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Join us in worship and celebration in our Tercentenary Year!
Father Andrew Stoessel
Fr. Andrew Stoessel

From the Rector
A New Journey Ahead!

On the first day of the Marblehead Public School year, residents in parts of town are greeted in the early morning with honking car horns and jubilant shouting. No, these are not parents celebrating the return of their children to the classroom, but rather it is the new senior class announcing their final year of high school. I don’t think the entire senior class participates (not everyone has a car, for one thing), but the contingent that carries this out makes their presence known. Their cheers and exuberance carry all the joy and solemnity of the moment – an audible statement of hope, hard work, and expectation with graduation on the horizon. 

Late August, early September also brings back returning students to the myriad of universities and colleges in our area and beyond, and the delivering of college students—first year or otherwise—to their academic institutions. There is a lot of a movement this time of the year.

Parish life at St. Michael’s is making its transition back into the program year as well.
... Read more in the Newsletter

Kelley Howells
Kelley Howells

From the Church School

Welcome back, everyone. We have a great year ahead with new and returning activities.

Church School begins 9/21. Held in the Davenport House, church school is divided by age into two classrooms. Two curriculums are used: “Godly Play” is used with students in grades K–2, and “Weaving God’s Promises” is used for students in grades 3–5.

Supper Club begins Mon 9/22. This group of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders meets 12 times over the course of the school year for food, fellowship, and fun with a Bible story, biblical figure, or spiritual question or theme. All meetings are from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Parish Hall. .
.. Read more in the latest Church School Notes

Dr. Douglas Major
Dr. Douglas Major

From the Music Director

Welcome back to all, from vacation, camp, and visiting friends and family. What a truly great summer it has been this year!

We are moving our first Evensong of the season from October to one week earlier, so that we might have another opportunity to worship with the Bishop of London. The service will include the singing of the Te Deum Laudamus, a setting I composed 20 years ago for the 150th anniversary of a church in Charleston, WV. ... Read more in Doug's Column

Steeple under construction
St. Michael's interior Fr. Andrew speaks in Parish Hall St. Michael's interior shot St. Michael's Church
Lobster Lunch 2014 promo Howie Gate Belltower First Communion group photo
Organ Recital Series Lecture Series promo Special Exhibit promo St. Michael's interior from back
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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

Nursery care
downstairs each Sunday from 9:30–11:30 am

Choral Evensong
1st Sunday of each month at 5:00 pm


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.

Our Vision
is to be a Mission-driven Episcopal congregation that by 2014 will be widely recognized as a vibrant, open, and inviting community, known for liturgically-centered worship and music, for lifelong learning, for pastoral presence and service to communities near and far, for good stewardship of our resources, and for celebration of our legacy as an historic church.

St. Michael's staff roster

Get Your Tickets for the Michaelmas Service!
Please sign up for tickets for the 9/28 10:00 am Festal Eucharist, celebrated by the Bishop of London. Tickets can be picked up at the Parish Office weekdays.

St. Michael's Paper Shopping Bags
Parishioners are encouraged to take a large 300th Anniversary logo-stamped bag from the Parish Hall and return with non-perishable goods for the Marblehead Food Pantry.

Help Wanted: Nursery Care
We need an adult nursery care provider for Sunday mornings from 9:30–11:30 am now through 6/7/15. The pay is $15 per hour for two hours. Providers subject to Safe Church Training and a CORI background check. If interested, email Fr. Andrew.

Photos of the Steeple and more!
Check out our Flickr page to see photos of the bell tower repairs, the steeple at the factory, this year's Lobster Lunch, and the prize-winning St. Michael's float in the Horribles Parade.

Mon 9/22
11:00 am Prayer Shawl Ministry
6:00 pm Supper Club

Wed 9/24
9:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:30 am Bible Study

Thu 9/25
4:45 pm Youth Choir Rehearsal
7:30 pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

Sat 9/27
3:30 pm Adult Choir Rehearsal
5:00 pm Choral Evensong & Te Deum
in place of October Evensong

Sun 9/28 Michaelmas
NO 8:00 am Service
NO Church School
10:00 am Festal Eucharist, followed by neighborhood procession to public reception at the Jeremiah Lee Mansion
The service will be celebrated by the Rt Revd and Rt Hon Richard Chartres, the 132nd Bishop of London

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September 2014
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St. Michael's was founded in 1714, and we
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last update 09/21/2014