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Father Andrew Stoessel
Fr. Andrew Stoessel

From the Rector
“Feed My Sheep”
On a Tuesday morning the first week in April, Fr. Max Accime and Fr. Jean Fils met Linda Smidt, Marilyn Day, and myself at the Montana Hotel in the hills just above Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Fr. Max is the Priest-in-Charge of St. Thomas Church, Arcahaie, Haiti. Fr. Jean Fils is between assignments at the present. We were joined by three other Americans, Fr. John Kelley and his wife Tish, and the Rev. Nancy Bryson, from St. George’s Church in The Villages, FL. I’m very pleased to say that Fr. John and St. George’s likely will be joining us in partnership with St. Thomas Church. Fr. Max and Fr. Jean Fils met us to take us to Arcahaie where St. Thomas and its school are located.  Arcahaie is small fishing village about an hour outside of Port-au-Prince without traffic. Of course, the traffic was horrendous, so the trip took two hours.

An article appearing in the Feb. 1, New Yorker magazine written by Jon Lee Anderson notes, “Haiti remains the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Some 60 percent of Haiti’s 10 million citizens live in poverty.  Nearly half are illiterate, and only one in four has access to a toilet.” These are gripping numbers. It seemed to bear out as we drove through the congested streets of Port-au-Prince and later down the highway on our way to Arcahaie.
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Kelley Howells
Kelley Howells
From the Church School
In Church School in April, children enjoyed learning about Jesus’ Resurrection, his appearance to his friends, and his Ascension into Heaven. We also began our unit on the life of Saints and Easter People with a lesson on St. Julian of Norwich.

Supper Club had its year-end celebration on Tuesday April 5th, at Fen Yang House on Atlantic Avenue in Marblehead. We looked back on a terrific year and recognized those who are moving on to our High School service group. We will truly miss our dedicated friends, Macky and Miles Renney, Julia Christian, and Julia Sansons!  We also welcomed new members who will be joining Supper Club in the fall. We are so excited to begin next year with new members Lily Callahan, Stella Monaco, Sophia Ianchulev, and Harriet Reilly! Thank you so much to Diane Christian for sponsoring our celebration! It was much appreciated. We would love to welcome any youth in the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade to join Supper Club beginning in September.
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Dr. Douglas Major
Dr. Douglas Major
From the Music Director
Please join us for our final choral Evensong of the season on Sunday May 1st at 5:00 pm. The St. Michael's Choir will be singing music by Harold Darke—"O gladsome light"—and a setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis by Healey Willan. Organ voluntaries include the beautiful "Adagio" for Louis Vierne's First Symphony for organ, and the baroque composer Dietrich Buxtehude's "Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne."

On Sunday May 15th, we will have our final Organ Recital of the series, given by John Fenstermaker, currently Organist and Choirmaster at Trinity-by-the-Cove in Naples, 
Florida. John was for three decades the O/C at the magnificent Grace Cathedral in San Francisco as well as Organist of the San Francisco Symphony.
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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

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

Child Care
downstairs each Sunday from 9:30–11:30 am
resumes Sunday September 13th

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

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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.

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St. Catherine's Guild Corporate Communion
On Sun 5/1, St. Catherine's Guild will have its annual Corporate Communion at the 8:00 am service. Breakfast for members will follow the service. All members who plan to attend, please notify Jenny Oliveira.

Assisting Homeless Families & Children
Also on Sun 5/1, following the 10:00 am service, Russell Queen, Executive Director of Family Promise of the North Shore, will speak about the work of Family Promise and ways St. Michael's might participate in the program. Kathy Hoyer, who coordinated a Family Promise effort at her church in New Jersey, will also be present. Please join us the Coffee Hour presentation and discussion!

Thrift Shop Spring/Summer Appeal
The friendly Thrift Shop is in serious need of good-looking, fashionable spring-into-summer apparel especially for women. Spring/summer-weight sweaters, blouses, tops, pants, and dresses. You name it, we have a need for it. We would also appreciate items suitable for Memorial Day, May 30th. Thank you.

Photos of the Steeple and more!
Check out our Flickr page to see photos from Tercentenary events, the Heart of Christmas Fair, our Lobster Luncheon, the Blessing of the Animals, the steeple raising, and more.


Sun 5/1
8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
St. Catherine's Guild Corporate Communion; breakfast to follow
9:30 am Child Care
9:45 am Church School
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

11:30 am Forum: Assisting Homeless Families
5:00 pm Choral Evensong & Benediction of the Sacrament

Tue 5/3
11:00 am Prayer Shawl Ministry
3:30 pm Youth Choir Rehearsal

Wed 5/4
9:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:30 am Bible Study

Thu 5/5
7:30 pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

Sun 5/8
10:00 am Intergenerational Service

Sun 5/15 Rogation Sunday
5:00 pm Organ Recital Series—Featured Performer: John Fenstermaker

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