Sunday, December 07, 2008

Announcements for Week Ending December 14, 2008


Stewardship Reminder - Those who have not yet estimated their giving please use the pledge cards and envelopes located at the end of each pew. You may simply drop the completed cards in the collection, mail them or bring them by the parish office. Please remember to pick-up your contribution envelopes in the back of church!

CHRISTMAS - FRIENDSHIP – FELLOWSHIP LUNCHEON will take place Monday December 15th at 11:30 am in the Parish Center. The delicious luncheon will be catered by “JOY” the cost is only $10.00. Sign up sheets are in the back of church or simply call Peggy Speece with your reservation.

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.

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!

The Knitters and Quilters will not meet this month. We’ll see you next year, January 10, 2009.

Opportunities for Giving

St. Michael’s Parishioners – we need your help! There are four weeks remaining to complete your tax credit designation to Arizona Episcopal Schools Foundation. We are asking for all parishioners to take action, get involved and help St. Michael’s School receive those important tax dollars. Every dollar we receive supports assistance for deserving families. More information to come. Questions – Call Lila @ 722-8478 – extension 213 - at St. Michael’s School.

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

Stewardship By The Numbers - Thanks to everyone for doing their faithful best in these difficult times! There are some parishioners out of work—please pray for them. Most are blessed with continued employment or retirement income. Our stewardship is always based on what we receive each month to live on.

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 now: only 25 tickets available, first come first served. Payment is required at sign-up, adults $18.00, children $9.00. Envelopes provided; drop in collection basket!

Photos of the Week!

Aztec Dancers arrive for a performance
at the Advent International Bazaar.

More photos on the St. Michael's Arts page.