E-MessengerOctober 15, 2020
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LOVE OTHERS. 
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GOOD NEWS and GREAT JOY!

 
In case you have been thinking ahead and are wondering about Operation Christmas Child and the shoebox drive, the decision has been made to do things a bit differently this year. It is 2020 after all and just about everything has been different and we are not back to "normal" yet. Samaritan's Purse is definitely proceeding with the collection of shoeboxes and in this strange time they may be more welcomed than ever by the children who will receive them.
 
Instead of all the necessary hands on and in person contact, we are strongly encouraging our parish family to create their shoeboxes online this year. The cost per shoebox is $30 with the option to add shipping fee as usual. You and your children will still be able to build a shoebox for a boy or girl and choose the age group. Then you select the gifts from the choices given. Please build your shoeboxes by Nov. 15, 2020 using this link to create your shoeboxes: CLICK HEREThis is a St. Michael's Orlando Goal Page, provided by Samaritan's Purse, to track the boxes built by our parish family. If you have any questions you may contact us at peggyroger @cfl.rr.com
 
Project Leaders, Peggy and Roger Trubey
 
JOIN US FOR A "REFRESH" RETREAT: THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING IN THIS TIME TOGETHER
 
FOR ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE CONTACT: ASHLEIGH IN THE PARISH OFFICE. ASHLEIGH@STMICHAELSCHURCH.COM
 
ALL SAINTS' DAY: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1


On All Saints' Day, at both services, we will remember and honor our departed family members and friends who have died in the last year.  If you wish to have a name of a loved one included among those for whom we pray, please email Ashleigh in the church office and indicate the individual(s) name. Contact Ashleigh in the Church office at  ashleigh@stmichaelschurch.com

 
 






Greetings Fellow Sojourners!


This week I got a surprise in the mail. In a large white envelope I received a thank you card from Travis, the Parent Engagement Liaison at Lake Silver and 10 or so drawings. Each of the drawings read "Dear Saint Michael's, Thank you very much for the computer cover. I love it! Your friend, ______" or something similar.
 


Needless to say, I showed them to everyone right away. I'd like you to see them all too. I've created a gallery on our Facebook page where you can look at them. Just CLICK HERE


Never doubt that your listening to the urge to give makes a difference in our community. It brings smiles, provides safety, fills bellies and most of all lets people know that they are loved.
 


Thank you, thank you, thank you for all you do!
 
God Bless, Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!
Mike Robertson


 

ARE YOU CALLED TO THIS OFFICE?
 
One of the important and rewarding areas of lay service in the Body of Christ at St. Michael's is the administration and spiritual oversight of the church, it's called vestry.
 
The dedicated servant leaders of the vestry partner with the rector to guide St. Michael's to God's vision and purpose. While the vestry is often seen simply as the "governing board" of the parish, its decisions go beyond mere policy, affecting not just the structure and finances of the church, but also the spiritual lives of its people. As such, members of the vestry take on a sacred duty to pray, listen to God, one another, the members of the parish, and the deep hunger of the world, and then discern how God is calling St. Michael's to use our giftedness to bring God's kingdom closer to earth.
 
Based on our Baptismal Covenant and Catechism below are some basic guidelines to consider that will help with discernment.
 
WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?   Have you accepted Jesus Christ as the Son of God, acknowledged his as your Savior, surrendered to him as Lord of your life, and put your whole trust in his grace and love? (See BCP Page 302-303)
 
WORSHIP: Are you committed, as God enables you to worship with your parish family in church as often as possible? (See BCP Page 304, 856)
 
DEVOTIONAL LIFE: Are you developing your relationship with God through prayer, study, fellowship and worship? (BCP Page 304, 856)
 
TREASURES: Are you and your family committed to trusting God with your financial resources and supporting the mission and ministry of the church?
 
GOD'S WILL: Are you willing to serve by seeking Christ's will for his church and giving as much attention to the spiritual life of the congregation as to the financial and administrative decisions? (Acts 1:21, 1 Corinthians 1:26-31)
 
SUPPORT: Are you willing to support parish functions-social and spiritual-with your work and attendance?
 
MEETINGS: Are you committed to attend vestry meetings; to participate in the vestry retreat; and to pray daily for your parish? (John 20:24-29)
 
If you think God is calling you or someone else at St. Michael's to serve in this ministry, please contact the person and ask their permission and then you may submit his/her name to Eric James at eric@verdureanalytics.com or Fr. Rick in the office or at rluoni@stmichaelschurch.com Vestry will serve a three-year term and be announced in January 31st 2021 at our Annual Meeting.
 
WEDNESDAY NOONDAY PRAYER & COMPLINE

On Wednesdays at 12PM and 8PM we'll gather via ZOOM from our homes for Noonday Prayer and Compline.  This is opportunity to connect with one another and spend a few minutes midweek in prayer.  You can easily follow along in your Prayer Book or HERE with the Book of Common Prayer online listed under DAILY OFFICES.   

To participate, register below:
 
MONDAY NIGHT WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY: BEGINS OCTOBER 19


We are excited to announce we will be kicking off our next Bible Study on Monday, October 19th at 6:45 p.m. - in person. 
 
Our fall study will be Dr. Caroline Leaf's "Switch On Your Brain". She combines science and Scripture to enlighten us, empower us, and for us to see how wonderfully made we are. 

Here's a snippet from Dr. Leaf's study -  "You can...gain control of your thoughts and feelings, and in doing so, you can change the programming and chemistry of your brain...what you are thinking every moment of every day becomes a physical reality in your brain and body, which affects your optimal mental and physical health. The application is for all walks of life: forgive that person; get rid of that anxiety or depression; follow that dream; do that diet, be that great parent or husband or wife or friend; get that promotion; or make other changes to create quality, positive lifestyles." 
 
CLICK HERE to get your workbook - it's on sale right now for less than $10: 
 
Purchase your workbook prior to coming - we will not have any on hand the evening of the study. She also has a book of the same title. You are NOT required to get the book for the study - just the workbook.
 
Looking forward to what God has in store for us during this season!
 
Grace and Peace,
Karen Hartner

For any questions you may have- contact Karen Hartner at mondaynightbiblestudy17@gmail.com
 
TAKE THEM A MEAL: EMILIE VICK

Our sweet Emilie Vick has had neck surgery most recently. 
As she recovers and heals, she would very much appreciate receiving some food a few days a week this month.
 
Emilie has some food allergies, including eggs, dairy and gluten. She is also a vegetarian but does eat seafood. But PLEASE don't let that intimidate you. Should you prefer to order and pick up, she likes Blended Bistro on Edgewater, Dandelion Café, Ethos, Zoes Kitchen, and Vietnamese food.
 
Whether you cook or order out, please sign up on the Take Them A Meal website: CLICK HERE. There you can find a day that is convenient for you.
 
The Vick's address is located in the sign-up link. Please call Emilie (904) 504-5343 to let her know what time you will be delivering the meal.
 
Thank you so much for serving the Vick's during Emilie's recovery. If you have questions, please contact Patty Tew (407) 341-3218 or Suzanne Thomas (407)-579-9113.

 
FLOWER SPONSORSHIP AT ST. MICHAEL'S

The flowers that adorn the altar every Sunday are given to the glory of God and as an offering of worship! We invite you to join in sponsoring the flowers each week in memoriam or thanksgiving for family, friends and occasions. This is a beautiful and vital ministry as we worship God through His creation! 

To sponsor flowers during this season email ashleigh@stmichaelschurch.com. Please include your desired date/dates and the wording of your memorial/sponsorship exactly as you would like it to appear in the bulletin. Send this in by the Sunday prior to the desired date so that we can ensure that it is included in the next Sunday's bulletin.
 
HOLY COMMUNION AT HOME

We have "pre-consecrated" bread and wine available for those who will continue to join us in worship  through YouTube available for pick-up at the church office.

WHEN TO PICK- UP COMMUNION:
  • THURSDAY OCTOBER 15 & OCTOBER 16
  • 9AM to 5PM
  • CHURCH OFFICE
HOW TO STORE COMMUNION PRIOR TO SUNDAY
You should store the sacrament in a respectful place in your home, perhaps placing it in a vessel and then putting it in protected place. Prior to participating in the online worship service Sunday, place the sacrament on a table. Be sure to create a reverent environment perhaps lighting a candle. During the service at the appropriate time during the Great Thanksgiving, you can receive the sacrament and share it with those in your home who are participating with you. Please consume all the elements.

* Please note: Gluten free elements for those with allergies and/or intolerances are available by request. Please email ashleigh@stmichaelschurch.com by end of day Wednesday to ensure the elements will be available for pick-up Thursday and Friday.
 
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY UPDATE

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone is doing well! Click here for the link to this Sundays lesson. Click on the video that will be released Saturday.
 
Please call, text, email or facetime with anything you might need or just to say hi! I am here if the kids need to talk! 407-415-4523.

Make sure to like our Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/St.Michaels.Childrens.Ministry/
 
EYC: THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18

EYC: Sunday, OCT 18 (5:30-7:30PM)
 
What does EYC look like? After reading the survey responses received, we discerned that meeting on Zoom is the best way for EYC to be available for everyone. We will continue this week on Zoom. 

In addition, we are exploring safe "outdoor" meetings we can do periodically for connection and recreation. We will reassess in the future when to come back together in person. We begin this year with the Alpha Youth Series!

For more information: 
Contact Greg Favazza at Greg@stmichaelschurch.com
 

MUSIC DEPARTMENT

"GOODNIGHT WITH MR. ANDREW"     Sunday, October 18, 6:30 PM
"Songs & Prayers Time"  - 15-20 mins for our young ones beginning at 6:30.
  • The Lord's Prayer
  • A selection from our repertoire of Angel's Choir songs
  • Individual prayers and thanksgivings
  • A sung version of "Good Night Moon" that includes a closing prayer.
 
"GOOD NIGHT" EXPERIENCES FOR ADULTS AND OLDER ONES
  • Sung Compline - Sunday, Oct 18, 8:00 pm - Gregorian Chant / Opening Hymn / Closing Choral Anthem; beauty, calm, and solace for the end of your day.  Join us online (live-stream YouTube channel), or please come and join us in-person.
  • Sung Evensong - Wed, Oct 21, 6:30 pm - Youth Choir voices plus a few of our Adult Sopranos and Altos.  Another service of calm, and of solace, but a different liturgy than Compline.  Still has evening prayers, evening hymns, but the readings change with whose life/ministry we might be celebrating that day.  This coming Wednesday we will celebrate the life of Saint James of Jerusalem: Brother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and Martyr, c. 62 (taken from Fri, 23rd). This service is also live-streamed with bulletin to follow along; in-person attendance also welcomed!
 
OCTOBER 18: 20th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 24
In our Gospel from Matthew, Jesus utters those famous words: "Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor's, and to God the things that are God's."  Another time the Pharisees, attempting to catch Jesus out with their probing questions, failed, and instead, Jesus's answer turned the attention back on to them, and their lives based on external religious actions, as opposed to truly worshipping the Living God in their hearts.
 
PRELUDE MUSIC AT 10 AM         
Played by our Assistant Director of Music.
 
SERVICE
Opening: 685 Rock of ages, cleft for me
Praise: Here I am to worship (- attached)
Gospel: Lord, I lift your name on high (- attached)
 
Offertory: From the rising of the sun   F. Ouseley (1825-1889)
From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same my Name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered up unto my Name: for my Name shall be great among the heathen, thus saith the Lord!
 
Sanctus: S-125 (Proulx)
Fraction: S-154 Christ our Passover
Closing: 594 God of grace and God of glory
 
POSTLUDE
On "O worship the King"   Flor Peeters (1903-1986)
 

CONTACT ANDREW AT ANY TIME - if interested in becoming a part of the Music Ministry at St. Michael's.  Email: andrew@stmichaelschurch.com  or call the church 407-843-8448 x.246. 
 
PRAYERS
Amanda , Ann., Arel, Ashley, Avery, Barbara, Benny, Besa, Bill H., Bill T., Brayden, Brittney, Charlie E., Charlie H., Craig, Dave, Deirdre, Edgerton, Ellen, Emilie, George M., Greg, Gylla, Heather, Jefro, June, Kathy, Kristina, Lisa, Mary, Mary Ellen, Nayim, Nina, Peter, Robert, Shaun, Tracey, Walter.


REST IN PEACE
Fred Hall
Barbara Jones, Linda McEwan's sister
Catherine Weidner, Marti Lisa's mother.  


BIRTHDAYS
15: Patty Love, Ted Wettstein  17: Carolyn Boltin, Kevin Bosko, Linda McEwan, John Wheaton  18: Deborah Cook, Sammie Rex, Alex Smith-Farina  19: Robert Arnheim, Michael Paulette, Cole Payne, Lila Payne 
21: Karen Baker, Noah Kells, Collin McLeod  


ANNIVERSARIES
15: Michael & Donna Palette 17: Carter & Christine Smith 18: Kevin & Marissa Bosko, Dan & Stephanie Higgins 20: Chris & Katie Priep 21: Tom & Heather Jones

Reminder: To place someone on the prayer list, please contact Deacon Carter at 
Carter@stmichaelschurch.com.
 
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