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The Episcopal Church of Saint Michael & All Angels
 Pacific View Drive at Marguerite
 
Corona del Mar
 California 92625
 949.644.0463
 www.stmikescdm.org
FOR THE
LOVE OF MIKE
Volume 64 Number 1 JANUARY 2014
...From the Desk of the Rector
 BELOVEDS IN CHRIST,
UILDING OUR F UILDING OUR F UILDING OUR F UILDING OUR F UILDING OUR F  AITH AITH:  AITH AITH:  AITH VING CHRIST VING CHRIST VING CHRIST VING CHRIST VING CHRIST  AND SER  AND SER  AND SER  AND SER  AND SER VING OUR COMMUNITY VING OUR COMMUNITY VING OUR COMMUNITY VING OUR COMMUNITY VING OUR COMMUNITY 
PARISH NEWSAND NOTES
FINANCIAL UPDATE
 
THROUGHNOVEMBER 2013:
Preliminary yearto date Income is $463,855.Our YTDExpense is $511,609. The parish NetOrdinary Income is ($47,753), whichis $6,770 ahead of our plan. Our YTDPledge Income is $378,212 which is$13,370 below our plan through theend of 2013. We are making progressin closing the gap between ourexpenses and income.Our total operating cash balance is$216,784 of which $138,306 isdesignated gifts; leaving a net balanceof $78,478. This also includes fundsraised for the church refurbishment.The Endowment Trust has a balanceof $173,618.We really need everyone to bringtheir pledges current so that we canend the year in the black. We arebeginning the budgeting process for2014, so we need to know that wewill be current in 2013. Also if youhave not made your pledge for 2014,please turn it in this month.
RAY W. URWIN, D.M.A. HASJOINED SAINT MICHAEL &ALL ANGELS
 as minister of music.He previously served as musicdirector, director of music ministries,choristers director, and residentcomposer at St. Francis Church,Palos Verde Estates before becomingits organist/accompanist in 2012(see article on page 3.).
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New Year’s opportunities include asking important questions such as “Whoam I anyway ... really?” and “Why am I the way I am?” Beginning new years it is tempting to talk about resolutions, all those thingswe promise to do, or stop doing, when 2013 changes to 2014, that will make lifebetter, improve health and increase joy.But experts say that resolutions usually fail because they don’t get to the realheart of what’s going on inside us, that we can’t fundamentally change ourbehavior until we fundamentally understand who we are, and that who we are isshaped by what be believe. Do you want to make big changes in your life? You will have to be willing todig deep into your whole belief system and your reasons for being. For example,it’s a waste of time to resolve to go to the gym when you haven’t dealt with yourreasons why the couch is so important to your life.Resolutions are about what you will do; real change happens as a result of knowing who you are. What do you fundamentally believe about yourself? ...about the world” ...aboutGod? And how do those beliefs shape your behaviors? Getting down to thatlevel of examination and awareness can lead you into a full new year. And, if determining who you are is the beginning of personal transformation,the question of why you are is the next step that moves you toward a purpose inlife. Many “Why I am” or “Why I am not” statements connect with religiousfaith. British philosopher Bertrand Russell turned his famous lecture into anessay, “Why I Am Not a Christian” in 1927. C.S. Lewis responded in the 1940swith a series of radio talks which became Mere Christianity. John Stott addedBasic Christianity and Why I Am A Christian in the 1950s. At Saint Michael & AllAngels we have learned from Bishop John Krumm who wrote Why I Am AnEpiscopalian in 1957 and from Chris Yaw who wrote Jesus Was An Episcopalian(and you can be one too!) in 2008. We are all shaped by our beliefs and ourbeliefs deeply direct our actions and the trajectory of our lives. How does belief affect you, and where will it take you this year? The “why?” of Christian faith is all about God reconciling the whole creation,remaking and renewing it in God’s own image. Jesus spoke most often aboutthe “Kingdom of God,” or the reign and rule of God on this earth for the purposeof its transformation. Out of a solid sense of why I am a Christ-follower, weknow this world needs to be saved. We know this world needs wisdom. Weknow this world needs God. If you don’t think people care about trying to save at least some corner of this world,consider the huge interest in super hero movies: Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman,Spiderman, Captain America. We Christ-followers love it that God has called us to besuperheros and supersheros for our corner of the world, or at least mini-superhero/ supersheros. It is exciting to be a part of it all! As the new year begins, we are called to examine our beliefs and ways they might turninto action. Resolutions are less important than results, and the call of God is for us to goand do the work of the kingdom each and every day God gives us to live and love.
Yours, in Christ -
 
(MORE) PARISH NEWS AND NOTES
FOR THE LOVE OF MIKEFOR THE LOVE OF MIKEFOR THE LOVE OF MIKEFOR THE LOVE OF MIKEFOR THE LOVE OF MIKE
 
is a publication of Saint Michael & All AngelsEpiscopal Church,Corona del Mar, CA.Copy deadline is the secondWednesday of the month.We welcome letters and articles. Editor: Susan Beechner949.644.0463
Finance
...........................................Jim Palda[paldajim@gmail.com] 626.533.8037
Mission
......................................Gail Haghjoo[gail.haghjoo@gmail.com] 714.553.7120
Stewardship
...................................Joan Short[joanshort@earthlink.net] 949.644.0719
Worship
.The Very Rev’d Canon Peter D. Haynes[phaynes@stmikescdm.org] 949.644.0463
VESTRY MEMBERS
Senior Warden
...............................Lynn Headley[lynnheadley@earthlink.net] 714.963.5932
Junior Warden
........................................[Open]
Christian Education
.......................Barbara Black[syblack@sbcglobal.net] 949.375.3048
Clerk of the Vestry
...................... ...Karlene Miller[karlenemiller@gmail.com] 949.336.6215
Building and rounds.................... .........
.[Open]
Communications
...........................Clyde Dodge[clydedodge@cox.net 949.375.1530
Evangelism
.................................Melinda Rader[melinda.rader@roadrunner.com] 949.230.3644
Fellowship
......................................Teri Corbet[hbangel49@msn.com] 714.964.5505
JANUARYAnniversaries
CONTRIBUTIONS WERE MADE TOTHE RECTOR’S DISCRETIONARYFUND
 most recently by by her family ingratitude for the life of
Roberta Chapin
and by
Bill Leasure
and
Jack Towner i
nthanksgiving.
 
These funds extend ourParish’s mission of outreach, providing forsuch needs as can be helped by financialassistance.
St. Mike’sFacebook Page
facebook.com/ SMAACDM
“Like” us!Read us every day forlatest parish news,diocesean, TEC and ACupdates, personaldevotions,sacred music.A community within ourcommunity
FOR THE LOVE OF MIKEFOR THE LOVE OF MIKEFOR THE LOVE OF MIKEFOR THE LOVE OF MIKEFOR THE LOVE OF MIKE JANUARY 201 JANUARY 201 JANUARY 201 JANUARY 201 JANUARY 201 4 2 4 2 4 2 4 2 4 2
LEST WE FORGET
: There have been4,489 American military casualties inIraq and 2,155 in Afghanistan.
 "Lord hear our prayers for those who are dead and for those who mourn." 
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PLEASE CHECK THE DISPLAYRACK ON THE WALL INMICHAEL'S ROOM.
Pick up apamphlet or two to share with familyand friends. A donation box is provided.The pamphlet "Family Prayer" listsshort prayers that are appropriate forfamilies whenever they gather together.In this hectic world we live in, it isessential to take time each day toremember what really counts. Here arethe titles of prayers: "Grace atMealtime," "For Our Family," "ABlessing," "For Joy in God's Creation,""For a Special Day," "An Intercession,""For Help," "For the Day's Work," "AConfession," "For Guidance," and "TheGrace." Note that a family of one canbenefit from this pamphlet, also.
HELP FOR HUNGRY PEOPLE:
 Weare once again in need of donations forreplenishing our food cupboard. Pleasecall
Murry McClaren
with anyquestions; and T
HANK YOU ALL
 foryour help!
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LOAVES AND FISHES
: In January
 
wewill collect new and gently usedblankets and jackets for the homelesspeople who visit the soup kitchen.Monetary donations are alwayswelcome, too, and checks should bemade payable to Saint Michael & AllAngels, with Loaves and Fishes on thememo line. (Tax ID #95-2123746)
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TIME AND TALENT
If you arethinking about volunteering with oneof our commissions at St. Mike’s,please review the “Parish Life”booklet on the “back rail” of theSanctuary. which describes theseactivities. We need greeters, acolytes,coffee hosts, and ushers, and haveother interesting assignments as well.Volunteering is a wonderful way tomeet new people at St. Mike’s. Pleasecall
Melinda Rader
with questions at949.230.3644.
PHONE TREE MINISTRY: NEWMEMBERS NEEDED.
 Our goal is tocontact every parishioner by phone oncea month.This is a great opportunity toget to know others better and to shareinformation, needs and suggestionsabout Saint Mike's. Please contact
RuthPoole
 at 949.644.9263.Birthdays2nd - Craig Kennedy5th - Nora Higgins12th - Gracemarie Dell Angelo18th - Sharon FergusonBruce Stuart19th - Marcia Last20th - David Davidson22nd - Herb HoffmanAnne Logie27th - Ann MorrisStacie Tibbetts31st - Ali HaghjooWeddings7th - John & Elizabeth Stahr14th - Ray & Monty Pentz
FRIENDS OF MUSIC CONCERTFEATURING THE CHILDRENSCHOIR OF IMMACULATEHEART OF MARY CHOIR
 directedby Pete Avendano Sunday, January26, 2014, 4pm in our sanctuary.
* * *
DO YOU HAVE A NEW EMAILADDRESS?
Please contactsbeechner@stmikescdm.org withchanges or additions.
 
 FOR THE LOVE OF MIKEFOR THE LOVE OF MIKEFOR THE LOVE OF MIKEFOR THE LOVE OF MIKEFOR THE LOVE OF MIKE JANUARY 2014 3 JANUARY 2014 3 JANUARY 2014 3 JANUARY 2014 3 JANUARY 2014 3
 RAY URWIN JOINS ST. MIKE’S AS MINISTER OF MUSIC 
 By Norris Battin
R
ay W. Urwin, D.M.A. has joinedSaint Michael & All Angels as ministerof music. He previously served as musicdirector, director of music ministries,choristers director, and residentcomposer at St. Francis Church, PalosVerde Estates before becoming itsorganist/accompanist in 2012.Urwin graduated from OberlinConservatory, received his master’sdegree in orchestral conducting fromSUNY Stony Brook, and earned hisdoctorate in organ performance from YaleUniversity. Formerly director of music at theCathedral Church of St. John inWilmington, Delaware, Urwin wasfounder and conductor of the TwentiethCentury Ensemble of Delaware and theCathedral Chamber Players and wasassistant conductor of the Yale ConcertChoir and the New Haven Chorale.Urwin is one of the most distinguishedchurch musicians in the United States.He is the composer of two popular hymnsin the Hymnal 1982 (679 “Surely It isGod Who Saves Me,” and, S169 “MyFlesh is Food Indeed”). In 2009, hecomposed two new hymns for theAnnual Conference of the Association of Anglican Musicians.An expert of the organ music of Frenchcomposer Olivier Messiaen, Urwin is adistinguished harpsichordist and continuoplayer, including in his repertoire Bach’s5th Brandenburg Concerto, Telemann,Handel, Rameau, C.P.E. Bach and others.He was the featured harpsichordist in hisdebut at Carnegie Hall, playing ElliottCarter’s Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Cello andHarpsichord.As an organ recitalist and accompanist,Urwin has performed in New York, LosAngeles, Indianapolis, Princeton,Sacramento and other cities, and has beena featured Wednesday recitalist at OurLady of the Angels Cathedral in LosAngeles.You can hear Dr, Urwin performinghere: http://bit.ly/RayUrwin and hiswebsite is http://rayurwin.com/.Welcome to St. Mike’s, Dr. Urwin!
WILLIAM LAUD (1571-1645)ARCHBISHOP OFCANTERBURY
William Laud was born in 1573,became Archbishop Canterbury in1633, having been Charles the First'sprincipal ecclesiastical advisor forseveral years before. He was themost prominent of a new generationof churchmen who disliked many of the ritual practices developed duringthe reign of Elizabeth the First, andwho were bitterly opposed by the"Puritans." Laud believed the Church of England to be in direct continuity withthe medieval Church, and he stressedthe unity of Church and State, exaltingthe role of king as supreme governor.He emphasized the priesthood and theSacraments, particularly theEucharist, and caused consternationby insisting on the reverencing of theAltar, returning it to its pre-Reformation position against the Eastwall of the church, and hedging itabout with rails. As head of the courts of HighCommission and Star Chamber, Laudwas abhorred for the harshsentencing of prominent Puritans. Hisidentification with the unpopularpolicies of King Charles, his supportof the war against Scotland in 1640,and his efforts to make the Churchindependent of Parliament made himwidely disliked. He was impeachedfor treason by the Long Parliament in1640, and finally beheaded on January10, 1645. Laud's reputation has remainedcontroversial to this day. Honored asa martyr and condemned as anintolerant bigot, he wascompassionate in the defense of thecommon people against landowners.He was honest, devout, loyal to theking and to the rights and privilegesof the Church of England. He triedto reform and protect the Churchwith his sincere convictions. But inmany ways he was out of step withthe views of the majority of hiscountrymen, especially the "DivineRight of Kings."
HOLYWOMENHOLYMENNorm Ewers
He made a noble end praying on thescaffold, "The Lord receive my soul,and have mercy on me, and bless thiskingdom with peace and charity, thatthere may not be this effusion of Christian blood amongst them."
 Source: The Proper for the Lesser Feastsand Fasts, 1997, together with The Fixed  Holy Days Church Publishing Incorporated. New York 
BASKETBALL:
Available to all in All Angels'Court on Mondays,7-9pm. All are welcome!...pick-up games ...bring friends! Basketball courtfootwear only, please. Spread the word!
LIFE LINE SCREENING
 returns toSaint Michael & All Angels onMonday, January 27
7h
 in All Angels’Court. Most people can’t identify a singlerisk factor or a warning sign of stroke, yet over 750,000 Americanswill be affected by a stroke this yearalone! Life Line Screening will behere at St. Mikes on January 27thperforming a day of preventive healthscreenings. Screenings are fast, painless andoffered at low cost. They involve theuse of ultrasound technology andscan for potential health problemsrelated to: blocked arteries which canlead to a stroke, aortic aneurysmswhich can lead to a rupture, andplaque buildup in the arteries in thelegs which is a strong predictor of heart disease. Also offered is a bonedensity screening to assess the riskfor osteoporosis. These non-invasive, inexpensiveand painless ultrasound tests helppeople identify their risk for stroke,vascular diseases or osteoporosisearly enough for their physician tobegin preventive procedures. Please see the pink flyers inMichael’s Room for information aboutmaking appointments, cost of screenings and discounts. Appointment spaces are limited andpre-registration is required. Sign upnow by calling toll free to1.800.324.9458.
IN THE ABSENCE OF A VESTRY/ CHAIRPERSON
 for our Buildingsand Grounds Commission, if you havea concern about our campus pleaseput notes in cubbie/boxes in our ParishOffice for both “Buildings &Grounds” and “Sexton” (parishcustodian). Thank you.
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