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Schedule December 2019


January 12, 2019

THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given today in celebration of Roxanne’s birthday by Roxanne and Dennis Amos.

THE SANCTUARY CANDLE is given today in honor of Tori and Danté’s birthdays by Dennis Anglin.

ANNUAL MEETING OF ST. MICHAEL’S & ELECTION TO THE MISSION LEADERSHIP TEAM (MLT): Our Annual Meeting and Elections to the MLT will take place next Sunday, January 19, 2020. Four new members will be elected to the MLT.

According to the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Springfield, members of our congregational family, at least 18 years of age, who are communicants in good standing and who have been confirmed by a Bishop of this Church or received into this Church as having been properly confirmed are eligible for election. Please give this your prayerful consideration.

We will have a potluck that day as well, so bring a main dish, side dish, salad or dessert to share with everyone!

THE ANNUAL MEETING REPORTS are ready. Please pick-up your copy on the table in the Narthex after the Service today.

SUNDAY SCHOOL is starting up again! Children ages 3 years-5th grade are invited to join us upstairs in the former nursery at 9:00 am for a quick lesson before church. Our focus will be on the liturgical calendar, and our goal is to explain why we worship the way that we do. We began today, January 12. If you have any questions, please contact Jayne at jayne.touchstone@gmail.com.

GREAT DISHCLOTHS: 4 dishcloths for $5 Proceeds help to purchase music for the choir to enrich our worship experience. Thank you for your support!

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS & WORSHIP LEADERS: “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” (1 Peter 4:10) Are you being called to serve? If so, please talk to Amy Konieczny or sign your name on the list in the narthex. We are in great need of Eucharistic Ministers and Worship Leaders. While it requires a certain amount of reverence and care to serve in these roles, it is something anyone can do and a wonderful way to assist and participate in worship. A brief training will be scheduled for those who are interested.

THE PASTORAL CARE TEAM IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS: There are several functions this team serves, including visiting members who need extra support due to illness, injuries, bereavement, etc. If you have it in your heart to participate with this team, please contact Mark Klamer or Amy Konieczny. Additionally, if you know of a member who needs a visit or is in the hospital, please contact Amy Konieczny or Jack Moelmann to make arrangements with a priest or a member of the Pastoral Care team.

O’FALLON FOOD PANTRY: The Food Pantry received a large donation from the schools as well as the YMCA in December. We are focusing on canned fruits this month (peaches, pears, pineapple, fruit cocktail, and mandarin oranges). Please be generous when giving. Any questions, call Bob Koss (618-593-7312).

CHURCHMAN ORDO CALENDARS ARE IN! If you want a 2020 Church Year Guide, stop into the church office or talk to Tiffany Tergesen. Only $2.00 per calender.

EVA WETMORE: Fr. Ian’s mother passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020. Her memorial service will be held on January 18 in Murray, KY.

UPDATE ON THE ANNUAL STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN: We are looking for your pledge cards! Thank you to all that have submitted theirs already, but we are missing many – WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are looking at the figures for 2020 when we are hopeful to call and welcome a new priest. In order to prepare a budget we need to know your commitment to the running of St. Michael’s. Completed pledge cards can be returned by mailing them back to the office, placing them in the offertory, or handing them directly to the Wardens or Treasurer. If you have misplaced your card, there are extras available on the Narthex table. Thank you for your prayerful consideration for the support of St. Michael’s and for continuing to generously pledge your time, treasure and talent to the upkeep and all the programs here. If you have any questions or would like to be part of the financial decision making, please contact Ann Wilt (618-977-1187) or Clay Starwalt (850-582-3957).