Saturday, May 14, 2016

Announcements for Week Ending 5/21/16

The Wednesday Adult Education Class is beginning a new topic. We  are using Professor Charles Mathewes’ lecture course entitled “Why Evil Exists.”  Prof. Mathewes, a professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia (and an Episcopalian) discusses approaches to the problem of evil beginning with ancient Babylonian creation myths through the end of the 20th century.  The class meets Wednesdays at 10 am in the Womble Library.  You are invited to join us.

One of the lodges at Chapel Rock. Photo by KFB.

Wanted!  St. Michael's children for Chapel Rock Summer Camp! St. Michael's families for Family Camp! Check it out online at  The children's and youth camps run monthly during the month of June. Family camp runs July 7-10. Registration ends at the end of May so act soon.The Diocese and our own parish can help with financial assistance.  Please contact our office as well as the Canon for Children's Ministries at (602) 254-0976.

Migrant Sunday May 29:   Sermon, socks, water, pupusas! 
Reverend John Fife, Pastor Emeritus of Southside Presbyterian Church, will preach. Become a good Samaritan by bringing in water...gallon jugs and 24-pack well as new cotton socks. Migrants in the desert need your help as the temperatures begin to climb! The risk of dying from dehydration and from blisters is high. On the same day, the Social Action Committee will organize our annual filling of snack packs for the Samaritan desert walkers' distribution to migrants. And at coffee hour, a Guatemalan family of nine, who fled their home and have applied for political asylum, will sell their home made pupusas. Please come with your appetite and help the Ortega family. 

Taizé Service will be held on Tuesday,  May 17th. You are invited to join us for forty five minutes of prayer, scripture readings and music.  Just a perfect way to spend your early evening time.  Bring a friend!

PARISH LIFE AT THE DAKOTA CAFÉ ~ THURSDAY, MAY 19 AT 6 PM ~ In Trail Dust Town on Tanque Verde on the West side before you reach Kolb.  Sign-up sheets in back of church. All are invited.