Remember to Change Your Clocks This Weekend!
Scholarship Outreach - Designs for Dining
Tomorrow - Friday, March 6, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy this very fun day, with speakers, boutiques, silent auction (including a 6 days, 6 night photo safari to South Africa - with 2 game drives a day included) - and all in a wonderful cause to help students attend college. Click here to find out more. Delicious food is included throughout the day, including a light lunch, all as part of the ticket price, $45 in advance and $50 at the door.
Donations and Volunteering
If you are able to donate either cookies or bars for our luncheon and tea time, please bring to the church kitchen tomorrow, marked, "Designs for Dining". If you need anything picked up, call Cheryl Gutierrez (310) 621-3532. We also need lemons for beverages, please leave in the church kitchen. Thank you to all who have volunteered to help. Don’t remember your time? Check staffing list in the church office, and kitchen. Name tags for volunteers will be in a box in the office. To keep our parking open for guests, please park on the streets just north of campus—Paseo de la Playa. There are no time restrictions there. If you need to drop something off, please do so and then move your car. See you there!
The Annunciation, Frederick James Shields
This Sunday - March 8 - A Class on Angels…
…because in my sermon of March 1, I repeated the last line of the gospel, “ suddenly angels came and waited on him”. Let us explore the topic of angels whether you believe in them or not. They are mentioned 334 times in our bible and in the traditions and scriptures of the major religions of the world. Boardroom after both services, led by Paula+
Download Your Lenten Devotional Booklet
The Lenten Devotional is in its fourth year, and contains reflections written by members and clergy of St Francis. Each day in Lent has a reflection based on the daily readings assigned by the Common Lectionary for the Lenten Season. The thoughtful reflections published in these booklets have been at the center of a Lenten practice for many in our community, and we hope that this year these writings will continue to challenge and inspire.
Click here to download your copy (a number of printed copies will also be available at church).
From Paula+
Click here to read Bishop Taylor's Message to the diocese regarding COVID-19, and temporary measures for Holy Communion.
Sunday School Teachers Needed
Please contact Paula+ or Suzanne to find out more.
Tired of Writing Checks? Want to Simplify Your Life?
If you love automated processes, it’s easy to set up automatic bill pay with your bank, for your pledges and gifts to St. Francis. Online bill paying lets you set up a secure online account and pay your bills electronically. When you make an automatic payment, you tell your bank to transfer money, on your predetermined schedule, for the amount(s) you specify. Just enter the payee details: St. Francis Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 772, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274. You don’t need the account or bank code number. If you add your St Francis giving number as a reference (printed on your pledge envelopes) it would be helpful. It's secure, safe and convenient for you, and helps St. Francis manage our budget.
A Need:
Do you have a spare room to rent or to offer for in-kind help for someone who needs a place to live? If so, please let Paula+ know and she will share the details..
Other News, and Coming Up!
Bible Study for Today - Cancelled for This Month
Bible Study for Today is cancelled for this Tuesday, March 10th, in order to support the Lenten Supper Series which begins the next evening as part of our Parish Lenten journey. I urge all of you to come to the series given by Rev Canon Hartshorn Murphy because I know it will enrich and enhance future Bible Study sessions. I apologize for the late notice and hope you are having a holy Lent.  Blessings, Rev. Jude
Dawn Unity Interfaith—Searching For Civility In A Partisan World
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 – 7:30 pm
What could be more timely that this interfaith discussion? Come hear what you can do to move beyond partisan polarization which gets us nowhere. Panel members include our own Rev. Clayton Cobb.
Come To The Lenten Supper Series!
Four Wednesdays, March 11, 18, 25, And April 1 - 6:00 p.m. Supper; 7:00 p.m. Session; 8:15 p.m. Compline
“how the church branches of the one true vine became so twisted?”; “where we are now: visions of the future”
Rev. Canon Hartshorn Murphy, noted historian and teacher, will take us through our winding history, ending each session with some rousing table talk!
1: Palestine, Paul and Beyond;
2: The Desert and Celtic Christianity
3: Rome and England;
4: The New World and Today.
Feed Your Soul With Duruflé’s Requiem
Combined Choirs—Sunday, March 22, 3:30 p.m.,
& Sunday, March 29, 4:00 p.m.
The exquisite Requiem by French composer Maurice Durufl é was written in 1947, at the end of World War II. Msr Durufle chose not to follow the dramatic renditions as written by Mozart, Berlioz, Verdi, and others, but instead bases his melodies on Gregorian chant. The effect is at times ethereal, and at other times full of power. The St Francis Choir will join forces with the choir from St Peter's By The Sea Presbyterian Church to bring this beautiful music to life. We will be accompanied by strings, harp, brass, and organ. Don't miss it!
March 22, at St Peter's By The Sea Presbyterian Church, 6410 Palos Verdes Drive South, RPV - requiem in concert with other music.
March 29, at St Francis - the requiem will be included in the music for a deeply spiritual evensong service.
Ongoing Spiritual Groups
Meditation Group - Thursday Mornings, 9:30—10:30 a.m. in the main sanctuary. No charge. Come and sit quietly with God for half an hour—however you choose to do that—followed by half an hour of bite-sized Bible Study and great conversation. All are welcome! No experience necessary! Drop-in when you can!
 
Yoga - Monday and Wednesday mornings 9-10:30am. All Levels Hatha (open to the public, free will offering). Contact Jill Lynch for more info.
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