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T HE S UNDAY N EWS February 19, 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. Take a deep breath, because it’s getting busy at Saint Michael. Friday night is the Parish Party, Sunday the 26th is the Annual Parish Meeting, Tuesday the 28th is the Shrove Tuesday Pancake and Gumbo Supper, and March 1 is Ash Wednesday with five Imposition of Ashes worship services. The Ash Wednesday worship schedule and Lenten Activities card is enclosed. Thank you for worshiping with us today. Neighborhood Nights Tonight! Neighborhood Nights will light up the Greenway Parks, Devonshire, Bluffview, and Preston Hollow communities tonight. If you live in one of those neighborhoods, meet your fellow parishioners at the home of Michelle and Stewart Thomas, 5022 Shadywood Lane from 5:00-6:30. The agenda: getting to know your Saint Michael neighbors. RSVP online at www.saintmichael. org/neighborhoodnights, and look for one in your area soon. Annual Parish Meeting Next Sunday. The Annual Parish Meeting is next Sunday, February 26, at 10:00 in the Church. In addition to reports from the Rector, Senior and Junior Wardens, and Treasurer, elections will be held for five new members to the Vestry, delegates and alternates for the Diocesan Convention, and the Women of Saint Michael officer slate. Information on all nominees is on the church website. The Women of Saint Michael Parish Party Friday, February 24th, at 7:00 at Brook Hollow Golf Club. Buy Your Parish Party Tickets This morning at church, or online. View Parishioners’ Artwork Today in the Parlor Then, go online at and bid on one of these beautiful works of art to take home! Fabulous Live and Silent Auction Items: Bidding is Open A Ring of Honor suite at a Cowboys' game for up to 20 guests. Trips to the Bahamas, Puerto Vallarta, Santa Fe, Punta Mita, Seaside, Palm Springs, or New York City. Plus, a Special Dinner for 12 with our Rector, Progressive Party for 8 in Oak Cliff, Signed Dallas Cowboys helmet, Lucy Wrubel ipod loaded with 1,800 songs, Beach house in Galveston, Alligator Hunt, Chef's Tasting at the Grape, Dinners at parishioners' homes, and so much more... Buy Tickets to spectacular One-of-a-Kind Special Occasions: Lady’s Only Tennis Party, Movie night, Top Angel Chefs Cooking Challenge, Crawfish Boil, Easter Cookie decorating party, Soccer skills camp, ivivva Yoga at Northpark, Greenway Parks dine around, and more! The Wine &  Whiskey Pull – There’s Still Time to Donate Drop off wine, whiskey, or a check for a minimum value of $25.00 to Nancy Moore at 3909 Hanover. Volunteer for the Party There are so many ways to be involved: set-up, check-in, greeter/host, wine pull, check-out, clean-up. This is a great way to be involved and meet new people. Sign up online  or contact Angela Jackson at

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 The Reverend Dr. Hiltrude Nusser-Telfer, Priest Associate for Pastoral Care

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.

• Become a Good Shepherd for your neighborhood. Keep your parishionerneighbors up to date on Saint Michael’s activities. Contact Ann Mills at amills@ • Find your Mission and Outreach volunteer opportunity online at www.saintmichael. org/missionoutreach/servenow. Parish Nurses to Focus on Heart Health. Heart Health will be the topic of discussion today. Stop by the Nurse Station in the south lanai to get some good tips, and have your blood pressure taken. Questions or more information, contact Dianne Boyd at

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 Men! Help cook pancakes and gumbo on Shrove Tuesday. Sign up at www.saintmichael. org/parishevents.

Children and Parents Stock North Dallas Shared Ministries. Saint Michael children and their parents are headed for North Dallas Shared Ministries today for a Day of Service stocking the Ministries’ shelves with donated food, and learning about its services to the needy. The Kindergarten – 5th grade children have been collecting non-perishable food items throughout the month. Vocal Majority to Perform at Saint Michael Presents March 5. The internationally acclaimed men’s ensemble The Vocal Majority will perform at the Saint Michael Presents concert Sunday evening, March 5 at 7:00. The 100+ men’s chorus has performed around the world and produced more than two-dozen recordings of their diverse repertoire. Tickets to the free concert can be obtained online at or at the south lanai reception desk. Acolyte Training Next Saturday. Training to join one of the Episcopal Church’s largest and most respected Acolyte Corps will be held next Saturday, February 25. The session will be held from 9:00 to 10:30 in the church. Only one session is required. Jubilee Park Needs Book Buddies. Book Buddies is a one-on-one reading/mentoring program for O.M. Roberts 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students having challenges with reading.   The program is weekdays from 8:30 to 2:30, with a time commitment of a 30-minute session, twice a week. To volunteer contact Ovidia Amaya at Honduras Threads Holding Briefing on Summer Mission Trip. An information meeting about this summer’s Honduras Threads mission trip will be held today in Bishop Moore Chapel at 10:00. Honduras Threads works with women in village co-ops to create and market native-designed pillows and tapestries. The meeting will outline the workshops to help the women develop their skills. For more information contact M’Lou Bancroft at Mission Outreach Opportunities Presented Tuesday, February 21. The Mission Outreach Leadership Team will outline new and ongoing service opportunities at a briefing Tuesday, February 21 at 6:00 in the Coke Activities Room. See the many areas where you can be involved. A light supper will be served. Questions? Contact The Rev. Hunter Ruffin at Author Julia Reed at St. Michael’s Woman’s Exchange on Thursday – Book Signing. Author Julia Reed will be at St. Michael’s Woman’s Exchange Thursday, February 23 from 2:00-3:00 to sign copies of her newest book, Julia Reed’s South:  Spirited Entertaining and High-Style Fun All Year Long.  The book is a guide to throwing an unforgettable southern party - from invitations, table settings and flowers, to recipes. Holocaust Museum Director To Speak at Prime Timers Meeting. Dr. Charlotte Decoster, Director of Dallas’ Holocaust Museum will be the speaker at the Prime Timers’ luncheon Thursday, March 2. She will be talk about “The Children of the Holocaust.” The meeting starts at 10:30 in the Coke Activities Room. Make lunch reservations ($10) with Mary Davis by Sunday, February 26 at 214-363-7761. Alcoholics Anonymous. Meets on the first and third Sunday of each month in the Coke Activities Room at 7:30-8:30 in the evening. The group is open to both men and women. More information is available by contacting The Rev. Neal Hern, Search Committee Formed for Organist/Choirmaster. Rector Chris Girata has appointed a five-person search committee to find the church’s new organist/choirmaster. Former Senior Warden Stewart Thomas will chair the group which includes Kelley Christian, Suzanne Lipscomb, The Rev. Lisa Flores Musser, and Vestry member Chris Wiley. The committee expects to call a new organist/choirmaster this summer. James Diaz and Hyeon Jeong, choirmaster and associate, have announced they are leaving Saint Michael following Easter.


Christian Formation Sunday Mornings at 10:00


The Forum

Bible Study

Fellowship Class

Saint Michael Chapel

Coke Activities Room

Parish Hall

The Seven Deadly Sins: Pride

Lord, Help Me Go Home!

Mary Lessmann

Bill Murray

About The Resurrection Doug Travis


Annual Parish Meeting - No Classes

Children and Youth Sundays @ 10 Childcare Story Keepers Story Telling, Age 3-5 Room 10 Catechesis Level One Catechesis Level Two

Atrium (2nd Floor) and Power Library Rooms 101, 213

Spark: Activate Faith! Kindergarten - Grade 3 ESD Lobby The Edge

4th and 5th Grade Blue Room - Youth Center

Disciples Confirmation Class 6th Grade Theater 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, February 16, have asked for our prayers: Phil Arensburg, Michael Boellhoff, Sherrill Brown, Bob Chestnut, Doris Cowling, Laura Crowl, Allen Dickey, Ken deGruy, Jody Guenther, Jim Hamlin, Tom Hairston, Liam Hawk, Wayne Houston, Jim Howell, Charlotte Huthnance, Emily Irwin, Ann Jennings, Grace and Lynne Jordan, Kate and Dana Juett, Stacey Ligon, Sonny Marak, Susie McDonough, Peggy Norman, Kathy O'Doherty, Tom Park, Kathryn Miller Rabey, Randy Rekerdres, Richard, Katy Rubarth, Katherine Stanzel, Valerie Guenther Unger, Shelly Vescovo, Jack Day Watson lll, and Joe Yardley. Great Expectations – Families expecting children: Meredith and Bryce Dolan, Cindy and Matthew Ford, Mai and Ernest Franklin, Caroline and Benjamin Germany, Tara and Mike Oneacre, Mary Katherine and Christopher Roby. The Altar Flowers are given in memory of Robert Otis Canon, Wesley Gilliland, Palmer Haworth, Thomas G. Langer, Flora S. Long, Lawson Long, Sr., Lawson Long, Jr., and John Miles Weiss.

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