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.

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

 

The July/August PAX is Here!

Burrito Project Update: 1,861 and 1/3 Burritos from St. Francis’ Episcopal!

Thank you for your enthusiasm, commitment and interest in the success of the Burrito Project! The $1,861.36 check presented during a break in the monthly Burrito Project assembly was met with amazement and great cheers all around! This amount, totaling 10% of the profit from our St Francis Cinco de Mayo Noventa Celebration and Gala, will allow 1,861 1/3 burritos to be assembled by a stalwart crew  and hand delivered by a valiant group of bike messengers to the Larkin Street Shelter for Teens at Risk and to the many who go hungry in SF homeless encampments. An excellent article appeared at NPR.com (click here for the link), explaining the history and impact of this project. Learn more about the San Francisco chapter at www.burritoprojectsf.org . You are welcome to join us the last Monday of every month at St Martin de Porres 225 Potrero Ave, 4-5 prep, 5-6 assembly, 6-7 delivery and clean up. Contact Wendy Dwyer (415) 706-0549 for to receive a joyous and heartfelt response to any of your inquiries!

 

St. Francis’ Episcopal said goodbye to The Rev. Beth Sherman earlier this summer with a moving Pentecost service, followed by a festive coffee hour. Much fun was had the previous night at the dance party. We have lots of videos from the various festivities available.  Click here to watch.

Photos from the Farewell Activities:

 

La Fiesta Noventa:  Celebrating our 90th Year!

 

Ongoing at St. Francis:

Children and Youth Programs

Sunday School programs are on hiatus for the summer.  During the school year, 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.  Topics include parents, social media, friendships, Jesus, trusting God, and dealing with doubt, fear, and stress.  Contact the office if you have questions.

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

Saturdays: Level II Active and Awake at 8am; Level I at 9:15am; Gentle Yoga at 10:30am.

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.