Week of Sunday November 27th
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. A version is being printed, and available on Sunday mornings next to the bulletins. 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.
BISHOP’S COMMITTEE MEETING: The next BCM is scheduled for Monday, December 5, 2022 at 6:00p.m in the Parish Hall
ADULT EDUCATION AND HEALING SERVICE: will resume on Wednesday November 30th.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: Henry Evans (from St George’s) has graciously agreed to be our organist for the service which will begin with a special music program at 6:30p.m; followed by the service at 7:00p.m.
THE 2022 “VIRTUAL” ANGEL TREE IS READY! The Violence Prevention Center in Belleville is a haven for people in domestic violence situations, involved in programs where they are encouraged to express their feeling safely, to solve conflicts in peaceful ways and to build positive family relationships. The Angel Tree is one of the Outreach Committee’s and St. Michael’s most joyful yearly projects. It is very humbling to see how generous the people of our congregation are with their time and resources, so once again we ask for your support. This year we are doing a Virtual Angel Tree again. We will be collecting gifts from now until December 11 when the Angel Tree “sleigh” will deliver to the Violence Prevention Center.
Click HERE to see the virtual list and sign up for the “tags” is on our website. Instructions are included on the sign up page once you click the link. After you select your “tags”, please remember to scroll to the VERY bottom of the list and click on the brown box that says “Submit and Sign Up” to officially reserve your “Tags”. DO NOT click on the blue ads that say sign up. If you are having trouble please contact Priscilla 618-632-6168
You may drop off your gifts in the church office on Sunday or during the week Tuesday through Friday. You can also have your gifts picked up December 3-5. Contact the office at StMichaels62269@gmail.com or 618-632-6168 to make these arrangements.
POINSETTIAS FOR CHRISTMAS EVE: If you are interested in donating poinsettias to add festive color to the altar for the Christmas season, we are asking members of our church family to donate $20.00 per plant.
Please email Priscilla at StMichaels62269@gmail.com or call her at 618-632-6168 with your request. You may also use the sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex. She needs to know how many poinsettias you want to donate. She also needs to know how you want your acknowledgement to appear including: given by, in memory of, in honor of, and in thanksgiving for. Checks should be made payable to St. Michael’s, memo: Poinsettia. The last day to order is Sunday, December 18th.
MAT-MAKERS! Thank You!!! Thank You!!! Thank You!!! 👏👏👏
Since last spring, The McKendree University Bearcat Rotaract Club members, along with their sponsor, Martha Eggers, have been faithfully and actively supporting our MatMakers Group. In between college studies, athletic practices and competition trips, part time employment and other activities, they have found time to continually provide our MatMakers Group with recycled bags, folded bags ready for cutting, and balls of already made plarn. Although the students are super busy, they find time to help others. Kudos to them for remembering how important it is to make a positive difference in the life of someone else. The group is also supportive of other community activities, such as recently placing over 900 flags at McKendree campus to honor Veterans on Veterans Day. Thank you, thank you to the McKendree Bearcat Rotaract Club for their continued support to the MatMakers Group! Questions??? Contact the church or Judie at firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Even if you don’t know how to crochet/knit, or you’re a beginner, please join us for some fellowship and some refreshments. Any questions, call Yasemin Koss at 618-593-7688.
We will not meet in December due to the holiday season, and everyone becomes very busy with shopping, baking, and entertaining. We resume our meetings, beginning on Thursday, January 19, 2023.
O’FALLON FOOD PANTRY: Boy Scouts of America had a food drive on Saturday, November 19 in the Township Building in O’Fallon. This is one of St. Michael’s important Outreach Projects, helping the Food Pantry by volunteering and collecting non-perishable food items to donate on a regular basis. On Saturday, our community came together once again to sort and shelf the collected items. It was amazing to see everyone working so diligently; church volunteers, schools and the scouts all put in many hours to get this project accomplished. Bob and Yasemin Koss, Jan Wilde and Narni Cahill from St. Michael’s participated in this event. Many thanks to those who assisted with this feat and also those who donated the items.
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 email@example.com 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.