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Father Andrew Stoessel
Fr. Andrew Stoessel

From the Rector

St. Michael's Mission is to seek transformation in God's grace by worshipping God in prayer, song, and study; loving and serving our neighbor in and outside our parish Community; and being good stewards of God's creation.

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

Eric Fialho photo
Eric Fialho
From the Church School

I write to you all in the midst of the first day of the Lenten Season. This is a sacred time in the life of the church, and I invite all the families here at St. Michaelís to observe a Holy Lent. I encourage families to pray together more, perhaps abstain from certain things, or take on a family spiritual discipline or practice together in your home.

Church School continues this Sunday with a series of fun skits. I encourage all to show up so that we can have our biggest Church School skit series ever!

A reminder that in order to keep the classrooms efficient and safe I always need TWO assistants in the classrooms each week. If you are not on the assistant or teacher list and would like to be please contact me.

Check out the Christian Education Newsletter to see what else is coming up.

Eric's Christian Ed Newsletter

...Read more in Eric's Column

Dr. Douglas Major
Dr. Douglas Major
From the Music Director

Next up in the 2018–2019 Concert Series is my rescheduled organ recital, to be held on Sun 2/17 at 5:00 pm. I will perform works by J.S. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi (arranged by Bach), and a sonata by C.P.E. Bach, J.S. Bach's son. The program will also include the premiere of my new work for organ entitled "Toccata."

All are welcome, so please bring a friend. A suggested donation of $10 will be collected at the door; thank you to series subscribers!

...Read more in Doug's Column

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First Communion group photo St. Michael's steeple Howie Gate image Michaelmas 2014

Regular Worship Schedule
Holy Eucharist
Sundays at 8:00 am, Rite I
Sundays at 10:00 am, Rite II
Wednesdays at 9:30 am, Rite II

Church School
each Sunday at 9:45 am
(Sep–Jun)

Child Care
downstairs each Sunday from 9:30–11:30 am

Choral Evensong
1st Sunday of each month at 5:00 pm
(Oct–May)

*Weather Alert*
Fr. Andrew will leave a message on the
Church Office voice mail system if worship services are affected by weather conditions.
Please call (781) 631-0657
after 7:30 am.

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Our Mission is to seek transformation in God's grace by worshipping God in prayer, song, and study; loving and serving our neighbor in and outside our parish Community; and being good stewards of God's creation.

St. Michael's staff roster

Lent Program Offerings
St. Michael's is offering two programs this year. The first is in partnership with St. Andrew's, Clifton Lutheran Church, and St. Stephen's Methodist Church. We will review, discuss, and reflect on the meaning of Lent and Holy Week, and our respective liturgical practices on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–8:00 pm.
As background, we will use the book Speaking of Sin: The Lost Language of Salvation, by Barbara Brown Taylor.

The second program is a discussion of the book "Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality" by J. Philip Newell. This program will provide insight into Celtic spirituality in advance of Fr. Andrew's sabbatical this May and takes place Sunday mornings of Lent after the 10:00 am service.

Rides to St. Michael's
If you or someone you know of needs transportation to attend Eucharistic celebrations and group meetings, please call the parish office or Patty Reilly.

Centering Prayer
Annette Nicolas guides us each Sunday before Evensong in silent, receptive prayer, at 4:00 pm in the Chapter Room. No experience is necessary; just bring an open heart. Contact Annette with questions or more information.


Sun 3/17 Lent 2
8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 am Property Committee Meeting
9:30 am Thrift Shop Meeting
9:30 am Child Care
9:30 am Church School
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:45 am Lent Program: Listening for the Heartbeat of God—Discussion on Celtic Spirituality
5:00 pm Concert Series: Rosalind Mohnsen

Mon 3/18
11:00 am Prayer Shawl Ministry
6:00 pm Supper Club

Tue 3/19
7:00 pm Vestry Meeting

Wed 3/20
9:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:30 am Bible Study
11:45 am Staff Meeting
6:00 pm Youth Choir Rehearsal
6:30 pm Lent Program at Clifton Lutheran
8:00 pm AA Meeting

Thu 3/21
7:30 pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

Sun 3/24 Lent 3
8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 am Child Care
9:30 am Church School
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:45 am Lent Program: Listening for the Heartbeat of God—Discussion on Celtic Spirituality

Mon 3/25
11:00 am Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wed 3/27
9:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:30 am Bible Study
11:45 am Staff Meeting
6:00 pm Youth Choir Rehearsal
6:30 pm Lent Program at St. Andrew's
8:00 pm AA Meeting

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December 2017

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