Nourishment for

Body, Mind & Spirit at St. Michael's

We welcome you to join us again this season as we offer you nourishment in the way of inspirational musical presentations, concerts, and speakers.  All five senses are invited to take in the beauty of God’s creation as we seek to walk our earthly pilgrimage together.  There is no cost for these offerings.  All we ask is that you bring a donation of non-perishable food as we continue to support the many hungry people on the islands and in the Fort Myers area.

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Piano Duet Recital at St. Michael’s

Jan and. Rox (2)St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church presents a four-hand piano recital 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, at the church. The recital, part of the St. Michael’s “Nourishment for Body, Mind and Spirit” series, features pianists Roxane Olevsky and Jan Holly in their fourth appearance at the church.

They will play a sonata by Mozart, selections from Gabriel Fauré’s Dolly Suite, the Waltz from Aram Khachaturian’s Masquerade, and selections from My Fair Lady. They perform on a Steinway Model O grand piano furnished by Prospero’s Acoustic Art, Naples. “Steinways are known for their bright, shimmering sound,” Holly says.  “This characteristic enhances four-hand music, which distributes themes and figurative passages equally in both high and low registers.” 

Born into a family of concertizing musicians, Roxane Olevsky was surrounded by music from an early age. She began teaching guitar and piano in high school, after which she earned degrees in Piano and Vocal Music Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, studying with Swiss pianist Fernande Kaeser.  She also studied at Les Écoles d’Art Américaines in Fontainebleau, France, with world-famous music theorist Nadia Boulanger and pianist Jean Casadesus, and sang in choirs with such renowned directors as Robert Shaw.  Her first love remains teaching individual and class piano—she operated a successful piano studio in Massachusetts for over 30 years.  She maintains a piano teaching studio on the Island.

Jan Holly holds a bachelor’s degree, in piano performance, and a master’s degree and Ph.D., in musicology. She has devoted her professional life to the training of musicians in both college and university settings. For 25 years, she was a collaborative pianist and accompanist for college and community choirs. She currently teaches online music courses in music appreciation, world music and American popular music.  A specialist in piano pedagogy, she operated a piano studio for 30 years, applying the Taubman/Golandsky method to technical challenges facing adult learners.

Holly writes for the Santiva Chronicle and Times of the Islands, and is a public relations consultant. Vice President of the Committee of the Islands’ Board of Directors, she also serves on the Big Arts Classical Music Committee and Classical Music Scholarship Committee. Holly is Saturday and summer organist at St. Michael’s. She also lectures occasionally on musical topics.

The recital, which is free and open to the public, is followed by a meet-the-artists reception in the Church’s Parish Hall.

For more information on services and special events at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, contact the Church Office, 2304 Periwinkle Way, 239-472- 2173 / saintmichaels-sanibel.org.

TAIZE SERVICE

Join us on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. (October-May) for a peace-filled service of candlelight, music, prayer and silence. 

Taize is a small town in France where a community of brothers first opened its doors to the public to welcome them to pray, sing and be silent - most importantly to invite them into a place of peace from a hectic world.  (In 2014, there was an average of 7000 people a week who journeyed to Taize.)  This 25 minute service on the third Wednesday of the month will offer you a holy and melodic rhythm - one you may want to take back into your busy lives.  Mostly, it is a time for all of us to create a space to hear where God is speaking.  

It will be followed by refreshments and light snacks.

(Services will resume in October)

 

Men's Fellowship

ALL Men are invited for fellowship, discussion and prayer at 7:30 a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month in the Parish Hall.  

A light breakfast provided. (7:15)

 

 

Morning Prayer - Twenty Minutes of Your Week

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Why Not Try It?

Every Tuesday morning at 9:00, five or six of us gather in a circle around a single-lit candle in the Angel Chapel, and pray the Daily Office called Morning Prayer. It's a beautiful and peaceful time that takes about 20 minutes. It requires no study, no homework, and no demands – only your presence – with God in Christ and one another. For those not familiar with Morning Prayer, it's a lovely collection of scripture, prayers, praise and thanksgiving. There is no communion or homily – just the gathering together of Christian souls in prayer. I strongly encourage you to consider joining us as our busy and full program year begins again at St. Michael's. Our daily lives will soon become replete with social activities and volunteer work and ministries and meetings – all good – but our prayer life is crucial and this brief space in time of prayer on Tuesday mornings should also be on your long “to do” lists.

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Worship Services 

Saturday
5:00 p.m. - Rite II
 
Sunday 
9:30 a.m. - Rite II
 
Sunday School (preK-5th gr)
(Resumes in September) 
 
Tuesday
9:00 a.m. - Morning Prayer
 
Wednesday
9:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayers
 
 Prayer and Potluck
1st Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
 
Taize Service
3rd Wednesdays at 6 p.m. 
(Resumes October-May)
 

 

 

Noah's Ark Thrift Shop
(May - August 9th & October)
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tuesdays  &  Fridays
[239] 472-3356
 
Bag Day: Friday, August 9th


 

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