Saint Michael's Messenger
Weekly Newsletter

November 7, 2018 Edition
Worship Schedule
Sunday, November 11th
Gracefully Giving with Gratitude:
Thank you to all pledgers who have responded to the 2019 campaign call. 
Stewardship 2019: May each of us be counted.

As of November 5, we have 166 pledges totaling $625,382.  
That is a solid start for our parish.  Still, more than 100 “pledge units” of 2018 have yet to renew, or commit.
Pledged Income essentially provides the operating budget of the parish.  It enables the Finance Committee and Vestry to align and allocate the expenses of parish staff, buildings and grounds, ministries and programs, Diocesan apportionment, debt repayment, and more.  That important budget work is pending for 2019.
Fr. Brent’s recent letter to parish members spoke to the financial challenge we face – and the urgency for us to answer that challenge.  
Thank you to all pledgers who have responded to the 2019 campaign call.  The priority you have given your pledge is appreciated.  A particular thank you to our newcomers and first-time pledgers.  

May each and all of us be counted.
1917-1918 American troops attending Armistice Service in the Winchester Cathedral. Image in Public Domain.
This Sunday, November 11, we will join with churches across the country that will ring their bells at 11:00 am as we remember the 100 th anniversary of the nations’ peace accord from World War 1. We will remember the tragedy and the hope that came from this time.

“O day of peace that dimly shines through all our hopes and prayers and dreams, guide us to justice, truth and love, delivered from our selfish schemes.”
[Poetry of Carl P. Daw, Jr. from Hymn 597]
Parish Brunch
 brought to you by the Kitchen Angels
Sunday, November 11th
Spencer Hall between services

Eggs Benedict
French Toast
New Orleans Style Bread Pudding
Fresh Fruit

$5/person or $15/family with young children
Your Help Is Needed This Thanksgiving
Bring the Following Items to Church on Sunday
With Much Gratitude
I want to say “thank you” to all the parishioners who brought us meals, sent cards to me, and made many phone calls to me to see how I was doing following my tumble in Colorado. Our Pastoral Care Team and others are truly a gift to St. Michael’s. We do care for each other. 

With many hugs and blessings to all of you.
Deacon Suzi
Thank All Who Made This Week's Turkey Fry a Success!
Pictured: The KC Monarchs ball cap winners from Tuesday night were Fr. Brent Carey, Junior Warden David Allen, and Charlie Wetzler. 
Archdeacon Monte Giddings invited and introduced speaker Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, at the annual Men in Mission Turkey Fry. 
About 60 parish members and guests attended.
It's Social Supper Time
'Tis the Season to Reach Out to Old Friends...
A Message from Father Brent:
Neighborhood Pantry 
at St. Paul's

Please remember the Pantry next time you go to the grocery store. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
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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