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

From the Rector

It is with deep sorrow I inform you of the death of our dear friend, Henry William Charles Rearick. "Bill" died on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at his home in Willow Glen. He had just celebrated his 69th birthday on February 2nd. Bill was a faithful servant of St. Francis' for over forty-two years serving as organist and choirmaster and served the wider church even longer. Since retirement seven years ago Bill continued to share his gifts with us by filling in from time to time on the organ. He had the knowledge and ability to produce all of the numerous sounds from our pipe organ - an organ register only he knew. Not only have we lost a friend but the music community has lost a faithful member and friend. Bill graduated from Willow Glen High School, and attended Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, PA.

On February, 27th at 2:00 p.m. we will celebrate Bill's life with a service filled with the beautiful liturgy and music he would have enjoyed. A light reception will follow. Until then let us all give thanks to God for Bill's life and all he shared with us. May the choirs of angels come to greet you. May they speed you to paradise. May the Lord enfold you in his mercy. May you find eternal life and rest in peace.
Bill Rearick

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.

Adult Formation during February (in the Wickham Room)

Sundays, February 5 - 26 at 9:15 a.m.

Join us for our Faith Formation series in February featuring Living a Spiritual Life with Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves.

Sessions:

 
  • February 5 - What is Spirituality?
  • February 12 - Practicing Spirituality
  • February 19 - Spirituality & Grace
  • February 26 - Spirituality & Relationships
Questions, contact Mother Katherine
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Ash Wednesday

March 1

Remember you are forgiven and loved by God always Services 12:00 & 7:00 p.m. in the Church
Children's Service 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel

Ash Wednesday 2017

Shrove Tuesday - Mardi Gras Party

Tuesday, February 28, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for a delicious bowl of gumbo, and a piece of King Cake. If you have no idea what any of these things are you are in for a treat. The Southern Masked Ladies of St Francis have quite the menu planned and are excited to share this tradition with you. If you are a vegetarian or gluten free, please let Kimbra know by February 22nd at mommakimbra@gmail.com

Sign-up at coffee hour so we can make sure the pot of gumbo is big enough. $7 for Adults & Youth 12 & over, $3.00 Children 6-12 years, Children 5 & under are free

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Santa Maria Urban Ministries - Spring Forward

Saturday, March 4, 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

at St. Francis Parish Hall

Join us as we celebrate and give thanks to all those who support us. And we're sharing some exciting news - a new satellite Food Pantry opened at St. Francis last week! We’ll celebrate spring, our grateful clients, generous donors, and an exciting year of growth ahead. Come hear what's new at Santa Maria and how you can plant seeds of growth to help others in your backyard! Refreshments, speakers and entertainment for all. RSVP to Alfonso.Mendez@santamariasj.org

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Lenten Program and Soup Suppers

Wednesdays, March 8 thru April 5, 6:00 p.m.

Please join us for our Lenten Program and delicious homemade soup. Volunteers needed each week: Soup Chefs; set up/salad/bread prep; and serve/cleanup... Sign up for your task and week at Volunteer Signup

Soup Suppers

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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Vacation Bible School

June 26 - 30

Please join us for the annual St. Francis/WGUMC joint vacation bible school. Watch for registration information coming soon!

VBS 2017

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 for current 8th – 12th graders Middle School – August 6 – 12 for current 5th – 8th graders Join us on the far northern coast of California as we serve in the Smith River community and rancheria. This 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 $50 deposit is due now to hold your spot. Payment #2 of $200 is due February 14. Payment #3 of $200 is due May 15.

Payment Menu (select one):
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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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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