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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ST. FRANCIS REGULAR WORSHIP SCHEDULE

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

Lectionary

View this week's readings.

Preparing for Sunday

What's Happening at St. Francis

St. Nicholas Evensong and Party

Sunday, December 4, 4:00 p.m.

Please join us to celebrate this saint who teaches us about Giving. This is an all ages service and event with a special visit from St. Nicholas
Evensong (sung evening prayer), Potluck, and party

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Pageant 2016: - The Road To Bethlehem

Sunday December 18 at the 10:15 a.m. service

Announcing the St. Francis 2016 Pageant… The Road to Bethlehem

    Sign Ups:
    November 11 - December 4
    Rehearsals:
    December 11, 11:30 – 2 p.m.
    December 17, 10 - 11 a.m.
Plenty of parts small and large for preschool – high school. Narrators, characters, chorus and non-speaking... everyone can participate. We also need parent volunteers as stage assistants, costume & prop coordinators and to organize the rehearsal lunch. Music is traditional carols and will be available online for practice. Parts/lines will be sent out just prior to the first rehearsal. Click image to sign up. If you have any questions contact Mother Katherine
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Faith Formation and Godly Play for All - Sundays

Sessions:

9:15 a.m. - Adults (in Wickham Rm.)(childcare available)
  • Adult Formation
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.

Adult Formation during Lent - A Thrill of Hope: The Christmas Story in Words and Art

Sundays, Nov. 27 - Dec. 18 at 9:15 a.m.

Join us for an Advent series featuring beautiful artwork by John August Swanson plus commentary by premier Bible scholars (e.g., Thomas Long, Carol Newsome). There will be six brief reflections on passages from Matthew and Luke: a visit; the nativity; the shepherds; epiphany; presentation in the temple; and flight into Egypt. Questions, contact Mother Katherine

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Announcing a new Giving Program at St. Francis

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If you have any questions contact the St. Francis office
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Sierra Service Project (SSP) - Weekend of Service

January 13 - 15

St. Francis Youth...Are you ready for a weekend of challenging service, learning and fellowship?

What are we doing? We will stay in a local church in Rancho Cordova and serve low-income homeowners. The work may include painting, yard maintenance, chain link fence removal, fence or wheelchair ramp construction. The weekend is open to all youth grades 6-12.
Cost is $130 per person (scholarships available). A non-refundable deposit is due now to hold your spot. Click the image to reserve your spot.
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Sierra Service Project (SSP) - Summer Service Trip

Join other El Camino Real Diocesan youth this summer Build Faith - Strengthen Communities - Serve Others

High School July 2 – 8 for current 8th – 12th graders
Middle School – August 6 – 12 for current 5th – 8th graders
$450 per youth (scholarships available)
Adult/Parent Counselors welcome too!

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
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.
Click the image to reserve your spot. For more information email Mother Katherine
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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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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