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Father Andrew Stoessel
Fr. Andrew Stoessel

From the Rector
Agents of Love, Understanding,
and Kindness

Suddenly September has arrived! The activities of summer begin to recede as the rhythm of fall schedules gain momentum. It has been a summer of service at St. Michael’s. In July, parishioners and friends of St. Michael’s participated in the Lobster Luncheon over the July 4th weekend, and later in the month helped with the Kids in Community summer camp for children at St. Stephen’s, Lynn. In August, St. Michael’s supported families in the Family Promise program who stayed two different weeks at the UU Church, Marblehead. (Family Promise is committed to ending homeless on the North Shore one family at a time.) All these efforts engage God’s mission at St. Michael’s “to love and serve our neighbor in and outside our parish community.” Meanwhile, parishioners and visitors also found their way to worship on Sunday and Wednesday mornings at 9:00 am and 9:30 am, respectively. This despite a mix-up of listing the Sunday worship time as 9:30 am in various spots earlier in June!

The schedule now shifts. On 9/10, Sunday worship at St. Michael’s returns to 8:00 am and 10:00 am. The Adult Choir and Church School commence on Sunday 9/17, as does Sunday child care. The liturgical celebration (Michaelmas) of the church’s namesake, St. Michael, takes place on Sunday 9/24. Groups, committees, gatherings of fellowship reconvene throughout the month. The rhythm of parish life quickens. ...Read more in the Newsletter

Eric Fialho
From the Church School

Hello! For those who do not already know me I'm Eric Fialho, the new Director of Christian Education here at St. Michael's. Some of you may remember me as you former seminarian from a couple years ago. I am pleased to say that I have accepted a call to take on this vital ministry. I recently graduated from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge with a Masters in Divinity, and I am a postulant for holy orders with the Diocese of Massachusetts.

I have a vision for what youth and family ministry can look like at St. Michael's. I think this year will prove to be one of the more exciting and fun years on record. My focus is going to be on prayer and community. Parties have been planned, mission and outreach opportunities for youth and families are being explored, and many new, sometimes strange, and always fun traditions are sure to take root. ... Read more in Church School Notes

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

What a wonderful summer this has been in Marblehead and Salem! I for one am sorry to see the summer end, but I'm also very happy that we will be starting up our music program again.

Youth Choir and St. Michael's Choir rehearsals will begin on Thursday 9/14, with the Youth Choir at 5:45–
6:45 pm and the St. Michael's Choir at 7:30 pm. The St. Michael's Choir will begin singing for the 10:00 am Eucharist on 9/17, with the Youth Choir making their first Sunday singing on 10/15.

We are always looking for young people AND adults interested in joining the program, and if anyone wants to experience the joy of making music to the glory of God, please contact me at the church. ... Read more in Doug's Column

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

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

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

Family Promise
Thank you to all who helped out with Family Promise at the Marblehead Unitarian–Universalist Church 8/6–13.
The week of 8/27 we will again help the UU Church take care of homeless families, providing supper and friendship. If you can help fix a meal or provide company for an early evening or seek further information about involvement with the initiative, contact Katie Hoyer or Annette Nicolas.

Photos of the Steeple and more!
Check out our Flickr page to see photos from Tercentenary events, the Heart of Christmas Fair, our Lobster Luncheon, the Blessing of the Animals, the steeple raising, and more.

Mon 9/18
11:00 am Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tue 9/19
7:00 pm Vestry meeting

Wed 9/20
9:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:30 am Bible Study resumes
11:00 am Church Staff meeting
6:30 pm Strategic Thinking meeting
7:00 pm Property Committee meeting
8:00 pm AA Meeting

Thu 9/21
6:15 pm Youth Choir Rehearsal
7:30 pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

Fri 9/22
Newsletter Deadline

Sun 9/24 Michaelmas
8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 am Thrift Shop meeting
9:30 am Child Care
9:45 am Church School
10:00 am Festal Eucharist, Rite II

Mon 9/25
11:00 am Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tue 9/26
6:00 pm Supper Club

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Download our latest newsletter here (PDF):
September 2017

Note: We are transitioning to a seasonal publication schedule and plan to produce the next edition of the newsletter in April.

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