Welcome back, Father Mike!

Today the Reverend Michael Galvin, Rector, rejoined his congregation at Holy Family following a fourteen week summer sabbatical. Father Mike spent time in Europe as well as the United States in a time of spiritual and physical renewal.Communion
Our “holy village” was extremely excited to have Father Mike back in church with us.
Mike Cathy
Father Mike spent some time greeting congregation members and visitors and chatting.
Greeting  Hospitality
Holy Family’s Hannah chapter of the Order of the Daughters of the King hosted a delicious hospitality hour following the 10 AM service to welcome Father Mike. Members of the 8 AM service also provided treats between our Sunday services. Father Mike plans to share stories from his sabbatical during a 9 AM Adult Forum presentation in September. Details will be posted shortly.

Community Garden in the News

Garden article photo
The Holy Family Community Garden was featured in the August 25th issue of the Fishers Current newspaper. Providing fresh produce to the Come to Me Food Pantry at Fishers United Methodist Church is what first spurned the garden’s creation. The  garden first welcomed area gardeners in 2011 and has expanded nearly every year since. You may view the article by clicking HERE.

Thanks, Father Steve!

Father Steve
Special thanks to the Reverend Steven Giovangelo for sharing his time and talent with us during the latter half of Father Mike’s sabbatical.
Father Steve Cathy
We would also like to thank and acknowledge Deacon Cathy Scott for serving as liaison to our visiting clergy this summer.
Father Steve Bryan
Senior Warden Bryan Luce shared his gratitude on behalf of the congregation.
Father Steve cake
We enjoyed a special hospitality hosted by our vestry following the 10 AM service.

Feast of St. Mary

On Sunday, August 16th, we celebrated the feast of St. Mary, Mother of Jesus.  The feast day is held on August 15th but was transferred to the closest Sunday. Father Steve used a variety of classical paintings as slides during his homily.
Mary icon
This icon was also on display on the altar. Our hymns and prelude paid homage to the mother of Our Savior.
Our altar flowers featured the lily, a symbol of virginity and purity.
Holy Family also welcomed guest musicians Brenda and Ron Iacocca. Brenda sang “Ave Maria” while Ron accompanied on the organ.

Tools 4 School 2015

Tools 4 school 2015 blessing
Father Steve Giovangelo blessed our Tools 4 School supply drive donations this Sunday during the 10 AM service.
Tools 4 school 2015
These supplies will be delivered to students in IPS School 57 by Deacon Cathy. Bless your generosity!