Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Announcements for Week Ending February 29, 2009


Fr. Ireland’s Monday Evening Lenten Bible Study - Monday March 2 is the first Bible Study beginning with the book of Genesis and is immediately following the 5:30 PM Mass. The Bible Study will continue on the Mondays thru Lent and will take place in the Parish Center and will include a light supper. All are Welcome.

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

LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY - There will be no LECTIONARY STUDY on Ash Wednesday. The study will resume on Wednesday March 4th beginning with evening prayer at 6 PM followed by Lectionary Readings 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 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 this 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 was February 10th, but late entries may be possible if you act now. (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!

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Opportunities for Giving

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.

St. Michael’s school is looking for volunteers to help with lunch and playground duties, particularly on Mondays and Tuesdays. Assisting with lunch takes place from 11:30am to 12:30pm and simply involves hand out or serving food to the children. Playground supervision extends to 1 pm and requires keeping an eye on the children in the park behind the school. Volunteers may serve in pairs or alternate sharing a position if that is easier. Both positions provide a chance to get to know the wonderful children at our Parish School!

Parish Life is Growing -
When Will We See You?

Bowling at Camino Seco Lanes is this 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.