Church News

Rainbow Initiative Forum on June 9

The IWC (Immigrant Welcoming Congregations ministry) is hosting a forum on June 9 about the Rainbow Initiative of Episcopal Migration Ministries, part of a national church program. Last year, St. Michael’s/San Miguel joined the brand-new Rainbow Initiative as a founding congregation.

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A Different Pace: Toward Sabbath in Summer

Rest is vital to physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Teachings on sabbath and rest appear in many ancient myths and teachings, including those of the Hebrew Scriptures. In Genesis, God sets the very example for all of creation: create>care>commune>celebrate>REST. The command to observe sabbath, which comes as #4 of the Big Ten (Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.), is not just for the group or person receiving the command directly. It is for anyone and everything in the earth – all who labor, including the animals, and even the land itself.

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Outreach & Justice Sewing Project

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Bellingham, WA, has invited St. Michael’s to participate in an intriguing project. A group from that church (and many others) is sewing small pouches for houseless folks which they can wear around their necks and protect important receipts and documents from weather, loss or theft.

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Upcoming Forum: General Convention

Have you ever wondered how the Episcopal Presiding Bishop is elected? Do you know how policies are established in the Episcopal Church that affect us here at St. Michael’s? Please join a first-time Deputy to Convention representing ECWO and four-time attendee to past General Conventions on Sunday, May 26, at 10:15 am in the Nativity Hall to learn more about the workings of General Convention.

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Trinity Sunday, Broadway Night & a Look Back

Trinity Sunday, May 26, marks the last Sunday of the choir season this year. The St. Michael’s Singers will lead the 9:00 am service with a rhythmic, fast-paced offertory anthem by the Brazilian composer Ernani Aguiar (as well as a classic communion anthem by Mozart), while the Saints & Singers Choir will sing an arrangement of “Mothering God, you gave me birth,” with words by Julian of Norwich. The choir season won’t truly wrap up, however, until Broadway Night on May 31 and June 1. Buy your tickets on Sunday between services or at the door. We can’t wait to “Raise You Up!”

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