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Capital City Big Band Benefit Concert Tuesday, February 4 Concert 7pm-9pm Spaghetti Supper served 6pm-7pm

February 2014

Tickets are sold out! Please call the office if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

St. Michael and All Angels’ Episcopal Church

The Guardian

Tuesday, February 11 6:30-8:00pm

Presentation and Book Signing The Rev. Timothy Jones Dean of Trinity Cathedral Dean Jones will be speaking on prayer and signing his two books The Art of Prayer and Work Day Prayers. The Art of Prayer: An Orthodox Anthology, is a spiritual anthology drawn from the Greek and Russian traditions, focusing particularly on the Jesus Prayer. Workday Prayers: On-The-Job Meditations for Tending Your Soul is designed to help adults stay connected to their spiritual life while on the job. The event will take place in Sturtevant Hall. Light refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by St. Michaels’ Daughters of the King Mary of Bethany chapter.

www.stmichaelepiscopal.com Have you visited our website lately? Our website will be undergoing updates soon. Take a look at it and tell us what you think by emailing lena@stmichaelepiscopal.com. You can send items for posting to this address. Items for the Guardian and weekly Guardian can be sent to office@stmichaelepiscopal.com—send us your pictures too!

Be sure to “like” our Facebook pages: St. Michael and All Angels’ Episcopal Church and for the ELC: St. Michael’s Little Angels Take a moment to check them out and invite a friend to “like” our Facebook pages. TAIZé SERVICE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 7:00PM IN THE CHURCH

Please join us for worship this Sunday at 8:00am or 10:30am. Breakfast will be served at 8:45am. Children’s Godly Play (ages three— sixth grade), as well as Youth Sunday School ALL ARE WELCOME (grades seventh—twelfth grade) will begin at 9:30am, and the Nursery is open as well. Mother Jill’s class Prayer: The What, the Why, and the How meets at 9:34am in Sturtevant Hall.


Forty days after the birth of Christ, we mark the day Mary and Joseph presented him in the temple in accordance with Jewish law. There, a prophetess named Anna began to speak of the redemption of Israel when she saw the young child. Simeon also greeted Mary and Joseph. He responded to the presence of the consolation of Israel in this child with the words of the Nunc dimittis. His song described Jesus as a “light for the nations”.

Sunday, February 2, 2014 The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple First Reading: Malachi 3:1-4 Psalm 84 How dear to me is your dwelling, O Lord of hosts! Second Reading: Hebrews 2:14-18 Gospel: Luke 2:22-40

Sundays and Seasons Year A 2014 Augsburg Fortress

Stewardship Update: Our Pledge Campaign has concluded. Total Proposed Budget: $325,105 Total Pledges : $272,856 Short of Goal: $ 52,249

84% 16%

If you have already submitted your pledge, would you consider increasing it to help support our staff and programs?

Month to Date

MTD Prior Year

YTD Actual

YTD Prior Year

$34,734

$20,320

$319,844

$367,864

$26,380

$69,618

$314,075

$433,295

$8,354

$ (49,298)

$5,768

$ (65,431)

Revenue Grand Total Operating Income Expenses Grand

Total We will be asking staff to keep spending down and will be analyzing spending and pledges after the first Operating Expense quarter for adjustments that may need to be made. Please review your yearly contribution statements. If you have any questions, please contact Rosemary Alewine, Bookkeeper.

Total Income (Loss) from Operations

Mission Council Report—January 18 meeting and Called Congregational Meeting—February 9 On Saturday, January 18, the Mission Council met to consider the disbursement of 2012 and 2013 earnings from the Endowment Trust. As you will recall, back in November the Mission Council adopted a spending policy recommended to it by the Endowment Committee. That policy provided for the distribution of 70% of the earnings in a particular year to be used “for any mission, program, project or task that is authorized by the Mission Council and that is not ordinarily supported by the annual operating budget.” On Sunday, February 9, at 9:30am the Mission Council will outline for the congregation the decisions it has made and the procedure it followed for the disbursement of the available funds. Please plan to join us in the church at 9:30am on Sunday morning, February 9, for this important meeting.

13th ANNUAL SID BRITT BOOK SALE Saturday, March 22, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm It's time to get ready for our annual book sale! Bring your donated books, puzzles, games, and audio-visual items (movies, audio books, music) in now and put them in the St. Augustine room at the back of Sturtevant Hall. Please do not bring magazines, periodicals or condensed books. Mary Ortuno is the new chairperson for the book sale. Thank you so much, Mary, for volunteering! Ellen Adams will be assisting her as Mary transitions to this new role. Watch the weekly Guardian for additional information and please help us spread the word. Mary Ortuno - Chair Ellen Adams - Assistant


Harvest Hope serves the people of the Midlands who do not have enough to eat. Please note that donated food items are being brought forward on Sunday mornings with the elements at the Presentation. You may bring your items with you and place them in the basket in the narthex. There is also a receptacle for them in the hall outside the kitchen. This week: canned meat or fish

The GREEN Team The St Michael and All Angels' Green Team is building a green house on our grounds, continuing to compost, and is looking to build birdhouses for our feathered friends in our woods. Be sure to check out the Green Team’s blog: http://greenteamofsmaa.blogspot.com Does this sound like something you want to be a part of? Talk to Bob Noë and roll up your sleeves!

The Burton Pack backpack program continues, providing food for children who do not have stable places to live. While you are shopping, consider adding one of these items to your cart—look for things on sale and buy several!

February Birthdays February 1: Mary Asay February 12: Bob Adams, Jr. February 14: Barbara Ridgill February 15: Lynda Wyman, Heidi Hulsey February 19: Wayne Smith, Jr., Nancy Cobb February 20: Philip Whitehead, John Parker February 21: Jennie Tompkins, Gracie Hicks February 24: Fran Fisher, Hannah Mauldin, Haley Mauldin February 23: Betty Smith, John Jervey Churchyard Note Cremains plot #408 is for sale through the churchyard for $700.00. If you are interested in purchasing this plot, please contact Sharon Hodge: 803.917.7246.

Christian Formation

Breakfast

Prayer: The What, the Why, and the How— Mother Jill teaches this new adult series on prayer on Sunday mornings (9:30am) and Monday evenings (Library—6:30pm).

Cereal (single servings) Milk (small, shelf-stable) Pop Tarts Instant oatmeal/Instant Grits Cereal Bars

Nursery—Nursery care is being offered in the room next to the kitchen. The Nursery is staffed each Sunday by an early child-care professional and a volunteer.

Lunch or Dinner

Godly Play—Godly Play Sunday School continues in the new year with two classes: ages three through second grade, and third grade through sixth grade.

Single-serve meals (chili, pasta) Pop-top Soup Peanut Butter (single serving) Vegetables (small pop-top cans) Mac and Cheese (cup) Ramen Noodles Tuna Packets Spam packets Beanie Weenies (pop-top) Fruit cups Pudding cups Cheese crackers

Youth Sunday School—Making it REAL AND RELEVANT meets in the St. Francis Room. Taught by Deacon Margaret, this class is for youth in grades seven through twelve. The course is multi-media enhanced and lectionary-based.


St. Michael and All Angels’ Episcopal Church Corner: Bridgewood and Trenholm Roads In Forest Acres

6408 Bridgewood Rd. Columbia SC 29206 Tel: 803-782-8080 CDC: 803-782-8800 office@stmichaelepiscopal.com www.stmichaelepiscopal.com

To love, learn, and serve through Christ

Serving this week Sunday, February 5, 2014 The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple Celebrant and Preacher The Reverend Jill Zook-Jones Deacon The Reverend Margaret Jennings Todd Eucharistic Ministers 8:00am: Tom Cobb 10:30am: Bob Thomas, Rob Martin Ushers Harry De Pew, Ken Shealy Acolytes Amy Hayslip, Chapman Lee, Walker Rosier Eucharistic Visitor Harry De Pew Altar Guild Rebecca Mills, Anne Hayslip, Patty Epley Flowers Cathy Cook Young Godly Play Kathy Thomas, Mary Ortuno Middle Godly Play Carol Beis, Morgan Lee Breakfast Team #1 Jack Dunlap, Bob Noë, Charles Cook, Carl Smith, Bob Moeller Director of Music Laura E. Rosier Choir Parish Choir

Brett Floyd Concert—Thank you!

Mark your Calendars! Other than regularly-scheduled events, or some of those already mentioned… Sunday, February 2 The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple Noon called Mission Council meeting 7:00pm Taizé service Monday, February 3 5:00pm Yoga (meets in the McCarthy Room) Mother Jill’s class on Prayer will not meet Tuesday, February 4 Capital City Big Band Concert (with dinner) No Lectio Bible Study or Parish Choir rehearsal Sunday, February 9

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany No Christian Formation classes 9:30pm Called Congregational Meeting—Church Noon Liturgics Committee meeting

Tuesday, February 11 6:30-8:00pm MS Matters (McCarthy Room) 6:30-8:00pm Presentation and Book Signing The Reverend Timothy Jones Sunday, February 16

The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany Noon TLC Committee meeting (Library)

Monday, February 17 ELC Closed—Teacher In-Service Day 4:30pm Memorials Committee Tuesday, February 18 5:30pm Finance Committee meeting Thursday, February 20 5:00-8:00pm ELC Chick-fil-A Family Night Decker Blvd. location 6:00pm Mission Council meeting (McCarthy Room) Sunday, February 23

The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany Noon Ushers meeting (lunch served)

The Reverend Jill Zook-Jones Vicar The Reverend Margaret Jennings Todd—Deacon

Monday, February 24—Wednesday, February 26 Clergy Pre-Lenten Retreat (Bishop Gravatt Ctr.)

Rebecca Maitland—Director Early Learning Center Laura E. Rosier Director of Music Office Manager Rosemary Alewine Bookkeeper Karen Harmon RSCM Choir Director

Monday, February 24 2:00-4:00pm MS Group meeting

Thank you to everyone who came out on a cold Sunday afternoon to hear Brett Floyd. The music he played was beautiful and moving, especially his own commissioned piece: The Tridiium. Missed the concert? Brett’s Doctoral

Harry Watson, Sexton Sherwood Williams, Records Recital is Wednesday, February 5, Cathy Cook, Senior Warden 7:30pm, in the USC School of Music Hugh Wilson, Junior Warden Recital Hall. The recital is free—Brett

invites you to attend!

Under the Tent Fundraiser An evening benefiting Gravatt Camp and Conference Center February 3, 2014 301 Whaley, Columbia SC Tickets are on sale: www.campgravatt.org


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