Announcements for the week beginning July 14, 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.

Adult Forums – Who was Mary Magdalene? And perhaps just as important: Who was she not? In honor of her July 22 feast day, Fr. Jim will take a look at this important disciple, often called “the apostle to the apostles,” at the July 14 and 21 forums. The first forum will focus on how Mary has been portrayed in painting and statuary.

Free Spirits – On Friday afternoon, July 19, at 2 p.m., singers of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, along with a string Quartet of Santa Fe’s finest instrumentalists, will present a concert at Holy Faith. Excerpts from Joseph Hayden’s “Maria Quaerit,” JS Bach’s “Tilge” along with several others will be performed. Discounted tickets for the Free Spirits are $36, and there are 12 tickets reserved for the group. Please RSVP to Rebecca Tobey at rutobey@yahoo.com if you are interested in going.

Prayer Shawl Ministry – Summertime KnitWits: We will be meeting on Monday, July 22, in the Kinsolving Room from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Please join us for a relaxing evening of handiwork and lemonade. If you have any questions, please call Allyson at 983-0283. The next meeting will be August 5.

Congratulations Knitters and Crocheters – Started in 2005, the Prayer Shawl Ministry has now gifted over 1,000 (yes … one thousand!) prayer shawls. Many thanks to all of you who have, over the years, blessed this ministry with your loving work.

Parking for Spanish Market – On Saturday, July 27, Holy Faith’s parking lot will be available for those who wish to walk from the church to Spanish Market on the Plaza for a fee of $10 per car. All proceeds will benefit the church’s Children’s and Youth Ministry.

Farewell to Deacon Pat – As a deacon is under the direct authority of the bishop, Bishop Hunn has decided to reassign our deacon, The Rev’d Pat Masterman, to another parish or mission in the diocese. Deacon Pat’s last day at Holy Faith will be August 4. Please come that Sunday for breakfast hosted by men of the parish between the 8:30 and 11:00 services to say farewell to Deacon Pat as we thank her for her ministry amongst us.

2019 Serenity Retreat – This weekend retreat (August 23-25) is open to members of 12 Step recovery programs and anyone interested in addiction recovery and the spiritual aspects of the steps. For more information and to register, contact Jill Cline, Recovery Ministries Committee Co-Chair, at jcline@cybermesa.com or 575-770-1327.

Interfaith Community Shelter Update – In 2018 volunteers and members of over 40 faith and community groups contributed 16,000 hours and provided 65,684 nourishing meals to 1,371 shelter guests who stayed 23,171 bed nights. This summer’s capital campaign is for a much needed kitchen expansion and building improvements at Pete’s Place. Save the date for the annual Chefscapades benefit to be held on September 5 at the Drury Plaza Hotel. Thank you for your continued support! – Van Swift, Holy Faith ICS Representative

Blessed to be a Blessing: One Day Women’s Enrichment Retreat – Join members of the Women’s Ministry Council at St. Paul’s Peace in Las Vegas on July 27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Open to women of all ages and denominations. For more information contact Cynthia Davis at 505-379-7327 or cdavis@cynthiadavisauthor.com.

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.

Vacation Bible School – This summer St. Bede’s is offering Vacation Bible School the first week of August (August 5th through 8th), Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon, for ages 6 to 11. The curriculum is “To Mars & Beyond: Explore Where God’s Power Can Take You!” There is no fee, and all you need to do to reserve a spot is call St. Bede’s at 982-1133.

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.