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Father Andrew Stoessel
Fr. Andrew Stoessel

From the Rector
Subnivean Life

“Free snow! Please take!” “Whoever is praying for snow, please stop!” These are two of the many signs I’ve seen in photos sent via email, posted on Facebook and in newspapers commenting this year’s snow. One of my favorites was a picture of a snowman hitchhiking on the side of a road holding a cardboard sign that read, “FLORIDA.” To the best of my knowledge, no one has hoped or prayed for a “white Easter.” We may just have one.

A few years ago I wrote in this newsletter about the word “subnivean.” It refers to life that takes place under the snow. This winter, it seems we have joined even more intimately with the rest of creation in New England in subnivean life!

The record amount of snow this year has been more of a concern and disruption than in past years. Commuter rail has shut down, streets have been narrower and sidewalks mostly non-existent.... Read more in the Newsletter

Kelley Howells
Kelley Howells
From the Church School

We will begin the month with a Children’s Chapel
service on March 1st at 9:30 am featuring a visit from our Seminarian Eric Fialho, who will act as officiant. Church school will follow. In March, we will go back to the two classroom model and will prepare the children for the coming of Easter with stories about the Last Supper, Jesus’ death on the cross, and the Mystery of Easter. We are also looking forward to some of our Lenten annual traditions including pretzel making and weaving Palm crosses. We hope that you will participate with us!...
Read more in the latest Church School Notes

Dr. Douglas Major
Dr. Douglas Major
From the Music Director
March 15th at 5:00 pm brings us Brian Jones, well-known Boston organist and conductor in our recital series. Brian always chooses a fun program and he's done it again. Here's the lineup: Fantasie and Fugue in C Minor by C.P.E. Bach; Four Noble Gases by Daniel Gawthrop, a Washington, D.C., friend of mine; Prelude and Fugue in D Minor and Prelude and Fugue in A minor by J.S. Bach, and works by Ravel, Read and Arndt. Come experience the sheer beauty of our Fisk organ in the hands of a master player. ... Read more in Doug's Column
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Holy Week Services sign in snow with child St. Michael's interior shot Stations of the Cross promo
Michaelmas 2014 Howie Gate Evensong promo First Communion group photo
Organ Recital Series St. Michael's weather vane Pancake Supper 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

Holy Week Service Schedule

Child Care
downstairs each Sunday from 9:30–11:30 am

Choral Evensong
1st Sunday of each month at 5:00 pm

*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.


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.

Our Vision
is to be a Mission-driven Episcopal congregation that by 2014 will be widely recognized as a vibrant, open, and inviting community, known for liturgically-centered worship and music, for lifelong learning, for pastoral presence and service to communities near and far, for good stewardship of our resources, and for celebration of our legacy as an historic church.

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Easter Memorial Flower List
If you wish to have an Easter flower in memory of a loved one, please submit their names by Fri 3/27. Suggested donation per listed name is $20. Easter flowers are included as part of perpetuity remembrance, but with the costs increasing substantially, a donation to the flower fund is greatly appreciated.

Soup and Lenten Program
Join us on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm for a light supper followed by a discussion of Dwight Zscheile’s book "People of the Way: Renewing Episcopal Identity". All are invited, even if you have missed earlier discussions!

Photos of the Steeple and
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 3/22 Lent 5
8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 am Church School & Child Care
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Mon 3/23
11:00 am Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wed 3/25
9:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:30 am Bible Study
7:30 pm Adult Choir Rehearsal rescheduled from Thursday
6:30 pm Soup and Lenten Program

Thu 3/26
3:30 pm First Communion Group
NO Youth Choir Rehearsal

Fri 3/27
Easter Memorial Flower List signup deadline
Suggested donation is $20 per listed name
; please see special announcement above

Sun 3/29 Palm Sunday
8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 am Church School & Child Care
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II with First Holy Communion

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March 2015
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