This Week's Announcements

Christmas Greetings from St. Michael's

This week’s Scripture is from:

1 Pet. 1:18-19
"You were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot." 
Bible Translation: English Standard Version (ESV)

 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:

Wednesday 1/15     5-9 Dwyer Hall Reserved
                               7PM Bible Study 
Friday 1/17           * 11:00 AM Prayer Service * (New Time)
Saturday 1/18       10-5  Dwyer Hall Reserved 

This Coming Sunday,  January 19, the Second Sunday After the Epiphany 

Liturgical Calendar for Sunday Readings
click here:   Sunday  readings 

Sun 1/19
 8:00 AM    Worship and Holy Communion 
10:00 AM  Worship and Holy Communion - with hymns
 4:00 PM     Dwyer Hall Reserved (outside group/every Sunday) 

Mon 1/20
6:00 PM   Dwyer Hall Reserved (outside group/every Monday)

Tue 1/21
 6:00 PM     Dwyer Hall Reserved (outside group/every Tuesday)

Wed 1/22

  5-9 PM        Dwyer Hall Reserved
  7:00 PM      Bible Study

Fri 1/24
11:00 AM   Prayer Meeting


In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer Pray for the Anglican Church of Australia The Most Revd Philip Leslie Freier - Archbishop of Melbourne & Primate of Australia. In our Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray daily for for vitality in every parish; Bill our bishop; Dan our retired bishop; Dan our rector; Karen, our deacon:


15 St. James, Ausable Forks – The Rev’d Patti Johnson

16 For the Alpha, Cursillo, and Disciples Courses in the Diocese

17 Christ Church, Ballston Spa -The Very Rev’d Derik Roy, The Rev’d Lynne Crimi, The Rev’d Albert Moser, The Rev’d Bill Pearson, The Rev’d       Gil DeLaura

18 St. Francis Mission, Albany – The Rev’d Dr. James Jacob, The Rev’d Barbara Ayers
    The Rev’d Lawrence Steuer

19 The Rev’d Patti Johnson

20 St. Paul’s, Bloomville – The Rev’d Laura Miller

21 Episcopal Church Women

22 Beaver Cross SONSHINE Retreat – February 14 - 17

St. Michael’s ‘Praise & Prayerline’ 

Whenever you would like prayer either for yourself or someone else, send an email to us at: .  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.

Members of St. Michael's

Ruth Smith                       Donald Smith                    Ace Anderson
Peg Barkley                     Clearice Harris                  Mark Pasko                     
Estelle Carson                 Leona Tripp                       Josh Unverhau                 
Annette Peer                   Doris Caulfield                   Walter Unverhau 
Ben Unverhau                 Sarge Groncki                   John Wolcott
Janet Lindemann             Marie Matsen                    Beryl Scrafford
Kim Holland                     Carol Ridolfo                     

Friends & Family

Ray and family (Mary P)                                      Egan, Karen, Jenny (LA)
Christine (Louise C.)                                            Mike C. (JK)
Jude Lasher & Chris (StM)                                   Hanna B. & Kyle (NM)
Louise Franks (Susan B.)                                     René Lass, John Wrenn & Bill Paradowski (Dave U)
Brittany & Bob (StM)                                             Cheryl (BM)
John & Jan (Alice H)                                             Ann C. (Susan)
MaryAnne, Regina, Carol G., Kathy (DB)             Barb, Ray, Gail Harris (Diane B.)
Megan, Theresa, Jane, Paul & Bruce (Keimer’s) Mona C., Leslie E. (Trant’s)
Jane Gottwald, Jake, Lexi (Malcolms)                  Arlene J. & Debbie M. (Connie D.)
Kyle, Carol, Jim, Markel, Nick & Families (KD)    Elizabeth Fitzgerald (Carol R.)
Liz Condon, Courtney Austin (Tim & April)           Diane Fredette (Mindy & Jim Jubert)
Janet Morales (Peg & Wes Barkley)                     Hailey, Jacob, & Emily B. (StM)
Jen, Jimmy & Matt's Friend (Linda B)                   Sara Stein's mother (Trudy TS)

‚ÄčCollege 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
Dylan Mell, in Army bootcamp ~ nephew of Linda Becker & Jon Wolcott
Our Supported Ministries
The People of Brookdale
Our Daughters Of The King
The Sisters of St. Mary
St. Francis’ Mission Volunteers needed 
Christ the King Spiritual Life Center 
(please contact the office about any of these people listed above so we may accurately keep their needs before the Lord with our intercessions)

Your demonstration of God’s love is immeasurable!

In January we will collect canned soups and stews.

In December we collected: 38 cans of meat/hash/chili/stew; 5 canned hams; 20 cans tuna; 10 pouches tuna; 10 cans soup; 6 containers applesauce; 4 pkgs diapers; 12 pairs socks; 1 personal care item…PLUS the children of the Green Room at the Spotted Zebra Learning Center generously donated 39 assorted canned items and 3 pouches of lentils/pasta. Thank you all!

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 

There is always a need for socks. With the cold weather coming, please consider giving a new pair of gloves or socks to someone who is without. Socks and gloves may be placed in the bin in the church narthex
Albany County Nursing Home residents love small blankets & prayer shawls. St. Peter’s NICU newborns need small, soft, warm caps. Handmade items, knitting & crochet supplies donated to this ministry are appreciated. Thank you for leaving them in the 'Knitting Bin' in the church narthex. 
On the 1st Sunday each month at 3:45 & help with serving dinner.
Travel size toiletries are perfect for Mission Guests.

A word about Church Office Hours...Father Dan Jones is also available during times that the office is not staffed. You may reach him by email, or phone the rectory 518-456-4850, and leave a message for him including your call back number. 

St. Michael's Episcopal Church
49 Killean Park, Albany, NY 12205
Telephone: 518-869-6417


Normal Office Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 9-2

A word about Church Office Hours...Father Dan Jones is also available during times that the office is not staffed. You may reach him by email, or phone the rectory 518-456-4850, and leave a message for him including your call back number. 




  January 2020