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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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


View this week's readings.

Preparing for Sunday

What's Happening at St. Francis

Mother's Day and Visiting Choir - Resounding Achord

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

Join us at our 10:15 a.m. service for a special service for Mother's Day and a visit by the Resounding Achord Choir.

Don't miss their Spring Concert Raising Voices with the Carlmont High School Chamber Singers, Sunday, May 15, 4:00 p.m.
A heart-opening concert of songs about social injustice, oppression, resolution, and peace.
First Baptist Church, 205 N. California Ave., Palo Alto, 94301
Purchase tickets online or at the door.


Pentacost Celebration

Sunday, May 15th

Everyone wear RED. Why? The Church has traditionally used the color red for Pentecost to symbolize the flames of the Holy Spirit. Red symbolizes the divided flame-like tongues but the Holy Spirit is symbolized by a white dove. The feast of Pentecost is often referred to as the birthday of the Church marking the day when the apostles went out among the people and began spreading Jesus' message, thus establishing the beginning of the Church.


CY&F and Youth Group Event

Sunday, May 15th

Join us for a Spring hike at Rancho San Antonio County Park. All ages welcome! Starting at 1pm we will lead 2 different hikes, one aimed at smaller children to Deer Hollow Farm and another aimed at the Youth Group to the top of the High Meadow Trail. Please eat lunch prior to beginning the hike. Meet at the bridge at the end of the parking lot past the restrooms. Please RSVP to Barbara Dawson so we know you are coming!

Rancho San Antonio

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.



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, so please help by bringing cold finger foods to share.



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

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

VBS 2016.1

Toddler Playgroup

Friday, May 20th, 11:00 a.m.

Come for friendship, giggles and smiles! Lincoln Glen Park (corner of Radio and Curtner). For directions or questions please contact Beth Heise

toddler park day

Faith Formation and Godly Play for All


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.

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