Two More Days Only!
Survey Closes this Friday, November 12

  • What are you looking for in our next Rector?
  • What are your priorities for our next chapter - eg. Youth, Music, Spiritual Growth, Pastoral Care, Outreach?
  • How has St. Francis been doing recently in your opinion?

Questions are both multiple choice and free-form text for your opinions. Ask your family members if they've completed it. Join the many who have. Answers range from one line to full paragraphs. We really want to hear what you're thinking.

We will soon be seeking applications for a new Rector. This is your chance to speak up (anonymously) and say what you are thinking, feeling and hoping for before candidates start to apply and to be considered.

The survey is intended for all those 16+ years of age participating either in-person or remotely in our parish community of worship. Responses are anonymous.
Honoring Our Veterans

I have a powerful memory of my father, who served in World War II at Veteran’s Day ceremonies. He was the Commander of the local American Legion post and was always involved in parades. I liked his uniform, particularly his cap which was decorated with numerous pins.
There is something about a person in uniform. When I see the flags, hear the anthem, and watch the veterans marching by, I always feel a bit more pride in our country.

Those in the military understand the meaning of selfless service – they are laboring for a cause that is greater than their own self-interest. The image of a soldier is certainly a model for Christian discipleship. Paul says, “Share in suffering like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving in the army gets entangled in everyday affairs; the soldier’s aim is to please the enlisting officer” (2 Timothy 2:3-4).

On this Veteran’s Day, we thank all those who answered the call of the nation and gave themselves in service of peace and freedom. But we should be just as thankful for those who answer the call of God and endure hardship for the sake of the gospel.

A prayer for Veteran’s Day: 
God, our mighty warrior, we thank you for all those who served in the Armed Services of our nation. Defend those who continue to be in harm’s way. Watch over their families by day and night. Comfort those who suffer due to wounds of body, mind, or spirit. Help us to always remember the sacrifices of our veterans and to labor for the day when we shall learn war no more.

  • Please note - the office will be closed tomorrow, in honor of the day.
  • And please pray for our Los Angeles Diocesan Convention taking place in Riverside this Saturday.
Please donate food - now until Sunday Nov 21
Harbor Interfaith Thanksgiving Food Drive
Harbor Interfaith works to fill the void for the homeless and working poor during the holidays. They distribute holiday food baskets and provide social connection. Help them to help others by donating items for their Thanksgiving food baskets:

  • Frozen turkeys*
  • cranberry sauce
  • canned vegetables (green beans or corn)
  • boxed mashed potatoes, stuffing or dressing mix
  • yams or sweet potatoes,
  • cake mix and frosting or other dessert mixes.
  • Grocery gift cards are welcome, too.

Please bring non-perishable gifts and leave them on the coffee cart in the Narthex.
*Frozen turkeys need to be placed in the freezer in the kitchen.
Please ask in the office if you need help on a week day. Office hours are 9-3pm Monday through Thursday.

And/or bring donations on Sunday, Nov. 21, after the 8 a.m. service and before and after the 10 a.m. service.

Watch out for news on the Toy and Food Drive for Christmas!
Story Day - Thank you

A very big thank you to everyone who took part last Sunday - from the behind-the-scenes volunteers and workers, to especially each and every one of you who attended in person or online, or who submitted thoughts in the days and weeks beforehand.

The hard-working Story Day team will now be working with the Profile Committee to compile a summary for the Parish Profile which will be given to potential candidates.
Thanksgiving - Worship on Zoom
Thursday November 25, 10:00 am
Wherever you are, and whatever you're doing - this year you can give thanks to God with our community via zoom.

Rev. Jerry will be leading a simple service at 10am.
Here's the link:
Join Zoom Meeting
Advent Quiet Day: “Opening Up to God”
Tuesday, November 30th, 9:00-12:00,
meet in the Board Room
Led by Rev. Jude Lyons

  • Advent is about waiting, but Advent is not just about waiting!
  • It is about Preparing, about making New Choices.
  • It is about Opening up with Joy to receive the Light of Christ!!!

Come together for a morning of Opening Up to God by awaking our senses through activities, laughter, prayer, and silence. We have been shuttered for so long; let’s open the windows and let in the Light!

To help us with planning - please RSVP to Kristina Pela via email or phone (310-941-2498). Also contact her for more details.
The day is generously sponsored by the ECW - all are welcome!
St Francis Church Advent Taize
Advent Taizé - Back In Person!
Tuesday, December 14th @ 7:00pm
Our Taizé service returns for an evening of contemplative music and prayer in our candlelit chapel beginning at 7:00pm and wrapping up with a reception on our heated chapel patio.
Come let the Peace of this Advent Service of Wholeness & Healing wash over you, then join us for a cup of warm wassail and light refreshments afterwards! Any questions, please email or call Kristina Pela 310-941-2498.
More Dates for your Calendar

  • Sunday November 21 - pick up your Advent Calendar and 'Advent at Home' candle-lighting booklet ready for Advent
  • Second Sunday of Advent - December 5 - festive coffee hour and wreath-making.

More details to follow - watch this space!
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

Parish Hall (doors will be open for ventilation and masks must still be worn). No set fees - classes are free-will offering. Questions? Jill Fenske
Meditation (no meeting tomorrow - Veterans' Day)
Thursdays from Nov 4, 9:30 - 10:30 am. Library
Meditation, followed by a quiet time of conversation.
Contact - Susie Zimmerman
Sunday Worship

8:00 a.m. - Rite I in-person worship in the Chapel, with two hymns (for those fully vaccinated). This service is not live-streamed.

10:00 a.m. - Rite II in-person worship in the main church with music.

Masks required: LA County mandate requires masks worn indoors regardless of vaccination status.

10:00 am Sunday worship is 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.
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.
Sunday Worship Bulletins

Last Sunday's Sermon:

Click here for The Episcopal News Update - Bishop Diane Jardine Bruce to begin ministry Dec. 1 as bishop provisional of the Diocese of West Missouri.
Staff Directory
Office main line - 310 375 4617
The Rev. Jerry Sather 310-594-7984
Mark Bennett 310-594-7416
Susan Marshall 310-594-8427
Elaine Mistele 310-594-8268
Mary Sanchez 310-375-4617

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