St. Michael’s Welcomes You
Join us in worship and celebration in our Tercentenary Year!
Father Andrew Stoessel
Fr. Andrew Stoessel

From the Rector
“Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.”
(Luke 26:38)
A new Christian year begins with the season of Advent. The first Sunday of Advent, Nov. 30, arrived just days after Thanksgiving Day. There has been much to be thankful for this past year at St. Michael’s: liturgies, lectures and celebrations commemorating the parish’s 300th anniversary; a new carpet, new ramp, new lift, new choir room, nursery room, meeting room, new steeple and a water-tight bell tower; generous donations of time, talent and treasure to the Capital Campaign, and Annual Stewardship pledge and the ongoing ministries of the church such as the Lobster Lunch, Christmas Fair, Church School, youth and adult choirs, and more. Much has happened, and many faithful servants have made it possible.

Advent is a season that looks ahead. It anticipates the coming of Christ. The words above are spoken by Mary after she is visited by the Archangel Gabriel. Her trust and faith grounded her quite literally in expectation and hope. In this Advent season we are invited to prepare with hope and expectation. ... Read more in the Newsletter
Kelley Howells
Kelley Howells
From the Church School
Don’t forget, the Christmas Pageant will be held at 5:00 pm on 12/24. We will expect children to arrive by 4:40 pm to change into costumes. Our dress rehearsal will be held on Sunday 12/21 after the 10:00 am service. Our Cast Party Luncheon, in the Parish Hall, will follow the dress rehearsal. ... Read more in the latest Church School Notes
Dr. Douglas Major
Dr. Douglas Major
From the Music Director
The season of Advent has always been a favorite of mine. We get to sing beautiful hymns with words of expectation, anticipation, and the promise of our Savior's birth. In our new lectionary, it is not a penitential season, but one of hearing good news! Please join us for Lessons and Carols for Advent on Sunday Dec. 7th at 5:00 pm. The St. Michael's Choir will be led by John Skelton, Visiting Organist, and will sing music by Vaughan Williams, J.S. Bach, and Charles Stanford. ... Read more in Doug's Column
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Tree Lighting promo Christmas Fair promo St. Michael's interior shot Bishop Chartres
Michaelmas 2014 Howie Gate Evensong promo First Communion group photo
Organ Recital Series St. Michael's weather vane Blessing of the Animals 2014 St. Michael's interior from back
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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

Advent & Christmas Worship Schedule

Nursery care
downstairs each Sunday from 9:30–11:30 am

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

*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.

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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.

Our Vision
is to be a Mission-driven Episcopal congregation that by 2014 will be widely recognized as a vibrant, open, and inviting community, known for liturgically-centered worship and music, for lifelong learning, for pastoral presence and service to communities near and far, for good stewardship of our resources, and for celebration of our legacy as an historic church.

St. Michael's staff roster

Make Your Stewardship Pledge Here!

Christmas Poinsettias & Memorial List
Please submit names by Monday 12/22. The suggested donation is $20 per listed name.

New Parish Directory

Please make sure your information is correct for our next edition, printing in early January! A draft copy is located outside the library.

Photos of the Steeple and more!
Check out our Flickr page to see photos of the Tercentenary Michaelmas Celebration with the Bishop of London, the Blessing of the Animals, the steeple raising, and more.

Sun 12/21 4 Advent
8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 am Church School & Nursery Care
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:30 am Pageant Dress Rehearsal & Cast Party
12:30 pm Greening of the Church

Mon 12/22
NO Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tue 12/23
12 Noon Bulletins Assembled
NO Youth Choir Rehearsal
7:30 pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

Wed 12/24 Christmas Eve
NO 9:30 am Holy Eucharist and Bible Study
5:00 pm Family Service and Pageant
10:45 pm Organ and Choral Music
11:00 pm Festal Eucharist, Rite II

Thu 12/25 Christmas Day
One service only
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
NO Nursery Care

Fri 12/26 Office Closed

Sun 12/28 1 Christmas

8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
NO Church School
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Wed 12/31
9:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:30 am Bible Study

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December 2014
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St. Michael's was founded in 1714, and we
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last update 12/21/2014