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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.

Eric Fialho photo
Eric Fialho
From the Church School

Church School is off this coming Sunday for February school vacation. We look forward to meeting again after the break.

If your child or grandchild has not been at Church School in a while, please know that we miss them in the classrooms!

Check out the Christian Education Newsletter to see what else is coming up.

Eric's Christian Ed Newsletter

...Read more in Eric's Column

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

Next up in the 2018–2019 Concert Series is my rescheduled organ recital, to be held on Sun 2/17 at 5:00 pm. I will perform works by J.S. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi (arranged by Bach), and a sonata by C.P.E. Bach, J.S. Bach's son. The program will also include the premiere of my new work for organ entitled "Toccata."

All are welcome, so please bring a friend. A suggested donation of $10 will be collected at the door; thank you to series subscribers!

...Read more in Doug's Column

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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

Church School
each Sunday at 9:45 am
(Sep–Jun)

Child 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.

St. Michael's staff roster

Lent Program Offerings
St. Michael's will offer two programs this year. The first is in partnership with St. Andrew's, Clifton Lutheran Church, and St. Stephen's Methodist Church. We will review, discuss, and reflect on the meaning of Lent and Holy Week, and our respective liturgical practices on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–8:00 pm. The second is a discussion of the book "Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality" by J. Philip Newell. This program will provide insight into Celtic spirituality in advance of Fr. Andrew's sabbatical this May and takes place Sunday mornings of Lent after the 10:00 am service. Further details to come.

Family Mardi Gras Dance Party
Put on your blue suede shoes! A family, intergenerational dance party is being organized for Sat 3/2 from 5:00–9:00 pm. St. Michael's is giving its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper a rest this year and offers this fun evening in its place The evening is a fundraiser for the Lucian Ladd Fund, established for the care and education of young people. Please contact Barbara Miller or Peggy Bittermann for information or to offer help.

Rides to St. Michael's
If you or someone you know of needs transportation to attend Eucharistic celebrations and group meetings, please call the parish office or Patty Reilly.

Centering Prayer
Annette Nicolas guides us each Sunday before Evensong in silent, receptive prayer, at 4:00 pm in the Chapter Room. No experience is necessary; just bring an open heart. Contact Annette with questions or more information.


Fri 2/15
11:00 am Wisdom and Friendship Group

Sun 2/17 6 Epiphany
8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 am Child Care
NO Church School
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
5:00 pm Concert Series featuring organist Douglas Major

Mon 2/18 President's Day
Office Closed

Wed 2/20
9:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:30 am Bible Study
11:45 am Staff Meeting
NO Youth Choir Rehearsal
8:00 pm AA Meeting

Thu 2/21
7:30 pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

Sun 2/24 7 Epiphany
8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 am Child Care
NO Church School
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Mon 2/25
11:00 am Prayer Shawl Ministry
5:00 pm Supper Club: One Mighty Mill (Lynn)

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December 2017

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