Week of Sunday August 14th
We will no longer send links out while services are live. They will be sent following the service. You can watch live on our Facebook page during or after the service. Streamed services from June 2020 through June 2022 will also be available on our YouTube Channel. Unfortunately, we are unable to make videos available outside of Facebook at this time.
The announcements are being posted on this page and are updated weekly. They are not being printed in the Sunday bulletin. A few printed copies are available on the table in the Narthex. If you need help accessing any of the links or attachments, please contact the church office.
Sunday morning worship is Holy Eucharist Rite II at 9:30 am.
COVID Mitigations – Hand sanitizer and masks are available for those who wish to use them.
ALTAR FLOWERS: Flowers are given today by Marilee & George Evens in memory of Marilee’s father and grandfathers
SANCTUARY CANDLE: Candle is given today by Co Soule in memory of his mother Anna Soule.
ADULT EDUCATION: We will start 24 August with a healing service at 6:00 pm followed by adult education class and a potluck meal. Please bring something to share.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11th IS SUNDAY SCHOOL START UP DATE: The Education Committee met and began planning for the Start Up of Sunday school for children age 3 thru 6th grade on SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11th. Mark that date on your calendar! Please help the committee lay plans by signing your children, relatives and their friends up to attend St. Michael’s Sunday School. For families with children under age 3 there is a nursery available. All are warmly welcomed!
DEANERY MEETING: There will be a Deanery meeting 18 September 2022. The meeting will be held here at St Michael’s. Our primary Deanery Delegates are Bill Dusenbery and Priscilla Arsenault. Alternates are Tom Payne and Frank Jones.
SYNOD 2022: The 145th Synod of the Episcopal Diocese of Springfield will happen October 21-22, 2022 in Springfield. Events will be held at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul the Apostle and at the Inn at 835. More details, including information on hotels, will follow soon
FEED MY LAMBS: Thank you to all who helped this year with the Feed My Lambs ministry. I am especially thankful for the help by Julaine Ingersoll and June Dublar who prepared the sandwiches and the lunch bags on Monday mornings. The families on our route were very appreciative of all of this! This week was our last week delivering lunches and backpacks will be handed out this Friday. Thank you so much for your donations of financial support and for school supplies. It was another successful year!
PINK PIGS: Have you been collecting spare change around your house and filling your Pink Pigs? This donation is directed to our Outreach projects throughout the year. If you do not have a Pink Pig, there are several on the table in the Narthex or you can create one of your own. Please take or make one, and start the search for the loose change you may find in your pocket, in the “kitchen” drawer, in your car and in your couch! If you have one filled, please bring it to church for donation to Outreach! If you have any questions, please ask Ann Wilt 618-977-1187.
LIBRARY CATALOG: We have a wonderful library with a wide variety of books. You can see a pdf catalog of our collection here. You can visit the library any time you are at the church. If you want to check out a book or if you have any questions, please contact Judie Payne. You can view this list anytime on the Resources for Prayer page on the website.
MATMAKERS! MATMAKERS! MATMAKERS: Calling all current matmakers, prospective matmakers, or anyone just looking for great fellowship.
Do you want to help provide comfort for those in need?
Do you want to learn an easy matmaking process that can be worked on at home and /or as well as at our weekly meetings?
Do you want to help preserve our planet by recycling materials into something useful?
Do you want to meet new friends and get to know others better?
If so, please join us at our first “official” meeting after summer break on Thursday, September 1, 10:00 am, at the church lower level. We welcome newcomers to learn this easy matmaking process and since this is our first meeting after summer break, it’s a perfect time to come and join us! Spouses and friends are invited! We always have fun and fellowship while providing a much needed service for those in the unhoused community.
Hope to see you there September 1!
Questions??? Contact the church or Judie at email@example.com
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: This is a network of needle crafters ministering to families of service members, and also to the families and friends of our congregation. We gave shawls to two of our members recently. We meet on the third Thursday of each month at 10:00, downstairs of our church. Even if you don’t know how to knit or crochet, please join us for a cup of coffee and fellowship. Our last meeting of this year will be in May, then we break for the summer months to resume our meetings in September.
O’FALLON FOOD PANTRY: Pantry had 389 adults and 178 children, totaling 567 visitors in June. 39 families visited two times in a month. Because their warehouse is so full, they’re allowing people to come twice a month now. This could change later on. Pantry also contributed $387.00 to the Feed My Lambs Program for the juice boxes to be included in the lunch bags. For questions or inquiries, call Bob Koss at 618-598-7312.
STAYING IN TOUCH: We’d like to know if there are any members who are ill, feeling isolated, or in need of basics that we can provide. Please keep the communications coming to the church office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 618-632-6168.
PASTORAL CARE: If you know of a member with a pastoral need or who is in the hospital, please contact Fr. Greg Wilde.
The 145th Synod of the Episcopal Diocese of Springfield will happen October 21-22, 2022 in Springfield. Events will be held at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul the Apostle and at the Inn at 835. More details, including information on hotels, will follow soon.
Joyce C. Wright, UTO Diocesan Coordinator