FEAST OF SAINT MICHAEL, SMES SUNDAY
Sunday, September 29
Join us for refreshments and fellowship in the Garden Cloister as we celebrate our Patronal Feast Day. Saint Michael Episcopal School families are being encouraged to join us for worship, and we would love for EVERYONE to consider bringing a friend to church. This is a day to be intentional about reaching out to people God has placed in our lives. We're going to reach out, invite and worship alongside our friends who may benefit from being in Christ-centered community. Join us for the fun!
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
Sunday, October 6
West Parking Lot/ESD Lower School Porte-Cochere
From kittens to chickens, guppies to puppies, our clergy will be BLESSING all pets great and small. This free event celebrating the Feast of St. Francis is open to the entire community, so come and enjoy this wonderful annual Saint Michael and All Angels tradition. A short liturgy will be led by the clergy followed by individual pet blessings. We're thrilled to be joined this year, for the first time, by our Saint Michael Choir and Choristers who will provide glorious music throughout the service. Each pet will receive a lovely St. Francis medallion for their pet collar. Nibbles and beverages will be served for the pets AND their humans.
VETERANS DAY SERVICE & RECEPTION
Sunday, November 10
5:30 p.m. Worship Service Honoring Veterans in the Church
6:30-8 p.m. Reception in the Garden Cloister
Saint Michael's Annual Veterans Day Service and Reception is one of the most meaningful nights of the year for our parish. All are welcome at this FREE community-wide event. Operation Enduring Support will be our key note speaker, and you won't want to miss the special message they share. Immediately following the worship service, all are invited to gather in the Garden Cloister for light refreshments and the Heritage Brass Band's lively renditions of the military classic marches and period pieces from WWI and WWII.
ADVENT FESTIVAL (TREE LIGHTING & WREATH MAKING)
Sunday, December 1
6:30 p.m. Gather for Advent Message in the Church
6:45 p.m. Wreath Making and Outreach Project in the Coke Activities Room
7:30 p.m. Tree Lighting with Cookies and Cocoa on the Douglas Lawn
8 p.m. Compline in the Church
Parish Life partners with Formation and Mission Outreach for a FREE community-wide Advent Festival. All ages are encouraged to join us as we kick off the Advent season with stories and songs, wreath making and outreach, and concluding with our glorious tree lighting.
EPIPHANY FEAST OF LIGHTS AND BURNING OF THE GREENS
Sunday, January 5, 2020
5:30 p.m. Epiphany Worship Service in the Church
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Burning of the Greens Reception in the Garden Cloister
Epiphany is one most beautiful nights of the year at Saint Michael. The congregation gathers in the church for a candlelit service that concludes with a procession out to the Garden Cloister for the ceremonial Burning of the Greens and hot chocolate and s'mores.