Time for Alleluia!

One of the traditions of our church is that we “bury the Alleluias” during the season of Lent, that is, we stop singing and saying Alleluia during that season. Then, when Easter breaks forth, we explode in Alleluias, praising God for the victory that Jesus Christ has won.

Alleluia is a Latinized form of the Hebrew Hallelujah, which is short for “Praise You, Yahweh.” The Jewish Hallel (meaning “praise”) is the recitation of Psalms 113-118, particularly at Passover, when the people celebrated their deliverance from bondage in Egypt. In the same manner – we cry Alleluia to celebrate our deliverance from sin and death through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ our Savior.

I am a lover of old-time Gospel songs, and this season will have me singing one of my favorites, Christ Arose, by Robert Lowry. This is our Easter faith – Christ arose, and we cannot help but sing Hallelujah!

Death cannot keep its prey, Jesus my Savior;
he tore the bars away, Jesus my Lord!

Up from the grave he arose;
with a mighty triumph o'er his foes;
he arose a victor from the dark domain,
and he lives forever, with his saints to reign.
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!

Here is the schedule for this week:
  • Holy Thursday, 14 April, 7:00 p.m. – the focus of this service will be on Holy Communion.
  • Good Friday Way of the Cross, 15 April, Noon – a simple service of prayer and devotion following our beautiful stained glass Stations of the Cross.
  • Good Friday, 15 April, 7:00 p.m. – a service of prayer and Veneration of the Cross.
Sunday of the Resurrection, 17 April
Easter services at 8:00 and 10:00

The glorious music and resurrection readings of Easter Sunday are celebrated with full choir and organ.
And the Easter Egg Hunt is back!
Plus coffee and light refreshments for all after 10am Worship!

Note - free childcare, but no Sunday School on Easter Day.
Take A Look!
Our Palm Sunday Service was both joyful and solemn.The church looked beautiful; our Procession of the Palms began outside with much fellowship and celebration; the service itself was solemn, but meaningful, and then afterwards we chatted over coffee and refreshments.
Click here to watch the opening gathering and Procession! (you will see some familiar faces in our crowd).
Thank you Altar Guild for your hard work
Coffee and conversation
And of course cookies and refreshments
An Alternative to Designs for Dining Event
You are Invited!
Friday, April 29, 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Ready for a fun day at an mostly outdoor event? The St.Francis Outreach Scholarship Fund (SFOSF) has a very fun day planned at Lynn Chichi’s lovely home in San Clemente overlooking the Pacific.

The event will include a Table Talk show by Chichi, a gourmet box lunch, beverages, and shopping at Lynn’s boutiques (Lynn will donate 20% of all sales to (SFOSF). Net proceeds from the ticket cost will also benefit SFOSF. Tickets are $40 for the day’s events - 48 seating max - so act now - don't miss out! RSVP by Saturday April 23.

This fall we assisted 8 new freshmen, who are attending California universities and colleges. We can’t do our work without you.

To purchase a ticket, or make a donation, you can either send your check made out to St. Francis Outreach Scholarship Fund, to St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274, or give it to Janet Laudeman at church, or place in the Scholarship Fund box in the church office. Questions? Please call Janet at (310) 316-7493.

And thank you! Hope to see you there!
Save the date!
You're Invited to a Party!
Saturday, June 18, 5-9 p.m.
Parish Hall and Loggia

The ECW (Episcopal Church Women) are not able to hold the traditional Antiques show this year - so we decided we need a party! It will include all you loved about the Gala without the dealers: food, wine, plants, baked goods and silent auction.

Your help with set up, clean up, food and wine donations will be gratefully accepted. Please contact Anna.

Tickets will be $40 a person or $50 at the door. Put it on your calendar and we hope to see you there. Contact Anna Eakins for questions.
Sunday School
We offer free childcare in the nursery on the Parish Hall stage, during 10am worship; Pre-K thru 5th grade—Meet in classrooms at 9:55 a.m. Children re-join their families in Church in time for Communion. Contact: Kristina Pelá.

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
Mark Bennett 310-594-7416
Claire Erbeznik 310 375-4617
Susan Marshall 310-594-8427
Elaine Mistele 310-594-8268

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