Who’s doing what this month…
The Fourth Sunday of Easter
April 22, 2018
SANCTUARY LIGHT is given by Craig and Diane Cook in memory of Craig’s mother, Patricia Grant.
FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR are given by Roxanne and Dennis Amos in thanksgiving for family April birthdays.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Outreach Fundraising events next Sunday, April 29 and Tuesday, May 1: The Outreach and Fundraising Committees announce special Outreach funding events for St. Michael’s! Next Sunday, April 29, during our Sunday service, we will be taking up a special collection to help fund our outreach projects, particularly the Community Feed My Lambs’ lunch program, the Belleville Christian Center lunches and the Christmas Angel Tree. This year, the Feed My Lambs’ program, organized by a group of O’Fallon churches, will get together and prepare and deliver approximately 200 lunches every weekday during summer vacation. St. Michael’s will be participating on four days this summer. Can you help?!
We also will be having a community fundraiser that week at Culver’s Restaurant. We want to make this a Family Outreach Event! On Tuesday, May 1, we want everyone to invite their friends and neighbors to have dinner at Culvers (on Rt 50, in front of Home Depot) between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. for Fellowship for a Great Cause. Each family will need a Culvers’ flyer that you can find on the Narthex table. Each purchase with this flyer will raise 15% of the sale for our Outreach activities.
Please help us make these events fun and successful. If you have any questions, please contact Ann Wilt (618-977-1187 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
GRUBBY SUNDAY: Today is Grubby Sunday so please stay after church for our spring cleaning, after which we will sit down to lunch together. Many hands make light work!
BLOOD DRIVE: St. Michael’s will be hosting a Blood Drive on this Wednesday, April 25 from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. Sign-up sheets can be found on the table in the Narthex.
DEANERY ASCENSION MASS will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Glen Carbon, on Thursday, May 10, at 6:30 pm, Celebrant and preacher will be Bishop Daniel Martins.
FOOD PANTRY FOOD DRIVE MAY 12: The O’Fallon Community Food Pantry is seeking volunteers to help with the US Postal Service Food Drive, “Stamp Out Hunger,” on Saturday, May 12, at the O’Fallon Township Hall, 801 E. State Street. Volunteers are needed from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. to help sort and stock food. Then on Monday, May 14 at 9:00 a.m. they need your help to sort food donations and transfer to the Food Pantry warehouse.
NEW DIRECTORY UPDATE: It is time to update our directory and we need your help! On the Narthex table, we will have the current information about each of your families. Please review ALL information to make sure what we have is the most current and put OK if information is up to date.
GRADUATION: If you or someone in your family is graduating from Middle School, High School or College this Spring or from the Winter term, please let the Parish Office know by Sunday, May 13.
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. Our next meeting will be May 10 at 10:00 a.m.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Mark your calendars for our “Seuss in the Summer” VBS! St. Michael’s will host an evening program July 16-20, focusing on several beloved Dr. Seuss stories and how they relate to our Christian faith. We’ll need about 25 volunteers (adults and children ages 12+), as well as some monetary and material donations. We will keep you posted as more details become available, so be on the lookout for those announcements! In the mean time, please contact Jayne Touchstone if you have questions or would like to help. (850)855-7025 or email@example.com
PASTORAL CARE: If you are interested in making meals, taking people to an appointment, helping those at home or any other needs that may arise, please sign up. The sign-up sheet is on the table in the Narthex. There will be a brief meeting today after we do some cleaning.
CHRISTIAN FORMATION CLASSES: Each Sunday morning beginning at 8:30. The coffee pot is always on, so please come join us. All ages are welcome!
YOGA: We want you to understand that anyone can practice yoga. It can be done from a chair! You don’t have to make your body into a pretzel or be model thin. All you have to do is become aware of your breath, slow down from your daily life, and your practice begins. NAMASTE. Classes will begin this Tuesday, April 24, from 6:00-6:45 pm. Bring your own yoga mat and come join the fun!
FOOD PANTRY: In April we are focusing on applesauce, peaches, tuna, salmon and canned chicken. As always, donations of any food items would be greatly appreciated and put to good use. Thank you for your continued support!