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In This Issue
June 22
7 am Yoga
8 am Morning Prayer
2 pm Senior Steering
6:30 pm ACOA
7 pm "11:15" Choir Practice

June 23
8 am Morning Prayer
9:30 am Holy Communion
10 am Book Group
11 am Caring for Caregivers
7 pm Loose @ 9 Practice
8 pm Alcoholics Anonymous

June 24

June 25
1 pm Renewal of Vows for Al & Bernice

June 26
June 27
8 am Morning Prayer
7 pm Contemplative Prayer
7:30 pm Alcoholics Anonymous

June 28
7 am Yoga
8 am Morning Prayer
 9 am Food Pantry Distribution
6:30 Old Testament Book Group
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Alcoholics Anonymous meets on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall and on Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. in the Chidren's Chapel. All those seeking recovery are welcome.


ACOA - Adult Children of Alcoholics

holds meetings every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Pavilion, all who are affected by alcoholism are welcome.
Prayers for Healing
Lamentation and Healing
Lamentation is an expression of pain or grief. It is a natural response to loss, fear, or pain. Unfortunately, it is not always a welcome form of expression. We've all had the experience of someone asking, "How are you?" And we think - does this person really want to know - or do they just want me to go along and say, "Fine. Great. Really busy, but fine." Is this person willing to hear me lament - to hear me express my sadness or fear?
Fortunately, the Bible gives us a resource for lamentation. There are multiple texts, mostly in the Psalms, which express grief, anger, pain, sadness - to God! Last week our worship services included a prayer of lamentation, which pieced together verses from many parts of the Bible. We used it to express our corporate grief after the attack in Orlando - and perhaps to express many private griefs as well. The prayer asks, How long, O God? When will such suffering end? Yet it also expresses our trust in God - in God's abiding presence with us in our pain, and our trust in God's future, in which there will be no more weeping.
And that is where lamentation meets healing, particularly in the Bible. When we are able to voice our lament to a caring friend, it can bring relief - just knowing we are seen and someone cares. When we express our pain and anger and suffering to God, we invite God into all our feelings, all our fears - and in that place, God can meet us and begin to work transformation in us. In Psalms of lament, the cries of grief give way to expressions of trust in the God to whom we cry out. The pray-er remembers what God has done for God's people, and expects God's deliverance for them as well. In praying the Psalms, we come face to face with a God we can trust, and find ourselves in a place where comfort and healing can begin.
As we share prayers of healing during (Sunday's) today's service, we participate in an enduring Christian practice of bringing ourselves into a place where God can touch us, and heal our hearts and spirits, our minds and bodies. We open ourselves to God's love, and trust in God's faithful presence with us, whatever outcome we experience.
Peace and blessings,
Pastor Kristin
Youth and Family
Youth Ministry Team Meeting Sunday 
The Youth Ministry Team will be meeting Sunday at 10:15 in the Large Conference room (behind the reception desk in the Administration wing). Anyone who is interested in helping out or hearing more about plans for the coming year is welcome!

Children's Ministries
We will resume Godly Play again in September. 

CHILDREN'S CHAPEL, at 9:00, will continue through the end of June, then take a break for 6 weeks. It will resume again in the middle of August - around the time school starts up again.

We are making some exciting changes in spaces for our children's ministry - stay tuned for updates, calls for help cleaning and moving this summer, and an Open House of the new spaces in August.

Vacation Bible School
Before making your vacation plans please consider saving the days of July 25-28.  St. Michael's is collaborating with several Albuquerque Episcopal churches to present a Vacation Bible school from 5:30-7:30 pm those evenings.  We will be recreating a First Century Nazareth Village, doing crafts, visiting the marketplace, and generally having a wonderful time.  If you would like more information please contact Francesca MacDowell at 404-8587 or francesca1954@yahoo.com. 

Camp Stoney
There is still time to register for Camp Stoney this summer! Exciting week-long camps focus on themes from Harry Potter, Narnia, and Medieval fun to Adventure camp and Summer Fun. There are camps for 3rd - 12th graders, as well as a camp week for young adults and and FAMILY CAMP weekend. See  http://bishopsridge.weebly.com/camp-stoney.html for more information or to register; or talk to Pastor Kristin with questions or for scholarship information.
How We Worship
The parish has recently been blessed with a wonderful and professionally produced video, focusing on the worship aspects of St. Michael's. We would like to thank Bob Bowman, Steve Elkins and all others who put their hard work and talents into bring this project to life.  If you haven't had a chance to watch it, visit our website @ www.all-angels.com today!
Thank You from Chuck Jones
"For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not recieve a spiritof 
slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, "Abba! Father!"
it is that very spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God and if children, then 
heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ - if, in fact we suffer with him so that we may also 
be glorified with him." - Romans 8:14-17

To my parish family at St. Michael's,
It is a rare occasion indeed when I am at a loss for words. But as I think about the amount of affection I felt at the June 5th celebration, and as I take in the beauty of the hand woven stole you gave me, I'm hard-pressed to find an expression that fully describes the deep gratitude I feel for the months and years of nurturing support you have given me,
In many ways, St. Michael's will always be my spiritual home. You gave me a 'safe place', to explore God's call and you courageously brought forth that call.
As insufficient as the words seem, simply stated, "Thank you."
Faithfully yours-
Chuck Jones
Caring for Caregivers
Dear Friends,
Summer greetings to you all! 
Our meetings are such blessed exchanges of wisdom and understanding that I can't wait for our next one on Thursday, June 23rd at 11:00 am.  I think we'll be back in the conference room, but we'll let Kathryn direct us via email to the whole group.
Blessings and stay cool,
Communidad de Fe
Communidad de Fe invites you to Dinner Church--a meal within the meal--Saturday, June 25, at 5:00 pm. Call the church office for details and directions. We will begin with blessing the bread, take some time to get to know and to catch up with one another, hear and reflect on the gospel (can you insert here the assigned gospel?), offer prayers, share the wine and close with the peace. Then we'll have desert and go out into the world.   No need to bring a dish to share. We have volunteers bringing food for all. 

Renewal of Vows
Albert Gonzales and Berenice Gill invite the parish to celebrate with them as they receive a blessing on their marriage and renew their vows to one another.  The celebration is Saturday, June 25th.  The service starts at 1:00 followed by a pot luck celebration in the parish hall. 
Patio Furniture Needed
Does anyone have some nice porch furniture they don't need, that they might want to donate to the parish for use in the area outside the Parish Office?
Perhaps a metal table and chairs, or a Mexican bench, or the like: a place to have coffee, or a conversation, or take in the sunshine.
Contact Kathryn (office@all-angels.com).
Daughters of the King
This summer we will be hosting three different Meet and Greet sessions for the Order of the Daughters of the King to prepare for our Fall Retreat coming this September.  Please come to one, two, or all three of the sessions this summer:
Sunday, June 26th at 10:15AM in the Galleria
Sunday, July 10th at 12:15PM in the Galleria
Wednesday, August 17th at 5:30PM in the Galleria.
Information about the Discernment Process for the Order of the Daughters of the King and the Fall Retreat will be available each Meet and Greet session this summer, as well as a chance to get to know fellow ladies starting this faith journey.  Please contact Susan Core (core.susan@gmail.com or 505-720-5100) or Gwyneth Olson (golson@mac.com or 505-343-1206) for more information. 
Men's Ministry
There will be a formation meeting for a Men's Ministry group at SMAA
on Tuesday, June 21st from 7 to 8 pm. We will meet in the Galleria in the
main office complex. The purpose of the group, in addition to fellowship,
is prayer, scripture study and service projects.
Agenda for the meeting will be
   1. Set regular meeting date, time, frequency and place
   2. Discuss our affliation with the Brotherhood of St Andrews
       (national Episcopal men's ministry group , see 
   3. Discuss agenda's for our regular meetings
   4. Discuss possible ways in which we can serve SMAA
If you have any questions, please talk with Joseph Austin (tel 506-3063
or email George Thatcher (gbthatcher@gmail.com) or Bill Everett
St. Martin's

Seniors Ministry
A good proportion of the people who worship at St Michael's are seniors.  Many are actively involved in most of what goes on.  There is hardly a ministry or an activity in which seniors are not participants, even leaders.  It is important that the strengths of seniors be recognized and their needs acknowledged. 
An informal group of seniors is in the process of developing programs with the aim of enhancing what St Michael's already offers, incorporating new ideas and building on the wealth of talent that is such an outstanding feature of our community. 
Here is what is in prospect this summer:
·      Forums on matters of interest to seniors such as navigating health care, organizing financial operations, useful legal documents. 
·      Forums to launch a "buddy" daily check-in program, co-sponsored with Pastoral Care Commission. 
·      Events at High Scorers lunches such as conversations with Fr Joe and written memory sharing.  2 nd Thursday of the month.
·      Art and Spirituality explorations co-sponsored by the Discernment Guild.
·      Cultural outings.
Ideas in development for this fall:
·      Weekday forums.
·      Lunches for 8 as well as Dinners for 8.
·      A senior Book of the Month discussion.
·      Art and Spirituality continued.
·      Memoir writing workshops.
Senior Ministry at St Michael's is open to all. Your participation is vitally important; your ideas, needs and suggestions are eagerly sought. To find out more, please contact Jane McGuire (220 5667; jmcguire@unm.edu) or anyone on the Senior Ministry Steering Committee: 
Jane Bowes (2861962; jbowes@unm.edu)
John and Bea Daniel (850 5021; beadaniel32@gmail.com)
Bill and Peggy Everett (453 0664; wwe@SPRE-inc.com)
John and Angelika McNeil (217 3759; johnamcneil@gmail.com)
Dave and Rhoda Parker (821 1992; rhodaparker@comcast.net)
Sudi Rhoades (306 1260; shr-ctb@comcast.net)
Oleta Saunders (898 5779; oletasaunders@msn.com)
Tony Veal (899 0299; tkveal@comcast.net)
Events for Seniors
June 2016 Offerings
The following senior-specific topics are planned for June, 2016 - Can you join us?
Navigating Medicare
Wednesday, June 22, 2016  2:00 PM in the Pavilion
Parishioners Peggy and Bill Everett will share their experiences with navigating the Medicare Insurance system with Bill's hospitalizations in 2015. They would like to share what they learned along the way, and hope that others can also share their experiences. Topics include: The importance of a Medical Power of Attorney and Living Will, Keeping track of insurance company payments to providers, Referrals and Pre-authorizations, Tracking Medications, Finding the right specialist, and getting all your medical questions answered by your doctor.

Buddy Program
Sunday, June 26, 2016  10:15 PM in the Pavilion
If you would like to be checked in on daily, or are willing to check in on someone with a short text, call or email, we are planning an information session and guidelines at the Adult Forum on June 26 to tell you more about this opportunity to knit the St Michael's family closer.
The Diocese of Pennsylvania has announced that the Consecration for Bishop Elect Gutierrez will be at 11:00am at New Covenant Church 
(7500 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19119) on Saturday, July 16 with a reception immediately following on the grounds of the church.     
  Bishop Daniel Gutierrez will preach at the historic Christ Church on Sunday, July 17.  Christ Church is within  walking distance of the Hilton, and all are invited to attend.
   Hotel Block at the Hilton, Penn's Landing (201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106) 215-521-6500, ask for the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania room block (EPDI).  The rate is $189. 
   There will be shuttle service from the Hilton to the Consecration site but there is no complimentary shuttle service from the airport to the hotel.  
Transportation from the airport can be arranged through Trophy Limousine Worldwide (215-609-4400 or www.trophylimo.com).  An Uber ride is somewhere around $65 and a taxi ride (depending on company and number of passengers) is around $40. 
Why Christian?
When was the last time you heard a story that reminded you of why you are a Christian?
Why Christian? is a conference which gathers amazing speakers and practitioners - Roman Catholic, Evangelical, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, black, white, Asian, Latino, gay, straight, and transgender - who remind us of why we are Christians. A group from St Michael's will be attending the conference, which is in Chicago, IL, September 29 - October 1, 2016. For more information grab a brochure from the entry way or talk to Pr. Kristin, kristins@all-angels.com, 345-8147 x115; or see the web site www.whychristian.net
Senior Brunch