Catch the Spirit at St Francis   

There is no better day than Pentecost to proclaim that the Holy Spirit is guiding us into an exciting new future. Our Rector position is now advertised, and potential candidates can submit applications. We thank the Vestry and Profile Committee for all their challenging work in getting to this point.

Now we ask that you help our Search Committee in their ministry. First, pray for them! Ask that the Holy Spirit will give them wisdom in selecting a slate of qualified candidates to the Vestry. Second, we ask that you refrain from asking them questions about their work, including candidates and progress. Finally, we invite you to join us for a discussion on the future of St Francis following our Pentecost worship this Sunday.

What are your hopes and goals for the future of St Francis? Members of our Vestry and Search Committee will be at the coffee hour to listen to you. We also invite you to write down your thoughts —we will have note cards and writing implements—or bring notes with you. Your inputs will help us shape the conversations that our Search Committee will have with potential candidates. Here are some thought starters:

  • What will St Francis look like 3-5 years from now?
  • What are our goals? Some areas you might consider include: worship, spiritual formation, family ministries, pastoral care, outreach, fellowship, and stewardship.

Come and join in our glorious celebration of Pentecost! The Spirit is moving, and we want to hear about your dreams and visions for St Francis. We look forward to welcoming a new companion who will guide and lead St Francis in a journey of greatness for God’s glory.


Wear Red This Sunday in Church!!
Be on fire for Pentecost!
Tomorrow is Gun Violence Awareness Day
The first Friday in June is Gun Violence Awareness Day.
Here is a prayer from Bishops United Against Gun Violence:

O God who Remembers, we hold before you all who have died from the plague of gun violence in our land. We remember those who have taken their lives with a gun, those who have died in school shootings and mass shootings, those who have died by a gun in the course of an argument or from abuse or by accident or during the commission of a crime. We lift our voices in sorrow and frustration knowing that every life is infinitely valuable to you. Receive all who have died into the arms of your mercy, bless those who mourn with the hope of eternal life, and strengthen our hearts and our arms to bring an end to this scourge. This we pray in the name of the one who overcame the power of death, your son, Jesus Christ. Amen."
What's Happening!
  • June is Pride Month - We pray for God’s blessings on our LGBTQ friends, neighbors and communities.
  • Sunday June 12—Trinity Sunday and Baccalaureate. Honor our Seniors and pray them on to the next chapters of their life journeys.
  • Sunday June 19—Fathers’ Day. After celebrating mothers earlier this month, let us look forward to celebrating fathers with Beer & Brats to be served during coffee hour after the 10:00 service. We will also be honoring Juneteenth, or “Freedom Day”, which is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.
Memorial Service
This Saturday June 4, Noon, Chapel
We will celebrate a memorial for the life of long time parishioner Albertine Bellows.
"Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.
May she rest in peace."
Please Donate for Military Packing
And help us pack boxes on Saturday, June 11, noon - 2pm, in front of the church.
Water and snacks provided.

Bring whatever items you would like from our item list, please make cards (children, no last names). Donations for postage also appreciated. Each box postage is $21.00
Please join us and bring your friends. Thank you so much!
Children 5 and upwards accompanied by an adult are invited also!
It should be fun! Contact Susie Zimmerman with any questions. 310.316.5941
Special Zoom Study – The Wheel
Zoom study Note day change - Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Many enjoyed Father Jerry’s Lenten Study on The Wheel – Vital Practices for Christian Living. By request, we are offering this as a Zoom study. Registration and advance preparation are not required, but if you would like to read some material in advance, please email Jack Hailwood.
Join the re-opened Landscape/Gardening Committee!
After the pandemic break we are happy to be re-forming the Landscape/Gardening Committee. 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!
Spring Gala Party!
Saturday, June 18, 5-9 p.m. Parish Hall
Remember to get your tickets to our “party”!
You can help make it a success! Buy your ticket, invite a friend, prepare a food item to sell or share. And we are still receiving silent auction items: gift baskets, collectibles, event tickets, trips, and as Jerry mentioned, an invitation for a meal. Contact Anna Eakins, 310 297-0701, with questions. Thank you
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.
Sunday Worship Bulletins

Last Sunday's Sermon:
What must we do to be saved? What must we do to end the picture of women weeping?

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!