This Week at St. Michael and All Angels’ 8th - 14th September

Friday         9:30 am    Fall Sale Daily drop-in between 9:30am and 4:00pm.                                                  10:00 am Walking Group   Island View Beach Easy

Saturday    9:15 am Helpers  10:00 am Fall Sale  

Next Week at St. Michael and All Angel’s 15th - 21st September

Sunday 9:15 am Choir Practice

Monday 9:30 am Fall Sale take-down, 6:00 pm BAC

Tuesday 10:00 am Meditation, 10:30 am Study Group

Thursday 10:30 am Mobility Class

Friday 10:00 Elk/Beaver Lake Park. Meet at Waterski beach parking lot. Easy

What's happening at St. Michael and All Angel’s 22nd - 28th September

Sunday 9:15 am Choir Practice

Monday 4:00 pm Transforming Futures Committee

Tuesday 10:00 am Meditation, 10:30 am Study Group

Thursday 10:30 am Mobility Class

Friday 10:00 Walking Group Charlie's Trail, Royal Roads University Moderate


Outreach Campaign: Our Annual Meeting approved continuing our approach of Outreach with five Campaigns held throughout the year. Our third campaign is for the South Island Centre for Counselling & Training. This Centre, located here in Victoria on the premises of St. Luke's parish church, is a Christian - based non-profit society with professionally trained clinical counsellors who provide services to anyone seeking their help. Through the grace of God the Centre has operated since 1975, and with your financial assistance it will continue to do its important work of offering healing to many. Please use the envelope at the back of the church to contribute as you are able. This campaign will run until 29th September.

PWRDF Update: PWRDF has released $20,000 to Episcopal Relief and Development towards the emergency relief for people affected by hurricane Dorian in response to the immediate and urgent needs of the people. The area in and around Freeport has suffered complete devastation.

Collation of Archdeacons at Christ Church Cathedral: Michael’s Day, 29th September at 4 pm there will be a special Evensong to commission new Archdeacons including our priest, Dawna for the Selkirk Region. All are invited to come to this special service.

St. Michael’s Day Messenger: The next Messenger will be published on 28th September. Please send any contributions or suggestions to Helen Love [email protected] by 20th September. ·      Greeters: Our Greeters do a great job at welcoming everyone to our service. We have some openings on the Greeters Team, if you feel a calling to do this important ministry please let us know in the office.

Altar Guild: The Altar Guild always welcomes new members. Those who are interested in this ministry please speak to Nancy Whysker.

Greeters: Our Greeters do a great job at welcoming everyone to our service. We have some openings on the Greeters team, if you feel a calling to do this important ministry please let us know in the office. 

Orange Shirt Day: Is so named after Phyllis Webstad who had her beautiful shiny new orange shirt, a gift from her grandmother, stripped from her on her first day at residential school. It honours the survivors and the fallen of the residential school system. Please show your support by wearing your t-shirts on Sunday 29th September, as the nearest Sunday of the official Orange Shirt Day on 30th September.

Mobility Exercise Class: The 1-hour class will resume on Thursdays, at 10:30 am in the Church Hall on 19th September. These are free classes for men and women. No special equipment or clothing is required, just comfortable casual clothes and shoes. For more information, please contact Valda Kitching at 250-544-1948.

Food Safe Course: Saturday 5th October 9:00 am - 5:00 pm in the Hall. Preregistration is required as space is limited. Please call Catie in the office to register 250-479-0540.

Walking Group: Walks take place every Friday morning, weather permitting. They begin promptly at 10:00 am and last about an hour. Easy walks are generally flat, medium walks are level walks, but have more up and down inclines. The average distance is between 3-4 kms. Please phone Linda @ 250-479-0113 or email [email protected] if you plan to join in one of the walks. Everyone welcome!

13th September Island View Beach. This is the part of Island View Beach off Stelly's Cross Road. Meet at the parking lot close to the far east end of Stelly's Cross Road that you drive down. Easy

20th September Elk/Beaver Lake Park. Meet at Waterski beach parking lot. Easy

27th September Charlie's Trail, Royal Roads University. Meet at parking lot across from the main gate, corner of Aldeane and Sooke Roads. Moderate  

Cold Weather: With the change of the season and cold weather coming, the annual September -December appeal by Our Place for warm clothing for the homeless is here. Please leave clean warm clothing, blankets and particularly socks at the back of the church, thank you.

Recycling: Please remember to recycle your drink containers in the designated box outside the church office. So far this year we have raised $855 Please keep recycling so that we can beat last year’s total of $1115. The money raised is given as a bursary to students at Camosun who have overcome obstacles to their education and are in financial need. Thank you for helping support this important work.

St. John the Divine Food Bank: Please put dried or canned goods in the marked box at the back of the church. Please ensure that they are unopened and within expiry date so they can be used safely. New hygiene products are also welcome. 100% of any donated funds go to the Food Bank. For further information please contact please contact Stan Willow 250-744-6786 or [email protected]

Thrifty Smile Cards: Please remember to keep using your Thrifty Smile Cards. Monies raised support church projects. This year monies raised will be going towards the new steps and planters between the carpark and West Saanich Road. The new handrail is being made and will be added soon. If you need a card, they are in the Narthex Post Boxes.

Country Grocer Community Sponsorship Programme: If you or your family/friends are Country Grocer shoppers, please save your receipts and place them in the basket at the back of the church.

Dates for  Outreach Campaigns   

PWRDF                               Gaye Stone                      3rd March - 14th April

Sisters’ of St. John             Nancy Whysker                5th May - 9th June

South Island Counselling   Sally Tuckey                     1st - 29th September

Threshold Housing             Helen Love                       20th October - 17th November

Christmas Help                   Peter Goddard                  1st - 22nd December


Our 54th Fall Sale is on Saturday, 14th September and Volunteers are Needed!  

Co-ordinator, Lenore English will be onsite to organize the work needing to be done. email:[email protected] or cell: 250-883-1485  

Monday, 9th September to Friday, 13th September: Daily drop-in between 9:30am and 4:00pm.  

Sale Day: Saturday, 14th September. Actual Sale is 10am-1pm. Please arrive by 9:15 am and park on the side street across from the church if possible.   Take-down is from 1 pm-3 pm and we need lots of help! Books stay in place [in lower hall] for Parishioners to shop after church on Sunday!  

Monday, 16th September: 9 am-noon for take-down of Book Area. Lots of helpers please!!!   Thank you!