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

  • 9:15 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

What's Happening at St. Francis

Faith Formation and Godly Play for All - Sundays

Sessions:

9:15 a.m. - Adults (in Wickham Rm.)(childcare available)
  • Adult Formation
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.

Village House Women's Shelter

April 9th - May 25th

OUR HOMELESS SHELTERS ARE OPEN. ARE YOU FREE TO HELP?
St. Francis is again hosting Village House: An Interfaith Shelter of Hope https://www.villagehousesccca.com/ a daytime center for as many as 15 delightful, medically fragile women. The center will be open Sunday-Wednesday every week through May 25 - and we need volunteers to help.

This remarkable effort to show God's love provides a caring, loving environment. It's the first 24-hour "safe space" some guests have had in years. More than 80 St. Francis members, along with neighbors and friends from Willow Glen and beyond, volunteered during our shelter-hosting rotation a year ago.

Volunteers listen to stories. They provide feedback for guests attending community college or preparing for a job interview. Volunteers stay overnight or just for two hours. Many come away inspired by the shelter guests. If your job keeps you busy during the day, no problem! You can help at the overnight shelter hosted by our neighbors, Willow Glen United Methodist Church.

Here are five ways you can help.
Volunteer during the day at St. Francis. Two- and four-hour slots are available Sunday afternoons and Monday-Wednesday from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. from April 9-May 25. Lunches are also needed. SIGN UP https://tinyurl.com/lddb3vj
Volunteer evenings, early mornings and overnight at Willow Glen Methodist. Bring a meal, help with hospitality, do laundry or serve as an overnight host. SIGN UP http://shelter.wgumc.org/
Make a financial contribution. Write a check to St. Francis, designating “Village House”, or contribute online at

Encourage others to volunteer. We’re happy to have even more friends and neighbors helping again this year. Please ask them. And please let us know about other faith communities interested in hosting an overnight or daytime shelter.
Pray for our guests and the shelter’s success. Through our shelter and volunteers, God is making a difference in these ladies’ lives.
Questions? contact Kimbra Ong, Kelly Castellon, Chris Peacock.
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Screenagers Movie - Youth & Parent Event

Sunday, April 23, 12:20 - 2 p.m.

Join St. Francis/St. Jude's youth & parents for a screening of the award-winning SCREENAGERS documentary which probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world. RSVP to Rev. Katherine Doar

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Women's Night Out

Thursday, April 27, 7 p.m.

It's time for the ladies of St. Francis to enjoy a night out together. Whether your toddlers are making you crazy, your teenagers are making you mad, you remember those days oddly fondly, you never wish to have those days at all, or haven't gotten there yet, you're welcome to join for some fellowship and fun. Join us at 20twenty cheese bar in Willow Glen for some great small plates and plenty of non-alcoholic beverages for those who aren't wine/beer fans.  We're hoping to get a good crowd and be able to reserve the back porch of the bar for ourselves, so please RSVP early. 

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Men's Night Out

Sunday, April 30, 5 p.m.

Hey Guys! It's time for some St. Francis fellowship and a little time to get away from it all. Whether your kids are little, medium, big, or bigger than you, you're welcome to join us at Britannia Arms, Almaden, for a night of conversation, pool, darts and food. Click to RSVP. Hope to see you there. 

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Silicon Valley Discipleship Walk for Water

Saturday, April 29, 9:00 a.m.

Our team is joining together to make a difference. Won’t you join us?

I want to walk: Walk with us at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 5100 Camden Avenue San Jose. Click "Join Team" and get sponsors I want to Support the Team: Click our "Donate Now" button on the Walk for Water webpage Empty your Pockets on Water Bucket Sunday Spread the word; post our link on your facebook Every day millions of people have to walk miles and miles just for water. Most of the time, the water they can find is contaminated and makes them sick.  We are excited because Water Missions International is changing lives, one community at a time, through their sustainable safe water solutions. Each dollar raised by this event is going to make an impact through a safe water community development project! Won’t you consider making a donation to support our vision? Even better, would you join our team? Our team goal for this year is $3000!  Let's get walking. Questions? Contact Leah Tedeschi Thank you so much for your support! Leah & Katherine
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All-Church Beach Campout

May 26 - 28

Join us for a weekend of fun at Sunset State Beach, 201 Sunset Beach Road, Watsonville CA

Arrive any time after after 2 pm on Friday and we have the group campsite until noon on Sunday. All ages are welcome. Families and Adults bring your tents... youth will organize group tents by gender. $15 per person (under 5 free) .
This is a weekend of fun and parish togetherness. We'll do potluck meals together. Bring your camping stuff, beach gear, hiking boots, instruments, games and/or hanging-by-the-campfire chairs. The campground has restrooms, showers, tables and a fire/BBQ pit (sorry state park rules no pets :-(. This event is what we make it so bring your ideas and get ready to have fun.

Not a camper?... Join us for the day on Saturday to enjoy the beach and church in the woods at 5 p.m. $10 per car state park day use fee if not camping. RSVP HERE

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Vacation Bible School

June 26 - 30

Do good! Seek peace and go after it! Psalm 34:14b

We invite children between the ages of 3½ years through fifth grade to Vacation Bible School, June 26-30. This year, we will discover the hero in each of us and celebrate the heroes all around us. Throughout the week, we will have amazing Bible adventures alongside some favorite Bible heroes that will help us find our strength in God. With crafts, games, songs, the camp community experience and some superhero fun, children will celebrate the qualities that make us heroic. We’ll also learn from some community heroes too! Grab your cape, but don’t hide behind a mask. Love is a superpower at Hero Central! Click HERE to register. Online registration March 12- April 9
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Sierra Service Project (SSP) - Summer Service Trip

Join other El Camino Real Diocesan youth this summer Build Faith - Strengthen Communities - Serve Others

High School July 2 – 8 Chiloquin Oregon for current 8th – 12th graders, Middle School – August 6 – 12 Smith River, CA for current 5th – 8th graders Join us as we travel north to serve in two low income rural Native American communities. The Chiloquin community is located in the forested mountains just north of Klammath Falls Oregon nestled between the Williamson and Sprague rivers. Over 33% of the families in Chiloquin live below the poverty line. Members from the Klamath Tribes living in Chiloquin include Klamath, Modoc, and Yahooskin. Youth will stay in the the local Methodist church in the center of town (opposite the town square, field and playground) and shower at the local high school gym. The Smith River community and rancheria small rural community is remote, beautiful, and because of the Pacific Ocean, often cold, damp and foggy (hooray!). The Smith River Rancheria is a federally recognized tribe of Tolowa Indians and about a third of area residents are Hispanic, many of whom are recent immigrants from Mexico and Central America. Read more

Click the image to reserve your spot. For more information email Mother Katherine

COST: $450 per youth (scholarships available) Adult/Parent Counselors welcome too! A non-refundable $250 deposit is due now to hold your spot (Payments #1 & &2). Payment #3 of $200 is due May 15.

Payment Options:
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Camp St. Andrew's

July 30 - August 5

Summer Camp of the Diocese of El Camino Real. Register at campsaintandrew.com

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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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If you have any questions contact the St. Francis office
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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