Preparing for Holy Week   
Our Lenten journey is nearing its end – Jerusalem and Holy Week are just over the horizon.

This Sunday we will experience the central mystery of our faith -
  • We will wave our palm branches in celebration as we enter Jerusalem with Jesus.
  • On Maundy Thursday - We will gather at table with him and remember the love given to us in his body and blood.
  • On Good Friday - We will walk the way of the cross and witness his death and burial for our salvation.
  • On Easter Day - We will meet him resurrected from the tomb and know that new life is ours.

I invite you to attend as many of our services as you can. Together they tell the story of what Christ has done for us. Our 10:00 Palm Sunday and Easter services will be livestreamed so you may watch on online if you choose.

Communion in Both Kinds
Beginning this Palm Sunday, we will again offer communion in both kinds (bread and wine). Intinction will be the method of reception. As you approach your server, please extend your open hand. The server will intinct (dip) the bread into the wine and place it on your hand. For now, this is the only approved way to receive communion in both kinds and by diocesan policy you may not self-intinct. You may receive in one kind (bread only) if you prefer, which is a valid and complete form of communion. Signal your server with a gesture or saying, “one kind” if you wish to receive the bread alone.

I hope you will join us as we celebrate the remarkable story of salvation, the wondrous love God grants us in Jesus Christ. Keep walking in the way of the cross to the grave and the resurrection life.

Here is the schedule:
  • Palm/Passion Sunday, 10 April – ONE SERVICE ONLY at 10:00. No 8:00 service this Sunday.
  • 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.
  • 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 we joyfully announce that this year the Easter egg hunt for the children is back and there will be coffee after the service for all!

Note - there will be free childcare, but no Sunday School on Easter Day.
But...bunny needs your help!
Please help us prepare for the Hunt by donating candy-filled, plastic eggs for the event. Please do not include any candy containing nuts.

Bring eggs to the church office by this Sunday, April 10th if at all possible, or Thursday April 14 at the latest.

Thank you for helping us bring this fun event back to St. Francis!
Honor and Celebrate!
The deadline for submission of dedications is this Sunday April 10. Thank you!
Support the Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine

Episcopal Relief & Development is mobilizing with Anglican agencies and other partners in order to provide humanitarian assistance to people fleeing the violence in Ukraine.

“Ecumenical and orthodox faith networks are on the ground in the border areas of Poland and Hungary,” said Abagail Nelson, Executive Vice President, Episcopal Relief & Development. “We will continue to coordinate with these networks, in order to meet the needs of people who have been displaced.”

Please pray for all those affected and if you can, click here to donate to Episcopal Relief & Development’s International Disaster Response Fund.

Note - be very careful of scams relating to Ukraine support. Even if it looks as though someone you know has contacted you by email or text message asking directly for money/gift cards etc., DO NOT send anything until you have spoken directly to them on the phone or in person to confirm they are not being impersonated by a scammer.
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.

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.
Camp Pendleton Outreach Thanks You!

SO many items for Camp Pendleton women and Children were donated by all of you for our recent outreach! We also collected over $500.00 in Target and Walmart gift cards!

We are grateful to St. Francis, St. Lawrence Martyr, and the community who donated diapers, and used clothes to Camp Pendleton outreach mothers and children.

Our next Outreach program will be this September, 2022!!
We are so grateful! Thank you oh so much!!
Susie Zimmerman, Military Outreach
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!