Celebrating over 70 years as a nurturing spiritual community in Christ Jesus, from which we go forth and serve God by the power of the Holy Spirit.
We Welcome Our New Rector, Rev. Beth Magill
God has answered our prayers! The Vestry and Search Committee are overjoyed to announce that the Rev. Beth Magill will begin her call as 7th Rector of St. Michael's on Sunday, December 10.
A native of Alexandria, Beth grew up as a member of Christ Church in Old Town. Beth attended William & Mary as an undergrad, receiving a BA in Sociology. Soon after, she attended Yale University for her Masters of Divinity and Diploma of Anglican Studies. Ordained in 2009, Beth's first call took her to the Diocese of Texas where she first served as an Associate at St. David's in Austin, then as Missioner to the University of Texas, and then as Missioner for Congregational Initiatives. Click to learn more about Rev. Beth Magill
The Rev. Beth Magill, 7th Rector of St. Michael's
Sow Bountifully in 2018
"The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully." 2 Corinthians 9:6
In the 2018 Sow Bountifully Stewardship Campaign we seek to buld a solid financial base for next year's Mission Spending Plan (budget). Learn more on our Stewardship page.
Please make your pledge by Sun., Nov. 26. Pledge cards can be placed in the collection plate on Sundays, or can be mailed to or dropped off at the office. Need a pledge card? Download it here. You may also email your pledge information to the Parish Office, or make a pledge online.
A Parish in Transition On Nov. 13, Senior Warden Karen Ruff and Search Committee Chair Mick Sutter announced that the Rev. Beth Magill had accepted a call to serve as Rector of St. Michael's Episcopal Church. Click here to read their letter to the parish.
This Sunday at St. Michael's
8:00 AMHoly Eucharist II 9:00 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM Children's Chapel 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist II
Make a Difference: Dedicate Altar Flowers Altar flowers can be dedicated as memorials of thanksgiving, in memory of, or in honor of parishioners, and requested dedications are placed in the weekly service bulletin. A suggested donation of $45 helps defray the cost of flowers and other altar supplies that enhance our worship. Click here to make an altar flowers dedication.
It is time for the Salvation Army Angel Tree! This beloved program provides new clothing and toys to needy children in Arlington. Thanks to your generosity over the years, many Arlington children have been surprised with wonderful gifts on Christmas Day. The Angel Tree will be on display in the parish hall starting Sun., Nov. 19. Please choose an Angel tag from the tree and sign your tag out on the sign-out sheet. Please purchase NEW items only and leave all gifts unwrapped. You may include gift cards but due to allergies, no food please. All gifts are due back to the parish hall by Sun., Dec. 3. Questions? Please contact Lisa Harkins.
Coming Up Nov. 16: Rebecca Guild, 1 PM
Nov. 19: Apple bagging, 9 and 11:15 AM
Nov. 26: Advent Wreath making, 11:15 AM
Dec. 1: A-SPAN Dinner Service, 5:30 PM
Dec. 3: Due date for Angel Tree gifts
Dec. 7: XYZ, 12:30 PM
MFIF Update We have now passed the last remaining Arlington County inspection for work done as part of our Capital Campaign. This marks the completion of work portion of the Capital Campaign! Many thanks to everyone that participated in this activity. The time, talent and treasure you provided during Moving Forward in Faith are evident throughout the Church and the Rectory. Click to learn more about the successful wrap up of MFIF.
In the latest Guardian (Nov. 14) This issue includes our New Rector, Stewardship campaign, November Mission & Outreach collections, events during Advent...and more