Holy Family
Episcopal
Church Blue Water
 
 
 
 
 

A Church in Unity, Praying from Home

 
We are called to be on a journey together
to experience and explore God
as revealed through the Spirit of Jesus Christ
and to model that God is present 
and active in our world, in our lives
and in our hearts.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CONTACT US

 

115 N 6th Street
St. Clair, Michigan
 
Telephone: (810) 329-3821
 
Email: episcopaliansrising@gmail.com
 
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Holy Family Blue Water Episcopal Church is able to continue its ministries as a result of the generosity of people like you. Please, remember us in your prayers and in your financial support.  The Diocese of Eastern Michigan has created an electronic tool to help us in receiving your financial support.  Click on this link, scroll down to St Clair, Holy Family Blue Water and follow the simple directions.  All will be well. Bless you.   http://givingtools.com/give/1281/2196    

Service Information

 
In response to the directives of our Michigan Episcopal Diocesan Leaders, and the council of our parish Vestry, we will continue to suspended services until it is considered safe for us to return with caution. We are currently in Phase II, which allows us to return to the building, but we have chosen to continue to meet outside for two Sundays in August (16th and 23rd) and reassess in September. 
 
Here is a link to the directive titled Plan for Re-Entry for Great Lakes Episcopalians.
 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1X4P2OHjQX2fDT4FrEuMGdrCmztmuZbCichTqcni5lrk/edit?usp=sharing
 
We will continue being faithful in prayer and invite all who would pray with us to join our Livestream services on our Facebook page, Holy Family Episcopal Church
Sunday worship services at 8:30 (traditional Morning Prayer and 9:30 (Morning Pray in Place with music)
Monday thru Friday Noonday Pray in Place services at 12:00
Please, see our Facebook page  (Holy Family Episcopal Church) for more information or contact us at:
episcopaliansrising@gmail.com
 
Prayer for a Pandemic (Interfaith Hospitality Network, Cincinnati)
May we who are merely inconvenienced
remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home
remember those who must choose between preserving their health and paying their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close
remember those who have no options.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market
remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home
remember those who have no home.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other,
let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors. Amen!
 
 

Rev. David Vickers

The Rev David L Vickers is priest and pastor of Holy Family Episcopal Church. He lives with Barbara, their two children and assorted four legged animals. He enjoys writing music for worship, engaging in spiritual conversation, communing with friends and family and being outdoors. The focus of his ministry is to work with others to create viable communities of faith and transformation that love God and neighbor as self.
 
 

Rev. David Vickers

 
 

If you find that you are looking for God, but find the times we live in to be making it difficult for you to pray and feel God’s presences in ways that give you a sense of peace, hope and joy. then we invite you to join us for prayer and meditation, for thanksgiving and for renewal. As a people of faith, we follow the teachings of Jesus to love God and our neighbor as we love ourselves. As Episcopalians, we covenant to seek and serve Christ in everyone and to respect the dignity of every human person. As a people of integrity, we strive to live our faith in tangible and meaningful ways that contribute to our common good and the wellness of all. Your heartfelt presence among us would be a gift and a blessing.

 

  

Holy Family Invites You to an Online Bible Study  

Holy Family Bible Study:  “Exploring the Bible”                                                                                   

Schedule:  Tuesday Mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning June 2, 2020

Content:  Join us as we explore together some of the following questions: What is the significance of the bible stories?  What is the source of scripture?  How were the books of the bible chosen? Are there other books that were not chosen and why?  Who is Jesus, what are his teachings, and how does his ministry fit in with the entire biblical story, as well as our story?

Outline:  5-6 one hour weekly sessions. No books are necessary.  A suggested reading list will be provided along with an outline of the entire session.

Accessibility: The sessions will be held online using Zoom.  Zoom is a user friendly meeting platform.  It is free and there is no need for a personal Zoom account.  Participants will receive a weekly email invitation to join each session.  The email will contain a link and a phone number to the respective session.  To join, participants simply click on the link provided in the email invitation or call in using the phone umber provided. Zoom meetings can be accessed using a computer, cell phone, tablet computer or landline. 

Instructor:  Lorna MacDonald

Lorna is an active member and contributor on the leadership team at Holy Family, St. Clair, Michigan.  She has extensive experience and training in numerous ministries in the Episcopal Church.  She was the former Parish Administrator of St. Mark’s Church in Marine City, Michigan. She has participated in ministry, liturgical, and scriptural studies at the Episcopal Church’s Colombiere Education and Retreat Center in Clarkston, Michigan.

In organizing this opportunity, Lorna related, “I am seeking to provide an experience for participants to journey through some of the key Christian concepts of the bible. And, given the current circumstances, hope to provide an alternative opportunity for fellowship and connectedness.  I am excited to share the themes of this study, as well as facilitate an experience that will not only enhance current relationships, but will welcome and develop new ones.” 

To Participate:  Contact Lorna MacDonald at 810-794-2155 or at lornajmacdonald@comcast.net 

Lorna will sign up interested participants, provide assistance on how to use the Zoom platform, and/or answer any questions about the study. For those interested who do not have internet/email, access to each session can be gained by phone, just let Lorna know when you contact her.

 

Every seeker of knowledge is welcome to join.  This is not limited to Holy Family parishioners; all are welcome and all are welcome to invite others and share this invitation. There is no cost to participate.

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