Weekly Announcements

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Weekly Announcements 2018-07-13T13:41:56+00:00

Announcements for the week beginning July 15, 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 Forums – On July 15, 29 and Aug. 5, congregant Cissy Lewis will lead discussions on paintings and poetry. Her first forum, July 15, will focus on the Annunciation.

General Convention Forum – Next Sunday, July 22, Senior Warden Guy Gronquist and Parish Administrator Mark Childers will discuss the recent Episcopal Church General Convention.

Men’s grief retreat upcoming – Men experience grief differently from women and memorialize their lost loved ones in unique ways. In recognition of this difference, the Grief Ministry at Holy Faith is offering a free retreat for men on seven consecutive Wednesdays beginning July 18. C.S. Lewis’ book “A Grief Observed,” a collection of essays written after the loss of his wife, will be used as a starting point to explore how men process and grow through the resolution of grief. The retreat sessions will be from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Kinsolving Room. To register or for more information, contact Steven Hecht (505-660-8871; stevehecht21@gmail.com) or Randall Hayden (505-216-0895 or distafman@gmail.com).

Save the Date – On September 5 the Interfaith Community Shelter will host their annual Chefscapades fundraiser, a 4-course gourmet dinner by premier local chefs, at the Drury Plaza Hotel. Tickets will go on sale in July. If you would like to receive an invitation or are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Pat Murray at 577-0363 or email Beverly Kellam at bev@interfaithsheltersf.org.

Spiritual Classics Study Group – The Holy Faith Library has more than 40 books by C.S. Lewis. The Spiritual Classics Study Group is reading Mere Christianity by Lewis. If you don’t have a copy already, the text is in the public domain online in pdf format. Print it out and join in the discussion! We expect and are prepared for a friendly influx of C.S. Lewis lovers.

Deepening Prayer: A Retreat for All Women – All women of the diocese are invited to join the Daughters of the King for Deepening Prayer with Deborah Smith Douglas on August 4, starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Bosque Center in Albuquerque. Registration for non-Daughters is $15 to cover lunch, and is available beginning now, on this website: varietiesofgifts.blogspot.com, or by contacting Cindy Davis at cythiadavisauthor@gmail.com.  The event will end with Eucharist about 3 p.m. Douglas will be the preacher for the service. Copies of Douglas’s book, The Praying Life, are available from Dona Ace at St. Chad’s (acedona@gmail.com) or from Amazon.com.

St. Francis Legacy Society – The St. Francis Legacy Society recognizes those who have included The Church of the Holy Faith in their estate planning. Now would be a particularly appropriate time to commit to doing so because the Legacy Society will be gathering on Thursday, July 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Gronquists’ home for its annual celebration of participation. Those who are members have already received their invitation, and those who are not yet members may indicate their intent so they may be included as well. Please see Donna, in the Parish Office, for the necessary form. If you have any questions, please speak with Bob Buddendorf or Sandra Brinck.

Borderland Ministries – For those wondering how they can help, care for, and minister to the situation at our border, Bishop Vono has suggested supporting Borderland Ministries in the diocese. The diocesan website states: “Rio Grande Borderland Ministries is an agency of the Diocese of the Rio Grande and is committed to serving those in need in the New Mexico and far western Texas borderlands. RGBM is dedicated to understanding and identifying needs throughout the borderlands of the Diocese and implementing solutions. Food, clothing, blankets, habitat, education, medical and legal assistance are just some of the needs addressed. The compassionate response of RGBM to those in need is simple: everyone eats, everyone is clothed, everyone has a safe and healthy habitat and everyone is loved.” Donations may be made by check to: Diocese of the Rio Grande, 6400 Coors Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120, with a memo for Borderland Ministries. Donations via credit card may be made by calling the diocese at (505) 881-0636.

Upcoming Scheffler Lecture – Dr. Alan Jones, Dean Emeritus of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco will be with us as part of our Library Scheffler Lectures on September 28. Dr. Jones has written many books and essays. When he joins us he will discuss Dante. His books Exploring the Three Passages of the Spiritual Life with Dante as a Guide and Journey into Christ are in the library ready for perusal. Come listen and talk with Dean Jones.

Holy Land Pilgrimage – The Rt. Rev. Frank T. Griswold, III, the XXV Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, and the Rev. J. Barney Hawkins IV, PhD, will lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, January 22-31, 2019. The community of travelers will have an in-depth encounter with the sacred geography of the Holy Land, its story and people. Lodging at the Scots Hotel in the Galilee and the American Colony Hotel in Jerusalem – both fine hotels – will provide pleasant places for reflection and rest, fellowship and fun. There will be an optional extension (February 1-2) to see Madaba and Petra in Jordan. For details, please email bhawkins@vts.edu or phone 703-577-6268. Space is limited.

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.