E-Messenger February 20, 2020

Radically Open to God

The SMC Mission is to 
Love God, Love Others, and  Serve  the World.
Join Us for Worship  

7:45 am
Holy Eucharist

9-9:30 am
Children's Family Service

10:15 am
Choral Eucharist

6 pm
Contemporary Eucharist

12:15 pm
Healing Service

7 am 
Holy Eucharist 

Ministry Links

Your Vestry Members

Senior Warden

Junior Warden
Kathy Cox/ Mike Farina

Craig Maughan

Ashley Bennett
Linda Midkiff
Niki Nash
Ronda Olson
Tom Sommerville
Katie Terry
Mark DiDea
Whitney Broadaway
Beth Pittenger
Charlie Egerton
Contact Us

The Rev. Rick Luoni

Assisting Priest 
The Rev. Greg Favazza

The Rev. Carter A. Smith  

Church Administrator
Ashleigh Gonzalez

Submissions for the E-Messenger should be emailed to the Church Administrator by Tuesday at 5 pm for that week's edition.  The E-Messenger is distributed every Thursday.

Preschool Director
Melanie Olivier

(407) 843-8448

2499 N. Westmoreland Drive
(Corner of Bryn Mawr)

Your Church Home
 in College Park

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner: February 25 at 6 pm

St. Michael's Vestry is looking forward to flipping and serving  Pancakes for Dinner.
Please join us Tuesday, February 25th @ 6 PM in Quigley Hall
Suggested Donations $5 per person and $15 per family.
Click Here to RSVP
Ash Wednesday: February 26 at: 7 am, 12 pm, & 6:30 pm

ASH WEDNESDAY: The first day of Lent. The focus is on penitence, or sorrow for sin and fasting and is marked with a special liturgy by the imposition of ashes on the forehead, with the words, "You are dust and to dust you shall return." We start here to remind us of our mortality and our need for mercy, grace, and forgiveness. Wednesday February 26th at: 7AM, 12PM, 6:30PM in the Church.


Join us WEDNESDAY evenings during Lent beginning March 4th for our Annual Lenten Soup Supper. Bring your favorite homemade soup to share, dazzle, and impress your St. Michael's family and join us for fun and fellowship followed by a teaching series on "Episcopal 101: Why We Do What We Do" and Eucharist. Soup Supper begins at 6PM and Teaching begins at 6:45PM

Join us for a Lenten Lesson and Eucharist in the Church from
6:45-730 PM on Wednesdays beginning March 4.


  Wednesday Night Children's Ministry Lenten Programs
  • Lenten programs begin on March 4th from 6:45pm - 7:30pm and will run every Wednesday for 5 weeks.
  • We are in need of an Elementary teacher. Please contact Tiffany for more information.
  • First Communion Instruction will be given during the Lenten Programs for 2nd grade and up. An adult must attend with the child. Please email Tiffany  if you and your child plan on attending.
Wednesday Night Youth Ministry Lenten Programs

Join us for a Youth Lenten Program (6th- 12th grade) on Wednesday evenings beginning March 4 at 6:45 pm in the Fordham Hall Youth Room.
Lenten Bible Challenge: A 40-Day Journey Through Matthew

Lent is an invitation to spend 40 days walking alongside Jesus, listening to His life-changing teachings, and falling more in love with God through self-examination and repentance; prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy Word.

You're invited to rediscover Christ anew by reading through the Gospel of Matthew in 40 days. You'll cover approximately 30 verses each day for six days a week and then take Sunday as a day of rest. This requires intentionality and may require fasting 10 minutes a day from Facebook, Twitter, cable news, or ESPN to reflect on God's "love letter" to you.

Click Here for the Daily Readings beginning on ASH WEDNESDAY
Lenten Resources

This Lent we are using three resources from the Salt Project. (saltproject.org)
Beginning this Sunday, feel free to stop by our Lenten Resource Tables in both the Narthex of the Church and in Quigley Hall to pick up some resources to aid in you and your family's Lenten journey.

40-Day "Love Builds Up" Family Challenge
  SALT's "40-Day 'Love Builds Up' Family Challenge" is the perfect way for families of all shapes and sizes to strengthen spiritual muscles and emotional health during Lent.  We could all use a little training - and a little practice!
Here's the challenge: For each of the six weeks of Lent, spend some time at the beginning of the week (Sunday night, maybe?) reading that week's Bible passage together.  Talk as a family about the suggested topic, using the devotional's optional conversation prompts if you like.  Commit to taking on an action or practice for that week - and then just watch as the Realm of God fills, strengthens, and beautifies your house and the world!
Breaking the Chains: A Family-Friendly Lenten Devotional  
"Breaking the Chains" is an engaging, family-friendly, creative Lenten resource for individuals and/or families, inviting all of us to let words of Scripture and daily practices of liberation be our guides through this mysterious season. Each day, break a link in the paper chain (purple links for the 40 days of Lent, and white links for the 7 Sundays) and practice resurrection. Take part in God's chain-breaking, art-making, world-changing grace - all the way to the joyful freedom of Easter morning!
Each day's link includes a hands-on, accessible practice for individuals and/or families of all shapes and sizes to engage the season.  To tell the truth about ourselves and our world, to change our hearts and our ways, and to participate in God's work of breaking chains of injustice, apathy, violence, despair - even the chains of death itself!
Practicing Lent
This modern and inspiring Lenten booklet will be the perfect companion to your Lenten journey, with weekly practices and reflections.  Thoughtful, tenderly written, and provocative, the booklet will challenge you and your community to see the hope and light all around, even as you stay present and awake to the injustices of the world.
We are also offering a devotional from Episcopal Relief and Development called One Thousand Days of Love
This booklet encourages readers to actively seek the holy every day during Lent by reflecting on God's call, their own lives and how they can live out their Baptismal Covenant by healing a hurting world. Episcopal Relief & Development's Lenten Meditations 2020 focuses on the spiritual lives of children and how children inspire the spiritual lives of adults. Episcopal Relief & Development is committed to helping those whom Christ calls the greatest among us, so they can better reach their God-given potential to learn, grow and thrive. Join us each day during Lent for these meaningful meditations. 

There is also a podcast associated with the Episcopal Relief and Development Lenten Series.  If folks would like to listen it starts on Tuesday Feb. 25 and can be found at the following link: https://www.episcopalrelief.org/church-in-action/church-campaigns/lent/ .
Lenten Morning Prayer

Monday - Thursday during Lent
7 am in the Chapel
Morning Prayer will be led by individuals of  the St. Michael's community, Monday through Thursday in the Chapel at 7 am. The Eucharist will continue to be celebrated each week on Friday at 7 am. 

If you would like to participate in leading Lenten Morning Prayer sign-up at the link below. Anyone can lead! Sign-up sheets are also available in the Chapel.

New To St. Michael's? Q & A and Campus Tour: Sunday, March 8

Welcome Home. To All Who are New to St. Michael's : Our Church Campus is a wonderful place to discover.  Every space is part of a building block to our core values.  Two of our core values are:                                                                   
WE ARE OUTWARD FOCUSED:  We exist for those who are not yet a part of the St. Michael's family,                       

WE ACCEPT YOU WHEREVER YOU ARE ON YOUR FAITH JOURNEY:   This is the life Jesus modeled and he leads us to follow in his footsteps.

Sunday, March 8th we would like to welcome all newcomers to St. Michael's.  
Please remain in the Sanctuary after the 10:15 service for a guided Campus Tour.  

We look forward to sharing our campus with you, connecting you with others, answering your questions about St. Michael's, and sharing some light refreshments in the Parlor.

Please RSVP to the Church Office 407-843-8448 or   info@stmichaelschurch.com
We are delighted to have you as a part of our St. Michael's family.  We are grateful that you are here. Welcome home.

Niki Nash
St. Michael's Vestry-  Hospitality
Be a part of St. Michael's  Member Directory!

With all the photo sessions filled you can still send in your photo to be included.  Please e-mail your picture, along with your name(s), address, e-mail address and phone number to: Linda Midkiff at midkiff1@mac.com  by March 4.
Save the Date:  Friday, February 28 at 7 pm

Food, Friends, Fellowship, Fun, Its Supper Club!

Please join us at the Home of :
Courtney and Ken Hazouri
Friday, February 28, 2020
at 7:00 pm
Supper Club creates an experience around the table, that feeds the body, nourishes the soul, and transforms the community. We invite you to gather around the table with us.
Is this your 1st Supper Club? Here is how it works, The Hazouri's provide the home and we provide the meal. Please use the sign up link below and share with us what you can provide. We will need appetizers, salads, main entrees, sides, and desserts. Also bring your preferred beverage.
Please refer any questions to  Niki Nash
407-616-7754 or Nikinash@me.com


Katie Terry
321-662-0255 or katieairth@hotmail.com


Serve for Fourth Tuesday at the Coalition:

Lake Silver Listeners
We are putting together a squad of people that would like to go to Lake Silver Elementary and have first and third graders read to them. That's it! It's not mentoring, or teaching, it is just listening to kids read and helping them sound out the occasional word. These two classes have students that come from low-income families and may have parents with language barriers. As a result, they don't get to practice reading at home and this puts them at a disadvantage.

You will be in Ms. Robinson's 1st grade class for 45 minutes, get a 15 minute break and then in Ms. Schessler's 3rd grade class for 45 minutes. This opportunity is available Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 10 am - 11:45 am with a 15 minute break. You will need to be additions approved. Contact Mike in the office to begin the process or visit:  https://app.vomo.org/campaign/school-partners 
Feed My Lambs

This is the "sort/box/deliver" week.  Call Andrew at church if you'd like to be a part of this ministry and join our crew of helpers who do this.

Take Them a Meal: Laura Schomberg and Family

Laura James Schomberg and her daughter, Laura Frances, would very much appreciate some help with food for the next 2-3 weeks.  Laura Frances has just had a hip replacement and is now home from the hospital.  Food restrictions would include no shellfish, dairy is fine but milk doesn't settle well, and Laura Frances prefers a gluten-free diet. 
To sign up, please go to takethemameal.com, enter Schomberg under Last Name and Schomberg under the Password.  There you can find a day that is convenient for you.  And if you'd like to provide a meal but find your time limited, you can use UberEats (www.ubereats.com) to order and they pick up and deliver; or you can order from some of the College Park eateries and pick up and deliver to them.  They especially enjoy Shaker's, Infusion Tea, and Cristo's.  In any case, please sign up online.
The Schomberg's address is 907 Seville Place, Orlando, 32804 and the phone number is 407-422-1962.  Please call them to set up a convenient time to deliver food, optimally around 5pm.
Thank you so much for serving the Schombergs while Laura Frances recuperates.
Scouts BSA Troop for Girls Organizational Meeting

There will be an organizational meeting for a Scouts BSA Girl Troop on Monday, February 24th at 7pm. Please gather in Quigley Hall by 6:55pm for an opening ceremony.
In 2019, BSA formally allowed girls to join the 100+ year old program and learn how to live life according to the Scout Oath & Scout Law and the program was renamed Scouts BSA.

If you have, or know of any, girls from 11 to 17 (6th grade - 12th grade) who might be interested in joining a Scouts BSA Troop, please join us. You may also email GTroop200Scouts@gmail.com

Scout Sunday:

On Sunday February 9th, 26 Scouts and 9 leaders from Pack 207 and Scouts BSA Troop 200 participated in the 10:15 service for Scout Sunday. Scout Sunday is celebrated each year close to Scouting's birthday in the United States on February 8.
Thank you to St Michael's for sponsoring Scouting for 60 years. If you know of anyone who might light to join Cub Scouts (K-5th grade) or Scouts BSA (6th - 12th grade) Boys or Girls, please reach out to Pack207Scouts@gmail.com or GTroop20Scouts@gmail.com.

VBS 2020

Click here to register for participants and volunteers

Our preschool program is full.Click Here  to be added to the waiting list.
Our Elementary program is open but filling fast.

Serve in Children's Ministry!

We are in need of servant- hearted volunteers for our  Lenten Program. 
We also need a t eacher and assistant for our 1st-5th grade program. 
The curriculum is easy to follow.  Please contact  Tiffany  for more information.

Family Bowling  February 23rd @ 12:30 pm
$16.00 includes 3 games, shoes and pizza. 
Click here to RSVP so we can reserve lanes.
Aloma Bowl
2530 Aloma Ave
Winter Park FL 32792



EYC  is on this Sunday,  February 23
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


 Music Department: Transfiguration Sunday!

The Last Sunday after Epiphany always tells of the Transfiguration of Jesus, where he meets with Moses & Elijah.  SO - music this Sunday:
  • 135 Songs of thankfulness and praise
  • Vs. 4 begins "Manifest on mountain height, shining in resplendent light"
  • 134 O Light of Light, Love given birth
  • 137 O wondrous type! O vision fair
  • A choir setting of the Latin text "O nata lux de lumine" - translated "O Light born of Light"

If you have made it this far down in the E-Messenger, to save you a search in this document - the scripture for Sunday? ....what are we singing? ....what is the choir singing?  Find all that here: http://www.ajwsmmd.com/Sunday_Music-Scriptures.html


Saturday, March 14, 6:30 PM, Quigley Hall
Mark it on your calendars! Traditional St. Paddy's Day vittles and drinks!  Entertainment - a fun evening for the whole family!  Watch for more details!
Fund-raiser for the Music Dept. Trip to sing at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, this July.

  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.
Abby, Ann, Alden, Arel, Barbara, Benny, Beverly, Bill H., Bill M., Bill T., Brittney, Dave, Ellen, Evie, John, Kristina, Linda, Lisa L., Lisa R.,Margret, Mitchell, Nancy, Robert, Shelly, Tom, Tony, Vic, Walter.

20: Lori Demro, James Hulbert, Nick Walker  22: Andrew McPherson, Michael Mosher, Dan Tracy  23: Maddie Borrelli, Lauren Colley, Vantrease Harris-Blair, Wayne Mosher, Roston Shuman  24: Will Daniel IV, Kelly Gillen  25: Katie Jennings  26: Stephanie Cox  27: Arel Bosko, Jeff Jennings, Henry Loff, Mac McFadden Jr., Christine Smith, Kurt Smith  

21: Tom & Helen Bates 26: Ted & Sara Seater

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