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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.

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Kelley Callahan

From the Church School

Hello, everyone. Iím sending (by e-mail) lots of info to keep everyone busy each week, and to assist with your familyís at-home Christian formation. Please send photos of your kids—doing anything—so I can share them, and we can maintain our St. Michaelís connections! ~ Blessings, Kelley

Dr. Douglas Major
Raymond Hawkins
From the Music Director

On June 2nd, 1937, French organist and composer Louis Vierne died on the organ bench while playing a concert at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. This year on 6/2, your organist, Raymond Hawkins, will tempt fate by playing a program that features the works of Louis Vierne and his contemporaries, including the very last piece of music Vierne ever played. Due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, there will be no audience present, but the concert will be livestreamed on my YouTube channel at 7:00 pm.

This concert is given in part to support the Greater Boston Food Bank and their efforts to assist our neighbors who are struggling to afford food during this uncertain time.

Click HERE to go the Facebook event page. Make sure to click "going" if you plan to attend.

A suggested donation of $10 per person is asked, though any amount is welcomed and appreciated. Please make checks payable to St.Michael's Church, with GBFB in the memo.
To pay online click here.

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All regular in-person worship services have been temporarily suspended; our online service schedule follows:

Sundays
10:00 am Morning Prayer on
St. Michael's YouTube Channel


Wednesdays
9:30 am Morning Prayer on
Facebook Live

Access all online services via
St. Michael's Facebook page

Daily readings can be found at www.lectionarypage.net

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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 9:30 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

Seventh Sunday of Easter
This Sunday, we continue with our online offering of Morning Prayer. Fr. Andrew will officiate.

Click here to view the pre-recorded service on YouTube, starting at 10:00 am

It has been said that Morning Prayer is a time in which we offer ourselves to God, and God to us. There is no Communion of bread and wine in this Sundayís liturgy. Yet the liturgy invites each into a joyous lifting and giving of spirit for union with God, Christ, and each other.

Readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter
A general theme in our readings is Jesus's handing over his ministry to those who follow him. Psalm 68 praises God who sees us through trying times. Acts 1:6–14 tells of the Apostles witnessing Jesus' ascension and hearing his promise of the Holy Spirit. After seeing his ascension they return to Jerusalem, devoting themselves in prayer with other women and men. In John 17:1–11, Jesus prays for the protection and well-being of his disciples to continue with his and their mission in anticipation of his departure from them.

To follow along with the Bulletin, click the version you prefer below.

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The service may also be found in the Book of Common Prayer.

Church School Families!
Father Andrew will be going live on the St. Michael's Facebook page at 11:00 am. If you have kiddos who may enjoy a short story and prayer, don't forget to tune in!

If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to Kerry by email or phone (978-500-9932).

Online Plate Offerings
During this time of uncertainty, we continue to appreciate the generous spirit of the St. Michael's Community. Your continued prayers and support of St. Michael’s are vital. If you are able, consider making a digital "plate offering" today. You can give with a credit card or debit card through St. Michael's PayPal account by clicking here or on the "DONATE" button below. If you'd prefer to write a check please mail it to the church.

Update: After receiving very helpful feedback, we have made a slight change to make it easier for you to tell us how you want your donation to be used. Make sure to select your donation type in the drop down list below your donation amount.

In this time of stay-at-home protocols, please remember the rich offerings the Book of Common Prayer offers. A downloadable Book of Common Prayer can be found at the Episcopal Church site here and daily readings can be found here.

Other updates
Updates from our Diocesan Bishops can be found at the Diocesan web site, including other virtual worship opportunities. Please continue to follow the proper procedures with social distancing and hand washing, and stay in electronic and phone communication!

Pastoral Care
Our pastoral care group continues to monitor those in need. Thanks to Randolph Stark, we have some ready to eat meals in the freezer to be delivered if need be. (They are frozen and just need to be warmed in the oven.) Please reach out and stay in contact with each other, especially those in need.

Sundays
10:00 am Morning Prayer on
St. Michael's YouTube Channel

11:00 am Children's Story and Prayers read by Fr. Andrew on Facebook Live

Wednesdays
9:30 am Morning Prayer on Facebook Live

Thursdays
7:00 pm Thursday Evening Casual Connect on Zoom
email Sarah Bates for info

All other events cancelled
and the Thrift Shop will remain closed until further notice.

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last update 05/24/2020