Weekly Announcements

Fishers of Men, Rex DeLoney, 2008

CareerSearchers: Getting Unstuck to Meet Your Goals

Are you feeling stuck in your job search or career transition? This week career/leadership coach Kris Ishibashi will lead a discussion about the thoughts that hold us back and strategize for ways to help us to move forward. We meet Monday, January 22 at 7:00 pm in the Angel Room.

Moms’ Night Out Dinner: Thursday, January 25

All mothers are invited to a fun night together at the Rectory on Thursday, January 25 at 7:00 pm. Please let Susan Wade know if you will be coming: swadeterr@gmail.com. $15/adult will cover the cost of dinner. Please consider bringing a dessert or beverage to share.

Women of Saint Michael’s Women’s Retreat

We are happy to announce the dates of May 4-6, 2018 for the St. Michael’s Women’s Retreat. The two-day retreat will be held at the Convent of St. John Baptist/St. Marguerite’s Retreat House, Mendham, New Jersey. Cost for the retreat is $200 for 2 nights (6 meals beginning with dinner on Friday night and ending with lunch on Sunday). Reserve with a $25 deposit. Make check payable to St. Michael’s Church with “2018 women’s retreat” in the memo line. Place your check in the collection plate or mail it to Galina Koubassova. If you have questions, please e-mail Anne Stribling at annestr615@aol.com or Susan Wade at susanwade@paulhastings.com.

Common Table Theology: Faith in Action –
Thursday, February 1 at 7:00 pm

Living our faith beyond the Church walls can be challenging, most especially in the work place. Would it be weird to pray or read the Bible on a lunch break? Are we “proselytizing” if we talk about our faith experiences? How do our values shape our approach to work? Come gather round the table at 7:00 pm at the Abbey Pub (105th & Broadway) to grab a bite, meet your neighbor, and discuss ideas, share anecdotes, and identify some work place essentials. Join Deacon Richard Limato to explore living our faith in the world and the workplace together.

Blood Drive, Sunday, February 4,
9:00 am-1:30 pm in the Reception Room

One in three people will need blood sometime during their lives. Close to 2,000 men, women, and children in our community including cancer, transplant, and surgery patients, trauma victims, newborn babies and many others need blood transfusions each day. Your donation now is critically important… people can’t live without it! Come to the Reception Room on Sunday, February 4 between 9:00 am and 1:30 pm and participate. Blood donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh 110 lbs., and not have donated blood within the last 56 days. Sponsored by the New York Blood Center.

Trinity Institute Conference, February 2 — Attend Free of Charge

You’re invited to come to the opening night of the Trinity Institute conference free-of-charge to hear the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas speak on values in action. 7:00 pm: Opening worship. 8:00 pm: Keynote address. Trinity Church, Broadway at Wall Street. Can’t attend? Visit trinitywallstreet.org to watch the live stream. RSVPs are not required for the opening night. The full conference, Trinity Institute: Values in Action, takes place February 2–3, 2018 in Trinity Church and Partner Sites around the country. The conference will offer participants skills, ideas, inspiration, and a greater capacity to take action against injustice, rooted in your deepest values and effective partnerships. Registration for attendance in NYC is full, but you can join the waitlist to attend in person or find a Partner Site near you. www.trinitywallstreet.org.

Annual Meeting

The St. Michael’s Church Annual Meeting and Vestry Elections will take place after the 10:00 am service on January 28, 2018.

2018 Vestry Nominees

The Vestry Nominating Committee presents the following individuals for Vestry positions this year:  For Warden, John Stickney. For Vestry Members: Allen Kennedy, Bruce MacEwen, Bentley MacLeod, and Anne Pearce. Biographies and photographs of the nominees are posted on the Church bulletin board.

Wednesday Bible Study January 17 through February 7

We’ve been talking at St Michael’s about how important it is to read the Bible. But many may be wondering, ‘How?’ Come to Bible study for a special 4-week series on the basics of reading and engaging Scripture on an intellectual, practical, and spiritual level. We will discuss tools and resources and offer practices that will illumine God’s Word in your life. Wednesdays at 7:00 pm in the Angel Room; led by Mother Kate and Mother Leigh.

Saturday Kitchen Needs You!

The Saturday Kitchen could use some extra help in the next few weeks. We work from about 8:30 until noon every Saturday. No experience necessary. It’s a great way to help our neighbors in need. Bring friends and family – all are welcome!

MetroCards Needed

A concrete way in which we can serve the people who come to the church in need is to give them a MetroCard to get to medical appointments or social services. We are currently running low; please donate MetroCards that contain the fare for a ride or two. Simply put them in the offering plate or mail them to the church office. Thank you!

Hospitality Thanks

Thanks to all who make hospitality hour possible at our Sunday services: Joyce Burcham at 7:45 am; Prairie Dawn, Erica Keirstead and Joyce Charles Lee at 10:00 am; and Denisha Williams, and Prairie Dawn and family at Intersection.

Saturday Kitchen Thanks

We continue to thank our loyal, caring and hard-working volunteers, and Whole Foods (Columbus at 97th), Westside Market, and Fairway Harlem.