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

What's Happening at St. Francis

Annual Stewardship Pledge

Have you made your 2018 pledge yet?

Stewardship is what we do with what we’re given. Your stewardship makes possible everything that St. Francis’ does to connect people with God and serve our community. Your pledge helps us to plan for our good work and the future. To make your Annual Stewardship Pledge using our Online Pledge Form click HERE.

For more information about GIVING at St. Francis, see our GIVING page.

Adult Faith Formation

Sundays at 9:15 a.m. - February 18 - March 18

Join us in the Wickham room for our Lenten Adult Faith Formation series Being Alone with God (Childcare available).

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.

Final Lenten Soup Supper

Wednesday, March 21, at 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a hearty bowl of delicious homemade soup, salad, and bread! $5 per person $25 family max

Volunteers are needed to help with set up, salad and bread prep, and clean up. Please sign up HERE or at coffee hour.
Soup Suppers

Lenten Programs for Adults and Children

Wednesday, March 21, at 6:45 p.m.

Join us for our Lenten Program following the Soup Suppers. Children's program led by Mother Katherine.

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

Spring Clean-up Day

Saturday, March 24, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

When the Lord rises on Easter Morning we want to welcome him to a “spit-shine” church.

All-hands-on-deck! All ages welcome – something for everyone to do… planting flowers, gardening, painting, cleaning out toys, dusting cob webs, organizing, and special projects. Lunch will be provided. Please let the office know you are coming so we can order enough lunch.

Youth Group Egg Stuffing, Palm Crosses & Movie Night

Saturday, March 24th, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Join us for our Annual egg stuffing and palm cross making night plus a bonus movie! $3 donation for a spaghetti dinner. RSVP by March 18 to mommakimbra@gmail.com

Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday, April 1st, 11:45 a.m.

Join us for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt in the courtyard following the Sunday Service.

Announcing Vacation Bible School 2018

June 25 - 29, 9am - 12:15pm

St. Francis Episcopal Church and Willow Glen UMC invite every child between the ages of 3½ years through fifth grade to Vacation Bible School.

​ Team Spirit is more than a sports camp. Throughout the week, we will have amazing Bible adventures alongside the disciples as we discover how to live as a team. With a variety of sports, crafts, songs, and the camp community experience, children will celebrate the spirit of teamwork and the role of God's love in our lives and relationships. We’ll practice some of our favorite sports and learn some new ones, too! REGISTER HERE Let's get moving with God at Team Spirit!

Donate Coats to our Coat Drive

December through March

One Warm Coat has been supporting coat drives across the country for 25 years. Drop off new or gently worn coats of any size into the collection barrel in the Parish Hall or the meeting rooms. All coats collected will be donated locally to our friends in need at SMUM. Last year we collected more than 200 coats. Thank you for your generosity!


Village House Daytime Shelter

The ladies of Village House have moved from St. Francis to the next churches in their rotation - overnights at St. Frances Cabrini and daytimes at Good Samaritan Episcopal and Almaden Hills United Methodist churches. The new locations still need volunteers of all experience levels (teens too!) to help create a safe and welcoming place for the ladies.

For more information about Village House and to volunteer, go to https://www.villagehousesccca.com Thank you for supporting this important ministry at St. Francis! Click HERE for more information.

Sierra Service Project (SSP) in San Diego

July 28 - August 4

Middle School & High School together Current 5th-12th graders Adult/Parent Counselors welcome too!

$450 per person (scholarships available) Spaces are limited so sign up now!
SSP Summer2018
Is your youth concerned about poverty, immigration, and the environment? Join us as we travel south to serve with Sierra Service Project in San Diego's South Bay to explore these issues which are very real in the communities adjacent to the US / Mexico border. Half of our work is with homeowners, and half with community based organizations. The type of work includes painting, rebuilding fences, and other general home repairs. No construction experience is needed, and you'll be amazed at all of the work that your youth teams complete! Volunteers will also have the opportunity to sign up for a day trip to Tijuana, or stay in the US for a day of learning and serving. Cost and Registration
  • A non-refundable $50 deposit is due with your registration to hold your spot
  • Payment #2 of $200 is due February 25.
  • Payment #3 of $200 is due May 15. You may pay via check, or credit card (a 3% processing fee will be charged for credit card)
Questions? email Mother Katherine. Click HERE for more information and to register
Payment Options: (includes 3% processing fee)

Attention All Singers!

The St. Francis Adult Choir rehearses on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in the Church. All skill levels are welcome, ages high school through adult.

Junior Choir - Children ages 4 and up, are invited to join! 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,

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.


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.

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.

altar flowers

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