Saint Michael's Messenger
Weekly Newsletter

October 2, 2019 Edition
Lesson Schedule for this Week
Sunday, October 6th

A special "Thank You" to our Stewardship Committee who kicked off our 2020 Campaign last Sunday.
St. Michael's is grateful for our parishioners and your continued support of our community, mission, and ministries.
St. Michael's Welcomes
Jerusalem Greer
Sunday, October 6th
8:30 and 10:45 am Services

Jerusalem Greer is the Staff Officer for Evangelism for The Episcopal Church in the Office of the Presiding Bishop, and member of the Way of Love creation and leadership team. Additionally, she serves on the board of Forma: The Network for Christian Formation and the Council of Advice for Episcopal Relief & Development. She lives with her husband and two teenage sons in rural Arkansas and is the author of  At Home in this Life: Finding Peace at the Crossroads of Unraveled Dreams and Beautiful Surprises , and  A Homemade Year: The Blessings of Cooking, Crafting and Coming Together. 
Registration is Still Open!!
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Join Us this Sunday!
Support for Parents of Teens
SPOT will meet on
Sunday, October 6 from
6:30 - 8 in the church library.

We are reading and discussing 
"Growing With" 
by Karen Powell and Steven Argue.
We will focus on Chapter 2 this week - reading is optional, though. Please come even if you don’t have the book or haven’t gotten around to reading yet!

Questions? Contact Mary Kidwell,
RSVP to Kate Conklin,
Sometimes first aid isn't a bandage, or CPR or calling 911. Sometimes, first aid is YOU.
Mental Health First Aid is Coming To St. Michael’s
Friday, October 11 th ,
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews appropriate supports. This 8-hour course uses role- playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect people to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches common risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia.

$20 covers the cost of your manual. Space is limited.
Contact Krissie Wiggins with questions.
Horizons Arts Ministry at St. Michael’s presents a fall lecture series from the KU Osher Professional and Continuing Education program on Kansas History:   
From Trails to Rails: the Historical Geography of Urbanization in Kansas

The first segment of this presentation will examine the early trails of Territorial Kansas and how they gave way to the development of cattle towns at the railheads of Ellsworth, Hays, Wichita and Dodge City. Then an evaluation will discuss how the two most valuable resources in Kansas-oil and natural gas-helped urbanize southeast Kansas and the "oil patch" towns of western Kansas. The final segment focuses on how early promotional efforts led to the rise of Wichita; how Topeka "captured" the state capital; and how Lawrence became the classic college town.

S  pencer Hall, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
One must pay for all 3 sessions, $50. If you are affiliated with St. M’s, there is a $20 discount. If you have an alum association number from KU or K State, there is another 10% discount. 
Ever Thought about Becoming a Stephen Minister?
We will be sharing more about what it means to become a Stephen Minister for one hour on Sunday, October 13 th at 12:15 in the South Classroom . Stephen Ministers work alongside our clergy to care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people who are going through a difficult time, such as divorce, grief, hospitalization, unemployment, terminal illness, relocation, chronic illness, or loneliness. If you have gifts for caring, encouragement, and listening, please begin to prayerfully consider whether you might want to be part of this important ministry. If you think you might be interested, contact:
Jean Pyle at 913-634-2518 or or
Linda Campbell at
Climate Change and
Christian Responsibility
Brainstorming Session
“What Can We Do
at St. Michael’s?”

Sunday, October, 13th
South Classroom, 9:50-10:30 am
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