This Week's Announcements

Greetings from St. Michael's for the week of Sunday, September 2 through Saturday, September 8, 2018 

This Sunday, September 2, is the Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost     

*  8:00 AM  Worship & Communion Service, Fr. Dan Jones Preaching
   9:00 AM  DVD Bible Study Series (details below)
* 10:00 AM  Worship & Communion Service, Fr. Dan Jones Preaching
    1:30 PM  Brookdale Assisted Living ~ Worship & Holy Communion
*  St. Michael's Sanctuary is air conditioned, and cool
 

Liturgical Calendar for Sunday Readings
click here:   Sunday  readings 

SUNDAY's DVD SERIES WITH RAY VANDER LAAN HAS FINISHED
We expect to start a new series next Sunday

St. Michael's new website is here, stmichaelscolonie.org
We need your help to keep our website up-to-date. If you are involved with a ministry, please let the office know what's happening. Call or send the details to the church office and we will post it online for everyone to know about. 

Your input is WELCOME. Keep sharing your suggestions and comments. We want to hear from
you.  
 
How to get in touch with us...
St. Michael's Episcopal Church is located in the Village of Colonie,
at 49 Killean Park, Albany, NY 12205 
Our email is: stmichaels.colonie@gmail.com
Church Office: 518-869-6417 
 
A word about Church Office Summer Hours...Father Dan Jones is also available during times that the office is not staffed. You may reach him by email, Father.danjones@outlook.com 
or phone the rectory 518-456-4850, and leave a message for him including your call back number.
All Are Welcome
If you are planning to visit St. Michael's, we want you to know that all baptized Christians are welcome to receive Communion.  You may kneel or stand at the altar rail, or ask an usher to have Communion brought to you. Our custom is to receive the bread in our open hand and with assistance receive the cup.  A Lay Eucharistic Minister will dip the wafer in the wine if you prefer.
 
 Meditating For Success 

     You will find 'Meditating For Success' on our website under the 'Ministry' heading. The weekly Scripture verse will be posted there along with previous weeks. Memorization is really a preparation for meditation. As we meditate on Scripture, before going to sleep at night, we get the benefits and insights from the Word that God wants us to have. Our brain will work on it while we are sleeping. And in the morning, meditate before getting up. This powerful instruction from the Lord brings great spiritual results in our lives.
    
This week’s Scripture is from:


John 3:3 
Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Bible Translation: English Standard Version (ESV)
Meditating For Success: 10 -
09022018

Scripture From Previous Weeks:
Week 9 (8/26/2018) ~ 1 John 1:9
Week 8 (8/19/2018) ~ Psalm 139:23-24

Week 7 (8/12/2018) ~ Ephesians 4:32
Week 6 (8/5/2018) ~ 2 Corinthians 5:21
Week 5 (7/17/2018) ~ Psalm 85:6
Week 4 (7/8/2018) ~ Jeremiah 33.3

Week 3 (7/1/2018) ~ Romans 5:8
Week 2 (6/24/2018) ~ Romans 12:2
Week 1 (6/17/2018) ~ Psalm 19:14

What hymns and praise & worship songs are your favorite?
Let us know so they can be included in upcoming services. Send us an email or drop your request in the Hymn Drop Box by the Sanctuary entrance.
 
IT'S TIME TO GET READY FOR 'BACK TO SCHOOL'...

St. Michael's has a tradition of collecting school supplies for children in K - 4th grades at Roesselville Elementary School in the Village of Colonie. The school serves a number of families that are unable to provide all the necessities for starting a new school year.

Here are a variety of items that the school tells us would be appreciated by students, their parents and teachers:

#2 PENCILS
24-PK CRAYONS
COLORED PENCILS
VINYL 2-POCKET FOLDER SETS OF 5 COLORS: RED, BLU, YEL, GR, PUR
BOX FINE-TIP-WASHABLE MARKERS MIXED COLORS
7 X 10 ZIPPER PENCIL POUCH
8 X 5 PLASTIC PENCIL BOX
WIDE-RULE MARBLE HARD-COVER COMPOSITION BOOKS
YELLOW-SPIRAL NOTE BOOKS
WIDE-RULE LOOSE-LEAF PAPER
GLUE STICKS – ALL SIZES
DRY MARKERS & ERASERS 
BACKPACKS MEDIUM+LARGE (PLEASE NO SMALL SIZES)
EAR-BUDS / HEADPHONES FOR USING SCHOOL COMPUTERS

Please pray over the school supplies you donate that the children will be blessed by  using them, have successful and encouraging learning experiences, and grown in confidence this year.

6:00 PM MONDAY, SEPT 10, DROP-OFF DEADLINE AT ST. MICHAEL’S

 
 
THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR 
Sun 9/2
8:00 AM Worship and Holy Communion
10:00 AM Worship and Holy Communion

1:30 PM Brookdale - Worship and Holy Communion (Assisted Living)
3:45 PM Capital City Rescue Mission - meet & serve dinner
Mon 9/3 LABOR DAY, CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
Tue 9/4
6:00 PM Dwyer Hall Reserved (outside group/every Tuesday)
Wed 9/5
6:00 PM Fran Del Signore's Vocal Studio (Dwyer Hall)
Thurs 9/6
3-7:30 PM Youth Room Reserved (Restoring the Foundations)
6:00 PM Dwyer Hall Reserved (outside group/every last Thursday)
7:00 PM Prayers in Sanctuary for Revival, Praise & Worship Service -all invited

Sat 9/8
11:00-4:00 PM Fran DelSignore's Vocal Studio & vocal students (Dwyer Hall)
 

FUTURE EVENTS 

Sun 9/9
8:00 AM Worship and Holy Communion

9:00 AM New DVD Bible Series
10:00 AM Worship and Holy Communion
Vestry Meeting immediately following 10 AM service
1:30 PM Brookdale - Worship and Holy Communion (Assisted Living)

Mon 9/10
6:00 PM Deadline For School Supplies Drop-Off
6:00 PM Dwyer Hall Reserved (outside group/every Monday)
Tue 9/11
6:00 PM Parish Hall Reserved (outside group/every Tuesday)

Wed 9/12
6:00 PM Fran DelSignore's Vocal Studio & vocal students (Dwyer Hall)
Thurs 9/13
7:00 PM Prayers in Sanctuary for Revival, Praise & Worship Service -all invited

Fri 9/14
7:00 PM Praise & Worship Service - All Welcome

Thurs 9/20
5-9 PM Home Instead Quarterly Training (Dwyer Hall)
Sun 9/30 Feast of St. Michael...Watch For Details


Other things happening around The Episcopal Diocese of Albany: 

Musicians and Prayer Teams Needed
Every Saturday, lunch is provided for 100+ people (including children) at the Loaves and Fishes feeding ministry. The ministry is located in the parish hall of the St Francis Mission Church at 498 Clinton Ave, Albany. The lunch is served from noon to 1pm. A group of musicians is being formed to play unamplified Christian music in the background during the meal. This REALLY sets the atmosphere of the meal. Both the people coming for the meal and those preparing the meal enjoy the gift of the music.
A prayer table is setup outside the building from 11AM to noon, offering prayer to those coming for the meal and those who pass by.  If you are willing to be a musician or offer prayer on a routine basis or when needed, please contact Carol MacNaughton at cmacnaughton11@gmail.com.

Wednesdays now through September 5, Days of Prayer and Fasting
In anticipation of the clergy meeting at Christ the King on Thursday, September 6, the Healing Center is setting Wednesdays aside beginning August 8 as Days of Prayer and Fasting for our Diocese, our Bishop and our Clergy.  The Oratory of Christ the Healer will be available from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for corporate prayer with Eucharist at 11:30 a.m. All are invited to join with us at CtK or from your own location.

September 7 & 8: Tools for the Journey Retreat
Dominican Retreat Center, Niskayuna NY

Complicated lives – Looking for less stress. Please join us Friday September 7 through Saturday September 8 at the annual Healing a Woman’ s Soul overnight retreat called Tools for the Journey at the Dominican Retreat Center on Route 7 in Niskayuna. We will learn about ways to reduce stress. The cost is $120 per person and we have several scholarships available on a first come first served basis. For Retreat questions please call Gretchen at 518 439 8574, check us on our websitehawsalbany.org or Facebook.

September 8th: The Encounter At the Feet of Jesus – A Women’s Retreat,
Christ Church Schenectady
What would it have been like to live in Bible times and meet Jesus Christ? To approach Him, to hear Him speak, to look into His eyes, to be healed by Him? Join us as we step into the sandals of Bible people who came to the feet of Jesus. By examining some of these recorded events, we can find keys that opened the door to a life-changing encounter with Jesus. Could these be keys for us? Come with us to the feet of Jesus and encounter Him in a new and powerful way through word and song. Please visitwww.youtube.com/user/Bridessong1 to hear the music written by June Schuldt for this retreat.
9AM to 3 PM Check in, Coffee at 9:00.
Registration $5 Scholarships available
Lunch Included
RSVP by Sunday September 2, 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018: Daughters of the King Fall Assembly

The DOK will hold their fall retreat on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 9am to 3:30pm at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center. The cost is $25 including lunch. The theme: "In Your Presence there is fullness of Joy".  The speaker & Celebrant will be Mother Christina Hunter .Questions: contact Jennifer Firth @jennuz@aol.com. All women are invited to attend, come learn more about DOK or visit www.doknational.org.
 

OUTREACH MINISTRIES
Your demonstration of God’s love is immeasurable!


THE VILLAGE OF COLONIE OUTREACH PANTRY
IN SEPTEMBER WE ARE COLLECTING FRUIT

In August, St. Michael’s generously donated to the pantry:
33 boxes dry cereal + 2 variety packs dry cereal
3 variety packs hot cereal + 1 very large box rice cereal treats
2 cans soup + 4 packages diapers + 8 pairs infant socks
124 pairs adult/children’s socks

THANK YOU …For sending children back to school with a good breakfast!
Blessings, The Outreach Committee

ST. FRANCIS MISSION - 498 CLINTON AVE, ALBANY
MEET US HERE!
1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays of each month 
9:30 meet and help prepare & serve lunch
11:00 gather at the Prayer Table and Greet Visitors
Inquire if they would like prayer for someone or something
 
HOMELESS OUTREACH MINISTRY
There is always a need for socks, even in warmer weather. It is a joy to give a new pair of socks to someone who is without. Thank you for donating socks to this ministry. Socks may be placed in the bin in the church narthex.
 
KNITTING MINISTRY 
Our ministry continues even in warmer weather. Albany County Nursing Home residents love small blankets & prayer shawls. St. Peter’s NICU newborns need small, soft, warm caps. Hand-made items, knitting & crochet supplies donated to this ministry are appreciated. Thank you for leaving them in the 'Knitting Bin' in the church narthex. 
 
CAPITAL CITY RESCUE MISSION  - 259 S. Pearl St, Albany
MEET US HERE!
On the 1st Sunday each month at 3:45 & help with serving dinner.
Travel size toiletries are perfect for Mission Guests.
 
 
BLESSINGS AND THANKS FOR YOUR ENDLESS
GENEROSITY! 

St. Michael’s ‘Praise & Prayerline’  Whenever you would like prayer either for yourself or someone else, send an email to us at:  stmichaelsprayerline@gmail.com .  
Simply state your request, and we will send it - just as you word it - to others on our Praise & Prayerline.  This will add you as a future recipient of prayer requests made by others. You are invited to join us in intercessory prayer for others.

 
ST. MICHAEL'S PRAYER LIST

IN OUR DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, WE PRAY DAILY FOR JUSTIN, ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY; MICHAEL, OUR PRESIDING BISHOP; BILL OUR BISHOP; DAN OUR RETIRED BISHOP; KAREN, OUR DEACON; DAN OUR RECTOR; FOR THE HEALING MINISTRY IN EVERY
PARISH​, AND THE FOLLOWING IN OUR DIOCESE:  

August
2 All students beginning a new term at school; The Rev’d Gregory Bailey 
  The Very Rev’d David Beaulac
3 To bring Christ into our daily work; The Rev’d Albert Moser
4 The Anglican Fellowship of Prayer; The Rev’d David Culbertson
5 Adirondack Mission – The Rev’d John Cairns; The Rev’d Nancy Goff;
  The Rev’d Edward Fiebke
6 St. Mark’s Church, Malone – The Rev’d Ana Rivera-Georgescu;
  
The Very Rev’d David Beaulac
7 St. Boniface’s, Guilderland – The Rev’d Steven Scherck
8 Diocesan Mission Conference (September 29) - The Rev’d Cn Clinton Dugger;
   The Rev’d Beverly Jones
 
Members of St. Michael's
Walter Unverhau    
Beryl Scrafford  
Leona Tripp
Josh Unverhau      
Annette Peer      
Doris Caulfield
Ben Unverhau      
Sarge Groncki      
Lois Hardie  
Janet Lindemann    
Kim Holland        
Susan
Mark & Mary P.     
Carol Ridolfo      
Donald Smith
Anne B.                  
Marie Matsen      
John 
Kim       
Gertrude
John Wolcott         
 
These Friends & Family
Louise Franks (Susan B.)
Jim Carullo (Pasko’s)
Men’s Crusillo & Participants
Rachel,Dave & Pat H. (Anne B.)            
MaryAnne, Regina, Carol G., Kathy (DB)    
Barb, Ray, Gail Harris (Diane B.)
Egan, Karen, Jenny (LA)            
Dean R.                           
Cheryl P.
Sister Mary Angela (Sarge)
Megan, Theresa, Jane, Paul, Bruce (Keimer’s)            
Jane Gottwald, Jake, Lexi (Malcolms)
Lee Febus (Denise Corbett)         
Brandon, Louise, Susan, Carson, Brian (Pasko’s)           
Karen C. (Sue S.)
Kyle, Carol, Jim, Markel, Nick & Families (KD)
Jude Lasher (StM)

Liz Condon, Courtney Austin (Tim & April)      
Janet Morales (Peg & Wes Barkley)
Ann C. (Susan)
Mona C., Leslie E. (Trant’s)
Arlene J. (Connie D.)
Debbie M. (Connie D.)              
Adam & Family (Denise C.)        
Elizabeth Fitzgerald (Carol R.)
Diane Kaufman Fredette (Mindy & Jim Jubert)
Marcia Allen 
 
Virginia (Mary P)
Jimmy (Linda B)
Matt's Friend (Linda B)
Hanna B. (NM)
Kyle (NM)
Linda B. (StM)
Tori, healing her pain & illness (Mark P.)
Yvette, medical procedure healing, & her family (Trudy TS)
 
Hailey (StM)
Chris (StM)
Emily B. (StM)
Jen   (Linda B.)
John Bruschi, Patricia Matthews, John Rock (James K.)
Brandon,Louise,Susan,Carson,Brian,Tom & Patrick (Pasko’s)
Bill & Mom (NM)
Charlie & Family (KD)
Joan (NM)
Anne (StM)
Brittany (StM)
Bob (StM)
Elaina, safe travels (StM)
Carol & Markel (Karyn D)
 
Lynne, medical procedure healing (Linda B)
Katie, medical procedure healing (Linda B)
Refugees & others seeking safety (StM)
Rolland & Heidi Baker Ministries, networks of churches & church-based orphan care in all 10 provinces in Mozambique (Sarge)
Employment for those who are searching especially Shanell & ShaMar (LB)


​Our College Students
Carrie, Patrick, Kate, Elle, Josh, Jenette, Corynn, Caitlin, Jonathan

 
Relatives & Friends Serving Our Country
PFC Michael Benjamin, USMC & 2nd LT. Will Doynow, US Army
   ~
 Unverhau family friend
Maj. Mike Lasher, USAF & Maj. Amy Lasher USAF 
   ~ April Austin’s Nephew & Niece
1st Lt. Andrew Bettinger, USAF ~ Lenore Bettinger
2nd LT. Zanette Gibson, USAF & PO 1st Class ET1. Gregory Seiler
     ~ Clearice Harris & Louise Ford's Niece & Nephew
Spc. Alex Gagnon - In Iraq ~ Malcolm family friend
SSgt Ortega ~ The Malcolm Family
 
Our Supported Ministries
The People of Brookdale
Our Daughters Of The King
The Sisters of St. Mary
St. Francis’ Mission
The Oaks Of Righteousnes
 
 
St. Michael's Your Compassion & Generosity Is Amazing!
Thank You!!!
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