limited.RSVP: Alison Houghton | 310-218-8431 
Find Out What to Do in a Disaster
Disaster Preparedness Workshop, Sunday May 5th, Board Room, after each service.
We are committed to having our parish family prepared in the event of an emergency. Please attend this workshop to review Basic Life Support, use of our AEDs, take a short tour of other emergency equipment available on campus, and review the Run, Hide, Fight Criteria in the event of an active shooter event. If you would like to help please contact Sue Ferme or Diane Diekman.We look forward to seeing you at one of the workshops and will be available to answer any of your questions.
“To Be One...” A United Musical Offering
By The Choirs Of St. Francis, And St. Peter’s By The Sea Presbyterian Church
St Peter’s – Concert, Sunday, May 12, 3:30 p.m.
St Francis - Evensong, Sunday, May 19, 4:00 p.m.
Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein, with additional works by: Stopford, Rutter, Courtney, Hagenberg, & Forrest. To understand the sentiment of this modern-classic work by Bernstein, consider this contemporary take on just a few verses from the Psalms:
“Why are the nations in an uproar?...”, Psalm 2; “See how good it is when we all live together in harmony as one...”, Psalm 133
Dr. Mark S. Bennett, conductor; Dr. Jeannie Cobb, conductor; Dr. Hyunju Hwang, organ
Ongoing Spiritual Groups
Meditation Group - Thursday Mornings, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Nason Prayer Chapel. No charge.
Yoga - Monday & Wednesday mornings 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Free-will offering. Contact Jill Fenske for more info, or to be added to her email contact list.
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