You Are Invited...Following Palm Sunday, Holy Week leads us through the journey to Easter Day, and helps us to experience the love of Jesus in our lives, our work, our homes, and together at St Francis.
Thurs, April 18— Maundy Thursday—6:30pm. The Parish Hall becomes the Upper Room. A simple supper plus short service includes foot-washing, and Holy Communion, then moving to the church for washing and anointing of the Altar.
Fri, April 19—Good Friday
12:00 noon—Stations of the Cross
7:00pm—Service of Light to Darkness, with candles, music, and anointing with Holy Oil.
Sat, April 20—The Great Easter Vigil—7:30pm 
Considered by many to be the most important service of the year, the Easter candle is lit from the first fire of Easter.
Sun, April 21—Easter Day—8am and 10am worship. Full choir, with brass and organ, and Easter Egg Hunt following 10am.
Parking on Easter Sunday for 10am
Our welcome begins in the parking lot!
We all know that parking is tough at the 10am service on Easter Day. Two thoughts - if you are not disabled, there are plenty of places to park for free just 5 to 10 minutes away round the corner at Paseo de la Playa. Or even consider a cab, or Uber or Lyft perhaps and save yourself the entire driving and parking hassle!
Paula+ on Vacation
Monday April 22—Tuesday April 30
Paula+ will be on vacation the week after Easter. For pastoral emergencies, please contact Peter+ on his cell #626-375 5483.
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!
Antique Show Opening Night Invitation & Discount Card Addressing
Thursday, April 25 at 9:30am in the parish hall.
Please come and help us as we stuff and address the envelopes for our fun opening night party invitations, as well as address and stamp over 1,900 discount cards that get mailed out to past attendees! Many hands make light work! Click here to read show dates and details...
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!
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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(there was no sermon on Palm Sunday)

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