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Father Andrew Stoessel
Fr. Andrew Stoessel

From the Rector
Lenten Program Offerings

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday February 14th. St. Michael's will offer two Lenten programs this year:

1) In partnership with St. Andrew's, Grace Church (Salem), and Holy Name (Swampscott), a review, discussion, and reflection on Atul Gawande's book "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End" on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–8:00 pm. We will meet in each church on a rotating basis.

2) An Introduction to Contemplative Prayer and Practice, led by Seminarian Isaac Martinez and parishioner Annette Nicolas, on Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm. ...Read more in the Newsletter

Eric Fialho photo
Eric Fialho
From the Church School

Last day of Church School is THIS SUNDAY 6/3! Come join for a celebration of learning and an awards ceremony. We'll meet at 9:45 am in the Chapter Room (downstairs).

Youth help is needed for the Lobster Lunch. On Thursday 6/29 at 10:00 am, we'll be setting up tables for this annual event. Please let's all lend a hand. ...Read more in Eric's Column

Dr. Douglas Major
Dr. Douglas Major
From the Music Director

Can't miss organ recital this Sun 5/20 at 5:00 pm! Mark Dwyer will be closing out our Concert Series. Mark is well-known as both an accomplished concert artist and a skilled church musician. He conducts the Advent Choir, a professional ensemble of 18 singers, which presents over 100 anthems and motets as well as 50 choral settings of the mass every year for the liturgies there. Mark has perofrmed across the U.S. as well as in England and South America. His program will include Bach, Sowerby, Willan, and G.F. Handel. ...Read more in Doug's Column

St. Michael's interior
Together Evensong promo St. Michael's interior shot Organ Concert promo
First Communion group photo St. Michael's steeple Howie Gate image Michaelmas 2014

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

We will hold two Sunday services as normal throughout the summer.

Church School
each Sunday at 9:45 am

Child Care
downstairs each Sunday from 9:30–11:30 am

Choral Evensong
1st Sunday of each month at 5:00 pm


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

Picnic and Prayers Wednesday Nights
This summer, on Wednesday nights at 6:00 pm, bring your own food and chairs or a blanket to the Summer Street lawn for a casual time of community, fun, and Evening Prayer. All are warmly welcome!
Runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day

St. Michael's Welcomes Ross Wood
Ross Wood, recently retired Assistant Organist from Church of the Advent (Boston), is with St. Michael's for June and July while Doug Major is on sabbatical.

Family Promise Updates
Our friends at UUCM will be hosting from 8/19–26. Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information. Contact Katie Hoyer with any questions.

Altar Flowers
Please consider supplementing the flowers on the altar from your own gardens. Contact Anne Foster with interest and questions.

Photos of the Steeple and more!
Check out our Flickr page to see photos from Tercentenary events, the Heart of Christmas Fair, our Lobster Luncheon, the Blessing of the Animals, the steeple raising, and more.

Sun 7/8
8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 am Thrift Shop Meeting
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Wed 7/11
9:30 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
11:45 am Staff Meeting

6:00 pm Picnic and Prayers

Sat 7/14
11:00 am St. Michael's Team at Lifebridge, Salem

Sun 7/15
8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Wed 7/18
9:30 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
11:45 am Staff Meeting

6:00 pm Picnic and Prayers

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Download our latest newsletter here (PDF):
December 2017

Note: We are transitioning to a seasonal publication schedule and plan to produce the next edition of the newsletter in April.

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