SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2017

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost


  • We are grateful you are here with us. Also, a hearty welcome to all newcomers this morning. Thank you for worshiping with us today.
  • 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? 


Sunday Schedule

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

11:00 a.m. – Coffee Hour
Come and join us for conversation and refreshments in Harte Hall.



Any persons who cannot be with us for worship may request that Holy Communion be brought to them. If you would like to be a recipient of this ministry call one of our Lay Eucharistic Ministers, Jean Lynch or Darlene Sipes. 



The Rev. Dr. Robert Flaherty will be assisting us on most Sundays following his approval last week by Bishop Kirk Smith. 

Our celebrant and preacher on July 23 will be the Rev. Canon David Pettengill who was with us back in May and June. He is a retired priest in the Diocese of Arizona and we look forward to welcoming him next Sunday while Fr. Stowell and Susan are in Alaska. 


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







The Arizona Diamondbacks invite all members of The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona along with their family and friends to an exciting division rivalry as the D-backs take on the San Francisco Giants on Friday, August 25 at 6:40 p.m.!

New this year: we're all sitting together in the same section, so everyone will have more of an opportunity to chat with fellow Episcopalians and Bishop and Laura Smith!

Seating Option: $22 - Lower Level Bleachers (section 141) (these seats do have backs)

A portion of every ticket purchased by using this special offer will be designated for the Diocesan Council for Native American Ministry.

The pre-game party has returned!
Join Episcopalians from all over the Diocese at Trinity Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt St. in Phoenix, for a pre-game celebration beginning at 5:00 p.m. Parking at Trinity is available at select spots in the garage (read the signs!), in front of Diocesan House, and street parking in the neighborhood.

There will be food available for purchase from local food trucks. Gather for refreshments and fellowship, then take the light rail with other fans to the ballpark. Tickets are $4/person for an all-day pass and can be purchased at the light rail stop. The Central/Roosevelt Stop is adjacent to Trinity.

After the game, stay for post-game festivities that are part of the D-Backs Faith & Family Night. There will be fireworks, followed by a player Q&A. Special guest Newsboys ( ) will be performing a concert as the main act of the festivities.

The ticket order deadline is August 23, 2017.

Seating is Limited! Tickets can be purchased online at or by phone (the number is on the form).







The Anthony Bates Foundation (ABF) believes that no parent should suffer the heartbreak of losing a child to an undiagnosed cardiac malady; we seek to eliminate preventable Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).”

“The Anthony Bates Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization formed in 2002. We are dedicated to save young lives through early detection of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. The Anthony Bates Foundation is actively promoting public outreach programs through education and awareness for the need to provide heart screening events for our youth. We offer training for groups that would like to provide their own events and/or The Anthony Bates Foundation will coordinate events in your area. Our goal is to promote heart health education and awareness of HCM.”

Dates for cardiac screening this summer and the locations are listed below:

Saturday, July 22:    Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson

Saturday, July 29 and August 19:  ‘I Love Kickboxing’ in Gilbert

Saturday, August 26:   Basha High School in Chandler


Note:  Fr. Stowell and Susan’s 26-year old son, Andrew, died three years ago at the age of 26 from undiagnosed Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Their granddaughter, Mia, has arranged the screening at Basha High School in memory of her beloved uncle.

 For more detailed information, go to



Attention All Men! 

Fr. Stowell would like to form a group of men who would meet on a regular basis to do minor repairs around the church (painting, plumbing, cleaning, changing light bulbs, etc.) and to enjoy fellowship together (such as a meal or other social activity). The group would be called Philip’s Fixers, and could meet on Saturdays or during the week as determined by the group’s members. If you are interested please contact Fr. Stowell during coffee hour or by phone anytime (480-669-1099).  


Box Tops for Education:

The Women of St. Michael’s are collecting box tops for the local schools. There is a white basket on the sign-up table in Harte Hall. The box tops will be distributed among the schools. 


Good Samaritan Ministry:

Currently collecting: hygiene products including sanitizer, soap, shampoo, deodorant, lotion, etc.
Contact: Nancy Salatka.