Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A Religious Response to Climate Change – III: Our Daily Bread

Where: Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church 

602 North Wilmot Road, Tucson, Arizona 85711

When: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 29, 2016
Mass (optional) @ 8:30 AM Lunch @ noon (free-will offering)

What: After our sessions had on 4 October and 13 December 2014 on global climate change and its likely impacts on the environment that sustains our lives, we meet now to review the science of global climate change and its projected consequences that impact our food supply. As a religious people, who pray for our daily bread, we seek understanding, wisdom and courage to take informed actions as good stewards of God’s creation.

Our five speakers on the different aspects of our chosen topic are:

• Katie Hirschboeck - Associate Professor of Climatology, Tree-Ring Lab, U of Arizona; National Catholic Climate Ambassador  CatholicClimateCovenant.org
The science of global climate change: update on where we are now and perspectives on where we are headed

• Clark Hansen - Regional Organizer in Organizing and Grassroots Capacity Building, Bread for the World
Hunger: current status of global food production and distribution; likely scenarios from climate change; and possible responses to meet the global needs

• Marco A. Liu - Director of Advocacy and Outreach, Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
Hunger: current status of local food production and distribution; likely scenarios from climate change; and possible responses to meet our local needs

• Angel Wang - Committee on Creation Care, Episcopal Diocese of Arizona
Greening Episcopal Churches – What are Episcopalians doing to help address climate change?

• John Leech - Associate Priest, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Tucson, Arizona
Theological reflections: spiritual context for environmental actions

In addition to general and group discussions, we will have opening, noonday and closing prayers.

There will also be information tables for different concerned groups including:

Bread for the World
Community Food Bank
Scraps On Scraps
Iskashitaa Refugee Network
Citizens’ Climate Lobby
Green Church

RSVP by sending an email to hsieh@dakotacom.net by 25 October 2016.  Many thanks!

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Cultural Sensitivity Seminar This Saturday!

Cultural Sensitivity Program 

ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS CHURCH presents a one-day workshop on 

Ministry in a Multicultural Community 

The Rev. Jorge S. Sotelo, facilitator 

When: Saturday, October 8, 2016, 9 AM – 4 PM 

Where: St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 
602 N Wilmot Rd., Tucson, in the Smith Parish Center 

Registration: Please telephone 520-886-7292 to register. 

A simple lunch will be available for a $5 suggested donation.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Feast of St. Francis and the Blessing of the Animals 2016

This Sunday: BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS at all Masses.

Please make sure you are in control of your animal. Dogs must be on a leash.

After Mass a Mexican lunch be offered. Donations are graciously accepted to help with the cost of a serious operation that must be paid for, before the operation. Please be as generous as your circumstances will allow.

Next Sunday: Episcopal School Sunday, followed by our Annual Pancake Breakfast prepared by our Boy Scouts. If you haven't attended the Pancake Breakfast in the past, you don't know what you are missing. Donations to the Boy Scouts will be greatly appreciated. The Scouts are always involved in good works!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Michaelmas and The Messenger!

This Sunday, August 25th, we're celebrating Michaelmas, our patronal Feast of St. Michael! There will be just one Mass at 9:30 AM for this week only, preceded by Morning Prayer at 9 AM and followed by a festive brunch. Please plan on attending as Brother Dave Hedges celebrates his first Michaelmas with us.


Hi, Everyone! It's a bit late, but I think you'll be pleased with our latest issue of The Messenger. At 12 pages, it's the biggest issue we've done, at least in my time working on it. (It turns out that the history of The Messenger goes back all the way to the 1950s!) In here you will find interviews with both Father Richard and Brother Dave, news and info on upcoming events, and even a love story! Happy Michaelmas! - K
Click here for your copy.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Casa Maria Sandwich Making is This Friday!

Casa Maria sandwich making is this Friday, September 16th at St Michael's Parish Center 602 N. Wilmot. The kitchen opens at 5 PM; come any time after that!

Come join the fun!  Bring friends.  It’s family fun with a purpose!

Please bring 1 or 2 dozen peeled eggs.  We also need medium sized boxes for transporting the lunches. Fruit boxes from Costco or banana boxes are ideal.

Karl will deliver the sandwiches.  (Thanks to Byron for June!)  If you can deliver sandwiches once or twice a year, please let us know.

Thanks to everyone who helped during the Summer! School is back! St. Michael's Students will be helping and bringing eggs.

Parking info! Due to school construction the alley east of the church complex is blocked at the south entrance. You can still park in the north section of the alley near the parish center, but you will need to back up to get out. Also there are 3 new parking spots North of the church near the breezeway to the sacristy, in front of the large storage shed.

Mark your calendars:  Casa Maria is every 4 weeks...

Oct 14th  Jan 6th
Nov 11thFeb 3rd
Dec 9thMar 3rd
  Mar 31st

Apr 28th

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Parish Notices for Week Ending September 10th, 2016

You are invited to explore the teachings of Contemplative Prayer and learn some simple ways to begin a meditation practice in the Christian tradition. We meet Saturdays from 9:30  until 11:00 am.  There is also time for coffee and fellowship. We gather at the House of Prayer, just north of the church parking lot. All are invited to bring a friend and join us.

Mama Mia! Parish Life is going to Mama Louisa’s Italian Restaurant, Thursday, September 29th at 6:30 pm ~ 2041 S. Craycroft Road (south of Golf Links).
*Seating limited to a max of 15 people, so sign up early at the back of church.

The next Adult Education class - Hobbes: “Evil as a Social Construct” meets each Wednesday at 10:00 am in the Womble Library.  The class is facilitated by Peter Schmidt. All are invited to join us for discussion on this interesting topic.

Taizé Service will be held Tuesday, September 6th in church. If you never have attended a Taizé service, this is your chance. All are invited to attend this opportunity at the close of the day.

Cultural Sensitivity Program - the Rev. Jorge S. Sotelo will present a one-day workshop on Ministry in a Multicultural Community, Saturday, October 8, 2016, 9 AM – 4 PM in the Smith Parish Center. Please telephone 520-886-7292 to register. A simple lunch will be available for a $5 suggested donation.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Notice of a Death in the Parish

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I write to inform you that our sister in Christ, Marjorie Coleman, died early this morning.

The Burial Mass will be celebrated this Friday at 11:00 AM in the church.  A luncheon will follow. Interment will be at a later date at the family plot in Virginia.

Please pray for the repose of her soul, and for those who mourn.

Father of all, we pray to you for Marjorie, whom we love, but
see no longer: Grant her your peace; let light perpetual shine 
upon her; and, in your loving wisdom and almighty power, 
work in her the good purpose of your perfect will; through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Rev. David Benedict Hedges, n/BSG
Rector, Saint Michael and All Angels Church, Tucson, Arizona
(520) 886-7292