Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Casa Maria, AIDS Walk and Other Announcements

Friday SEPT. 23rd Casa Maria sandwich making. FAMILY FUN with a purpose!!!
Kitchen opens at 5pm, come anytime after that! Please bring 1 OR 2 dozen peeled eggs.

Egg buying tip!! Costco now has cooked and peeled eggs, 2 dozen for $3.99…
…in the deli area coolers, an east facing end cap.

We need medium sized boxes for transporting the lunches. Fruit boxes from Costco or banana boxes are ideal. BYRON will deliver the sandwiches** (Thanks to MAURICE for August!)

COME join us! MEET eighth grade students!



AIDS Walk 2011 - a Reminder
The St. Michael's team has raised $100. Can you help our walkers reach the goal of $250??

The mission of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) is to create and sustain a healthier community through a compassionate, comprehensive response to HIV/AIDS.

My participation in AIDSWALK means I will be joining thousands of friends, families, and community members to walk in support of those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS or in memory of loved ones lost to HIV/AIDS. AIDSWALK benefits the programs and services of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF). Many thanks for your support and please forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate!
---Jon Rinnander, Walking with St Michael and All Angels


Chapel Rock to Host 
“Christmas in the Pines”
Chapel Rock, the Episcopal Camp and Conference Center in Prescott, invites everyone to “Christmas in the Pines,” an Advent retreat for individuals and families scheduled for December 2-4, 2011.

Both adults and children will enjoy learning new ways to prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ birth among the pines and boulders of Chapel Rock. There will also be time devoted to relaxation and fellowship. On Saturday night, we will trek to downtown Prescott to take part in the Courthouse Lighting festivities. From local school children singing carols on the Courthouse steps to the retelling of the Christmas story, it is a scene right out of a Frank Capra movie. The grand finale takes place when all of the lights come on at once, heralding the beginning of the holiday season in “Arizona’s Christmas City!”

Both hotel style and bunk house lodgings are available, and special rates are in effect so that as many folks can come as possible. Registration materials, including descriptions of the lodging options and fees are available on the Chapel Rock website, www.chapelrock.net. All lodging will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Please join us to make this a new holiday tradition in your family! You can call Chapel Rock toll free at 877-445-3499 for more information.

Other Announcements

ECW (Episcopal Church Women) will begin their monthly meetings THIS Wednesday, September 21 at 10:30 AM in the Parish Center. A “Pot Luck” luncheon will follow the meeting. All ladies of the parish are considered members of ECW and are urged to attend. Join us for warm fellowship and good food. Sign-up sheets are located in the back of church. All are welcome!

Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS ~ Wednesday, September 21 from 1 to 5PM, Volunteer Orientation (held at Water of Life MCC church), cost $17. See Jon Rinnander for further details about this event or call TIHAN at 299-6647.

All women of the Diocese of Arizona are invited to come celebrate 140 years of Women’s Ministries in the USA at Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix. The celebration will take place Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM. The program: Native Spirituality and Christianity in the 21st Century. Price is $12 and $15 at the door. Register by September 24th. Sign-up sheets in back of church.

The Patronal Feast of Michaelmas will be celebrated with one Mass at 9:30 AM on Sunday, September 25th. A “Festive Brunch” will follow in the Parish Center. All are welcome to join the celebration.

Thank you for remembering St. Michael’s in your will.