Regular Services
Sunday
  • Holy Eucharist
    – 10:00 AM
Announcements
  • Our Mission Statement

    For the faithful and the seekers who need a safe place to find hope and spiritual nourishment in a Christ-centered community, St. Francis offers a theologically progressive, diverse, welcoming and joyful church committed to exploring and deepening our faith in God and each other through community, worship and outreach.


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Upcoming Events
SEP

26

TUE
Time for Two's Block Hall
8:30 AM to 12:45 PM
Block Hall Preschool
Narcotics Anonymous meeting
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meets in Block Hall.
Choir Rehearsal in The Sanctuary
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Choir Rehearsal with Musician John Pavik.
SEP

27

WED
Time for Two's - Block Hall
8:30 AM to 12:45 PM
Block Hall
Craft Group
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
All crafters welcome for coffee and discussion. Meets in The Vicarage.
Daniella and her students
3:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Daniella and her music students will be in the sanctuary on Mondays 4-5 and Wednesdays 3:30-8 p.m.
SEP

28

THU
Time for Two's Block Hall
8:30 AM to 12:45 PM
Block Hall
Alanon meeting
7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Meets in Block Hall adjacent to the Church.
SEP

29

FRI
AA meeting
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Meets in Block Hall.
AA meeting
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Meets in Block Hall.
SEP

30

SAT
Union of Black Episcopalians Mtg The Vicarage
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
UBE will be meeting in The Vicarage
Holy Hikes and Baykeeper Cleanup Mass
10:00 AM to 1:30 AM
On Saturday, September 30, Holy Hikes and San Francisco Baykeeper will host a “Bay Clean-up Mass” at Marin Audobon Society's Tiscornia marsh land near Pickleweed Park, San Rafael. A substantial amount of trash is on the shoreline, and several endangered species live in the marsh. Our cleanup will do a lot of good here! This one-day event is part of an ongoing relationship between Holy Hikes, a Christian hiking group, and San Francisco Baykeeper, a nonprofit that has been working to protect the San Francisco Bay from pollution. All are welcome to join this unique opportunity to clean the Bay and celebrate a spirituality that recognizes interdependency with the land and waters. The event will include a celebration of the Holy Eucharist woven into a clean-up of the marshes.

Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director and the designated ‘Baykeeper’, comments, “Baykeeper is excited about this new partnership with Holy Hikes to help grow the diverse ecosystem of volunteers and supporters that protect our beautiful San Francisco Bay. Together, we will continue to stand up to the biggest polluters and tackle the greatest threats to the Bay’s health.”

10:00 Gathering with Opening Prayers
10:15 Introduction/Supplies & Readings from Scripture
10:30 Walk and Clean up
11:30 Pause Clean up for 15 minutes to have Prayers of the People and Peace
11:45 Continue walk and clean up
12:45 Liturgy of the Table with light snacks to follow

When: Saturday September 30, 9:45 a.m. (gather); 10 a.m. (event starts)
Where: Pickleweed Park, 50 Canal St, San Rafael, CA 94901
Link: www.holyhikes.org
Contact: the Rev. Justin R. Cannon, holyhikes@gmail.com
OCT

01

SUN
Holy Eucharist
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
All are welcome!
OCT

02

MON
Time for Two's Block Hall
8:30 AM to 12:45 PM
Block Hall
AA meeting
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Meets in Block Hall adjacent to the Church.
Daniella and her students
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Daniella and her music students will be in the sanctuary on Mondays 4-5 and Wednesdays 3:30-8 p.m.
AA meeting
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Meets in Block Hall adjacent to the Church.
OCT

03

TUE
Time for Two's Block Hall
8:30 AM to 12:45 PM
Block Hall Preschool
Stewardship Committee Meeting
7:00 PM
meets in the vicarage
Narcotics Anonymous meeting
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meets in Block Hall.
Choir Rehearsal in The Sanctuary
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Choir Rehearsal with Musician John Pavik.
Weather
Novato, California

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Welcome

Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, a theologically progressive and inclusive Christ-centered community of faith.

St. Francis is known for its welcome and hospitality of the young, old, and the young at heart. We are a community of compassion and acceptance with a commitment to exploring and deepening our faith. Inspired by our patron saint, Francis, we have a hunger for justice and peace in the world. St. Clare's, our outdoor chapel, is always open for prayer and meditation.

If you prefer walking meditation our outdoor labyrinth is the place to still your soul. Our Sunday morning service draws on the ancient and modern practices of the Episcopal Church. We look forward to welcoming you in person.

St. Francis, an Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California, is nestled beneath a breathtaking canopy of oaks in downtown Novato on 5th Street just south of Grant Avenue.

Peace and blessings, The Rev. Vanessa Stickler Glass, Rector

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