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Book Group, date to be determined! The book is Yesterday, I Cried by Iyanla Vanzant
Bestselling author Iyanla Vanzant has had an amazing and difficult life — one of great challenges that unmasked her wonderful gifts and led to wisdom gained.

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June 15, 2017. Safety in Numbers

These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed him. (Matthew 10:2-4)

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The Choir Sings Cocco!

“Three Folds of the Cloth,” written by Choir Director Maggie Cocco fro Trinity Sunday and performed by the Choir.

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MARE Youth Feature, June

Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) works to find forever families for children. This month we feature Latasha.

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June 4, 2017. The Church’s Pagan Problem

During a road trip with a broken CD player, the only radio stations we could pick up were “country” or “Christian”. The rule was we had to stay on that station until it faded out….

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May 25. The Human Need for Division

Jesus’ words to The Father: “That they may all be one” barely leave his lips before they are disproven by the world. Judas betrays him, Peter denies him; the disciples are thrown into disunion.

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Book Group, June 17

Quarterly Book Group, Saturday, June 17 at 10:00 a.m. in the Lounge.
The book is Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Krueger.

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St. Michael’s Feast Day Festival, Sept 24

Come and Play, Come and Pray, Celebrate St. Michael’s Feast Day!
Sunday, September 24, 12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., closing with Evening Prayer

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Listen to recordings of Sunday morning sermons.

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It Takes Two to Skinner an Organ: Concert Replay

Concert Replay: It Takes Two to Skinner an Organ
Featuring Organists Eric Miller and Robert Foster
Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

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MARE Youth Feature, April

Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange works to find forever families for children. This month, we feature Kevin.

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A furnished apartment for a new family

We got the call on April 10 that a family was coming and we were challenged to have their apartment furnished and ready for them on April 11.

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April 13, 2017: The cross did not have to happen.

How do you think about Good Friday? Is Jesus’ death an unfortunate accident? Did Jesus die on the cross to atone for the sins of the whole world, past, present and to come? Was he a scapegoat who carried our

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April 12, 2017. A New Commandment

“Maundy” Thursday in the Episcopal Church and other Anglican churches is the beginning of a three-day recalling and retelling of the foundations of our faith. The retelling starts with the last supper, then moves to the Crucifixion, and then finishes with the Passover of the Lord at the Great Vigil of Easter. It is one liturgy spanning three days. A truly awe inspiring time in the church year.

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April 7, 2017. Palm Sunday: The Ashes of Human Ambition

How many of you know that the ashes put on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday come from burned palms that were used at the liturgy for the last Palm Sunday? Those ashes call us to repentance, but what are repenting?

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March 27, 2017.  Evening prayer during Holy Week

Morning and Evening Prayer were originally conceived in the Book of Common Prayer as the primary services for each day, including Sunday. It is based on a monastic practice of keeping the hours. Thomas Cranmer, ever the monastic, incorporated Morning and Evening prayer (“Matins” and “Vespers”) as the standard form of worship for the Church in England.

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March 20, 2017. The importance of Holy Week

While Christmas may get more hype and attention these days, Holy Week was celebrated for centuries before the Feast of the Nativity. The ritual celebration of Our Lord’s triumphal entrance into Jerusalem, the celebration of the first Eucharist and the “Novum Maundatum”, the “New Mandate” to “Love others as you have loved me” at the foot washing, from the hearing of the passion Jesus and recitation of the collect at Good Friday pleading with God to set the cross and passion of His son between His judgment and our souls and then the next night saying the ancient prayers and lessons of the Passover of the Lord in darkness and the proclamation of Easter sung amidst blinding light, bells and hymnody for The Great Vigil of Easter, provides for us a way to experience God in a way like no other.

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Week 3.   The dream

I do not regularly get dreams or visions. I’m more of a rational, concrete evidence kind of guy. So, when God visits in that thin spiritual place between sleeping and waking, between dark and dawn, between the spiritual and the concrete, I tend to pay attention.

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Week 2.    Heritage: The Rear View Mirror

A Gary Larson cartoon once had a picture of a gigantic eye framed by the rear view mirror of a car.  The caption read “Objects in mirror are larger than they appear.” A friend had of mine had this message printed and taped to the bathroom mirrors at his church: “Objects in mirror are smaller than they appear.”  As we all know from crime and courtroom dramas on TV and movies, what one sees is open to interpretation.

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Week 1.    In the beginning

I am Father Ed Hunt, and I will be working with you during this interim time so that your next Rector will enter a parish which is focused, healthy, and committed to a shared future.

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Summer Study Series

Richard Simonds has offered to lead a summer series entitled Christianity and World Religions: Wrestling with Questions People Ask.
The series is authored by Adam Hamilton. The Spiritual Journey Programs are open to everyone.

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MARE Youth Feature, March

Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange works to find forever families for children. This month, we feature Kenneth.

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Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care Committee helps to ease the pain and anxiety of St. Michael’s parishioners. The Committee meets each Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. to pray for all on the prayer list, send post cards and follow-up telephone calls.

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Weekly Parish Newsletter

Read the Weekly Parish Newsletter, published each Sunday.

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Thrift Shop Outreach

Thank you for shopping with us!
Your purchase enables us to contribute to many local charities.
Come in and find your next treasure!

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The Rev. Edward Hunt is our Interim Rector.

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Music in the Woods, 2016-2017

Music in the Woods 2016-2017 Concert Series
First Sunday of each month at 3:00 p.m.
Freewill contributions support the artists and the music program at St. Michael’s.

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Preparing to help a family resettle

St. Michael’s and partner church Grosse Pointe Congregational have collected enough furniture and other items to furnish a two-bedroom apartment. The furniture is in storage, as we await the time when we will be able to welcome a refugee family to their new home and new life.

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The Little Thrift Shop

Sales Room open: Wednesdays & Fridays, 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., and the fourth Sunday of each month after both services. What treasures will you find?

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Spirit of Hope Soup Kitchen

Spirit of Hope Soup Kitchen: The Outreach Committee sponsors this ministry on the first Saturday several months each year.

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Thank You from Crossroads

St. Michael’s staffs the Soup Kitchen at Crossroads each year on July 4th weekend.

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Click the icon on the home page to enter the e-giving site and make your secure online contribution to St. Michael’s.

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Vestry Meeting Notes, June 6

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Grosse Pointe Woods Vestry Meeting June 6, 2016 Prayer (Reinhold Niebuhr) O God, who has made us creatures of time, so that every tomorrow is unknown country, and every decision a venture in faith: Grant us,

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A Brief Overview of Transition Ministry

A Brief Overview of Transition Ministry Calling new clergy is a process of mutual discernment, engaged in by the congregation and the clergy candidates, in partnership with the Bishop and the Bishop’s Office. This exciting time of seeking the best

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Contact Us

Location and Contact Information about the parish

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Grosse Pointe Partners–Habitat for Humanity

St. Michael’s is a member of Habitat for Humanity Grosse Pointe Partners

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St. Michael’s ministers to our community in many ways.

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Refugee Project

Former Kosovo refugee Hazbije Dullovi says “it’s so difficult to put into words” what Bill and Genny Davenport mean to her and her family.

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Support Groups

St. Michael’s is the meeting place for several community support groups, including Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Alzheimer’s Support Group for Families

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Relief Care

Relief Care: If you are the primary caregiver and are in need of respite, two organizations that may be able to assist you are the United Way and Visiting Nurses Association.

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Good communication is critically important to the life of our congregation. As the generational make-up of our congregation continues to become more diverse, it is important to communicate in a variety of ways.

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Liberian Eyeglass Campaign

St. Michael’s parishioner Magdalene Hanson has a very special outreach that crosses continents. A native of Liberia, Ms. Hanson, along with her husband, Al and their children, fled from their home country in June of 1990 due to the bloody civil war taking place there.

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Crossroads Food Pantry

St. Michael’s supports the food pantry at Crossroads and staffs the Soup Kitchen every year on the 4th of July weekend.

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Sunday Services

Worship forms the bedrock of our faith community, with Holy Eucharist being our principal act of worship. Our main services of worship are on Sunday morning at 8:00 am and 10:30 am.

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Staff and contact information

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Thank You!!

Thank you!! The Skinner 705 Fund Raising Committee would like to thank all those who supported the fund raising, restoration and installation of the Ernest M. Skinner Opus 705 pipe organ.  We could not have accomplished this amazing goal without your

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Quilting and Fiber Arts Group

We are a group of quilters and fiber crafters that meet bi-weekly (except on holiday weekends) from 9-11am in either Yeoman Hall or the Church School Activity room. We work on some charity projects and some of our own. Any craft is welcome (quilting, knitting, crochet, etc.). We also are willing to teach or help anyone who wants to learn.

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Jane’s Walk GP

Jane’s Walk GP: A place to find peace and spiritual guidance. A place to ease your mind and refresh your spirit…one step at a time.

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Faith Communities Coalition on Foster Care

The Faith Communities Coalition on Foster Care aims to connect congregations and social service agencies to share knowledge and partner to alleviate the suffering of children in foster care.

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Adult Choir

Our musical background is rooted in traditional Episcopal hymnody, as well as more modern gospel and spirituals, with the choir helping to lead hymns and liturgical music. The Adult Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in the Choir Room.

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Church School

Our Church School is an inclusive community of children and adults led by parishioners, both parents and non-parents. Our vision of Church School is of a place where love abounds, where children and youth gain a deeper understanding of God in a space where they are free to question and explore their faith.

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Youth Group

Our youth group is a comprised of youth, 6th -12th grades, exploring their faith through social events, social action work, fundraising events, and diocesan youth events. The youth ministry program provides opportunities for young people to come together in a Christian environment in fellowship with other youth to grow in spiritual formation, explore their questions, and develop leadership within the church.

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Youth and Young Adults

St. Michael’s Youth and Young Adult (Ya-Ya Ministry) seeks to serve all of God’s children where they are in their faith journeys and life experiences.

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Expense Reimbursement   Room Request Form   For all Youth Group events, students and visitors will need to have on file at the church: A Permission Form/registration for the event Youth Group Registration Form   A completed Scholarship application, as

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Youth Group Forms

For all Youth Group events, students and visitors will need to have on file at the church: A Permission Form/registration for the event Youth Group Registration Form   A completed Scholarship application, as needed Youth Group Scholarship Application Form

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Amazon Affiliates Program

Purchases made through the parish’s Amazon Affiliates page will provide St. Michael’s with a percentage of your purchases (ranging from about 8-12%, depending on the items).  Helping us in this endeavor is simple:  Just click on the Amazon link and our Amazon Affiliates page will open. If you are on ordering online, please go to our Amazon Affiliates page and see if those items are available there.

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Welcome to St.Michael’s!

Welcome, Newcomer! We are glad you are here!
Find out about our faith community.

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How to Join

Becoming a Member of St. Michael’s Q:  How does one become a member of St. Michael’s? A:  Becoming a member of our parish is actually quite simple.  All you have to do is show up for Sunday worship, and register the

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A Brief History of St. Michael’s:
–From Farmland to Suburb
–Christ Church gives birth to St. Michael’s
–Rectors and Assisting Clergy

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Who Leads Us

Who Leads Us? Q:  Who is in charge of St. Michael’s Church? A:  In the Episcopal Church leadership of the local congregation is a responsibility shared by the priest, the elected lay leaders, and the members in general.  We Episcopalians believe

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How We Serve

How Do We Serve? In August 2003 our parish leadership adopted the following Mission Statement: Inspired by worship, Christian education and fellowship through our extended family in Christ, we will reach out to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ

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The Little Thrift Shop

St. Michael’s Little Thrift Shop is a consignment/resale shop, the proceeds of which benefit St. Michael’s outreach ministry to local charities. The shop is open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 3 pm and on Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm. Items are received from consignors on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

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Episcopal Church Women

The ECW of St. Michael’s offers a program of devotions, study, fellowship, and outreach to the women of the church. It is governed by an executive board and a group of committee chairs that meet once a month. The general meetings feature a guest speaker, and may take place at noon with a luncheon or in the evening with refreshments. The ECW Guilds are open to all women. Each guild has its own unique style, and women are free to choose the one best suited to them.

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