Sunday, February 08, 2009

Announcements for Week Ending February 15, 2009


CASA MARIA WILL MEET THIS FRIDAY at 6 PM in the Parish Center to prepare sack lunches. Your help is greatly needed – the volunteers can always use a few “eggstra” hands and shelled hard boiled eggs. Bring a friend and join us to help with this good work. Please bring a cardboard box with you. We need boxes to transport the lunches to Casa Maria.

KNITTERS, QUILTERS AND CROCHETTERS ARE INVITED to gather with your craft this Saturday at 11:00 AM in the Parish Center. Bring a sack lunch and join us – you may make a new friend!

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.

Barnabas – Friendship Fellowship Luncheon - Mark your calendar for Monday, February 16th at 11:30 AM in the Parish Center. The lunch will catered by “JOY”. The cost is only $10.00. Won’t you join us for good food, good friends and great fellowship?
Sign-up sheets in the back of church.

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.

LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY - MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 beginning with evening prayer at 6 PM followed by Lectionary Bible Study at 6:30 pm. Join us for lively discussion and study of the next Sunday’s readings. Facilitated by Peter Schmidt. The group will meet each Wednesday for evening prayer and bible study. The Bible Study will take Place in the Parish Center. Everyone is invited and urged to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Shrove Tuesday Pancakes - Mark another date: 6 PM Tuesday, February 24. Prepare for Lent with a big meal of pancakes and all the trimmings. Donations of syrup, butter and sausage are welcome. “Pancake flippers” and other support are encouraged. Questions: call Al DeAugustine.

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.

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

LAST CALL FOR EPIPHANY GIFTS FOR PRIMAVERA - The response for donations has been wonderful. Our treasure chest is still 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 today (Sunday, February 8th).

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.

Photo of the Week

Making sandwiches for Casa Maria, August 2008.
Photo by Sue Peyron.

See more of Sue's photos on the St. Michael's Arts blog. Reminder: if you use or repost any of the photos from these sites, please credit the photographer. Thanks!