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Readings for September 24 - 16th Sunday after Pentecost - Track 2

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Father Jason's Week in Review

  • September 14: Pastoral phone call; admin tasks; met with heads of Town and Country School; wrote an article for the e-news.
  • September 15: Met with heads of Town and Country School to discuss a plan of action; went to San Diego.
  • September 16: Came home from San Diego; sermon prep.
  • September 17: Sunday services
  • September 18: Worked from home; prayer time time and reading.
  • September 19: Blood draw for six-month check-up; pastoral phone call; pastoral visit with a person named Rowdy; spiritual direction; Zoom meeting with Dawn Unity for an upcoming panel discussion on polarization.
  • September 20: Admin tasks; staff meeting; pastoral meeting; home communion/pastoral meeting; pastoral meeting re: evangelism; finance meeting; vestry meeting. 

A note about our website and Sunday's bulletin

We have encountered a problem with our website and hope to have the issue resolved soon(ish). If you worship with us over livestreaming, you can download Sunday's 10 am worship bulletin here (PDF).

Ancient Ways Karate

Last Saturday, Ancient Ways Karate held their belt testing program at St Francis, where our very own Alice Coleman earned the next level belt in her journey towards becoming the world’s greatest karate champion.

Coming Events

September 26: TAIZE

Join us from 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm as we gather in our candlelit chapel for a service of music and healing. Afterward, all are welcome to gather in our Board Room for continued connection.

September 28: SAGES Getty Villa Outing

What are you doing on 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

October 4: St. Francis Day

Join us at 6 pm for service in the chapel in honor of our patron saint.

October 7: Blessing of the Animals in the St. Francis Garden at 10 am. We will be collecting a goodwill offering for a local no-kill animal shelter.  

October 8: St. Francis Day: We will celebrate our patron saint in the Palm Court, toasting his courage and faith with delicious bowls of chili.  

October 24: Giving Tuesday. Support our Outreach Scholarship Fund! Dine in or order takeout at Bettolino on October 24 and let your server know you are dining in support of St. Francis Episcopal Church to give 20% of the check to support our Scholarship Fund!

October 24: TAIZE

Join us from 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm as we gather in our candlelit chapel for a service of music and healing. Afterward, all are welcome to gather in our Board Room for continued connection.

November 1: All Saints Day

Join us at 6 pm for service in the chapel in honor of All Saints Day.

Communications and Notices
Please send all notices you wish to be included in the enews or bulletins to Rev. Jason.

Nursery and Sunday School

Sunday school for children in kindergarten through fifth grade will be held in the Parish Hall from 9:50 am to 10:40 am (ish ... the kids typically come in at the Peace). There is a nursery for children 6 months to 5 years old.

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.

Past sermons can be found on our YouTube channel.

View or download any of our bulletins here.

Click here for The Episcopal News Update for Sept. 24

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

Wayne Hastings 901-219-6564 - Communications Specialist

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