A Prophet?

During our annual meeting on January 30th, I threw in a short prayer in the form of “Go Rams!” Someone online mentioned that the Cincinnati Bengals needed help, so I added a “Go Bengals!”
Now, I’m not claiming to be a prophet or to have some special powers of prayer, but both teams ARE in the Super Bowl . . . just saying. If football’s your thing, I hope it’s an exciting match-up.

BUT... before the big game, there is church. Just as there will be a titanic struggle in Inglewood this Sunday, in our service we will be reminded of the struggle between the way of the righteous and the way of the wicked – who will be victorious? We will also have special music in honor of Black History Month from David and Femi Knight. Finally, we welcome the return of our unofficial third sacrament – COFFEE HOUR! A good word, great music, and some delicious coffee should set you up for the game.

As a reminder, we still require you to wear a medical-type (not cloth) or K/N95 mask while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. We also encourage you to social distance by family group as much as possible. We hope you will consider joining us in person, but please watch us online if you are more comfortable doing so.

In the next few weeks, we are looking to bring back our 8:00 service, choir, Sunday School, and nursery. We could use volunteers for all these programs, so please speak to me or a member of the staff to learn how you can help.

Enjoy the game, and for the record, I am not going to make any prophecies about the Super Bowl. But I know this – God will show up at St Francis on Sunday. Will you?

Lenten Bible Study on Zoom
Tuesdays March 8 – April 5, 7:00-8:30pm
“Preparing for the Passion of Jesus”

During Lent, as we prepare for Easter, we will be holding a 5-week online Bible Study course that will dive into the stories of the final week of Jesus’s earthly life.

To supplement our studies, we plan to use a book by Amy-Jill Levine called "Entering the Passion of Jesus, A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week."

Anyone is welcome to join. Feel free to invite others you feel would be interested in participating. Simply email Jack Hailwood or Suellen Eslinger if you plan to attend so we can email you class handouts in advance of each session as well as the Zoom link.

More details to follow. See you all then!
Coffee Hour
We're so happy to announce that coffee hour will re-start this Sunday - February 13. Meet under the Arches outside the Sanctuary after 10:00 a.m. worship for tea, coffee and light refreshments.

Please see the sign-up sheet on Sunday morning if you would like to take a turn to help.
Senator Ben Allen Senior Scam Stopper Webinar
Wednesday, February 9 from 4-5 p.m., on Zoom
Seniors, family members, and caregivers, our local senator is hosting a Senior Scam Stopper Webinar. This Zoom webinar will feature expert panelist from the Contractors State License Board, the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation, and the California Department of Insurance. Join to learn about common scams to look out for and how you can protect yourself from becoming a victim.

Sunday School
Sunday School is temporarily suspended due to the Omicron Covid variant. We'll let you know when we're back!

Sundays - Holy Communion
8:00 a.m. - temporarily on hiatus. 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

Meditation - we're back!
Thursdays from Nov 4, 9:30 - 10:30 am. Library - please continue to wear masks.
Meditation, followed by a quiet time of conversation.
Excited to start again!!!
Susie Zimmerman hopes many people feel welcome to join.
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

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