Weekly Announcements

Founding Day Potluck Picnic, August 20

August 22, 1807 is the official birthdate for St. Michael’s Protestant Episcopal Church. We will celebrate with a mid-Summer BBQ/Potluck following the 10:00 am service next Sunday, August 20. Jamie Smarr and Joyce Burcham will chair the event. Chicken, burgers and hot dogs will be provided, and we ask that you bring a dish, beverage or dessert to help out our celebration. If you can also help with serving food or clean up, let us know. Jamie: jamie.smarr@gmail.com (646) 418-3411 to let him know if you are able to bring something. Since this coincides with the 210th Anniversary of the St. Michael’s (8/21/1807), please invite any past members or friends of St. Michael’s to attend as well. We look forward to seeing you there!

Welcome Back BBQ Chairperson Needed!

On Sunday, September 10, we are kicking off fall at St. Michael’s with a festive potluck BBQ following the 10 a.m. service.   It’s sure to be a glorious day as we welcome everyone back from their summer adventures!  In order to have a successful BBQ, we need one person to step up to co-chair the event with Tamara Smith (BBQ Co-Chair) and CJ Everett (Grill Master Extraordinaire).  We know that the parishioners at St. Michael’s possess talent galore for leading such a worthy cause!  If you are ready, willing, and able to co-chair the Welcome Back BBQ on September 10, please contact Lucy Culver at lucyridge@me.com or 917-224-6862.  Thank you!

Chefs Needed for First Wednesdays Pasta Dinners

Are you capable cook who would be willing to lend your culinary skills to the St. Michael’s community? We need you! Dick Healy, who did an outstanding job coordinating and cooking our First Wednesdays Pasta Dinners, is retiring from this service. We are deeply grateful to Dick and his team of volunteers who made this fellowship opportunity possible for our community during the past years. We are hoping to continue these monthly dinner gatherings at St. Michael’s, and we have one or two folks who are willing to take the reins with some assistance. We are looking for additional volunteers to join and serve on a rotating basis as the Captains/Chefs for our First Wednesdays Pasta Dinners. Would you be willing to help us continue this community time for the upcoming year? If so, please contact Lucy Culver at lucyridge@me.com or 917-224-6862 for more information. Thank you!

CareerSearchers: Resume Review

This session will feature a review of resumes in a group setting.  All are welcome, even if you do not want to have your resume reviewed.  If you want to have your resume reviewed, please send it to careersearchers@saintmichaelschurch.org by August 14 at noon.  We meet on Tuesday, August 15 at 7:00 pm in the Library on the 2nd floor of the Parish House.

Summer Movies Night: Lion

This week’s entry in the St. Michael’s summer movie series at 7:00 pm on Wednesdays in our Reception Room is Lion (rate PG 13, 1 hour 58 minutes). Nominated for 6 Oscars including Best Picture, Lion tells the story of a five-year-old Indian boy who gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. The discussion after the film will be led by The Rev. Kate Flexer. A full schedule for the series is available at the reception desk or at http://www.saintmichaelschurch.org/summer-movie-nights.

Compline & Kayaking:  Thursday, August 31

Looking for fun, fellowship, and formation? St. Michael’s Young Adults invite you to join us on Thursday, August 31 at the Downtown Boathouse near Pier 26 in Tribeca 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 pub. Hope to see you there!

Kids on Summer Sundays!

Play, pray and garden every Sunday this summer! Word Made Young, our fun children’s worship service for ages 4-8, continues meeting each Sunday in the Yellow Room at 10:00 am. After the 10:00 am service kids of all ages are invited to the backyard to help tend the vegetables and flowers growing in the Children’s Garden. Meet Andrea Dedmon in the back of the chapel right after the dismissal. Pick-up is in the backyard before 12:30 pm.

Help Make Godly Play Materials

If you can cut, glue, paint, trace or sand, you can help build materials that will tell the stories of our faith our kids for years to come. Come to the Yellow Room anytime 1:00-4:00 pm today and other August Sundays for a fun way to serve the Sunday school. Contact Andrea for more info: andrea@saintmichaelschurch.org

Join Summer Choir

Explore your spirituality in a new way! Contact choirmaster John Cantrell about singing in the summer choir: jcantrell@saintmichaelschurch.org or 212-222-2700, x 24. Rehearsals take place on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am.

Saturday Kitchen Needs You!

The Saturday Kitchen could use some extra help in the next few weeks as many of our regular volunteers are away on 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.


Sept. 6: Youth Choirs info session
                 Adult Choir rehearsals resume

Sept. 10: Welcome Back Sunday!
                    Potluck BBQ

Sept. 13: Angel & St. Cecilia Choirs Resume
                   Bible Study Resumes

Sept. 17: 1st day of Sunday School, Youth Groups & High School Choir
                   Parents’ Meeting

Sept. 30: Middle School Group Pizza Party

Oct. 1: St. Michael’s Day
              Blessing of the Animals

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.