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Love God

Love Others

Serve the World

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!

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Worship Bulletins



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.

Covid Safety

Dear Friends in Christ,

We are happy to welcome you!  Masks are strongly encouraged for all, and required for unvaccinated persons while indoors to assure maximum protection for all. We recommend properly fitting medical-type (not cloth) or K/N95 masks. We also recommend that masks be worn while entering and exiting the church, singing, and during the distribution of communion. Please take advantage of our online worship to stay home if you are feeling unwell in any way.

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

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.


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.

Lenten Bible Study on Zoom

Tuesdays March 8 – April 5, 7:00-8:30pm
Preparing for the Passion of Jesus

During Lent, as we prepare for Easter, we will be holding a 5-week online Bible Study course that will dive into the stories of the final week of Jesus’s earthly life.

To supplement our studies, we plan to use a book by Amy-Jill Levine called “Entering the Passion of Jesus, A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week.”

Anyone is welcome to join. Feel free to invite others you feel would be interested in participating. Simply email Jack Hailwood or Suellen Eslinger if you plan to attend so we can email you class handouts in advance of each session as well as the Zoom link.

Taizé Service of Wholeness and Healing

Next service Tuesday, April 26, 7:00pm

Join us in the Chapel for a peaceful time filled with music and candlelight. If you’re not familiar with this tradition, the community of Taizé, in France, is the location of a teaching and contemplative retreat center that attracts thousands of believers from all over the world.

Our service of Wholeness and Healing emulates the style of the chant services at Taizé, with music from Taizé and other contemplative sources. We sing short phrases repeatedly to quiet our minds and hearts and open our souls to being in the presence of God. Join in as you wish. You also have the option for confidential prayer with a Prayer team leader. We pray that the time will be a healing comfort for whatever you face or hold in your heart. 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.

“The Wheel – Disciplines for a Vital Faith and a Healthy Church”
Two more Wednesdays, March 30 and April 6.

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Parish Hall.
Supper ($8 pp/$20 per family)
Enjoy fellowship and a delicious meal cooked by our Friars (Men’s group). Then Jerry+ continues his presentation on a four-part series based on ‘The Wheel’. A model for Christian living based on a balanced Christian life centered in Jesus Christ. The four dimensions are the Word, Prayer, Witness, and Fellowship.
Join us!

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

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