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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

St. Michael's will be producing a pageant for Michaelmas—the feast and celebration of St. Michael and All Angels. There are no real speaking parts. Everything is easily coreographed and will be rehearsed on Sat 9/29 at 12:00 pm for one hour on our Summer Street lawn. The actual performance will be the next day (Sun 9/30) following the service. Your child or grandchild will have to be able to commit to both the rehearsal and performance. I need about a half dozen to fill out the dragon.

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

Eric's Christian Ed Newsletter

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

The 2018–2019 Concert Series commences this month with a recital by Barbara Bruns on Sun 10/21 at 5:00 pm. All are welcome! A suggested donation of $10 will be collected at the door; you may also purchase a subscription to support all five concerts for $50.

We're looking for singers. Please contact me (Doug) if you are interested in joining the choir.

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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

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)

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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

Sunday Servers Needed!
Each Sunday, a number fo people take on extra roles to make our liturgy run smoothly and effectively. These include members of the altar guild who help prepare the church for worship; sextons who open and close the church on Sundays; ushers, who greet and assist people and distribute bulletins; lectors who read lessons; lay Eucharistic ministers; oblation bearers; and hosts/hosetesses of Coffee Hour. Each role is rewarding and fulfilling in its own right. If you would like to help in any of these areas, please speak with Fr. Andrew.

Centering Prayer
Open yourself to a deeper relationship with God and one another. Annette Nicolas will be guiding us each Sunday before Evensong in silent, receptive prayer beginning Sun 10/7 at 4:00 pm in the Chapter Room. No experience is necessary; just bring an open heart. Contact Annette with questions or more information.


Thu 10/11
6:30 pm St. Catherine's Dinner
7:30 pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

Sat 10/13
8:30 am Family Promise Walk, Lynch Park (Beverly)
11:00 am St. Michael's Team at Lifebridge (Salem)

Sun 10/14

8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 am Child Care
9:30 am Church School
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Mon 10/16
11:00 am Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wed 10/17
9:30 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
10:30 am Bible Study
11:45 am Staff Meeting
6:00 pm Youth Choir Rehearsal
8:00 AA Meeting

Thu 10/18
7:30 pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

Sun 10/21
8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 am Child Care
9:30 am Church School
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
5:00 pm Concert Series: Barbara Bruns, organist

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December 2017

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