From Father Jason: The Rest of July and Some of August in Review

July 24: Stayed home from work because I couldn’t quit coughing; played lots of Minecraft with Tom. 

July 25: Caught up on correspondence, worked on the long calendar; worked on Art Camp. 
July 26: Flew with Tom to Houston, Texas to meet his mom, flew back that day. 
July 27: Worked on funeral bulletin for Jane McNeil; worked on Art Camp; more work done on my mouth where the new tooth implant will go six months from now.  
July 28: Day off. 
July 29: Day off; sermon prep. 
July 30: Sunday services 
July 31: Funeral prep for Jane McNeil; Art Camp Prep
August 1: Funeral prep; Art Camp prep; spiritual direction; pastoral visit. 
August 2: Burial service for Jane McNeil - the church was nearly full to overflowing!  
Outreach Scholarship Fund is Now Old Enough to Rent a Car

This Sunday the Outreach Scholarship Fund of St. Francis celebrates 25 years of helping students get to college. At the 10:00AM service we will hear from one of the students that was helped several years ago, who has since earned both her Bachelors and Masters Degrees. She approached one of the people on the scholarship board at the rummage sale to express her thanks, as well as to give a donation to the fund in thanks for all they did for her. After the service we will eat cake and raise our coffee cups in a toast to the good work being done through the scholarship fund.
Men's Corner

This month Men's Corner will meet on Wednesday, August 9, from 6:00 - 7:30PM, at the Corner Bakery on PCH, by the CVS. It is a great way to catch up, check-in, and bond, over coffee, pastries, and in some cases, sandwiches.
Communications and Notices
Please send all notices you wish to be included in the enews or bulletins to Rev. Jason.
Summer Art Camp - Creation from Chaos
Our theme will be taken from the Creation Narratives in Genesis and the Gospel of John. Summer Art Camp will run August 7-11, 9am to 11:30am in the Perish Hall.
$50 for full week, or $10 per day.
Contact Claire for details or to sign up now! Here is the sign up form: Art Camp Application
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.
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!
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
Elaine Mistele 310-594-8268 - Business Manager

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