Thank You to Our Interim Musicians
Last Sunday’s 10:00 am service was the last at which Stephen Rumpf was our interim organist and last Sunday afternoon’s Intersection service was the last time Lee Tamboulian served as the interim pianist at Intersection. We are grateful for their contributions to our services during John Cantrell’s sabbatical. John returns this coming Sunday, July 2.
Education for Ministry
St Michael’s is planning to start an EfM seminar group here in mid-September, the first of four years for the program. Deadline for registration is July 16. For information or to sign up, please talk with Arlene Bullard, mentor, or the Rector.
St. Michael’s Supports the New York Haiti Project
St. Michael’s has committed to raise funds for the New York Haiti Project, helping to build a school in the town of Matel in southern Haiti. Michael Smith will be joining a trip to Haiti again this summer with others from the Diocese of New York. Please contribute so that we can send the mission trip off with our help! Checks can be made out to St Michael’s Church with ‘Haiti Project’ in the memo line. Thank you!
Word Made Young Every Summer Sunday!
Our fun children’s worship service for ages 4-8 continues meeting each Sunday in the Yellow Room at 10:00 am. The stories this summer will include the adventures of Abraham, Sarah and their children, as well as some of Jesus’ most mysterious parables.
CareerSearchers: Managing Overwhelm
Even with a directed goal like updating your resume we can find ourselves going down the rabbit hole of “overwhelm”: I’m not sure what’s important; who will I send it to; should I put dates; I don’t know this program well enough; I’m not even sure what SEO or keywords means; I have laundry to do. Life Coach Donna Agajanian will lead a workshop to help you understand what’s happening when you go into overwhelm and how to manage it. We meet Tuesday, June 27 at 7:00 pm in the Library.
Summer Movies Night: Aquarius
Once again St. Michael’s will offer weekly summer movie nights in our Reception Room on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm. On June 28 we will show Aquarius, a Brazilian film starring Sonia Braga (unrated, 2 hours 22 minutes, in Portuguese with English subtitles). As the last remaining occupant of an old building in Recife, Brazil, 65-year-old Clara is determined to hang on to the home that has defined her life — despite generous offers from a developer who wants to clear the site for new construction. Stephanie Braxton will lead the discussion after the film. A full schedule for the series is available at the reception desk and on our website at http://www.saintmichaelschurch.org/summer-movie-nights.
Compline & Kayaking: Thursdays, June 29, July 27, and August 31
Looking for fun, fellowship, and formation? St. Michael’s Young Adults invite you to join us three Thursdays this summer at the Downtown Boathouse near Pier 26 for free kayaking from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm! After paddling around, we’ll gather to pray the evening service of Compline and then continue conversation and fellowship at a local bar or pub. Bring a friend— hope to see you there!
St. Michael’s Baseball Outing on August 4
Don’t miss out on St. Michael’s annual outing to Staten Island’s Richmond County Bank Ballpark to see the Staten Island Yankees play the Tri-City Valley Cats! Game time is 7:00 pm on Friday, August 4. Tickets are $25 each and include food and beverage. There will be fireworks at the end of the evening and perhaps some base running as well. The Ballpark is a less-than-5-minute walk from the Staten Island Ferry terminal. To reserve a ticket, please make payment to St. Michael’s Church (please indicate that the money is for baseball tickets) and place it in the Offertory Plate or drop it off at the Church Office during the week. Please contact Susan Wade at email@example.com if you have any questions and/or to let her know that you plan to attend. Hopefully, we will see you at the Ballpark!
The Saturday Kitchen Needs You This Summer
The Saturday Kitchen could use some extra help in the next few weeks as many of our regular volunteers will be away for vacation. 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!
The Rector will be away beginning this Wednesday, June 28, returning July 26. The Rev. Leigh Mackintosh and the Rev. Kyle Oliver are available for pastoral assistance during this time.
Parish Offices Closed for Independence Day
Please note that the Church’s offices will be closed both Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. On Monday the Parish House will open at 3:30 pm for the regular Monday evening meetings and classes.