St. Anthony on the Desert Reaching Beyond Our Walls
At the conclusion of our worship service are words of sending:
And now Father, send us out
to do the work you have given us to do,
to love and serve you
as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord.
As Christ followers we see ourselves as a people sent to share Christ love and healing powers in the world. We support a variety of ministries within our local community and beyond.
Habitat for Humanity- Episcopal Habitat Coalition
St. Anthony on the Desert is part of a non-profit fifteen church coalition that builds two to three homes a year in the Phoenix area. This coalition has been in existence 13 years. Each year St. Anthony’s donates a minimum of $2,000 plus a backyard tool kit for the new homeowners. The builds are on Saturday and usually involve 25-30 volunteers on each site. In 2009 St. Anthony volunteers worked on three homes which included roofing, dry walling, exterior and interior framing. This valley-wide ministry represents a hand up and not a hand out. For more information contact Grant Gilfeather at 480-540-8480.
Global Outreach Ministry - the GO! Team
Our mission is to focus on what the St. Anthony community can do to end extreme poverty in support of the Millennium Development goals. After a vision trip to Kenya and Rwanda, St. Anthony on the Desert provided the seed money necessary to establish a daycare center in the Gakenke district of Rwanda. The Bushoka daycare opened in the spring of 2011 with 147 children and three teachers. This daycare provides physical and spiritual nutrition for children 2-5 years old while their parents either work or apply for work.
The daycare is held at an Anglican church that began in 1973 and currently has 510 members. The parents pay an equivalent of $1 U.S. per month, and the daycare is expected to be self-sufficient within 18 months. We keep the people of the Bushoka area in our prayers. Updates on the progress at the daycare will be posted on a quarterly basis as well as ways that we can continue to support our friends in Rwanda.
For more information Becky Pearson.
- Drop in on the Sunday Cafe
This gathering happens most Sundays in the Parish Hall after the 10 a.m. worship services with relevant and interactive adult discussions. Have a cup of coffee, a bite to eat and make some new friends. See you there.
- Service Times
Holy Communion & Healing Service
This noonday service combines prayers for healing with a celebration of the Eucharistic. This intimate service is held in our Chapel of St. Luke the Physician. Laying on of hands is offered for those seeking healing.
Holy Communion 8:00 a.m. Are you an early riser? Join us for a more intimate service of Holy Eucharist with organ and cantor.
Holy Communion 10:00 a.m. This service time meets the needs of many families as we offer a staffed nursery as well as programs for children and youth. The Holy Eucharist is celebrated with gifted musical support from our various choirs.
Third Sunday As the name suggests on the Third Sunday of each month (September through May) our 10 am service provides a special emphasis on children and youth. A bit more abbreviated liturgy incorporates a children’s sermon.
For special service times
Call (480) 451-0860
- start the day...
Gratefulness – the simple response of our heart to this life in all its fullness – goes beyond boundaries of creed, age, vocation, gender, and nation. Start each day with a word of gratefulness.
Gratefulness - Labryinth
Take a moment during your day to walk the labyrinth. You’ll be so glad you did.