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||July 11, 2019
| Celebration of Life for Ezra "Eddie" Edmondson and "Eddie's Fund"
Please join us for a Thanksgiving and Celebration of Life service for
our beloved Ezra "Eddie" Edmondson on Saturday July 20th at 11 AM
in the main church building. A reception will follow in Quigley Hall.
A wake will be held on Friday July 19th from 4-7 PM at Mitchell's Funeral Home located at 501 Fairvilla Road in Orlando.
Many folks have asked, "What can I do to help?" If you would like to make a gift in Eddie's honor, you may make your check payable to St. Michael's Episcopal Church and write "EDDIE'S FUND" in the memo line. We will present your gift to Eddie's wife JoAn as an expression of our love, gratitude, and joy for Eddie's presence in our lives and 35+ years of faithful service to our St. Michael's family.
The Ministry of
Spiritual Direction Program:
Fall 2019 at St. Michael's Church
"Spiritual Direction is, in reality, nothing more than a way of leading us to see and obey the real Director - The Holy Spirit" -
Beginning in September St. Michael's will partner with The Center for Spiritual Formation from Carlisle, PA to offer a two-year program on our campus in the Ministry of Spiritual Direction. Spiritual Direction is companionship given by one Christian to another which enables that person to listen for the direction of the Holy Spirit as a person opens his/her life to God's presence; to respond to God's guidance; to grow in intimacy with God; and to live out the beauty of the relationship.
The program is intended to assist those who participate in sharpening listening skills, bring clarity to areas of giftedness, and acquire the tools and practices essential to caring for souls in love.
- select "About Us"
- select "Spiritual Direction"
Or connect with Ashleigh Gonzalez in the Parish Office at
Story and Craft Time
Wednesdays in July
Sunday School: We need individuals to serve each Sunday!
This summer we will combine our classes and meet in the Camp R.O.C.K. room. Sunday school will be led by Ms. Cindy but she will need a few weekly helpers. We are asking for one adult and one youth volunteer to help each week. If everyone signs up for one week to help that would be great! We only have 15 Sundays to cover.
Please click here to sign up for your Sunday!
| Flower Thanksgivings and Memorials: Available for July 28
The beautiful floral arrangements that adorn our church are custom made each week by our creative and talented Flower Guild. The funds for the flowers are donated by church members in memory of, or in thanksgiving for, loved ones or special events.
If you would like to sponsor the flowers any Sunday during the summer season, please sign up on the Flower Calendar in the Narthex or contact Ashleigh in the church office: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Back to school Backpack and Supply Drive
Greetings! I know that no one is quite ready to start thinking about back to school yet, however our
St. Michael's family would like to get a jump on providing the teachers and students at our partner schools, in particular, Lake Silver Elementary, all the tools and supplies that they need to have a successful school year.
The school supply list is available
. We will also have them available at the back of the church in the Narthex at the end of the service and in both Quigley Hall and the Church Office.
There are three ways you can participate:
- Pick a grade level and select a backpack and all the supplies for one student
- You may provide several of any item on the list (ex. 2 cases of copy paper or 20 notebooks, etc)
- Provide a financial gift (Any amount is welcome. Please keep in mind that the average amount for supplies per individual students runs between $65 to $75 per individual).
We have had a special request from Principal Muse for corded headphones and ear buds. These items are used daily by students and wear out quickly.
Last year we brought in over 60 backpacks and $1,000+ worth of supplies.
We will be collecting items until August 4.
Back to school Sign Making Party!
One of the most fun activities of last year was our back to school "Cheer Squad" at Lake Silver on the first day of school.
On July 28th after the 9 am and 10:15 services we will be having a sign making party to welcome students back to school on the first day, August 12th.
We will have tagboard and supplies for you to exercise your creativity writing messages of encouragement.
Also, make plans to join us on the first day of school on August 12th!
Details are coming soon!
Serve With The Gathering on 4th Tuesdays
This is a great way of putting thankfulness into action and celebrating the gifts we have received from God.
Please consider joining us.
| 5th Tuesday Club: Tuesday, July 30
5th Tuesday Club, a great opportunity for youth to serve the local community, by providing food to the residents of the Coalition for the Homeless.
Meet at St. Michael's Quigley Hall @ 5:40 PM to load up the food in the van before we leave for the Coalition.
WEDNESDAYS IN THE SUMMER:
you up early? Come join us any time from 7:15 thru 8:30 for coffee and breakfast - "Kaffee Cantata at Café Linger". Fellowship, great food and coffee, and inspiration from the Daily Mediation in Henri Nouwen's "You are the Beloved"
| Celebration of Life Notice: Marci Basden
A Celebration of Life for Marci Basden will take place tomorrow, July 12 at 11 am in the church. A reception will follow in Quigley Hall.
Abby, Ann, Arel,
Barbara, Benny, Bill B., Bill H., Bill M., Bill T., Brendon, Burke, Cooper, Debra, Ellen, Ellie; Gabby C., Gabby M., George G., Holly, Jeff, Joanne, Johanna, John, June, Kaitlyn, Kelly M., Kelly P., Kristina, Lindsey, Lisa, Mabel, Marci, Moira, Robin, Rick, Russ, Sara Nell, Scott, Vic, Walter.
REST IN PEACE
11: Abby Ann Telan, Allison Turnbull 12: Mary Katherine Morris, Mary Motzel, Wendy Rex 13: Kay Shuman 14: William Searl 15: Addie Barnhart, Djanira Cole, Emma Jaberg, Jake Jaberg 16: Amy Erisman, Michael Morrell, Katherine Nevill, Claire Payne 17: Austin Caruso, Kelly Conrad, Amelia McLeod, Larry Motzel Sr, Niki Nash, Marjorie Thomas
Prayer list names will rotate off after a three month period unless we are made aware that an individual needs to remain on the list.