Love God

Love Others

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Love God

Love Others

Serve the World

Covid Safety

Dear Friends in Christ,

The Diocese has asked us to implement several safety measures in response to the spread of the Omicron variant. Here are the things you need to know for the next few weeks, and we hope most of these measures are temporary.

  • One service only at 10:00 in-person and live-streamed. No 8:00 service until further notice. There will be no coffee hour after the 10:00am service.
  • Surgical, KN95, or N95 masks only. No cloth masks. Bring your own if you can, but we will try to have surgical masks available at the door.
  • Practice social distancing by family group. We will also tape off areas within the nave to make distancing easier.
  • Our choir will not be singing for the time being. We hope to have them back soon.
  • Congregational singing is limited to just the opening and closing hymns. Please refrain from singing if not fully vaccinated.
  • Please do NOT attend if you feel ill in any way. Everyone is welcome to watch us online.
  • All staff members are either fully vaccinated or test regularly.
  • We are also suspending internal and external small groups for the time being.

Please pray for us as we navigate the best ways to keep our parish family safe while still worshiping our Lord to the fullest. We will keep you informed of any changes, should they be required, via our website and regular e-mail newsletters.
The Rev. Jerry E Sather, 323-204-5045
Interim Pastor

Military Outreach

Bring your donations by January 2
Support Mothers and Children at Camp Pendleton.

Our Military Outreach program, led by Susie Zimmerman, and with the generous support of many of you, has a long tradition of packing gift boxes for military deployed overseas.

In recent times the number of deployed military has decreased, so we are happy to announce that we have a new Outreach cause – Camp Pendleton Mothers and Children.

Did you know? The camp has 10,000 children under the age of 5! Most of these families arrive with very few possessions, and are on low incomes.

What they need: new and gently used baby, child and household items for young families
In particular: diapers (lots of them!!), baby and young children’s clothing, toys, books bathtubs, strollers, cribs, dishes, cookware, meal preparation tools, bedding and gift cards (Target and Walmart).

When do we need it?
Please drop off any items you can contribute by Sunday January 2.
Questions? Email Susie.

Taizé Service of Wholeness and Healing

Tuesday, February 22, 7:00pm

Our Taizé service for January has been cancelled, but we hope we will be able to meet again in Februrary for an evening of contemplative music and prayer in our candlelit chapel beginning at 7:00pm and wrapping up with a reception on our heated chapel patio or in our Board Room, depending on weather.
Come let the Peace of this Service of Wholeness & Healing wash over you, then join us for light refreshments afterwards! Any questions, please email or call Kristina Pelá 310-941-2498.

YOU are important!

The Annual Meeting of St Francis Parish is all of Us

On January 30th, 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. 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.

We’re back in-person

10:00 a.m. – Rite II Holy Communion in the main Church, with choral and instrumental music. Live-streamed to Facebook and YouTube. Nursery care and Sunday School available.

8:00 a.m. – Rite I Holy Communion in the Chapel, the service for early-risers!

In Need of Prayer?

St. Francis has a strong prayer ministry. During our Sunday services we read aloud the names of those who are sick or in any kind of acute or serious trouble.
In addition, a team of members of the congregation pray daily and confidentially for any who request help.

If you have a request, please contact The Rev. Jerry Sather.

310-594-7984

Children and Youth

Nursery, Sunday School and Youth Group

All our programs for kids and young people are now back in session and in person (carefully following all Covid-19 protocols).

Click here for more about our Nursery Care and Sunday School.

And here for Youth group – Middle and High School.

Our Rector Search

In June 2021, St. Francis began the process of searching for our next leader. We invite every member of the St. Francis community to join us prayerfully on this journey.

Read more.

Watch this space as well as our Facebook and Instagram pages for all other opportunities for worship and community.

Worship

Sundays

8:00 a.m. – in person, Rite I in the Chapel.

10:00 a.m. – in person Rite II in our main Sanctuary, and live-streamed via our Facebook page, and YouTube.

 

Hymns and music at both services – if you are fully vaccinated you are invited to sing!

Find Us

Location and Parking

St Francis Episcopal Church
2200 Via Rosa,
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90275
310 375-4617

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.

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