We are a thinking, welcoming people worshiping God through a traditional liturgy that connects us back to centuries of Christian practice. Looking forwards and back, St. Francis’ provides the best of both worlds. Everyone is welcome at God’s table: no application form required.
Alleluia! Christ is Risen! We have put the season of Lent behind us, and are now celebrating the love of Christ through these 50 days of the Easter season. In church, our vestments and hangings are white. The paschal candle-symbol of Christ’s light-is lit every Sunday during this glorious time in the life of the Church. We have reinstated the Gloria and both sing and declare “Alleluia” with abandon! It is a time of rejoicing and much exuberance. During Easter season, we celebrate the ascension of Christ, and the 50 days culminate on Pentecost, the day we mark the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. May we be full of joy, surprises, and hope as we trumpet the good news of the Resurrection.
Celebrate 90 Years!
St. Francis’ Episcopal Church marks the 90th Anniversary of its groundbreaking this year. Help celebrate our first 90 years at 5:30 pm on Saturday, May 5th with a Cinco de Mayo themed party and musical performance by our choir, as well as other entertainments. Tickets are $35 for adults and will be available for sale during coffee hour. You can also purchase them online by clicking here. This is a family event, with discounted food tickets for kids and childcare available in the Sunday School room.
Many thanks to our sponsor, McRoskey Mattress Company, which is donating a $5,500 shopping spree at their store! Helping people sleep well has been their mission for over 100 years. Their products have supported the dreams of generations of Bay Area residents, and they continue to craft mattresses using time-tested techniques and high-quality materials.
Other Upcoming Events:
Layette Sunday on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th
Your annual excuse to buy cute baby clothes even though you may not have a baby in your life is coming up soon. Bring sleepers, shirts, diapers, blankets, outfits, and other layette items to be donated to the mothers of newborns at St. Luke’s Hospital Clinic. For more information, contact Alice Gates.
Parish Retreat Reservations due by May 20th
Our annual retreat at beautiful Bishop’s Ranch outside Healdsburg is fun for all ages. This year’s retreat takes place September 21st-23rd. Secure your reservation by submitting a non-refundable deposit of $100. Sally Young is taking reservations and answering questions.
Save the Date: Jumble Sale on June 9th
You bring the items, sell them, and take home what’s left!
The April PAX is Here!
Ongoing at St. Francis:
Children and Youth Programs
Our Godly Play group meets at 10 am on Sundays in the courtyard classroom. For ages K-5th grade, this gathering uses a Montessori-style method to bring the biblical stories to life. A new Tween and Teen Youth Group is also meeting at the same time in the Guild Hall for games, food, and discussions about real-life stuff. This group will also learn about the Bible and how its principles affect our lives. Topics include parents, social media, friendships, Jesus, trusting God, and dealing with doubt, fear, and stress. Contact the office if you have questions.
Adult Bible Study
Meets at 9am on Sundays in The Guild Hall.
Yoga with Mara
Saturdays: Level II Active and Awake at 8am; Level I at 9:15am; Gentle Yoga at 10:30am.
Gift Card Fundraiser
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Amazon Smile Fundraiser
Help support St. Francis while shopping at Amazon through the AmazonSmile program. You still use your usual password and still get all the benefits of Amazon Prime. Click here for detailed directions.
Spiritual but not religious? Come see what you are missing. We look forward to welcoming you!
We choose to follow Jesus and his teachings. We embrace community and action, informed by the life of St. Francis.