Friday, April 29, 2016

Casa Maria, Stewardship University, and Other Announcements

From: Nancy Vernon
Date: Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 1:20 PM
To: "St. Michael's Church"

Dear Parishioners,

Canon Dombeck will bring his nationally recognized Stewardship University to St. Michael's on Saturday, May 7, from 9:30 am to 3:00 PM.

His work is invaluable for leaders and parishioners at the crucial juncture in St. Michael's history - to see stewardship as our giving thanks to God. He creates a strong sense of community in addressing one of the most taboo and emotionally charged topic in our

He deals with the practicalities on how to address stewardship, estate planning and giving people the opportunity to give of their abundance to their church and parish as thanksgiving to God for our abundant life.

We encourage all vestry members, members of the nominating committee and those in leadership positions to attend.

We also highly endorse this high energy and engaging experience as a valuable educational, transformative, spiritual opportunity for all parishioners.

Lunch will be catered by Chef Andy with a suggested donation of $15, which will help defray the cost of food. Your generosity​ is greatly appreciated.


John Hsieh, Senior Warden

RIchard Mallory, Interim Rector


Casa Maria sandwich making is tonight, Friday, April 29th in the Smith Parish Center. The kitchen opens at 5 PM; come anytime after that! Please bring 1 or 2 dozen hard cooked, peeled eggs.

Please bring medium sized boxes for transporting the lunches. Fruit boxes from Costco or banana boxes are ideal. BYRON will deliver the sandwiches. (Thanks to KARL for April First!)

Casa Maria is every 4 weeks...
April 29th
May 27th
June 24th
July 22
Aug 19th
Sept 16th
Oct 14th
Nov 11th
Dec 9th
Jan 6th 2017


Attention All Altar Guild members. St. Margaret’s Altar Guild will meet on Saturday, May 14th at 10 AM.  Please make plans to attend this important meeting.  To who may have wondered just how the Altar Guild serves St. Michael’s, or perhaps you have even thought you might want to help in some way, you are invited to attend this meeting. Light refreshments will be served.

Last year's "Meals from Mom" drive was a big success!

The “Meals from Mom” food drive began last weekend. Celebrate Mother’s Day this year by donating a bag of groceries for the needy in honor of, or in memory of your mother.  Remember to get your grocery bag from in back of church or from an usher. Return the filled bag on Mother’s Day ~ May 8th or sooner. P.S. we are completely out of Mac and Cheese and a local grocer has peanut butter on sale!

Our Ministry Portfolio is in the Bishop’s Office

Thanks to the Nominating Committee (NC), chaired by Ohia Hodges, for passing a significant milestone in submitting our Ministry Portfolio  to Mo. Megan Traquair, Canon of the Ordinary. The document is based on the inputs the NC collected from all of you on your discoveries and dreams for our future, and was approved by the Vestry. The Bishop’s Office will post this document for all potential aspirants for being our new Rector to see. Please thank the NC for their past hard work and for their willingness to face the coming intense challenges to produce three candidates for the Vestry to choose the best new Rector for us! Please keep on praying!

The portfolio is also on our website.

Just a reminder to E.C.W. members.~ We are in the process of producing a new and current St. Michael’s E.C.W. directory. To be included in the directory, please make sure your dues are paid. We thank you for your kind attention in this matter.

Sunday, May 15th, The Day of Pentecost is the day to return your “United Thank Offering” gift. Your gift may be either a check or your container of change saved.
Extra envelopes are located on the ushers table in the back of church.


Episcopal schools throughout the USA have a tradition of excellence in education in a setting that promotes diversity, academics, and spiritual growth.  If you have or know children who will be in grades K-8 in the coming year, it’s not too late to come by and tour St. Michael's School located at 602 N. Wilmot.  We are here to provide potential parents with information about how a balanced Episcopal school education is the right match for so many of our children.  For more information please contact Paul Pierce, Director of Admissions, at 722-8478 ext 259, or email:

Taizé Service is this Tuesday, May 3rd at 6:45 pm. You are invited to join us and bring a friend. You will be glad you did.