Extra-Ordinary Time!

St Francis now enters that long season of the year called Ordinary Time (also known as the Season after Pentecost or the “Green Season”). These months after the Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter cycles are a time for living out our faith in ordinary life. But at St Francis, things are anything but ordinary. Last weekend we celebrated our Summer Gala and observed Juneteenth. Thank you to everyone who helped make these events a success – there was a tremendous feeling of excitement in our fellowship and worship. Now as we move into the summer, we want to carry the momentum of the Spirit into the weeks to come.

Many of you have pent up travel plans. We wish you God’s blessings wherever you may go but when you are in town, please plan to join us in worship and fellowship.

  • We continue to offer a Summer Sunday School time in the playground.
  • Our coffee hour will take place after the 10:00 service. We always need volunteers. The cost of food etc. is covered by the church - just keep your receipts. To find out more, or to volunteer, email or call Elaine 310-594-8268, in the church office. We have full instructions and will guide you. This is an important welcome ministry for St. Francis!
  • We invite you to join us in the Chapel next Wednesday at noon for the Feast of St Peter & St Paul.
  • We will feature special prayers for the nation on July 3rd for Independence Day.
  • We pray for the Episcopal Church as we approach the Church’s General Convention, July 8-11. You can learn more at Season of Prayer for Revival.
  • Pray also for your Search Committee and Vestry as they begin to receive information on potential Rector Candidates.

Yes, it may be Ordinary Time, but extraordinary things are happening at St Francis. Join us!

Taizé - Service of Healing and Wholeness
This Tuesday June 28, 7:00 p.m.
Join us in the Chapel for a peaceful time filled with music and candlelight. If you're not familiar with this tradition, the community of Taizé, in France, is the location of a teaching and contemplative retreat center that attracts thousands of believers from all over the world.

You also have the option for confidential prayer with a Prayer team leader. We pray that the time will be a healing comfort for whatever you face or hold in your heart.
Take Part in the LA Diocese Pride Month Celebrations
This Sunday June 26

10am Worship at St. John's Cathedral* marking 30 years of diocesan LGBTQ+ ministry. Music will be provided by the Trans Chorus of L.A. The Rev. Canon Melissa McCarthy, canon to the ordinary, will preach.
*St. John's Cathedral - 514 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles 90007. The cathedral staff request that all attending be prepared to show proof of full vaccination against Covid-19.

Garden Party - 2-5pm LGBTQ+ ministry of the diocese invites all to the post-Covid return at the Episcopal Residence in Pasadena. Reserve by email. Address and parking details will be sent by return email.

Take a Look at Great Photos from Last Weekend

Click here to enjoy a photo gallery from the Spring Gala, Baptism of Zoey, and Fathers' Day coffee hour.
Thank you!
Many thank you’s are due to so many who said “yes” when asked and became a part of our Gala party. There were planners, preparers and participants.

To the participants, we hope you enjoyed what we had to offer. It was good to see you all having a good time!

To those of you wonderful planners and preparers, it is hard to know how to thank you. The hours of your time are invaluable, your manual labor, artistic talents kitchen skills all created a fun and memorable evening.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Rummage Sale!
Friday July 22nd and Saturday July 23rd
Yes - it's getting nearer! Start bringing along your good, but no longer needed house ware, small furniture, linens, jewelry (even broken), shoes, clothing (especially kids) sporting goods, pet items, garden decor, holiday, tools. If you’re unsure call Gloria 310-375-8916.

Bring your items between 9:30 and 2pm to the parish hall. July 5th through July 20. We can help unload your car. We also need workers to clean,price, sort, and display all of the treasures. Workers also needed especially on Friday July 22nd and Saturday July 23rd - baggers, cashiers, security. Adults, teens, and pre teens welcome.
Proceeds go to the upkeep and maintenance of our property.
Summer Sunday School is here!
For the summer weeks, children will be out of Sunday School classrooms and outdoors for supervised playtime on the Town & Country playground! Parents/guardians can simply drive to the lower parking lot and sign their child(ren) in with an Attendant at the gate entrance to the playground. Attendants will shepherd the children to church in time to reunite with their families for Communion. Any questions, please email or call Kristina Pelá 310-941-2498.

Teens (6th-12th grades)—currently on hiatus. Please contact Rev. Jerry for information.

Sundays - Holy Communion
8:00 a.m. - Rite I in-person worship in the Chapel, with hymns. 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.

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
  • New class - 9:30am Yoga with Jill Live Vinyasa Class
Parish Hall. No set fees - classes are free-will offering. Questions? Jill Fenske

Thursdays from Nov 4, 9:30 - 10:30 am. Library - please continue to wear masks.
Meditation, followed by a quiet time of conversation.
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 - Priest in Charge (Interim)
Mark Bennett 310-594-7416 - Director of Music
Claire Erbeznik 310-375-4617 - Office Administrator & Receptionist
Susan Marshall 310-594-8427 - Communications & Media Manager
Elaine Mistele 310-594-8268 - Business Manager

You are not interrupting our work - you ARE our work!