E-Messenger June 25, 2020
WELCOME!

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LOVE OTHERS. 
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 IN-PERSON WORSHIP
SUNDAYS AT 7:45 AM & 10:15 AM

ONLINE WORSHIP
 
 
Hello St. Michael's!
Greetings in the name of our Lord!

I want to tell you a story this week.  As I was beginning my day on Thursday, I got a call. That's not unusual, I do work at the front desk, after all.

There was something different about this call though. I could immediately tell by the tenor of the person's voice on the other end of the line that they were desperate.

"We just need some help..."
"How can we help?"
"Well what we really need is a new tent. So much water comes in when it rains, and we can't keep anything in there when it rains."
 
Not access to a shelter. Not a hotel room. Not food. They had given up on that.  They were looking for a tent that wouldn't leak. Oh, and this young lady told me that her spouse had been wearing the same shorts for a month.
 
Because the people of St Michael's give to the Rector's Discretionary Fund, we were able to get them a new tent, some food, some fresh clothes and a good quality battery pack, so they didn't have to walk the one mile plus each way every day to charge their cell phones. We were able to meet them where they are. We are now working with our partners to get them out of the woods and someplace safe, where they can begin to rebuild their lives. It's a process and we may be walking with them for a while. That's really up to the Lord.  We give thanks, however, that when the call came, St. Michael's was able to answer.  

As we will hear in Sunday's Gospel: Jesus said, "Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet's reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple-- truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward." Matthew 10:40-42

To contribute to the Rector's Discretionary Fund, please CLICK HERE  and select Discretionary Fund from the pull down menu.

God Bless, Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!
Mike Robertson
Mike@stmichaelschurch.com

 
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 AND FRIDAY JUNE 25 & 26
  • 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.
 
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THERE ARE 3 WAYS TO JOIN IN WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY - JUNE 21:
PREPARATIONS FOR GATHERING EACH SUNDAY
  • The nave (sanctuary) will be professionally cleaned and sanitized.
  • Frequently touched, shared, and non-essential items will be removed.
  • Pews will be marked for 6' apart seating.
  • Bulletins will be in your pew when you arrive.
 
SOCIAL DISTANCING
  • We are reducing our occupancy to about 90 people.
  • You must RSVPASAPto reserve your seat. (This will help gauge expected attendance and plan worship in the upcoming weeks.)
  • Coffee Hour, Nursery, Church School, and the Playground will remain closed.
  • Everyone will sit 6' apart. Families can sit together.
  • We will refrain from touching during the service, even during the Peace.
 
MAINTAINING A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT AND LIMITING CONTACT
  • PLEASE stay home if you are sick or have a compromised immune system.
  • ALL ADULT ATTENDEES MUST WEAR A MASK. (We have extras if you need one.)
  • Parents, it is your decision as to whether your children should wear a mask. Per CDC guidelines, children under two years should not wear a mask.
  • Printed material will not be shared or reused.
  • A stationary offering plate will be in the center aisle near the altar rail.
  • Communion will be offered in one kind, bread only and administered by the clergy pew by pew.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided.
  • We will clean & disinfect between services.
 
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:
 
FEED MY LAMBS

Thank you St. Michael's!  We have received over $400 in gift cards to support Lake Silver families so far! We have made a little switch this month and have asked the congregation for $20 gift cards instead of bringing in bags of food.  

It was agreed that this vastly simplified handling procedures with fewer touches and made it easier for our school partners to distribute to those that need emergency assistance.   I will be delivering them next week, so there is still time if you would like to contribute. Thanks again!
 
ST. MICHAEL'S DIRECTORY-UPDATE

Due to COVID-19 the directory company, Life Touch Photography, has put all business on hold for at least the next 60 days. Completion of St Michael's directory is predicted to be this fall.

For any questions you may have regarding the directory please contact Linda Midkiff at  midkiff1@mac.com
 
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.
 
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY UPDATE

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone is doing well!   CLICK HERE  for the link to this Sundays lesson. The video will be available on Saturday morning.
 
CLICK HERE for a link to a video message for kids about Coronavirus. Kids want to know... What is Coronavirus? What should I do about it? Do I need to be scared? This video answers those questions and points kids to the Bible for direction on what to do when they feel afraid.
 
We are changing our zoom meetings to a different day since the services have started back. Let's zoom on Monday, 6/29 @ 6:30pm. I will send out a separate email on Monday morning with the link to access the meeting. We will talk about the lesson in this link and have a scavenger hunt.
 
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/
 

MUSIC DEPARTMENT

"GOODNIGHT WITH MR. ANDREW"   Sundays, 6:30 pm,  Bedtime Songs!
All families with young ones: please join us for a 15 minute Zoom session of songs and prayer on Sunday nights led by Andrew!  An updated email list was created to include all families with children under the age of 7, and sent out last week using Constant Contact - it provided the Zoom link.  Please let us know if you did not receive that, and we'll add you to the list! 

THE 4th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Very short Gospel reading from Matthew this Sunday - 3 verses:  Jesus said, "Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet's reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple--  truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward."  As we have heard recently in sermons and in closing Blessings - we are to be the hands, feet, eyes, ears, mouth, heart, and mind of Jesus as we live each day.
 
PRELUDE MUSIC AT 10 AM         
1. Allabreve   J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
2. On "Assist  us, Jesu, to endure"   S. Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
3. On "How sweet the name of Jesus sounds"   H. Darke [1888-1976]
 
SERVICE
Opening                    525 The Church's one foundation
Praise                         Come, now is the time to worship
Psalm                         SAID
Gospel                       The Servant Song
Offertory                  602 Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love
Sanctus                     S-125 Proulx
Fraction                    S-154 Christ our Passover
Communion             Nothing this week.
Closing                       671 Amazing grace  
                                                   
POSTLUDE
Processional   W. Mathias (1934-1989)
 

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
Allen, Angie, Ann P., Ann R., Alden, Arel, Barbara, Benny, Bill C., Bill H., Bill T., Brayden, Brittney, Cindy, Connor, Dave, Deirdre,Don, DuSablon Family, Ellen, George M., Greg, Harriet, Holden, Jedediah, Jerry, Jim, Kellie, Kristina, Lavelle, Lisa L., Lisa R., Mark, Mary, Marystantpn, Nayim, Peter, Robert, Shaun, Walter.


BIRTHDAYS
25: Michelle Conklin, John Houston, Peter Jaberg, Tom Jones, Linda Wendell 26: Abby Hatcher, Kenneth James 27: Parker Cook, Mark DiDea, John Motzel, Will Motzel, Tiffany Stieger 28: Caroline Kennedy, Dori Madison 29: David Beatty, Catherine Gay, Henry Gay, Alex Henke 30: LeighAnn Blackmore, Ann Krohn  1: Kristi Smith, Kaley Yates
  

ANNIVERSARIES
27: Bob & Lisa Lacey 29: Collin & Amelia McLeod 30: Len & Marilyn Williams
  


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