THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

January 20, 2019

 

                              Today at St. Michael's

 9:30 a.m. - " Godly Play"

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

11:15 a.m. -  Potluck lunch in Harte Hall

 

  

  • 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 krazykitties82@gmail.com 
  • 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 Rev. Dr. Robert Flaherty is 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 (krazykitties82@gmail.com) or hand her a slip of paper at church. 

 

JANUARY EVENTS:

January 27.:  Annual Meeting at 11:15 a.m.

 

 PARISH NOTES   

 

We welcome to St. Michael’s this morning our Diocesan bishop, the Right Rev. Kirk S. Smith, and Bishop-elect Jennifer Reddall.  Bishop Smith was ordained in 1980 , and served parishes in Connecticut and Los Angeles before being elected the fifth Bishop of Arizona in 2004. He will officially retire when Bishop-elect Jennifer Reddall is consecrated on March 9th, at the Church of the Nations on Central; Avenue in Phoenix. Jennifer was elected to be our sixth bishop at a special convention in Phoenix, on October 20, 2018. She was ordained in 2002 and is currently the rector of the Church of the Epiphany in NYC.  Bishop Smith’s wife, Laura, joins him today and is seated in the congregation. We welcome her also. 
The loose offering from today’s service will be given to the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund and will be used to help clergy and their families in need. For your convenience,  Discretionary Fund offering envelopes are in the pews this morning.
 
Congratulations to Jennifer and Michael Henry who are being confirmed this morning by Bishop Smith.
 
The Thrift Store opened October 6. Please sign up to volunteer (Saturday mornings).  Thank you for your donations.  
 

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 (krazykitties82@gmail.com) or place a blue Prayer Request form in the black box located in the Narthex.

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.