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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

Some information in light of our "new normal"...

I will prerecord and send a video lesson first thing Sunday morning using the Godly Play story: The Faces of Easter. This is beautiful summary of the life of Jesus leading up to and including His resurrection.

We will deliver palms to Church School and Supper Club families on the morning of Palm Sunday, and I will host a Zoom class at noon for anyone who would like to learn how to make palm crosses. If you will not be here (not sure where you would go...?) or do not wish to receive palms, please let me know before then.

Here's a quarantine activity challenge for all those actors and actresses: Have your child/children create a fun way to tell a favorite bible story, take a video of it, and send it to me by this Sun 3/29. It can be as short and sweet as them telling the story in their own words or as elaborate as a 5 act play with intricate costumes and set designs. They can use LEGOs, stuffed animals, dolls, drawings, siblings, or even the 4-legged. Anything goes. I will compile the ones I get and send to everyone to view Sunday night!

May you all recognize and find peace in God's hidden blessings.

Dr. Douglas Major
Raymond Hawkins
From the Music Director

Please check out the 2019–2020 Concert Series program. Regrettably, the organ recital by Damin Spritzer that had been scheduled for Sunday 3/15 at 5:00 pm has been canceled.

Altar in during Lenten season

Howie Gate

All in-person worship services temporarily suspended

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

Online worship this Sunday
Please join us on Sun 3/29 at 10:00 am on Facebook for a brief online Liturgy of the Word. This online service is the first half the normal 10:00 service of Holy Eucharist, the “Ministry of the Word.” The service begins on page 355 in the Book of Common Prayer. An electronic version of the service, including the hymns and readings, is found here: Fifth Sunday in Lent, 3/29/20 (online viewing). The propers for the 5th Sunday of Lent will be used (the “propers” being the collect and readings from the Old Testament, Psalm, Epistle, and Gospel). The video will be broadcasted from the St. Michael’s sanctuary.

In addition to Fr. Andrew, Susan Butterworth, and Sue Cool, Raymond Hawkins will offer a prelude and postlude on the organ, and Sarah Hunter and Katie Hoyer will be present singing hymns. All participating will do so at the prescribed safe distance from one another. You can link to St. Michael’s Facebook page here.

The Children’s story will be online at 11:00 am on the St. Michael's Facebook page as well.

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In this time of stay-at-home protocols, please remember the rich offerings the Book of Common Prayer offers. Daily Devotions for Individuals and Families are found beginning on p. 137. Morning and Evening Prayer and Compline are found in the early pages of the BCP. All may be read and prayed by individuals or online communities. In addition, a list of Prayers and Thanksgivings are found on page 810 and listed onward. 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. If you are so inclined, please see our Lenten program for this week’s reflection. This will be posted on our St. Michael’s Facebook page as well. 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.

Sun 3/29 Lent 5
10:00 am Morning Prayer
11:00 am Prayer and Story for Children
Both brief services will be webcast live at www.facebook.com/stmichaels1714

Wed 4/1
9:30 am Online Liturgy of the Word
www.facebook.com/stmichaels1714
8:00 pm AA Meeting (limited to 25 people)

Thu 4/2
7:00 pm St. Catherine's Guild via Zoom
If you are interested in joining, on video and phone, to share stories of our recent experiences please contact Sarah Bates so she can send you directions early in the week.

Daily readings can be found at www.lectionarypage.net

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

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