Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Announcements for Week Ending October 2nd, 2005

St. Michael

Join us for the annual service celebration of Michaelmas, the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels this Thursday, September 29, at 6:30 PM. Child care available during the service. There will be a communal feast in the Parish Center following the Mass. Donations requested to cover expenses.

Casa Maria Volunteers will meet this Friday
at 6:30 PM, in the Parish Center to prepare sack lunches. Your help is needed; the volunteers can always use a few extra hands and shelled hard boiled eggs. join them for fellowship and to help with
this good work.

A Support Group, formed for those who have experienced a loss at sometime, meets monthly. Next meeting Monday, October 10th, 11:30 AM, 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.

Learn to read the bible in Hebrew by attending Father Smith's Hebrew language class starting Wednesday, September 28th, 8:40 to 10:00 AM in the Parish Library. Cost for materials is $20 per person. Sign up at the ushers' cabinet.

St. Francis Blessing of the Animals, 2004
The Annual Blessing of the Animals will take place this Sunday, October 2nd, at the 8:00 am AND 10:00 AM Masses, and is open to furry, feathered, and scaly pets in all shapes and sizes. Animals are to be on leashes or in carriers. The Blessing of the Animals is celebrated each year in conjunction with the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patronal saint of animals. Refreshments for beasts and humans will be available in the Parish Center area.

ECW'S 46th Annual Convention October 7th- 8th - Friday registration, dinner, entertainment, guest speaker; Saturday breakfast, Eucharist, business meeting, workshops and Woman of the Year, Anglican Rosary, Getting to Know ECW, National Cathedral, and Spiritual Gifts/Call to Action. All church women are invited to attend this important ECW annual happening. Contact Dolores Braren for more information.

Victims of Hurricane Katrina need your help.
Please help through prayers and/or a financial donation through Episcopal Relief and Development. Please make your check payable to "ERD" and place in the collection basket or bring to the church office.

"God heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds." Psalm 147:3

*Photos from the English Faire to follow soon! * - Karen