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BEST CHOICE IN OUR NEW WORLD by Rector Chris Girata
Just a few weeks ago, on May 16, my church gathered for the first time under the new guidelines provided by the CDC. It was the first Sunday since March 2020 when we no longer required physical distancing or masks for those who were fully vaccinated, and I wasn’t sure what would happen...
WE WILL FLOURISH ONCE AGAIN by Rector Chris Girata
I met a friend for coffee a few weeks ago, in-person, sitting in a café, just like normal people (I’m still excited about these little pleasures given how much we missed during quarantine). As we sat and talked, I was keenly aware of his frustration at his job...
THE ARCHANGEL Magazine | SUMMER 2021 | 75th Anniversary Year
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS by Rector Chris Girata
I recently watched a fascinating film titled “The Year Earth Changed.” This film, narrated by David Attenborough, features surprising stories of hope from around the world during the pandemic lockdown. For all of us, the pandemic experience changed the way we lived...
KINDNESS IS ALWAYS POSSIBLE by Rector Chris Girata
My children once asked me what I do at work every day. They know I’m a priest, so that answer didn’t satisfy them. They pressed a bit more and asked how I actually spend my time...
THE ARCHANGEL Magazine | EASTER 2021 | 75th Anniversary Year
FUTURE BETTER THAN OUR PAST by Rector Chris Girata
“I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could.” This quote has amused me since I arrived in Dallas years ago. As a Floridian, I didn’t grow up wishing to live in Texas. I was a very happy child in the weirdness of the Sunshine State. However, as an adult who has lived all over the South, I gradually felt myself pulled to Texas...
MEETING OUR DEEPEST HUMAN NEED by Rector Chris Girata
THE REV. DR. ANDREW GROSSO ANNOUNCED AS NEXT SAINT MICHAEL ASSOCIATE FOR WORSHIP & LITURGY
THE ARCHANGEL Magazine | Lent 2021 | 75th Anniversary Year
See all of Saint Michael's Lenten offerings in the latest edition of the Archangel magazine.
CHRISTMAS CAN CHANGE US THIS YEAR by Rector Chris Girata
THE ARCHANGEL Magazine | Advent & Christmas 2020 & Epiphany 2021 | 75th Anniversary Year
JUST SPREAD LOVE AT THANKSGIVING by Rector Chris Girata
Love is the Way Book Event with Presiding Bishop Curry
Now Available for On-Demand Viewing
On October 18, Rector Chris Girata held a virtual conversation with Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry about his inspiring new book, Love is the Way.
The ARCHANGEL Magazine | LATE FALL 2020 75th Anniversary Year
WE ALL NEED SOME INSPIRATION by Rector Chris Girata
The ARCHANGEL Magazine | FALL KICKOFF 2020 75th Anniversary Edition
The Easter edition of our bi-monthly magazine is available now! Read about online worship during COVID-19, get a sneak peek of our 75th anniversary celebration, and more!
CHANTA BHAN APPOINTED ASSOCIATE FOR MISSION & OUTREACH
A SPECIAL NOTE FROM RECTOR CHRIS GIRATA | June 26, 2020
I hope this note finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. Today there are several updates from SMAA that I want to share.
LET'S BUILD A BETTER FUTURE by Rector Chris Girata
A Pastoral Letter from Rector Chris Girata - June 1, 2020
WOSM Gifts Committee Announces 2020 Grants
Easter Greetings from Casa Esperanza (Amistad Mission, Bolivia)
Finding Online Connection During Social Distancing
GIVING UP TOO MUCH FOR LENT by Rector Chris Girata
A Maundy Thursday Message from Rector Chris Girata
A Palm Sunday Message from Rector Chris Girata
A Message from Rector Chris Girata 4/1/20 4 PM CDT
A PASTORAL LETTER FROM THE RECTOR 3/27/20 5 PM CDT
CONNECTING THROUGH THE DISTANCE by Rector Chris Girata
A PASTORAL LETTER FROM THE RECTOR 3/23/20 4 PM CDT
A PASTORAL LETTER FROM THE RECTOR 3/20/20 5 PM CDT
A Pastoral Letter from the Rector 3/15/20 7 AM CDT
A Message from Rector Chris Girata About COVID-19
COVID-19 UPDATE 3/12/20 1:30 PM CDT
Your Saint Michael leaders are serious about our responsibility to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We are staying connected to current news and are taking proactive steps to make our community as safe as we can. Here are just a few of the specific ways we are addressing safety...
INDIVIDUALISM BRINGS US DOWN by Rector Chris Girata
BECOME AN ENLIGHTENED UPSTANDER by Rector Chris Girata
BEING CHOSEN CAUSING EXPLOITATION by Rector Chris Girata
WHAT MATTERS MOST THIS SEASON by Rector Chris Girata
Walking the Camino de Santiago: A Saint Michael Pilgrimage
PILGRIMAGE: CAMINO DE SANTIGO (Spain)
Rev. Mary Lessmann and pilgrimage participants recap a very special experience walking the 72 miles of the Camino de Santiago.
WE ALL NEED HELP DURING CRISIS by Rector Chris Girata
A Message from Rector Chris Girata After Sunday's Tornado
Rector Chris Girata Featured Preacher on Day1 Radio
Honduras Threads: Using Business Skills to Aid A Country
Ministry Leader and parishioner Bill Bancroft shares his experience on the most recent trip from Dallas to Tegucigalpa to work with the women of Honduras Threads.
A Message from the Rector - "Grace & The Color Purple"
This fall, we'll be taking some time to focus on Grace.
Get to Know Our New Vice Rector, Ken Brannon
Saint Michael Bids a Heartfelt and Thankful Farewell to Rev. Lisa Musser
New Saint Michael Preparatory Choir Now Available for Children K-2
St. Michael's Woman's Exchange Celebrates 60 Years
Staff News: Rev. Lisa Musser to Depart Saint Michael and All Angels in June
Distinguished Lecturer Ben Malcolmson Wows Saint Michael Audience With Testimony
Women of Saint Michael Announce Latest $400K in Gifts at Annual Spring Luncheon
This year's recipients join a long list of beneficiaries of the Women of Saint Michael's philanthropy, totaling more than $9.7 million over 60 years.
DALLAS CHURCH WOMEN'S GROUP ANNOUNCES LATEST $400K IN GIFTS TO DALLAS NON-PROFITS, TOPPING $9.7M
Community Service & Youth: The Big Benefits for Kids Who Volunteer
Youth Task Force member Christi Houser explains why it's important to get your kids involved with volunteer work while they're still young.