We welcome people from all denominations and locales to this parish.  Saint Michael's is a strong, faithful and growing intergenerational congregation whose ministries are enriched by visitors and parishioners.  Whether you are here for a week, a season, or year-round, we welcome you to this household of faith and we invite you to make this your home.

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Livestream Help

To watch the current service either LIVE, or afterwards, just click on the LIVESTREAM SERVICE (date) link either on the website home page, or in the weekly email from the Parish Office.

If the service has started, it will say "LIVE" and the video and sound will appear in a few seconds.

If the service has not yet started, you will see a digital clock like this: Time till Event 

displaying the time remaining until the scheduled start. 

Please be patient - the service video will appear 5 or 10 minutes before the scheduled time. DO NOT PRESS "Log in" or GO LIVE - that is for people streaming a service out.

If you join the service AFTER it has started, you can use the sliding bar at the bottom of the screen to go back to the beginning, or you can just watch it live from the current point in time.

If the service is finished, then press "Watch Again" to view the enitre service.

To watch a previous service, you can see a complete catalog of events by clicking on the SERMONS button on the home page, or click here: http://livestream.com/SMAA


 

Please note: to get Livestream notices for future video Services, click this link: www.Livestream.com/smaa  and press the  +Follow  button, then enter your email address in the pop-up window.

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A Message from our Priest-in-charge

REFLECTION 5/22/2020

 

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven." (Act 1:8-11) 

Three things are included in Luke’s brief telling of Jesus’ ascension. The first is that the disciples were reminded that they were to receive the Holy Spirit, and once that happened, they were to be witnesses to Jesus throughout the world. The second is, of course, Jesus’ ascension, and finally they were reminded that Jesus would return. Jesus had already told them that he would send the Holy Spirit, but that it would not happen until after he ascended. And he had also told them he would return. 

Ascension did not simply mark the end of Jesus’ earthly ministry but was an essential part of God’s plan for the redemption of his creation and his people. Therefore we celebrate Ascension Day every year in the church. It falls forty days after Easter, so is always on a Thursday. As you read this, Ascension Day was yesterday, and we will observe it this Sunday. As you prepare for the celebration, it might be helpful to read chapters 14 through 17, Jesus’ final teaching for his followers and his prayer for them. Be blessed as you prepare for worship!

Blessings,
Alan+      

 

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