Dear Friends of St. Francis

It is hard to believe that my final Sunday is a little more than two weeks away. So this Sunday is my last Sunday for offering, with Jude+, drive-through Holy Communion at 11:15 a.m. outside the church on Via Rosa. On the following Sunday, January 24, we engage our Annual Meeting starting at 11:15 a.m. The Annual Meeting is our opportunity to hear the year in review, to honor those who have served on Vestry, to vote on new leadership and to know our financial status and what lies ahead.

The Annual Meeting this year will be on Zoom since we cannot gather in person in the parish hall. This week I am mailing out one more letter to the parish which will include when the Zoom instructions will be available and the link. But, if you cannot go onto the Zoom link for the Annual Meeting, my letter will include the ballot for the Annual Meeting and the agenda. The entire Annual Meeting Report will be posted on our website as a PDF which you can view and/or download. A paper copy can be mailed to you if you call the office. Through next week's enews, there will be specific Zoom instructions and the link. If you have a computer, lap top, iPad, iPhone or Smartphone, you can Zoom either with video and audio or just audio so look forward to hearing more!

Sunday, January 31st, is my last Sunday. I am told I need to be available for something at 11:15 a.m. In the meantime, my heart is full but appreciative and living every precious moment with you.

So if you want to come for drive-through Holy Communion, this Sunday the 17th, please text or email me as usual! 310-995-6519 or email.

With love and care, now and always,
The Annual Meeting of St Francis Parish is all of Us
On January 24th, after the 10am Sunday worship, (exact time TBD), we shall gather for the annual business and review of our parish. We elect a new Vestry Class of 4. We elect Delegates and Alternates to the Diocesan Convention. We hear reports from our clergy and lay leadership. We review the operating budget approved by the Vestry and share in the vision of a new year.

This year, because of the restrictions of COVID 19, the Annual Meeting will involve the entire parish through ZOOM!  Each of you will link into the Zoom meeting. We shall vote online and provide for nominations and comments as needed. It will be a unique, real, faith-filled meeting of the family of St Francis. Stay tuned for the Zoom link information that will become available.

I will give my final Rector’s Report with pride and thanksgiving for all that we are together!

The Very Rev. Paula Vukmanic, Rector
Dean of Deanery 8
St Francis Episcopal Church
Military Outreach - Thank you
Here's a thank you note from R. Colon to whom we packed boxes on November 8.
This squadron is so very grateful! ♥️🙏
Thank you to all who prayed, wrote notes, bought items, dropped them off, packed boxes and those paid for postage! You are all so incredible✨🇺🇸💕
There's Still Time to Send in Your Pledge
We know that things are difficult for many of you at this time - but if you can - there is still time to make an annual pledge to help keep the Ministries of St. Francis serving not just our immediate community, but beyond.
Please download and complete the form, and mail it to: Elaine Mistele, St. Francis Church, 2200 Via Rosa, PVE, CA 90274. And see below for how to make it even easier to make regular donations automatically - no check writing every Sunday!
Simplify Your Giving!
Use automatic bill pay for your pledge to St. Francis. You choose the payment frequency and date that works for you.

Look for Bill Pay or similar when you’ve logged in to online banking. Then add St. Francis as a new payee. You don’t need the church bank details - only the address and phone number: St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274. 310 375 4617. And thank you!!
Bible Study Continues - Tuesdays
Bible Study in the New Year!!
Join Jude+ for zoom Bible and Book Study
Meets: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9 – 7:00-8:30pm
ALL are welcome. No experience necessary!!

Please join me for exploration and conversation, together on zoom!
Email me and I will send you the link and more information a few days ahead of time.
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.
Watch Our Services Live via Facebook
You do not need to have a Facebook page to view our content. Just click here to view our page. If you don't have a facebook account, or have forgotten how to log into it, just ignore any prompts to log in etc. The page should be visible to anyone. Still having trouble? Email Susan Marshall, for help.

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.
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.

Other Offerings and Meetings
Zoom groups -
The Bellringer
At the current time, our monthly newsletter is on hiatus, 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!