Good Things Happening!

Last Sunday we had a potluck supper for everyone with young children or grandchildren, as well as for those who teach young children. It was organized by several mothers of young children, and we had at least eight different families in attendance. Tim Coleman smoked a pork butt, and everyone else brought a side dish to share. We ate in the boardroom, and the parish hall was still cleared out from the antique show, so the kids had a nice, wide space in which to play. It was a wonderful evening of delicious food, commiseration, and joy.  

On Wednesday, AMen's Corner reconvened at the Corner Bakery on Pacific Coast Highway. The format was simple: everyone shared how things were going in their life since the last meeting, and how church was going or what church meant for them at that particular time. The format was simple, but the impact was deep; it felt great to be able to check in with my peers--my brothers in Christ, and there were several conversations that spun off from the check-ins. It wasn't just a social event, and it wasn't some heady theological discussion; it was a group of men talking about life and faith.  
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There are a lot of good things happening at St. Francis, and much of it is being led by the laity. I love being able to participate, rather than lead, and I love seeing the Spirit at work among our people.  
Rector, St. Francis Episcopal Church
Rev. Jason's Week in Review...
June 8: Pastoral visit; sermon prep; admin tasks.  
June 9: Day off; Jennifer’s parents came to visit.
June 10: Sermon prep; day off.
June 11: Sunday services; potluck dinner in the parish hall with families with young children.
June 12: Admin tasks; spent part of the day writing; pastoral call.
June 13: Doors Open Peninsula meeting; Warden’s meeting; admin tasks.
June 14: Caught up on correspondence; admin tasks; writing.

It's easy to schedule a meeting with Rev. Jason!
Click on this link to schedule either an individual or group meeting with Jason+.
Fathers Day!

Dear friends, this Father's Day, we invite you to join us for a heavenly experience. Our beloved St. Anne's Guild will be baking some of the most scrumptious pies you've ever tasted, to be served during coffee hour after worship.

Whether you're a father, a father figure, or simply someone who loves and appreciates the fathers in your life, let's come together to celebrate this special day and indulge in some divine dessert.
Doors Open Peninsula
Saturday, June 17th "Doors Open Peninsula", 9am - 4:30pm (Sponsored by the Palos Verdes Library district).

St. Francis Chapel will be one of the historical sites open for the public to visit this Saturday.

Do you have a personal story about what our community of faith has done for you, or you for it? Supported your kids, family, given you a place of spiritual life, comforted you in times of trouble, helped you celebrate, given you a way to serve the world?

Then consider coming along to meet your neighbours and share your good news!
These treasured buildings are only here because of your faith and love.
Nursery & Sunday School families!
Summer Sunday School Starts this Week.

While parents and guardians worship, our kids will be thriving, with supervised fun in the fantastic Town and Country playground this summer. Come straight down to the playground at the bottom of the steps. Or ask an Usher to direct you.

The nursery is still available for our tiniest church members. Up to you to decide where your little one(s) would be happiest.

And as ever we always welcome kids in church. No one will shush you. We love to see families and children in our pews!
Contact: Kristina Pelá
Hey there, High School Teens!
Are you interested in exploring the exciting world of sound and live streaming?

If yes, then we have some great news for you! We are looking for enthusiastic and curious teens like you to join our Jr. Audiovisual Team. As a member of the team, you will get the opportunity to learn how to operate the sound and live streaming systems. This is a fantastic chance to gain some hands-on experience and learn new skills that could open up many doors for you in the future.

So, what are you waiting for? If you are interested, then get in touch with Fabrizio Pelá. We can't wait to hear from you!
Weekly Worship
Sundays - Holy Communion
8:00 a.m. - Rite I in-person worship in the Chapel, with hymns. This service is not live-streamed.
10:00 a.m. - Rite II in-person worship in the main church with music. Live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube, and available for watching later. Followed by coffee hour for fellowship and community. We have an active Welcoming team so if you're a new visitor we promise we won't leave you alone, staring at your shoes!
Please contact Kristina Pelá to arrange for a Lay Eucharistic Minister to safely bring you communion.

Yoga with Jill!
A spiritual mind and body practice!
  • Mondays 11:30am - 1:00pm - Level 1/2 Hatha for Strength and Mobility
  • Wednesdays 9:00-10:30am Level 1 Gentle Yoga for Vital Mobility and Balance
Parish Hall. No set fees - classes are free-will offering. Questions? Jill Fenske

Thursdays from 9:30-10:30am in our church sanctuary. Please join us for meditation, followed by a time of conversation.
Contact - Susie Zimmerman
Coffee Hour Ministry
To volunteer to help one week after the 10am worship service, see the sign-up sheet at Sunday coffee hour.
Sunday School

Bring your children to Sunday School for our wonderful Montessori-based, Godly Play curriculum.
Godly Play makes meaning through story, wonder, and play. Nurturing spiritual lives by honoring the centrality, competency, and capacity of children. You and your children will be blessed by these teachings.
Remember - the Parish Directory is Online
Need someone's email, or even map directions to their home?
Bookmark the link on your phone or computer and let your browser save the password and you will always be up to date with information!
Enews Submission Deadline: 3:00 pm Wednesdays
Enews is sent weekly on Thursday afternoons: email Susan with your requests.
Staff Directory
Office main line - 310 375 4617
The Rev. Jason Shelby 310-594-7984 - Rector
Mark Bennett 310-594-7416 - Director of Music
Claire Erbeznik 310-375-4617 - Office Administrator & Receptionist
Susan Marshall 310-594-8427 - Communications Specialist
Elaine Mistele 310-594-8268 - Business Manager

You are not interrupting our work - you ARE our work!