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THE JOY OF GENEROSITY
"We have seen the Lord!"(Jn 20:25)
Stewardship strongly reflects the core of the Easter message of the earliest Christian community: "We have seen the Lord!"(Jn 20:25) and always starts with the personal experience of the Risen Christ in our midst and in our hearts.
You can say that stewardship is a vocation to discipleship. The following of Christ as a disciple entails your personal response, and this call can result in a positive impact on St. Michael's mission and ministry and the world.
In Baptism we surrender ourselves through grace and choice to Jesus Christ and make promises to walk in the way of Jesus with God's help. In other words, "mature disciples make a conscious, firm decision, carried out in action, to be followers of Jesus Christ no matter the cost to themselves." Individuals compose collectively the Body of Christ; therefore, disciples of Jesus Christ are stewards of the Church because stewardship is the personal responsibility of each one of the baptized.
A disciple is both a learner and a companion of Jesus Christ, as well as one open to the movement of the Holy Spirit towards a gracious generosity of heart. The authentic disciple regards all he or she is and possesses as gifts and blessings and realizes the need to share those gifts and blessings with others for the sake of the kingdom of God.
Listen and watch Katie Terry's powerful and faith-filled testimony and how she overcomes fear by faith expressed in her giving and how she experiences the joy and assurance of trusting God for all her needs.
|THE JOY OF GENEROSITY|
In Christ's love,
THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 AT 6:30 PM
Join us for a Thanksgiving "Eve" service on Wednesday, November 25 at 6:30 pm. The service is open to those who would like to attend in person as well as those who will join in via YouTube.
Greetings fellow sojourners!
Our longtime friend and partner Faith has come to us with a request. Over the rest of the year, when we do our shopping for the meals we provide at the coalition, we always try to purchase a little extra to assist the families Faith works with that are food insecure. This year has struck her group harder than ever and we are in need of food for 68 Thanksgiving dinners. All Contributions are needed by tomorrow, November 20.
We will need help on Saturday to sort and pack (socially distanced, with gloves in the Choir Room). To register to sort and pack this Saturday, November 21 from 9-12 please CLICK HERE.
We would love to include a Publix gift card for at least $30 with each gift bag to allow families to purchase turkey, rolls, milk, etc.
2020 Share the Bounty Food Drive Ingredients List
- Boxed Stuffing Mix
- Instant Mashed Potatoes in boxes or packets
- Jars of Turkey Gravy or Dried Gravy Mix Packets
- Canned Yams
- Cranberry Sauce
- Canned Veggies (green beans, corn, peas, black eyed peas)
- Cornbread Mix
- Canned Pumpkin or Fruit Pie Filling
- Pie Crust Mix
- Salt and Pepper
- Boxed Macaroni and Cheese
- Fixings for Green Bean Casserole - Cream of Mushroom Soup, Canned Green Beans, French Fried Onions
- Cake/Brownie Mix and Can of Frosting
- Cans of Beans
- Boxes of Jell-O or Pudding Mix
- Canned Fruits
The following are helpful, but not required:
- Paper Goods (Paper Plates, Paper Towels, Napkins, )
- Serving Utensils
I hope that you will consider shopping for these items with a prayerful heart, or, if you like make a contribution to "outreach" and note that it is for our Thanksgiving food drive.
Thank you for all you do!
God Bless, Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!
GOOD NEWS and GREAT JOY! DEADLINE FOR SHOEBOXES TOMORROW, NOV. 20
Thank you to everyone who has built shoeboxes online. We are so close to our goal - please if you have not already, take a few minutes to build a shoebox by this Friday, November 20. It's quick and easy and will bring some light and joy to a child/children somewhere in this world. Bringing that happy surprise and the opportunity to hear the good new of Christ's love is needed more than ever this year.
The cost per shoebox is $25 with the option to add $6 for your shoebox recipient child to receive the The Greatest Journey message of the Gospel in their native tongue. Choose a boy or girl, the age group, then select the gifts from the choices given. Please build your shoeboxes using this link: CLICK HERE TO BUILD YOUR SHOEBOX. Thank you for your participation in this world outreach project. If you have any questions you may contact us at peggyroger @cfl.rr.com.
Project Leaders, Peggy and Roger Trubey
WEDNESDAY NOONDAY PRAYER - NOVEMBER 25
Next Wednesday, November 25 there will be Noonday Prayer as usual, however, there will be no Compline gathering at 8 pm due to the Thanksgiving Eve Service.
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:
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
The Church office will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday beginning on Wednesday, November 25 at 12 pm, and will reopen on Monday,
November 30 at 9 am.
HOLY COMMUNION AT HOME:
Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, bread and wine will be available for pick-up on Monday, November 23 & Tuesday, November 24.
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:
- MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23 & TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24
- 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 email@example.com
by end of day Wednesday to ensure the elements will be available for pick-up Thursday and Friday.
2020 SCOUTING FOR FOOD UPDATE
Thank you to everyone that filled Scouting for Food bags for pickup last Saturday or dropped off food in the church office. Because of your generosity, Pack 207, Troop 200 Boy and Troop 200 Girl were able to collect 261 bags or about 1 TON (2,000 pounds) of food!
In our Scouting District (the Western half of Orange County) Scouts were able to collect over 26,000 pounds of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank. Units chartered to St Michael's made a large contribution to the total collected in time for the upcoming Holidays. Scouting for Food is just one way that our Scouts learn how to "Do a Good Turn Daily".
The evergreens and flowers that enhance our Christmas celebration are purchased with gifts from members of the parish, both as thank offerings and as memorials.
To have your memorials and thanksgivings placed in the Christmas Eve Bulletin, please have them in to the Church Office no later than Friday, December 18.
Please CLICK HERE to complete the form for Christmas Flowers or stop by the church office to fill out a physical form. Physical forms are located next to the home communion "pick-up station", just inside the glass double doors of Fordham Hall.
Checks are payable to St. Michael's Church, marked Christmas Flowers or CLICK HERE to pay online.
There is no set amount for your donation of flowers.
| GUIDED IMAGERY PRAYER WORKSHOP: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4 - VIA ZOOM
Guided Imagery Prayer is a way of encountering the Divine Presence using Holy Imagination. Laura Baber will introduce the fundamentals of using guided imagery prayer with Scripture and archetypal metaphors from the Christian tradition. Participants will experience this form of prayer and practice, developing a prayer of their own. Cost is $25.00
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY UPDATE
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.
EYC: THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22
EYC: Sunday, Nov. 22 (5:30-7:30PM)
EYC is scheduled for this coming Sunday on Zoom for all middle and high school students.
This week with the Alpha Youth Series we'll further explore the person and work of the Holy Spirit and our relationship with the Spirit.
Refer to Youth Ministry Update for Zoom link info. If you have any questions please contact Fr. Greg.
"GOODNIGHT WITH MR. ANDREW" Sunday, November 22, 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.
NOVEMBER 22: Last Pentecost 24 - Christ the King
The Gospel from Matthew for this Sunday includes the parable of "the sheep and the goats". Christ's words to those who ministered to all in their lives applies to us as well:
'Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.'
PRELUDE MUSIC AT 10 AM
1. "Allegretto" from Sonata #4 F. Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
2. On "If thou but suffer God to guide thee" J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
3. On "How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds" H. Darke (1888-1976)
Opening: 494 Crown him with many crowns
Hymn of Praise: S-280 Glory to God
Gospel: Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Offertory: The Name of Jesus C. Courtney (b.1948)
All hail the power of Jesus' name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
bring forth the royal diadem
and crown him Lord of all.
How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds
In a believer's ear!
It soothes my sorrow, heals my wounds,
And drives away my fear.
It makes the wounded spirit whole,
And calms the troubled breast;
It satisfies the hungry soul,
And gives the weary rest.
Dear Name! the Rock on which I build;
My shield and hiding-place;
My never-ending treasury, filled
With boundless stores of grace.
Jesus, my Savior, Shepherd, Friend,
My Prophet, Priest, and King;
My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End,
Accept the praise I bring.
Sanctus: E-35 Fletcher
Fraction: S-154 Christ our Passover
Closing: 450 All hail the power of Jesus' Name
Toccata L. Boellmann (1862-1897)
This will be played by Andrew Smith, organ student of Andrew Walker.
CONTACT ANDREW AT ANY TIME - if interested in becoming a part of the Music Ministry at St. Michael's. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church 407-843-8448 x.246.
Ann P., Ann R., Arel,Barbara, Benny, Besa, Bill C., Bill H., Bill T., Brayden, Brittney, Charlie , Dave, Deirdre, Edgerton, Ellen, Emilie, George M., Greg, Gylla, Jamie, Jonathan, Kathy, Kim, Kristina, Lauren, Lisa, Martin, Mary, Nayim, Nina, Peter, Robert, Ron, Shaun, Tracey, Walter, Wik.
19: Jerry Chicone Jr, Alex Houston, Steve Milbrath, Jonathan Mitchell 20: Kaylin Tauriello, Bob Wollam 21: Walker Clayton, Kyle Telan 22: Jeff McFadden, Jeannette Smith 23: Mason Barnhart, Patrick Booth, Karen Hackler, Anne Hovarter, Edward Rescigno, Thomas Smith-McGehee 24: Jim Schomberg, John Webb Jr 25: George Gafford, Melanie Olivier, Charles Smith
19: Blair & Sara Howard 23: Logan & Karen Baker, Quentin & Sammi Caruso