Rector Search Update   

This coming Sunday, the Fifth Sunday of Easter, we will ask God to bless our search committee at our 10:00 service. The search for our new Rector will soon begin in earnest and we pray that God will guide St Francis to the leader who will shepherd us into the future. The members of our search committee are: Joy Bacon, Anna Eakins, Mark Hamilton, Kelly Lynch, Fabrizio Pelá, and Alex Sams.

This Sunday at 10:00 we will have a guest preacher, the Rev. Dr. Bob Honeychurch. Bob will be conducting a brief retreat with our Vestry following the service to discuss how we might best welcome and support a new Rector.

Our special prayer emphases this Sunday will be:
  • Ongoing prayers as part of Military Appreciation Month and Mental Health Awareness Month.
  • Police Week and Emergency Medical Services Week.
  • Peace Officers Memorial Day in tribute to the brave local, state, and federal peace officers who have died or been disabled in the line of duty.

Jesus is risen and St Francis is living out the new life in Christ! Come and see the glory of the Lord!

Last Sunday to Donate Undies
Donate Men's Long White Socks and Underwear for both Men and Women - this Sunday, May 15
The Breakfast and Showers Program for the Homeless at St. Luke's needs these items:
  •     Long white "tube" socks
  •     Men's boxers or boxer briefs, size Medium or Large
  •     Women's sports bras, bras, and panties size 5-9
We'll have a basket in the Narthex, or you can drop items off at the office when it is open.
Questions? Email Gayle Taylor
And thank you!
Girl hugging military Dad
Prayers for the Military
As a part of Military Appreciation Month, we want to update our list of military personnel. If a member of your family is serving in the military, please call the office or Rev. Jerry to let us know.
Isn't Our Campus Beautiful!!
Can you help us keep it that way?
After the pandemic break we are happy to be re-forming the Landscape/Gardening Committee. Share expertise, learn from others and take pride in helping to enhance the beauty of our Church. All welcome. No expertise required. If you are interested, or would like to find out more, please email or call our Junior Warden Dick Briggs. 310-540-7707. He'd love to hear from you!
Save the date!
Spring Gala Party!
Saturday, June 18, 5-9 p.m. Parish Hall

It’s coming, our Spring Gala party! The invitations are being printed and will be addressed on May 18, from 9:30 to 11:30 am, in the boardroom. Join us for our first volunteer opportunity. Other opportunities will be the week of the party:
  • setting up tables, arranging decorations, serving food, taking tickets, and of course, clean up.
  • If you are able we will also need donations of food, wine and silent auction items. Cash donations will also be gratefully accepted.
  • Lastly, plan on coming and bring a fellow parishioner, friend or neighbor!
Questions? Call Anna Eakins (310) 297-0701
Sunday School & Free Childcare
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.
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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!