Sunday, April 09, 2006

Announcements for Week Ending April 9th, 2006

MIF Series, Adult Forum continues in the Parish Hall Sundays from 9:00 to 9:45 AM. Topic on Sunday, April 9th will be "Ethics after Easter," to be presented by Karl MacOmber. All are welcome.

Altar of Repose - the schedule for a Watch before the Altar of Repose sign up sheet is located on the usher's cabinet. Be sure to sign up to spend some time with Our Lord in prayer and meditation between Holy Thursday and the Good Friday liturgy.

Please take time to sign up for Maundy Thursday meal and Easter Vigil breakfast. The sign up sheets are on the ushers' cabinet.

Card tables needed for ECWs upcoming Mother's Day Tea to be held Saturday, April 29th. Please bring your card tables to the church office with your name marked on it. See the Mother Mother's Day Tea ad below. RSVP by April 20. A sign up sheet is located on the ushers' cabinet $10 for adults and $5 for children (ages 10 and under).

A Support Group, formed for those who have experienced a loss at sometime meets monthly. Next meeting Monday April 10th, 11:30 AM, at the City Grill restaurant located at 6464 E. Tanque Verde Road. Please call Peggy Speese at for reservations at least three days prior to the meeting.

"My Kind Of Songs": parishioner Charlie Hartung in concert at St. Michael's Sundav. April 23rd. Parish Center at 3:00 PM. The Crooners, Broadway, Operetta, Opera Selections (and Stachmo, too) plus a 3 piece band. Tickets are $8 per person and are available in the Church office.

Mass For Church Unity continues every Friday
at 12:10 PM with celebrant the Rev. Carey Womble. All are encouraged to attend as we pray for the General Convention in July, dealing with the very divisive forces at work in our Church.

St. Michael's supports TIHAN (Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network) and is hosting Poz Cafe
on Thursday, April 20th. Poz Cafe is a monthly lunch providing delicious and nutricious food and a time for socializing. Need help to prepare the meal and offer friendship; contact Julia T. to help. If you are not able to help, please consider donating deodorant, shaving cream, ltions, itssues, toothbrushes/paste and place in the TIHAN chest located in the back of the church. The chest will be open Palm Sunday and Easter for your donations.

A Catechism of Creation: An Episcopal Understanding publication is now available for reading in the Parish Library. It is also online at

NEEDED: 4 WD vehicle, dependable but not elegant, for Guatemala Project. Call Ila


Hurricane Recovery:
We approved $600 last Social Concerns meeting, and the Vestry approved an additional $600 from the Fowler Fund. Checks have been mailed to St. Peter's by the Sea Episcopal, Gulfport, for "greatest need."

Sun. April 9th, 2-5 p.m., Samaritans training.
Medical, protocols, history, recent border history, philosophy. Southside Presbyterian, 317 W. 23rd St.

Tue. April 11th, 7 p.m. Eman Ahmed Khamas,
Iraqi human rights activist and mother of two, on the war and conditions in Iraq, Goddard Hall, Unitarian Universalist Church, 4831 E. 22nd Street (just east of Swan Rd.). 370 2567.

Thurs. April 20th, TIHAN meal for HIV/AIDS persons.
St. Michael's to sponsor at St. Francis in the Foothills Methodist. See bulletin, signup sheet in Church.

Sun. April 23rd, Social Concerns meeting,
after 10 a.m. Mass, in the patio OR in the meeting room. Agenda items, contact Peggy Van Norman.

Sun. April 30, Migrant food packs, after morning Masses:
The 152 we made March 12 have all been distributed. Samaritans is working on getting other groups to commit, using St. Michael's as a model. No Casa Maria this month, so Meals Programs will help buy basic items in bulk. If you find good buys on nutrition or power bars, or meats in pouches, to supplement our "lowest cost" goodies, please bring them April 23 and 30.

Note: A well known writer
who lives near Arivaca asked Ila if Samaritans had more food packs she could distribute. We provided our leftover items, purchased a few additional supplies, and added the prayer for travelers. Later the writer told a friend, "Those Episcopalians know how to do things right." The friend responded, "That sounds like a Garrison Keilor routine on Prairie Home Companion."