Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Announcements for Week Ending March 7, 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 March issue. COPY DUE DATE for the APRIL issue is Wednesday, March 18th. Please submit your article to or bring it to the church office.

LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY - Lectionary Readings Study will meet this Wednesday, March 4th beginning with Evening Prayer at 6 pm followed the Lectionary Readings Study at 6:30 pm in the Parish Center. 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 lectionary study. Everyone is invited and urged to attend this Lenten Opportunity. Refreshments will be served.

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.

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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).

St. Michael’s is collecting toiletries for TIHAN clients who are unable to work. These toiletries may include shampoo, toothpaste, brushes and floss, shaving cream, band-aids, deodorant, disposable razors, skin lotions and sunscreen. Please leave your donations in the box in the back of church. We thank you for your generosity for this worthy endeavor.

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!