Sunday Worship Cancelled, August 29, 2021

Sunday Worship Cancelled
August 29, 2021

St. Michael’s Parishioners,

As Hurricane Ida continues to strengthens, it seems wise to cancel Sunday service.

Below is a Zoom link for a 9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer service. We will also stream to our Facebook Page. If you are not able to join or call in to the service on Sunday, I encourage each of us to hold one another and all in the affected areas in our hearts and prayers at 9:00 a.m. It is good to know we are praying for one another.

If you know anyone who does not get these emails, please notify them of the link below and the phone number to call in.

Liz, Liam, and I are evacuating to Tallahassee as we do not want to be without power (air conditioning). Please take care of yourselves, your family and friends, and neighbors.  As we hold the events that began on August 29th sixteen years ago in our everlasting memory, please take extra care of one anothers’ stress and anxiety, and know that God is with us with great love and presence in all things.

Please remember if you run a generator, DO NOT keep it in your garage or under your roof’s awning! A few of the casualties from Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles were due to carbon monoxide poisoning from generators.

The Zoom link for Sunday Morning Prayer is below.

God’s Peace and Blessings,
Fr. Robert

A prayer from the Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Creator God, we ask you to calm the wind and the waves of Hurricane Ida, and to spare those in its path from harm.  Help those who are in its way to reach safety.  Open our hearts in generosity to all who need help in the coming days, in the Gulf Coast region and beyond.  Lead us as a nation and as a church to take climate action that may help to mitigate future storms.

In all things, and in all times, help us to remember that even when life seems dark and stormy, you are in the boat with us, guiding us to safety.  Amen.

Topic: August 29, Sunday Worship
Time: Aug 29, 2021 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Updated Covid Guidelines

A Prayer for Guidance

Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being. We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

I write today to share some updated COVID-19 protocols. The Delta variant of COVID-19 is now present and strong in South Louisiana. In recent days we have seen a significant increase in both case numbers and positivity rates, and our local COVID hospitalizations are increasing. In just the last 14 days, there have been more than 2,500 positive cases in St. Tammany Parish.

With this news, and in consultation with our wardens, the diocesan office, and healthcare professionals, we will return to mask wearing during worship and indoor gatherings effective immediately. We ask that everyone, aged six and older and regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask.

The current COVID positivity rate for St. Tammany Parish is 14.8%. As long as it is above 5%, masks are required during worship and indoor gatherings.

Vaccination is still our best and greatest hope against this variant. We urge all who are eligible to get the vaccine. The vaccines are safe, they are effective, and nearly eliminate the risk of severe illness and death. For yourself and for your neighbor, please get vaccinated.

If you are immunocompromised, sick, or at high risk, it is strongly recommended that you stay home. Worship with us online via <facebook.com/stmichaelsla/live >. Contact the church office before Friday and we will make arrangements to bring communion to you.

We pray for the continued guidance of the Holy Spirit, and pray in thanksgiving for this community in which we share one another’s burdens.

Fr. Robert Beazley

Updated Covid Protocols_7.29.2021

Outreach Opportunities

Outreach Partners

St. Michael’s partners with the Samaritan Center, Family Promise of St. Tammany, and the St. Francis Animal Shelter to better respond to the needs of our area. Below is a list of these organizations most urgent needs. Collection bins are located in the church’s foyer.

St. Francis Animal Shelter:

  • Any household  donations greatly appreciated (Think gently used garage sale items)
  • Items for the Animals:
  • Purina Canned Wet Food
  • Canned Dog Food
  • Cat toys
  • Dog Toys
  • Cat Treats
  • Dog Treats
  • Dawn Ultra Liquid Soap
  • Bounty Paper Towels
  • Liquid Detergent
  • Dry Cat Food
  • Dry Dog Food
  • Litter
  • Amazon Wish List

The Samaritan Center:

  • Canned Veggies (Mostly Spinach and other leafy greens, Corn, Green Beans, Sweet Peas)
  • Potatoes- ( Instant, Canned, or Fresh)
  • Jelly
  • Meal Mixes- (Tuna Helper, Knorr, Rice-A-Roni, Pasta Roni, Stove Top Stuffing, etc)
  • Soup
  • Breakfast Items (Granola Bars, Pancake Mix, etc)
  • Meat, Canned (Chicken, chili, SPAM/Treet)
  • Pasta- Canned (Chef Boyardee type)

Family Promise:

 

8th Annual Art Show

Art Show Flyer – 2020

8th Annual Lenda Dean Perez Memorial Art  Show & Sale

   Pottery | Acrylics | Oil | Woodworking | Watercolors | Jewelry | Sculpture

Over 18 Local Artisans & Crafts

50% of All Proceeds will go directly to Family Promise of St. Tammany

Admission: A Non-Perishable canned good benefiting The Samaritan Center in exchange for one raffle ticket for the Parade of Prizes.

 

Calendar of Events

Friday – October 16, 2020

4:00pm – 7:00pm

Art Preview

Saturday – October 17, 2020

12 Noon – 8:00pm

Starting at 5:00pm, Music by Kagen

Sunday – October 18, 2020

                                        8:00am – 1:00pm                                       

In compliance with the State Executive Order for Covid-19, temperature will be checked at the door, social distancing guidelines will be followed and mask must be worn. 

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