Coffee Hour Helping Hands
Thank you to all who have volunteered to help with Coffee Hour from now through December. More helping hands are still needed! There are several open volunteer slots for clean-up and set up, and we need a few more folks to provide cupcakes on November 4 and cookies onDecember 2. Remember: You and your fellow parishioners are the new Hospitality Team. Please go to https://stmichaelsnyc.
Engaging Scripture: #MeToo and the Bible
These days, many are seeking God in the darkness of our world. Join us as we learn about Biblical survivors of harassment and abuse like Hagar and Tamar and encounter faithful leaders like Abraham who struggled mightily with their own flaws. Participants are encouraged to bring passages from scripture that speak to our questions of today. 7-8:30pm on Wednesdays in the Angel Room. All are welcome!
The Commemoration of All Souls
It is our custom at St. Michael’s to pray for departed friends and family members during the “Octave of All Saints/All Souls” and to include their names in the Bulletin for All Saints’ Sunday on November 4. If you would like to have your beloved departed included, please use the form found at the back of the church and at the reception desk. Put completed forms in the offering plate, give them to a member of the clergy or leave them at the front desk no later than Wednesday, October 31. You may also e-mail names to richard@saintmichaelschurch.
CareerSearchers: The Art of Discernment
Many of us can easily say what we don’t want to do, but we find that discerning what we want is much harder. “Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.” (Parker Palmer) Join the Rev. Leigh Mackintosh at our October 17 meeting in the Gray Lounge at 7:00 pm and find ways to discern your path amid life’s chances and changes.
Carnegie Hall Citywide Concert
Saturday, October 20 · 3:00 pm
Hannah Rose Kidwell, Soprano and Christina Giuca, Piano
St. Michael’s Church partners with Carnegie Hall for a series of free neighborhood vocal concerts in our Church sanctuary. These are free concerts; no tickets or reservations are necessary. Seating is first-come, first-served, and the Church opens at 2:30 pm.Hannah Rose Kidwell and pianist Christina Giuca are winners of the Music Academy of the West’s prestigious Marilyn Horne Song Competition (2017). Kidwell has appeared in Chapman University’s productions of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore and sung the title role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica. Giuca holds a collaborative piano fellowship at Bard College, and has served on the music staffs of the Houston Ballet, Eastern Music Festival, and SongFest.
BAKE SALE for Hurricane Florence Recovery
The Middle School Group is holding a Bake Sale raise funds for hurricane recovery on Sunday, October 21 after the 10:00 am service. We need bakers to donate their lovely treats and buyers to purchase delicious food. Please bring baked goods to the kitchen before the 10:00 a.m. service, and plan to enjoy them during coffee hour. Remember everyone, this is one day of the year when gluttony is not a sin!
Dads of Children with Special Needs
If you are a dad whose child of any age has special needs, please join John Cantrell and Deacon Richard on Sunday, October 21st at 11:30 am in the Library. We will discuss ways that we can be supportive of your parenting and family needs through our monthly sessions. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Deacon Richard at rplimato@
Choral Compline Has Returned
Compline is the final church service of the day in the Christian tradition of canonical hours, comprised of prayers and scripture that emphasize spiritual peace. On most Wednesdays at 8:30 pm St. Michael’s choir sings this contemplative office in the church. Please join us for a time of stillness and beauty at the end of your day.
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” – 1 Peter 4:10. “What if your art is part of a bigger picture, part of a daily grace God has in mind for someone else?” – Emily P. Freeman, A Million Little Ways. Whether you are an amateur, semi-pro, or professional musician, I’d like to know more about you! Experiencing worship through the creation of music is an spiritually gratifying experience, and no matter what level you are at, I can help you have that experience! It doesn’t matter what instrument or genre of music you play, I can find a place for you! Contact me (John Cantrell) atjcantrell@saintmichaelschurch.
Hike with us from St. John’s-in-the-Wilderness Episcopal Church within Harriman State Park onSaturday, October 27. We’ll car-pool from St. Michael’s at 8 a.m. to St. John’s (about an hour) and celebrate a 10:00 am Morning Prayer before heading off on a loop hike around Breakneck Pond, about four miles total over Central Park-like terrain. Weather permitting! Contact John Stickney if you’re game to worship/trek.
Tour guides are available every Sunday after the10:00 am service to speak about the the Church’s history and interior design. The guide for eachSunday will be located near the pulpit; if you would like a tour, just ask.
Baptisms at St. Michael’s are joyful, important events for the whole community. Babies, children, teenagers, adults of all ages who have not yet been baptized are invited to become part of the family of God–full members of Christ’s Church. St. Michael’s will offer the sacrament of Holy Baptism at the10:00 am service on Sunday, November 11. There will be a baptism preparation session on Thursday, November 1 from 6:00-7:00 pm in the Lower Sacristy. If you or your child would like to be baptized, please let one of the clergy know.
Thanks to those who make hospitality hour possible after our 10:00 am Sunday service: Bentley MacLeod, Janet Currie, Patience Madukife, and Grace Madukife-Weiss.
Saturday Kitchen Thanks
We continue to thank our loyal, caring and hard-working volunteers, and Whole Foods (Columbus at 97th), Trader Joe’s, and St. Francis Food Pantries and