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Father Andrew Stoessel
Fr. Andrew Stoessel

From the Rector
Subnivean Life

“Free snow! Please take!” “Whoever is praying for snow, please stop!” These are two of the many signs I’ve seen in photos sent via email, posted on Facebook and in newspapers commenting this year’s snow. One of my favorites was a picture of a snowman hitchhiking on the side of a road holding a cardboard sign that read, “FLORIDA.” To the best of my knowledge, no one has hoped or prayed for a “white Easter.” We may just have one.

A few years ago I wrote in this newsletter about the word “subnivean.” It refers to life that takes place under the snow. This winter, it seems we have joined even more intimately with the rest of creation in New England in subnivean life!

The record amount of snow this year has been more of a concern and disruption than in past years. Commuter rail has shut down, streets have been narrower and sidewalks mostly non-existent.... Read more in the Newsletter

Kelley Howells
Kelley Howells
From the Church School

We will begin the month with a Children’s Chapel
service on March 1st at 9:30 am featuring a visit from our Seminarian Eric Fialho, who will act as officiant. Church school will follow. In March, we will go back to the two classroom model and will prepare the children for the coming of Easter with stories about the Last Supper, Jesus’ death on the cross, and the Mystery of Easter. We are also looking forward to some of our Lenten annual traditions including pretzel making and weaving Palm crosses. We hope that you will participate with us!...
Read more in the latest Church School Notes

Dr. Douglas Major
Dr. Douglas Major
From the Music Director
March 15th at 5:00 pm brings us Brian Jones, well-known Boston organist and conductor in our recital series. Brian always chooses a fun program and he's done it again. Here's the lineup: Fantasie and Fugue in C Minor by C.P.E. Bach; Four Noble Gases by Daniel Gawthrop, a Washington, D.C., friend of mine; Prelude and Fugue in D Minor and Prelude and Fugue in A minor by J.S. Bach, and works by Ravel, Read and Arndt. Come experience the sheer beauty of our Fisk organ in the hands of a master player. ... Read more in Doug's Column
Rear of church from pulpit
Why We Like to Sing promo sign in snow with child 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 Pancake Supper promo 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

Holy Week Service Schedule

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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Sister Linda Bessom to Visit Sun 3/8
Following the 10:00 am service, Sister Linda Bessom will speak on homelessness in Massachusetts. Please bring donations of toiletries, gloves, hats, scarves and CVS gift cards for the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless.

Soup and Lenten Program
Join us on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm for a light supper as we discuss Dwight Zscheile’s book People of the Way: Renewing Episcopal Identity. What does it mean to be an Episcopalian? How do we reach out to others beyond our doors? If you would like a copy of the book, please notify Fr. Andrew or the church office.

Photos of the Steeple and
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.

Mon 3/2
11:00 am Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tue 3/3
5:00 pm St. Michael's Team at My Brother's Table (Lynn)

Wed 3/4
9:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:30 am Bible Study
6:30 pm Soup and Lenten Program
Come on Wednesday evenings for a light supper as we discuss Dwight Zscheile’s book People of the Way: Renewing Episcopal Identity.

Thu 3/5
3:30 pm First Communion Group
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 Deirdre Robbins by 3/3 to make your reservation.
7:30 pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

Sat 3/7
Daylight Savings Time begins; spring forward one hour

Sun 3/8 Lent 3
8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 am Church School & Child Care
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Following the 10:00 am service, Sister Linda Bessom will speak on homelessness in Massachusetts.

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March 2015
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