Monday, August 22, 2011

Get Ready to Go Back to School! (Yes, You!)

St. Michael’s Academy of Theology begins soon! Adult education for the parish will begin on Sunday
September 11. The first book discussed will be Free of Charge by Miroslav Volf of Yale Divinity School. If you plan to attend the three week class, please order your own copy in advance from Amazon or other bookseller. Jon Rinnander will host this class.

This will be followed by a four week introduction to the theology of Madeleine L'Engle, presented by Karen Funk Blocher, and a four week class on The Early Churches, presented by Peter Schmidt. Watch this space for further details!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Announcements for Week Ending August 28th

• DISCorama: this Sunday, August 21st in the Parish Center after all morning services. A sale of CDs and DVDs, mostly classical music and opera, to benefit the Rector’s DISCretionary Fund. Some rock and pop disks included in the sale. All items $5.

• Many thanks to all the cowboys and gals who so generously contributed to the MDA and posting of bail for that rascal “Big Bad John”. Be aware! “Big Bad John” is on probation and out doing random acts of kindness. Be watchful! Contributions can still be made:

boiled eggCASA MARIA volunteers will meet this Friday, August 26th at 6:00 PM, in the Parish Center to prepare sack lunches. Your help is needed - the volunteers can always use a few extra hands and two dozen SHELLED hard-boiled eggs. Join us for fellowship and to help with this good work.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Goodbye to all from Julia

Goodbye to my St. Michael’s family.

Together we have shared sorrow (my husband Bob’s death and funeral) and joy (the baptisms of my grandchildren Joanna and Robby).

Together we have served on the vestry, worked on the English Faire, made Casa Maria egg salad sandwiches and prepared cookies for Primavera.

We have participated in MLK Day marches and traveled to Guatemala. We have bowled, attended the Gaslight Theater and eaten Ethiopian food. We have meditated at the House of Prayer and worshiped at Taize, on elaborate feast days and simple weekday services and every Sunday.

Thank you for letting me be a part of all this.

I am moving to Wisconsin for a new job.

Julia Taylor

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Announcements - Sunday, August 14

• JAIL BIRD – PINNACLE PETE – Thursday, August 18
Check in collection with” MDA” written in memo part of check. OR give online:

• FEAST OF ST. MARY THE VIRGIN. Mass at 6:30 pm – potluck to follow – sign –up in back of church

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Mary Carter ~ Rest In Peace

Mary Carter passed away Saturday evening. May her soul, and the souls of the departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen †

The funeral will take place this Saturday at 10AM with a reception to follow! Please keep Mary’s family in your thoughts and prayers.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Notes from the Parish Office

The August  issue of The Messenger is now available. Click here for your copy.

Parish Life ~ Bowling Night – this Friday, August 5th at Camino Seco Lanes All are invited for lots of fun and good friends!

Stay tuned! St. Michael’s Academy of Theology begins soon! See the September “Messenger” for more info.

You are invited to join with the Society of Mary in the recitation of the Rosary on Saturday, August 13 at 7:45 AM in church.

Monday, August 15 ~ Feast day of St. Mary the Virgin will begin with the celebration of Mass at 6:30 pm followed by a “POT LUCK” dinner in the Parish Center.

Peace and Stay Happy!