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T HE S UNDAY N EWS January 15, 2017

Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church 8011 Douglas Dallas, Texas 75225 214-363-5471

Followers of Christ, Spreading God’s Love

Welcome to Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. Thank you for worshiping with us today. Tomorrow the church is closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. If you are not able to be here on a Sunday morning, our 9:00 and 11:11 worship services are streamed at, and the sermons from those services are available at There is a lot of good going on at Saint Michael. Get Connected! Today is Parish Nurse Sunday. Nutrition and Fitness in the New Year is today’s focus of the Parish Nurse Ministry. Stop by the Nurse Station in the South Lanai for tips on leading a healthier, nutritious life, and get your blood pressure taken, too. Questions? Contact Dianne Boyd, RN, at Saint Michael 101 – A Quick Course on Membership. If you or some of your friends want to know about Saint Michael and membership in the church, Saint Michael 101 on Sunday, January 22 is the place. The Rev. Bob Johnston and Rector Chris Girata will lead a lively program on the church, its future, and getting involved. Dinner and childcare is included. RSVP online to Discovery Begins January 29 – Learn About Our Church. Discovery is a new 5-week course starting Sunday, January 29 designed for newcomers and members entering a new phase in life. The course addresses the question, “What is God calling me to do next?” It will explore the history of Christianity and the Anglican Church, Saint Michael’s unique mission in Dallas, and the “how-to” of worship. The Discovery course will meet at 12:15 in the Coke Activities Room and continue through February, with lunch provided for $10. RSVP to Community Leaders Speak at Parish-wide Meeting Wednesday Evening. Three parishioners who have spent a major part of the their careers serving Dallas will discuss “Community Work Through Faith” at the Women of Saint Michael meeting Wednesday evening, January 18. The panel includes Tom Luce, former Assistant Secretary of Education; Dr. Gail Thomas, CEO of the Trinity Trust; and Walt Humann, the “father of DART” and Saint Michael’s Jubilee Park neighborhood revitalization initiative. Parishioner Brad Watson, former political commentator for WFAA-TV, will moderate the discussion. The program begins at 6:30 in the church followed by a reception. Make reservations online at Caroline Marak Named Stewardship Manager The Rector, Chris Girata, has announced that Caroline Lewis Marak has joined Saint Michael as Stewardship Manager. Working with the Rector, Vestry, and Stewardship Committee, she will lead the vision and implementation of the church’s financial growth. Previously, she served as Development Coordinator for the Major and Planned Giving division of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and as Director of Development for the Park Cities YMCA. Caroline has a degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Mississippi and is involved in several community activities in Dallas.

Parish Clergy The Reverend Christopher Girata, Rector The Reverend Bill Murray, Vicar The Reverend Lisa Flores Musser, Associate for Worship and Liturgy The Reverend Greg Pickens, Associate for Pastoral Care The Reverend Hunter Ruffin, Associate for Mission and Outreach The Reverend Bob Johnston, Associate for Evangelism The Reverend Oliver Butler, Associate for Young Adults The Reverend Mary Lessmann, Associate for Spiritual Growth The Reverend Michael Harmuth, Sunday Associate The Reverend Rich Towers, Sunday Associate

• Help keep your parishioner neighbors connected to Saint Michael. Become a Good Shepherd. Contact Ann Mills at • Tutor a struggling O.M. Roberts elementary student in math or reading. Contact

Parish Vestry Matt Waller, Sr. Warden Kay Whelan, Jr. Warden Grady Schleier, Treasurer Charlie Sartain, Chancellor Margaret Spellings, Clerk Peter Beck, Eric Conner, Mark Demler, Whitney Grogan, Beth Hise, Kathy Kelley, Rachel Morgan, Tom Rhodus, Elizabeth L. Selzer, J.C. Snead, Arnold Spencer, Kay Whelan, and Chris Wiley.

Worship Schedule Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - Eucharist Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - Healing Service Saturdays 8:30 a.m. - Eucharist 5:30 p.m. - Candlelight Mass Sunday Services 7:30 a.m. - Eucharist Rite I, SMC 9:00 a.m. - Eucharist Rite II, Church 9:00 a.m. - Discovery Mass, SMC 9:15 a.m. - Joy Mass, Theater 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. - Eucharist Rite I, Church 11:11 a.m. - Celebration, Parish Hall 5:30 p.m. - Evening Prayer and Eucharist - SMC smaadallas

Priest on Call If you have an urgent need to contact a priest after hours call 214-232-7512. Communications Card Use the card to register as a guest, make prayer requests, RSVPs, and provide information on yourself. Need Prayer Prayer Teams can pray with you after Sunday morning services. Ushers can direct you to private prayer locations. Prayer Candles A $1 donation is appreciated for lit candles in the Bishop Moore and Saint Michael Chapels.

Calling All Artists – The Parish Party Needs You! Whatever your medium – painting, pottery, sculpture, photography, etc. – a piece of your work is needed for the Parish Party art auction. A preview of your art will be in the Parlor on Sunday, February 19 to give parishioners a chance to pick out what items they want to bid on at the February 24 Parish Party. The money raised from the auction will be included in the funds given by the Women of Saint Michael to Dallas area charities addressing poverty and Episcopal ministries. To donate a piece of your art contact Sarah Coke King at sarahfitplay@gmail. com, Whitney Coke at, or Marillyn Seeberger at marillyn.seeberger@gmail. com. Parish Party tickets are available online at www. or at the Parish Party table on Sundays. Youth Mission Trips Information Meeting – January 29. Learn the details about the youth group’s two mission trips this summer at a special information meeting Sunday, January 29 at 10:00 in the Youth Center. The mission trips will be to New Orleans June 18 – 24, and to the Amistad Mission in Cochabamba, Bolivia July 24 – August 1. Trip activities, costs, and sign-up deadlines will be covered. Questions? Contact Lauren at lwainwright@

Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Amy-Jill Levine – February 11 – 12. Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt, will bring the second in her series of Distinguished Lectures to Saint Michael February 11 and 12 addressing “How Am I Called to be with Others.” On Saturday she will speak on “When My Actions Impact Others – David and Bathsheba” and “When Others Make Demands – Jesus and the Canaanite Woman” in the Coke Activities Room beginning at 9:00. On Sunday, at 10:00 in the Parish Hall, Dr. Levine’s topic will be “When Others Define Themselves – Sarah and Hagar.” Make reservations for the Saturday lecture at January Prayer Ministry Meeting. The Rector Chris Girata will talk about his vision for the Prayer Ministry at the group’s meeting Thursday, January 19 in the Coke Activities Room at 6:00. Dinner is provided for $10. RSVP to Katherine Bowen, To plan for future meetings, pick up a Prayer Ministry schedule at several locations throughout the church. Clergy contact: The Rev. Greg Pickens,

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Prime Timers to Hear Psychologist on “Mind, Body, and Wellness.” Dr. Andrew Clifford, a clinical psychologist, will kick off the Prime Timers New Year on Thursday, February 2. Dr. Clifford, formerly with the Stanford and UT Southwestern Medical Centers, works with doctors and patients to shorten hospital stays and reduce suffering and medications associated with chronic pain and illness. The Prime Timers’ meeting begins at 10:30 in the Coke Activities Room with lunch for $10. Make reservations with Mary Davis, 214-363-7761, by Sunday, January 29. Traveling the Beatitudes: A Lenten Pilgrimage to Bolivia. Give a new meaning to your Lenten journey, see firsthand the working of the Beatitudes, join in a pilgrimage to our Amistad Mission in Cochabamba, Bolivia March 24 – April 2. Amistad, a major outreach ministry of Saint Michael, provides a safe, loving, Christian environment for Bolivian children who have been abandoned and abused. Learn more online at www. and attend an information meeting Sunday, February 12 at 6:00 in the Coke Activities Room. RSVP to Hunter Ruffin at

Parishioners Being Honored by Diocese of Dallas Parishioners Tony Briggle and Plack Carr are being honored today by the Diocese of Dallas. They will be inducted by Bishop Sumner into The Order of Bishop Garrett during ceremonies at St. Matthew Cathedral at 4:00. The Order of Bishop Garrett is bestowed on lay leaders who have given long and sacrificial ministry to the Diocese of Dallas in gratitude for their faithfulness and dedication to the Church. Tony Briggle, in addition to serving as Acolyte Master at Saint Michael, has chaired the Diocesan Convention for the past seven years, chaired the Bishop’s Transition Tony Briggle Plack Carr and Consecration Committee, and serves as vice chairman of American Friends of the Anglican Centre in Rome. Plack Carr, a former Vestry member and stewardship chair at Saint Michael, was on the founding board of the Episcopal School of Dallas serving as Interim Headmaster and twice as Board Chairman, and has served on the boards of the Episcopal Foundation of Dallas and Gaston Episcopal Hospital.


Christian Formation Sunday Mornings at 10:00



The Forum

Bible Study

Fellowship Class

Saint Michael Chapel

Coke Activities Room

Parish Hall

What Does The Bible Really Say About Eternal Life?

The Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony

Doug Travis

Mary Lessmann

About The Resurrection

The Seven Deadly Sins: Greed

Running With More Than Crackers

Mary Lessmann

Bill Murray

Doug Travis

Starting From Scratch Greg Pickens

Youth Winter Retreat – No Sunday School or evening EYC Children and Youth Sundays @ 10 4th and 5th Grade Blue Room - Youth Center

Childcare Story Keepers Story Telling, Age 3-5 Room 10

The Edge

Catechesis Level One Atrium (2nd Floor) and Power Library

Disciples Confirmation Class 6th Grade Theater

Catechesis Level Two

Rooms 101, 213

Spark: Activate Faith! Kindergarten - Grade 3 ESD Lobby

Youth Sunday School 7th - 12th Grades Green Room - Youth Center

The Prayers of the People During the Prayers of the People you are encouraged to offer aloud or silently your own petitions. As you pray, please remember the following people who as of Thursday, January 12, have asked for our prayers: Michael Boellhoff, Sally Bowser, Doris Cowling, Thelma Daeden, Allen Dickey, Ken deGruy, Jody Guenther, Jim Hamlin, Sara Hardee, Liam Hawk, Wayne Houston, Angela Howell, Jim Howell, Charlotte Huthnance, Bud Hunsucker, Emily Irwin, Lynn Jerabek, Grace and Lynne Jordan, Kate and Dana Juett, Stacey Ligon, Lucinda Macdonald, John Mawhirter, Carolyn Morelock, Kathy O'Doherty, Tom Park, Patricia Plettner, Kathryn Miller Rabey, Randy Rekerdres, Kelly Roach, Katy Rubarth, Pete Ryan, Valerie Guenther Unger, Shelly Vescovo, Jack Day Watson lll, and Joe Yardley. Great Expectations – Families expecting children: Whitney and John Coke, Cindy and Matthew Ford, Mai and Ernest Franklin, Caroline and Benjamin Germany, Mary Katherine and Christopher Roby, and Kate and Benjamin Seale. The Altar Flowers are given in memory of Kate W. Davis, Wirt Davis, Lillian A. Hart, John P. Hart, Samuel Adam Prinz, Matthew Cartwright Roberts, Jr., Irene Easterling Rousseau, and George Austin Shutt.

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