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 9:00 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)


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. - 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)

Summer Conducting Lab - In Conjunction with San Jose State

July 9, 11, 16, 18, 30 & Aug 1,
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

We're Looking for Singers. No cost,
no commitment, no pressure...
just sing and have fun!

During the 2-hour sessions, 3-5 conductors work with the all-volunteer choir, made up of singers from all over the Silicon Valley. Dr. Jeffrey Benson and Kristina Nakagawa provide feedback to the conductors both during the session and afterward in private communication. Labs held at St. Francis Church. Click HERE for more info.

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

July 27, 10am - noon

Children Youth & Families (CYF) invites you to join them at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo in San Jose.

Since the late 50's, the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo has delighted children with it's fantasyland-like atmosphere and it's rides, puppet theater, rides and animals.
Did you know the park was a collaboration project of the Jaycees, Alden Campen and Ernie Renzel (former Mayor of San Jose), and the Viking Ship Life boat was purchased (for $1!!) from Navy shipyard in Benicia. Over the next 2 years, “Recreation Leader”, Ralph Rosendin built many pond features (“Tiki Heads”), Tree House and Monkey Island. Campfire Girls planted 700 trees, Danny the Dragon was purchased ($15,500 included ½ mile of track), and a paddle wheel/stern wheel boat (USS Happy Hollow) was built. Donations received from service groups purchased twin slides, built the Puppet Theatre, the Maze, the “children’s size firehouse”, amphitheater and birthday areas. So much fun history to learn right here in San Jose!

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

The 8th Annual Recovery Retreat

August 3 - August 5

"Steps 6 and 7 - We are Beloved"

​ Please save the date and register soon!
Where: St. Francis Retreat Center, 549 Mission Vineyard Rd., San Juan Bautista, 95045,
Phone: 831-623-4234
When: August 3 - August 5, arriving after 3:00 pm on Friday through lunch on Sunday.

Private Room ($320)
Double Occupancy ($250 ea)
Commuter $65/Day or $130 (2-3 days)
Please register by downloading a form at https://tinyurl.com/EDECRRetreat
For details you may contact Mary Beth Powell

Sierra Service Project (SSP) in San Diego

July 28 - August 4

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

SPACES ARE FULL! Final payments are due.
SSP Summer2018
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. Registration closed- all spots full Questions? email Mother Katherine.
Payment now due: (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.

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.

All Singers Welcome

Choir currently on break

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 are interested, please contact our choir director Kristina Nakagawa

Handbell Choir

Mondays at 7:30 p.m. (currently on break)

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.


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.

Employer Matching Gifts

Benevity is a workplace giving and matching resource to help employees of certain companies make their donations go further. St. Francis Episcopal Church is one of the approved "charities" that can receive matching gifts. Does your company match your monetary gifts? If so, chances are they use Benevity to distribute these matching gifts. Please see if your company uses this firm in order to match your donations to St. Francis. Some of the companies we know use Benevity are: Google, Apple, Microsoft, SAP, ADP, Cargill, Ameriprise, CocaCola, Honda, CP, Prudential, Samsung and AstraZeneca. If you need help with this please let Carrie in the office know. It is worth checking into - we would greatly appreciate it.

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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