This Sunday—March 18
"Understanding the Stabat Mater" 
Sunday, March 18, 11:30-12:30pm Board Room
Jeannie Cobb will give a preview of the dramatic Stabat Mater that the choir will present on Palm Sunday, March 25 at 4:00pm. Come learn about the composer, the texts he uses, and the art presentation that helps bring it all to life.
Lenten Suppers Final Session - What’s in Your Spiritual Toolbox? This week - tools for church...
Wednesday—March 21.
Supper starts 6pm, program 7pm, finish 8pm.
$7.50 ($20 per family), with salad or other vegetarian option.
What is God building in you, and through you? Do you have the right tools handy? Come hear Judith Lyons and Holly Henebry, present tools for church— Confession, Worship, Guidance, Celebration - and come add to, or collect, your personal spiritual toolbox - free for everyone who attends!.
Dedicate a Gift to Someone You Love
Altar Flowers and Easter Music
At Easter we join with many members of our wider community, family and friends, to celebrate the joy of our Christian faith.
Use the forms here to dedicate part of our festivities to remember, honor, or give thanks for someone or something special in your life.
Baptism at the Great Vigil of Easter
The next special opportunity for the Sacrament of Baptism is the night of The Great Vigil,  7:30pm , in our chapel,  March 31 .  Please inquire of Paula+ or Peter+ if you or a family member would like Holy Baptism, the full initiation into Christ’s Body the Church, by water and the Holy Spirit, welcomed into our parish family of God!
Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Sacramental Rite of Reconciliation is available this Lent by appointment with Paula+ or Peter+. It is about letting a heavy burden off your soul. Check out pp. 447 onward in  The Book of Common Prayer .
The labyrinth is now available for your use in contemplation throughout the remainder of Lent.
Get A Great Deal And Support Our Students!
There are still a few items left from our silent auction to benefit St. Francis Outreach Scholarship Fund
  • Hand-Knit Shawl (White) –Argentine Wool—Value $45—Minimum Bid $20
  • Photo Restoration—of one 8 x 10 or smaller and one print 8 x 10 or smaller, Value  $175, expires 8/24/17—Minimum Bid $25
  • Children’s Portrait Session C.M.S. Photography  in PVE - One 11 x 14 Digital Painting, Expires 8/24/17, Value $1,175—Minimum Bid $75
  • Skirball Cultural Center & Museum of Latin American Art, Up to 2 adults & 4 children to the Skirball and Family Pass to MOLAA, Value $140—Minimum Bid $35
  • Antique Serving Platter—Made in Germany , Value $60—Minimum Bid $20
  • Fondue Fun, Set—Value $60 
  • Zulu Nyala Safari—6 days, 6 nights, Photo Safari, includes 2 game drives a day. All accommodations and all meals included. Auction Price $2,000 includes all of the above amenities for 2 persons!!  
If interested, contact Cheryl Gutierrez , Robin Pano or Mary Deley .
Coming Up!
Karl Jenkins' Stabat Mater
St Francis Choir and Orchestra Present 
Stabat Mater”  By Karl Jenkins, Sun, March 25, 4:00pm
Written by contemporary Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, the beautiful and dramatic  Stabat Mater brings us to the foot of the cross to stand with Mary, mother of Jesus. Jenkins uses the traditional 500-year-old text of the  Stabat Mater (in Latin) along with other texts in English, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. Texts on a screen above the choir, plus artwork, will bring the words to life. Presented as part of our Holy Week journey because it so vividly brings into focus the sacrifice of Jesus, and the adoration of all who love him. Free (a free-will offering will be received to offset the cost of this program).
Holy Week and Easter
Sun, Mar 25 Palm Sunday
10am ONE service only
4:00pm St Francis Choir and Orchestra present Karl Jenkins’ Stabat Mater
Tues, Mar 27 Holy Week Taizé —7:00pm, Chapel
Thurs, Mar 29 Maundy Thursday —6:30pm. The Parish Hall becomes the Upper Room. A simple supper plus short service includes footwashing, Eucharist, and dramatic readings of Jesus' last evening with the disciples.
Fri, Mar 30 Good Friday
12:00 noon—Stations of the Cross
7:00pm—Service of Light to Darkness, and anointing with Holy Oil.
Sat, Mar 31 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, Apr 1—Easter Day —8am and 10am worship, with Easter Egg Hunt following 10am.
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