Advent Mini-Retreat and
Church Announcements

ReSource for Christian Spirituality

"Come into My Heart in 
My Daily Life, 
Lord Jesus"

An Advent Mini-Retreat
with Maxine Pollock
Scrub Bucket 
Gospel Ministries

Saturday, December 9
8:00 am - noon
Continental Breakfast & Snacks
Registration  $25

As we approach Advent, our churches use words like, 'wait, prepare, expect." Our communities use words like 'buy, buy, buy,' and we are caught between them.  Our prayer for this mini-retreat becomes, COME INTO MY HEART IN MY EVERYDAY LIFE LORD JESUS.  Help me to be empty so you can be born in me again.  Make my 'inn' ready for you.  Amen.

By Popular Request: Maxine (center)

To register:  Make check payable to ReSource for Christian Spirituality and mail by 
    December 4th to: 4364 Hardy St. Lihue HI 9676
    Write "Advent Mini-Retreat" on the Memo Line.  Contact Phyllis Meighen at

Weekly Announcements

This Weeks Services
There will be no 5:30pm service on Saturday and no 7:30am service on Sunday. Please gather with us at our 10am Stewardship Sunday service as one parish family and celebrate our commitment, financial and otherwise, to St. Michael and All Angels.  We give thanks for all the blessings we have been given in this life, this vineyard that we call our parish home and our call to serve the love of God in this place.  During our service, we will bless all the pledges that have been received to date.  Following our worship, we will celebrate with our traditional "Thanks for Giving" brunch in our parish hall.  Many thanks to Willie and Marj Stanphill for their organizational leadership and for all who are bringing wonderful food for us to share!!
Adult Formation
We are on fall break!!  We will not have Adult Formation this Sunday, November 19 or next Sunday, November 26.  We will return on Sunday, December 3, 8:30am, in the conference room.  We will begin a two-week exploration of the meaning of the Incarnation.  In doing so, we will make frequent use of the lectionary readings (Please see our Worship Guide for a listing of the Advent readings!).  Before taking our holiday break, we will meet on Sunday, December 17, and take a look at the historical origins of the birth of Christ and the early Christmas celebrations.  We hope you will join us!!

Thanksgiving Eve Service - November 22, 6pm
Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at St. Michael and All Angels on the Eve of Thanksgiving at 6pm.  This is a meaningful opportunity to gather with family and friends at the start of the holiday weekend to give thanks for all the blessings we have been offered in this life.  Please join us!
St. Michael's Ministry Roster
A roster of all volunteers involved in the various parish ministries is now available in the back of the church or upon request in the administration office.  Every member of the parish is encouraged to use this organizational and communication resource!

Parish Directory Update
We are overdue in updating our parish directory!  In the coming weeks, you will be receiving a call from one of our office volunteers to confirm or update your contact and other information.  This will greatly enhance our ability to communicate with the parish, and also assist you in communicating with others who call St. Michael's home!  If you are new to the parish, we encourage you to contact the parish office during business hours so that we can make sure you are on our list!  Many thanks!

Advent Program
Advent will soon be upon us, a time when with humble and hopeful hearts, we await the arrival of the Feast of the Nativity.  We will embrace this time of preparation by having four, weekly adult formation gatherings on Wednesday evenings - November 29 and December 6, 13 and 20.  We will gather at 6pm in the church for Evening Prayer followed by a potluck meal in the parish hall (traditionally this has been soup and salad but any offering will be accepted - see the sign-up sheet in the parish hall!).  Our conversation will begin at approximately 6:45pm and will focus upon A. J. Jacob's book, The Year of Living Biblically, which outlines his effort to live his life following the Bible as literally as possible.  This invites a variety of discussion topics including the nature of Biblical Law, what it means to be faithful and the exercise of personal discernment.  A limited number of books are available for purchase.  As always, everyone is welcome (even if you haven't quite had a chance to do all, or even any, of the reading!).

Loaves and Fishes - A Special Request
Needed: Adult diapers sizes small - medium for one of our patrons who cares for elderly mother.

Error on Pledge Letters
Oops! The letters that went out last week listing third quarter donations contained an error which implied that the donations shown were year-to-date, which they were not.  We apologize for the mistake and resulting confusion.  There will be a letter sent out in early December to those who pledged for 2017, showing year-to-date donations.

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