|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.
ST. FRANCIS REGULAR WORSHIP SCHEDULE
- 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
- 9:15 a.m. Adult Formation (Adults), (meets in the Wickham room)
- 10:00 a.m. Faith Formation (Children), (meets in the Undercroft classrooms)
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
- 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
Adult Formation during February (in the Wickham Room)
Sundays, March 5 - April 2 at 9:15 a.m.
Join us for our Faith Formation series in March, "How To Pray", with Christopher Martin.Questions, contact Mother Katherine
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: Set-up/salad/bread prep; and serve/cleanup... Select your task and week at Volunteer Signup
LENTEN PROGRAM - MARCH 15-APRIL 5
Adults - "Tools for Talking" led by Joanna and Bill Shreve. We will learn the practice of Living Room Conversations from Eric Law's Kaleidoscope Institute, and how to provide a safe place for tough conversations on topics concerning our world today.
Children - “Bible Lego Time” led by Mother Katherine
Vacation Bible School
June 26 - 30
Do good! Seek peace and go after it!
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
Village House Women's Shelter
April 9th - May 24th
As St. Francis prepares to host the Village House women's shelter during April and May, please attend our training session on Sunday, March 26th at St Francis from 12-2:30p.m. The training will help you understand the women we are serving, how we can best help them, learn general information about the shelter, and help you have the resources needed to make this a meaningful experience for everyone.
Participation in this training is required for anyone who will serve as shift supervisor, is strongly encouraged for other volunteers, and is open to the St. Francis family and anyone else interested in volunteering. If you volunteered last year, you are not required to attend -- but your participation will help less-experienced friends learn more about this important ministry. Registration is not required, but if you're interested or likely to attend, please contact Kimbra Ong. To volunteer for a shift, CLICK HERE.
ONE WARM COAT DRIVE...
now thru March 31
Donate coats to our drive! One Warm Coat has been supporting coat drives across the country for more than 20 years. During the months of January – March, please drop off new or gently worn coats of any size into the collection barrel in the Parish Hall, Narthex, or the meeting rooms. All coats collected will be donated locally to our friends in need at SMUM. Last year St. Francis parishioners donated approximately 200 coats for men, women, and children.
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
Sierra Service Project (SSP) - Summer Service Trip
Join other El Camino Real Diocesan youth this summer Build Faith - Strengthen Communities - Serve OthersHigh School July 2 – 8 for current 8th – 12th graders, (Group full, wait list avail.)
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.
Camp St. Andrew's
July 30 - August 5
Summer Camp of the Diocese of El Camino Real. Register at campsaintandrew.com
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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