THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT

March 24, 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. -  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. 

 

 PARISH NOTES  

 

*  United Thank Offering Blue Boxes will be collected on Sunday, March 31, at our 10:00  a.m. service. The offering from these boxes will be sent to the Episcopal Church Women organization of our national church, as it is every year. Additional boxes are available on the table in the narthex.

*  If you would like to join our newly-formed choir, rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. There is no rehearsal when Shelley is out of town. Rehearsals resume on March 20. On Sundays that the choir sings, it will meet at 9:30 a.m. prior to the 10:00 a.m. service. All are welcome!

*  Copies of the Pastoral Letter from Bishop Smith and Bishop-elect Reddall addressing the recent Special Session of the United Methodist Church's General Conference, it which it affirmed its stand against the  full inclusion of LGBTQ+ members in the areas of ministry and marriage equality, are available at the table in the Narthex.

 *  A Lenten Study is being offered on Wednesdays in Lent,  through April 10, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Harte Hall. A soup supper will conclude each session. The topic this year is: "What Wondrous Love: Holy Week in Word and Art."  Each week begins with a DVD presentation of the story of Holy Week as told in one of the four gospels, accompanied by the stunning artwork of John Swanson, along with commentary by the faculty of Emory University's Candler School of Theology. These sessions, led by Fr. Stowell, will be a welcome addition to your journey of faith this Lent.  There will be no meeting during Holy Week (April 17). 

Community Garden. Planting time is here.  Interested in having a garden?  If so, contact Rose Robertson.

Thrift Store.  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.