Announcements for the week beginning September 15, 2019

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.

Upcoming Forums – On Sept. 8 and 15, in honor of Holy Cross Day (Sept. 14), Fr. Jim will give a PowerPoint presentation on how the cross of Christ has been presented in art through the centuries. On Sept. 22 and 29, Cissy Lewis will discuss the garden motif in Christian poetry and visual art.

United Thank Offering – The UTO fall campaign begins on Sept. 15 and continues through the ingathering on Sunday, Sept. 29. The UTO provides a way to transform your thankfulness for all that God has done for you into blessings for others in need, especially women and children. Every cent given goes directly to fund selected grants and programs supporting ministries throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Envelopes and boxes can be found in baskets at the rear of the nave beginning Sept. 15. For more information contact Chris Frenk at cfrenk@impulse.net.

Daughters of the King – The first meeting of the Daughters of the King will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17. We will meet in the Kinsolving Room. If you are interested in joining us please come to the meeting.

Service for Dick Cooper – On Sunday, September 21, at 11 a.m. a Mass of the Resurrection will be held for parishioner Dick Cooper, who passed away on August 20th. A reception in Palen Hall follows the service.

Grief Ministry – Grief emerges in many ways and from many sources, not just physical loss. Encountering grief from whatever source requires solitude as well as times of connection to be seen, heard and supported. As part of The Church of the Holy Faith Grief Ministry, each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., we gather in the Healing Resource Center on the second floor in Conkey House for “Evening Council.” All are welcome to join. The Council Process is a form of connection, listening and responding found in many traditions. This process can help us navigate life’s transitions, distractions, sufferings, joys, losses and successes. Informational flyers are on the literature table near the main entry to Conkey House. The Healing Resource Center is your space and contains a large library dedicated to spiritual health and healing. Watch for our announcement of a one-day healing workshop, currently set for December 14th. For more information, contact Steven Hecht at 660-8871 or stevehecht21@gmail.com.

Blessing of the Animals – On October 6 at 4 p.m. join us in the St. Francis garden of the church with your pets. Following a brief prayer service, we will bless dogs, cats, and other pets on leashes or in carriers (please). Pets will receive special “cookies,” a signed certificate with their name and a prayer for the year ahead. Dr. Brent Parker will once again be at the “Ask the Vet” table. There will be refreshments for all their human friends, as well as special activities for families.

The Saint John’s Bible, commissioned by Saint John’s Abbey, is the first hand calligraphed and illuminated manuscript since the Middle Ages. The Convocation “Illumination Creation” will provide opportunities to learn about the spirituality of the artwork, to spend time with a Heritage Edition of the 7 volumes of The Saint John’s Bible, and will be an experiential/interactive time of reflection with the text and artwork. The program leader is The Very Rev. Mark Goodman who has trained at Saint John’s Abbey and is Dean Emeritus of Saint John’s Cathedral. The program is at the Bosque Center from October 4-6. For more information contact Cece Evola at thetwowhos@gmail.com. The Holy Faith Library will have a display of our St .John’s Bible copy during the week of September 23rd through October 6th for those who would like to peruse The Bible before the event.

Scheffler Lecture on October 25 at 3 p.m. – The Reverend John W. Price, author of Revealing Heaven, The Christian Case for Near Death Experiences, presents the annual Scheffler lecture in Palen Hall. For seven years Fr. Price served as Chaplain at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, where experiences found their voice in his book. Refreshments will follow the lecture.

Beware of Gift Card Scam – This scam continues to target churches across the country. Scam emails designed to look as though they have been sent by the rector or bishop requesting “a favor” prey upon the loyalty and generosity of church members. Do not be fooled – legitimate emails from Fr. Robin always originate from fr.robin@holyfaithchurchsf.org. Fr. Robin will never email you asking for a gift card. The only email address that Bishop Michael will use for DRG business is bishophunn@dioceserg.org.

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.”

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.