Saint Michael's Messenger
Weekly Newsletter

November 13, 2019 Edition
Lesson Schedule for this Week
Sunday, November 17th
The Blessing of the Pledges

Stewardship Thoughts
Paraphrased from the homily of
Fr. David Cox
(11/10/19)

"Our faith is alive!
Hold fast to the traditions," says the letter writer
(II Thessalonians 2:1-5,13-17).
Hold fast, innovate, evolve, says Fr. David. Live into what the Spirit is calling us to be today. Think of our church as an incubator -- a "dojo," as Mark Scandrette told us in 2014 -- where we can find our gifts to be leaders at a time when lay leaders are essential.
Intentional practices as small as mustard seeds have exploded into enormous movements. Lord, let our practices drown out that negative refrain that the church is dying. Let us tell our stories, invite our friends, make connections, and obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Say Yes.

The Blessing of the Pledge s will take place
THIS SUNDAY, November 17th.
Please submit your pledge beforehand.
TOMORROW NIGHT
It's Not Too Late to Sign Up!
THIS SATURDAY
Pick Up Has Been Extended!!
You can drop of coats, jackets, gloves, and scarves this Sunday in the Food Pantry area by Spencer Hall.
Children's coats are especially needed!
Johnson County Christmas Bureau Collection Bin is Here!
34,000 Johnson County residents live below the federal poverty level. Children and Youth represent 1/3 of the poor.

St. Michael's is currently collecting coats and other winter clothing items for those in need this winter. A Donation Bin will be in the hallway by Spencer Hall until November 15th. Additional donations will be collected through Sunday, November 17th by Spencer Hall.
Thank you for your generosity.

Please register by
THIS FRIDAY, November 15th!
THIS WEEKEND
Documentary Film Night
“I am not Your Negro”
Nominated for Academy Award in 2016

November 20 th
Spencer Hall, 6:30 PM


Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember this House.  The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and a flood of rich archival material…. Ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr., Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
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