Saint Michael's Messenger
Weekly Newsletter

July 4, 2018 Edition
Worship Schedule
Sunday, July 8th
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Wishing you a Happy and Safe 4th of July!!!
L ord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn: Grant that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen
NOTICE OF HOLIDAY HOURS:
The Church will be CLOSED TODAY
in observance of the
4th of July Holiday.

All regularly scheduled Worship Services and activities are cancelled.
Have you taken the Parish Survey?
IMPORTANT:
PARISH SURVEY MUST BE COMPLETED BY THIS SUNDAY, JULY 8th!!
If you only do one thing this summer, fill out the survey below created by Holy Cow! Consulting.

The survey is now available. We encourage all members, including youth, to respond to it as a means of determining preferences & hopes for the parish.

It is a comprehensive survey and takes an average of about 25-30 minutes. It is available to take online using the link below and must be completed in one session.


Although we prefer surveys to be entered online, a paper/pencil copy is available upon request. Those copies can be obtained at the church office. The survey will remain open through July 8 th

Please contact our Search Committee with questions at
THIS FRIDAY
First Friday Men's Bible Study
Friday, July 6th
Spencer Hall
7:00 am

$5/person for breakfast
General Convention 2018
If you’d like to follow the 79 th General Convention of the Episcopal Church currently meeting in Austin, Texas, go to:


This is YOUR church in action!
New Member Lunch
New to St. Michael's? 
Want to learn more about St. Michael's and would like to get more involved?

If you are a new member or have been considering membership at St. Michael's Church,
please join us.

Sunday, July 15th, 12:15 pm
South Classroom

Lunch will be provided
Please note in your RSVP if you need childcare

Neighborhood Pantry 
at St. Paul's 

Remember the Pantry next time you go to the grocery store.

The Mission Statement of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church as adopted by the Vestry on 6/18/18:
“We are a Christian community, welcoming all who seek God’s grace and love; sharing in faith, worship, fellowship and service.”
BIGGER BIBLE SCHOOL
Registration is Open
“Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope.”
First Peter 3:15 (NABRE)

Sunday:
Lama Matthew Rice - Rimé Buddhist Center, Kansas City
Monday:
Rev. Letiah Fraser - Nazarene Minister active in Poor People's Campaign, Kansas City
Tuesday:
Imam Sulaiman Salaam - Al Haqq Islamic Center, Kansas City
Wednesday:
Rabbi Debbie Stiel - Temple Beth Sholom, Topeka
Cost: $25/adult, $15/child (age 12 & under), $65/family of 3 or more
BIGGER BIBLE SCHOOL FOR KIDS
During Adult Bigger Bible School
Looking for St. Michael's Memorabilia
If you have photographs, brochures, books, or other historical material about St. Michael and All Angels in your personal collection, please consider sharing those items with us. If you’re willing to donate such items, thank you. If you’d like to keep the items, please allow us to make copies for the St. Michael archive. And thank you.

The STMAA Archivist 
Below is the prayer that our Rector Search Committee has crafted to guide them through the important process of calling a new Rector. Please join them in reflecting on these words as a way of supporting them in the work they have been chosen to do.
Prayer for our Rector Search Committee:
Almighty and gracious God, please guide St. Michael and All Angels in the search for the 9th Rector. May each person committed to this calling trust your guidance to discern your will. Give the Rector Search Committee open minds to receive the desires and concerns of all parishioners. Grant them a creative spirit to overcome challenges with inspiration, resourcefulness, and productivity. May they carry out your works in our community and fully satisfy the needs of our parish. All this we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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