Monday, February 02, 2009

Announcements for Week Ending February 8, 2009


The Messenger newsletter is now available online! Click here for the February issue. COPY DUE DATE for the MARCH issue is Wednesday, February 18th. Please submit your article to or bring it to the church office.

Mark the date: Saturday, March 7th – 8:00 am to 3:30 pm for the Annual Episcopal Diocese of Arizona’s 2009 Ministry Fair. This year the Ministry Fair is larger than ever. Due to this expansion, the Ministry Fair will be held at Washington High School in north central Phoenix close to the freeway. There are a record numbers of offerings including everything from workshops for new Vestry members, to the latest proven techniques for youth work and stewardship. The deadline for registration is no later than February 10th. (There is childcare for children of the participants but does require pre-registration) Brochures and registration forms are available in the Church office.

Congratulations to the newly elected members of St. Michael and All Angels
Vestry. Debbie D’Amore was appointed Senior Warden. Janet Berry, Al DeAugustine, Michael Leeming and Lisa Sharp were elected vestry members. Proscovia King, Steve Larsen. Paulette O’Malley, Les Stephens and Alex Wright were elected as delegates to the Diocesan Convention.

Our sincere gratitude to the members of the Vestry who have served their respective terms: Peter Schmidt, Ron Edwards, Joyce Tracy and Diane Vail. We thank you for giving of your time and talents for the betterment of St. Michael and All Angels Parish.

DIOCESAN PROGRAM GROUPS - If you did not get a chance to sign up for a diocesan program group last Sunday, there is still time. The information sheets are available in the back of the church. Please read and complete the blue form. Deposit the form in the “pine box” labeled “Diocesan Program Groups. For more information please contact Fr. Smith or Julia Taylor.

Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
We have Valentine's
Candy for you!

We have extra boxes of Angel Food candy. How about treating someone with St. Michael’s angel food on Valentine’s Day? Candy is available in the church office for only $12.00 a box.

You are invited to
St. Michael's 5th annual

Valentine's Day Dinner
Saturday, February 14
6 PM - Parish Center

Suggested donation
$10/per person.


Zuppa - Minestrone
Insalata - Mixed Greens
Platto Principale - Penne San Miguel
Dessert - Special Treat
Bevanda - Vino, Caffe, Acqua

Mark your calendar for the upcoming Valentine Dinner. Make your reservation by filling in the Valentine Dinner Menu card (with the Heart of St. Michael’s info), and place in the collection basket or bring it to the church office no later than Monday, February 9.

St. Michael's has a Facebook group! If you or a loved one is on Facebook, please consider joining. Help us connect with the next generation of St. Michael's parishioners!

Opportunities for Giving

Casa Maria Schedule 2009

Come help us prepare meals for Casa Maria.
All dates are Friday evenings.
February 13
March 13
April 10
May 8
June 5
July 3
July 31
August 28
September 25
October 23
November 20
December 18

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.

Parish Life is Growing -
When Will We See You?

PLEASE NOTE the date of the Bowling at Camino Seco Lanes has been changed to Friday, February 27th at 6:30 PM. Join us for great fun and fellowship. Get to know your fellow parishioners. Sign up sheet in the back of church.