THE TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

November 11, 2018

 

                              Today at St. Michael's

 9:30 a.m. - " Godly Play"

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

11:15 a.m. -  Coffee Hour 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. 

 

 NOVEMBER EVENTS:

November 10: Women of St. Michael's meeting at 11:30 a.m.

November 11: Bishop's Committee meeting at 11:15 a.m.

November 17 & 18: Diocesan Annual Men's Retreat in Prescott

November 18:  Potluck Luncheon in Harte Hall at 11:15 a.m.

 

    PARISH NOTES  

 

The Diocesan Annual Men's Retreat  will be held Nov. 16th - 18th at Chapel Rock Camp in Prescott. The topic this year is: "The Journey Within." Cost is $75 - $215 depending on accommodation (Scholarships available). To register call Cathy Black at 602-254-0976

Contributions for hurricane relief for those affected by hurricanes Florence, Michael, and Sergio may be sent to the Episcopal Relief and Development Corporation. Please refer to the insert in today’s program for details.

The next meeting of of the Women of St. Michael’s will be held on November 10 at 11:30 a.m.  Lunch is included.

Stewardship.   A letter from the Vicar was mailed to all parishioners along with pledge cards for 2019.  If you haven’t done so already, please return your pledge card as soon as possible. You may also place it in the offering plate on Sunday morning.
 
 The Thrift Store opened October 6. Please sign up to volunteer (Saturday mornings).  Thank you for your donations.  
 
Three books by Dr. Flaherty are on display in Harte Hall this morning. Those desiring copies must order them through Amazon.com. The three books are: Conversations with Jesus,  Weekly Spiritual Practice, and Forgiveness.
 
Godly Play resumed on September 9 at 9:30 a.m.and is led by Cindy Bohnas in our Sunday School classroom. All young people in the congregation are encouraged to attend. Those in attendance will join the 10 a.m. eucharist at the Offertory.
 
School Supplies Collection.‚Äč   The church will be gathering school supplies for Stanfield Elementary School in Stanfield, west of Casa Grande. Supplies that are needed include journals, folders, pencils, crayons, backpacks, crayon boxes, rulers, Kleenex, toiletries (children from the Reservations need these badly) If there are people who could donate used clothes including shoes and sweaters for kids 5 to 12 years that would help as well. The supplies can be dropped off in Harte Hall and be given to Ellen Tembo for her to take to the school

Food Pantry. We are currently operating a local food pantry at St. Michael’s for the benefit of serving people whostop 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.