Who’s doing what this month…
February 9, 2019
9:00 – 9:20 a.m. Sunday School – Children 3 years to 5th grade are welcome.
9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist – Our Sunday worship is followed by fellowship time.
- 13th Annual Pancake and Waffle Dinner – Feb 25th 4:00 – 7:00 pm
- Ash Wednesday – Feb 26th at 7:00 pm
THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given today by Co and Iris Soulé in memory of Covert A. Soulé, Co’s father.
THE SANCTUARY CANDLE is given today by Harry and Susan Gore in memory of Olivia Gore.
ANNUAL PANCAKE & WAFFLE DAY: On Tuesday, February 25th (Shrove Tuesday, day before Ash Wednesday), we will have our 13th Annual Pancake & Waffle Day, a major fundraiser for St. Michael’s. Talk it up with your friends and neighbors.
To make this a success, we need your help in buying tickets and selling tickets, as well as with set-up, working in various areas on the day of the event, waiting tables, bussing tables and clean up. A sign-up sheet is on the table in the narthex – PLEASE come and help us out that day. It really is a lot of fun! This important event is just 1 week away.
O’FALLON FOOD PANTRY: The month of February is here and we are concentrating on proteins. Please donate canned chicken, salmon and tuna; beef stew, chicken & dumplings, ravioli, and canned chili. In the past, we have focused on one Sunday a month to bring items for the Food Pantry. We are encouraging members to bring items any Sunday and to remember the O’Fallon Food Pantry when they do their regular grocery shopping.
Of course, we appreciate anything you can bring to the church for donation. Any questions, please call Bob Koss.
“LENT MADNESS” BOOKLETS AND “JOIN THE JOURNEY” Lent calendars are available in the Narthex. Lent Madness is fun and educational. Learn about some of the saints (very interesting!), and (just for fun) vote for them at lentmadness.org if you would like to. The booklet supply is limited, so pick one up, or you can get the very same information on the website. “Join the Journey” is a colorable calendar for inspiration and reflection during the Lenten season. Pick one up today.
GREAT DISHCLOTHS: 4 dishcloths for $5 Proceeds help to purchase music for the choir to enrich our worship experience. Thank you for your support!
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 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.
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.
SUNDAY SCHOOL has started 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. If you have any questions, please contact Jayne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALTAR FLOWERS: If you have been wondering what happens to the flowers after the church service on Sunday, here’s the answer. The person(s) who donated that Sunday can take them. If you check the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board, you will see two columns: one for Donor Will Take and one for Donation. If they choose not to take them, the flowers may be taken by the Eucharistic Ministers when they visit our church shut-ins. There will also be a sign-up sheet in the sacristy denoting that. In the event there is not a need that Sunday, anyone who wishes to take them to someone who could use some cheering up such as a sick friend, nursing home, hospital, etc., are welcome to take them. And considering there are always two bouquets, they can easily serve two purposes. As a reminder, flower cost is $60.00 per Sunday.
FRIENDS OF THE GROOM will be returning to St. George’s in Belleville on March 21 and 22. Friends of the Groom is a theatre company that shares the work of God through drama, art, and music. Activities will be offered for Christians of all ages. For the schedule and additional information, please see the bulletin board in the basement. All members of St. Michael’s are welcome.
To All St. Michael’s Parishioners: Since nothing has changed since my last email to you, I am choosing to repeat the message to give you another chance to think about and act upon it. Please reread it to determine your course of action as quickly as you can. The campaign ends this Sunday. We can still make our goal.
I must tell you about a very pleasing event last week. A church family that had already written checks to both the USO and Fisher House told me they thought they had not given enough. They then handed me two more checks. This was a first! Can you imagine how impressed I was?
2020 USO AND FISHER HOUSE DONATIONS DRIVE
(In Conjunction with the Southwest Illinois Chapter of MOAA)
WILL WE MAKE OUR GOAL?
Will St. Michael’s make our 2020 goal of $2,000 plus? Of course we can, even though we still need to have more than $500 contributed. Here’s what needs to happen. A few people have told me they have checks ready to hand in or that they will drop in the mail. I am expecting those checks. A few others who usually contribute have not yet done so. I still anticipate their checks. Some who have not given in the past or are new to the church can consider joining the campaign, which is both patriotic and charitable. I hope you will want to do so. When these few things happen, I am confident we will exceed the goal, and that we can get it all done in this last week of the campaign. Remember the last day of the campaign is Sunday, February 16th.
Make separate checks payable to either the USO of Missouri and/or the St. Louis Fisher House. Pass them to me or to Erin, or mail them to me or to the church office. Also, if you want to buy “Wish List” items for either or both organizations, or have others do so, their lists are available in the Narthex.
Thank you, Nick Wartonick