May 20, 2018


                              Today at St. Michael's


9:30 a.m. -  "Godly Play" (Note: This is the last class until September)

10:00 a.m. –  Holy Eucharist (Rite II) with Sermon

11:15 a.m. -  Potluck Lunch

11:30 a.m. - Bishop's Committee meeting



  • Would you like additional information on activities at St. Michael’s? Ask the greeters for a guest card, fill out the card with your contact information and place the card in the offering plate, give it to a greeter, or to Fr. Stowell. 

  • Anyone wishing to place an announcement in the Sunday bulletin should email a notice to Cindy Bohnas by noon on Saturday at 
  • Contributions placed in the container at the coffee hour support the kitchen improvement fund. Would you consider making a thank offering for your coffee? 



The Easter Season continues for fifty days until the Day of Pentecost (May 20) and includes Ascension Day (May 10). The Season used to end on Ascension Day and was known as “the greater forty days,” to distinguish it from the forty days of Lent. Following renewed liturgical scholarship, the 1979 Prayer Book extended the Season for another ten days until Pentecost. The liturgical color of the Season is white.



The Rev. Dr. Robert Flaherty will be assisting us on most Sundays having been approved by Bishop Kirk Smith.  

PRAYER LIST: If you would like someone added to the prayer list, email Cindy Bohnas ( or hand her a slip of paper at church. 



May 27:  Trinity Sunday

May 28:  Parish office closed (Memorial Day)




 Dr. Flaherty will return next week.  We wish both Sandy and Bob a relaxing and refreshing time!

Today is the Day of Pentecost, occurring 50 days after Easter, and marking the gift of the Holy Spirit bestowed on the disciples. Pentecost is often referred to as “the birthday of the Church.” Everyone has been asked to wear an article of red clothing to church, symbolizing the tongues of fire which descended on the heads of the disciples.

We will read the Gospel for the Day of Pentecost (John 20:19-23) in different languages, recreating the effect of the first Pentecost, when those assembled spoke in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. The liturgical color of the day is red.

Adult Education.  Beginning next Sunday (May 27), Father Stowell will present a three-part DVD series during coffee hour in Harte Hall on the history of the Anglican Church. The series will be narrated by actor Michael York, and each segment should last about one-half hour.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry delivered the homily yesterday at the Royal Wedding in Windsor Castle, England.
Next Sunday (May 27) is Trinity Sunday. Trinity Sunday marks our recognition of the theological doctrine of God as Three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It does not commemorate an historical event.  This year there will be 26 Sundays after Pentecost, Trinity Sunday being the first. The next season, Advent, will begin on December 2nd.

 The Thrift Shop is closed as of April 28 and will reopen in October. We thank all who worked hard to staff the Thrift Shop every Saturday, and all who purchased items to make it so successful.  

Copies of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Easter sermon are available in the Narthex this morning.

Many thanks to the Arizona Commercial Sign Company for installing two new St. Michael’s Church signs on Vah Ki Inn Road. The signs were funded by the Women of St. Michael’s.

Community Garden. ‚ÄčInterested in planting a garden this year? Plots are available at the St. Michael’s Community Garden. See Eldon Grimes for more information.

Food Pantry. We are currently operating a local food pantry at St. Michael’s for the benefit of serving people who stop by in need of food during the week. Parishioners are asked to bring canned goods which will be stored in the kitchen pantry. Items may be left in the Narthex. The Pantry is coordinated by Kim Bartlett.  

Frozen Casseroles - Using the small freezer in the kitchen, we are now accepting casseroles from parishioners and freezing them for future distribution for people who have just come home from the hospital, or who have experienced a death in the family, etc. Please consider donating a casserole to be stored in our freezer. Casseroles should be labeled for content, number of servings, and heating instructions. 

Prayer List: If you would like someone added to the prayer list, email Cindy Bohnas ( or place a blue Prayer Request form in the black box located in the Narthex.

Scholarship assistance is available for the Diocesan Summer Camp at Chapel Rock (Prescott, AZ)  for the 2018 season. Please contact Fr. Stowell to fill out the appropriate forms if you are interested. St. Michael’s also has limited funds for this purpose. 

There are Al-Anon meetings held on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in Harte Hall.  For questions, contact Tamra Schuler at 480/290-0777.

Calling all knitters and crocheters on Wednesdays  at 10:00 a.m. to be a part of the new Prayer Shawl Group at the church.  Penny Baker will be facilitating the group.  Bring your yarn, patterns and needles. Contact Penny Baker.