Holy Family Episcopal Church
Holy Family Episcopal Church
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.
Holy Family Thrift shop plays an important part in the community. It does more than provide clothing and other items at very affordable prices. In cases of emergencies such as fires, The Thrift Shop opens its doors to those in distress and offers them clothing and available household items free of charge. The money raised by the thrift shop goes generously back into the community.
Most recently The Thrift Shop administrators have requested approval from the vestry to make twice yearly donations to the following non-profit organizations. (The approval was needed because Holy Family By-Laws, which oversees The Thrift Shop, requires checks overs $250 be approved by the vestry.
The non-profit organizations that The Thrift Shop supports are as follows:
Kids in Distress
Foster Kids (State of Michigan
Food Pantries (as follows)
Blue Water Rescue Mission N-Warm
The ARC of St. Clair County
Blue Water Safe Horizons
Total $ 14,000.00
As you can see the Thrift Shop is a very important part of the outreach performed by Holy Family. Volunteers and donations are always needed and welcomed. Please contact the church office for more information.
A special thanks to all those volunteers that keep this important ministry going.
Holy Family’s Prayer Ministry is inclusive, in other words, we pray for everyone whether they are members of Holy Family or not AND we protect the privacy of the individuals. Everyone who wishes to pray for those on the prayer list will have access to the prayer list. The list will be given to the readers each week so that we may pray for everyone during Prayers of the People.
There are prayer request boxes at the main entrance to the church facing 6th street (Narthex) and just inside the entrance from the parish hall (Nave) by the north door. There are prayer request cards by the boxes. Please use first names or if necessary first name & first initial of last name. Please specify the length of time you would like the request to remain on the prayer list. Your prayer requests are not required to provide all the details unless you want that information shared. You are welcome to take the small crosses inside of the prayer boxes if you would like one.
I need prayers-Sharon (Remember God knows what you need so you don’t have to be specific if you don’t want to.)
I am asking prayers for Helen- she has cancer.
I am asking that you pray for me as I start my new job. Harry Jones
You get the idea.
The prayer list will be updated and added to weekly and will be displayed in the Parish Hall (White board will be here soon). At the end of each month, Maggie Heaslip will refresh the list removing all those names that have not requested to be continued on the list longer than a month. This is to keep the list manageable.
Any Questions please see Maggie Heaslip or Vestry members or the Church Office.
There is also a link on the website to make prayer requests vis e-mail. Maggie will monitor this daily. The email link is: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Vincent DePaul's Ecumenical Food Pantry
Holy Family joins with other local churches in St. Clair to support the St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry located at 309 N. Ninth Street, St. Clair, MI 48079. Phone: 810-990-4189
Holy Family is responsible for providing paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, and facial tissue year-round. In addition, Holy Family is also responsible for staffing the pantry in April & November.