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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

This Sunday (6/9) is a special Sunday for St. Michaelís. At 10:00 am, we will be having our annual graduation and award ceremony in the Parish Hall. All students from the Church School this past year should be present by 10:00 am. Parents are most welcome to attend! I will also be honoring the parents and grandparents who have helped assist and teach in the Church School rooms during the Service.

See you all there!

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

Eric's Christian Ed Newsletter

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

As Trinity Sunday falls on the week after the last Adult Choir service, we did not want to miss the opportunity for beautiful music on this important day. Instead of a congregational setting of the Ordinary (Kyrie, Glory to God, Holy, Lamb of God) Sarah Hunter, Katie Hoyer and Alicia DePaolo will sing Benjamin Britten's Missa Brevis for Three Voices and Organ. This event marks the 60th anniversary of the composition, (1959) and it was written for Trinity Sunday for the Boys Choir of Westminster Cathedral in London to honor retiring Organist/Choirmaster George Malcom. The work is in Latin, is fresh and exciting to hear, and features a colorful, rhythmic organ part. The full Latin text and English translation will be printed in the bulletin so people can follow along. The anthems sung will be All hail adored Trinity by Leo Sowerby and Duo Seraphim by 16th century composer Richard Dering. J.S. Bach's great Triple Fugue in E Flat will bring our celebration to a glorious close. Don't miss this special liturgical event!

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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

Summer Worship Schedule
July 7–September 1

Church School
each Sunday at 9:45 am
(resumes in September)

Child Care
downstairs each Sunday from 9:30–11:30 am
(resumes in September)

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

This Year's Lobster Lunch
The dates are set: Thu 7/4 and Sat–Sun 7/6–7. The signup sheets are up. Families come grab your slots! This is a great activity to work together handing out lobster rolls, salads, beverages, and desserts; helping with recycling/composting; being a runner; or preparing food in the kitchen. We have some innovations in the works. Patsy Cool is working out details for composting and Randolph Stark is working on new cookie recipes. Watch for signups for a couple of cookie making days. Donations are also needed to defray costs of putting up the tent and buying lobster meat. Remember that all proceeds go to charities. Contact Ellie Doyle if you have questions, suggestions, or can pitch in!

Thrift Shop Spring & Summer Donations
While you're spring cleaning this year, please remember the Thrift Shop, which is currently looking for gently used women's and men's spring and summer clothing—in addition to home decor and housewares. Drop-off hours are 1:00–4:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday. The success of the Thrift Shop contributes to the Church and its ministries. Thank you in advance for your donations.

Altar Flowers
One of the gifts of spring, summer and fall are the wonderful flowers in our gardens and on our altar. Through the fall months, if anyone has flowers from their gardens that St. Michael's could use on our Altar, please contact Anne Foster.

Fr. Andrew's Sabbatical
Please see the brochure "A Sabbatical Guide and Frequently Asked Questions" for information about Fr. Andrew's sabbatical, and contact the wardens (Sue Cool and Barbara Miller) with any further questions. Fr. Andrew returns to St. Michael's on Tue 9/3. The Rev. Stephen O. Voysey will cover St. Michael's worship services while he is away.

Wed 6/12
9:30 am Holy Eucharist
10:30 am Bible Study
11:45 am Staff Meeting
8:00 pm AA Meeting

Sun 6/16 Trinity Sunday
8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Latin Mass of the Ordinary)
Church School and Child Care Resume in September

Mon 6/17
11:00 am Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wed 6/19
9:30 am Holy Eucharist
10:30 am Bible Study
11:45 am Staff Meeting
6:00 pm Picnic and Prayers
Community, fellowship, fun, and Evening Prayer on the Summer Street lawn
8:00 pm AA Meeting

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