March 21, 2018


                              Today at St. Michael's


9:30 a.m. - "Godly Play"  

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

11:00 a.m. -  Coffee Hour 



  • 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? 




4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

"But That I Can't Believe"


The Rev. Dr. Robert Flaherty will be 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 ( or hand her a slip of paper at church. 



 March 21: Lenten Adult Study 4 to 6 p.m.

 March 23:  Stations of the Cross at noon

 March 25:  Palm Sunday

 March 25:  UTO Ingathering  

March 29: Maundy Thursday Service (Time to be announced)

March 30: Good Friday Service at Noon  

 March 31: Easter Eve Service  (Time to be announced)





March 21is our last Lenten study opportunity (from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.) based on John A.T. Robinson’s book, But That I Can’t Believe. A light soup/sandwich supper will be offered at the close of each session. Topics to be covered include: Adam and Eve, the Virgin Birth, Good Friday,the Resurrection, and Hell. Material from the book will be provided to all participants since the book is out of print. The study will be held on Wednesday nights all other weeks (February  28, March 7, 14, and 21. The class will not meet during Holy Week. John Robinson was the Bishop of Woolwich, England from 1959 to 1969, and also taught New Testament at Clare College, Cambridge. He is the author of the best seller Honest To God, published in 1963. He died in 1983.

Next Sunday is Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week. The liturgical color for Palm Sunday and all of Holy Week is red. We will gather in the courtyard immediately off the parking lot where the entrance to the Memorial Garden is and where the entrance to the old parish office used to be for the blessing and distribution of the palms. After which we will process into the church singing, “All Glory Laud, and Honor” (Hymn 154). The Gospel for the day is the long account of Jesus’ passion as told by St. Mark. 


 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 will be coordinated by Kim Bartlett.  

Frozen Casseroles - Using the small freezer in the kitchen, we will begin 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 ( or place a blue Prayer Request form in the black box located in the Narthex.

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. 

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.

 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 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.