Announcements for the week beginning May 20, 2018
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.
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.
Coffee Hour – Food and fellowship follow each service: in the Kinsolving Room after the 7:30 service, and in Palen Hall following the 8:30 and 11:00 services. Come and get acquainted!
Adult Forum – On this Day of Pentecost, Fr. Robin will talk about the Gifts of the Spirit, the Fruits of the Spirit, and the Gifts of the Spirit in Baptism. Next week on Trinity Sunday, Marty Buchsbaum will present a slideshow explaining the meaning of the various panels of the Te Deum stained glass window above the altar.
Accommodations for Ryan and Mallory Jordan – Ryan Jordan, Holy Faith’s seminarian at Nashotah House, and his wife Mallory will be returning to Santa Fe June 14-19. While here, they will lead the Adult Forum on Sunday, June 17. If anyone has accommodations for them while they are in town, please contact Ryan at email@example.com. In addition, if you would like to contribute to helping underwrite Ryan’s seminary education at Nashotah House, please contact Donna in the Parish Office or visit Nashotah.edu/support and select Ryan Christopher Jordan.
Final Affairs Series Continues! – This series expands on a similar one presented in 2015 and contains new information provided by distinguished professionals. Session 3, May 23: Pastoral and Sacramental Role of the Church. Fr. Jim will lead a discussion on the pastoral and sacramental role of the church and parish clergy in end-of-life rites. Each session is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Please register with Molly Lott, 983-6424 or firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we have enough materials for everyone in attendance.
Peanut Butter Caper Returns in May – May is our Peanut Butter Caper month at Holy Faith. Please add a jar or two or three of peanut butter to your grocery cart each week during May. The jars will be collected in a basket at the back of the church or outside Dean Peggy’s former office in Conkey House. Your gift of peanut butter will be added to the 900 bags of nutritious groceries which Feeding Santa Fe, Inc. gives to hungry families each week. Feeding Santa Fe, Inc. is an all-volunteer organization which has been filling the gap in food insecurity for over 30 years. You can make a difference!
Confirmation – Bishop Michael Vono will be making his official visitation to Holy Faith on Sunday, June 10, offering the sacramental rite of confirmation and the rites of reception into The Episcopal Church and reaffirmation of baptismal vows. If you would like to be confirmed in The Episcopal Church, be received into The Episcopal Church from another tradition, or reaffirm your baptismal vows, please be in touch with Fr. Robin so that a schedule of times for preparation and study can be set.
Celtic Illuminated Manuscript Workshop – Artist, iconographer and teacher Susan Kelly vonMedicus returns to Holy Faith for a workshop on June 22-June 24. No artistic experience is necessary and all materials are provided. Students will make an illuminated page based on images from the Book of Kells. The fee, including materials is $225. If students wish to use prepared true deerskin vellum there is a surcharge of $40. Other options are a vegetable vellum (non-animal approximation) or Bockingford oatmeal color rag paper. Please indicate preference when registering. Registration with deposit is needed to hold your place. Please send registration including your name, email, phone number and $125.00 deposit to: Susan Kelly vonMedicus, 408 Skippack Pike, Fort Washington, Pa. 19034 or Paypal accepted at email: email@example.com. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
2018 Camp Stoney Schedule – Registration is now open for 2018 summer camps here: http://www.bishopsridge.org/camp-stoney.html. The schedule includes Family Camp from June 14-17, Adventure Camp from June 17-23, Summer Fun Camp from June 24-30, Harry Potter Camp from July 8-14, Superhero Camp from July 15-21, and Narnia Camp from July 22-28. For further information call (505) 881-0636 or email the Youth & Young Adults Missioner/Director of Summer Programing at email@example.com.
Recycle for Sight and Hearing Aid Recycling Program – The Capital City Lions Club collects used eyeglasses and hearing aids for distribution to those in need. If you have old or no longer needed eyeglasses, sunglasses or hearing aids, please donate them in the collection box that is near the back entry to Palen Hall or phone Sylvia Stevens at 946-0473 for more information. “Where there is a need, there is a Lion.”
The Library is Not Accepting Book Donations – Spring cleaning your books shelves? Please do not bring your discards to the Holy Faith Library or place them on the book shelves in Palen Hall. Those shelves are reserved for books removed from the library and offered for sale at a very nominal price.. Many books that come our way are not suitable for a church library. Our task is to acquire, catalogue and keep available those books that pertain to Religion, its study and philosophy. For the time being the Library Committee has its hands full.
Remember to use Amazon Smile for your Shopping –Holy Faith is part of the Amazon Smile program, through which recognized charitable organizations receive 0.5 percent of the price of eligible purchases. To sign up, visit http://smile.amazon.com. Once there, you will be asked to identify your favorite charity. In the search box enter “Church of the Holy Faith.” You will see a list of possible matches. Select the one that says “Church of the Holy Faith” with the information at right that says “Santa Fe” and “Incorporation Year 1863.”) You will now see the Amazon Smile logo in the upper left corner. The rest is easy. Just start shopping. Once you’ve selected your charity everything in Amazon behaves the same way you have been used to. Remember to use smile.amazon.com each time you shop. You have to think about it the first few times you return to Amazon, then it will come naturally. If you don’t hit smile.amazon.com, and you don’t see the Amazon Smile logo, then we will not get credit for your purchases. Remember to SMILE rather than WWW. If you already use smile.amazon.com and want to change your designated charity to Holy Faith, log on to smile.amazon.com, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Under “Pick Your Own Charitable Organization,” type in Church of the Holy Faith and click on the Search button. More than one option will appear, so make sure to select the one that says “Church of the Holy Faith” with the information at right that says “Santa Fe” and “Incorporation Year 1863.”)
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.