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Week of Sunday May 29th

May 2022 Server Schedule (revised May 18th)  |  June 2022 Server Schedule

Bulletin for Sunday, May 29th

This is the schedule of services I will be sending out live links to this Sunday. 

  • 9:30am Central– St. Michael’s – We will live stream the service on our Facebook page and upload to our YouTube Channel later in the day on Sunday.
  • 10:15am Central (11:15 am Eastern time) – Washington National Cathedral– will live stream Holy Eucharist on YouTube Click here.

Announcements

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.

SUNDAY’S HYMNS:

ALTAR FLOWERS are given today by Dennis and Roxanne Amos in honor of their wedding anniversary.

SANCTUARY CANDLE is given today by Dennis Anglin in honor Danté’s graduation.

BIRTHDAYS: Debbie LaFreniere 5/30 and Kelly Etheridge 6/3

FIREMEN’S DINNER: We will shop, prepare and provide a delicious dinner for the O’Fallon firemen on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. The dinner begins at 7 p.m. but we get there around 6:30 to set it all up. If you’re interested in helping, please contact Nels Wilt (618) 977-1115. 

OUTREACH SUNDAY – June 5th will be OUTREACH SUNDAY.  We will have a special offering to fund Feed My Lambs as well as the other Outreach ministries that St. Michael’s has undertaken. This includes the Fireman’s Dinner and our Angel Tree.  We hope you will be generous.

2022 COMMUNITY FEED MY LAMBS: Once again St. Michael’s will be participating in Community Feed My Lambs, and once again, there will be new things to know. Our delivery route will be in Shiloh – only 3 stops, and not as many lunches as we have delivered in the past. But we will be delivering every Monday, starting on June 6th through August 1st. That is new!

Can you help us on Monday mornings? So that everyone can be part of this project, we will be preparing the lunch sacks on Sundays during coffee hour. The more help, the merrier. We welcome any children too to help pack the drinks, snacks, and fruit. On Monday mornings, those that can help will make the sandwiches and drive to our stops and deliver.

Please join us!  If you have any questions, please contact Ann Wilt or Julaine Ingersoll.

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL is a new fundraising event being planned for Saturday June 18th. Mark your calendars! Please share the Facebook announcement and and share this flyer with all your friends. There are flyers on the table in the Narthex you can share too. Let’s make the first year a success!

ALEX KONIECZNY’S GRADUATION PARTY:  Congratulations to Alex Konieczny on his graduation from Triad High School on Sunday, May 22!  Please join the Konieczny family to celebrate this milestone on Saturday, June 11 from noon until 3:00 p.m. in the St. Michael’s fellowship hall.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

THE ORDINATION OF THE 12TH BISHOP OF SPRINGFIELD: The Rt. Rev. Brian Kendall Burgess was consecrated as the XIIth Bishop of Springfield on May 21, 2022. You can watch the recording here.

ASCENSION DAY: Thank you to everyone who attended the Ascension Day service, and a special thank you to all those who helped to prepare the luncheon. 
 

MATMAKERS:  The Matmakers Group meets every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the church in the lower level.  We hope you can join us in person for fellowship, but if you cannot join us in person, you can work from home on several very simple aspects of the matmaking process. Contact any matmaker member with questions.

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: Thanks to many food drives, the pantry is loaded with groceries. Total families served in February was 151, and 156 in March. The pantry has started to serve clients twice a month through June. They will re-evaluate after that.

United Methodist Church is sponsoring Journey of Hope, a maternity home, which assists women in crisis situations, and OFP will consider the women as a single household and serve up to four women per household.

Additionally, OFP is now serving active-duty military with an ID card. If you have any questions, please call Bob Koss at (618) 593-7312.

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 stmichaels62269@gmail.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 Amy Konieczny.

DIOCESAN COMMUNICATIONS: 

A pastoral letter from Bishop Burgess regarding the tragedy in Texas.

A letter of thanksgiving from Kevin Babb, Chair of the Transition Committee.

Episcopal Church Camp of Illinois will gather July 3-9 at East Bay Camp in Hudson, Illinois to encourage, empower, and equip students entering grades 2-12 in their faith journeys. As we celebrate the Fourth of July – a holiday dedicated to freedom – together in community, we will explore the Biblical concepts of freedom, salvation, and hope found only in Jesus. When the world feels as though it is in turmoil, how can we ling to the good news of freedom found in Jesus Christ? What does it really mean to be free? Join us this July as we learn more about freedom found in salvation and relationship with Jesus. Potential campers and counselors alike are encouraged to visit the ECC website or the diocesan website’s Church Camp page for information and resources.

CURSILLO:  “you show that you are a letter of Christ…written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.” 2nd Co. 3:3

There is a lot of truth in those few words! We ARE the letters that go out to a hurting world telling others of the saving grace of God through Jesus Christ. Letters of Christ is the theme for the upcoming Cursillo weekend. This weekend will be held at Toddhall Retreat and Conference Center in Columbia, IL on July 28-31. It has been a long, long time in the works – 2 years to be exact. We pray that you will pray about attending this weekend.

Do you want to know how to better spread the Good News? Do you feel like you’re a little stagnant in your faith? Are you looking for something to help you be more accountable in your Christian walk? Cursillo is a short course in Christianity. A Cursillo weekend begins on Thursday evening and runs through Sunday. Participants hear a series of well thought out talks, sing a lot, pray and praise a lot and come to a deeper understanding of their role in spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. There are Cursillo weekends all over the world and here is your opportunity to participate in one at the beautiful Toddhall.

If you would like an application or just more information, feel free to ask Erin McCrary.