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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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Eric Fialho
From the Church School

Hello all! This Sunday is our annual celebration of Creation and Nature. This year we will be planting starting at 9:00 am. All students/families need to be in front of the Davenport House by 9:00 am this year to help with planting as we will be planting far more plants and flowers.

We will also have a festive procession with a traditional Beating of the Bounds around the grounds of St. Michael’s! Be sure to collect your sticks at the Narthex door (you’ll know what I mean on Sunday)...

May God Bess You All.

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

On 4/21, Easter Day, or The Sunday of the Resurrection, we begin the great journey of The Fifty Days of Easter. At the 8:00 am service, the music will feature Katie Hoyer singing two movements from Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958) “Five Mystical Songs”, texts by the seventeenth-century Welsh-born English poet and Anglican priest George Herbert (1593–1633). The St. Michael’s Choir leads the music at the 10:00 am Festival Eucharist, with music again by Horatio Parker and the return of Major’s “St. Michael’s Service” (composed for the 300th anniversary of our Church in 2014). The communion music will feature Sarah Hunter singing the final solo movement from Handel’s Messiah: “If God be for us, who can be against us?”. We close this celebration with the great organ work “Toccata” from Charles-Marie Widor’s (1844–1937) Symphonie V for organ. Please join us for any and all of these services. Sing heartily, pray quietly, and immerse yourself in the mysteries of the Church and her great musical tradition.

The final recital in the 2018–2019 Concert Series will be held on Sun 5/19 at 5:00 pm. Brink Bush, one of the leading interpreters of German Romantic organ music in the world today, will perform. All are welcome, so please bring a friend. A suggested donation of $10 will be collected at the door; thank you to series subscribers!

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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

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

Family Promise Returns 5/26–6/2
Guests will arrive in Marblehead on Sun 5/26, and St. Michael's will again support our neighbors at the UU Church during their week hosting three families in transition. All talents are needed and welcomed. If you would like to make or host a meal, shop for groceries, wash linens, or host an overnight, we have spots for you. Donations are also gratefully accepted to help defray grocery and facilities costs. To make a donation or ask a question, please contact Katie Hoyer.

Thrift Shop Spring & Summer Donations
While you're spring cleaning this year, please remember the Thrift Shop, which is currently looking for gently used women's and men's spring and summer clothing—in addition to home decor and housewares. Drop-off hours are 1:00–4:00 pm
Tuesday through Saturday. The success of the Thrift Shop contributes to the Church and its ministries. Thank you in advance for your donations.

Fr. Andrew's Sabbatical
Please see the brochure "A Sabbatical Guide and Frequently Asked Questions" for information about Fr. Andrew's sabbatical, and contact the wardens (Sue Cool and Barbara Miller) with any further questions. Fr. Andrew returns to St. Michael's on Tue 9/3. The Rev. Stephen O. Voysey will cover St. Michael's worship services while he is away.

Thu 5/16
7:30 pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

Sun 5/19 Rogation Sunday
8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 am Church School
9:30 am Child Care
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
followed by a procession and Beating of the Bounds
11:30 am Pastoral Care Meeting
5:00 pm Concert Series: Brink Bush, Organist

Mon 5/20
11:00 am Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wed 5/22
9:30 am Holy Eucharist
10:30 am Bible Study
11:45 am Staff Meeting
NO Youth Choir Rehearsal
8:00 pm AA Meeting

Thu 5/23
7:30 pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

Sun 5/26
8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
NO Church School
9:30 am Child Care
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Mon 5/27 Memorial Day
Office Closed

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