Monday, November 15, 2004

Announcements for Week Ending November 21st, 2004

Vestry Meeting this Tuesday starting at 7:00 PM in the Parish Center. Parishioners are invited to attend.

St. Michael's Episcopal Church Women (ECW) meeting this Wednesday in the Parish Center starting at 10:00 AM. All women of the parish are invited to attend this meeting.

Social Concerns Meeting next Sunday following the 10:00 AM Mass in the Parish Center.

Thanks to your extraordinary generosity of purse and spirit, the October Social Concerns special collection for Sudan and Haiti totaled $1,711. With the added $500 match from existing Social Concerns funds, that's $2,200 to send through Episcopal sources to relieve suffering and help rebuild in the two countries.

St. Michael's 9th Advent International Bazaar – December 4 and 5. 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!

Annual trash pickup along migrant routes with Samaritans and friends Saturday, November 20 (morning). This group will go over the dry creek bed and into the mesquite bosque to complete the cleanup begun in October for a grandmotherly Arivaca resident. Meet at 7:00 AM at Southside Presbyterian, 327 W. 23rd Street, to car pool. Bring gloves, desert attire, common sense, hat, water, etc. Optional lunch / debriefing / coffee in fascinating Arivaca ($3 - $6). Half day event. Call St. Michael's coordinator Ila for details, especially if you can bring a pickup.

Can you help with the annual Thanksgiving meal with refugees from all Tucson's refugee programs Saturday, November 20 (evening)? St. Michael's wants to prepare a meal for 12 more if lots of us plan to attend. Meal to take place at Grace St. Paul's, 2331 E. Adams Street, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Call the Holts to find out what's needed.

10th Annual Thanksgiving Family Retreat at Chapel Rock (the Arizona Church Conference Center) in Prescott Thursday, November 25 through Saturday, November 27. All are invited. Varying costs and information listed on the bulletin board.

Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who spent many hours making St. Michael's Angel Food Candy. Approximately 1,200 pounds of candy was made. Orders are filled and are ready to be picked up. Please stop by the church office to claim your order. Again, thank you for supporting this "fun" raising event!

Angel Food Candy is still available. Stop in the church office to purchase. We also have 1 pound bags of topping (toasted coconut and roasted macadamia nuts) at $1 each great for baking or on ice cream.


Alan Schultz in Concert

The Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra will play a concert at Saddlebrook Mountain View Clubhouse at 3:00 P.M., Sunday, November 14. Included in the program are the Wagner Siegfried Funeral Music, the Beethoven Eroica Symphony, and the premier of Alan Schultz's New Concerto for Violin and Orchestra with Sam Kreiling, violinist. Tickets are $10.

This concert will be repeated 3:00 P.M, Sunday, November 21, at Sahuarita High School Auditorium, a hall with extremely fine acoustics. Located at Sahuarita / Helmet Peak Road, 1/2 mile east of I-19 at Exit 75. Present this announcement at Sahuarita High School on November 21 and receive as many free tickets as you need,

You are my guests. I am honored with your presence at either of these performances.

Thank you,

Alan Schultz