Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Announcements for Week Ending December 3rd, 2006

Don't forget your appointment for photos this week!

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS - the special beauty of St. Michael’s Christmas worship is the work of many people. Not all can be directly involved, but all can contribute to the Christmas Flowers and Decorations. Please use the Christmas Flowers envelope for floral donations.

ANGLICAN CYCLE OF PRAYER - let us pray and give thanks for The Church of Lusitanian - Portugal and its clergy and parishioners.

DIOCESE OF ARIZONA CYCLE OF PRAYER - let us pray and give thanks for the Grace Church, Lake Havasu City and its clergy and parishioners.

NOVEL THEOLOGY - The next meeting will take place Thursday, November 30th at 7 PM at the home of Sally Creswell. The book is Ursula Hegi’s “STONES FROM THE RIVER.”

QUILTERS’S LUNCHEON will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 9th at the home of Mary Gayle Nash. The luncheon is $10.00. Please RSVP to Dolores Braren at 296-8209 as soon as possible.

this Saturday in the church immediately following the 8:30 AM Mass. All guild members are encouraged to attend.

Guatemala Project invites St. Michael’s and Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal and other churches to meet informally with Rebecca Allen. She is a young Mennonite woman who spent 2 years as a volunteer in Community Union Victoria, one of 18 Mayan communities St. Michael’s Guatemala Project serves. The meeting location of Monday, December 4th at 5:30 is St. Mark’s Presbyterian, Calvin Hall, 3809 E. 3rd. Street, just west of Alvernon. ENTER from the 2nd street parking lot. Ila Abernathy (coordinator), Jay Croswell and Father Smith have been team volunteers in Guatemala. For information about the project see: For more information call Ila Abernathy at 623-3063

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: canned vegetables, tuna, beans, soup, cereal, canned spaghetti, peanut butter, boxes of 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.

The next Altar Guild meeting
will take place Saturday, December 9th following the 8:30 AM Mass.

If you haven’t bought your ANGEL FOOD
candy. It is not too late. Please call or stop by the parish office next week!

Sunday ws Stewardship Sunday. if you haven’t received your pledge card or have forgotten it, there are extra pledge cards in the pew or on the usher’s table.

If you haven’t made your appointment
to have your picture taken for the new directory, or know of someone who needs to make an appointment, please call Pat Miller at 325-7720. We want to make this directory the best ever!

, there will be 35 children’s names on the tree. There will be an angel for clothing and for a toy or gift of some kind. Our children seem to be getting older and many have asked for gift cards so that they may choose their own clothes or shoes. The cost of the gifts could be between $20 - $30 and they should be returned to the church unwrapped. You may bring the gifts on Sunday to the back of church, or take them to the church office during the week. All gifts must be returned by December 15th.
For anyone wanting to make a donation, I will be glad to take an angel from the tree and shop for the gift. Checks can be made out to St. Michael and All Angels with the notation “For Angel Tree”.
Many thanks to all of you for your generosity through the years. The children are deserving and many are “repeats” who look forward to seeing us each year. If you have questions please call Ancelyn Smith - 751-7401

FR. Seth Polley, now a Diocesan Border Missioner, well known to us because he trained at St. Michael’s, and The Rev. Lucie Thomas, Rector of St. Andrew’s , Nogales, will lead a border orientation, “Putting Faces on Border Issues, “ to Altar, Sonora, Mexico on December 9th. The cost is $30.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE RESPOND IMMEDIATELY TO FR. POLLEY FOR DETAILS. The Rev. Seth Polley, St. John’s Episcopal, Bisbee, church - (520) 432-7006.

CONGRATULATIONS to those Confirmed and Received into the Episcopal Church by Bishop Kirk Smith on November 19, 2006:

Toni Sue Brooks Jennifer Miller
Janet Rabin Charles Scott
Patricia Scott Suzanne Skinner
James Stokman Susanna Stokman
Timothy White Karen Blocher
Karen Ford Theresa White

May the peace and love of Jesus Christ remain with you now and forever!