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Father Andrew Stoessel
Fr. Andrew Stoessel

From the Rector
Lenten Program Offerings

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday February 14th. St. Michael's will offer two Lenten programs this year:

1) In partnership with St. Andrew's, Grace Church (Salem), and Holy Name (Swampscott), a review, discussion, and reflection on Atul Gawande's book "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End" on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–8:00 pm. We will meet in each church on a rotating basis.

2) An Introduction to Contemplative Prayer and Practice, led by Seminarian Isaac Martinez and parishioner Annette Nicolas, on Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm. ... Read more in the Newsletter

Eric Fialho photo
Eric Fialho
From the Church School
The busy time of year is here!

Many thanks for your contributions during the Souper Bowl of Caring! We had another successful year raising money and food for the Marblehead Food Pantry. We raised $769.00 in total and brought in 143 food items. The students of the Church School helped collect and count donations, and count the many food items. A big thank you goes out to Gillian and Jess Petty and their granddaughter Lucy for bringing all of the food items and donated money over to the Marblehead Food Pantry. ... Read more in Eric's Column

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

February and March bring us an array of musical events for your calendar:

Sun 2/4 at 5:00 pm Choral Evensong and Benediction
There will be no reception so all can get home to watch the Patriots go for their 6th Superb Owl :)

Off campus at St. Andrew's Church, Marblehead:
Sun 2/11 at 5:00 pm Concert: Giovanni Pergolesi’s celebrated Stabat Mater will be presented. Our own Sarah Hunter and Katie Hoyer will be performing. A light reception will follow the concert. Requested donation, $10.

Sun 3/4 at 5:00 pm Choral Evensong and Benediction for Lent ... Read more in Doug's Column

St. Michael's interior
Together Evensong promo St. Michael's interior shot Organ Concert promo
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

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

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

*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.


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

Welcome Home Baskets
Harborlight Community Partners (HCP) are reaching out to faith communities and local businesses to create 12 "Welcome Home Baskets." These baskets will be given to formerly homeless residents when they move in to their new homes at HCP's newest project at 43 Boston St., Salem. The baskets are to be dropped off on 2/24 or 2/25. Instructions for the basket are posted on the bulletin boards in the Parish Hall and foyer. Please contact Kristin Carlson with questions.

Lenten Programs
The first meeting to discuss and reflect on Atul Gawande's book "Being Mortal" will be held Wed 2/21 at 6:30 pm at St. Andrew's. Subsequent meetings will be held at St. Michael's, Holy Name, and Grace Church in that order before returning to St. Andrew's for the final week. The Introduction to Contemplative Prayer and Practice program will meet first on Sun 2/18 at 6:00 pm at St. Michael's.

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 2/18 Lent 1
8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 am Historic Church Meeting
9:30 am Child Care
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
6:00 pm Introduction to Contemplative Prayer and Practice

Mon 2/19 Presidents' Day
Office Closed

Wed 2/21
9:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:30 am Bible Study
11:45 am Church Staff Meeting
6:30 pm Lenten Program, St. Andrew's
8:00 pm AA Meeting

Thu 2/22
6:15 pm Youth Choir Rehearsal
7:30 pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

Sun 2/25 Lent 2
8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 am Child Care
9:30 am Church School
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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Download our latest newsletter here (PDF):
December 2017

Note: We are transitioning to a seasonal publication schedule and plan to produce the next edition of the newsletter in April.

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