FALL KICKOFF, NEW STAFF WELCOME, AND BACKPACK BLESSINGS
Sunday, August 18
Join us as we kick off a new formation year with fellowship and fun! Meet our exciting new staff members, enjoy caricaturists and balloon artists, help yourself to the popcorn bar and pick up a copy of the Resource Guide loaded with ways to engage at Saint Michael this fall. Backpack blessings will take place at all 9 & 11 a.m. worship services, so all ages are encouraged to bring your school and work bags to be blessed!
FEAST OF SAINT MICHAEL, SMES BRING A FRIEND 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
7 p.m. Wreath Making and Outreach Project in the Coke Activities Room
8 p.m. Tree Lighting with Cookies and Cocoa on the Douglas Lawn
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.
Save The Date!
CHILI COOK OFF
Sunday, January 26, 2020
12-2 p.m. in the Parish Hall
It's BACK! Dust off your chili pots and gather your ministry teams to compete in the Saint Michael Chili Cook Off! Stay tuned for registration details and more information.