Parish News

October 28th, 2015

ECW Meeting 

The Women of St. Michael's are invited to an Episcopal Church Women’s Meeting on November 1st at 12:30.  We will enjoy a simple lunch, then a short meeting to discuss the ECW Chili Cook-off on December 6th and the ECW Retreat on January 15th – 17th.  We will also be making scarves for the Christmas Dinner.  We have quite a few to make, so all helpful hands are appreciated!  No expertise needed!

Early Christmas Shopping

 SCRIP orders due TODAY

Looking for something for that person who already has everything?  Send him or her a SCRIP gift card for their favorite shopping location.  Gift cards may not be what you have in mind, but they do have some advantages.  It’s never the wrong size, color, or brand, so never has to be returned.  They can easily be put inside a Christmas card and mailed for 49 cents.  If you order by this Sunday, November 1st, you will have them in plenty of time to mail out and be received by Christmas.  Order extras as stocking stuffers or unexpected gifts.  Start shopping today and remember, proceeds go towards paying down our Capital Campaign debt.  Order forms are available in the In-gathering Space and can be turned in to Amy Gardner, Melissa Gray or Donna Young.  

Just for your information

So far the SCRIP Program has earned over $1,600.00 for St. Michael’s.

$1,000.00 has been paid towards our Capital Campaign debt.

We’re hoping to send another $1,000.00 in the very near future; we just need your help.

Order your SCRIP cards today!

Amazon Smile

Since you’re already thinking about Christmas shopping, don’t forget to use Amazon Smile for your online shopping.  This is another fund raiser that you can contribute to without spending any extra money.  When you order through Amazon, click on the Amazon Smile button and select St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Norman OK.  Amazon will automatically donate a percentage of your purchase to our church.  

Time Change

Another time change, and this time we fall back to get an extra hour of rest.  Remember to set your clocks back on November 1st at 2:00 a.m.  Better yet, set them back on Saturday night before you go to bed.

TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL ST. MICHAEL’S THANKSGIVING BASKETS

St. Michael’s has been distributing Thanksgiving Baskets from the church for the past twenty-six years to families in need.  This year forty-five (45) baskets will be distributed again to families whose names are obtained from Central Oklahoma Community Action Agency (COCAA).  As always, I’m asking for donations to purchase the food items—turkeys, stuffing, potatoes, milk, butter, canned vegetables, cranberry sauce, bread, pies, and apples—for the baskets.  Please address checks to “St. Michael’s Thanksgiving Baskets” and deposit them in the offering plate or in the church office. 

We will distribute the baskets on Wednesday morning, November 25, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Volunteers will be needed.  If you can help, please call me (405-364-3273). Have a blessed Thanksgiving!