Celebrating 70 years as a nurturing spiritual community in Christ Jesus, from which we go forth and serve God by the power of the Holy Spirit.
"This year we are being called to live generously during a major transition in the life of our parish."
We have begun our 2017 annual giving campaign: "Living Generously." In the coming weeks, we will explore together how we can live more generously as individuals and as a community of faith. Living Generously is more than what we do with our financial resources. To live generously, we are also called to be open to new ideas, to welcome the stranger, to volunteer often, and to forgive those who have offended us.
This year we are being called to live generously during a major transition in the life of our parish. As always, the generous support of our parishioners is critical to sustaining the ministry and missions of St. Michael's. Although Nov. 13th was commitment Sunday for Living Generously, it is not too late to prayerfully consider a pledge commitment toward St. Michael’s. If you need a pledge card, there are cards available in the back of the church, you can download a 2017 pledge card, or you can make a pledge online through our Network for Good page.
Dedicate and Donate Poinsettias St. Michael’s Altar Guild will gladly list your dedication for the Christmas Poinsettias in the Christmas Eve service bulletins. You may fill out a dedication request (forms will be shortly available at church) and put it in the offering plate. You may also fill out your dedication at our online site. A donation of $40 for Christmas flowers is requested but not required, and may also be made online. Thank you!
A Parish in Transition The Vestry is currently working with the Diocese of Virginia's Transition Ministry Office to call an interim rector to St. Michael’s later this fall. In the meantime, we will continue to hold two services every Sunday. Fr. George Caldwell will be with us throughout December. During this transition period, Episcopal clergy in our local area (Region 3) are committed to providing pastoral assistance to members of St. Michael's. Parishioners in need of pastoral assistance should contact the Parish Office.
This Sunday at St. Michael's 8:00 AMContemplative Eucharist
Help serve meals at the A-SPAN Shelter on Fri., Jan. 6; click photo to sign up
Bishop Goff to Visit on Jan. 8 She will preside at one service at 9:00 AM. This occasion is normally when the bishop formally receives new members into the Episcopal Church through the rites of initiation: baptism, confirmation, reception (for individuals baptized and confirmed in another Christian denomination), and reaffirmation (for baptized persons who wish to renew their commitment to God before the bishop and the congregation).
Outreach Opportunities Homeless Bagged Meals: Help prepare bagged meals for the homeless, on Sun. Dec. 11 at 4 PM in the Parish Hall. Outreach Envelope and Basket Collection:Thanks to everyone who provided Salvation Army Angel Tree gifts of new clothes and toys for needy children in Arlington. Volunteers needed to help serve dinner at the A-SPAN Shelter on Fri., Jan 6; click here to sign up
Coming up in December Dec. 10:St. Michael’s youth host a Christmas Carol-sing from 2-4 PM, in the Parish Hall. Dec. 11:Christmas Market at coffee hour after each service. Contact Helen Hines for information Dec. 15: Rebecca Guild Holiday Potluck Luncheon, at noon in the Parish Hall. Please RSVP to Barbara Menoche Dec. 17: Advent Quiet Day led by St. Michael’s yoga instructor, Raima Larter, from 9 AM-noon in the Parish Hall
In the latest Guardian (Nov. 22) This issue includes Vestry and Treasurer's reports, XYZ November meeting details, It's Angel Tree time, Bishop Goff's upcoming visit...and more. Click to read The Guardian online
Thanks...for your generous support All we are and all we have are gifts from God, and we respond to God's giving by our own generous giving. We prayerfully consider how the Holy Spirit is calling us to live generously through St. Michael's, and then respond as faithfully as we can. Learn more
Community Bulletin Board
Yoga@St.Michael's: Raima Larter of Yoga Emergence offers drop-in yoga classes in the Parish Hall on Saturday mornings at 11:00 AM. To learn more about the upcoming Winter schedule, contact Raima.
The Creative Difference holds Arts and LEGO camps and Kids' Nights Out programs at St. Michael's. See their website.
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