Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Announcements for Weeks Ending January 4 and 11, 2009


All of us St. Michael’s wish to express our gratitude
to everyone for the beautiful Christmas liturgy,
to those who decorated the church, the choir,
the director, the instrumentalists and all who helped
us welcome the Christ child with great joy and beauty.

FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY – TUESDAY JANUARY 6 – MASS AT 6:00 P.M. Join us for a “Pot Luck” Dinner immediately following Mass. Bring your favorite dish to share. Beverages provided. For dessert – our famous “Epiphany Cake” with “dime for wealth”, “ring for love” and “thimble for good works” all hidden with in the cake. The person who finds the “thimble” receives the honor of baking the Epiphany cake at next year's celebration.

St. Michael and All Angels Church
and Parish Day School
wish each and every one
a very blessed and peaceful
New Year.

NOVEL THEOLOGY - The next meeting of our book club, Novel Theology, is at the home of Lynette Emory at 6:30 PM on Thursday, January 8, 2009.The book discussed is Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi. 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.

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 - There are only a few boxes of Angel Food Candy remaining. 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 meet January 10, 2009.

Opportunities for Giving

EPIPHANY GIFTS FOR PRIMAVERA - our treasure chest is now available for those who would like to donate warm clothing, new socks and underwear, blankets, and sleeping bags to help homeless men, women, and families throughout this winter season. Toiletries are also needed. The Primavera chest will be available through Sunday, February 15.

TAX CREDIT REMINDER – 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 at 722-8478, extension 213, at St. Michael’s School

Parish Life is Growing -
When Will We See You?

Mark Your Calendar! Gaslight Theater - Sunday February 8th at 3 PM. Sign up now: only 12 tickets remain, 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!

Before the music starts on Christmas Eve.

Last minute consultations

"Backstage" preparations

Between the celebrations.

Photos by Karen Funk Blocher. Reminder: if you use or repost any of my photos elsewhere, please list me as the photographer. Thanks!