Monday, December 06, 2004

Announcements for Week Ending December 12th, 2004

Christmas flowers - the special beauty of St. Michael's Christmas worship is the work of many people. Not all can be directly involved, but all can contribute to the Christmas Flowers and Decorations. Please use the Christmas Flowers envelope for floral donations.

Angel Tree Ministry is now in progress with a tree in the back of the Church. This project is for those children of prisoners and Native American children. This year we need over 80 gifts for the children. Join in by choosing an angel or Indian tag from the tree at the back of the church, and place your name and the code for your gift on the list on the ushers' cabinet. Please do not gift wrap the gifts but do include the tag when bringing the gift to the church. Donations may be made in place of gifts. Gifts are needed by next Sunday, December 12. For more information, call Ancelyn Smith.

2005 Ordo Kalendars are available on the ushers' cabinet. A donation of $3.00 per calendar is requested to cover handling charges.Pledge / Stewardship envelopes are available at the back of the church. Please pick up your envelopes - this will help defray the cost of mailing them to you. Thank you!

Vestry Consideration - anyone who would like to put a name forward for consideration for the Vestry may do so by contacting Karl MacOmber or Fr. Smith.

ECW Mass and Luncheon, Wednesday, December 15th at 10:30 AM - luncheon will include a cookie exchange (please bring 36 of your one favorite cookie recipe to share) and a lunch served by Joy Miller of EnJoy Cooking (cost $5 per person). Sign up sheet located on ushers' cabinet. For questions, please contact ECW Chair Dolores Braren.

Contributions made to the Arizona Episcopal Schools Foundation by December 31, 2004, will be credited dollar for dollar against your Arizona income tax up to $500 for individuals and $625 for couples filing jointly. These contributions are also tax deductible on federal tax returns. For more information, please call Erika Weitzel at 722-8478.

Angel Food Candy is still available - just come to the church office to directly purchase this wonderful candy made by our very own parishioners. A great package for $10. There is still time to purchase candy for the holidays!

Web Update - a new sermon by Father Douglas (from the Second Sunday of Advent) has now been posted on the sermons page. Also, a short story about St. Nicholas has been posted on the smaarts blog in honor of the Feast of St. Nicholas on December 6th. Check them out!