TONIGHT: THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY Read, reflect and inwardly digest the readings before Sunday! We gather at 5:30, officially start at 6 and end by 7 p.m. at Santa Fe Place mall food court.
SATURDAY: EPISCOPAL CHURCH 101 9:30-11 a.m. “History, The Anglican Way and the BCP” at church.
SUNDAY, MARCH 24: There will be a short meeting for the SERVICE COMMITTEE after church. Service to the South Side community will be under discussion, as well as the setting of a further meeting time. Anyone interested in joining us is welcome!!
PRAYER SQUARES Knitting, crocheting, fellowship and mutual support Wednesday, March 27, 6-8 p.m.
CONFESSIONS Wednesday, March 27, 6-7:30 p.m. and Good Friday, April 19, 4-5:30 p.m. followed by COMPLINE Private confession (also called Reconciliation of a Penitent) is a sacramental rite that helps believers move into a place of joy in God’s acceptance and forgiveness. In a safe and private space, one is listened to with love and non-judgment. Everything shared is kept strictly confidential. You will be gently led through Form One or Two (your choice) on pages 447-452 in the BCP. Everyone is invited to close the day with the beautiful service of Compline, which will be said at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary.
The COMMUNICATIONS TEAM will meet Sunday, April 7 after worship. If you re interested in increasing the awareness of our church through social media, the website, advertising or public relations, please join us!
APRIL SERVICE PROJECT The IAIA student pantry is up and running!! With a larger space, it offers students clothing, food, and other necessary items. During the Lenten season, Holy Family will be collecting Items for the IAIA pantry. Please bring the items on or before Maundy Thursday and place in the vicar’s office; delivery to the pantry will be on Good Friday. Needed items are clothing, FOOD, kitchen items (tableware, dishes, etc.), household items (including towels and twin/full/queen bedding), and baby items & clothing (from 3 months to 4T).
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE: MAUNDY THURSDAY, APRIL 18 Foot washing and the last Holy Eucharist before Easter 6:30 p.m.; GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 19 Veneration of the Cross 6:30 p.m.; SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION: EASTER APRIL 21 10:30 a.m. worship followed by festive hospitality hour, hosted by the Storrs.
“WHAT AM I DOING FOR LENT THIS YEAR?” Pick up a copy of this handy booklet and plan your most meaningful Lent yet. There are several teen editions also on the front table at church.
UTO MITE BOXES This year over two million dollars was given through the United Thank Offering to build churches and schools, make needed renovations, feed the hungry, clothe the poor, provide shelter for the homeless and support those with physical, mental and emotional challenges. Take a mite box from the front table in the hallway and fill it with blessings. Return it to church Easter Sunday or the week following.
STRATEGIC PLANNING During this time of planning for the future, please pray for our faith community. “We pray for the growth of this baptismal community. Lord, build up our church in spirit, mind and body. Amen.” UPCOMING STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSIONS Sundays, April 14 and May 12, noon-1:30 p.m.
WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS AND PRAYERS Send additions by 8 a.m. Thursday to email@example.com.
PRAYERS Please pray for Yasmeen, Nasia, Raina, Nicole, Julie, Jane, Patty, David, Jose, Karen, Paden, Mary Lou, Katharine, Linda, Nate, Don, Terri, Eman, the Elmont, Archuletta, Hunter and Shumaker Families; for the repose of the souls of Tim, Dominic, Daniel, Jeremiah.
THANK YOU to those serving Sunday: Lectors Dan Donoghue, Pat Oliver-Wright, Prayers Officiant Margo Sanabria, Lay Eucharistic Minister Mike Hodges and Altar Guild Member Pat Oliver-Wright.
EASTER FLOWER DONATIONS To make a donation to our Easter flowers, please fill out the information below and enclose it in an envelope with a check made to Holy Family Episcopal Church, writing “Easter flowers” on the memo line. Place your envelope in the Offertory plate before Palm Sunday, April 14 to be included in the Easter bulletin.
Flower donation made in memory of or thanksgiving for: