Sunday, July 29, 2007

Announcements for Week Ending August 5th 2007


Mark your calendar for this Thursday, August 2, 2007. Cathedral Health Services will offer Wellness Screening here at St. Michaels. Flyers detailing these screenings are available in the back of church or from the parish office.

Hebrew Classes have resumed on Wednesdays at 8:45 am until 9:45 in the Womble Library. The emphasis is on beginning Hebrew. If you have ever thought about taking a class in Hebrew, then this class is for you. Everyone is welcome!

Casa Maria Volunteers will meet THIS FRIDAY at 6:00 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.

The Barnabus Group now meets at the OLD PUEBLO GRILL at 60 North Alvernon Way. The Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 11:30 am. The next meeting will take place Monday, August 13, 2007. Susan Bedrick will be our Guest Speaker. Barnabas Group offers encouragement for those who have at sometime experienced a loss. Please call Peggy Speese at 325-0708 for reservations at least three days prior to the meeting.

Guest Ministry reminds everyone who ordered a nametag to pick it up in the back of church clipped to ribbons.

Church Directories are available in the back of church for those who have had their picture taken. The directories are also available for purchase price of $5.00 from the Parish Office

Upcoming Events

A Bowling Night will be held on August 10 at 5:30 pm at Camino Seco Lanes (114 S. Camino Seco). A sign up sheet is located in the back of church.

A Dinner Night will take place at the Lotus Garden tentatively scheduled to the second half of August. Details to follow.

A Theater Night will take place at the Gaslight Theater in October. More information will follow.

Opportunities for Service and Giving

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! GUEST MINISTRY will be hosting a “Guest Luncheon” (for newcomers to St. Michaels following the 10:00 am service in September. The date and more info will follow.) Won’t you join us in showing hospitality at this fun and important event? Guest Ministry continues on August 14, 28 and September 11 and 25. Call Al DeAugustine or Carol Brandon for details or simply show up on August 14th or 20th.

Have you ever considered the Ministry of serving on Sundays as a Chalice Bearer during communion or a Lector (Reader of the Scripture)? This is for YOU! There will be a training session facilitated by Priest Angela on Saturday, September 15th from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. This is an excellent opportunity for service and giving to your church.

Habitat for Humanity needs you! Mark your calendars for Sept. 11! While some people build houses more of us can gather furniture, furnishings, yard equipment, books, and ordinary yard and household items for re-sale at the HabiStore. Watch the newsletter for more details. If you are interested in helping to coordinate this event, please contact Priest Angela.

Today we welcomed Bonnie Kampa, Executive Director of Interfaith Community Services. This interfaith organization has been serving greater Tucson and Pima County since 1985. Their primary purpose is to provide care giving and social services to the elderly, disabled persons and individuals/families in financial crisis in our community. St. Michael and All Angels has expanded its outreach to the community through I.C.S. - more details to follow.

WISH LIST FOR THE WOMBLE LIBRARY ~ this is a work in progress. We HAVE a seamstress to sew the room darkening drapes for the windows. We still would like sheers to cover the windows when the drapes are open; a rug for the floor; a computer, the library has an Internet connection available. Stop by and see the progress. We are striving to make the library a quiet place to read, hold meetings and in general make it a more warm and welcoming useful addition to the facilities at St. Michaels.