Information and Events

 

Next Vestry Meeting is Thursday, December 15, 2022, at 6:30 p.m.

Visitors welcome.  If you wish to participate via Zoom, contact the church office.

 

 Bible Study 

Advent Bible Study begins Tuesday, November 2022 at 6:30 p.m.  We meet weekly in the Chancel at Holy Family.

We will be using the book "Names for the Messiah: An Advent Study " by Walter Brueggemann

Books can be purchased new or used from Amazon.  If you would like Lorna to order you a book, please let her know.

Contact Lorna MacDonald at 810-278-5886 for more information.

 

Decorating the Church

We will be decorating the church 11/27/2022 following the service. A potluck lunch will be served after the decorating is completed.

 

  115 N. Sixth Street

St. Clair, MI 48079 

Phone: 810-329-3821

Email: episcopaliansrising@gmail.com

 

The Giving Tree

Check out The Giving Tree in the parish hall. 

How it works

Families in need submit their names to social service agency for help at Christmas.  The agency then asks the families to supply information as to what is needed for Christmas. Once this is done the agency asks individuals or organizations to adopt the family and provide the requested items.  

At Holy Family we put the requests on a tree and people select names for which they wish to buy things.  The gifts are returned to the church prior to Christmas, preferably wrapped, and then distributed to the families.

 

Neiman's Gift Cards

Every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas Holy Family supplies Neiman's Gift Cards to families in need to help with holiday food purchases.   If you wish to help you can purchase $25 gift cards from Neiman's or you can give money to the church, and we will buy the gift cards.

 

 

 

Upcoming Special Services and Events

 

Due to unforeseen circumstances Family Game Night has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date

 

Blue Christmas Service

Community Blue Christmas Service will be on December 11 at 7:00 pm at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 123 S 7th St, Saint Clair, MI 48079.

A Blue Christmas service provides a quiet and contemplative worship service as an alternative to the more traditional gatherings. This is in honor of those who are experiencing grief and struggling with loss. 

 

Cookie Walk at Trinity Episcopal Church

Trinity Episcopal Church, 5646 Main St, Lexington, MI 48450, is holding a Christmas Cookie Walk on December 3, 2022 from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Cookies will be sold by the dozen (and we mean bakers' dozen)

 

Holy Eucharist Christmas Eve 

Holy Eucharist with music will be held on December 24, 2022, beginning at 4:00 p.m. with Rev. Ed King officiating 

 

Holy Eucharist Christmas Day

Holy Eucharist with music will be held December 25, 2022, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with Rev. Jim Hockley officiating.

 

 

A Prayer for Guidance as We Begin the Search for a New Priest

Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on
your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall
choose rector for this parish,
that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your
people and equip us for our ministries, through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.

 

 For Peace Among the Nations

Almighty God our heavenly Father, guide the nations of the
world into the way of justice and truth, and establish among
them that peace which is the fruit of righteousness, that they
may become the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Amen.

 

Upcoming Services

All services begin at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted

11/27/2022 Holy Eucharist, Rite 2 with music. Rev. Tim Roehrs officiating.

12/04/2022, Holy Eucharist, Rite 1. Rev. Pam Gabel officiating.

12/11/2022, Holy Eucharist, Rite II with music. Rev. Jim Hockley officiating.

12/18/2022, Morning Prayer, Rite II with music. Maggie Heaslip officiating.

Christmas Eve, 12/24/2022 at 4 :00 p.m. Holy Eucharist.  Rev. Ed King officiating.

Christmas Day, 12/25/2022, Holy Eucharist. Rev. Jim Hockley offiiciating.

Donations

Donations to support the ministries of Holy Family Episcopal Church, BWE are greatly appreciated.  If you wish to donate to the ministry of Holy Family Episcopal Church BWE, please click on the link below and follow the instructions.

https://givingtools.com/give/1281/2196