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

  • 9:15 a.m. Adult Formation (Adults), (meets in the Wickham room)
  • 10:00 a.m. Faith Formation (Children), (meets in the Undercroft classrooms)

Wednesday Service

  • 12:00 noon Healing and Holy Communion in the Chapel


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Preparing for Sunday

What's Happening at St. Francis

Faith Formation and Godly Play for All - Sundays


9:15 a.m. - Adults (in Wickham Rm.)(childcare available)
  • Adult Formation - Bridging the Political Divide - Oct. 9 - Oct. 30.
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.

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.

Toddler Playgroup

Tuesday, October 18th, 10:00 a.m.

Join us for friendship, giggles and smiles at Bramhall Park in Willow Glen. Hosted by Shari Oldfield. All Children and their caretakers are welcome. Please RSVP to let us know how many snacks to bring. If you give us your cell number we can text you if there is a location change for weather.


Book Club

Tuesday, October 25th, 7:30 p.m.

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, by Karen Joy Fowler

In honor of St. Francis’ month, our selection explores the relationships of an unusual family. “As a child, she never stopped talking; as a young woman, she has wrapped herself in silence: the silence of intentional forgetting, of protective cover. Something happened …” – from goodreads.com “Fowler's smart and exquisitely sad novel provokes us to think about a lot of aspects of our relationship to animals that most of us would rather ignore. It also delves into other questions. Do animals think? Can they empathize? Do they have long-term memories? … If you think such blurring of the categories between animals and humans is sentimental bunk or worse, blasphemy, Fowler's subversive novel dares you to think again.” – from NPR.org

St. Francis Youth Haunted House

Build it: Saturday, October 29th, 10:00 a.m.

Show it: Sunday, October 30th, 10:15 a.m.

Saturday, October 29, 10 am: Bring your ideas and spooky props so we can create the best haunted house ever. Sunday, October 30, 11:30 am: Come to church in costume ready to fill our creation with ghosts and ghouls for coffee hour. Youth please RSVP to let us know you are coming to build it or show it. Chills, Thrills and Spills Special thanks to the Tedeschi Family for hosting this event.
Youth Haunted House

Pumpkin Patch Adventure

Sunday, October 30th, 12:30 a.m.

Join us at 12:30 p.m. for pumpkins and pizza. We'll meet @ Round Table Pizza, Cambrian Park Plaza Shopping Center, 14940 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124. After a good lunch we'll head out to the pumpkin patch next door. Hosted by Barbara Dawson. Sign up HERE so we know how many tables to reserve.


Operation Christmas Child

Start collecting gifts!

This year our church is participating in Operation Christmas Child (through Samaritan's Purse Intl. Relief). We will fill shoe boxes with gifts to be delivered to children around the world. It is fun and easy to participate.

  1. Donate items to fill the boxes.
  2. Donate $7 per box to cover shipping.
  3. Come to the Packing Party at church on November 6 at 11:30 am to pack boxes.
For more details and suggestions on what to buy and how the program works, download a flyer or pick one up in the Narthex. Questions? Email: Kim Kubota 408-218-3639, or Katherine Doar

Job: the Now Testament - a benefit musical for homeless ministry

November 11 - November 13

When we experience suffering in our world and in our own lies, many say it is part of God’s plan – but is it?  Join John Angotti and friends to explore this question through a present day look back at the story of Job.

Performance times: November 11th – 7:00 p.m. November 12th – 7:00 p.m. November 13th – 2:00 p.m.

Hosted by: Archbishop Mitty High School Kinkade Center for the Arts 5000 Mitty Way San Jose, CA 95129

Ticket prices are $15 for adults over 18 and $10 for youth under 18. All proceeds will benefit the homeless ministry, Village House, in Santa Clara County. For more information, please email Penny Warne or 408-997-5108. Click HERE to purchase tickets.


Prayer List

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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