The church is not closed. The church is open, we have simply dispersed into the world! Our buildings are not currently open for in person use. We are currently gathering for Sunday worship on-line.
Parish Survey on Regathering
We are in the process of submitting an application that would allow us to begin gathering outdoors at St. Michael’s. We have a sense of what is feasible to make gathering in person possible, but we need your input to move forward. Please take five minutes to complete this survey, which will guide our process of going forward.
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
Practicing Center Prayer
Have you ever thought of trying Centering Prayer or Christian meditation but it seemed too difficult? Maybe you have tried it and found it actually was too difficult? Or maybe you were drawn to it, but knew you couldn’t squeeze it into your day. Now is the perfect time to give it a try! In this 6-week introduction to Christian contemplation, Laurie Denton will lead us in Centering Prayer and introduce other Christian meditation methods that can supplement or substitute for Centering Prayer. Each hourlong session will begin with a brief presentation, followed by a 20-minute guided Centering Prayer practice, with time to share experiences and observations at the close.
For those who would like a virtual check-in, please join our weekly opportunity to “see” others and pray together on Wednesday evenings at 8 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 for children and parents. Included in this section are ideas children will enjoy, as well as resources that will assist in guiding children through conversations about exactly what is happening and where God is in all of it.
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)
Please print out several Bingo cards to play multiple games. As possible, print different cards for each member of your family. Have a writing implement or marker available to follow along in real time.
Join this family friendly game with fellow parishioners on Zoom:
Sunday, July 5 at 4:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82123768808
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