Sunday, November 16, 2008

Announcements for Week Ending November 23, 2008


Thanksgiving Mass and Meal - The holidays are rapidly approaching. Save the date! A special 10:30 am Thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated and a communal meal to follow in the parish center on Thursday November 27th. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, beverages and friendship and fellowship will be provided. Just bring a side dish or dessert to share! Sign-up sheets at the back of church.

NOVEL THEOLOGY - The next meeting of our book club, Novel Theology, is on Thursday December 4th at 6:30 pm. We are reading March, a story of the civil war written by Geraldine Brooks. Our gathering will be held at Sally Creswell’s house. Books and study guides are provided! We welcome newcomers. Join us for lively discussion and good company. Call Lynette Emory for your materials and more information. (745-2892)

EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN - St. Michael’s ECW will meet this Wednesday, November 19th beginning at 10:30 AM in the Parish Center. All women are invited and encouraged to attend.

St. Michael’s Angel Food - It’s time again for St. Michael’s Angel Food. Remember an angel you love this coming Christmas holiday with the best coconut macadamia toffee you have ever tasted. Orders can still be taken!

TAIZE PRAYER SERVICE - Taize Ecumenical Prayer Evenings continue at 7 PM on First Friday’s at Our Mother of Sorrows Parish, 1800 S. Kolb Road. The prayer service is for reconciliation, healing and unity among Christians. Congregants from many churches in the city make up the Taize-style prayer community over these past few months. The Taize-style prayer services brings about a unique gift of spiritual ecumenism. The next Taize prayer service is Friday December 5th at 7 PM.

HOLIDAY GREENS - St. Michael’s Angels Parent Organization is excited to announce their annual Holiday Evergreen Fundraiser. Brochures and order blanks are in the back of church. Simply complete the form and return it to the church office with payment. Please know that $10 – $12.00 per wreath comes back to St. Michael’s Day School!

Just a friendly reminder – Altar Guild dues are payable now through December!

“FRIENDSHIP-FELLOWSHIP” LUNCHEON - We are inviting everyone to a “Friendship-Fellowship” Luncheon on the third Monday of every month from September to May in the Parish Center. We will always be here for you. Please join us for a catered luncheon by “Joy”. The cost is only $10.00 and does require a reservation. Sign-up sheets are located in the back of church. Won’t you mark your calendars and join us for a relaxed hour or two. Bring a friend!
Next luncheon is this Monday November 17 at 11:30 am.

St. Michael’s Advent International Bazaar
Saturday December 6 ~ 5 – 8 PM
Opening Reception & Sale.
Sunday December 7 ~ 9 AM – 3 PM
All participating groups.

Gifts, Food and Music

Opportunities for Giving

CASA MARIA will meet Friday November 21 at 6 pm. in the Parish Center to prepare 500 sack lunches for the homeless and needy, in a dark season when need is increasing. Just bring 2 dozen boiled, shelled eggs, friends to make for light work and empty boxes for hauling the completed lunches. Join them for fellowship and to help with this good work.

It’s time for Fr. Smith’s “shoe box” charity project. Shoe boxes are still available this weekend at the back of church with a list inside with suggestions of what is needed to fill them. Just fill and wrap the boxes (the top lid wrapped and separated from the box) and return to the church office no later than Tuesday, December 2, 2008.

SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE - Social Action Committee has changed its meeting to THIRD SATURDAY of each month at 9 AM. (following the 8:30 am Saturday Mass) Please join us Saturday November 22 in the Parish Center, over coffee (provided) and accompaniments (bring anything you like, or nothing - - but come.) Agenda includes priorities for end-of-year donations from Social Concerns funds, discussion re- nominations for Vestry and Diocesan Convention. This is an open committee. Anyone who attends has a voice and a vote. Please join us and strengthen the process. Additional agenda items, contact Peggy Van Norman.

Parish Life is Growing -
When Will We See You?

Walk through Winterhaven – Friday December 19 – Meet at MacArthurs after for hot drinks and cookies.

Mark Your Calendar! Gaslight Theater - Sunday February 8th at 3 PM. Sign up begins January 4, 2009.