This Week at Holy Family

THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY We gather at 5:30, officially start at 6 and end by 7 p.m. at Santa Fe Place Mall Food Court. Bible study will take a summer break from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

EPISCOPAL CHURCH 101 Saturday, April 27, 9:30-11 a.m. “ECUSA: The Organization and People”; Sunday, May 5, Noon to 1:30 p.m. “What We Believe”.                                                               

UTO MITE BOXES United Thank Offering helps build churches and schools, make needed renovations, feed the hungry, clothe the poor and provide shelter for the homeless. Return your mite boxes to church by this Sunday, April 28.     

INSTRUCTED EUCHARIST SUNDAY, APRIL 28 The Second Sunday of Easter, the Confirmands and others taking the EC101 class will guide us in an Instructed Eucharist. Learn about the various parts of the Sunday liturgy and why we do what we do!

BISHOP’S COMMITTEE MEETING Sunday, April 28, 11:45 a.m. to`1 p.m.

BLUE SHIRT WORKDAY May 4 starting at 10 a.m., we will be clearing brush with the La Cienega Volunteer Fire Dept. as part of Rancho Viejo Firewise Day. Gloves will be provided. Wear your Holy Family blue shirt if you have one; otherwise Firewise T-shirts will be provided.  Meet at the tables at Rancho Viejo.  Look for the firetruck!

PRAYER SQUARES Join this group on the second and fourth Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. at church for knitting, crocheting, fellowship and fun! 

HOLY HIKE Saturday, May 11, 9:30 to 3 p.m. Join our very own expert hiker Bill Cooper for a hike on Lion’s Cave Trail in Bandelier National Park. Bill was the Coordinator for the Southwestern Mountaineers Technical Rescue team and was on the National Ski Patrol for 17 years. He will lead our three-hour hike in God’s great creation. We will meet at church, departing at 9:30 a.m. and return by around 3 p.m. Bring plenty of water, snacks and walking sticks, as needed. SPF and hiking shoes too.                                                                      

PLANNING OUR FUTURE During this time of prayer and discernment, 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.”  FUTURE STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION May 12, noon-1:30 p.m.  

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS AND PRAYERS Send additions by 8 a.m. Thursday to            

PRAYERS Please pray for Kristi, Sharon, Maria, Em, Maria, Amy, Katherine, Lisa and the Shumaker family.

THANK YOU to our Sunday servers: Prayers Officiant Kay Storr, Lay Eucharistic Minister Neel Storr, Altar Guild Candia Thew. Also to all our EC101 class.