Announcements for December 18, 2016

HELP WOULD BE appreciated after the 10:00 mass today to bring up boxes for the Nativity to be displayed in the parish hall. Questions? See Nancy Hoehn.

TODAY IS FOOD COLLECTION SUNDAY. This month’s item is Soup, at $2.00 per can.

CHRISTMAS DECORATION donations are due in the church office by tomorrow, to be included in the Christmas bulletin.

CHURCH SCHOOL will not meet on Christmas Day, December 25th.

THE SAINT CLARE’S CHRISTMAS TEA is on Saturday, December 31st, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Church tours featuring the beautiful needlepoint work for our church, Christmas decorations and music will be followed by a scrumptious English Tea in the parish hall. Please RSVP as soon as possible. Pick up invitations in the Narthex to give your friends.

PLEASE VOLUNTEER to decorate St. Michael’s for the Celebration of The Nativity of Our Lord. The Hanging of the Greens and Adornment of the Church will happen on The Feast of St. Thomas on Wednesday, after the evening mass and a quick lasagna supper.. There is still time to volunteer your time and talents to prepare for the Christmas Season! Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex.

THE DEADLINE for the January Archangel is Tuesday. Please submit your articles early, so that you can start celebrating your Christmas holiday!

THE CHURCH SCHOOL PAGEANT will be on January 1st, 2017, the Feast of the Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, at 9:15 a.m.

THE FEAST OF EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST is Friday, January 6th. Low mass at 9:30 a.m. Procession and High Mass with incense at 6:30 p.m. Make your reservations in the Narthex for the Epiphany Dinner at 7:45 p.m. The price is $14.00; children 6 and under, free.

THERE ARE ONLY TWO SUNDAYS LEFT in 2016. Please ensure that, come Tax Time in April 2017, you receive the proper credit for charitable giving, by making sure your pledge is fully recorded by December 31st. If you need to know where you are with regard to your pledge balance, or if you have any other questions, please contact Wendy Warner.

OUR STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN FOR 2017 is underway. Please consider diligently what St. Michael and All Angels’ Church means to you, and help us continue to maintain the traditional Faith of the Episcopal Church in Denver for 2017. Please return your pledge cards right away, so that the budget committee can begin to formulate the budget for 2017!

INTINCTION is administered on the pulpit side of the Altar Rail, where the chalice is always administered by the ordained clergy. Please be sure to receive on this side if you receive by intinction.