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 8:00 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 is back in Willow Glen - and you can Help!

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 with Willow Glen United Methodist in April, has returned to our community through Aug. 2.

Willow Glen Methodist is hosting a day shelter from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays. Cathedral of Faith is hosting the overnight shelter. Please consider volunteering at one of these locations.

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:
Willow Glen Methodist, corner of Newport and Minnesota avenues: http://shelter.wgumc.org/
Cathedral of Faith, corner of Canoas Garden and Curtner avenues: https://signup.com
Read more, volunteer, and donate --->

Kingdom of Boomeria - Youth Group Epic Adventure

July 16 after church

A science teacher's kingdom, complete with castle, enormous pipe organ, and area for epic water battles. Preston Boomer is the science teacher you always wished you had. Mr. Boomer, who goes by the nickname “Boom,” has taught science at the San Lorenzo Valley High School for some 53 years. However for Boom and his students, the fun of learning extended beyond the walls of the high school and into a magical world of science, music, history and epic water battles, all created by Boom and his students over the last half century.

Known as “Boomeria,” it is set amidst the quiet redwoods on Boomer’s property in Bonny Doon, California. Of course it isn’t so quiet when Boom and his crew of students known as the “Brotherhood of the Natural Philosophers” are there. A kind of medieval science kingdom, Boomeria has its own three story castle, cannons, catacombs, mock dungeons, and a huge pipe organ. RSVP to Nathaniel Lim. Drivers needed - may bring younger siblings (children under 9 must be supervised by a parent). Flashlight required. Click HERE for more info about Boomeria

Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real 7th Annual Recovery Retreat

August 4th, 4:00 p.m. - August 6th at 12:00 noon

Register online for the 7th Annual Recovery Retreat at the beautiful St. Francis Retreat Center in San Juan Bautista. Entitled “Recovery–Sharing our Stories”

Cost: $240.00 total for shared room, $310.00 total for private room, $65.00/day or $130 for all commuter cost (meals & materials). Register at: http://www.realepiscopal.org/event/7th-annual-recovery-retreat/
EDECR Retreat

Episcopal Church Women 2017 Women's Retreat

Monday, August 14th, 2pm to Tuesday 15th, 2pm

Join us to Refresh, Reflect and Renew....find God in the beauty of art. The retreat leader is The Rev. Penelope Duckworth, who is well known for her art and writing. Pick up a registration form in the office or visit http://www.realepiscopal.org/


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


Inter-Parish Adult Bible Study

Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Bible Workbench 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