Calendar of Events
Wednesday, March 21
5:30 pm Taize Service in Chapel
6 pm Soup Supper in Parish Hall
6:30 pm Evening Discussion
Palm Sunday, March 25
8 and 10 am Worship with Passion Play
Coffee hour following both services
11:15 am Easter Egg Coloring
Maundy Thursday, March 29
6 pm Agape Meal in Parish Hall
7 pm Holy Eucharist and Foot Washing
Good Friday, March 30
12 noon Holy Eucharist
5:30 pm Youth-led Meditations
Holy Saturday, March 31
Self-led walk in the labyrinth
Easter Sunday, April 1
7:30 and 10 am Worship Services
Easter Brunch follows both services
Sunday, April 15
Seasoned Saints Potluck
Monday-Friday 8:30-3:30 pm
Bishop Search Latest Information
All the latest news regarding the search for a new Bishop for the Diocese of AZ will be found here.
2017 Annual Report is here.
All in With Christ slideshow presented at Annual Meeting can be seen here.
Assistive Listening Devices Available
These devices are available in the church lobby at all our services and events. Please see an usher to check one out.
St. Anthony Cares Companions
This newest ministry at St. Anthony will provide an innovative system of pastoral care parishwide. You wil be contacted by a companion from time to time, but please do contact your companion directly for any immediate pastoral needs. Companions are assigned to you according to your last name.
Last Name A-E
Eloise Crosman - 480.551.2136
Sheila Henry - 480.718.9586
Last Name F-L
Janelle Liffiton - 480.215.0049
Cyndi Sax - 480.747.4642
Last Name M-R
Mary Vanselow - 602.206.9224 or 602.595.6441
Cathy Anderson - 480.471.8805
Last Name S-Z
Allen Henry - 480.718.9586
Claudia Johnson - 602.290.9576
Schedule for Epic Youth Ministries
unless a special event planned
5:30 pm All Youth Dinner - Parish Hall
6:30 pm High School Youth Group
6:30 pm Middle School Youth Group
7:30 pm Free to go.
Office Angels Wanted!
We are looking to recruit Office Angels willing to count Sunday offerings on Monday mornings twice a month. Counting typically takes one hour and training is available. Contact Debbie in the office at 480.451.0860 or email office..
Shopping on Amazon?
Shopping online is a quick and economical way to buy all kinds of stuff. Did you know that if you shop through the Amazon icon on the St. Anthony homepage, we will receive a percentage of all your purchases? Go to www.st-anthony.net homepage and click on the Amazon.com logo and then shop as usual.
New Books at Resource Center
Be sure to check out the new books at our Resource Center in the church lobby. We have a good selection of books available for purchase that address a variety of topics on faith and spirituality. You may put your payment in the offering plate marked “Resource Center” or mail it to the church office.
The Society of St. John the Evangelist
Brother Give us a Word
Start each day out with a word of encouragement from a brother from the Society of St. John the Evangelist. Sign up here.
Blessings of Belonging
Or BOB, for short...meets the first Saturday of each month from 11-1 pm. Prayer and a time for sharing, food and drink and Bunko! All the details are here.
Needlecrafts for Needs (NfN)
This is one of the many active pastoral ministries at St. Anthony. Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at 10 am in the Parish Hall. Everyone who knits, crochets or sews or who would like to learn is encouraged to come. Contact Jean Sullens or Claudia Sullens Johnson with questions. More information about this ministry can be found here.
2017 Outreach Grants Awarded
Outreach grants totaling $28,000 have been funded for 2017 thanks to the enthusiastic leadership of the Charity Golf tournament team and all who participated in this annual fundraising event. Go to 2017 Outreach Grants.
Altar Flower Dedications Now Online
(There are no altar flowers during Lent.)
You are now able to make your flower dedications via this website. Go here for all the details.
Seasoned Saints Happenings
Check out all that is planned by this group through May by clicking here.
Children's Ministries Happenings
Children ages kindergarten through 5th grade will gather for activities in the Godly Play classroom located in the parish hall, at 9:30 am and will return to their parents during the passing of the peace. Our children, birth through preschool, are welcome to participate in activities with Justin and Jamie in the nursery located to the left as you enter the church lobby. Please contact Suzette Woods for information.
Wednesday Healing Service
The next monthly noonday Healing Service and Eucharist will take place on Wednesday, April 4 in the Chapel of St. Luke the Physician.
View the All In Campaign video here.
All In Campaign
This Sunday, March 25 is the culmination of our All In Campaign. We are so close, and the final numbers will be reported this Sunday at both worship services. If you have not yet contributed to the All In Campaign to renovate our aging kitchen and building a fund for future maintenance needed, its not too late! Can you help? Every gift counts! We will reach our goal if we are ALL IN together!
Wednesday Evenings in Lent
5:30 pm Taize Worship in the Chapel
6 pm Soup Supper in the Parish Hall
6:30 pm Book Discussion (see below)
You are invited to attend all or part of the evening.
There will be a signup sheet to provide an item for the soup suppers on the Inspire bulletin board.
Note Cards Available from CADV
Spring has arrived, and it is time to refill your card selection with the beautiful cards from the Council Against Domestic Violence. The, "Eternal Salvation" cross would be a perfect Easter card and works for other situations as well. There are also bird, flower, rooster and dragon cards. Please look for them today as you leave worship.
Run from the Tax Man! April 15th will be our last get together of the season. Put those taxes in the mail and join us for a potluck dinner at the home of David and Barbara Ells. All are welcome, but you must RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or signing up on the Inspire Bulletin Board. Please bring an appetizer, salad/side dish or dessert and the beverage of your choice. And come with ideas for next year!
New Art Exhibit in Parish Hall
There are over 36 million households that have cats and over 43 million that have dogs. That’s a lot of furry friends, a lot of kibble and a lot of love! And Love (with a capital “L”) is what the new art exhibit is all about. Fountain Hills artist Bonita (Bonnie) Schweihs and our own Kate Fauster express this love through their creativity and talent -- Bonnie with her wonderful pet portraits, and Kate through her delightful cards, drawings and writing. This exhibit will bring a smile to your face. To read more about these two artists, visit The Arts Council page on our website.
2018 HAITI MISSION TRIP
The Haiti Mission team will host an informal information session for anyone interested in participating in the St. Anthony mission trip to Haiti at the end of July. The session will be held in the Parish Hall on Sunday, April 8th after the 10 am service. Look for the table with the HAITI sign on it. Team members will have information available about the planned projects, scheduling and travel details. If you are unable to attend, but interested in more information, please contact Jeanne Paige, Jon Thom or Cyndi Sax.
Provide a Dinner for Our Youth
Sign up to support our youth program at St. Anthony by providing dinner for about 20 on a Sunday evening at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall. We'd love for you to stay and eat and get to know our amazing youth. Sign up on the Inspire Bulletin Board or by contacting Jill Kyler.