Announcements for the week beginning February 26, 2017

Nursery – A Nursery for children 4 years and younger is available in Conkey House on Sundays from 8:15 am through the 11:00 am service, and on Tuesdays from 5:45 pm during the Taizé Eucharist. For more information, please call Ann MacVicar at 982-4447, ext. 119.

Children’s Chapel – All children 3½ through 11 years old are invited to Children’s Chapel in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd each Sunday at 8:30 a.m. for Bible stories, prayers, singing, and art projects. Children will process into the Nave at the Peace to join their parents for the Eucharist. If you are a family with children you are encouraged to be seated in the first four rows reserved especially for you.

Hospital Notification – Holy Faith Parishioners admitted to the hospital are encouraged to contact one of the Holy Faith Clergy. Due to HIPAA restrictions, hospitals are not authorized to release patient information, and therefore our Clergy are often unaware when a parishioner has been admitted to the hospital. We take our pastoral responsibilities seriously and want to bring the ministry of prayer and healing to our parishioners.

Thank You Shelter Volunteers – Many thanks for a full week of Valentines from our generous parishioners each night from February 12-18 at Pete’s Place! The guests of the Interfaith Community Shelter enjoyed fabulous Italian meatballs, shepherd’s pie, mashed potatoes and cream gravy, chicken pot pie, ham, cheesy soups, buttery vegetables and countless bowls of salad all prepared with love. If you were unable to participate but would like to contribute to the effort, tax-deductible donations may be made via the church office with a note “ICS” in the memo line. We will be back at the Shelter sometime in November 2017.  Dora Horn and Cathy Gronquist

Thank you from Dr. Pam Gross – for all the prayers and generous offers of relocation assistance.

Adult Forum – During this season of Epiphany, we will explore the riches of the Prayer Book. On Sunday, February 26, at 9:50 a.m. we will look at the Ash Wednesday Liturgy in preparation for Lent.

Docent Tours – On Sunday, February 26, we continue to offer our Holy Faith docent-led tours of the church. This new 15-20 minute tours focus on the unique history of The Church of the Holy Faith and features the library and the chapel. Please join the docent after the 11 a.m. service in the rear of the Nave of the church.

Bishop William & Barbara Frey Scholarship Fund – The open-plate offering collected on the last Sunday in February, being the closest Sunday to the anniversary of William Karl Frey’s birth on February 26, 1930, shall be designated for the Bishop William and Barbara Frey Scholarship Fund in partial support of DRG seminarians. Bishop Frey served the Diocese as Assisting Bishop from 2008 until the consecration of Bishop Vono in November 2010. The Frey Fund was established in honor of the Freys by resolution of Diocesan Convention. Checks may be sent to the Diocese with the Fund designated in the memo line.

Children’s Lenten Adventures – Save the dates for the upcoming Children’s Lenten Adventures on February 28, March 14 and March 28. The children will witness the burning of the palms in preparations for Ash Wednesday and learn about the Stations of the Cross, the last supper and foot washing. For more information and to register, contact Ann MacVicar at 982-4447, ext. 119.

Services on Ash Wednesday – On Wednesday, March 1, Holy Eucharist with ashes is celebrated at 7 a.m., 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Theology Discussion Group – Surveys show that fewer and fewer Christians believe in Hell. What do you believe? Join the group as we begin theologian Jerry L. Walls’ book Heaven, Hell and Purgatory: A Protestant View of the Cosmic Drama. Read the first 90 pages and meet March 2 at 2 p.m. in the Campbell Room. The group meets every other Thursday. Please contact Jim Gilson at 466-3477 or Steven Hecht at 930-5617 or stevehecht21@gmail.com for more information.

Faith Family Ministry – Any parishioners interested in joining this ministry who haven’t contacted Fr. Jim by email, please do so by March 5.

Lenten Soup Supper and StudyBeginning March 8, and continuing each Wednesday during Lent, Fr. Dodge will lead a discussion of The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen. The soup suppers begin at 5:45 p.m., followed by the study from 6:30-8 p.m. A nursery will be available from 5:15-8:15 p.m.

Retablo / Ex-voto Workshop – The Grief Ministry will hold a hands-on workshop on Saturday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Guild Room. You will produce a finished folk art picture that tells a personal story of loss, healing and gratitude. Retablos and Ex-votos are personal expressions of devotion that are part of New Mexico heritage and are found in all ethnic cultures through history. Jaunito Jimenez, a Santa Fe Santero artist, will lead the workshop. A $50 fee to Jimenez covers all materials. The workshop is limited to the first 15 persons registering with Molly Lott at matl44@me.com or 983-6424. You will receive information to help you prepare for the workshop.

Books for Sale – Books previously available on the library book cart have a new home in Palen Hall. Look for the shelves next to the priest’s sacristy. Books are $1; magazines are free. The Library is now accepting donations of slightly used church-appropriate books to stock these shelves. The donations can be lift in the library.

Sunday Sermons on Website – Would you like to listen to Sunday’s sermon again or read the text as opposed to listen to it? If so, you are in luck! Simply go to the Church’s website: holyfaithchurchsf.org and across the top click on Services and then Sermons. The last four weeks of Fr. Robin and Fr. Jim’s sermons are there for your listening pleasure and the text version will be added going forward.

Additional Parking on Sundays – First Citizens Bank, a 2-minute walk from Holy Faith, is graciously allowing parishioners to use its parking lot Sundays. The bank is at 700 Paseo de Peralta. Its lot is at Marcy and Cienega streets. Parishioners should enter the lot off Cienega Street, opening an unlocked gate. The bank asks that parishioners always close the gate after them. Parishioners also can use the Peyton Wright Gallery parking lot, which is accessed off Paseo de Peralta.