Thursday, August 06, 2009

St. Michael's Happenings (from The Messenger)

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St. Michael’s Happenings

St. Margaret’s Altar Guild
The Altar Guild is a very rewarding way to show your devotion to God and our parish. It is beneficial to the whole parish to have and maintain an active and dedicated Altar Guild. The next meeting will be held in September (watch the service bulletin for details). There are two important meetings held every spring and fall. New members of any gender are always welcome!

Casa Maria Soup Kitchen
Interested in spending 2 hours in a group setting preparing sack lunches for 500 of Tucson’s people in need? Many hands are needed for this worthwhile cause. Meet in the Parish Center on scheduled Fridays at 6:00 p.m. Dates for the remainder of 2009 are: August 28, September 25, October 23, November 20, and December 18.

St. Teresa’s ECW (Episcopal Church Women)
ECW is an organization formed for all the women mem bers of St. Michael’s. The ECW women are involved in many fun activities and worthy projects. Meetings are typically held the third Wednesday of the month, starting at 10:30 am, from September through June. Each meeting will host a guest speaker from the Tucson community. The 2009-2010 kickoff meeting will be held Wednesday, September 16, is a pot-luck luncheon with a free door prize to be given away to the attending lucky person. Sign-up sheet will be located in the back of the church; bring a friend — make new friends. Dates for the remainder of 2009 are: September 16, October 21, November 18, and December 16.

Fellowship Luncheon
Consider joining a group of delightful company and conversation, plus a delicious lunch catered by EnJoy Catering, the fourth Monday of the month starting at 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Center. Cost is only $10 per person. Sign-up sheets are located in the back of the church. Dates for the remainder of 2009 are: August 24, September 28, October 26, November 23, and December 28.

Lectionary Study
You are invited to study the Lectionary every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. Peter Schmidt leads this study using the Synthesis CE—a Lectionary Study Guide in the Episcopal tradition—which stimulates discussion and understanding of the Revised Common Lectionary.

Novel Theology Book Club
Become an active bookworm by joining this book club once a month (dates TBA) at one of the book club member’s home. Books are reviewed with stimulating conversation and good company. Books and study guides are provided.

Primavera Shelter Meal
This program serves 120 homeless men the second Sunday of each month. There is always a need for new cooks and occasional backup for the ongoing dedicated and well-organized team (food preparation and responsibilities are divided). Come and join the team! Dates for the remainder of 2009 are: August 9, September 13, October 11, November 15, and December 13.

Quilting, Knitting, and Handwork Group
This crafty group comes together the second Saturday of the month at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish Center. Attendees are requested to bring their project(s) a sack lunch, and a beverage. Dates for the remainder of 2009 are: August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, and December 12.