As of March 11, St. Michael's is taking extreme measures of caution due to the spread of the coronavirus. We will not be gathering for in person Sunday worship at least through June 10. Any gatherings that take place in the church are cancelled until further notice. As members of the Body of Christ, we have taken these steps out of concern for our collective well being. We will update this site daily as we move through this time of uncertainty together.
Please know that Beth is available for pastoral calls or video chats during this time of separation. She would be more than happy to listen and pray with you if you're experiencing fears, enduring isolation, and asking about God's role in all of this.
Until further notice, we will do our best to gather virtually for worship. Please click here for all current offerings, including a link to Sunday worship.
Sunday Morning Coffee Hour
Time: Beginning May 10, Sundays at 10 AM
Join Zoom Meeting here.
To Dial in: +1 301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 895 7043 6474
Living Faith Book Study
Following discussions on the prophetic witness of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, we will engage in a group study and discussion of Living Faith: How Faith Inspires Social Justice, by Curtiss Paul DeYoung. This text explores the witness of three modern prophetic voices, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Malcolm X, and Aung San Suu Kyi. This group will gather on Zoom Mondays at 5PM throughout the month of June. All are welcome to join in the conversation.
For those who would like a virtual check-in, there are two weekly opportunities to “see” others and pray together. Beginning April 1, these offerings will be available on Wednesday evenings at 8 PM and Thursday afternoons at 12 PM. You may participate in these gatherings through Zoom video conferencing, or by calling in on a telephone. More comprehensive instructions on how to participate may be found here.
Please continue to check in on one another in the many organic ways in which you’ve already been doing this. Phone calls, emails, text messages, and snail mail are all important ways to let one another know we remain connected, despite forced distancing protocols.
This section is intended to be a lifeline – both of ideas children will enjoy, as well as an opportunity to guide them through conversations about exactly what is happening and where God is in all of it. Each week we update these resources to have at your disposal.
Since the onset of COVID-19, St. Michael's has been fortunate to be able to make meaningful donations to organizations that are working most closely with those who are vulnerable in our community. The Mission and Outreach Committee moved to quickly donate to Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing's (APAH) resident emergency fund, Arlington Food Assistance Center's (AFAC) efforts to fill the warehouse, and emergency funds for Doorways for Women and Families and Arlington Street People's Assistance Network.
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O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Book of Common Prayer, p. 815)