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.
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
9:00 a.m. Animate Faith (Adults), (meets in the Wickham room)
10:00 a.m. Faith Formation (Children), (meets in the Undercroft classrooms)
12:00 noon Healing and Holy Communion in the Chapel
View this week's readings.
What's Happening at St. Francis
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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>>
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.
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.