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Father Andrew Stoessel
Fr. Andrew Stoessel

From the Rector
Here Comes the Sun
Often in this column at this time of year I have reported and reflected on seeing the first signs of spring such as crocus arising in the Gorman Memorial atrium garden. No such sightings as yet, for snow still blankets the ground from the record amounts this past winter. The good news is that the snow is receding! The statue of St. Michael in the garden is fully uncovered, and the bench, too. The tops of the azaleas are emerging, flattened and even broken in spots. They will need careful attention and pruning after a “long cold lonely winter,” to quote the late George Harrison. Outside my office window sparrows have are returning to hedges nearby, and the occasional cardinal can be heard in the distance. New life, renewal and hope abound. “Here comes the sun,” the song goes on. “And I say it’s all right.” ... Read more in the Newsletter
Kelley Howells
Kelley Howells
From the Church School
In April we will continue Holy week on Maundy
Thursday, April 2nd, with a Service at 7:30 pm featuring our Youth Choir! We hope that you can be there. We invite all parishioners to a light lunch on Good Friday, April 3rd, beginning at 12:30 pm. After lunch, at about 1:15 pm, we will gather in the church for Stations of the Cross. Children in Marblehead Public Schools will have a half day on that day, we would love to have you join us after you pick them up at school. We will continue Holy Week observances with the Easter Vigil on April 4th at 7:30 pm and Easter Sunday services on April 5th at 8:00 am and 10:00 am. There will be no Church School on Easter Sunday or on Sunday April 19th due to School vacation week. ...
Read more in the latest Church School Notes
Dr. Douglas Major
Dr. Douglas Major
From the Music Director
A blessed Holy Week and Easter to you all! This is the most fulfilling and moving experience for our choirs of the whole liturgical year. From the glorious entry into Jerusalem of Jesus through to his resurrection on Easter Sunday morning, the music of Holy Week and Easter spans five centuries of sacred music. Medieval plainsong and 17th century hymnody complement the Palm Sunday and Maundy Thursday services, with additional music by Bach and Handel. Tim Clay will be our Cantor for Psalm 22 at the Stripping of the Altar on Maundy Thursday, and the entire Youth Choir will lead the music. Good Friday brings us the choral setting of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to John, in a musical setting of mine. ... Read more in Doug's Column
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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

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.

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The Rev. Holly Hartman
Holly Hartman, a Diocesan-appointed deacon for global mission partnerships, will be the guest of the Outreach Committee after the 10:00 am service on 4/19. Holly will speak at coffee hour about the Mission Tithe Matching Grant program offered by the Diocese and about organizing mission trips to Haiti for youth and adults.

Photos of the Steeple and more!
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.


Sun 4/19
NO Church School
Outreach Committee Guest Speaker: The Rev. Holly Hartman on Mission Trips

Mon 4/20 Patriots' Day
Office Closed

Tue 4/21
12:00 pm Parish Aid & Friends

Wed 4/22
9:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:30 am Bible Study

Thu 4/23
NO Youth Choir
7:30 pm Adult Choir

Sun 4/26
4th Century Worship Services
For this the last in our series of “historic” church services, we will borrow from what progressive services look like in other places and will use conjecture and imagination to create our image of the church service of the future!

Ministry Fair
The Wardens and Vestry outlay the different ways the parish and the people of St. Michael's serve God and neighbor.

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April 2015
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