Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Announcements for Week Ending December 4th, 2005

MIF Series - Adult Forum continues in the Parish Center, Sundays from 9:00 to 9:45 AM. The next topic, on Sunday, December 4th, is "Ethics After Easter," presented by Karl MacOmber. All are welcome.

Calling Parish artists and groups to participate in our upcoming Advent Bazaar, Sunday, December 4th. Call Ila for more information.

Calling those parishioners who may be interested in serving as Vestry members - contact Karl MacOmber or the church office for more information.

2006 Ordo Kalendars are available on the ushers' cabinet. A donation of $3.00 per calendar is requested to cover handling charges. Place donation envelope in the collection basket, or bring to the church office.

Next ECW meeting Wednesday, December 14th. This meeting will include a cookie exchange (please bring 60 of one of your favorite cookies to share) and a lunch served by Joy Miller of EnJoy Cooking (cost $5.00 per person). Sign-up sheet is located on the ushers' cabinet. For luncheon reservations, contact ECW Chair Dolores Braren; for cookie exchange questions, contact Bonnie Edwards.

Angel TreeIt's Angel Tree time again! Starting the first Sunday in Advent, a Christmas tree in the back of the church will have angels hanging on its branches. This year, we have 35 children from Angel Tree, including prisoners' children who have been in Arizona as a result of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. There are requess for gift cards from local stores so that children can choose something they want. If you buy clothing, please include the gift receipt so that exchanges can be made. Please sign the list on the table at the back of the church so that I know wgo has taken each child's tag. We are asking you to bring your gifts, unwrapped, to the church office or to the tree on Sundays before or after Mass. The Angel Tree program is an important part of St. Michael's ministry for children of prisoners. For additional information, please call Ancelyn Smith.

A Support Group, formed for those who have experienced a loss at sometime, meets monthly. Next meeting Monday, December 12, 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.

Pictures of the Week:

The Sunday School Children sing O Come O Come Emmanuel

No More Deaths sign, handed out to remind us all that it is not a crime to save a life.