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Join us in worship and celebration in our Tercentenary Year!
Father Andrew Stoessel
Fr. Andrew Stoessel

From the Rector
What Shall We Become in the New Year?

The twelve days of Christmas conclude on Tuesday, January 6, celebrated as the Feast of the Epiphany. In the western church, the visit of the Magi to the manager again is commemorated. The Magi have a followed a star in order to pay homage to the Christ child. The spiritual “Rise Up Shepherd and Follow” speaks of shepherds rather than Magi, but the sentiment is the same: “There is a star in the
east on Christmas morn, rise up shepherd and follow.” Having been warned in a dream to avoid King Herod, the Magi return home bearing the light of Christ they have witnessed. The light is manifest in them and symbolically shines through them to the whole world. 

January 6 marks the beginning of the season of Epiphany. In this season, we too are to witness the light of Christ and become bearers of it. What shall we become as a result?... Read more in the Newsletter

Kelley Howells
Kelley Howells
From the Church School

On Sun 1/25, there will only be one service beginning at 9:30 am. Church School will also begin at 9:30 am in the Davenport House. We will be learning about four women who struggled for freedom and for the freedom of others: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, Amelia Bloomer, and Harriet Tubman. Children will join the service in progress as usual. Following the service, St. Michael's will hold its annual meeting. There will be extended child care available for Nursery and Church School children in the Nursery space downstairs so that children can be involved in activities while parents attend the meeting in the Parish Hall. All are invited to stay for a light lunch following the meeting.

Please consider sharing your gifts and be part of the children’s religious education experience here at St. Michael’s. We really need your help! ... Read more in the latest Church School Notes

Dr. Douglas Major
Dr. Douglas Major
From the Music Director
On Sunday 1/18, come hear Katelyn Emerson, one of America's fine young organists, the next performer in our Organ Recital Series. Katelyn has won competitions in the U.S. and placed third in the Organ Competition in Kaliningrad, Russia. Katelyn is pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Organ with minors in French and Music History at Oberlin College (OH). At her young age, she continues to impress critics and audiences alike, having performed in France, Russia, New York, Portland (ME), and various other American cities. Her program will include music by Bach, Langlais, and Franck. ... Read more in Doug's Column
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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

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.

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.

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Miriam "Mid" T. Hamond
A funeral service will be held on Fri 1/30 at 11:00 am for Miriam "Mid" T. Hamond, who died on Sun 1/25. Friends and family are invited to attend. Read her obituary

Souper Bowl of Caring
On Sun 2/1, the youth will collect canned goods and money to donate locally to the Marblehead Food Pantry. To contribute, drop off unexpired nonperishables to our food pantry box or make a cash donation to our soup pot. Let's break last year's record haul $422 and 47 food items.
We can do it!

Catch Evensong Before the Big Game
Please join us for Choral Evensong Sun 2/1 at 5:00 pm. The St. Michael’s Adult Choir will sing works by two English church composers: the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in G Major by Charles Villiers Stanford, and Blessed Be the God and Father, an anthem by Samuel Sebastian Wesley.

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.

Thu 1/29
4:45 pm NO Youth Choir Rehearsal
7:30 pm NO Adult Choir Rehearsal
Cancelled due to weather

Fri 1/30
11:00 am Funeral Service: Miriam "Mid" T. Hamond

Sun 2/1 4 Epiphany
8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 am Children's Chapel & Child Care
11:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
5:00 pm Choral Evensong & Benediction
Rev. Jess Petty will be the guest preacher at all services today

Souper Bowl of Caring Fundraiser
Any non-perishable food donations and cash contributions will be gratefully accepted!

Mon 2/2
11:00 am Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wed 2/4
9:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:30 am Bible Study

Thu 2/5
4:45 pm Youth Choir Rehearsal
6:30 pm St. Catherine's Guild
Walter Haug will talk about the history of Glover's Regiment. Please contact Liz Grader to make your reservation no later than 2/3.
7:30 pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

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January 2015
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