Thursday, September 06, 2007


Our Patronal Feast ~ MICHAELMAS is fast approaching. Save the date and bring a friend ~ Saturday September 29. Mass at 6:oo pm and a Mexican Fiesta Dinner to follow! Stay tuned !

Novel Theology ~ The next meeting will be THIS Thursday, September 6 at 7:00 pm at the home of Mary Carter. The novel discussed is Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott.

The ECW will host a Pot Luck luncheon at their next meeting on Wednesday September 19 at 10:00 AM, in the Parish Center.

St. Margaret’s Altar Society will meet on Saturday, September 8 immediately following Mass. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Sunday, September 9 ~ Guatemala Project 2007 Team Reports - 9:00 am ~ School Music Room. Gretchen and Theo Gibbs, both St. Michael’s school grads; R.N. Sarah Roberts, Ila Abernathy, Fr. Smith and others will present informal reports about one of St. Michael’s major outreach ministries. Photos and time for your questions. Please join us.

The Knitters and Quilters will meet SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15 at 11:00 am in the Womble library.

THE BARNABAS GROUP of encouragement for those who have experienced a loss at sometime meets monthly. Next meeting is Monday, September 10 at 11:30 AM, at the Old Pueblo Grill located at 60 North Alvernon Way. Please call Peggy Speece with your reservation at least three days prior to the meeting.

Win this quilt! The ECW is raffling off this quilt from the St. Michael's Quilters & Knitters group.. Tickets are available for $2.00 each after the Sunday Masses or from the church office.

Upcoming Events

Saturday September 15 ~ University of Arizona Football. Watch UA defeat New Mexico!! We will meet at the church, car pool to catch a bus from Reid Park and buy tickets at the stadium. The game time is not yet final. Sign up sheet in the back of church.

You are invited ~ to a luncheon on Sunday September 16 at 11:15 AM. The luncheon will take place at the Sunken Garden. If you are a guest, a newcomer, a parishioner or someone who hasn’t been to St. Michael and All Angels for awhile ~ Won’t you please join us in meeting and getting to know each other.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 14 AT 3:00 PM~ Gaslight Theater ~ “Robin Hood or it Sherwood be Fun.” Cost :Adults $18; Seniors (over 60) active duty military, students are $16; Children under 12 are $8. 16 tickets available – first come first serve. Payment and sign-up may be made at the Parish Office.

PARISH LIFE PLANNING MEETING ~ Monday September 10 at 5:30 pm. – Only 45 minutes!

Opportunities for Service and Giving

DID YOU KNOW that St. Michael’s receives 3 % of all purchases made with a Fry’s Gift Card? For more information or to purchase a gift card (s) for yourself or as a gift for someone else, please see Betty Malody at church or phone her at 296-3966.

St. Michael’s Primavera Meal Team serves dinner at the Men’s Shelter on the second Sunday of each month. We need an additional chili cook and someone to provide fresh fruit. If you can help, please call Joel Williams at 886-1804.

WE ARE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS TO HELP DISTRIBUTE FOOD BAGS on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:45 am until 10:00 am. Please contact the parish office.

At times the parish office is in need of substitute volunteers or extra volunteers to help with various office projects. If you are willing to have your name placed on an “As Needed List” to be called when needed ~ please contact the Parish Office.

Something new and different is planned for the training and encouragement of Lectors. If you have a little extra time (less than 2 hours) and would be willing to help Priest Angela organize the September 15th workshop, please give her a call or send her an email.

Volunteers are needed to help coordinate our “in-gathering” for Habitat for Humanity “Habistore.” If you are interested, please send Priest Angela an email, or call her at the office 886-7292. We need people to help load the truck on Sunday afternoon September 9 and on Tuesday afternoon September 11.

Are you interested in Confirmation? Renewal of Baptismal Vows? Or studying the Rite of Baptism? Then mark your calendars for the evening of Thursday September 20 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. This class is required for anyone preparing for Baptism (or parents and godparents of infants). We will look at the history of the Rite, what we as Episcopalians believe about Baptism, and how we actually conduct the Rite. This call is also highly recommended for anyone considering confirmation or renewal of Baptismal vows. Please contact the office if you are interested in attending so we can insure that sufficient materials are available.