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Coming Events

Fr. Jason’s Installment and Celebration of a New Ministry

Saturday, February 3 from 11am

You are invited to attend Jason’s Installment as Rector and celebrate his new ministry here at St. Francis!

Chinese New Year Party

Saturday, February 10 at 6pm in the Parish Hall

St. Teresa’s Guild is having a Chinese New Year Party with food, beverages, auctions, and fun! Talk to your closest St. Teresa’s member to buy tickets.

Shrove Tuesday

February 13 at 5:30pm 

Join us for a Service of Reconciliation, gumbo dinner, games, and more!

Ash Wednesday

February 14

  • 7:00am: Ministry of the Word and Imposition of Ashes in the Chapel
  • 6:00pm: Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes in the Chapel
  • Ashes-to-Go in the lower parking lot from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.


Tuesday, February 20 at 11:30am

Welcome Richard Downie as our guest speaker to talk about his role in the World Affairs Council of Orange County. RSVP with Kristina Pelá if you’re interested in attending, 310-941-2498.

Lenten Dinners - Five Wednesdays in Lent

February 21 and 28; March 6 and 13 at 6:00pm

"From Aspergillums to John the Baptist, a Journey through Time"

March 20 at 6:00pm: Seder Meal, presented by Bob Rothman from Congregation Ner Tamid.

Annual Meeting Recap

The Annual Meeting was held on Sunday, January 28. In addition to a delicious potluck, Jason, our senior warden Shelly Zak and our treasurer Fred Henry, led us through the highlights of 2023 as well as the budget and plans for 2024. Two new vestry members were elected and delegates to the 2024 Convention were approved.

Join us in welcoming MaryAnn Cronin and Barry Witt to the Vestry! Ed Hinz has accepted the position of Jr. Warden. And we thank Liz Cook and Dick Briggs for their service. (Dick remains as Chancellor, advising the parish on legal matters.)

Visit our website to see all our Vestry members serving in 2024.

Friars Dinner Recap

The Friars, our own group of parishioners who enjoy cooking for others, hosted a wonderful dinner for the current members and prospective members on Wednesday, January 24th in the Parish Hall. Tony Deley presented a fascinating show on the James Webb Telescope covering its development, launch, and many of the photos it has sent back to Earth. It was truly an out-of-this-world experience! All members of the parish are welcome to join the Friars: contact Dick Briggs for details.

Harbor Interfaith Christmas Food and Toy Drive Recap

A big THANK YOU to all who contributed to our Harbor Interfaith Christmas food, toy, and gift card drive. In December, St. Francis collected between 25 to 30 bags of food and toys for Harbor Interfaith. (Approximately half food, half toys, with a nice mix of toys that we are sure made some children very happy!)

Harbor Interfaith very much appreciated all that we donated and we certainly helped to make some families’ holidays brighter.

For more information about St. Francis Outreach and Harbor Interfaith, contact Joyce Alley at [email protected]

Father Jason's Week in Review

January 25: Worked from home on Installation Service; Zoom meeting with the Bishop, Canons, and clergy of the diocese.  

January 26: Day off

January 27: Sermon prep; day off.

January 28: Sunday services; Annual Meeting - it was a great meeting, and less than an hour; brief vestry meeting after the Annual Meeting.

January 29: Met with City about the Housing Element; met with Junior/Senior Wardens and Business Manager; met with Choir Director.  

January 30: Worked on Installation service; pastoral visit; pastoral phone calls.

January 31: Met with Senior Warden; staff meeting; admin tasks; pastoral visit/home communion.

February 1: Admin tasks; tons of rain made travel uphill scary; worked on Lenten series.

February 2: Home communion/pastoral visit.

Sunday 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 choir and music.

For other worship services and parish events, visit our calendar.

Livestream Worship and Sermons Online

We livestream Sunday 10am worship on Facebook and YouTube. You can view past sermons or entire livestreams on our YouTube channel.

Nursery School and Sunday School

Sunday school for children in kindergarten through fifth grade will be held in the Parish Hall from 9:50 am to 10:40 am (ish ... the kids typically come in at the Peace). There is a nursery for children 6 months to 5 years old.

Contact: Kristina Pelá

Pastoral Care

In need of prayer? Send prayer requests to Fr. Jason.

Contact Kristina Pelá to arrange for a Lay Eucharistic Minister to safely bring you communion.

Parish Directory

Our directory is available online. If you need the password, contact the church office or email Claire Erbeznik.

Calendar of Events

All of our worship services, events, and small groups are listed on our church calendar.


and Notices

Please send all notices you wish to be included in the enews or bulletins to Father Jason.

Coffee Hour


To volunteer to help one week after the 10am worship service, see the sign-up sheet at Sunday coffee hour.

Yoga with Jill

A spiritual mind and body practice led by Jill Fenske.

Mondays 11:30am - 1:00pm - Level 1/2 Hatha for Strength and Mobility

Wednesdays 9:00-10:30am Level 1 Gentle Yoga for Vital Mobility and Balance

Parish Hall.

Contact us

Phone: 310-375-4617

The Rev. Jason Shelby, Rector: 310-594-7984

The Rev. Celeste Stump, Deacon, Chaplain at The Canterbury

Mark Bennett, Director of Music: 310-594-7416

David Knight, Organist: 310-375-4617

Claire Erbeznik, Office Administrator: 310-375-4617

Elaine Mistele, Business Manager: 310-594-8268

Joel Miranda, Sexton

Wayne Hastings, Communications: 901-219-6564

Church Office hours are:

Monday through Thursday

9:00 am to 3:00 pm