This Week at Holy Family

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 holyfamilysantafe@gmail.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.

Name:                                                   

Flower donation made in memory of or thanksgiving for:

 




This Week at Holy Family

STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION Saturday, March 16, 9:30-11:30 a.m. We will continue our discussion and brainstorming on opportunities to serve and spread God’s light and love on the south side. Other meeting times are Sunday, April 14, noon-1:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 12, noon-1:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                        

SUNDAY, MARCH 17 BISHOP’S COMMITTEE MEETING after worship until 12:45 p.m.        

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.                                                                           

EPISCOPAL CHURCH 101 Next class Saturday, March 23, 9:30-11 a.m. “History, The Anglican Way and the BCP.” 

PRAYER SQUARES Knitting, crocheting, fellowship and mutual support Wednesday, March 27, 6-8 p.m.     

“WHAT AM I DOING FOR LENT THIS YEAR?” Pick up a copy of this handy booklet and plan your most meaningful Lent yet. You’ll reflect on various aspects of your life and discern where you might want to make some changes. It also gives good explanations of the Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.  Available on the front table at church.                                                                                                                           

UTO MITE BOXES Giving alms is one of the spiritual disciplines of Lent. United Thank Offering was begun in 1889 by the Episcopal Church to encourage men, women and children to give thanks to God for their daily blessings. The coins that we drop in the blue “mite” box for large and small blessings in life, quickly become a major source to brighten the lives of others through UTO grants. This year over two million dollars was given to build churches and schools, make needed renovations, feed the hungry, clothe the poor, provide shelter for the homeless, and provide care and support for those with physical, mental and emotional challenges. Take a mite box home with you (available on the front table in the hallway) and fill it with blessings. Bring it back to church on Easter Sunday or the week following.                                                                             

CONFESSIONS Wednesday, March 27, 6-7:30 p.m. and Good Friday, April 19, 4-5:30 p.m. Is something weighing heavily on you? Private confession (also called Reconciliation of a Penitent) is a sacramental rite that helps believers move into a new 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 the process using Form One or Two (your choice) on pages 447-452 in The Book of Common Prayer. 

AUDIT COMMITTEE Three people are needed to form the audit committee to review Holy Family's finances for 2018. The time commitment is a few hours on a Friday or Saturday to walk through the audit process provided by the Diocese, followed by preparing a brief report on any areas where we could improve our business processes. This is both a diocesan requirement and a good review of how things are going on the financial side. Extensive financial experience is not required. Contact Morag Smith if you are willing.                                                                                                                                                                       

POLICY COMMITTEE People are needed to form a policy committee to address a number of topics such as creating guidelines for bequests or use of the special funds. If you're interested, contact Kay Storr.                                            

STRATEGIC PLAN PRAYER 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.”                                      

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS AND PRAYERS Send additions by 8 a.m. Thursday to holyfamilysantafe@gmail.com.            

PRAYERS Please pray for 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 Neel Storr, Kay Storr, Prayers Officiant Blair Cooper, Lay Eucharistic Minister Margo Sanabria and Altar Guild Member Deborah James.

This Week at Holy Family

                                                                                                                                              DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME starts at 2 a.m. on Sunday March 10. Don't forget to set your timepieces forward by one hour before you retire for the night this Saturday. 

THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT, March 10 We will have our monthly POTLUCK after worship.  Please bring a dish to share, if you are able.  During our meal, we will hold our first STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION, focusing on our strengths and opportunities.  Help us plan for our future! We will meet until no later than 1:30 p.m. We will also meet Saturday, March 16, 9:30-11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Colin Kelly; Sunday, April 14, noon-1:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 12, noon-1:30 p.m.                                                                                                                   

PRAYER SQUARES Knitting, crocheting, fellowship and mutual support Wednesday, March 13, 6-8 p.m.                                                                         

EPISCOPAL CHURCH 101 Next class Saturday, March 23, 9:30-11 a.m. “History, The Anglican Way and the BCP.” 

“WHAT AM I DOING FOR LENT THIS YEAR?” Pick up a copy of this handy booklet and plan your most meaningful Lent yet. You’ll reflect on various aspects of your life and discern where you might want to make some changes. It also gives good explanations of the Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. There are several teen editions also. Available while supplies last on the front table at church.                                                                                                                           

UTO MITE BOXES Giving alms is one of the spiritual disciplines of Lent. The United Thank Offering was begun in 1889 by the Episcopal Church to encourage men, women and children to give thanks to God for their daily blessings. The coins that wedrop in the blue “mite” boxes for large and small blessings in life, quickly become a major source to brighten the lives of others through UTO grants. This year over two million dollars was given to build churches and schools, make needed renovations, feed the hungry, clothe the poor, provide shelter for the homeless, and provide care and support for those with physical, mental and emotional challenges. Take a mite box home with you (available on the front table in the hallway) and fill it with blessings. Bring it back to church on Easter Sunday or the week following.                                                                             

CONFESSIONS Wednesday, March 27, 6-7:30 p.m. and Good Friday, April 19, 4-5:30 p.m. Is something weighing heavily on you? Have you been holding on to guilt from a past happening that you wish to be free of? Private confession (also called Reconciliation of a Penitent) is a generations-old sacramental rite that helps believers move into a new place of joy in God’s acceptance and forgiveness. While we confess our “things done and left undone” corporately each Sunday, private confession can be deeply personal, moving and freeing. 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 the process using Form One or Two (your choice) on pages 447-452 in The Book of Common Prayer. A sign outside the sanctuary will indicate if you should wait until the person before is finished or can enter.                                                                                                                          

AUDIT COMMITTEE Three people are needed to form the audit committee to review Holy Family's finances for 2018. The time commitment is a few hours on a Friday or Saturday to walk through the audit process provided by the Diocese, followed by preparing a brief report on any areas where we could improve our business processes. This is both a diocesan requirement and a good review of how things are going on the financial side. Extensive financial experience is not required. Contact Morag Smith if you are willing.                                                                                                                                                                       

POLICY COMMITTEE People are needed to form a policy committee to address a number of topics such as creating guidelines for bequests or use of the special funds. If you're interested, contact Kay Storr.                                            

STRATEGIC PLAN PRAYER 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.”                                      

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS AND PRAYERS Send additions by 8 a.m. Thursday to holyfamilysantafe@gmail.com.            

PRAYERS Please pray for 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 Kathleen Croxton, Camille Donoghue, Prayers Officiant Mike Hodges, Lay Eucharistic Minister Pat Oliver-Wright and Altar Guild Member Candia Thew.



This Week at Holy Family

THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY Make worship more meaningful by reading, reflecting and inwardly digesting the readings before Sunday! We gather at 5:30 and end by 7 p.m. at Santa Fe Place mall.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3 THE LAST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY Unction or healing will be offered after worship. If you are in need of spiritual, mental or physical healing, please remain in the sanctuary and leave enough space between you and the person in front of you.

ASH WEDNESDAY We are about to begin the holiest season of the church year, Lent. Lent starts with Ash Wednesday, March 6. Our service will be at 6:30 p.m., when we receive the Imposition of Ashes and are invited to the observance of Lent through self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, self-denial and study. There are two opportunities for study this year: Thursday night bible study at the mall and EC101 classes, held on alternating Sundays and Saturdays.  See the website for details.

EC101 Want to learn more about the Episcopal Church? Episcopal Church 101 begins this Sunday, March 3, noon to 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. 

AUDIT COMMITTEE Three people are needed to form the audit committee to review Holy Family's finances for 2018. The time commitment is a few hours on a Friday or Saturday to walk through the audit process provided by the Diocese, followed by preparing a brief report on any areas where we could improve our business processes. This is both a diocesan requirement and a good review of how things are going on the financial side. Extensive financial experience is not required. Contact Morag Smith if you are willing.

POLICY COMMITTEE People are needed to form a policy committee to address a number of topics such as creating guidelines for bequests or use of the special funds. If you're interested, contact Kay Storr.

STRATEGIC PLAN PRAYER 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 Sunday, March 10 during the potluck from noon to 1:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 16, 9:30-11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Colin Kelly from CLAD; Sunday, April 14 during the potluck, noon to 1:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 12, noon to 1:30 p.m.

PRAYER SQUARES This group meets for knitting, crocheting, fellowship and mutual support. Next gathering is Wednesday, March13, 6 to 8 p.m.

HOLY FAMILY NOW ON TWITTER Follow us by clicking on the Twitter icon on the bottom of our home page on the website. Don’t have a Twitter account? Just click on the bird and set one up.

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS Send additions by 8 a.m. Thursday to holyfamilysantafe@gmail.com.

PRAYERS Please pray for Julie, Jane, Patty, David, Jose, Karen, Paden, Mary Lou, Katharine, Linda, Nate, Don, Terri, Eman, the Elmont, Archuletta, Hunter and Shumaker Families; and for the repose of the souls of Tim and Jeremiah.

THANK YOU to those serving Sunday: Lectors Mike Hodges and Kay Storr, Prayers Officiant Margo Sanabria, Lay Eucharistic Minister Neel Storr and Altar Guild Member Kathleen Croxton.




This Week at Holy Family

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 Please welcome Rev. Randy Lutz, our guest presider and preacher. Pastor Corinne will be back next Sunday. 

FEBRUARY SERVICE PROJECT Tuesday, February 26, we will serve dinner to the women and children of Casa Familia, 1604 Berry Street. Speak with Dan Donoghue or the Storrs for more information. 

PRAYER SQUARES This group meets for knitting, crocheting, fellowship and mutual support. Next gathering is Wednesday, February 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Holy Family.

THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY Make your worship more meaningful by reading, reflecting and inwardly digesting the readings before Sunday morning! We gather around 5:30 p.m. and end by 7 p.m.at the food court at Santa Fe Place mall. Bring your bible.

MARCH-MAY SERVING SCHEDULE The new serving schedule is now available on the website and on the bulletin board. Thank you for serving!  

EC101 Interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church? We will begin a six-session class entitled Episcopal Church 101 for anyone new to the church, who needs a refresher or is interested in Confirmation, Reception or Reaffirmation. The class schedule is posted on our website on the Events page and on the bulletin board. First class is Sunday, March 3 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. 

ASH WEDNESDAY & LENT You are invited to join us for our Ash Wednesday service, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. Since the seventh century, the Western church has observed the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday—the fortieth day before Easter, excluding Sundays, which are considered mini-Easters. Our word Lent comes from the Middle English word “lente”, meaning “spring”. Lent is a solemn season with intentional time for prayer, self-reflection and reorientation of one’s life towards the Lord. During the season, we hear biblical stories of preparation, fasting and journeying towards liberation. We ask ourselves what we need to be freed from in order to experience God’s presence more fully.

LENTEN SOUP WEDNESDAYS March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10 We will continue our weekly bible study Thursdays during Lent. If there is enough interest, we will add Wednesday soup suppers at church. Dinner would be served from 6-6:30 p.m. Afterwards, we would clean up and say Compline, Evening Prayer or Stations of the Cross, concluding by 7:30 p.m. Each week, four people would need to provide two soups, bread and salad. This would 

THIS WEEK AT HOLY FAMILY:  

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 Please welcome Rev. Randy Lutz, our guest presider and preacher. Pastor Corinne will be back next Sunday. 

FEBRUARY SERVICE PROJECT Tuesday, February 26, we will serve dinner to the women and children of Casa Familia, 1604 Berry Street. Speak with Dan Donoghue or the Storrs for more information. 

PRAYER SQUARES This group meets for knitting, crocheting, fellowship and mutual support. Next gathering is Wednesday, February 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Holy Family.

THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY Make your worship more meaningful by reading, reflecting and inwardly digesting the readings before Sunday morning! We gather around 5:30 p.m. and end by 7 p.m.at the food court at Santa Fe Place mall. Bring your bible.

MARCH-MAY SERVING SCHEDULE The new serving schedule is now available on the website and on the bulletin board. Thank you for serving!  

EC101 Interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church? We will begin a six-session class entitled Episcopal Church 101 for anyone new to the church, who needs a refresher or is interested in Confirmation, Reception or Reaffirmation. The class schedule is posted on our website on the Events page and on the bulletin board. First class is Sunday, March 3 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. 

ASH WEDNESDAY & LENT You are invited to join us for our Ash Wednesday service, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. Since the seventh century, the Western church has observed the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday—the fortieth day before Easter, excluding Sundays, which are considered mini-Easters. Our word Lent comes from the Middle English word “lente”, meaning “spring”. Lent is a solemn season with intentional time for prayer, self-reflection and reorientation of one’s life towards the Lord. During the season, we hear biblical stories of preparation, fasting and journeying towards liberation. We ask ourselves what we need to be freed from in order to experience God’s presence more fully.

LENTEN SOUP WEDNESDAYS March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10 We will continue our weekly bible study Thursdays during Lent. If there is enough interest, we will add Wednesday soup suppers at church. Dinner would be served from 6-6:30 p.m. Afterwards, we would clean up and say Compline, Evening Prayer or Stations of the Cross, concluding by 7:30 p.m. Each week, four people would need to provide two soups, bread and salad. This would

hopefully not disrupt Prayer Squares, as they would be welcome to share in dinner and then continue on with their time together. Sign up by March 1 so we can decide whether or not to have soup suppers. 

STRATEGIC PLAN PRAYER During this time of planning for the future of our church, 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 PLANNNING SESSIONS Please mark your calendars and plan to participate:

Sunday, March 10 during the potluck from noon until no later than 1:30 p.m

Saturday, March 16, 9:30-11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Colin Kelly from CLAD

Sunday, April 14 during the potluck from noon until no later than 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 12 during the potluck from noon until no later than 1:30 p.m.

HOLY FAMILY NOW ON TWITTER! In an effort to improve awareness of Holy Family in the community, we are now on Twitter! Follow us by clicking on the Twitter icon on the bottom of our home page on the website. Don’t have a Twitter account? Just click on the bird and set one up.

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS Send additions by 8 a.m. Thursday to holyfamilysantafe@gmail.com.

PRAYERS Please pray for Debbie, Jim, Jane, Cathy, David, Jose, Karen, Paden, Mary Lou, Elijah, Karen, Sharon, Kristi, Amy, Katharine, Jim, Linda, Nate, Chuck, Heidi, the Hunter and Shumaker Families; and for the repose of the soul of Jackie.

THANK YOU to those serving Sunday: Lectors Camille Donoghue and Blair Cooper, Prayers Officiant Neel Storr, Lay Eucharistic Minister Mike Hodges and Altar Guild Member Pat Oliver-Wright.