- About Us
- Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 15, 2013
- Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, July 21, 2013
- 4th Sunday after Pentecost – June 16, 2013
- Trinity Sunday – May 26, 2013
- Pentecost – May 19, 2013
- The 5th Sunday of Easter – April 28, 2013
- Third Sunday of Easter – April 14, 2013
- Easter Sunday – April 8, 2013
- Palm Sunday – March 24, 2013
- Fourth Sunday of Lent – March 10, 2013
- Third Sunday of Lent – March 3, 2013
- The Baptism of our Lord – January 13, 2013
- Third Sunday of Advent – December 16, 2012
- Sermon on 9/11 – September 11, 2011
- The Syrophoenician Woman – 9-9-12
- Eighth Sunday after Pentecost – July 22, 2012
- Fifth Sunday after Pentecost – July 1, 2012
- Many Paths – May 6, 2012
- An Unexplained Absence – April 15, 2012
- Easter Sunday – April 8, 2012
- Easter Vigil – April 7, 2012
- First Sunday of Lent, 2012 – February 26, 2012
- The Transfiguration – February 19, 2012
- The Calling of Nathanael – January 15, 2012
- Feast of the Holy Innocents – January 1, 2012
- 22nd Sunday after Pentecost – October 16, 2011
- Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost – September 4, 2011
- God has a sense of humor – August 21, 2011
- Liturgy of Thanksgiving – July 31, 2011
- Palm Sunday, 2011 – April 17, 2011
- Lazarus – April 10, 2011
- Christmas 2010 – December 25, 2010
- Third Sunday of Advent – December 12, 2010
Below is a description of Holy Innocents many ministries and activities that involve the laity. The online calendar shows what events and activities have been scheduled to take place at Holy Innocents.
Holy Innocents has a growing number of small children, and we have the Godly Play program for children ages three to ten. The children “graduate” to the Rite 13 program when they enter middle school. If you are interested in being a part of this ministry, please let the vicar know. What do the children like about HI?
Both adults and young people serve as acolytes at Holy Innocents. If you are interested, please contact the vicar, or speak with one of the acolytes.
Adult education offerings are held seasonally on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. The offerings can be as general as a three-week study of prayer or as specific as a look at the life of a particular saint. All are welcome to attend.
Members of the altar guild assist the clergy in preparing the altar for each worship service. New members are always welcome. Ongoing training is provided for all who participate in the altar guild. Both youth and adults can acolyte. You might want to consider other behind the scene services: doing laundry, keeping linens in good repair, making the Sunday bread (for the recipe, click here) Contact Marcus Crim for more information.
Confirmation classes are offered periodically, as there is interest in the congregation. Classes are individualized depending upon the background of the person seeking membership. If you are interested in becoming a member of Holy Innocents and are not an Episcopalian, please let the clergy know so that arrangements can be made that fit your needs and schedule.
Education for Ministry (EFM)
EFM is a four-year course of study in scripture and theology. If you are interested please talk to Davey Gerhard. Financial help is available. If you have been attending ‘via media’ and would like to continue the conversation, EFM is an excellent way to do that.
Pastoral Care Team
The Pastoral Care Team maintains regular personal contact with the members of the congregation, providing pastoral care to those who desire it. The Pastoral Care Team also functions as a prayer circle, praying each week for those for whom prayer has been requested.
Members of the flower guild provide flowers for services each Sunday. Each member provides flowers approximately once every other month. The members of the flower guild work cooperatively to prepare the flowers for the church at Easter and Christmas.
Fundraising Social Events
Various parties and events are held during the year. All are welcome to participate, both by planning and by attending events that are of interest. Other ideas for events that members would enjoy are always welcome.
to visit the garden simply to sit and reflect or to participate by becoming one of our gardeners. To volunteer, please contact office at holyinsf.org.
Members of the parish offer hospitality each Sunday for coffee hour. There is coffee hour following each service. To sign up for hospitality, contact Laura Napolitano (9 a.m.), Cynthia Walker or Fabienne Blanc (11 a.m.).
We are improving communication among members of our community. Newsletters and e-mail are increasingly used as communication tools. If you are interested in assisting with this, please contact the church office.
Part of our communication in the community involves special projects, like the Holy Innocents processional banner. The banner contains childhood photographs of our members, representing our inclusion of all God’s children. View a sample of the project.
Nursing Home Visits
Members of Holy Innocents visit a local nursing home each month, providing a worship service complete with music and the Eucharist. If you would like to join the nursing home group, please contact Sister Jean, at The Community of Saint Francis.
Traditionally, outreach at Holy Innocents has included supporting local charities by providing food, socks or other needed items for homeless or otherwise needy people. We are currently in the process of growing our ministries of outreach and always welcome ideas about how we can best be the Body of Christ in our neighborhood.
The choir provides music for Sunday worship and special services throughout the year. If you are interested in singing with us, please speak with our music director, Bill Keck.
Small Group Ministry
One of the most ancient ways that Christians gathered was in small groups, in homes or public places, where they could connect for encouragement, sharing ideas, support, or recreation. At Holy Innocents, we are developing a small group ministry called “Affinity Groups.” Lay led, activity-inspired, and casual, these small groups are meant to connect our faith community around common interests and activities. For more information, click here.
Understanding how we share our resources with the Church and with the world is an ongoing tack, not only for individuals, but for the Church. We want our conversations about stewardship to center not around a pledge form, but around how we live our lives.