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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.

Kelley Callahan headshot
Kelley Callahan

From the Church School

Kelley Callahan has agreed to direct St. Michael's Church School and the Supper Club Youth program this year.

Due to Ash Wednesday, Supper Club is moving this week to Thu 2/27 from 6:00–7:30 pm.

St. Michael's first Intergenerational Game Night is Fri 2/28 from 6:30–8:30 pm. Come one, come all for some competitive fun, or just to spectate and socialize!

First communion classes will begin on Wed 3/4 from 3:30–4:30 pm. See me or Fr. Andrew for more details or to sign up! First Communion for attendees and their families will take place at the 10:00 am Palm Sunday service.

Church School Newsletter

Dr. Douglas Major
Raymond Hawkins
From the Music Director

The season of Advent is a complex time in the church year. Perhaps most often, the first thing on our minds is the anticipation of Jesusí birth at Christmas, but at the same time, the church is looking all the way ahead to his crucifixion, resurrection, and second coming. The multifaceted nature of this liturgical season is reflected in the diversity of poetic texts that exist for it, a handful of which will be featured at our Lessons and Carols service on 12/8. ...continues on the Music & Choir page

Please check out the 2019–2020 Concert Series program. Next up in the series is Damin Spritzer, on Sunday 3/15 at 5:00 pm.

Evensong promo

Altar in during Lenten season

Howie Gate

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 9:30 am
(Sep–Jun)

Child Care
downstairs each Sunday from 9:30–11:30 am
(Sep–Jun)

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.

St. Michael's staff roster

Lenten Programs
The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on 2/26. Three programs are in the planning stages: 1) The Way of Lent—The Way of Love, presented by St. Michael's, St. Andrew's, Clifton Lutheran, and St. Stephen's Methodist churches. This is offered by an online "check-in" and reflection, and a meeting Sundays after church in our respective churches, with a final gathering of all parishes together on a Wednesday evening at the end of Lent. 2) Introduction to Holy Communion for Children, to be offered on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30–4:30 pm. 3)
A book discussion on Rowan Williams, "Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life" will be held at a later date.

Two Evensongs in March
Our monthly Evensong and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be held on Sun 3/1 at 5:00 pm with the joint choirs of St. Michael's and Christ Church, Hamilton. Music will include Stanford's Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in C and Maurice Greene's "Lord, let me know mine end." And then on the following Sun 3/8, St. Michael's Choir will head to Christ Church, Hamilton to sing Evensong at 6:00 pm, with their choir. All are welcome at both events.

Spring Confirmation
Fr. Andrew will begin confirmation classes for young people in the 9th grade and older who wish to be confirmed this spring. Please speak to him if your high school student is interested in being confirmed. Time and dates of the classes are to be determined. Confirmation is scheduled for Sat 4/18 with an alternative date of 6/27.

Wed 2/26
9:30 am Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:30 am Bible Study
5:30 pm Children/Youth Ash Wednesday Service
7:30 pm Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist, Rite II
8:00 pm AA Meeting

Thu 2/27
6:00 pm Supper Club
7:30 pm Choir Rehearsal

Fri 2/28
6:30–8:30 pm Intergenerational Game Night

Sun 3/1 Lent I
8:00 am Great Litany & Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 am Pastoral Care Meeting
9:30 am Child Care
9:45 am Church School
10:00 am Great Litany & Holy Eucharist, Rite II
4:00 pm Contemplative Prayer
5:00 pm Choral Evensong & Benediction of the Sacrament
The joint choirs of St. Michael's and Christ Church, Hamilton will sing this evening service.

Mon 3/2
Office Closed

Tue 3/3
11:00 am Prayer Shawl Ministry
11:00 am Staff Meeting
5:00 pm St. Michael's Team at My Brother's Table (Lynn)

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last update 02/26/2020