Friday, July 20, 2012

Announcements for Week ending July 28th

St. Michael’s Sunday School of Theology continues Sundays at 9 AM in the Womble Library. Right now we are watching Jesus and the Gospels, a series of lectures of DVD by Prof. Luke Timothy Johnson a former Benedictine monk and former teacher at Yale Divinity School. The course places the writing of the Gospels in the literary, religious, cultural and historical context of first century Palestine and the Greco-Roman world. All are welcome to watch these videos and join in the lively discussions that follow.

St. Michael’s Contemplative Prayer Group is organizing to begin again on Saturday, September 8. We will meet 9:30 – 11:00 am each Saturday in Our Lady of The Desert House of Prayer, north of the church. Parking is on the west side of the house. Come join the group and learn about Christian meditation and enjoy a short social time together. You will find it relaxing, peaceful and rewarding.

 √ Come celebrate midsummer on July 25, 2012 at 6:30 PM in the Parish Center, with our Bookkeeper’s Bash Midsummer Meal! Help our bookkeeper, Karen Blocher, celebrate her first year and hundred-plus pounds lost on her diet and exercise program. The Midsummer Meal will feature lean meat, grilled vegetables, a special salad and fruit for dessert, prepared by Chef Andy Bruno. Suggested donation is $12.50. Any money left over goes to “Faith Promise” to help with the church’s day-to-day expenses.

 √ TIHAN’S NEXT VOLUNTEER Orientation will take place Wednesday, July 25th at Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (2331 East Adams, near Speedway and Tucson Blvd.) TIHAN’S Volunteer Orientation is a great way to learn more about HIV/AIDS, TIHAN and our current volunteer opportunities, and how you can help make a difference in our community. It is also your first step to becoming a volunteer with TIHAN. The cost of the orientation is $17 per person (scholarships are available). If you are interested in attending or if you would like more information, please contact us at 299-6647 or To download a Volunteer Application Packet, click on “Volunteer.”

 √ The summer is hot and the need is great. St. Michael’s Food Pantry is running low on: peanut butter, juices, fruit, tuna fish, pork & beans and cereal. We continue to be grateful for your generous donations to the pantry for those less fortunate. Donate only if your circumstances will allow. Thank You for your continued generosity.