Sunday, March 18

Join us this Fifth Sunday in Lent for Holy Eucharist at 8:00 and 9:45am.

Check out the Lent Madness Leader Board in the hallway.  

Common Grounds

Sunday, March 18 — “I Dream” Sunday: Learn about the debut of the original opera, "I Dream," by Douglas Tappin, commemorating the life and death of  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Our very own Lovi Aldinger, Associate Director of the Toledo Opera, will preview this upcoming production of the Toledo Opera (April 6, 7, and 8).

Next week, March 25 — Coffee Hour in the Fellowship Hall.

Church Office Hours:  Monday-Friday from 9am—2pm.  

Feed Your Neighbor:  Please donate nonperishable food items to support the local food bank. Drop off items in the baskets near the entrances. 

Compline Service: The Wednesday evening compline service will not be held during Lent. It will resume in April.  In the meantime, join us for the Wednesday evening Lenten series

The Youth of our parish are serving the community! We have a Sock drive to benefit Hannah's Socks out of Perrysburg, Ohio and a Feminine Hygiene and Toiletry drive for Cherry Street Ministries. Please see the boxes in the Narthex!

New times for Easter Sunday services:  8 am and 9:45 am on April 1st.

You are invited to a palm cross workshop on Saturday, March 24th at 10am.  There will be refreshments and instructions provided.  No experience necessary!  Thanks - Kay Gerhardinger  

Do you have a passion for reading? If so, we are looking for volunteers to read parts of the Passion for Palm Sunday. Please contact the office, John Hagan, or Krissy.

Easter Flower & Music Memorials:  A meaningful way to remember a departed loved one or to give thanks to God for blessings received is to make a gift to defray the cost of the special Easter music and flowers. Special envelopes can be found on the hall or narthex tables.  Please print or write legibly your name and be sure to note whether your gift is for flowers or music. In order for your memorial or thanksgiving to be  published in the Easter bulletins, you must turn in your offering envelope by Sunday, March 25.

Maundy Thursday Prayer Watch:  You are invited to sign up for a half hour prayer shift during the Maundy Thursday Prayer Watch beginning at 8:30 p.m. Thursday and ending Friday at 8 a.m. Sign up sheet is on the bulletin board.  Note: The building will be staffed overnight for safety and security.

Sunday at 3 p.m., the University of Toledo Concert Chorale will be providing An Afternoon of French Song here at St. Michael’s.  All are welcome to attend.  Suggested donation of $5-15.

Join us for the Masterworks Chorale Classics Concert, Saturday, March 24, 8 pm at Hope Lutheran Church.  This will be a beautiful way to prepare for Holy Week:  "From Darkness Into Light," as plumbed by Bach and Rutter.  Hear "Christ Lag In Todes Banden" and "Requiem." You will learn that these works, separated by centuries, share a common musical thread.  See St. Michael's members Gretchen Rohm, Anne Morris, Joe Myers, and Sarah Schendel for tickets, or call the Valentine Theater ticket office.

Wednesday Evening Lenten Series: Intriguing discussions about the faith traditions of neighboring Christian denominations with deep roots in our region.

6:30 pm Soup/Salad Dinner followed by a speaker from 7-8 pm. Sign up sheets are on the bulletin board.

March 21: Father Michael Shaheen, Dean/Pastor, St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral

Inquirer's Class...It’s Time: In the course of our walk with Christ, we need to stop from time to time and say aloud what we believe.  That time is now.  In March and April (schedule below) we will offer 5 classes for adults who would like to be confirmed (even if you have been confirmed in another denomination) or those who were confirmed in the Episcopal Church and would like to renew their vows.  Bishop Williams will be at St. Michael’s on Sunday May 6th at the 9:45am Eucharist.  The youth will be meeting with Imani in preparation for this commitment.  Adults will be meeting with Fr. John.  If you have questions call John at 304-545-1734.

If you are an adult, have not been confirmed in the Episcopal Church, or were confirmed so long ago it’s starting to wear off-this is for you.  Sign up on the bulletin board.  It’s time.

Schedule of Adult Confirmation classes
1st class Sunday, March 18 6:30-7:45pm
2nd class Tuesday, March 20  7:00-8:15pm
3rd class Tuesday, April 3 7:00-8:15pm
4th class  Tuesday, April 10  7:00-8:15pm
5th class  Tuesday, April 17  7:00-8:15pm

For those who desire to be Confirmed and those who would like to Renew their Vows when the Bishop comes. Sign up on the bulletin board.