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					                                                     LIFE AT ST. MICHAEL’S
                                                                          October 26, 2008

Welcome to Newcomers                                 Sunday Forum
The parishioners and rector welcome you to St.       This discussion group, which is reading Bishop
Michael’s! If you are visiting, we are happy that    Shaw's new book, Conversations with Scripture and
you have chosen to worship with us. Please fill      with Each Other, meets from 9:15 to 9:45 AM.
out a visitor information card in the pew and        For more information, please speak to Christine
receive a “welcome bag” from the ushers. In          Whittaker.
addition, the rector would like personally to
welcome you to our parish; please call the parish    Gallagher Bench Dedication Today
office at 508-429-4248 to schedule an                Today, at the conclusion of the Ten O’Clock
appointment.                                         Service, a granite bench at the entrance to the
                                                     new woodland meditation trail will be dedicated
Getting to Know You                                  in memory of Bonnie Gallagher, a parishioner
As our church grows, it is more of a challenge for   who died tragically in 2001 and is remembered
all of us, older and newer members, to know          fondly by many at St. Michael’s. The dedication
everyone’s name. To make things a little easier,     of the bench was requested by Michael Brumber,
there are name tags in the narthex. Please write     who is a friend of Bonnie’s husband, Norman.
your first name and wear your tag so that we can     Mr. Brumber generously provided the excavation
all learn each other’s names.                        services that made possible the installation of the
                                                     Memorial Garden.
Nan Malone Preaching
This morning our parishioner Nan Malone will         Annual Ghosting
be the preacher at both the Eight And Ten            The Rite-13 and J2A youth of the parish will be
O’Clock Services. Nan is a former Senior             ghosting the younger children of our parish
Warden of our parish. She has a Master of            tonight. Listen for your door bell between 6:30
Divinity degree from Episcopal Divinity School,      and 7:30 PM and then look for the goody bag at
Cambridge.                                           your front door. We will be ghosting houses with
                                                     children in third grade or younger.
Altar Flowers
The altar flowers this morning are given to the      All Saints Day Tradition
glory of God by Ralph and Nancy Stover in            As part of our All Saints celebration, Church
thanksgiving for Ralph’s birthday.                   School children build shrines (at the Mother's
                                                     Altar and in the narthex) to honor the dead. We
Refreshments                                         invite you to bring photographs of those you
Everyone is warmly invited to stay after the 8       would like remembered and to write their names
AM service for refreshments and after the 10 AM      in a Book of Life that will be brought to the altar
service for coffee hour in Eva’s Room. Thanks to     on All Saint's Day (Nov. 2) Children are invited
Annette Hamlet for providing refreshments this       to start constructing the decorations for the
morning and to Bob and Kim Murphy for                shrines. Bring a photo and make a memorial
hosting coffee hour.                                 card to hang up at coffee hour.

                                                     The Rev. Donald Bitsberger To Preach
                                                     On All Saints Sunday, November 2, we will
                                                     welcome Lucie Hong, daughter of our
parishioner Martha Bitsberger, as a new member                                       property that included a lemon tree and the
of the Church through the sacrament of baptism.                                      Israeli woman who bought that property after the
Joining us at the 10 AM Eucharist will be Lucie’s                                    1967 war. The Book Club will meet on Sunday
grandfather, the Rev. Donald Bitsberger, who                                         November 23 at 4 PM. Come and join us in a
will be the preacher and share with Christine                                        great discussion. Wine, beer, soft drinks and
Whittaker in the liturgy. Don Bitsberger recently                                    snacks will be provided For more information,
retired after 55 years of active ministry in The                                     contact Susan Plume at 508-533-3408 or
Episcopal Church, which began with service in                                        susan_plume@yahoo.com.
Japan and Taiwan. Since 1961, he served several
parishes between Boston and Washington, DC,                                          Altar Guild Seeks Vases
including Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill                                      Each Sunday, the members of the Altar Guild
(where he knew John Finley, who grew up                                              transfer the altar flowers into empty one-pound
there).                                                                              coffee cans so that the flowers may be given to
                                                                                     parishioners and others, either as a token of our
John Finley Visits On November 9                                                     love and prayers during a difficult time or to
Our former priest associate, the Reverend John                                       make a birthday, anniversary or other occasion of
Finley, will return to St. Michael’s on Sunday,                                      celebration. The supply of coffee cans is running
November 9, when he will be guest celebrant and                                      low. If you have empty cans or glass vases that
preacher at both services. He is looking forward                                     came with a gift of flowers, please leave them in
to this opportunity to see all his friends at St.                                    the sacristy to enable us to continue these gifts of
Michael’s. Christine Whittaker will be away that                                     flowers.
day, preaching at the annual Remembrance
Sunday service at Old North Church, Boston.                                          Community News
The service, which is organized annually by the
British Consulate, remembers the dead of both                                        Food Pantry
World Wars as well as more recent conflicts.                                         10/26 Pasta Sauce, Salad Dressing
                                                                                     11/2 Coffee, Turkey gravy, Cranberry Sauce
                                                                                     11/9 Condiments (Mustard, Catsup, Relish)
Book Club                                                                            11/16 Jelly, Cooking Oil, School Snacks
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is central to peace                                 Please leave your donated item in a Holliston mailbox
in the Middle East yet the issues are so complex                                     or in the Holliston Pantry Shelf box in the narthex.
that many people have given up on trying to
understand them. The new selection for St.                                           Today’s Ministers
Michael’s Book Club is a book that has been                                          Eucharistic Ministers: Ted Comstock (8 AM),
widely acclaimed as a remarkably balanced and                                                               Bob Giarla (10 AM)
fair presentation of the issues in a way that is                                     Lectors: Mo Lamontagne, Mike Waltner
                                                                                     Acolyte: Annie Lamontagne
easy to understand. The Lemon Tree by Sandy
                                                                                     Counters: Bob Giarla, Carl Twomey
Tolan recounts conversations between the                                             Altar Guild: Camilla King, Cathy Harper
Palestinian man whose family once owned a


                                                   St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
                                                                (508) 429-4248
                                                     1162 Highland St., Holliston, MA 01746
                                                          E-mail StMichHoll@aol.com
                                                     Website: www.stmichaelsholliston.org
                                  The Parish Office is open from 9 AM to 12 Noon, Tuesday through Friday.
                             The Rector is usually in her office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Her day off is Monday.

Rector: The Rev. Christine R. Whittaker ........................................................................................................ (508) 435-3060
Organist and Choir Director: Allyn M. Phelps III………………………………………………………………….(774) 258-0203
Parish Secretary: Amy Plante ......................................................................................................................... (508) 429-4248
Youth Minister: Karla Garvin……………………………………………………………………………………….(508) 533-9751
Senior Warden: Patty Waltner ........................(508) 429-0911          Junior Warden: Carl Twomey (Building) ..... (508) 881-7790
Treasurer: Joan Clark ......................................(508) 429-4469   Clerk: Phil Goulding (Communications) ...... (508) 429-1854
Theresa Campbell (New Member Ministry) .....(508) 429-2987                   Clarissa Flannery (Fellowship) ..................... (508) 435-5271
Bob Giarla (Stewardship) .................................(508) 429-6579     Win Hagen (Outreach) ................................. (508) 429-3853
Pamela PinterParsons (Fundraising) ................(508) 429-7731            Janice Ryan (Pastoral Care) ......................... (508) 893-8919
Michelle Tate (Children’s & Youth Ministry) ...(508) 893-0945                Rob Webb (Adult Education) ....................... (508) 881-1992

Pledge Treasurer: Bob Malone .........................(508) 429-2135         Atrium Level I Teacher: Christen Olson
Altar Guild: Camilla King ...............................(508) 429-0784      Atrium Level II Teacher: Karin Protas
Rite-13 Group: Janet Twomey .........................(508) 881-7790          Atrium Level III Teachers: Kristen Walters, Julie Fitzgerald
Church School: Kristen Walters .......................(508) 435-3847         Rite-13 Teachers: Janet Twomey, Phil Goulding
Nursery Caregiver: Alicia Palmisano ..............(508) 429-4248             YAC Teachers: Karla Garvin, Cathy Harper,
Children’s Choir: Michelle Tate ........................ (508 893-0945                      Christine Whittaker
Communications Design: Elle Randall ............(508) 429-7829               J2A Teachers: Karla Garvin, PamelaPinterParsons
                                                                                            Doug Hathaway

				
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