+ Requiescat in Pace +
Father Ads Lovekin
The Rev. Canon
Arthur Adams Lovekin 
November 6, 1928 - September 22, 2020
The Rev. Canon A. Adams Lovekin, Ph.D. passed into the arms of his Lord and Savior on September 22. Known fondly as "Father Ads," he is remembered for compassionate and selfless service to his fellow man. Adams was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He served his Lord in his congregations, the mission field, hospitals, prisons, and clinics at all times providing a saving grace to those in need. He also practiced clinical psychology and was the founding executive director of the Samaritan Counseling Center in Albuquerque.
After ordination in the Episcopal Church in 1954, Adams served churches in Arizona, California, and New Mexico, and also served as a missionary in Liberia in West Africa. Father Ads had the great joy of being the founding vicar of the congregations in Page, Arizona and La Verne, California. For more than twenty years, he was an associate priest in the Cathedral Church of St. John in Albuquerque.
In 1977, Adams married his precious wife, Ann Strayer Echols Lewis. He was a loving father to their blended family of eight children. Together with Ann, Father Ads founded Church of the Holy Cross in Edgewood, New Mexico, in 1995.
Memorial donations in his name
may be sent to
The Church of the Holy Cross,
P.O. Box 1090,
Edgewood, NM, 87015.
In their later years, he and Ann lived happily among friends at La Vida Llena, a retirement community in Albuquerque. Ann went home to the Lord in October 2015. Adams is survived by eight children, 14 beloved grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren. He is also survived by four brothers, and many nieces and nephews.
After cremation, the ashes of Adams will be placed beside Ann's in the columbarium of the Cathedral Church of St. John in Albuquerque. Because of the difficulty of travel at this time, a Memorial Service celebrating his life, legacy, and ministry will be held at a later date.
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The Episcopal Campus Ministry Student Organization at UNM
will have a very special Virtual Evening Prayer Service for St Francis Day on October 4th. The event will be held through zoom, and registration is needed.
We will have guest speakers, from several Franciscan orders and communities within the Anglican Communion. There will be animal blessing, and an open question & answer session with the Franciscan Brothers and Sisters during "Virtual Coffee Hour".
All living beings, human and animal are welcome. If possible, please help us promote our event at the Loop


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
   Jorge Iván Canales Verdial
   Campus Ministry Student Leader
The Rev. Dr. Randall Balmer
Speaking on
Religion and the Presidency
since John F. Kennedy 
The Church of the Holy Faith Annual Scheffler Lecture
Virtually presented via ZOOM
October 20, 2020 3:00 p.m. 
This lecture on the presidency examines the various ways that presidents have used faith in their quest for office, whether or not religion actually guided their policies once elected, and what changed with Watergate.

This free presentation is sponsored by the Holy Faith library Committee. 
The Rev. Dr. Randall Balmer John Phillips Professor in Religion Dartmouth College 
To register and receive a Zoom link, send an email to the parish office at donna@holyfaithchurchsf.org
no later than Friday, October 16. 
Walking with Asylum Seekers:
A Training Series for Congregations
 In the month of October, join Episcopal Migration Ministries, in partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) and Lutheran Family Services of the Rocky Mountains (LFSRM), for a three-part training series for congregations interested in supporting and walking alongside asylum seekers. The three 90-minute virtual events will provide advocacy updates, resources for group discernment, ministry models, and important considerations when engaging in ministry with asylum seekers.

Participants may choose to attend one or more of the virtual events offered. Registration is required. The October 8 webinar will be available on-demand following the event; the latter two meetings will not be available on-demand.

Walking with Asylum Seekers: Ministry Opportunities for Congregations
WEBINAR: October 8, 4:00 – 5:30PM Eastern

Walking with Asylum Seekers: Sponsorship Part 1
MEETING: October 20, 4:00 – 5:30PM Eastern
 
Walking with Asylum Seekers: Sponsorship Part 2
MEETING: October 27, 4:00 – 5:30PM Eastern

Sacred Spaces
as Safe Places
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has issued the following statement:
 
The events in Louisville remind us of the need for safe spaces in times of conflict. Churches, synagogues, and mosques are houses of prayer, worship, and faith. Sacred spaces are safe places where the way of love and nonviolence, the way of peace, the way of justice, and the way of reconciliation can be affirmed and practiced. In deeply conflicted situations, these spaces can play a vital role in preventing escalation into upward spirals of violence. Respecting these spaces as safe places demonstrates a commitment to finding nonviolent solutions. This can help to broker peace and change that can move a community
  
forward, in the direction of genuine justice and eventual reconciliation.
We must ever remember Breonna Taylor, and continue to pray for her family, loved ones, and all the people of the Louisville community. We must likewise pray for America, that our divisions may cease and that we will work together to be a nation where there is liberty and justice for all. Lastly, may we all commit ourselves anew to the living the words of the prophet Micah who said, “what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God.”
 
The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
News from
The Episcopal Church
& the Anglican Communion 
(click on the headline to read the story) 

The theme is Weaving Our Diversity and Forming Life-Giving Relationships for the New Reality. This gathering of Asian, Black, Latino/Hispanic and Indigenous clergy and lay leaders provides a safe place to explore mission in ethnic ministries, share resources and best practices, hopes and dreams, needs and concerns, gifts and ministries, suffering and joy.
St. James, Taos, seeks Food Pantry Ministry Director

The Saint James Food Pantry has been in existence for close to 50 years. It is the largest Outreach mission of St James Episcopal Church.

This role is a full-time employee of St James and a salaried position with full benefits. It will report directly to the Rector and the Food Pantry Liaison who is a member of the Vestry of St James Episcopal Church. There is also a Food Pantry Advisory Board, to whom the Manager will report.

Application Deadline: 10/10/2020

Please send Resume, Cover Letter, and References emailed to rgsantafe@gmail.com
Applications will be reviewed by the Food Pantry Advisory Committee and a list of finalist will be given to the Rector and Vestry of St. James for final interviews.

Tents to Rents ends today, Wednesday, 30 September! We cannot thank you enough for your help in raising funds to help move people experiencing homelessness from the Camp Hope tent city to stable housing. As of last Sunday, Tents to Rents has raised over $45,000, and we really think we can get to our goal of $56,000 with one last effort! And St. Andrew’s, with your help, has raised almost $3,000 of that amount. For the competitive among you, on Sunday, we were 3rd out of the 11 participants in terms of funds raised. Well done!

Tents to Rents has been given a match gift, so the first $1,000 that is raised this week will be matched one-to-one, making it $2,000! 
Also, we are hosting a live Facebook event on Wednesday, 30 September, from noon to 1:00 to raise awareness and funds. 
Please join us at https://www.facebook.com/MVCommunityofHope; you don’t need to be a member of Facebook to watch our live event. 

Thank you so very much for reading all the Tents to Rents posts, learning about the experience of homelessness, and donating to help people here in southern New Mexico. Please consider going to Tents to Rents one last time to click on St. Andrew’s and donate! Donating on the Tents to Rents site is entirely secure. When you click on a group or individual to donate to Tents to Rents, you will be taken to the secure PayPal page to donate. If you have a PayPal account, you can donate from that but also use a credit card. Your donation is entirely secure through PayPal.   

God bless you! See you next year!
Nancy McMillan, Parishioner,
St. Andrew’s Las Cruces
Spiritual Support for UNM/CNM Students
St. Thomas of Canterbury Young Adults & Campus Ministry are offering spiritual support for Albuquerque and Rio Rancho we would like to place a notice for young adults and/or college age students affiliated with UNM or CNM and are looking for a place of spiritual support. We will be having 5 PM Sunday services starting in September. The meetings will temporarily be hybrid with a limited in person attendance, but with virtual Zoom/FB accessibility.
For more information, call +505 639-0653 or email jicv@unm.edu.
St. Thomas is located at 425 University Blvd. NE.
Spiritual Wellness
The Rev. Dr. Jeanine Driscoll of St. Thomas of Canterbury provides guidance on:
+ Managing Anxiety
+ Managing Depression
and much more....


Updated Cycles of Prayer
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