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 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)


View this week's readings.

Preparing for Sunday

What's Happening at St. Francis

St. Francis Summer Programs

Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Join us for Summer @ St. Francis for Kids! KIDS' CAMP - Children ages Preschool-5th grade - meet in Wickham Room

TNT - TWEENS & TEENS - 6th - 10th grade - meet in Undercroft. Volunteers needed! Sign up HERE and talk to Mother Katherine. The children will join their parents in the church for Holy Communion at 11:00 am.

Village House:

An Interfaith Shelter of Hope

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/

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Youth Group Welcome Pool Party

Sunday, August 27th, 1pm to 3pm

All youth group members (grades 6-12) are welcome. This is a not-to-be missed event - especially for our incoming 6th graders! There will be swimming, playing games, and meeting/greeting the incoming 6th graders. RSVP to Kirsten Sarginger


Godly Play Training

Saturday, September 9th

Our new church school year begins on Sunday, September 10th. In preparation, we are thrilled to have Marcia Lockwood returning to train us on this beautiful and profoundly deep way to nurture the spiritual lives of our children.

Every parent who will have a child in preschool - 3rd grade and anyone who would just like to find out what Godly Play is all about is invited to join us for the morning session. Anyone who is considering being a teacher or assistant (called Storyteller and Door Person in Godly Play speak) please join us for the afternoon training as well. Please email Katherine to let her know you are coming RSVP to katherine@stfranciswillowglen.org


Welcome, Ya'll! Parish BBQ

Sunday, September 10th, 11:30 a.m.

Everyone is invited to join us for fun, fellowship, and great food! Hamburgers, hot dogs and dessert provided. Please bring a salad to share. Sign up at Coffee Hour.


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


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.

St. Francis Blessing Animals

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

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