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Transforming Lives Through Acts of Love by Katherine Blachly
In 2020, homeless shelters in North Texas and around the country were forced to reduce the number of people they served due to Covid-19. The pandemic stretched an already strained system, throwing more people into homelessness.
Reflections on Jubilee by By Walter J. Humann
Now Hiring: Mission & Outreach Coordinator
We are seeking an energetic, self-starting individual to join Saint Michael and All Angels as the Mission and Outreach Coordinator.
Clergy Collegiality by the Rev. Christopher D. Girata
Project Moses: The Ministry Has Come Full Circle by Mark and Terry Demler
Samuel Moore Named Director of Youth Ministries
It is with great joy and anticipation that I introduce to you our new Director of Youth Ministries, Samuel (Sam) Moore. Since moving to Dallas after seminary, Sam has been working for SMU and their Office of Residential Life.
Lynelle Hill Named Assistant to Finance and Foundation
Please join Stewart Thomas, President of the All Angels Foundation, and me in welcoming Lynelle Hill to the Saint Michael team.
Teresa Tavares Named Executive Assistant to the Vice Rector
I am delighted to welcome Teresa Tavares as my new Executive Assistant.
Stations of the Cross Art Project by the Rev. Christian Basel
Praying with the Stations of the Cross is one of the great devotions of Christian tradition. Traditionally, fourteen images depicting Jesus Christ follow the route he took on the day of his crucifixion. Each image is accompanied by prayers and in a spiritual way reflects our joining in on that walk with Jesus, either done individually or as part of a group.
Tela, Honduras Day 6 | February 2023
I got to spend the morning at Espiritu Santos School. Sally Schupp and Mary Elizabeth Schlier have created a wonderful week of Bible classes for all of the children in the school. The kids love the art and music. Tom Blackmon is gifted at leading Godly Play.
Tela, Honduras Day 5 | February 2023
Hoping For A Miracle by the Rev. Robin Hinkle
Tela, Honduras Day 4 | February 2023
Today we celebrated Valentine's Day with our friends in Honduras--they love this celebration. I gave away hundreds of stickers to the Ninos. We also fit a huge line of people for glasses and of course did fluoride for the children.
Tela, Honduras Day 3 | February 2023
We met the children of Espiritu Santos who treated us to a wonderful welcome program. We then divided into teams and started construction, vision screening, fluoride treatments and Christian education
2022 Pastoral Care Awards by the Rev. Greg Pickens
On October 11, 2022, sixty leaders, volunteers, and friends of the various Pastoral Care ministries gathered to recognize recipients of the second annual Pastoral Care Awards.
Tela, Honduras Day 2 | February 2023
Started the day with bilingual worship at Espiritu Santos led by Olga Barrera Head of School and Rector and myself. Olga was so appreciative of the team, some of whom have been coming for 18 years.
We then spent the afternoon organizing our materials for the work at the school and the barrios. Also had song practice to lead our songs for Christian Ed in Spanish.
We have had tropical storm type weather with rain and wind and waves. Supposed to clear tomorrow. We are having a wonderful time getting to know one another.
Tela, Honduras Day 1 | February 2023
Warm welcome by Mtr. Olga and the seniors at Espiritu Santos. The hotel we are in is a small family-run hotel. They are fantastic hosts and so delighted to see the Saint Michael team again.
Using Our Gifts by Rector Chris Girata
The Archangel Magazine | Spring 2023
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Giving Back: Saint Michael and All Angels achieves Premier Blood Partner status for its work with the Red Cross
Saint Michael and All Angels has been recognized by the American Red Cross as one of its Premier Blood Partners for 2023, a prestigious honor, for its support of the community and national blood supply.
Now Hiring: Director of Early Childhood Music
This is a shared position between Saint Michael Episcopal School (SMES) and Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church (SMAA).
Christmas Eve Parking and Arrival Details
Logan Herod Named Interim Cherub Choir Director
Stephen C. Foster Elementary School by the Rev. Robin Hinkle
Since my arrival at Saint Michael and All Angels, I have had the delightful task of learning about and visiting with many of our established partner ministries that serve children and their families, in Dallas and beyond...
Advent Meditations 2022
NDSM School Supply and Uniform Distribution by Christi Morrow
North Dallas Shared Ministries sponsored their annual school supply and school uniform distribution at the beginning of August. Forty-eight Saint Michael parishioners volunteered, including youth, adults, clergy, and staff members, to set up, shop with clients, restock, and take inventory. NDSM provided 3,527 students with school supplies and 2,638 students with school uniforms, equipping them with the items needed to thrive in school. The students began school with the resources they need to be successful!
A Time For Rest by Rector Chris Girata
Many of you know me well enough to know that I love what I do, and I spend a lot of time doing it. Being a priest in the Church, specifically sharing ministry with you at Saint Michael, is a gift in my life.
Investing in Neighborhoods by Dr. Olga Martinez Hickman
Rob Springer, Director of Engagement, Is A People Person By Carolyn Barta
Honduras Threads: Celebrating 20 years of Honduras Threads Through a Collaborative Art Project
Stephen Ministries by Carolyn Barta
Behind The Pages: The Making of Stories From The Bible: From Creation to Pentecost
Seasons of Light by the Rev. Dr. Andrew Grosso
We Have Ignition by The Rev. Chris Girata
The Archangel Magazine | Winter 2022
The Winter 2022 Archangel is out now! Read the Archangel on mobile or desktop computers by flipping through the pages above, or clicking the link through to our online newsstand, issuu.com. There you can flip through the pages or even download your own PDF copy of this issue of the Archangel!
ALL SAINTS' & ALL SOULS' DAY
Slate of Nominations for 2023 Vestry and Diocesan Convention
Saint Michael and All Angels Announces In-Person Choral Compline for the 2022-2023 Season
Kids Discovered And Shared Jesus' Love: Vacation Bible School 2022 Jerusalem Marketplace
At the beginning of June, the Children and Family Ministry team hosted its annual Vacation Bible School program. Over 100 children got to travel back in time to explore Jerusalem Marketplace and discover what Jesus’ final week in the city was like.
Saint Michaelites Knit With Love For Others
Often during Sunday morning services, communicants stop at a small credence table on their way to communion to place a hand on a knitted or crocheted prayer shawl, joining with clergy to bless the handmade shawls that will be distributed to people who are ill, confined or grieving.
Mission & Outreach Volunteer Opportunities by the Rev. Robin Hinkle
After much anticipation, I am delighted to finally be working with you as your new Associate for Mission and Outreach. These first couple of months have been a whirlwind of introductions, both with you here at Saint Michael and with our partners in ministry in the Dallas community and beyond.
Calling All Women: You Are A Woman Of Saint Michael!
Who exactly are the Women of Saint Michael and what do you have to do to join? It could not be simpler: all women who are members of our parish are automatically members of the Women of Saint Michael (WOSM).
Saint Michael Parishioner Earns College Degree as an Octogenarian
Before Saint Michael and All Angel’s 85-year-old parishioner Marillyn Seeberger started taking college level classes, she volunteered at Saint Michael in outreach for a number of ministries. Spanning more than a decade, Marillyn spear-headed writing materials for the Pastoral Care Ministries and for the communications department.
Youth Mission Week by Tiffany LaMotte
For the second year in a row our youth ministry here at Saint Michael spent a week of their summer serving around Dallas with various ministry partners. Thirty-one youth signed up for the opportunity to serve our city while also building friendships with each other along the way.
St. Philips Community Center by Maria D'Antoni
Did you miss the bus? If you weren’t able to make the 75th Anniversary bus tour last February to view some of Saint Michael’s outreach projects, you missed the opportunity to visit St. Philip’s School and Community Center.
A Mantra Worth Adopting: Faith, Family, and Football–In That Order!
In what amounted to a re-start of a long standing strategy of the Men of Saint Michael, 125 of the group’s members and their guests gathered at the Park City Club for an inspiring conversation with Clark Hunt, Chairman of the Hunt Sports Group and CEO of FC Dallas and the Kansas City Chiefs, with Sunwest Communications owner and CEO Crayton Webb, facilitating. Mr. Hunt began his presentation with this powerful central theme, "My Christian faith is the most important thing to me. In terms of priorities, it is faith, family, and football—in that order."
A New Thing by the Rev. Chris Girata
Fresh starts are good for us. When we have the opportunity to renew ourselves—who we are and how we act—the results can be very exciting. I think we have that kind of moment at Saint Michael this year.
The Archangel Magazine | Fall 2022
Dr. Robert August Named Assistant Director of Music and Organist
Staff Departure: Tiffany LaMotte
Call for Vestry & Delegate Nominations: Deadline September 1, 2022
Formidable. Fearless. Fierce. Meet Marillyn Seeberger, A Trailblazing Woman In Our Neighborhood
Saint Michael's Own, Dr. Margaret Harper, Appointed Visiting Lecturer of Organ at Baylor University
Staff Departure: Tim Kennedy
Catherine Hinkley Named Admin Assistant for Music
Now Hiring: Director of Children and Family Ministry
Saint Michael and All Angels Church is seeking a leader and committed follower of Jesus Christ to provide adaptive leadership and oversight to the Children’s Ministry (birth–5th Grade) to build faith, form disciples of Jesus Christ, and equip parents to disciple their children. If you would like to be a part of a dynamic church with a vision and heart to grow, be located in one of America’s fastest-growing and culturally rich cities, work in an environment of a commitment to reaching younger families with children and be resourced to expand the children’s ministry, contribute to designing the children’s ministry space to facilitate your vision and finally, make a great Kingdom impact, then Saint Michael Children and Family Ministry may be the place for you!
Who We Are Becoming by the Rev. Dr. Christopher D. Girata
This past year has been a pleasure and privilege as we look back. Now, it’s time we pivot forward as we become the church we are called to be in the future. Our journey forward will take courage, conviction, and commitment, but we have everything we need. We know that Jesus is with us, giving us strength for all that we hope to do and who we hope to become. Together, we can move confidently into a future that is bright and hopeful, and as we do, spread the Good News to all we meet.
Staff Departure: Hannah Fisher
Rob Springer Named Director of Engagement
Staff Departure: Monica Awbrey
Caroline Wilks Named Assistant to Advancement
507A by David Boldrick
For those that may not be aware of this significant ministry, Saint Michael is an active partner in the Meals on Wheels (MOW) delivery program here in Dallas which is operated by VNA, the Visiting Nurses Association. I’d like to share a bit about MOW, and what it can do for those in need—but also what it can do for you.
Stillness, Silence and Solitude by the Rev. Mary Lessmann
We are people who live very busy lives. And while we might sigh heavily as we tell people how busy we are, we often wear our busyness like a badge of honor. We determine how well we’re ‘doing’ life by the fullness of our calendar; by the number of experiences we’ve lined up; by the number of nights we’re not home without plans. And the world around us seems determined to affirm that value system. We are regularly reminded of the need to check in with others on social media, of the new hobbies and skills we should be developing, of baseline acquisitions necessary for a happier life.
The Archangel Magazine | Summer 2022
WOSM Gifts Committee Announces 2022 Grants
Erin Osborne Named Coordinator of Small Groups
Jennifer Cox-Seals Named Administrative Assistant for Worship & Liturgy
Staff Departure: Philip Fillion
Staff Departure: Rachel Jones
Holy Land 2022: Day Nine
Holy Land 2022: Day Eight
Holy Land 2022: Day Seven
Our trip is primarily a Christian pilgrimage, tracing the footsteps of Christ. However, we occasionally step off that Christian path to have a little fun. On day seven, we stepped off the path and took a quick trip to Jordan to visit Petra. Jordan is directly east of Israel and has had a cooperative, diplomatic relationship for more than fifty years.
Holy Land 2022: Day Six
Holy Land 2022: Day Five
Day five began with a visit to Christ Anglican School in Nazareth. This school is part of the Diocese of Jerusalem, the same diocese at St. George’s, the church we attended on Sunday morning.
Holy Land 2022: Day Four
Today we departed Jerusalem on our way to Galilee. The trip to Galilee included stops in Caesarea (Maritima) and Haifa.
Holy Land 2022: Day Three
Day three began with a walk to the Temple Mount. One of the holiest sites for Jews and Muslims, the Temple Mount is perhaps the most contested property on the planet. Today, this holy site features the iconic Dome of the Rock and the more simple Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Holy Land 2022: Day Two
Before we get to the official tour, I want to make a quick and important note: The Christian sites we visit are ones that have—on the whole—been identified for around 1600 years. All you math sleuths will see that there is a 400ish-year gap between Jesus’s life and these sites.
Holy Land 2022: Day One
Our 2022 Saint Michael Family Holy Land Pilgrimage is off! Thirty-nine pilgrims safely arrived in Israel and settled in for a night of jet-lagged rest. This pilgrimage is the second family pilgrimage for Saint Michael, the first taking place in 2019. Originally scheduled to be March 2021, these pilgrims registered for this trip two weeks before the mass quarantine of 2020, so they have anticipated this trip for two years. I know it will be worth the wait!
The Archangel Magazine | Spring 2022
In this issue of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church's magazine, we progress from Advent to Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, and then the resurrection of our Lord on Easter Day.
Breaking News: The Dallas Boys Course will be at Southern Methodist University for 2022 Camp!
Parishioners Elected to Vestry, Diocesan Convention, Foundation for 2022-2024
Take a look at who's been nominated to serve as parish leaders beginning in 2022.
The Archangel Magazine | Winter 2021
Winter is coming! Check out our latest issue of the Archangel magazine and get ready for Advent 2021.
"Giving Makes Us Happier" by Rector Chris Girata
What makes you happy? Conventional wisdom holds that what makes most people happy are things or achievements, such as a getting a raise at work or having a nicer place to live. That must be the case or why would people work so hard and seek to accumulate so much unless it made them happy?
"Seek JOMO, Not FOMO" by Rector Chris Girata
Earlier this week, Facebook and its most popular apps, like Instagram and WhatsApp, went dark for nearly six hours. It seemed to throw people for a loop all afternoon, albeit for a small window of time. For me, I see it as a wonderful gift that I wish people would take advantage of. Social media, for all its gifts and advantages, has been far more harmful than helpful and I think it’s time we recognize its troubling impact...
"Beautiful Complexity in Us" by Rector Chris Girata
“Two strangers, divided by their beliefs, meet for the first time. Each knows nothing about the other or what this experiment involves.” This is how a recent ad for Heineken begins. In the ad, unlikely pairs of people are brought together: a feminist with a member of the “new right,” an environmental activist with one who denies climate change and a transgender woman with one who opposes transgender identity...
Camino Day 9: The End of the Journey
The crew spent one final day enjoying Santiago after the end of their long journey. Read about their adventures from Anne Crawford and Debbie Jenevein. Buen Camino!
Camino Day 8: Arrival at Cathedral de Compostela
Today, our pilgrims arrived at their destination! Read more from Paula Calise and Nancy Wilbur.
Camino Day 7: The Friends We Make Along The Way
Much of today's hike was spent reflecting on those who have walked the Camino before, and the everyday saint and travelers that our pilgrims meet along the way. Read more from Suzanne Lipscomb and Judy Conner.
Camino Day 6: The Love We Gave
Today's walk, through a variety of environments, was a reminder of the change and unpredictability of life. Read more from Leslie DeCillis.
Camino Day 5: Eucharist on the Road
Today's 19km walk was highlighted by Eucharist behind the church of San Xulian. Read more from Monique Black and Kathy Yeaman.
Camino Day 4: Sellos, Castros, and God's Protection
Read more about today's adventures while hiking 12 miles from Portomarín to Lestedo from Margaret Spellings.
Camino Day 3: The Walk Begins
Today the ladies began their journey, hiking 14 miles from Sarria to Portomarín. Read more from Susan Barnicoat and Missy Barras.
Camino Day 2: Transfer to Sarria
The crew traveled by bus to Sarria, where they'll begin the hike. Read more from Sissy Massad.
Camino Day 1: Arrival to Madrid
The group spent the day exploring Madrid. Read more from Mary Lessmann.
"Finding Light in the Darkness" by Rector Chris Girata
As you might imagine, I like the Bible. I read it regularly, and sometimes I’m reminded of just how incredible some of the stories are. I came across one story last week of a miraculous healing. As the story goes, Jesus encounters a deaf man who had a speech impediment...
"Become the Best of Us" by Rector Chris Girata
“I think most parents could burst into tears at any moment,” said a friend of mine who has three kids in grade school. It might not be quite that bad for you, but with renewed pandemic restrictions as a hot topic, most of us raising kids right now (including me) are left without the clarity we’d like to have. I’m tired of the constant uncertainty, and I bet you are, too...
"Ultimate Definition of Success" by Rector Chris Girata
I’m a big Olympics fan. Certainly, there are imperfections in the Olympic experiment, but when I hear the theme music and watch the images of incredible athletes flash across the screen, I get chills...
The Archangel Magazine | Fall 2021
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
WOSM Gifts Committee Announces 2021 Grants
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...
Construction & Parking Updates
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...
DISCOVERING THE BEST OF US by Rector Chris Girata
As we lean into April, more than a year into this pandemic, I’m glad to see more activity all around. The reopening of Texas has been such a good thing for so many, especially for small businesses...
THE ARCHANGEL Magazine | EASTER 2021 | 75th Anniversary Year
KTW | THE EASTER PROMISE WE NEED by Chris Girata
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...
HOPE FOR A BETTER FUTURE by Rector Chris Girata
The most recent winter storms to hit north Texas struck us all very hard. So many of us lost power, lost water, or worse, lost our homes to significant damage...
MEETING OUR DEEPEST HUMAN NEED by Rector Chris Girata
THE ARCHANGEL Magazine | Lent 2021 | 75th Anniversary Year
See all of Saint Michael's Lenten offerings in the latest edition of the Archangel magazine.
WE WALK THIS ROAD TOGETHER by Rector Chris Girata
OUR SOUL IS ONE OF HOPE by Rector Chris Girata
BEING AWED BY ONE ANOTHER by Rector Chris Girata
CHRISTMAS CAN CHANGE US THIS YEAR by Rector Chris Girata
THE ARCHANGEL Magazine | Advent & Christmas 2020 & Epiphany 2021 | 75th Anniversary Year
Thanksgiving Note from Rector Chris Girata
Advent Meditations 2020
JUST SPREAD LOVE AT THANKSGIVING by Rector Chris Girata
IMAGINE WHAT FUTURE HOLDS by Rector Chris Girata
LOVE IS INDEED THE WAY 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
FINDING PEACE IN THE MESS by Rector Chris Girata
Nominating Committee Announces 2021 Slates
CAN'T WE ALL GET ALONG? by Rector Chris Girata
This fall at Saint Michael and All Angels, we're reflecting on the theme of Discipleship. Join us as we strive to become better disciples of Jesus Christ!
WE ALL NEED SOME INSPIRATION by Rector Chris Girata
WE NEED A BIT OF GRACE by Rector Chris Girata
MAKE A LIFE BY GIVING 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!
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.
Saint Michael Yard Signs
Free Saint Michael yard signs are available for pickup or home delivery now! Click for details..
Resources for the Struggle Against Racism
LET'S BUILD A BETTER FUTURE by Rector Chris Girata
A Pastoral Letter from Rector Chris Girata - June 1, 2020
NOW IS THE TIME FOR CHANGE by Rector Chris Girata
WOSM Gifts Committee Announces 2020 Grants
NOT GOING BACK TO NORMAL by Rector Chris Girata
Easter Greetings from Casa Esperanza (Amistad Mission, Bolivia)
HELP DURING THE HARD TIMES by Rector Chris Girata
Finding Online Connection During Social Distancing
Happy Easter from Rector Chris Girata
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 Message From Vice Rector Ken Brannon (3/18/20)
A Pastoral Letter from the Rector 3/15/20 7 AM CDT
COVID-19 UPDATE FRI 3/13/20 8:30 PM CDT
Following the Bishop's pastoral directive this morning, the Bishop has now made the decision to cancel all public gatherings in Episcopal Diocese of Dallas churches and facilities for the next two weeks. This includes....
COVID-19 Update 3/13/20 5:21 PM CDT
A new pastoral directive has been received from the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas: All clergy-led worship services on Sunday and throughout the week will continue as scheduled, with the following understandings...
OUT INTO THE REAL WORLD by Rector Chris Girata
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...
A Pastoral Letter from Rector Chris Girata
COVID-19 UPDATE 3/4/20 4 PM CDT
As we continue to hear news of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), I wish to reach out to you with a word of thoughtfulness and calm...
The Archangel - Lent 2020
Check out everything happening during Lent 2020 at Saint Michael and All Angels in the Lenten edition of the Archangel.
A SEASON OF REAL CHANGE by Rector Chris Girata
A Message from the Rector - "Deep Gratitude"
Instead of giving something up as our Lenten discipline, Rector Chris Girata offers a few ideas for how we can put into practice our call to discipleship during this Lent.
2019 Compass Rose Society Annual Meeting
Rector Chris Girata and Senior Warden Jay Lipscomb recount their recent trip to England to attend the Compass Rose Society annual meeting.
Women of the Passion
The Rev. Mary Lessmann explains the uniqueness and importance of the Women of the Passion service that will be offered Monday in Holy Week.
Saint Michael Tornado Relief Report
Thanks to the generosity of our parishioners, Saint Michael was able to provide significant aid to our community in the aftermath of last October's devastating tornadoes.
How Teddy Bears Make A Difference
Children's Minister Madelyn Ivy outlines the significant impact of last fall's prayer bear drive benefitting Dallas CASA.
INDIVIDUALISM BRINGS US DOWN by Rector Chris Girata
BECOME AN ENLIGHTENED UPSTANDER by Rector Chris Girata
BEING CHOSEN CAUSING EXPLOITATION by Rector Chris Girata
A DRIVE TOWARD JUSTICE by Rector Chris Girata
Newly Elected Parish Leaders Take Office
WHAT MATTERS MOST THIS SEASON by Rector Chris Girata
REASON FOR THE SEASON by Rector Chris Girata
The Archangel - November/December 2019
Check out the latest from an eventful fall at Saint Michael and All Angels in the November/December Archangel.
A Message from the Rector - "Deep Gratitude"
We have a lot to be grateful for this holiday season, even if we've recently suffered hardship. Rector Chris Girata hopes that you find this holiday season deeply renewing.
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.
Refresh + Renew + Revive
Rector Chris Girata and Refresh campaign chair Peggy Carr offer an update now that all of the work for this project has been completed.
Stephen Ministry: Strictly Confidential
Stephen Ministry Lay Leader Marillyn Seeberger shares details on this impactful 1:1 ministry and when someone might need a Stephen Minister.
Jubilee Park Feels Like Home
An update on the Jubilee Housing Task Force and how they are improving the lives of elderly Jubilee Park residents.
A Cherub's Life
Wondering what it's like to be in our Cherub Choir? We followed Elsie Ross as she and the other children enjoyed rehearsals and performances this fall.
Bill Power Remembers Bob Estill
Bill Power reflects on the ministry and legacy of the fourth rector of Saint Michael and All Angels after his recent passing.
WE ALL NEED HELP DURING CRISIS by Rector Chris Girata
TORNADOES RAISE QUESTIONS by Rector Chris Girata
A Message from Rector Chris Girata After Sunday's Tornado
FORGIVE YOURSELF by Rector Chris Girata
Rector Chris Girata Featured Preacher on Day1 Radio
Grace: Still Amazing Sermon Series
Join us in the 9 and 11 a.m. Traditional services between September 8 and October 27 to celebrate the love God freely gives us through grace.
The Archangel - September/October 2019
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.
Amistad: The Friendship Mission
Board Member, SMAA Ministry Leader, and parishioner Mark Demler gives a brief history of Amistad, an international mission partner of Saint Michael.
Chorister Camp is So Awesome!
Associate Director of Music and Organist Dr. Meg Harper recaps a fun, music-filled weekend at Saint Michael's first-ever Chorister Camp.
Baptism Blessings at the Animal Shelter
Parishioner Allison Sandlin Liles shares the heartwarming story of her family's volunteer experience with Operation Kindness.
The Why of Giving
Investment Advisor Ashley Parks says that once we fully explore why we're giving, our gifts are much more meaningful. Plus, a few tips from a pro.
From The Loft: The Worship Of All Souls Day
Director of Music and Organist Jonathan Ryan shares what makes this year's All Saints' Day service music so special.
All Saints' Day: A Concise History
Ever wondered where All Souls and All Saints' Days came from? The Rev. Greg Pickens gives a quick summary of the nearly 1,700-year history.
A Message from the Rector - "Grace & The Color Purple"
This fall, we'll be taking some time to focus on Grace.
"Red Door Mosaic"
Rev. Greg Pickens To Go On Sabbatical
The Archangel - July/August 2019
Read articles from the latest edition of The Archangel, our bi-monthly magazine.
How To Support A Growing Faith
Stewardship Manager Caroline Marak introduces a new series of reflections from the Stewardship Committee. This month's reflection, "Do You Love Me," is offered by Ralph Cousins.
Greetings from Vice Rector Ken Brannon
New Vice Rector Ken Brannon says hello to the parish and describes his first steps of ministry at Saint Michael.
Rev. Lisa Flores Musser Says Goodbye
Rev. Lisa Musser bids farewell to Saint Michael after 7 years of ministry.
Rev. Greg Pickens Granted Sabbatical
Rev. Greg Pickens shares some details of his upcoming sabbatical.
A Message From The Rector - "Dreaming Big"
As you rest and search for renewal this summer, Rector Chris Girata encourages you to dream big about what God wants you to do next.
From Honduras to Texas, With Love
After meeting Jennifer Perez on a SMAA mission trip to Tela, Honduras, parishioners Grady and Elizabeth Schleier opened their home and their lives to her as she became a student at SMU.
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
God's Story Wrap-Up from Rev. Dr. Eric Liles
St. Michael's Woman's Exchange Celebrates 60 Years
Distinguished Lecturer Ben Malcolmson Wows Saint Michael Audience With Testimony
Faith: In Literature, Music, and Film
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
The Archangel - May/June 2019
Read articles from the latest edition of The Archangel, our bi-monthly magazine.
Addressing Taxing Problems
Director of Legacy Planning Lowell Duncan offers some tips to plan wisely with your financial assets to incur less federal taxes.
A Message From The Rector - "God Help Us"
The studies show rising numbers of atheists, agnostics, and "nones," and Rector Chris Girata says that everyone, including atheists and agnostics, should be very concerned. Here's why.
From The Loft
In his bi-monthly column, Music Director and Organist Jonathan Ryan shares updates on all things traditional music at Saint Michael
Call for Vestry and Delegate Nominations
Nominating Chair and vestry member Christine Paddock defines a few key terms and outlines the nomination process as Saint Michael gears up for a new election cycle.
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.
Easter Sermon from The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry
A transcript of The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry's Easter Day sermon.
The Healing Nature of Music
Choir member Eleanor Wroath shares a story of finding comfort and healing in music after a personal tragedy.
Saint Michael Easter Plate Donations Top $31K
Saint Michael Episcopal School Head of School Search 2020-2021, Your Input Requested
Saint Michael Choristers Perform Hosanna to the Son of David
Saint Michael Joins English Churches and Cathedrals to Toll Bells for Notre Dame
Jubilee Park Enhanced by Women of Saint Michael Day of Service 2019
Dr. He Qi Renders Custom Artwork for Saint Michael
2019 ANGEL CHEF WINNERS: HOLY SMOKES!
Historical Perspective of Holy Week
Syndicated from the March-April 2019 Archangel