Monday, February 14, 2005

Announcements for Week ending February 20th, 2005

Collection for Easter Flowers - please include your donation in the envelope in your pledge card box or make certain your donation is clearly marked for "flowers" and place in the offering basket.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer - let us pray and give thanks for the Diocese of Maine (Province 1, U.S.), Chilton Abbie Richardson Knudsen, and its people and clergy.

A support group - formed for those who have experienced a loss at some time - meets monthly. Next meeting Monday, February 14th, at noon, at the City Grill restaurant located at 6464 E. Tanque Verde Road. Please call Peggy Speese for reservations at least three days prior to the meeting.

Vestry meeting this Tuesday starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. Parishioners are invited to attend this important parish function.

The Parish Day School's Annual Science Fair is this Tuesday and Wednesday. All are invited come see and experience St. Michael's student presentations in the Student Center. Tuesday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM with a guest speaker from the U of A geology department, special activities, and awards starting at 8:10 AM.

Episcopal Church Women (ECW) meeting this Wednesday starting at 10:00 AM, in the Parish Center. All women are invited to attend.

St. Paul Study and Potluck this Wednesday, starting at 6:00 PM in the Parish Library.

All are invited to our Friday Holy Eucharist for the intention of the continued unity of our Episcopal Church. Join Fr. Womble at 5:30 PM.

Come and volunteer with other Casa Maria volunteers this Friday, at 6:30 PM, in the Parish Center to prepare sack lunches. Your help is needed extra hands and shelled hard boiled eggs are always welcome! Please join us for fellowship, good conversation, and help us with this good work.

Final confirmation class is this Saturday morning,
February 19th, from 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM. All participants are urged to attend the 8:30 AM Mass prior to class. For more information, please see Fr. Smith or call the church office. Confirmation next Sunday, February 20, with Bishop Smith.

Bishop Smith will visit St. Michael's Parish next Sunday morning,
February 20th. Bishop Smith will celebrate and preach at the 8:00 AM Mass and the 10:00 AM Mass. Confirmation will take place at the 10:00 AM Mass. A communal brunch in the Parish Center will follow this service to congratulate the newly confirmed and to welcome Bishop Kirk and Laura Smith.

Social Concerns meeting next Sunday following the 10:00 AM Mass in the Parish Center. See insert regarding the Guatemala Project. All are invited!