Thursday, October 04, 2007

Announcements for Week Ending October 7th, 2007


Novel Theology will take place Thursday October 4th at the home of Angela Emerson. The book reviewed is Leaving Church by Barbara Brown. Refreshments and social time will be at 6:30 PM and book discussion follows at 7:00 PM.

The Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis will take place next Sunday, October 7 at the 8:00 and 10:00 AM Masses.

The Barnabas 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, October 8, 2007. Barnabas Group offers encouragement for those who have at sometime experienced a loss. Please call Peggy Speese for reservations at least three days prior to the meeting.

The Parish of St. Michael and All Angels owes a BIG THANK YOU to those who have worked hard in up-dating the Womble Library. Our thanks to Bonnie Edwards and Pat Miller for the curtains, to Alicia Basemann for the chairs and Contance Pascoe for the lovely rugs. The work in the library is not yet completed and we are looking for volunteers to help finish the job

Looking ahead ~ Tucson Chamber Artists, Tucson’s professional choir, presents music “Of Faith and Joy” on Saturday October 27 at 7:30 PM here at St. Michael and All Angels. For ticket information ~ 520-401-2651.

The ECW is raffling off a 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

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. Only one ticket left!

SAVE THE DATE: Social Concerns will be hosting “Sunday Soup Suppers” the first three weeks of Advent (December 2, 9, and 16). The meal will begin at 6 pm and will feature a local speaker addressing Goal 1 (eradicate extreme poverty and hunger) of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31 ~ Plans are being made for a celebration of All Hallows Eve. Details to follow!

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16 ~ Bowling at Camino Seco Lanes ~ 6:30 PM.

PAVAROTTI NIGHT is coming! Celebrate with the food and music of Luciano Pavarotti. Be prepared to wear a colorful chiffon scarf as Pavarotti did. More information as plans are finalized!!

Opportunities for Service and Giving

St. Michael’s is part of an Episcopal fellowship coalition that is building a house for Habitat for Humanity. The purchaser of the house is Margie Rico, who is an employee of one of our parishioners. The sign in front of her house reads “ This house is being built by St. Phillips in the Hills, St. Michael and All Angels and other Episcopal churches.” Please be generous with your donations to Social Concerns today as all donations received will go toward this house. Come to coffee hour this morning and meet Margie.

Sale of memorial bricks for the St. Michael’s Church and Day School Foundation Courtyard is underway. The Courtyard will be a beautiful space for the parish and school to hold a variety of events. Your contribution will help make this dream a reality. Contact the church office for a brochure containing all the details about purchasing a memorial brick.

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 or phone Betty Malody.

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.

WE ARE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS TO HELP DISTRIBUTE FOOD BAGS on 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.

Education For Ministry is a program of study for the laity. Over the course of study, you read a substantial part of the Old Testament and New Testament, acquire a good overview of Church history and have the opportunity to wrestle with major theological questions. The format is self-study with an emphasis on reflection of the readings for the week and how God is working in your life. Anyone who is interested in the class may attend a meeting of the current EFM class on Wednesday, September 26, October 3 or October 17. The class meets in the Womble library at 7:00 pm Wednesdays. Contact Priest Angela if you have any questions.