Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Announcements for Week Ending September 24th, 2006

Vestry meeting this Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00 PM in the Parish Center. All are invited to attend this very important parish function.

Sunday School at St. Michael's, for children ages 4 through 8 and ages 9 through 12, began Sunday, September 10th. Registration is currently taking place. The program is looking for people, both parents and parishioners, to help as Shepherds. Please contact the church office for more information.

Need your help! Food pantry stocks are very low. Please help stock the food pantry by bringing non-perishable foods. The following items are especially needed: tuna, beans, soup, macaroni and cheese, and canned fruit. Please bring your donated food to the office or place in the box at the back of the Church.

All Women and Women friends of St. Michael's are invited to join ECW at its 2006-07 kickoff potluck luncheon this Wednesday, September 20th,10:00 AM in the Parish Center. All women of the parish are invited to bring their favorite potluck dish to share with 8 to 10 people. RSVP to Dolores Braren by Monday, September 18th. Be part of ECW's wonderful works of charity plus fun activities at St. Michael's.

Mark your calendar for St. Michael's Patronal Feast Celebration - Michaelmas - Friday, September 29th, with High Mass at 7:00 PM followed by a communal meal in the Parish Center. Carmen Guerrero, Diocesan Canon for Peace and Justice, will present a homily at this service. Watch for the sign-up sheet for the Michaelmas communal meal.

Novel Theology - new meeting time! It looks like a better time to meet might be October 5th at 7 PM. We will plan to meet in the Parish Center or Library depending on how many people participate. The book is Snow Falling on Cedars and may be purchased at Bookman's at Grant and Speedway.

From the Curate....
"Curious." 1. Eager to learn or know. 2. Strange.
Well, your Curate is both, and I would love to share questions, news and musings with anyone in the parish who might be interested in staying in better communication with the office. The Curious Curate's Chatter has already started, but anyone who sends in an email will be added to the list. If you are already on the list and wish to be removed, just let me know that, too. - aemerson @ stmichael.net

Tucson GLBT Episcopalians are hosting a potluck at Fenton Johnson's home Saturday, September 23rd at 6:00 PM. Join members from Grace St. Paul's, St. Phillip's, and St. Andrew's. For more information or directions, please email Fenton.

St. Luke's Home is seeking volunteers
- come learn about volunteer opportunities to lend a helping han to
da quiltseniors. Areas of opportunities are front desk reception, companionship to residents, resident activities, and assisting with resident advocacy to name a few. St. Luke's 64-unit assisted living facility is located midtown at 615 E Adams St, near Speedway and Euclid. Attend an open house on Wednesday, October 11th, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. For more information or to reserve your place at one of St. Luke's open houses, call 628-1512 et. 207.

Support ECW's handmade quilt raffle
! See the beautiful quilt after morning services in the Parish Center, and consider purchasing raffle tickets at $2.00 each. Drawing will take place at ECW's English Tea, Saturday, November 4th. Proceeds to benefit ECW's programs and charities. Please see Dolores Braren for raffle tickets, or contact her for more information.

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 Church unity.

Farewell, Alicia, welcome, Nancy!
Farewell, Alicia! Welcome, Nancy!

More photos to follow...!