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.

Advent Season Begins

The days are getting shorter and The Season of Advent is here, a time of watching and waiting for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas.

 

 

 

Calling All Children!  Be a Part of This Year’s Christmas Eve Pageant!

On Christmas Eve, St. Francis will be presenting a very special Christmas program featuring a retelling of the story of the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. This will be a festive and theatrical event with sing-a-long carols and hymns for all to enjoy. However, it will be the children of St. Francis and their friends who will be bringing this holy story to life! If you have a child in your life who would be interested in participating in this special event, please contact Amy Cole-Farrell directly at the email address below. The child does not have to be a member of St Francis’ Church to participate!

Some details to keep in mind about participation:

Child must be available for the 5:30 pm Christmas Eve program

Child should be available for most rehearsals, including those that take place a couple of evenings the week prior to the program and before the program the day of.

Pre-reading children may participate!

Children get to wear fun costumes!

Singers and musicians welcome!

To participate or for more information, please contact Amy Cole-Farrell: amycolefarrell@gmail.com or 650-649-8577.

Advent Book Group
Join our Interim Rector The Reverend Christine Trainor for a weekly discussion of her book What Are You Waiting For—meditations for this season of anticipation of the Incarnation. The three session group is offered at 2 different times to help accommodate schedules: Monday evenings 6:30 to 7:30 pm (December 3, 10, 17) and Thursday lunch 12:15 to 1:15 pm (December 6, 13, 20). We will meet in the Guild Hall.  The book is available on Amazon for $5. Please read the introduction and the first week of meditations for the discussion. Please let the office know that you will be attending.
Holiday Caroling at The Avenues
Bring some holiday cheer to residents and staff at The Avenues this Sunday, December 16th from 1 to 2pm.  Come lift your voice in praise and prayer in celebration of the Advent and Christmas season.  2043 19th Avenue between Pacheco and Quintara.

 

Interfaith Shelter Volunteer Opportunities

Meals for shelter residents in San Francisco will be prepared and served by volunteers organized by the Rev. David Stickley on December 23rd, December 29th, and January 18th.  See the PAX for more details or you can click here to sign up.

Christmas Flowers and Decorations

Contributions are particularly welcome during Advent for the church’s Christmas Music and Christmas Flowers.  Please make out a check to St. Francis’ Episcopal Church Altar Guild for flowers and note “flowers” in the memo line.  For music, make your check payable to St. Francis’ Episcopal Church and note “music” in the memo line.  Place your check in the collection plate or send it to the church office by December ? to be acknowledged in the bulletin.

Monday, December 24th

Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist, Carols, and Pageant at 5:30pm

Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist and special music beginning at 10:30pm

Tuesday, December 25th

Christmas 1 Holy Eucharist at 10am (one service)

 

The November 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!

Halloween Coffee Hour at St. Francis’

 

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 10am service 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 on Saturdays.

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.