Friday, May 22, 2015

Transition Update #2 and Pentecost Announcements 2015

Sunday, May 24th is Pentecost Sunday. You are invited to join us in the cool Parish Center after the morning Masses for refreshment and a piece of cake in CELEBRATION ~ DAY OF PENTECOST!

Parish Life Invites you to join us at Old Pueblo Grille, 60 N. Alvernon Way, just north of Broadway, Thursday, May 28th at 6:30 pm.  Join us for good food and fellowship! Entrees start at $10. Sign-up sheets in back of church.

BACKPACKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR “GIFTS OF LOVE” PROGRAM:  We need your help! ICS is collecting school supplies through Monday, July 20, to help children go back to school with the supplies they need. Our families are struggling to provide the basics of food and shelter for their children; paying for school supplies can be a challenge. 

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Transition Updates

from the Vestry of St. Michael and All Angels  
Vestry’s Report on Transition #2
from the Vestry of St. Michael and All Angels
26 May 2015

Bishop Kirk Smith urged the Vestry to inform the entire parish on the state of our transition process as we move forward to provide calm and build trust.

     Our transition begins with thanking Fr. John Smith for his faithful service in the past twenty years. The preparation for the send-off on 28 June, led by Mo. Clare Yarborough, is well underway. If you have not received the information on the send-off, please notify the Parish Office immediately.

      Nomination for the Nominating Committee closed on 10 May. Of the 27 nominees, 19 accepted their nomination. The Vestry has started interviewing them in the hope of selecting 8 plus 2 Vestry members to form the 10-member committee by 14 June. The Nominating Committee’s first task is to listen to your opinions and views on the future of this Parish.

     The Vestry has also met with one candidate for the Interim Rector, and it is in discernment before further actions.

     As the Vestry prayerfully discerns, please say your prayers so not be led into temptation to figure out who the nominees are, and to second-guess the Vestry’s decisions. Succumbing to any temptation is to be delivered to evil, which breaks trust, degrades love and shatters hope.  Keep on praying and let God be our guide.Thank you for your trust.

John Hsieh, Senior Warden
Lisa Sharp, Junior Warden
Jo Leeming, Treasurer
Carolyn Schlager, Clerk
Andy Harris
Reed Karaim
Alec Kennedy
Marjorie King
Chris Lewis
Linda Morrison
Katrina Noble
Todd Vick
Joel Williams

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Announcements for Week ending May 24, 2015

ST. MICHAEL’S NEEDS VOLUNTEERS TO HELP AT THE POZ CAFÉ LUNCH ON THURSDAY, MAY 21 from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at St. Francis in the Foothills (north west corner of Swan and River Road) We thank you for your help in this opportunity of giving and service to those living with HIV and their guests. If you can help serve or provide other support, please find Sign–up Sheets in back of church.

WE NEED YOUR HELP: We are also collecting: bandages, body and hand lotion to take to Poz Café that day. Collection box in back of church. We appreciate your generosity.

The next WM/ECW meeting is on Wed., May 20, in the Parish Center. We will have a speaker, Nancy Bissell from the Primavera Foundation. Following the meeting, we will have lunch at Roma Imports. Transportation is available, and all women in the parish are invited.  Join us for an informative meeting and good food, lively conversation and fellowship!

Our Women's Ministries group is selling teapots. and assorted china in the Parish Center after all Masses.  These are the items we have used for the English Teas in the past. Stop by and browse.  Perhaps you will find something that will bring some additional beauty into your life.

You are invited, May 19th, Taizé service of meditation at 6:30 pm in church. It is a quiet time of scripture readings, music and meditation.

Parish Life Invites you to join us at Old Pueblo Grille, 60 N. Alvernon Way, just north of Broadway, Thursday, May 28th at 6:30 pm.  Entrees start at $10.

And this is today, Sunday, Mar 17:

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Upcoming Events at St. Michael's

MAY 16, SATURDAY ~ 6 PM - PARISH CENTER - GUATEMALA PROJECT TEAM (AND FR. SMITH AND TERRI) SENDOFF. Meal, meet volunteers and the Guatemala Consul, short program, Yoeme (Yaqui) Deer Dance and Blessing songs to conclude.  FREE, though we will ask for donations, any amount.  Think "Goodbye (literally 'God be with you!, Tucson. Hello, Guatemala" (thanks Beatles). Want to help?  Call Ila.*

MAY 17, SUNDAY ~ 3 PM ~ ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH - ARIZONA BAROQUE "MUSIC IN THE SPANISH COURT" CONCERT ~ A fund-rising concert for Arizona Baroque tour to Zaragoza, Spain in August, 2015. (see below)



MAY 21, THURSDAY - POZ CAFÉ- WE ARE COLLECTING: BANDAGES, BODY LOTION TO TAKE TO THE CAFE THAT DAY.  We need your help at the Poz Café Luncheon from 8:30 to 2:30 pm (or any time you can give) Sign up sheets in back of church or call Diane Gunderson-Skates.*

*Phone numbers are available from the church office or the parish directory.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Casa Maria - and Picture Time!

boiled eggCasa Maria Sandwich making is this Friday, May 1st. 
St Michael's Parish Center,  602 N. Wilmot Rd.
Kitchen opens at 5 PM. Come anytime after that!

Please bring one or two dozen hard cooked, peeled eggs. Also please bring medium sized boxes for transporting the lunches. Fruit boxes from Costco or banana boxes are ideal.

MAURICE will deliver the sandwiches. (Thanks to KARL for March!)


Casa Maria is every 4 weeks...
May 1st
May 29th
June 26th
July 24th
Aug 21st
Sept 18th
Oct 16th
Nov 13th
Dec 11th

If you can deliver sandwiches once or twice a year please let us know!

Driving Schedule:
May 1st   Maurice
May 29th  Byron
June 26th  Karl
July 24th   Jill
Aug 21st  Maurice
Sept 18th   Byron
Oct 16th   Karl
Nov 13th   Jill
Dec 11th   Maurice

Casa Maria Team:
Georgiana and Colby Maye, Karl Macomber…  Food Coordinators and purchasing
Robin Donaldson… purchases and delivers the cookies
Carolyn Schlager… purchases and delivers the ham
Pat Miller, Sue Peyron, Robin Donaldson, Jo Leeming… Kitchen Coordinators
Karl Macomber, Jill Coulter, Maruice Wilde, Byron Brandon…Transportation
Pam Stalkfleet…   Lower school Coordinator for Friday afternoon prep (when school is in session).

Parish Directory Update!

Hi, folks!  The time has come to take fresh pictures and update contact info for the Parish Directory.
You can get the current outdated directory at:

The password to open it is AngelMike602.

Karen Blocher will be available to take your photo in the Parish Center after all morning masses this Sunday, May 3rd, and on Sunday, May 10th, and after the 12:30 PM and 5 PM Masses on May 10th only. You may submit your own digital photo if you prefer. Please let us know if you wish to opt out of the photos or the directory.

The updating our directory is is an essential part of our transition process.  Without one, we would be unable to gain everyone's input in our self-study, and sending potential applicants away.

Please plan on taking a few minutes on one of these Sundays to help us with this task. Thanks!