Monday, October 18, 2004

Announcements for Week Ending October 23rd, 2004

Vestry Meeting this Tuesday starting at 7:00 PM in the Parish Center. All parishioners are invited to attend this important parish function.

ECW Meeting this Wednesday - the Episcopal Church Women of St. Michael's will meet in the Parish Center at 10:00 AM. All women are invited to attend and hear the group's plans and activities. Also, ECW will have a casserole and bake sale Sunday, October 31 after the 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM services in the Parish Center. For more information, please contact Dolores Braren.

Next Sunday is Campus Christian Ministry Sunday - Fr. Jeffrey Reed, Chaplain of the University of Arizona's Emmaus Collegiate Chapel, will be our guest at the 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM services. Come hear about this ministry to undergraduate and graduate students in our community.

Derechos Humanos' annual Perigrinación (Pilgrimage) from St. John's Church to San Xavier Mission Saturday, October 30 (closest Saturday to Dia de los Muertos). We remember our common humanity with those who have died crossing the border, honor indigenous cultures, also cherish "this fragile earth, our island home." We'd like a small St. Michael's contingent. About 8 miles, if you walk all the way. Support vehicles will follow. Assemble at St. John's at Ajo Way and 12' Avenue 8:30 AM. Be a part of St. Michael's contingent, call Ila, or just come.

Habitat For Humanity - construction of the 11 homes continues Wednesday through Saturday of every week starting at 8:00 AM. Site is at Balboa and Laguna (near Glenn Street). Work is still mainly framing, roofing, foam insulating, stucco prep and clean up. Call Byron Brandon for details.

Angel Food candy making 2004: "The heavenly aroma abounds" - We are that point on the calendar where SSt. Michael's parishioners will start making our wonderful English Toffee dipped in chocolate, rolled in toasted macadamia nuts and macaroon coconut, then boxed in a beautiful red and gold metallic printed gift box. Volunteers are needed November 1 through November 6! Volunteer sign up sheets are located on the ushers' cabinet. Please sign up where you can, and bring friends, too. Orders are now being taken. For your convenience, an order form will be on the ushers' cabinet (and reproduced on this page) in the coming weeks. Share the goodness and sweetness of St. Michael and All Angels Church!

Calling all St. Michael's young people - beginning this Sunday, a new High School youth group is starting at St. Michael's. Anyone in High School is invited to attend. Please meet at the back of the church after the 10: 00 AM service where we will decide where to go for lunch! Also, today marks the kick off for the Rite 13 youth group. Anyone age 101/2 to 13 is welcome to come. Class will be from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM on Sundays. Come and grow with us in God's presence. Parents of you there will be an informational meeting in the Parish Center at 7:00 PM this Thursday to answer questions you may have about these programs and for you to meet Kaytee first hand. Please attend and bring your children so we can all get to know each other. For more information, please contact Kaytee or the church office.

St. Michael's 9th Advent International Bazaar, December 4th and 5th - parish artist and service groups, if you would like a table to sell holiday goods, please contact coordinator Ila Abernathy now. Typically, 25 to 30 parish and socially committed community non profit groups participate. Want to help plan, publicize, and make the event special? Contact Ila.

St. Michael's Primavera / Five Points meal team needs help - a meal is served on the I" Tuesday of eacch month to 3 0 residents in the Five Points Transitional Program. Volunteers do not have to visit the site unless they choose to help serve the meal. We need volunteers to help supply salad, bread, and dessert. Please call Byron or Lynette to discuss this easy way to reach out to other.