National Day of Prayer   
Today, the First Thursday in May, is the National Day of Prayer. Since I was at the diocesan clergy conference this week, I did not have opportunity to plan a special service, but I encourage all of you to remember our nation in prayer. In this year’s Proclamation for the National Day of Prayer, President Biden said,

"Throughout our history, prayer has been an anchor for countless Americans searching for strength and wisdom in times of struggle and sharing hope and gratitude in seasons of joy. In public reflections on life’s many blessings and in quiet moments during life’s most difficult trials, Americans of nearly every background and faith have turned to prayer for comfort and inspiration. Prayer is a sacred right protected by free speech and religious liberty enshrined in our Constitution, and it continues to lift our spirits as we navigate the challenges of our time."

I highly recommend the use of the Prayers for National Life as found in the Book of Common Prayer (BCP pp. 820-3) or simply pray the Collect for the Nation (BCP 258):

Lord God Almighty, you have made all the peoples of the earth for your glory, to serve you in freedom and in peace: Give to the people of our country a zeal for justice and the strength of forbearance, that we may use our liberty in accordance with your gracious will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Celebrate Women!
Please join us following the service for a special Mother’s Day coffee hour for a long St. Francis tradition - sticky buns made to a secret recipe by our Friars (Mens Group)!
Join us after 8am and 10am worship for these delicious treats.
Sunday May 15
We will recommission our parish Search Committee on Sunday, May 15. The Rev. Bob Honeychurch will be our guest preacher.
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.
Undie Sundays are Back!
Donate Men's Long White Socks and Underwear for both Men and Women - May 8 and 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 on May 8 and 15, or you can drop items off at the office when it is open.
Questions? Email Gayle Taylor
And thank 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.
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!