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August 19, 2018

ALTAR FLOWERS are given today by Roxanne and Dennis Amos in thanksgiving for the birth of granddaughter, Ava and the birthday of their grandson, Caleb.

The people who donate the flowers are welcome to take them after the Sunday Service (unless there’s to be another service early in the week). Otherwise, they will be taken to a local care home.

SANCTUARY CANDLE is given today by Judy and Greg Meek in memory of Judy’s niece Dana Ditzler.

FR. IAN’S OFFICE HOURS at the Saint Louis Bread Company, Shiloh, will be every Wednesday from 9-11 am.

JOIN US ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 as Aleka Nakis of Insiders Tours presents a Greece Odyssey crafted especially with St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in mind. Experience Greek history and culture, while learning more about early Christianity as we visit iconic religious sites retracing the footsteps of the Apostle Paul and marvel at historic wonders like the Acropolis in Athens and the Archeological Site of Delphi. Adding to the authentic experience, we’ll enjoy a bit of sunny relaxation, a lot of ancient history, numerous delicious meals, and the unique and inspiring wonders of nature on the volcanic island of Santorini.

PROGRESSIVE DINNER COMING! Progressive Dinner – Our annual Progressive Dinner will be on September 8, Saturday at 6 p.m. We have done away with the main course as mentioned in earlier bulletins; instead we will have appetizer and dessert courses. It is $15.00 per couple and the sign up sheet is on the table in the Narthex. Please join us for this event. Any questions, contact Yasemin Koss (618-628-2968) or Jayne Touchstone

NOTE FROM THE TREASURER: Please remember that ALL receipts need to be attached to a form when turned into the office. Any receipts from purchases on the American Express card need to be turned in immediately. Thank you!

TREASURE’S REPORT: A summer of the 2018 Operating Budget is posted on the bulletin board in the main hallway and on the bulletin board in the parish hall.

YOGA: Yoga classes are cancelled until August 27.

CHOIR PRACTICE will resume on Thursday, August 30, at 7:00 p.m. in the church. If anyone is interested in joining, as a regular or an occasional extra, or in just checking it out, you’ll be most welcome. For more information, please contact Winn Pardee at 624-3507.

UPDATE on fall Christian Formation offerings:
* Church History on Wednesday evenings: We’re working out the start/finish dates and the weekly start time. Bishop Tony Clavier is sorting out his schedule and will get back to us asap.
* Introduction to the Old Testament: On Sunday mornings, Mark Klamer will give an overview of all that stuff in the Bible that was written BC (before Christ). Spoiler alert: It’s really interesting stuff! Time TBA
* C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity reading group(s): Having diligently compared the preferences of those who initially signed up, it looks like the two best times are Sunday mornings (time TBA) at church and Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm at St Louis Bread Co, Shiloh. Fr Ian is happy to do both.
So there’s another sign-up sheet on the narthex table. Please sign up whether you did before or not, ticking which option you prefer and whether you’d like a copy of the book ($10.50 from Amazon).

LIBRARY NEWS: If you want to remember someone in a special way, why not donate a book in their name? We have bookplates we place in the front of the book saying donated by and your name nor donated in memory of a special person.

If you have taken C. S. Lewis books from the Narthex table -great. Please email Judie Payne with the name of the book so she can keep up with the books.

PLASTIC-BAG MAT PROJECT: It’s never too early to start getting ready for the cold, wet ground of winter. The mat makers are very busy making sleeping mats for the homeless. If you would like to be part of our group, we would love for you to join us. If you can fold, cut, tie or crochet, we need you! We will next meet on Thursday, August 23, from 10-12 am. Please join us for fellowship and the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life, by helping to make these mats for those in need. It’s fun and easy, so please come! Please save your plastic bags and drop them in the bin as you enter the Narthex.

PURLS OF WISDOM: Our Prayer Shawl Ministry meets at the church on the second Thursday of each month at 10:00 am. Come join us – we are all learning. If you are interested in learning to knit or crochet, come to the meeting. There are supplies available to get you started, so bring yourself and your desire to make a difference to others. We will take the summer off, so our next meeting will be Thursday, September 13, at 10:00 a.m. Keep those knitting needles and crochet hooks busy this summer!

FOOD PANTRY: In August we are focusing on canned beef stew, chili, large kool aid, tomato sauce and paste. As always, donations of any food items would be greatly appreciated and put to good use. Thank you for your continued support!

HALL BOOKINGS: We love it when groups use our facilities for meetings, etc. And it’s our policy not to charge a set fee to public service groups or church groups, but we will accept donations to cover the cost of utilities. Family celebrations, wedding receptions, etc are another matter, so there’s a fee for those. Whichever the case, those groups must contact the church office to get permission and to book their dates, both to avoid conflict and to ensure the doors will be open and the heat/AC is on.