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St. Michael & All Angels, Tucson: Past, Present, Future!
St. Michael & All Angels, Tucson: Past, Present, Future!

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Easter Egg Hunt 2017!

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Easter Egg Hunt 2017!

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With great joy, we announce that the Rev. David Hedges, the current Rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sycamore, IL, has accepted the call from our Bishop Kirk Smith, as requested by our Vestry, to be the next Rector of our spiritual home, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. On 14 August, Father Dave will begin his first Sunday at St. Michael’s by officiating the Morning Prayer at 9:00 AM and celebrating the sung Solemn High Mass at 9:30 AM. His wife, Carly Flagg, and their daughter, Zoe, will arrive later, in time for Zoe to begin class at our parish day school on 18 August.

Fr. Dave received his Bachelor of Arts in History from San Francisco State University in 2002 and his Master of Divinity from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in 2005. He was ordained Deacon at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, in 2005, and priested at St. James Cathedral, Chicago, six months later. He was Curate at St. Mary’s, Crystal Lake, IL (2005-2007), then Rector of St. Peter’s (2007-present). He is passionate about the liturgy, sacramental pastoral care, and about the work of inviting into the church those who are not yet its members. He is excited by St. Michael's because of its balanced blend of Catholic liturgy and social action, as well as the presence of the parochial school community.

Fr. Dave is a member of the Brotherhood of Saint Gregory, a religious community of men in the Episcopal Church, whose members, lay and ordained, follow a common rule of life and serve the church on parochial, diocesan, and national levels. Their Rule includes prayer, service, stewardship, and individual renewal among other matters. Brothers may be married, partnered, or single, and aim to follow St. Gregory the Great as "servants of the servants of God" whether in church or in society. Dave was thrilled to discover the sign at the back of St. Michael's saying Soli Deo Gloria, the very motto of the Brotherhood! Shortly before coming to St. Michael's, Dave will become a Novice Brother, and will be properly addressed as Brother Dave for short.

Dave's wife, Carly, will be serving the Tucson community as an American Sign Language Interpreter. She has an MA in ASL-English Interpretation from Gallaudet University, and a BA in Early Childhood Education from Smith College, and taught ASL-English Interpretation at the university level for sixteen years. Other graduate work includes study in Counseling and Developmental Psychology. Carly enjoys yoga, running, gardening, and cooking. She shares with Dave a common interest in letter-writing and postal ephemera. Dave enjoys bowling, photography, and long road trips.

Their daughter Zoe (12) will be enrolled at St. Michael's School. She has been a Girl Scout for six years and has earned her Bronze Award for efforts in increasing community literacy. She also enjoys horseback riding, drawing, and theatre.

As we joyfully welcome our new Rector and his family, we must wholeheartedly acknowledge our congregations’ enthusiastic participation in our self-study, our Nominating Committee’s wisdom and perseverance, our Vestry’s prayerful discernment, our Interim Rector Fr. Richard Mallory’s loving care, Canon Russ Smith’s consultation, the Rev. Canon Megan Traquair’s guidance, and our Bishop’s blessing throughout the challenging process. Alleluia!

Respectfully yours,

Howard Creswell, Junior Warden, and Ke Chiang (John) Hsieh, Senior Warden
3 July 2016
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Busy week! Join us tomorrow to bless a donated jeep, welcome international Maya visitor Domingo Alvarez Ajanel, president of 22 associated rural Maya communities in Guatemala, share Mexican and Guatemalan foods, and send off the three who will drive through Mexico diver the jeep. The sign at St. Michael's says it all, except that the big "602" stands for 602 N. Wilmot Rd.

The week's highlights so far:

June 14 -- Domingo arrives in the late afternoon from Guatemala. Attends a Tucson Samaritans meeting.

June 15 -- Donor vehicle is formally turned over to St. Michael's Project. Pictured: visitor Domingo, donor Michael, and Project coordinator Ila.
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​Migrant Sunday May 29: Sermon, socks, water, pupusas!
Reverend John Fife, Pastor Emeritus of Southside Presbyterian Church, will preach. Become a good Samaritan by bringing in water...gallon jugs and 24-pack pints...as well as new cotton socks. Migrants in the desert need your help as the temperatures begin to climb! The risk of dying from dehydration and from blisters is high. On the same day, the Social Action Committee will organize our annual filling of snack packs for the Samaritan desert walkers' distribution to migrants. And at coffee hour, a Guatemalan family of nine, who fled their home and have applied for political asylum, will sell their home made pupusas . Please come with your appetite and help the Ortega family.

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St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 602 N. Wilmot Road at 5th St., will congratulate its Director of Music, Douglas Blair Leightenheimer, with a Festive Brunch on Sunday, May 22 in the Smith Parish Center, after the 10:15 AM High Mass. On May 12, 2016, he officially became Dr. Leightenheimer, obtaining his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Arizona's Fred Fox School of Music. He presented his doctoral lecture recital, “From Couperin to Vierne: Liturgical and Stylistic Connections between the French Baroque and French Romantic Organ Mass,” at the University of Arizona on January 15.

The reception is also in honor of the three graduating seniors in the St. Michael and All Angels Choir: longtime choir member Jeffrey John Simpson, Janis Lynn Hedin, and Sandy Delozier. All graduated from the Fred Fox School of Music.

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Canon Theologian, The Rev. Dr. Gil Stafford, will be presenting, “Jesus: His Mind, His Mystery, His Magic.” Stafford will draw upon the writings of Marcus Borg, Cynthia Bourgeault, Amy-Jill Levine, Carl Jung, Richard Rohr, and John Shelby Spong. Each session will include ample time for questions and dialogue.
sessions:
Tuesday, May 24 ~ 10 am - Noon: Clergy
Saturday, May 28 ~ 10 am - Noon; Laity
May 28 ~ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Deacons
Discussions are held in the Smith Parish Center. Attendance and all materials are offered without charge.

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Canon Theologian, The Rev. Dr. Gil Stafford, will be presenting, “Jesus: His Mind, His Mystery, His Magic.” Stafford will draw upon the writings of Marcus Borg, Cynthia Bourgeault, Amy-Jill Levine, Carl Jung, Richard Rohr, and John Shelby Spong. Each session will include ample time for questions and dialogue.
sessions:
Tuesday, May 24 ~ 10 am - Noon: Clergy
Saturday, May 28 ~ 10 am - Noon; Laity
May 28 ~ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Deacons
Discussions are held in the Smith Parish Center. Attendance and all materials are offered without charge.

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Here's are Christmas schedule for 2015! Merry Christmas!
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church invites you to our Christmas services:
Christmas Schedule 2015
Thursday, December 24th:
Vigil of the Nativity - Christmas Eve
5:00 PM - Family Mass with Christmas Story for Children and Setting Up of the Creche
10:00 PM - Prelude: Carols of the Incarnation (composed by A.F. Schultz)
10:45 PM - Solemn Procession and High Mass
Thursday, December 25th
The Nativity Of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Christmas Day
10:00 AM - Solemn Procession and High Mass
(There will be no other Masses on Christmas Day)
The church office closes at 1 PM on Wednesday the 23rd, and will reopen on Tuesday the 29th.
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