Welcome to St. Francis Episcopal Church.

We welcome all in Christ's love and fellowship to our neighborhood church. We embrace traditional, innovative, and lively approaches to worship and service. We strive each day to be God's hands and to show God's love around the corner and across the globe.

  • Junior Choir
  • The Presiding Bishop surprised by a gift.
  • Receiving communion from the Presiding Bishop.
  • Councilman Pierluigi Oliverio, Rev. Katherine Doar, Mayor Sam Liccardo
  • Mayor Sam Liccardo and the Lim family
  • Rev. Stephenie Cooper, Rev. Rick Bender, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Rev. Maly Hughes, Rev. Katherine Doar
  • St. Francis Adult Choir
  • Coffee Hour following church service.
  • Rev. Maly Hughes
  • Carefully following the service.
  • Friends participating in the Sunday service.
  • VBS - Moses in the Wilderness
  • VBS - Making bread
  • VBS... in the Wilderness
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  • VBS - Weaving Boards
Junior Choir1 The Presiding Bishop surprised by a gift.2 Receiving communion from the Presiding Bishop.3 Councilman Pierluigi Oliverio, Rev. Katherine Doar, Mayor Sam Liccardo4 Mayor Sam Liccardo and the Lim family5 Rev. Stephenie Cooper, Rev. Rick Bender, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Rev. Maly Hughes, Rev. Katherine Doar6 St. Francis Adult Choir7 Coffee Hour following church service.8 Rev. Maly Hughes9 Carefully following the service.10 Friends participating in the Sunday service.11 VBS - Moses in the Wilderness 12 VBS - Making bread13 VBS... in the Wilderness14 VBS - Moses in the Wilderness15 VBS - Weaving Boards16
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ST. FRANCIS REGULAR WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Sunday Services

  • 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the Chapel (no music)
  • 10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, in the Church (with music)
  • Childcare available 8:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m

      Faith Formation

  • 9:00 a.m. Animate Faith (Adults), (meets in the Wickham room)
  • 10:00 a.m. Faith Formation (Children), (meets in the Undercroft classrooms)

Wednesday Service

  • 12:00 noon Healing and Holy Communion in the Chapel

Lectionary

View this week's readings.

Preparing for Sunday

What's Happening at St. Francis

Acolyte Training

Friday, May 20th, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

The training is required for anyone who wishes to become an acolyte, and all acolytes with "gold" crosses; optional for acolytes with "red" crosses. Contact Bill Johnston or Robin Biesterveld with any questions.

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Important Congregation-Wide Meeting

Sunday, May 22, 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Our Vestry has invited Jerry Campbell from the Episcopal Church Foundation to lead us in a discussion about our campus. A goal of our strategic plan was to look closely at our aging facilities. Are they still serving us as much as we would like or need? While a church is the people and not a building, we still need to care for the buildings we have to ensure our future over the decades to come and leave St. Francis to the next generation in good condition. This is a necessity for them to carry on the good works of serving Christ in our local community and around the globe. Click HERE to read the feedback about our campus facilities.

THEN

THEN

In addition to working with Jerry, our Vestry has also hired an architect to review every nook and cranny of our sanctuary – from lighting, sound and accessibility to pews, HVAC and the altar placement.

NOW

NOW

We are considering some very big undertakings and need your input and opinions. While these ideas are exciting, we realize there is a big cost involved. We are looking at the possibility of a capital campaign over several years to raise the needed funds to refresh our facilities.

Please join us for this very important congregation-wide meeting. Child care will be provided, with a video for the older children. We’ll be serving an enhanced coffee hour - a hosted continental breakfast.

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Book Club News

The Bishop is coming May 24th!

Our May book club is reading Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves’ second book called

    Unearthing My Religion: Real Talk about Real Faith
Come join the conversation about this interesting book and enjoy the insights into its creation. May book club will meet Tuesday, May 24th at 7:30 in the library. This is a wonderful opportunity to speak to an author.

Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves

eWaste Recycling

Saturday, June 4th, 9am-2pm

SPRING CLEANING? Save your electronic waste for our upcoming eWaste Recycling. No Fee charged. Click HERE to view the acceptable items for eWaste Recycling.

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Discovery Day: My Call - Lay, Priest or Deacon?

Saturday, June 11th, 9:30am-3pm

Discerning a Call to Ministry? Sign Up for June 11 "Discovery Day" The Diocese of El Camino Real's Commission on Ministry will sponsor its annual one-day retreat on discernment, which offers the opportunity for those already engaged in active ministry to renew their call to a particular ministry or to explore new ways to respond to God's call.

Discovery Day: My Call -Lay, Priest or Deacon? is a required first step for anyone discerning a call to ordained ministry, but in no way is it limited to such individuals. We explore and celebrate the ministry of all the baptized and look at ministry development in each of the four orders: laity, deacons, priests, and bishops. We will include information about the opportunity for licensed lay ministries, a way to help people focus on and train for a particular area of ministry in the parish. Previous participants have described Discovery Day as rejuvenating, validating, and transformative. More info>>

God-is-calling Discovery Day

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2016 - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

JUNE 13 - 17, 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Contact Mother Katherine to help, or Click HERE to sign up.

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Faith Formation and Godly Play for All

Sessions:

9:00 a.m. - Adults (in Wickham Rm.)(childcare available)
  • Animate Faith - God talk, Bible and Practices; we will cover it all with some of the leading voices of Christianity today… we need your voice too.
10:00 a.m. - Children (in Undercroft classrooms)
  • Godly Play - for young children (preschool - 3rd grd)A Montessori style profoundly deep way to nurture the spiritual lives of children
  • Connect Faith - for tweens (4th-5th)The Bible in two years for our active goofy tweens
  • Recognize Faith - for Middle School Youth (6th-8th)A place for our early adolescents to bring their questions of faith
  • Elevate Faith - for High School Youth (9th-12th)Teens wrestling with real life issues together
The children will join their parents in the church for Holy Communion at 11:00 am.

Inter-Parish Adult Bible Workbench

Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Reading Between the Lines meets Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. in the Wickham Rm.
We believe in stories. Stories are how we make sense of our own experience and learn about the experience of others. We are surrounded by stories in conversations and through the media. The Bible is full of stories too. They speak to us of what is best and worst, hopeful and despairing, creative and destructive about human life and the experience of the sacred in its midst. Join us as we discover ourselves in the Bible Story.

Fee is $10/quarter for printing and curriculum subscription.
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Prayer List

If you have someone you would like to have on the church prayer list, please send their name(s) to the office. Their name will remain on the list for two weeks but you may add it again.

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Church Office

The Church Office is staffed Mon - Fri, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Phone: 408-292-7090 / Fax: 408-292-7091 / Email: office@stfranciswillowglen.org