Monday, February 16, 2009

Announcements for Week Ending February 22, 2009


Episcopal Church Women - St. Michael’s E.C.W. will meet Wednesday, February 18th beginning at 10:30 AM in the Parish Center. All women are invited and are urged to attend.

The Messenger newsletter is now available online! Click here for the February issue. COPY DUE DATE for the MARCH issue is this 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!

Keep up with the parish and Fr. Smith on Sign-up and then “follow” Fr. Smith (wa7iic) and the activities of our parish (smallangels). Or just watch the twitter feed on the sidebar of this very page! Feel connected, involved, and able to pray for the ministry of our parish in real time. Check it out!

Opportunities for Giving

SAT. Feb. 21, 9 a.m. -- Social Action Committee meets over coffee in the Parish Center, following the 8:30 a.m. Mass. Everyone is welcome, with a voice and, if needed, a vote. Father Harnsberger will report on the recent "Border Issues" clergy retreat led by Fr. Seth Polley that looked at conditions on both sides of the border in Cochise County. We'll also continue to plan for Lenten activities, look at Diocesan "Program Groups," and begin to discuss how we can best serve in this time of economic insecurity. Agenda items: Peggy Van Norman,, 721-8559.

SUN. Feb 22, 3-4:45 p.m. -- St. Michael's Guatemala Project holds a preliminary information meeting for people interested in joining the Project's summer teams to work alongside Mayan health workers in rural Guatemala. Woods Library meeting room, 3455 N. First Avenue. It would be WONDERFUL to have Parish representation again this year. Please join us at the meeting. Ila Abernathy, 623-3063,

MON. Feb 23, 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. -- Latin America Network hosts Border Patrol Agent Albert Fresquez, who will talk about work in the Tucson Sector – visual presentation, discussion, questions. Expect to hear about BP training, 2008 data, personal experiences, etc. St. Michael's Ila Abernathy facilitates. Everyone welcome. Light refreshments. Ward VI Council Office, 3202 E. 1st St, Community Meeting Room / Gallery. – enter through rear door.

St. Michael’s will co-host TIHAN’s (Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network) POZ Café on Thursday March 19. Volunteers are needed for preparing and serving the meal that day (8:30 am – 2:30 pm). We will also be collecting toiletries for distribution to TIHAN clients who are unable to work.

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

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.