Monday, December 01, 2008

Announcements for Week Ending December 6, 2008


Whisperings in Concert
Saturday, December 6th
at 7:00 pm

St. Michael's and All Angels Episcopal Church
602 North Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ 85711

Piano Performances by

Liz Story,
Joseph Akins and
Lisa Downing

Tickets are $20 for Adults
$15 for Seniors and Under 18

Buy Tickets Online
or call the
24/7 Brown Paper Tickets Hotline

at 1-800-838-3006
to order by phone.

St. Michael’s
Advent International Bazaar

Advent International Bazaar angel

Saturday December 6th,

5 PM – 8 PM
Opening Reception & Sale.

Sunday December 7th,
9 AM – 3 PM
All participating groups.

Gifts, Food and Music

E.C.W ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON - will take place on Wednesday, December 10 at 10:30 am in the Parish Center. All women of the parish are invited. Reservations made on the sign-up sheet in the back of church. The cost of the luncheon is $6.00. Won’t you join us? The last day for reservations is no later than Monday, December 8th.

ECW QUILT RAFFLE - The ECW handmade quilt raffle has been moved to the English Tea on Saturday May 9, 2009. This gorgeous quilt may be seen in the church office. Tickets are on sale.

HOLY ROSARY - In honor of the Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (December 8th) please join us for recitation of the Holy Rosary on Saturday December 6th at 7:45 am.

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.

St. Michael’s Angel Food - Don’t forget your “Angel Food” for last minute Christmas gifts in an attractive gift-ready box. This is an affordable means of sharing the fund raising effort by your parishioner volunteers. Just stop by the church office for your Angel Food. Share the goodness and sweetness of St. Michael and All Angels Church!

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!


Food For The Poor wishes to thank you for the welcome you extended to Father Pierce on his recent visit to your parish. On behalf of our less fortunate brothers and sisters of Latin America and the Caribbean, we thank you having shared in their lives. They and you are blessed by your generosity.

In Christ,
The Food For The Poor Family

A HUGE THANK YOU to our volunteers at our St. Michael’s School/Food Pantry last week. We filled our Food Pantry and storage room in less than two hours. A special thank you to Rick and Milt who filled the storage room with the help of students. The ladies (plus Bob) did a wonderful job filling the pantry and guiding the students in the front of the school. Our endeavor was completely successful.

Opportunities for Giving

ANGEL TREE Giving 2008 - Angel Tree tags are now available for pick-up from the Christmas Tree at the back of church. Please be sure to sign the sheet on the usher’s table so that we will know what children’s names have been taken. This year we have 35 children and will also be buying groceries for Christmas baskets for several of the families. I appreciate all the donations you have made in the past for the Angel Tree project. This year I need all the gifts returned to the office or brought to the tree no later than Wednesday, December 17th.

Please remember to include the tags for return if any of the items are the wrong size or color. Most stores will give these when the gift is purchased. For any of you who would like to participate but are unable to shop, let me know and I will be glad to take care of it for you.
May God Bless all of you during this wonderful time of the year. Please call me if you have any questions or have any problems with your gifts. Thanking you in advance for your generosity – Ancelyn Smith

LAST CALL 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.

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.

Parish Life is Growing -
When Will We See You?

Walk through Winterhaven – Friday December 19 – Meet at Bob and Penny MacArthur's (one block north of Kleindale) after the walk for hot drinks and goodies. Sign up sheets are in the back of church.

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

Photo of the Week!

Father Womble is dressed for the occasion.