Christian Service

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Christian Service Winter Meeting

Time to gather, to rejoice in recent accomplishments, and then forge ahead to the future! You are cordially invited to attend the Christian Service Winter meeting next Sunday (January 14th) in LPC-A. Things will get rolling at 9:45 AM and adjourn in time to attend 11:00 AM Mass. Reports from Holiday activities and our ministries will be presented. Traditional spring and Easter events will be discussed and planned. What a golden opportunity to stretch your spiritual muscles in an effort to become ‘Spirit-Fit’! See you there!
 

Get Spirit Fit!

OK! It’s a given we will stick to our New Year dieting resolutions. Right? So, how about turning our attention to getting Spirit Fit! Let’s take our eternal souls and whip them into tip-top shape! Benefits ‘on the other side’ are MUCH better than those here on Earth!!

Respectfully submitted, some ideas for your consideration …

Corporal Works: Get parish active! It doesn’t have to be a long, drawn out commitment of time!

  • Pick your schedule ministries: Welcome Table, Funeral Luncheons, Prayer Shawls, Advent Giving Tree ‘Elf’, Casserole Brigade, Bedding.
  • 1 and done ministries: Thanksgiving-Christmas-Easter food basket assembly, children’s Easter basket assembly, greeter at the annual Anointing Mass.
  • Too-Much-on-My-Plate ministries: Opportunities to donate abound! Funky Sox, Diaper Dash, Baby Bottle Boomerang, McDonald House toiletry drive, Backpack Boogie, Migrant Worker Welcome Baskets, Veggie Swap, Shop & Share.
  • Little Red Wagon (year-round): non-perishable food, coupons, gently used bedding, new pillows, new mattress pads, yarn (4 ply/washable & dryable).
  • Save Life Hamper (year-round): New/gently used baby and toddler clothes, diapers, formula, and other baby supplies. Call them at 810-494-5433 or browse their list of needs here: http://www.pregnancyhelpclinic.com/72.html

Spiritual Works:

  • Daily Rosary: Say it in the car ! It takes only 20 minutes. No need to count beads. Here’s a link to audio rosary: http://www.thedailymass.com/pray-the-rosary/
  • Adoration: Usually Monday - 6:30 PM; Tuesday - 6:00 PM: Wednesday - 7:00 PM.
  • Prayer group: Tuesday - 7:30 PM in Religious Education Room 6.
  • Reconciliation: Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00 PM; Saturday 3:00 - 3:45 PM.
  • Bible Study: Watch the bulletin for days, times, and topics of the 2018 schedule!
     

Advent Giving Tree Afterglow

Now sit yourself down in a nice, sturdy chair because the facts and figures about to be presented will knock your socks off! Advent Giving Tree coordinators, Janet and David Kuehn, led 17 valiant volunteer Elves in bringing Christmas joy to countless homes in our community. The number of tree tags fulfilled: 20 tags for Family Impact Center gifts. 51 tags for Livingston County Catholic Charity seniors. 169 tags for families of our parish, and 30 tags to support Christian Service ministries (such as Welcome Table, the Bedding ministry, and Prayer Shawls). Total number of tree tags = 270.

Janet and David went through every donated gift and gift card, assigning dollar amounts to each. Their grand total? $9500.00. Spectacular! Tremendous! Awesome!
This is why St Agnes has the well-deserved reputation of being one of the most generous, caring, and loving of our community!

Thank you, Janet and David for chairing this event! Thank you, AGT Elves for your love and dedication! Thank you, ‘Tag Shoppers’ for your generosity! Thank you to those who supported this effort with prayer! God bless you always!
 

Baby Bottle Boomerang Afterglow

Can we have a drum roll please? The Baby Bottle Boomerang total from our wonderful St Agnes friends is … $1183.89!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
 

Hope In A Box

  • Need for the month of January: Toilet Paper.
  • Pope Francis’ Prayer Intentions for January: That Christians and other religious minorities in Asian countries may be able to practice their faith in full freedom.

Office Hours

Christian Service SCHOOLYEAR Hours: The Christian Service office is open every Tuesday from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

Call the parish office at 517-223-8684 and ask for ext. 312 if you need an appointment at a time outside these posted hours. Please remember this is an all-volunteer ministry so it could take a bit of time until we get back with you.

Please let us know if you or someone you know is in need of assistance "before" things get out of hand.

We are here to assist by way of listening, giving direction for assistance and helping in whatever way possible. It is easier to help before we have to deal with shut-off notices or bill collectors.