St. Michael’s Church invites you to a celebration of new members on Sunday, June 4. Breakfast and conversation in the Gray Lounge at 9:00 am. Official welcome and blessing in the 10:00 am Holy Eucharist. Please RSVP to Andrea Dedmon at 212-222-2700, ext. 27 or at email@example.com.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Youth Sunday Potluck BBQ on June 11
Youth Sunday is June 11, when we celebrate the youth of St. Michael’s as they lead the 10 a.m. service. Afterwards, we will kick off summer with a festive potluck BBQ. It’s sure to be a glorious day! Please plan to join us on June 11and help with the potluck BBQ by bringing food to share and volunteering to help. We will be feeding the entire congregation, and everyone’s participation is needed! Stay tuned for information regarding volunteer sign-up and food donations. Questions? Please contact our Youth Sunday BBQ Chairs: Jordan Hutnak (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Tamara Smith (email@example.com).
CareerSearchers: Interview Preparation
Want to be at your best at that all-important interview? One of the keys to success at interviews is preparation. Executive coach Kris Ishibashi will lead a workshop on how to prepare for interviews. We meet Tuesday, May 23 at 7:00 pm in the Library.
Spring Bible Study: Isaiah — Reimagining God as Healing Mystery
Beginning Wednesday, April 26 through May 31, join Mother Leigh at 7:00 pm in the Gray Lounge to hear the comfort of God’s Spirit and grow in your spiritual understanding with the prophet Isaiah. Come explore how servanthood becomes the pathway to compassion and deeper growth in God with Stephen Cook’s Conversations with Scripture: 2 Isaiah. Prophets speak honestly about what is going on in their day and wrestle with those issues in the context of their faith, reminding us that faith is not irrelevant—it has a meaningful word to proclaim to our world. Isaiah’s theme of God’s mystery and hiddenness has been a powerful resource for Jewish theologians wrestling with the Holocaust. (This week’s reading: Isaiah 56-60).
Tribute to Scott Joplin at St. Michael’s Cemetery, May 27at 2:00 pm
On Saturday, May 27 at 2:00 pm, St. Michael’s Cemetery will hold its annual tribute to composer Scott Joplin, who was interred in the cemetery in April of 1917. The concert will feature the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, today’s foremost ragtime ensemble. After the concert, a ceremony will be held at the gravesite to install a memorial bench to further honor the composer. The bench was paid for by admirers of Joplin’s music, fans from the U.S., Canada, Italy and Japan. The afternoon includes a free BBQ open to the public. For more information and directions to the cemetery, visit www.stmichaelscemetery.com or contact Ed Horn at 718-278-3240.
Pledge2Pray: “Come Holy Spirit: Thy Kingdom Come” — May 25 – June 3
“Some days I find that prayer comes easily. On others, it’s a struggle. But I’m always mindful that prayer – the act of meeting with God in conversation, silence, longing – is not just another thing we do. It’s the breath that sustains us… the place where change begins.” —Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. We live in challenging times and sometimes it is hard to know how to pray. But just as the apostles waited and prayed together following Jesus’ ascension, so too you are invited by the Anglican Communion to participate in Pledge2Pray — to join Christians across the world and pledge to pray each day that our world be enlivened, excited, and enriched by that same Holy Spirit whom the disciples received on Pentecost. “Come Holy Spirit: Thy Kingdom Come” expresses our need and desire for the healing presence of Christ in the ‘in-between’ places where we find ourselves today. Additional information and resources available at the back of the church or online on our website.
Our 210th Anniversary Year
2017 marks our 210th anniversary as a congregation! Throughout the rest of this year, we will be highlighting particular events and characters of St Michael’s history in forums, writing, and other media. Give thanks for the gift of our legacy, and pray for our future as we seek to live out our calling in this place. For more information about how we are marking the 210th year, and/or to be involved in the 210 Committee, contact Jeannie Terepka, archivist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming in June: SAVE THE DATES
June 2: Men’s Spiritual Wake-up
June 4: Pentecost and Baptisms
June 4: New Members Welcome
June 7: Last Pasta Dinner of the season and last Youth Choir rehearsals
June 9: Youth Talent Night &
June 11: Youth Sunday
June 22-23: NEHA Conference