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.