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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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 9:00 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)

Lectionary

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.
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Adult Faith Formation

Sundays at 9:15 a.m. - June 10 - June 24

Join us in the Wickham room for our Adult Faith Formation series Stories of Apocalypse with Michael Burroughs (Childcare available).

Children and Youth Faith Formation

Summer for Kids at St. Francis

Join us at 10:15 a.m. for Summer fun for Kids! All classes will join the rest of the congregation for Communion in the church.

  • KIDS' CAMP - children ages preschool - 5th grade (Wickham Room)
  • TNT - TWEENS & TEENS - for youth 6th-10th grade (Undercroft)

Shakespeare in the Park at Bramhall (Willow Street) Park

Friday, June 15, at 7pm

As You Like It

A gorgeous classic opens our summer season!
Step into a pop-up book of fairytale romance as you journey into the forest of Arden. Staying true to period, our FREE Shakespeare in the park will celebrate the classical side of Silicon Valley Shakespeare (SVS).

Bring a picnic, blanket, and flashlight and meet us on the west side of the tennis courts in the amphitheater. RSVP to Desie Mehrabian. Click HERE for details

Youth Group Boardwalk Night

Wednesday, June 27, at 4 - 10 p.m.

Hey Youth Group! Are you ready for some summer fun? Join us for Boardwalk's Coca Cola Night! Bring a Coke product and enjoy unlimited rides after 5pm for only $14.95
PLEASE RSVP to Robin Biesterveld.
Parents – We need some drivers to help tote the kids over the hill – Are you available?

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
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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

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

We're preparing for Team Spirit... We need some special supplies and your help.

​ Teams are full but we'd love you to join the fun and help our young players discover the power of being part of Jesus' team. We are looking for adult and teen volunteers to spend a day or two or three or the whole week at VBS. Volunteer Training meeting on Monday, June 11 @ 7p.m. at WGUMC Wesley Room. Click here to register as a volunteer
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We are also collecting the following items to use in projects at VBS. Please bring items to Katherine's office.

Please bring us:
EMPTY SHOEBOXES, TP TUBES and USED TENNIS BALLS
We'd also love to borrow:
a FOOSBALL TABLE, AIR HOCKY TABLE and a BASKETBALL HOOP.
THANK YOU!!

Village House Daytime Shelter

Nearly 100 parishioners, friends & neighbors volunteered during St. Francis’ month in the Village House Shelter for homeless, medically fragile women. Please continue to volunteer or join this ministry at one of our partner churches.

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.
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Sierra Service Project (SSP) in San Diego

July 28 - August 4

Middle School & High School together Current 5th-12th graders

$450 per person (scholarships available) SPACES ARE FULL! Final payments are due.
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Pray for our youth as they travel south to serve with Sierra Service Project in San Diego's South Bay to explore the issues of poverty, immigration, and environment, 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 work includes painting, rebuilding fences, and other general home repairs. 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 (registration closed- all spots full)
  • A non-refundable $50 registration fee to hold your spot
  • Payment #2 of $200 due February 25.
  • Payment #3 of $200 due May 15. You may pay via check, or credit card (a 3% processing fee will be charged for credit card, or you may log into your PayPal account to pay directly without a fee)
Questions? email Mother Katherine.
Payment Options: (includes 3% processing fee)

All-Church Beach Campout

September 1 - 3 at Sunset State Beach,
201 Sunset Beach Road, Watsonville CA

$20 per person (under 5 free)

Arrive any time after after 2 pm on Saturday and we have the block of campsites until noon on Monday. All ages are welcome. Families and Adults bring your tents... youth will organize group tents by gender.

This is a weekend of fun and parish togetherness. We'll do potluck meals together. Bring your camping stuff, beach gear, hiking boots, instruments, games and/or hanging-by-the-campfire chairs. The campground has restrooms, showers, tables and a fire/BBQ pit (sorry state park rules no pets.
This event is what we make it so bring your ideas and get ready to have fun. Click the image to register.

Not a camper?... Join us for the day on Saturday or Sunday to enjoy the beach and church in the woods at 5 p.m. on Sunday. $10 per car state park day use fee if not camping.
Questions? Email Nathaniel Lim.

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 and Teen Choirs - 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,
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Handbell Choir

Mondays at 7:30 p.m.

Rehearsals will be held Mondays at 7:30 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.

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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.
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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