|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
- 9:00 a.m. Animate Faith (Adults), (meets in the Wickham room)
- 10:00 a.m. Faith Formation (Children), (meets in the Undercroft classrooms)
- No noon Healing and Holy Communion in the Chapel during July and August. Service will resume on September 7th.
What's Happening at St. Francis
Summer Faith Programs
Sundays at 10:15 a.m.
Join us for Summer @ St. Francis for Kids!
- KIDS' CAMP
Children ages Preschool - 5th grade (Wickham Room)
TNT - TWEENS & TEENS - BIBLE OLYMPICS
Youth 6th - 10th grade (Library)
Youth Group Welcome Pool Party
Sunday, August 28th, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
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, eating lunch, and meeting/greeting the incoming 6th graders. RSVP to Kirsten Sarginger.
First We Belong: Children's and Youth Ministry Conference
Saturday, August, 27th, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For the first time in a generation our diocese is offering a day-long conference for everyone who is in ministry with children and youth; professionals and volunteers, both lay and clergy, are invited. The conference will take place Saturday, August 27th at St. Paul's Salinas.
Young people want to belong before they “believe." Traditionally their parents and elders teach young people to believe first, then behave . . . and then we allow them to belong. How can we turn this around, placing relationships first, so that we can connect with the younger generation in authentic and faithful ways?
Putting relationship-driven ministries in the context of a holistic model of sustainable and missional ministry called Holy Currencies, the Rev. Canon Eric Law will guide participants on a transformational journey to explore how to build our ministries through strengthening our internal relational networks and expanding our external network into the neighborhood community.
You will enjoy new connections with your ministry peers across the diocese and ideas that will impact all of your interactions with children and youth. To register Click HERE. It will take place in Salinas so if you’d like to carpool together please contact Mother Katherine.
Inter-Parish Adult Bible Workbench
Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon (on break during August)
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.
Godly Play Training
Saturday, September 10th
We are thrilled to have Marcia Lockwood returning to train us on this beautiful and profoundly deep way to nurture the spiritual lives of our children. Every parent who will have a child in preschool - 3rd grade and anyone who would just like to find out what Godly Play is all about is invited to join us for the morning session. Anyone who is considering being a teacher or assistant (called Storyteller and Door Person in Godly Play speak) please plan on staying for the afternoon training as well. Please email Mother Katherine. to let her know you are coming.
Big Sur Youth Campout
Friday, September 23rd - Sunday the 25th
Join other youth groups from around the diocese for a fun weekend of fellowship and frolic at Saint Lucia Campground, in Big Sur – a gorgeous camp facility on the Big Sur River. Chaperones needed – one adult for every six youth (chaperones may bring younger siblings). Cost is $20. Please contact Mother Katherine. if interested. Click HERE to register, or pick up a registration form on the Welcome Table and in the office.
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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