The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost



Today at St. Michael's: 

 9:15 a.m. - Bible Study

9:30 a.m. -"Godly Play"  (for children ages 5 to 9)

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

11:15 a.m. – Coffee Hour in Harte Hall 

                    Come join us for conversation and lunch!

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



  • 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? 


Stewardship Update


We are still in the process of collecting pledgecards from all parishioners. If you have not yet done so, please fill out a card today and give it to one of the greeters or clergy.  A copy of Father Stowell’s letter is available in the Narthex.  Every pledge is important, so try to return yours today.





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

 We welcome back The Rev. Lee Davis, a retired priest from the Diocese of Alaska. Fr. Davis will be assisting on Sundays while he spends the winter in Arizona.

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



November 23:  Thanksgiving Day




Bishop Kirk Smith recently announced his decision to retire on March 9, 2019. A letter to that effect was read in all churches in the diocese last week. Copies of the letter are  available in the Narthex.

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.

Thank you to Darlene Sipes for volunteering  to be the facilitator for the Bible Study on Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m. starting on October 15. All are welcome.

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.

Acolytes are involved in our worship  by carrying the cross and candles during the processional and recessional hymns.  They also participate in Holy Eucharist by assisting the Celebrant.  Calling all acolytes young and old to participate in this ministry. If you are interested contact Fr. Stowell.   

Fr. Stowell formed a group of men who will 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 is called Philip’s Fixers. Our first date is Saturday, October 7 at 9:00 a.m. If you are interested please contact Fr. Stowell during coffee hour or by phone anytime (480-669-1099).  

Women of St. Michael’s News.  There will be a planning meeting of The Women of St. Michael’s on Saturday, November 11, at 12:30.  Lunch will be served. 

There will be an Al-Anon meeting every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. starting on November 2 in Harte Hall.  For questions, contact Tamra Schuler at 480/290-0777.

 St. Michael's Thrift Shop: There is a sign-up sheet to volunteer to work on a Saturday morning, located in Harte Hall. The shop is open from 8:00 a.m. to noon. 

Calling all knitters and crocheters on Wednesday, November 15 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.

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