Welcome To St Francis’ Episcopal Church

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.

The October PAX is Available!

You will find lots more additional information and news from the parish on our monthly newsletter. Click here to take a look!  For detailed information on the upcoming stewardship campaign and the rector search, click here and here.

Sunday School and Choir are Back!

Fall is here, which means the choir and Sunday School have returned. Welcome them both back on September 9th!  We also have a new yoga schedule beginning Saturday, September 8th: Morning Yoga at 9:30am and Gentle Yoga at 10:45am. For more information about the Godly Play program, click here.  For information about the Tween and Teen Youth Group, click here.

Sending Forth

After over 30 years, our sextons Masad and Abla Bajjalieh are retiring from work at St. Francis’. After many years of faithful service with the parish and the Food Pantry, we want to send them off with our well wishes and love. Their last day of work will be October 15th.

On Sunday, October 28th, we will have a special coffee hour following the 10am service to honor and celebrate their service. With a bit of a Halloween and All Saints flair, we wish them the best while they enter into retirement. We are collecting a purse to give Masad and Abla in thanksgiving for their work. Please make donations through the church office and we will present them together.

 Baptism on Sunday, November 4th, The Feast of All Saints’/All Souls’ 

The next Sunday for baptism is Sunday, November 4th. If you would like baptism for yourself or another, please speak with The Rev. Christine Trainor, Interim Rector. 

Please Welcome The Rev. Christine Trainor as our Interim Rector

Christine joins us from the Diocese of California where she has been a resident priest for 18 years and served at Grace Cathedral, St. Mary the Virgin, and St. Luke’s. A graduate of The University of Virginia and Yale Divinity School, Christine has served parishes across the country and in Europe including St. Bartholomew’s Church in midtown Manhattan, Trinity in Santa Barbara, and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.

A Message from the new Interim Rector:

I am grateful for the warm welcome I am receiving at St. Francis’. Thank you to all of you who have introduced yourselves and helped me to acclimate.

I have spent these first weeks getting to know you—personally and the systems that support a vibrant ministry.

I look forward to walking with you through this time of transition. I anticipate it being a time of creativity and experimentation as well as a reaffirmation of what makes this community distinct and strong.

I am in the office Monday through Thursday and hope you will stop by to say hello!

With abundant blessing,

Christine

 

La Fiesta Noventa:  Celebrating our 90th Year!

 

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 Tween and Teen Youth Group meets 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.  More information about these groups can be found here and here .

Nursery care is available during the summer for infants through preschool.

Adult Bible Study

Meets at 9am on Sundays in The Guild Hall.

Yoga with Mara

Morning Yoga at 9:30am and Gentle Yoga at 10:45am.

Food Pantry

A weekly outreach serving local residents.  For more information, look here.  To learn about the many other outreach projects at St. Francis’ Episcopal, look here.

Gift Card Fundraiser

Support St. Francis’ Episcopal and do your shopping at the same time.  Look here.

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.

Click here  for a slideshow of a year in the life of St. Francis’ Episcopal!

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.