Paths Towards Discipleship
Acolytes are those who carry the crosses, candles, and other items in procession, and who help in a number of important ways throughout the service. If you are interested in acolyte training, please contact Nicole Harrison. Becoming an acolyte is a great way to get involved and to learn more about Episcopal worship.
The Altar guild is a vital force behind all church services – from Eucharist services to weddings and funerals, and any other special services performed in the church. In addition to cleaning, dusting and ordering supplies, we also prepare the Altar for the Eucharist. Being a part of the Altar guild is an honor that all of our members feel blessed in which to be a part. Many of our wonderful ladies have served the Altar guild for decades. We would like to see some new members join our guild. Believe me, you will feel the same blessings we all do every time we prepare the Altar for worship. For more information contact Julie Wilson.
Daughters of the King
The Order of the Daughters of the King (DOK) is a spiritual sisterhood of women who have made a life-long vow of prayer, service, and personal evangelism. Each daughter is dedicated to the extension of God’s Kingdom and to the strengthening of the spiritual life of her parish. Please contact Genny Sharpe for more information.
Eucharistic Ministers assist the priest in administering Holy Communion. E-mail our vicar if you are interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister.
Eucharistic Visitors assist the priest in visiting and bringing Holy Communion to homebound members of our church family. E-mail our vicar if you are interested in becoming a Eucharistic Visitor or if you would like to receive Eucharistic Visitation.
Education for Ministry (EfM)
Our EfM group at St. Michael’s is underway! We are studying and gathering together each week to discuss what we’ve read and to reflect on how God is working in our lives. Our purpose is to find what God is calling us to do, and determine how best to carry it out! To learn more or join this group please email our vicar.
The Music Ministry at St. Michael and All Angels’ is a welcoming and vibrant part of our church. With three choirs that alternately provide music at our 10:30 service, there is variety within the music at our church, and a place for everyone. We are a singing congregation, open to all types of music, and many of our members have participated in one of our choirs over the years.
All Saints’ Parish Choir: A traditional church choir, the Parish Choir is made up of men, women, and youth who prepare a variety of choral pieces together, including hymn arrangements, spirituals, and new compositions for choir. The Parish Choir practices weekly on Thursday evenings (5:30-6:45pm), and leads worship two Sundays each month, typically the 2nd and 4th Sundays.
Praise Choir: A contemporary choir, the Praise Choir includes both singers and instrumentalists who perform music of praise that is more popular or folk-like in style. They bring an upbeat energy as they lead worship once a month, typically the 3rd Sunday. The Praise Choir practices Wednesdays at 5pm, twice a month.
Remiel’s Ringers Bell Choir: A small group of enthusiastic ringers, the bell choir brings a special sparkle to worship when they perform each month, typically on the 1st Sunday. Made up of both veteran ringers and newbies alike, the bell choir is a wonderful place to feel part of a group where every person (and every bell) is needed! The bell choir practices on Thursday evenings from 7-8pm.
All of our choirs are thrilled to welcome new members—no expertise or experience required! Come and help us sing/play/ring God’s praises!
Questions? Contact Brian McCarthy, Music Director.
Teams of Lay Caregivers (TLC)
TLC cares for the sick and homebound. TLC meets once a month to plan visits, calls, and sends cards to at-home members. No experience required, only the willingness to give your gift of “presence.” Please email Donna Andreo if you are interested.
Quilters of SMAA
The Quilters of St. Michael learn the art of quilting and work on projects serving SMAA congregation and the wider world. Current projects include: baptism quilts, Quilts of Valor for veterans, and quilts for the Boys’ Home of Virginia. The Quilters meet on the first Wednesday of each month. For more information, please email Libby Law.
The Archives Committee continues the work of the preservation of the records relating to the operation and activities of St. Michael and All Angels’ Episcopal Church. Volunteers work on a flexible schedule. If you are interested in record keeping, contact Libby Law or Lynda Wyman