Saturday, October 20, 2012

Announcements for Week ending October 28th

**Movie and Pizza Night on Friday, November 2. Pizza at 6PM and movie starts at 6:30. We will be showing “The Straight Story”. It is a true story about an elderly man who travels across Iowa to Wisconsin on a lawnmower-sized tractor to reconcile with his estranged brother. Amazing cinematography and beautiful music, directed by David Lynch. Sign-up sheets in the back of church.

**The course on Calvin has two remaining sessions: October 21 ~ Chapter on prayer and communion and October 28 ~ Chapters 10 and 11 on the critique of Calvin. Adult education meets in the Womble Library at 9 AM on Sunday mornings. All are invited to attend.

**Attention Altar Guild members
Our fall meeting is scheduled this Saturday, October 27, 2012.The meeting will be from 10:00am to 11:00am, followed by a catered lunch lasting from 11:00am to 1:00pm. A signup sheet is located in the back of the church. please sign up TODAY so we may have an accurate head count for the luncheon. There is no cost for the meal, but we will be collecting yearly dues at that time which are $15.00. We look forward to seeing you.

**Business of God in Luncheon: Thursday, November 8, 11:30 AM in the Parish Center.
Church Divinity School of the Pacific is committed to being a resource for lay leaders and clergy. As part of this effort, the Business of God luncheon series returns to Arizona on Thursday, November 8th with an extraordinary guest, the Very Rev. W. Mark Richardson, Ph.D., President and Dean of CDSP, speaking on “The Future of Theological Education: Wine in Many Wineskins.”
All are invited. The fee for the luncheon is $15 by cash or by check made payable to Andy Bruno. (payable at the church office or at the door) Reservation sheets are located at the back of the church and must be made by November 4.

**Next Sunday, October 28th
Annual Fowler Fund Appeal Sunday.
It is the one Sunday each year where the Social Action white collection envelopes support St. Michael’s Fowler Fund, This fund honors the memory and works of St. Michael’s former rector through your contribution to either the Fowler Expendable Fund, or the Fowler Permanent Endowment. Please plan ahead, and consider making a special donation next week to support needs in our community by donating to the Fowler Funds. You will find an insert in next week’s bulletin, which you can place in the white envelope with your contribution, thus directing how you want your donation to be used. Steve Larsen, Fowler Fund Chair, thanks all past donors for their significant generosity, and encourages each parishioner to consider providing a contribution to this year’s Fowler Fund appeal.