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.
Lent and Easter are coming! Come join us for the many activities and services, both joyous and solemn, during this holy time.
How to Get Involved During the Lenten and Easter Seasons
We welcome everyone to St. Francis’, with extra smiles for children and youth. Families will find a variety of ways to get involved during the Lenten and Easter period. Take a look below and also at the announcements to the right which we will update from time to time with new information.
First, come help us celebrate the last day before the Lenten Season begins at the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner on Tuesday, February 28th at 6 pm. The pancake dinner is our own little Mardi Gras, featuring mask making, music, a mask parade for the children, and pancakes for dinner. Cost is $5 per person or $15 per family. Please RSVP to 415-334-1590.
During the six weeks of Lent (the 40 days before Holy Week and Easter), children are welcome at Wednesday evening Lenten Gatherings. A brief, contemplative liturgy is followed by various family-friendly activities. Lenten evenings in the past have included activities like soap making for the St. Martin’s Hospitality Center, votive candle making, and sewing clothing for children in Honduras.
Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday on April 9th. Children are given the special task of helping to pass out palms to the parishioners at the 10am service, in remembrance of Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem.
Do you know what is the biggest day of the church year? Hint: it’s not Christmas! It’s Easter Sunday, which falls on April 16th this year. After special activities during the 10 am service, children ages 0-10 get their own Easter Egg Hunt on the church grounds.
The Nursery and Godly Play (Sunday School) continue every Sunday throughout the Easter Season.
Stay tuned for more information about special activities and projects planned for the season.
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.