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.

  • Christmas Pageant
  • Christmas Eve
  • SSP Youth
  • Walk for Water
  • Acolytes
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Youth Cookie Baking
  • Walk for Water
  • Blessing of the Animals
  • Vacation Bible School
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  • St. Francis Day
Christmas Pageant  1 Christmas Eve2 SSP Youth3 Walk for Water4 Acolytes5 Vacation Bible School6 Youth Cookie Baking7 Walk for Water 8 Blessing of the Animals9 Vacation Bible School10 Palm Sunday11 St. Francis Day12
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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

  • 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
Hurricane Disaster Response
“Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and the flood sweeps over me. I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched. My eyes grow dim with waiting for my God." (Psalm 69:1-3)

While the psalmist’s cry is often shared when people face overwhelming spiritual needs, today they literally describe the cries of our brothers and sisters along the Gulf Coast.

Episcopal Relief & Development MAKE AN URGENT DONATION
Please give today to our Hurricane Relief Fund and help our partners reach vulnerable communities devastated after Hurricane Maria, Irma and other major storms. In the face of what could be a record-breaking hurricane season, please make an urgent gift today to provide relief to devastated communities in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and the US. Emergency support includes pastoral care, gift cards and funding for temporary housing. Teams of trained spiritual care volunteers will be dispersed through the region providing care.
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What's Happening at St. Francis

The Next 75 Years - A Capital campaign

The Episcopal Presence in Willow Glen
For the past 75 years, this church has welcomed generations of families and friends to the corner of Pine and Newport Avenues— to be inspired, comforted, enlightened and strengthened in Christ.

Generations have been called to meet the demands of what it means to be a Christian witness in this place. Listening to the Spirit once more, we have
Capital Campaign
engaged the congregation in conversation and examined what repairs and renovations our facility needs to take us through the next 75 years. In doing this, the members of St. Francis Episcopal Church have had the opportunity to express a shared vision for renovating our buildings and making our church and bathrooms more accessible.

Considering all of your input over the last 18 months, the vestry is moving forward with several projects, through The Next 75 Years capital campaign. Our generation now stands at the threshold of a new era: we see clearly what we must do—improve and create—as we plan for and welcome the next generation to St. Francis. For more information please visit www.givingsites.com/Next75

Adult Faith Formation

Sundays at 9:15 a.m. -
Oct. 15, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12

Join us in the Wickham room for our Adult Faith Formation series A Christian Response to Gun Violence led by The Rev. Maly Hughes. (Childcare available).

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Faith Formation

Sunday Church School for children


10:00 a.m. (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.

Youth Haunted House

Sunday, October 29th, 11:30am

All are invited to come get spooked in our Youth Group built Haunted House! Children wear your Halloween costumes to church this Sunday!


Pumpkin Patch Adventure

Sunday, October 29th, 12:30am

All are welcome to join us for pumpkin picking and pizza Round Table Pizza, Cambrian Park Plaza, at the corner of Union and Camden. Then we'll head next door for pumpkins! RSVP to Barbara Dawson

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All Saints Day Worship & Pageant

Sunday, November 5th, 8am & 10:15 a.m.

Baptisms, Junior Choir sings, and Saints of history visit. Sign-up to be in the pageant by contacting Mother Katherine

The Saints

All Saints Day Altar

Sunday, November 5th, 8am & 10:15 a.m.

Remembering those who we love and who we no longer see – all Saints of God - we invite you to bring a picture of your loved one to place on our All Saints’ Day Altar. During these next two Sundays you may bring in your photos. They will be assembled on a table prior to the Nov. 5 service. Please make sure your name is on the back of the photo and pick up photos after the service.


Attention All Singers!

The St. Francis Adult Choir rehearses on Thursdays at 7:30 in the Chapel. All skill levels are welcome, ages high school through adult.

Children ages 4 and up, are invited to join the Junior Choir Rehearsals are scheduled immediately following the Sunday 10:15 service - dates TBA.
If you have any questions, please contact Kristina Nakagawa, our new choir director,
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Handbell Choir

Mondays at 7:00 p.m.

Rehearsals will be held Mondays at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. We are looking for two more members. Anyone is welcome, no experience needed, children younger than middle school age need to be accompanied by parent. Please contact Mary Mackenzie for information.


Village House:

An Interfaith Shelter of Hope

https://www.villagehousesccca.com/ 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. Paul's United Methodist Church 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. Paul's United Methodist Church, 405 S. 10th Street San Jose, CA 95112 : St. Paul's Parish/ Read more, volunteer, and donate --->

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