Dear Friends,

May God bless you each in every way you most need. I shall hold you in my heart with care and prayers as I seek some time away. “Jesus said to them, ‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’” (Mark 6:31) I will be on a vacation/staycation until August 18th.  Rev. Jude Lyons can be contacted for any pastoral issues that need an immediate response.
Jude+ email or text (310 701 5966).

May God bless us, guide us, protect us and heal us!
With love and care…
310-375 4617 x223.
Receive the Body of Christ
You are invited to receive the Body of Christ on Sundays in our St Francis Garden in a reserved spot for Holy Communion under Special Circumstances at 11, 11:15, 11:30, 11:45. Social distancing markers are in place and we ask you wear a mask. The wafer is in a paper cup on a tray, distanced from everyone.
To receive this Sunday - August 16, Please reserve a spot with Jude+ by email or text (310 701 5966).
Check this Out - New Series - Don't miss the Registration Deadline
An Invitation to Learn
5 sessions on Wednesday evenings, 7:00-8:30pm
August 19, 26; September 2, 9, 16.

St. Luke’s in Long Beach, one of our Episcopal neighbors, is inviting anyone interested – lay or clergy—to join them in a series called “My Work to Do.” St. Cross, St. Luke’s and St. Francis have signed up both lay and clergy for the series. I registered yesterday.
I went to two sessions in an earlier series, and I discovered it is a well-organized and well-run program.
“My Work to Do” is an opportunity to reflect, individually and privately, on our lives as white people and to open our awareness to so many things we didn’t notice in our growing up and in our world. 

  • It is a time to look at some short videos, some quite funny, or read an article, to learn about disparities in our communities. 
  • It is not a time to beat ourselves up or defend ourselves, but merely to expand our awareness, to say, wow, I never noticed that. 
  • It is not a political or activist group. 
  • It is a place to reflect on a prompt and answer for 1 minute if you want to. It is a place to divide up into groups of 4 to reflect, if you want to, for 5 minutes.
  • It is not a place to tell our histories or harangue on a topic. 

In my two experiences, I listened to 1-minute shares from lay and clergy not only from LA, but from Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Arizona. I enjoyed listening, and I thought a lot about my own experiences, but was not compelled to explain them.

If you have questions, email or text me. If you want to register, the link for registration is below. I hope you will consider this, and I invite you to join me!!!

Registration in advance for this series is REQUIRED:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

ISAIAH: Fall Zoom Bible Study
1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, beginning September 1
Rev Jude+

  • What book of Hebrew scripture does Jesus read from to begin his ministry? ISAIAH
  • What book of Hebrew scripture is quoted more than any other in the New Testament? ISAIAH
  • What book of Hebrew scripture do we point to that foretells the birth of Jesus? ISAIAH
  • What book of Hebrew scripture has more sayings that most people know but have no idea where they came from? ISAIAH
  • What book of Hebrew scripture has some of the most beautiful and most devastating poetry in all of the bible? ISAIAH!!!

This fall, we will make our way through ISAIAH, the first of the prophetic books in the Hebrew Bible. Scholars divide ISAIAH into 1st, 2nd, and 3rd ISAIAH and have determined that parts were written at different times, probably by different authors and then edited and added to for two centuries, becoming an extraordinarily important book for Jews and Christians. All agree that 1st ISAIAH, chapters 1-39 are a complete work, and we will focus on those chapters this Fall.

Please stay tuned for more information. ISAIAH needs to be heard, not just read, so I am working on that!!

Mark your calendars!! Tuesday Nights 7:00-8:30pm on the following dates:
   September 1, 8, 29
   October 6, 20
   November 3, 17
   December 1, 15

Be together - 5 days a week, as well as Sundays.
Morning prayer twice-weekly, led by Paula+, and Compline three times per week, led by Jude+ and a team of lay leaders. Each service includes the traditional service, plus words from the leader, and explanations of the readings. They are prayerful and quiet, a far cry from the turmoil of the world, and medicine to help us heal and be comforted and inspired.
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Weekly Worship - all via our Facebook page
  • Sunday Readings, Music, Sermon, words from Paula+, and Spiritual Communion – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Worship bulletins are here.
  • Morning Prayer - Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 a.m.
  • Compline (prayer for the evening) - Monday, Wednesday and Friday Evenings, 7:00 p.m.
  • Taizé - 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.
Livestreams are also saved to our Facebook page, so you can watch again at any time if you miss one. Plus our sermons are also available as separate audio recordings here.

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The Bellringer
At the current time, we're not creating issues of this, but we'd still love to hear from you. If you have any updates or items you would have submitted for publication in normal times, send them along to Susan and we will publish them in this enews instead!
Do you need help of any kind?
Physical, Spiritual, Psychological, Material?
We are here to do our best to help you with whatever you may need. We know circumstances are difficult for many at this time. For help of any kind, or just for a Zoom or Facetime or phone call, please email or call Paula+ or Jude+ at any time.

If you are in a position to do so, (only if - no guilt), you may also donate to Paula+'s Discretionary Fund to help those at St. Francis in financial need. Send checks to 2200 Via Rosa, PVE 90274, made out to St. Francis Church, with 'Rector's Discretionary Fund' in the memo line. Thank you!

Email Paula+, 310-995-6519
Email Jude+, 310-701-5966.
View or download our bulletins - bulletins will be posted in time for livestreaming.

Sunday's Sermon

Paula+, 310-375 4617 x223.
Jude+, 310-375 4617 x225.
You are not interrupting our work - you ARE our work!