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St. Michael & All Angels

Welcoming and Affirming
Weekly Trumpeter

October 2, 2018

Diocesan Profile is Live!

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The Bishop Search and Nomination Committee is very pleased to announce the publication of our diocesan profile! Through this profile, we represent ourselves to potential bishop candidates, so that we may, together, begin the process of discernment. 

Now, we ask each of you for your help in sharing it far and wide, with friends and colleagues in ministry around the country and around the world, via email and social media.

We will receive nominations until November 1 and applications until November 16.

Thank you for your ongoing support and prayers as we move into the next phase of the search process.

Pre-Convention Deanery Meeting

This year's Pre-Convention Deanery Meeting will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church in Brooklyn on Sunday, October 7 at 2:00 pm. Attendees will receive information on the budget and resolutions that will be voted on at Diocesan Convention in October. It is very important that our delegates make plans to attend this meeting. All Saints will provide some light refreshments. 

October Potluck

PotluckJoin us this Sunday, October 7, for our First Sunday Potluck! Bring a smile and a dish to pass. There is always plenty to share! This will be a true potluck. 

Safe Church Training

Safeguarding_Gods_ChildrenThe Safe Church Training course will be coming to St. Michael's on Saturday, October 13 from 8:45 am to 4:00 pm. All Eucharistic ministers and visitors, Vestry, MST, and church school leaders are required to have this training. Please see a member of the MST if you are planning to attend the course. Stay tuned for more details! 

All Saints Day Baptisms

BaptismAll Saints Day is one of the days that is particularly appropriate for a baptism! This year, All Saints Day falls on Sunday, November 4. If you or a loved one are considering baptism, please speak with a member of the MST. 

Educational Offerings for All Church Members

EducationThere are many exciting educational opportunities being offered throughout the diocese this fall and any member of St. Michael's may enroll in these classes! All fees will be paid for out of our Total Ministry fund. If you are interested in online Education for Ministry (EFM), Lay Preaching Certification, Worship Leader Training, or becoming a Eucharistic Visitor, please see any member of the MST. 

A Prayer for Transition

Oh God our help in ages past, our hope for years to come; You have journeyed with your people Israel and we pray you, journey with us now, in this time of Episcopal transition and change. Walk beside us on the road that is ahead, calm our fears, awaken our hope, and open our hearts, as together we seek your guidance. Inspire us, and those appointed to search for candidates, to discern your will for the Diocese of Michigan. May we put our whole trust in you as we look to Christ, the great shepherd of our souls; who together with the Holy Spirit is alive and reigns now and forever. Amen. 

Farmers Market 

Farmers MarketThe Walker Tavern Historical Site Farmers Market is now open! Enjoy local produce, baked good and crafts while supporting area farmers. The farmers market is open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm every Sunday throughout the summer. and ERD will make a donation to a charity of your choice every time you make a purchase on Amazon!  One of the charities is Episcopal Relief and Development.  Sign up at  Note that you must start your purchase at in order for the donation to be made.

Brunch Sign Up

BrunchThe sign-up for Brunch is on the bulletin board in Benes Hall. Please see which Sunday would work best for you and a friend to provide the brunch that we all look forward to! 

Morning Prayer & Bible Study

BCPJoin Archie Handy and Judith Schellhammer for a worship service and Bible study at the Onsted Senior Center. The service of Morning Prayer will be held each Wednesday morning at 10:00 and will be followed by Bible Study. Everyone is welcome to attend! Please see Archie or Judith for more information. 

Nuts and Bolts Blog

Nuts and Bolts
An explanation of resolutions and other information from the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan written by our very own Judith Schellhammer! 

**Please see the Nuts and Bolts Facebook page for this week's edition

Sunday, October 7 - Holy Eucharist

Celebrant ~ The Rev. Judith Schellhammer
Deacon ~ The Rev. Dcn. Winnie Cook
Sermon ~ The Rev. Dcn. Cindy Corner
Eucharistic Minister ~ Louise Phipps
Lector ~ Joyce Drake
Prayers ~ Sandy Ost
Announcements ~ Joyce Drake
Ushers ~ Joyce Drake & Suzanne Richardson
Counters ~ Betsy Brooks & Vicki Sentle 

*If there is a discrepancy re: who is serving on Sunday between what is printed in the bulletin, on the schedule, or here in the Weekly, please contact Nancy Handy ( to clarify - Things sometimes get changed or misprinted. We do our best to bring you accurate information!

Weekly Lessons

Follow the link below to access the lessons for this upcoming Sunday's service:

The Place To Go, For Those In The Know

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Important Phone Numbers

Church Number
517-467-7855 (leave a message)

Senior Warden
Mike Steveson (517-547-3373)

Junior Warden
Tom Drake  (517-467-7005)
Ministry Support Team
Winnie Cook  (517-536-5257)
Cindy Corner  (517-448-8312) 
Archie Handy  (517-403-9208)
Judith Schellhammer (517-416-1220)
Diana Walworth (517-263-8794)

Know Your Vestry 

2018 Vestry 3Mike Steveson: Senior Warden
Tom Drake: Junior Warden
Suzanne Richardson: Secretary
Lenny Willgus 
Archie Handy
Vicki Sentle 

Know Your Ministry Support Team 

MST 2015
The Rev. Diana Walworth
The Rev. Dcn. Winnie Cook
The Rev. Dcn. Cindy Corner
Archie Handy
The Rev. Judith Schellhammer

Sermon Redux

Living Salty Lives for Jesus


Ninteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Sermon by The Rev. Judith Schellhammer

Follow this link to view Judith's sermon:

Weekly Trumpeter Editor:
Kathleen Walworth

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214 Joy Road
Adrian, Michigan 49221

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