We especially pray for Mary Ellen, Kelley, Linda, Barry, Fannie, JC, Bridgett, Samantha, Janice, Chalita, Joseph, Michael, Marilyn, Nancy, Lorenzo family, Walt, Collaco family, Colette, Amy Hunt Hodel, Alan, Betty & Arlene Baldwin, Glen, John, Vernon and Debbie, Patrick & Jack Kennedy, Robert & Cathy Steuber, Tommy, Willie.
All meetings suspended until further notice.
9am - noon
closed on Fridays
When visiting us, please ensure you wear a mask and respect social distancing guidelines. Mahalo!
Holy Week and Easter
Our observation of Holy Week and the celebration of the resurrection will soon be upon us. While the world and our circumstances related to the pandemic can change at any time, we are beginning our planning efforts now with the assumption that our current worship guidelines and precautions will still be in place. This presents us with at least three challenges – one, we will not be able to follow some of our customary rituals and observances as we have in years past; two, we will need more time to prepare for our worship, and three, we will need to be flexible to accommodate any change that might come our way. As of now, here is our worship schedule:
March 28: Palm Sunday, Holy Eucharist at 9am and 10: 30am. It is our hope to bless the palms as is our custom; however, we will not have any form of procession.
March 29: Holy Monday, Holy Eucharist at 7am.
March 30: Holy Tuesday, Holy Eucharist at 7am.
March 31: Holy Wednesday, Holy Eucharist at 7am.
April 1: Maundy Thursday, Holy Eucharist at 6pm. As of now, we will be unable to participate in the ritual foot washing, and there will not be a vigil.
April 2: Good Friday, Worship at noon.
April 4: Easter Sunday, Holy Eucharist at 9am and 10:30am (As of now, we are not planning an Easter Vigil service).
In order to assist and support our planning, we will continue to use our reservation system; all those who wish to attend any of the above services are urged to contact Loretta as soon as possible. This is important for all the services, but especially so for Easter Sunday. We will need as much time as possible to adjust our Easter worship to accommodate all who wish to be with us. We will continue to keep the parish advised as to developments and our planning, so please keep an eye out for updated announcements!
On the First Sunday of Easter, April 11, our diocesan bishop, the Rt. Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick, will be making his annual visit to St. Michael and All Angels. In addition to attending to some administrative matters, Bishop Fitzpatrick will celebrate and preach during our 9am and 10:30am services. While current guidelines will unfortunately not allow for a fellowship hour or an opportunity to socialize, this remains an important opportunity to welcome our bishop and connect with him in worship. As always, we will be using our reservation system to organize the services. Please contact Loretta as soon as possible to let her know that you will be joining us!
Every other Saturday, high school seniors gather in our kitchen/parish hall and prepare over 150 breakfast burritos which we then deliver to the houseless community at Lydgate Park, and they accomplish all this with a cost of less than $250 an outing! Interested in being a part of this ministry? See Sue Macklin or Father Andrew to volunteer, and we always welcome financial support! Please make your check payable to “St. Michael and All Angels” and include “Island Eats” on the notation line of the check. Thank you!