From Father Jason: this week in review
  • August 17: Pastoral meeting; spiritual direction; sent content for newsletter; admin tasks.
  • August 18: Day off.
  • August 19: Met with Senior Warden to discuss hurricane prep/response; sermon prep.
  • August 20: Sunday services - we still had a good turnout, despite the tropical storm and rain.
  • August 21: The west-facing gutter on the rectory fell victim to the tropical storm, and also fell off the house; pastoral confrontation; Zoom meeting with Wayne Hastings, who is sending out the e-News and will be updating the website, as well as Facebook, and Instagram; pastoral meeting; pastoral phone calls; admin tasks.
  • August 22: Pastoral meeting; finished thank you cards for the rummage sale; admin tasks; pastoral meeting; Jennifer, the kids and I went to Taize, which Archie loved - the kids did great, and we left before that changed.
  • August 23: Admin tasks; pastoral meeting; talked about rectory repairs; said hello to the ladies sorting clothes at the blue bin (they do a lot!); worked on an article for the Daily Breeze. 
Coming Events
  • September 10: Get Connected Sunday
  • September 30: Celebration of New Ministry
  • October 7: Blessing of the Pets
  • October 8: St. Francis Day!
The blaze that swept through West Maui is the deadliest US wildfire in over a century. Please help us work with our local partners to provide relief and support. Make an urgent tax-deductible donation to the Hawai'i Emergency Response Fund today.

We are also donating this Sunday's loose plate offering to relief efforts in Hawaii; this means that all cash donations will go to Episcopal Relief and Development. Also, people are welcome to write a check; make the check payable to St. Francis and write Hawaii Relief Efforts in the memo line.
SAGES Getty Villa Outing
What are you doing Thursday, Sept. 28th? Would you like to join the SAGES on an outing to the Getty Villa Museum in Pacific Palisades? If so, please contact Kristina Pelá. Admission is free, but reserved tickets for timed entry are required so please RSVP by August 31st. We'll meet at 9am to carpool to the site and enjoy a couple of hours there, including lunch, before returning home late afternoon
Communications and Notices
Please send all notices you wish to be included in the enews or bulletins to Rev. Jason.
Nursery & Sunday School families!
Summer Sunday School

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
Watch and Listen!
Our full Worship services can all be found on our YouTube channel. Just scan through the video for the sermon.

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.

Following the service we have coffee, tea (or plain, warm water), donut holes and other yummy nibbles. We also have a children's social hour in the St Francis' Garden, to the right of the church. There the kids enjoy juice, water, cookies and fruit. If you're reading this, odds are good you've been to at least one service - or someone surreptitiously gave us your email address. If you have any questions about what we do or why we do it, please don't hesitate to make an appointment with Father Jason, who loves talking about church (also Jesus, his kids and Star Wars, though not always in that order).
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

Coffee Hour Ministry
To volunteer to help one week after the 10am worship service, see the sign-up sheet at Sunday coffee hour.
Our 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!
Staff Directory
Office main line - 310-375-4617
The Rev. Jason Shelby 310-594-7984 - Rector
Mark Bennett 310-594-7416 - Director of Music
David Knight 310-375-4617- Organist
Claire Erbeznik 310-375-4617 - Office Administrator & Receptionist
Elaine Mistele 310-594-8268 - Business Manager
Joel Miranda - Sexton

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