We have begun the safe reopening of in-person activities at Saint Michael's. 

Limited in-person Worship Services have resumed.  Registration here is required. The Registration site will be updated each week for participants to reserve a time slot for an in-person weekly Service at St. Michael's.

Noah’s Ark has reopened to customers with limited occupancy. Click here for more details.

St. Michael's ministry meetings, parish meetings and other gatherings, will continue to be held via Zoom for now.

Please call the church office for additional information.


 

In-person Weekend Services

We have limited seating available for all in-person services each weekend, masks are required to attend.

Our scheduled services are:

  • Saturday - 5:00 p.m. (indoor)
  • Sunday -   8:00 a.m. (indoor)
  • Sunday -  10:30 a.m. (indoor & livestreamed)

 

Registration for in-person services opens every Tuesday at noon.  Please register here each week.

Also being offered:  Saturday - 7:00 p.m. (Simple Communion Service, outdoors. Call the church office to register.)


Please note:  we are highly recommending participants be fully vaccinated for all services at this time.

Sunday Livestream Service

10:30 SUNDAY LIVESTREAM SERVICE

 

    Off Air Instructions

If you see an “Off Air” message on the main screen, in the upper right corner of the Livestream window there will be a box with a white triangle.  Click the triangle and the service will begin.

 

(Click here for additional Livestream Help)

SMAA Reopen Indoor  B 2021

 

Easter Indoor Service 2021


 

Fr. Bill's Friday Video Message

 

 

Friday Brief Banner

(Click here to view or print past 2021 issues)

Weekly Reflection 4/16/2021

Eating Together

One of the best things about entering the land of the “fully vaccinated” is being able to have meals with people.  I did not realize how much I missed having lunch with a parishioner or enjoying dinner with a group until I was able to do it again this week.  There is something powerful about gathering at the table to tell stories, share a bit of our lives and enjoy a meal together.  We are nourished in body, mind and spirit.  We connect with one another on a deeper level.

A big part of Jesus’ ministry was table fellowship.  He ate with “all sorts and conditions” of people and sometimes got in trouble for that.  But the table was a place Jesus let outsiders and those who were scorned by others know that they were beloved children of God.  It was the place that Jesus gave himself fully and completely, when he gave his body and blood in gifts of bread and wine at the Last Supper.

The resurrection encounters in Luke’s gospel include Jesus eating with his disciples.  The dejected disciples on the road to Emmaus recognize Jesus in the breaking of the bread.  Their hearts go from broken to burning.  Then Jesus appears to his disciples and eats a piece of fish in their presence. The Easter miracle is known in the most physical and human of ways: eating with friends.  Jesus is not just some disembodied spirit; he is flesh and blood who eats and gives himself as food.

We who gather to celebrate the Eucharist know this to be true.  We come together to tell the story and break the bread, to be nourished and fed so that we might go forth to “love and serve” in Christ’s name.

It is wonderful to be gathering to celebrate the Eucharist again.  Coming together for a meal is a powerful way to experience communion with God and each other. As the refrain of Bob Hurd’s familiar song says: In the breaking of the bread. We have known Him; we have been fed. Jesus the stranger, Jesus the Lord, Be our companion, be our hope.

Just a reminder that we have services at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.  You need to register and can do so here.  All three services are now indoors, and while we recommend you be vaccinated, we are not requiring it.  I will also offer a simple communion service at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday outdoors in the parking lot for those who prefer that.  Please sign up for this service by calling the office. 

Peace,  
Bill+


 

Announcements
Music Ministry Director Search

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Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, is seeking a part-time (8-9 month) Minister of Music (Organist Choir director).  Position details can be found here

 

Please email Rev. Bill Van Oss if interested in learning more.

 


 

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