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The SMC Mission is to 
Love God, Love Others, and  Serve  the World.
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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 

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Craig Maughan



Ashley Bennett
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Rector
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

E-Messenger August 8, 2019
We Need to Fill Out our Back to School Welcome Squad!
Monday, August 12
 

We will be welcoming students back to campus at Lake Silver Elementary on August 12.  We need folks to come and cheer and hold the signs our St. Michael's Family have created to kick-start  the year in a positive way! We will be meeting at Lake Silver by 8 am to start welcoming kids by 8:15.
 

This is a great opportunity to really make an impact on kids that may be  nervous on the first day. We can let them know that they are loved and we wish them the best! You can either email Mike at  Mike@stmichaelschurch.com  or use our  Sign Up Genius:  Here
 


 

EYC KICKOFF! 
(Sunday, August 18th 5:30 - 7:00PM)

It's that time! After a summer break,
EYC is back in action. Middle & high school students gather in the Youth Room in Fordham Hall for some food, games, worship and small group discipleship. Let's pray for another great year.
 
Children's Ministry Parent Meeting

Note:  Childcare for this event will be available.
 
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"Thomas Merton

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.

If you are interested and would like to learn more, visit www.centerformation.org:
  • select "About Us"
  • select "Spiritual Direction"
  Or connect with Ashleigh Gonzalez in the Parish Office at
ashleigh@stmichaelschurch.com or  407-843-8448 for any clarifying questions you may have.

Applications due by September 1st in order to participate in this first year of the program.
 
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.

You can sign up here: Click Here

 




MUSIC DEPARTMENT:
YOUTH CHOIR BEGINS!  EVERYONE ELSE: WEEK OF AUG 19!

THE YOUTH CHOIR ANNUAL AUGUST WORKSHOP
 
WED-SAT, Aug 14-17:
Wed/Thu - 5:30-7:00 pm The first rehearsals of the year - we'll check out St. Michael's Day & Christmas!

Fri/Sat - 7:00 pm Rehearsal / Activities / Compline / Sleep-over / DeLeon Springs for breakfast & swimming!
 
RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN CONTINUES
  • ANGELS CHOIR: birth thru 1st Grade - Wednesdays, 4:00-4:30, beginning Wed, Aug 21
  • YOUTH CHOIR: good readers 1st/2nd Grade thru Middle School - come & check out what we do on the first day of the Workshop!  Beginning Wed, Aug 21, our regular schedule: 
5:00 Beginning Choir Members Orientation
5:30-7:00 Full Youth Choir rehearsal
Sundays: 9:20 thru the 10:15 Service, beginning Aug 25
 
  • ADULT CHOIR: High School thru retired - Thursdays, 7:20'ish thru 9:00, beginning Thursday, Aug 22, and Sundays, 9:20 thru the 10:15 Service, beginning Aug 25
  • CHAMBER SINGERS: taken from members of the Adult Choir - folks who would like a little bit more of a musical challenge - Thursdays, 7:00 thru 7:20'ish, beginning Thursday, Aug 22
  • ST. MICHAEL'S BAND: always looking for folks who can play guitar (regular or bass), percussion, or other instrument (flute, trumpet, saxophone, etc.) for the occasional playing at the 10:15, and for more regular playing at the 6:00
  • THE 6:00 SINGERS: always looking for 2-3 voices to help lead the singing at the 6:00 PM
 
CONTACT ANDREW ASAP - if interested in any of the above!  We are especially looking for new Angels & Youth Choir members, also a few more Sopranos, Altos, and especially Tenors would be of great help in the Adult Choir.
PRAYERS
Abby, Andrew, Ann, Arel, Barbara, Benny, Bill B., Bill H., Bill M., Bill T., Brendon,    Buckley, Burke, Chaz, Cheryl, Cooper, Debra, Donna Jean, Doug, Elizabeth L.,       Elizabeth T., Ellen, Frank, Gabby C., Gabby M., Gary, George M., Holly, Israel, Jeff,   Johanna, John, Jude, June, Kaitlyn, Kelly, Kristina, Lindsey, Lisa, Luca, Powell Family, Rick M., Robert, Robin, Sammie, Sara Nell, Trish, Vanessa, Vellisco Family, Vic, Walter, Yvonne.

BIRTHDAYS
8: David Michels, Ron Nelson, Emily Newbold  9: Nathaniel Bankowitz, John Bedell, Bill Traylor Jr  10: Chris Gosselin, Jan McPherson  11: AnnMarie Hamilton, Ken Hazouri, George Stiell Jr  12: Brooke Pope  14: Hillary Brightman, Georgia Chapman, Marie Cole 

ANNIVERSARIES
9: Tyler & Kim Piercy  14: Roger & Peggy Trubey  

Reminder:
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.

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