Welcome to St. Michael's Parish!
Grace and peace to you. Welcome to the St. Michael’s website and its windows into our parish life. We hope you’ll find what you seek and that after a virtual tour you’ll join us for the real thing. We look forward to your presence among us as we worship and serve God and practice the art of Christian living in fullness of life with thanksgiving.
St. Michael’s is called to live and proclaim the
love of God.
Christmas Services and Activities ScheduleSunday December 8, 4:00pm — Advent Lessons and Carols
Saturday December 14, 9:00am to Noon — Advent Quiet Day beginning with Morning Prayer, including meditations, silent prayers, and reflection, and ending with Noonday Prayers. This day is also the anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook in 2012.
Sunday December 22, 4:00pm — Blue Christmas, a time of worship and prayer for those who find Christmas to be a difficult time for whatever reason
Tuesday December 24, 4:00pm — Christmas Service with Choir
Tuesday December 24, 10:00pm — Christmas Service without Choir
Sunday December 29, 10:00am — Christmas Lessons and Carols (this service replaces both our normal 8:00am and 10:00am service)
Sunday January 5, 10:00am — Epiphany Pageant with St. Michael's Colossal Puppets
Monday January 6, 7:00pm — Epiphany Evensong
New Director of Christian FormationWe are delighted to announce that we have hired Stephanie Mota-Thurston to be our new Director of Christian Formation. You can meet Stephanie here. We will soon be updating our site with her Church School curriculum and schedule of activities for our church youth.
Stay Up To Date!
Be sure to visit our Events page, which you can find here and also under Our Parish in the menu at the top.
St. Michael's Messenger Newsletter
The November 2013 Messenger is available for download here.
ROTAs for the church and for the Soup Kitchen are on the Calendar
page beneath the Calendar.
Parish PlanningThe Revitalization Committee developed the basis of a long-term (3-year) plan, which was presented to our parishioners at the Parish Meeting on April 29. The plan was updated following that meeting, and the current Parish Plan can be downloaded here, updated Sept. 10, 2013. If you have any comments or suggestions, please be sure to send them to Bevan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Planned Giving is a wonderful way to ensure your legacy with St.
Michael's endures for years to come, and you have the joy and
satisfaction of knowing you have contributed to the long-term welfare
of St. Michael's Parish. Please read more about Planned
Giving and the Legacy Society of St. Michael the Archangel.
Altar Flower Requests
Please note that we are revising our practice for flowers on the altar and ask, if you wish to have flowers for a special event or memorial, that you please read this letter about flower requests and use this request form for altar flowers.
Also of Note
Find us on Facebook
Be sure to visit regularly and be sure you "Like" us. When you "Like" St. Michael's Facebook page, you will get prayers, information, great stories, and more in your regular Facebook Newsfeed.
Meet Your Vestry
Click here to find out who we are (scroll down to find the Vestry).
Have you signed up to get our Blog posts sent to your email?
If you see the green "SML's Blog" button here, you know we have a blog (web log). We hope you have visited our blog already! We invite you to be sure not to miss a single blog post, by signing up to get the posts delivered to your email when they are made available on the blog. To do that, click the green button to go to our blog, then scroll down until you see "Subscribe" in the right-hand column and enter your email address there. An email will be sent to you so that you can confirm your subscription. That is all you need to do!
Please read the Blog FAQ if you are new to blogs and need help with anything.
Our posts range for musings on the Lesser Feasts and Fasts, to updates on events, to various community activities, to information about the church and grounds that might be new to you... You name it, if it pertains to our St. Michael's community, we just might blog about it!
St. Michael’s is called to live and proclaim the transforming love of God.