Saturday, October 10, 2015

Announcements for Weeks Ending 10/17 and 10/24/2015

Only one mass will be held on Sunday, October 11th so we may all celebrate Episcopal School Sunday together. St. Michael’s students will be serving at Mass and offering musical additions to the Mass.

Following Mass, join us for a delicious pancake breakfast in the Parish Center, prepared by our boy scouts, under the direction of Byron Brandon. Generous donations are gratefully accepted!


St. Michael’s Church and School will be closed from noon Wednesday, October 14th through Sunday, October 18th , so that the church can be fumigated for dry wood termites. For everyone’s safety, the entire property will be closed off during this time to everyone except the exterminators. St. Michael’s Church and School will re-open Monday, October 19th at the regular time.

Certain items will need to be removed from the property before fumigation, including foods not in cans, the Blessed Sacrament etc. We will be forming a work party after the pancake breakfast on Sunday, October 11th to accomplish this. Volunteers welcome!

Attention Choir Members: Rehearsal scheduled for 7 pm, October 15th will take place at Christ Methodist Church located at 5th and Craycroft.

There will be NO Casa Maria sandwich making this month. Instead a cash donation will be made from our meals program. Cash donations are needed to replenish the meals program account so we may continue to stock the food pantry as well. The pantry is also in need of your non-perishable food donations.

Salutations from your Nominating Committee!
We have a special mission for all parishioners should you choose to accept it....

As you probably already know, there will be no Sunday services on October 18 due to the termite fumigation. So we are asking everyone to attend one of our sister Episcopal parishes here in Tucson.
For the assignment, each family or person should write down one positive aspect experienced or observed in the church visited on a 3x5 card provided by us this Sunday, October 11.  Please provide the name of the church you attend as the heading on your card.

You will find these 3x5 cards in the pews and at the back of the church. We will have a marked basket at the back of the church designated for the collection of the completed cards on Sunday, October 25.

Your help with this mission will be greatly appreciated

ECW/Women's Ministry
The ECW/Wm meeting will be on Wednesday, October 10:30 am in the Parish Center. All women of the church are invited to attend. We will be making plans for our  Bake/casserole Sale on Sunday, October 25th after all the Masses. Mark your calendar.

Angel Food Candy Making
Mark your calendars!  We need YOUR help!  We will be making Angel Food Candy beginning Monday, November 1st  through Friday morning, November 6th.  On Monday we will need crews for dipping and patting, and for opening boxes, and setting up the packing stations.  The rest of the week, will need crews for dipping and packing.  Please help if you can, even if only for a few hours one day.  New angel food makers are particularly welcome.  We will teach you what to do!  If you have questions, please see Peter Schmidt, Dorothy Cameron, Pat Miller or Sherry Terrell. Sign-up sheets available in the back of church. Help also needed for set-up on October 30 and 31st .

Just Coffee's "Taste of Chiapas" fundraiser
Friday, October 16, Just Coffee's "Taste of Chiapas" fundraiser with food, entertainment, and a great cause, 6 to 8 p.m. St. Mark's Presbyterian, 3809 E. 3rd (just S. of Alvernon, parking entry from 2nd Street). Tickets on sale TODAY, $20 each, courtesy of Social Action Committee.

One Just Coffee goal:  Get a coffee shop and meeting place up and running in Agua Prieta, "to help combat the drug traders that are recruiting youth in the use and distribution network of illegal drugs in Agua Prieta."  Estimated need: $80,000, which includes one year's salary support for the workers.
No $$ today?  Call or e-mail Ila Abernathy.  Just Coffee wants a count by October 12 if possible.

The Advent International Bazaar - Planning Committee
The International Bazaar Committee will meet October 25 at 9:00 am in the Womble Library.  This is an important planning meeting.