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Father Andrew Stoessel
Fr. Andrew Stoessel

From the Rector
For in the multitude of your saints you have surrounded us with a great cloud of witnesses, that we might rejoice in their fellowship, and run with endurance the race that is set before us.—Proper Preface for All Saints Day

In the evening darkness on Sunday, Nov. 1, the new steeple at St. Michael’s will be illuminated for the first time. The lights, supporting hardware, and labor to install them have all been made possible by a generous donation from Jean Howe. Thank you, Jean, for making this possible.

We continue to receive comments from people from within and without the parish what a wonderful addition the steeple is to the design of the church. It is a graceful presence, with one’s eyes drawn skyward looking at it. Being a church spire it indicates something of God being sought and experienced. Sought by that lifting of focus heavenward for guidance, comfort, and strength; found in spirit of the congregation and visitors below. God’s presence comes into focus in the searching and seeking, and in the doing and being. It is found not just heavenward, but within the walls of the church and in the programs and ministries of the parish and its people. ... Read more in the Newsletter

Kelley Howells
Kelley Howells
From the Church School

This past Sunday we had a good crowd and both groups learned about Baptism, while our Weaving God’s Promises also made plans for a future activity which will “give back” to our community. Also on Sunday 11/1, following Evensong, we lit our steeple for the first time! This lighting is provided by a generous parishioner who will create a new night time sky line for Marblehead.

Looking ahead, we will be on our regular Church School schedule from now until Thanksgiving. We will meet Sundays at 9:45 am; please try to arrive on time. We look forward to participating in Godly Play and Weaving God’s Promises lessons about Moses, Caring for our Earth, and the Good Samaritan over the next few weeks.  
Read more in the latest Church School Notes

Dr. Douglas Major
Dr. Douglas Major
From the Music Director
On Sun 11/15 at 5:00 pm, Richard Spicer of Trinity Church, Topsfield, will present the next recital in our series. Richard is a specialist in the music of early America in New England and has travelled the country playing and speaking about this particular area of organ and vocal music.  ... Read more in Doug's Column
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Together Christmas Fair promo St. Michael's interior shot Tree Lighting promo
Michaelmas 2014 Howie Gate Evensong promo First Communion group photo
Organ Recital Series St. Michael's steeple Organ Recital Series promo St. Michael's interior from back
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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 (except most holiday weekends) at 9:45 am

Child Care
downstairs each Sunday from 9:30–11:30 am
resumes Sunday September 13th

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

Make Your Stewardship Pledge Here!

Volunteers Needed for the Christmas Fair
Sign up in the lobby for Craft Days or staffing your favorite table at this year's Heart of Christmas Fair. You can also let us know what bake goods or crafts you have.

Coffee Hour Hosts & Hostesses Needed
Help is needed to assist in "hosting" coffee hour. Please speak to the servers at coffee hour or Fr. Andrew, or leave a note in the Church Office if you are interested. Thank you!

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.

Tue 11/24
11:00 am Prayer Shawl Ministry
3:30 pm Youth Choir Rehearsal
7:00 pm Marblehead Interfaith Service at UU Church
7:30 pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

Wed 11/25
9:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:30 am Bible Study
10:45 am Staff Meeting

Thu 11/26 Thanksgiving
Office Closed

Fri 11/27
Office Closed
7:00 pm Elisabeth Von Trapp and Doug Major in Concert (Beverly)—The Sound of Christmas
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Sun 11/29 Advent 1
8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 am Child Care
NO Church School
10:00 am Holy Baptism & Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Tue 12/1
11:00 am Prayer Shawl Ministry
5:00 pm St. Michael's Team at My Brother's Table (Lynn)

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November 2015
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