Serve the World
Serve the World
Here at St. Francis we strive to be a diverse and nurturing faith community, radiating God’s love and peace in our ministry to the world, and welcoming everyone to active worship and service. We welcome everyone to worship God together, to be transformed by the Holy Spirit and each other, and to share the light of Christ in the world.
With love and care for you all, Rev. Paula
The Very Rev. Paula Vukmanic, Rector and Dean of Deanery 8
Readings for 5th Sunday after Epiphany
February 9 2020
The gospel gave us challenging metaphors, especially to be the salt of the earth. Be salt and don’t lose your saltiness. Maintain the essence of who you are and share it.
Each of us counts in the ministry of Jesus – even a pinch of salt can make a difference.
8 a.m. – Holy Communion (Rite I), Chapel;
10 a.m. – Holy Communion (Rite II), with full choir, Main Church.
12:10 p.m. – Holy Communion (Rite I), Chapel.
7 p.m. – Taizé (sung chants by candlelight),Chapel
Location and Parking
St Francis Episcopal Church
2200 Via Rosa,
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90275
Parking is available on Via Rosa itself, or in our parking lot down the hill at the end of the street.
Disabled parking is marked right next to the main entrance on Via Rosa. For very busy events there is additional parking on local streets – eg. Paseo De La Playa.
Why Do We Worship The Way We Do?
Sunday, February 16, after both services, led by Jude+
Do you ever wonder why some cross themselves, or kneel, or sit or stand during worship? Do you ever wonder why the service is organized the way it is or why certain people say certain things? Do you wonder what happened to using the prayer book and the hymnal? Or are you curious about how the theology of wor-ship has shifted over the last 30 yrs?
Lent Begins February 26
Ash Wednesday Services Are:
• 12:10 p.m. Chapel—Holy Eucharist – Rite II
• 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.—Ashes to Go, Malaga Cove Mkt.
• 7:00 p.m. Chapel—Holy Eucharist – Rite II with Choir
Ash Wednesday is a central part of the 40 day season of Lent before Easter. During Lent we draw our focus to prayer, repentance, and renewal of faith. Lent represents the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness being tempted.
We are marked with ashes on Ash Wednesday because ashes symbolize that humans were created from dust, and will return to dust and ash when they die. This belief, however, is offset by the belief that the death of Christ allowed for people to be more than simply dust; it allowed for an eternal life in heaven, outside the body!
Weekly Spiritual Practices
Yoga and Meditation Every Week at St Francis
Meditation Group – Thursday Mornings, 9:30—10:30 a.m. in the Nason Prayer Chapel in the main sanctuary. Led by Rev. Jude. No charge.
Yoga – Monday & Wednesday mornings 9:00—10:30 a.m. Free-will offering. Contact Jill Lynch for more info, or to be added to her email contact list.