Message from Jude+

I’ve been reading the last entries in our Lenten Devotional Booklet, and I want to thank everyone who wrote reflections for it. I know it can be nerve wracking to “go public” and express yourself in writing for all to see! You have given the rest of us such a gift as we reflect on your reflections!

Below is information about the services for Holy Week and specific instructions for how to participate, but Holy Week is about more than the services, which, of course, we hope will be meaningful. 

So much of our worship is rightly communal, but Holy Week is a solo journey. It is also a choice. It is a chance to walk through those last days with Jesus, imagining, praying, thinking and experiencing the entrance into Jerusalem, the Last Supper, the trial, torture and crucifixion of the man we call Lord, and the utter, world changing experience of His resurrection. So, I wish you a very holy Holy Week.

Blessings,
Jude+, 310-375 4617 x225, cell 310-701-5966.

Drive-through Holy Communion
We are still offering drive-through Holy Communion on Sunday mornings - the times are 11:30 to noon. Please RSVP to Jude+ either by text 310-701-5966 or email.
Speaking of Holy Week – mark your calendars for Thursday, April 1st at 7:00 p.m. for a Maundy Thursday service where we bless and share bread, wine or other beverage, and a light meal together, as Jesus did with his friends at the Last Supper. Maundy Thursday begins the Triduum, the three holy days of Easter. Let's begin that journey together, as part of the family of St. Francis, by sharing in this beautiful service and meal.

Here's your zoom link:
Apr 1, 2021 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Meeting ID: 857 4783 5525
Passcode: 291307

Dial by your location
       +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
       +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Holy Week at St. Francis

Palm Sunday - This Sunday, March 28, livestreamed at 10:00 a.m. with Zoom coffee hour following.

Drive-through Holy Communion 11:30 - noon. Also collect your palm cross, and service leaflet for Maundy Thursday. PLUS - an Easter gift bag for Sunday School families - and - who knows? Maybe a surprise early appearance from a certain seasonal rabbit?! Please RSVP to Jude+ 310-701-5966 or email.

  • Good Friday - Friday April 2 - Stations of the Cross - premiering on Facebook and Youtube at noon, and available for viewing on demand later in the day or at evening. Meditate on our beautiful stained glass panels and Good Friday liturgy, with solos by Jill Lynch.
  • The Great Vigil of Easter - Saturday April 3, 8:00 p.m. Coordinated by the Rev. Canon Susan Russell with participation by Bishop John Harvey Taylor, Bishop Suffragan Diane M. Jardine Bruce and Canon to the Ordinary Melissa McCarthy and people from all over the diocese. Service will be livestreamed and available for viewing on demand on the diocese's Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

  • Easter Day - Sunday April 4, livestreamed at 10:00 a.m. Glorious music, joyful praise. Celebrate together!
All You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccines
LA Diocese offers you this Special Presentation on Zoom - Saturday, Mar 27, 9:00 a.m.
Learn more about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines from Dr. Nina Harawa, epidemiologist and professor-in-residence at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
St. Francis Coffee Hour!
Time: from 10:30 AM Pacific Time
Every week on Sunday - hop onto the link after worship.
(Pets, including our feathered friends, definitely welcome!).

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 872 9174 6952
Now is the time to check out Youth Group!

Every Sunday evening throughout this pandemic, our Youth Group at St. Francis has been meeting in Zoom starting at 4:00pm. 

Our discussion topics change every week. Look at our posts on Facebook and Instagram, to get a feel for the types of subjects we have previously covered. But some of our best conversations happen during open discussion sessions. 

If you are a teenager or know one, please let them know we want them to join us! Maintaining connections during this time of social distancing is hard. It goes without saying that everyone is tired of Zoom and wants to return to in-person events. But Joy and I are here to listen to the issues and questions teenagers have about anything and everything important in their lives, secular and spiritual.

Youth Group takes a hiatus during the Summer, but we still have nine more sessions before then. Now is a great time to jump in and connect with other teens from St. Francis before the Summer break.

All teenagers (6th grade through 12th grade) are welcome to join. Invite your friends—the more the merrier! If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me directly by email or phone.

Wayne Hastings
Youth Group Director
901-219-6564
Help Habitat for Humanity as Part of your Lenten Practice
This year, as we can't use our hands, we will use our hearts and souls to support this wonderful cause. Here is how you can donate if you would like to:
(Click the Donate button, not Register)
For more information on Habitat here are two links for your interest:
  1. Covid-19 Emergency Relief Website
  2. Video on the work of Habitat for Humanity
Watch Our Services Live via Facebook and Youtube
Sunday Morning Worship – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Worship bulletins are here.
Our Youtube Channel holds our Worship and Sermon videos, plus Virtual Choirs, and more! Hit Subscribe while you're there!!
You do not need to have a Facebook page to view our content. Just click here to view our page.
Compline - Live via our Facebook page
Prayer for the evening - Monday, Wednesday and Friday Evenings, 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 -
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 Jude+ at any time.

If you are in a position to do so, (only if - no guilt), you may also donate to Jude+'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 'Associate Rector's Discretionary Fund' in the memo line. Thank you!

Email Jude+, 310-701-5966.
Simplify Your Giving!
Use automatic bill pay for your pledge to St. Francis. You choose the payment frequency and date that works for you.

Look for Bill Pay or similar when you’ve logged in to online banking. Then add St. Francis as a new payee. You don’t need the church bank details - only the address and phone number: St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274. 310 375 4617. And thank you!!
View or download our bulletins - bulletins will be posted in time for livestreaming.

Sunday's Sermon

Contacts:
The Rev. Jude Lyons, 310-375 4617 x225, cell 310-701-5966.
You are not interrupting our work - you ARE our work!