Monday, February 27, 2012

Scenes from the Signing

Here are some photos from the launch party for Jimmye Hillman's new book, Hogs, Mules, and Yellow Dogs. (Click on the book title for more info, and order your copy using the discount code FLR.) 84 books were sold, and a lovely time was had by all.

From Life at St. Michael and All Angels

The autograph line.

Signing and chatting.

Roast pig.

More to come in the next issue of The Messenger.


Monday, February 13, 2012

Announcements for Week Ending February 19th, 2012


The Heart of St. Michael's Annual Dinner - Join us for a savory gourmet dinner and wine on Tuesday, February 14th, prepared by our own Chef Andy. Just $25 per person. There are a few reservations left. The reservation sheets for the nine tables, with each Host’s name, are located in the back of church. Proceeds go to the “Faith Promise” budget line that helps to serve St. Michael’s ministries.

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) will meet this Wednesday (February 15th) at 10:30 AM in the Parish Center. All women of the Prarish are welcome and urged to attend.

• The February issue of The Messenger is finally here! Click here or on the sidebar for your copy.

• Sunday, February 19 ~ Social Action Committee regular meeting follows 10:15 a.m. Mass. Join us in the Womble Library where everyone has a voice, and if needed, a vote. Meeting begins promptly, 10 minutes after the Postlude ends. Agenda items: Peggy VanNorman, Chair

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Join us for PANCAKES! Donations of sausage, syrup, juice and fruit are graciously accepted. Join us February 21 at 5:30 pm ! Taize Prayer service follows at 6:45 pm. All Welcome!

• Save the date ~ Friday, February 24th ~ Movie and Pizza Night. $5.00 per person for a movie, pizza, friendship and fellowship. The movie The Way starring Emilio Estevez and MartinSheen. Sign-up sheets in back of church.

Attention: Altar Guild Members ~Tuesday, February 21 at 9:00AM, we will be preparing the church for Lent by ironing, changing out linens, etc. We need as much help as possible; if your schedule allows, please come in to assist. Thank you.

Columbarium Flowers ~ the cemetery will be cleared of flowers for the Lenten Season. Mementos will be left in place. You may remove your own flowers or they will be placed in a box for retrieval later.

• February 26 - Jimmye Hillman publication party (reading, book signing, and reception) at St. Michael’s at 4:00 PM. Sponsored by St. Michael’s, the UA Poetry Center and UA Press. Parishioner Jimmye’s book, Hogs, Mules and Yellow Dogs, a memoir about growing up on a Mississippi dirt farm during the Depression, will be on sale at a discount. Save the date!

• Upcoming event at St. Michael’s ~ Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 pm ~ viola recital by Melissa Hamilton, a member of St. Michael’s Chamber Players. Melissa currently performs with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and the Tucson Chamber Artists. A free~will offering may be made at the door.

Sunday Lectionary Bible Study continues twice on Wednesdays – 10:00 AM and 6:30 PM in the Womble Library. All are welcome!

Women’s Bible Study continues each Wednesday at 6:30 PM in the Parish Center. All women are welcome!

Adult Bible Study continues each Sunday at 9 AM in the Womble Library. We are currently studying the history of the New Testament. All are welcome!

Opportunities for Giving

LENTEN OPPORTUNITY: United Thank Offering – Sharing Blessings Everyday
UTO boxes will be distributed this week and at a later date will be collected. Lent is a great opportunity, as well as other times, for self denial, and then giving to others less fortunate. United Thank Offering is the Mission Outreach of the Episcopal Church. Share your blessings daily and fill the box. Please be as generous as your circumstances will allow.

St. Michaels is sponsoring “Poz Café” on the 15th of March. We are collecting toiletries to be handed out at the end of the meal. Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, toothpaste, individually wrapped toilet rolls, etc. None of which may be bought with food stamps. One brown grocery bag filled with donated toiletries is very much appreciated. If you are able to help, there is the gold “treasure chest” in the back of church where you may place your gifts. (Regular or large sizes are preferred.) Donations may also be brought to the parish office. We thank you for your generosity. Call Tish Newell for more information – 514-8182