Radically Open to God
The SMC Mission is to
Love God, Love Others, and
Join Us for Worship
Children's Family Service
Your Vestry Members
The Rev. Rick Luoni
The Rev. Greg Favazza
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EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
WE HAVE A GIFT FOR YOU AS WE CELEBRATE THE
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FORMATION OF OUR DIOCESE.
DIOCESAN REVIVAL SERVICE
FRIDAY, FEB. 1, 2019 | 7:00 P.M. (DOORS OPEN AT 5:00 P.M.)
FIRST BAPTIST ORLANDO
3000 S. JOHN YOUNG PKWY, ORLANDO
Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church and recent preacher at the royal wedding
BRING A FRIEND (OR SEVERAL) TO A WORSHIP SERVICE FEATURING:
- Music that reflects our cultural diversity
- Heartfelt testimonies from people of faith
- Enthusiastic, interesting, often funny preaching that brings people
in and calls them to a deeper relationship with Jesus
Due to our location we cannot offer childcare.
|Serve the World Day - Monday, January 21, 2019
St. Michael's Serve the World Day will be a great opportunity for us to partner with five organizations (Lake Silver Elementary, Orlando Union Rescue Mission, Howard Philips Center for Children and Families, Harbor House, and St. Francis House) to learn more about them and assist them with vital projects on each of their respective campuses.
The day will begin here at St. Michael's with breakfast and a time of prayer before we head to our job sites. Each team will receive a tour of the organization before digging into the work, hearing and seeing firsthand what happens on the front lines.
After completing our projects, we will return to St. Michael's for lunch and fellowship (and hopefully games, music, street hockey, etc.) Community service hours will be available for those earning them for school.
|New Book Study starting this Monday, January 14.
Save the Date for a new Book Study facilitated by Deacon Happy Gafford on Mondays beginning January 14th at 9:30 am, in the Fordham Hall Conference Room.
Open the Door: A Journey to the True Self,
can be purchased on Amazon by
Please purchase your books and read to page 13 prior to the first gathering.
For any questions please contact Deacon Happy at
| Ladies Luncheon - Friday, January 25
Ladies of St Michael's - You're invited to a luncheon on Friday, January 25th, honoring friendship and our common bond in Christ.
Your hosts are Sara Howard, Jan McPherson and Patty Tew. We will gather at Patty's house at 11:30 am, 1015 Lancaster Dr, Orlando 32806.
There is no cost to you, but we do kindly ask that you call Patty at (407) 341-3218 by Mon, January 21st, to let us know that you will be coming, in order to properly prepare. If you haven't joined us in the past, please do. We have a lot of fun.
We look forward to our time together.
|St. Michael's Annual Meeting -January 27, 2019
The Annual Meeting for St. Michael's will take place on Sunday, January 27, 2019 immediately following the 10:15 service. Light snacks & beverages will be provided.
Please plan to be a part of this important time in the life of the St. Michael's family! NO RSVP is required. All are welcome!
| Emotionally Healthy Spirituality - February 2019
Course Dates and Materials Listed Below
EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY LIFE GROUPS: Learning to really love God, ourselves, and others.
Emotionally Healthy Discipleship is a framework that directly addresses the reality that emotional maturity and spiritual maturity are inseparable. It is not possible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. And, if we are to live out of our authentic selves, made in the image of Christ, we must slow down to cultivate an intimate relationship with Jesus and others.
GO BENEATH THE SURFACE AND TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE
Our commitment is to lead everyone at St. Michael's into a transformed, mature relationship with Jesus so that each of us can take our place in the church and impact our community and world for Christ. Our Emotionally Healthy Spirituality course will lay the foundation for how we do that.
DEEPLY CHANGING YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
This 8-week course will help you unpack core biblical principles to guide you into an experience of lasting, deep, beneath-the-surface transformation in your relationship with Christ and IS BEING OFFERED AT THREE DIFFERENT TIMES FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE.
SPACE IS LIMITED, PLEASE SELECT A DAY AND TIME THAT WORKS BEST FOR YOUR SCHEDULE.
SUNDAYS BEGINNING FEBRUARY 17 8:45-10 AM (Location: St. Michael's)
SUNDAYS BEGINNING FEBRUARY 17 6:30-8:30 PM (Location: Facilitator's home)
THURSDAYS BEGINNING FEBRUARY 21ST 6:45-830 PM
(Location: Facilitator's home)
You'll need to purchase Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Course, Participant's Pack (Updated Edition) from christianbook.com or amazon.com. THE PARTICIPANT PACK INCLUDES:
* Book:Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, Updated Edition
* Workbook: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Workbook, Updated Edition
* Devotional: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day
| Monday Night Women's Bible Study - Beginning Monday, February 4
We are kicking off 2019 with a focus on prayer.
Join us as we explore,
The Battle Plan for Prayer by Alex and Stephen Kendrick.
Are you interested in exploring the following:
- Developing the spiritual discipline of prayer and strategic prayer.
- Learning to journal and write specific prayers
- Discovering the power of prayer within the context of a small group
- Expanding our understanding of spiritual warfare
- Digging deeper into the spiritual discipline aspects of prayer
If this interest you, then join us and bring a friend!
All women are invited who seek to grow in Christ.
As always, we will have study guides for sale on the first two weeks of our study.
Checks should be made payable to St. Michael's Episcopal Church or you can bring cash $12.99.
Study Dates: Monday, February 4 - Monday, April 1, 2019
The Monday night schedule will typically go as follows:
6:45 -7:00 pm Welcome and fellowship
7:00 -7:10 pm Bible Babe Moments, Announcements and prayer
7:10 -8:00 pm Small Group Discussions
8:00 -8:25 pm Video
8:30 pm Dismissal
Homework for this study consists of five daily lessons which should take about 30 minutes per day.
Thank you to all the kids who participated in the Christmas Pageant and all the parents who made sure they were at rehearsals. The kids did an amazing job and we are so proud of them!
A special thank you to Kathy Cardwell for making new wise men and King Herod costumes, Suzanne Thomas for providing new wise men robes and Pilar Renfroe for jazzing up our angel wings!
Help needed in Camp Sonshine
Our preschool class keeps growing and Mrs. Cindy could you use a few helping hands. Please click here to choose a week you can stay and assist.
Daddy Daughter Dance Planning Meeting
January 22nd, 2019
12 pm in the Parlor
Lenten Program Teacher and Assistants Needed
Take the kids on a wild, galactic adventure that teaches them a powerful lesson about trusting God with everything - even their dreams!
Easy to use curriculum will make teaching a breeze!
Click here to contact Tiffany if you are interested in being our mission leader for our 1st - 3rd graders.
Click here to contact Tiffany if you are interested in assisting our preschool or Elementary class.
Family Trip to the Zoo
Grab the family and spend a fun day at the zoo on February 2nd. We will meet at the park at 9 am. More details coming soon!
Youth Sunday School -
We're Back in Action!
Sundays, 10 a.m.
in the Youth Room
Sunday School is available for Middle & High School students. Together we'll explore questions about the Bible, the Apostle's Creed, disciples, Jesus, and other hot topics.
Also.... there will be Dunkin' donuts! Bring your friends!
(Friday, Feb. 1st 10pm - Sat. pickup
Please email Fr. Greg Favazza by Jan. 18th to register your student.
St. Michael's EYC
Will meet Sunday from 5:30pm-7pm in the Youth Room of Fordham Hall. All middle & high school students join for free dinner, games, worship, small group discussion and prayer. Bring a friend!
Acting Director of Youth Ministries Fr. Greg Favazza
SING II: GOOD FOR BODY AND SOUL!
COME - JOIN US IN 2019! KIDS, ADULTS, AND ALL!
It's true!! With all the...
- Crazy schedules we keep
- Rushing to and fro
- Time for everyone else and the career - BUT when to feed the soul??
REFRESH your spirit, your mind, your body, surrounded by a loving community! Check out the schedule for next week and beyond at: http://www.ajwsmmd.com/Year.html ...we have places open in ALL choirs - Angels / Youth (could use 3-6 more - good readers in Gr. 1 & 2 thru Middle School) / Adults. Contact Andrew by email/phone/text (407-619-0967) - or JUST SHOW UP at the next rehearsal!
Andrew also has space for 2-3 more piano students.
Contact info above.
Alexander, Amanda, Ann P., Ann R., Arel,
Barbara, Benny, Bill M., Burke, Ces, Ellen, Gail, Kristina, Jake, Joy, Lisa, Marci A., Marci B., Margaret, Mary, Maryann's Family, Michael, Patty, Paul, Robert, Sandy, Scott, Sharon, Trace, Vic, Virginia, Walter
10: Allison Barksdale, Steven Bissinger, Kate Smith-McGehee, Beckett Stieger Jr, Drew Summerell 11: John Boone, Lynwood Watkins 12: Mary Faith Daniel, Diane Halpin, Tim White 13: Matthew Doolittle, Jim Galbraith 14: Rachel Bond, Stephen Nash 15: Katherine Pace, Tom Sommerville, Blake Stieger 16: John Bond, Howell Gillen, Riess Gillen, Glenn Krohn Jr, Jim Madison IV
11: Alex & Kelly Gillen, Rafa & Ashleigh Gonzalez 16: Peter & Liz Jaberg
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.