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 9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m

      Faith Formation (on Summer break, please check out our Summer Kids Program)

  • 9:15 a.m. Adult Formation (Adults), (meets in the Wickham room)
  • 10:00 a.m. Faith Formation (Children), (meets in the Undercroft classrooms)

Lectionary

View this week's readings.

Preparing for Sunday
Hurricane Disaster Response
“Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and the flood sweeps over me. I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched. My eyes grow dim with waiting for my God." (Psalm 69:1-3)

While the psalmist’s cry is often shared when people face overwhelming spiritual needs, today they literally describe the cries of our brothers and sisters along the Gulf Coast.

Episcopal Relief & Development MAKE AN URGENT DONATION
Please give today to our Hurricane Relief Fund and help our partners reach vulnerable communities devastated after Hurricane Irma and other major storms. In the face of what could be a record-breaking hurricane season, please make an urgent gift today to provide relief to devastated communities in the Caribbean and the US. Emergency support includes pastoral care, gift cards and funding for temporary housing. Teams of trained spiritual care volunteers will be dispersed through the region providing care.
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What's Happening at St. Francis

Attention All Singers!

Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

The St. Francis Adult Choir rehearses on Thursdays at 7:30 in the Chapel. All skill levels are welcome, ages high school through adult.

For children ages 4 and up, the Junior Choir will begin rehearsals on Sunday, September 17, immediately following the 10:15 service. If you have any questions, please contact Kristina Nakagawa, our new choir director,
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Faith Formation

Sunday Church School for children

Sessions:

10:00 a.m. (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.

Adult Faith Formation

Begins Sunday, September 10th, 9:15 a.m.

Join us in the Wickham room for our Adult Faith Formation series How the Church Became the Church Part 2 - Unity? Tension & Dissensions led by The Very Rev. William Stafford. (Childcare available).

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Toddler Playgroup

Friday, September 15th, 11:00 a.m.

Come for friendship, giggles and smiles! Join us at Marijane Hamann Park. Questions - please contact Renee Lowe.

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Handbell Choir

Monday, September 18th, 7:00 p.m.

Handbell Choir will start rehearsals on Monday, Sept 18. Prior to the 18th we will have a bell polishing party - food to be provided before or after. Rehearsals will be held Mondays at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. We are looking for two more members. Anyone is welcome, no experience needed, children younger than middle school age need to be accompanied by parent. Please contact Mary Mackenzie for information.

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Annual Big Sur Youth Campout

September 22nd - 24th

Join other youth groups from around the diocese for a fun weekend of fellowship and frolic at Saint Lucia Campground, in Big Sur – a gorgeous camp facility on the Big Sur River. Chaperones needed – one adult for every six youth (chaperones may bring younger siblings). More info to come.

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Harvest Fiesta Dinner

Sunday, October 1, 5:00 p.m.

Come enjoy an evening of Fiesta fantastico at St. Francis! There will be a delicious catered dinner and a mariachi band as well. Childcare will be available. Please make your reservation at coffee hour. Or call/email the office at 408-292-7090, office@stfranciswillowglen.org If you would like to help, please contact Donna at 408-264-6780 d.jewett@sbcglobal.net

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St. Francis Day - Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 8, 10:15 a.m.

Bring your pet companions or stuffed animal pals for a special blessing at this family service. Invite your friends to join us too! Please bring donations of (old) towels & blankets for animal rescue organizations. Coffee hour and kibble after the service.

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Village House:

An Interfaith Shelter of Hope

https://www.villagehousesccca.com/ Dozens of St. Francis parishioners have volunteered for this rotating shelter ministry that provides accommodations and other crucial services for 15 medically fragile women. The shelter, which St. Francis hosted in partnership with Willow Glen United Methodist, has just completed another rotation.

The shelter has now moved to St. John Vianney Parish for the overnight shelter. Please consider volunteering at this location. We were blessed to have volunteers from other faith communities during our rotation at St. Francis. So this is an opportunity to help others provide this ministry. Our guests have told us how much they appreciate seeing familiar faces. Here's how to volunteer: St. John Vianney, 4600 Hyland Avenue, San Jose : St. John Vianney Parish/ Read more, volunteer, and donate --->
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Inter-Parish Adult Bible Study

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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If you have any questions contact the St. Francis office
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Altar Flowers

We invite you to have flowers dedicated to loved ones. The dedication might be for a birthday, anniversary, in memory of someone, or in thanksgiving for blessings. The suggested donation is $35. You may sign up on the flower chart in the church Narthex (please remember to clearly indicate "Flowers" on the memo line of your check), or give instructions if you pay online. Please email the dedication name(s) and purpose to the office.

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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