Announcements for the week beginning August 16, 2020

NurseryCancelled Until Further Notice – 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.

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.

Kids Sunday AdventuresCancelled Until Further Notice – Children meet each week in the Library right after the 8:30 service. We begin with healthy snacks and then tell stories, sing songs and do activities to learn more about the story of God, God’s people, His Church, and His love for us. Please join us.

Announcements for the bulletin and eblast are due by noon on Wednesday of each week. You can email them to donna@holyfaithchurchsf.org or call the parish office at 982-4447. Announcements may be subject to editing due to limited space.

Upcoming Forums –  At an 11:30 a.m. Zoom forum on Aug. 23, Fr. Jim will present a PowerPoint presentation on “St. Mary, the Virgin, and … Judas?” In honor of Mary’s feast day, which we celebrate this Sunday, Fr. Jim will discuss Mary’s role in salvation history — and also take a look someone who in many ways is her opposite, Judas Iscariot, her son’s betrayer, who nonetheless also had a role in salvation history. At 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 30, Cissy Lewis will present a forum on poetry that focuses on the parables of Jesus. All who have asked for links to a previous Zoom forum will receive links to these upcoming ones. If you haven’t previously asked, just send an email to Fr. Jim at fr.jimgordon@gmail.com.

Chefscapades on Sept. 3: to benefit the Interfaith Community Shelter – This year’s Chefscapades will be different with a virtual program and four Chefs from 1) Rio Chama; 2) Rowley Farmhouse Ales; 3) El Farol and 4) Shamrock Foods preparing three appetizers and one dessert for each serving. The food can be picked up at the back parking lot of Holy Faith between 4 – 6 p.m. If your are unable to pick up the food it may be delivered to your home. The beginning cost is $75.00 for one serving; $500.00 for a table of 6 and up to $1,500.00 for people to contribute. Please go on the website for the Santa Fe Interfaith Community Shelter and participate. Thank you for your continued support. — Van Swift, Holy Faith representative

In Response to COVID-19 – May 14th Pastoral Letter – As you know, Governor Lujan Grisham has issued a new public health order effective Saturday, May 16, that permits retailers to partially reopen at 25% of capacity and houses of worship at 10% of capacity. At this time, Holy Faith will not reopen for public worship and the campus will remain closed. Read the entire May 14th pastoral letter from Fr. Robin HERE.

A Prayer for Quiet Confidence (BCP p. 832)

O God of peace, who hast taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be our strength: By the might of thy Spirit lift us, we pray thee, to thy presence, where we may be still and know that thou art God; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Morning and Evening Prayer – Holy Faith will offer Zoom Morning Prayer at 9:15 and Evening Prayer at 4:30 most weekdays from Monday, March 30th.  If you are interested in participating, please email the parish office at donna@holyfaithchurchsf.org.  Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.

Children’s Chapel via Zoom – This Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Children’s Chapel will be offered by Children’s Chaplains in a Zoom format.  If you  would like to join us please contact the parish office for a Zoom invitation.

DRG Women’s Ministry – Join with the Women’s Ministry in ANEW2 an interactive Zoom series on the 4th Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. through August 22. Each session lasts no more than 90 minutes and begin and end with worship. There is a short presentation and sharing. RSVP to Cindy Davis at cynthiadavisauthor@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link and for more information.
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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.”)