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LENT 2020

Volume XXXII Number I

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George Baldwin

ASSISTANT CHANCELLORS Dianna Bowen Margaret Spellings

Richard D'Antoni Jane Greene


Louise Griffeth Hallie Lawrence


Lipscomb Senior Warden


Kyle Moore


Ellerman Junior Warden

Oden Warden-at-Large

Stacey Malcolmson John McFarland, Jr. Steve McKenney Anna Paccone Darrel Rice Erica Sartain




Wilson Chancellor

Kelley Treasurer

Stuart Brown Janice Bywaters Barry Hancock Jeff Kilpatrick Stacey Malcolmson Andy McRoberts Grady Schleier Jim Smith Chris Wiley

Brown Clerk


STEWART Thomas President


Stewart Thomas, President


Katherine Blachly

Larry Galvin, Treasurer


Tony Briggle 2026

Peggy Carr, Secretary


Nita Clark 2026


Joe Colonnetta


Eric Conner 2026

Peggy Carr 2022

Dare Gillette 2022


David Martin 2022

The Rev. Dr. Christopher Girata, Rector

Tamara O'Connor


Kathy Kelley, Saint Michael Treasurer

Stewart Thomas


Anna Paccone, Vestry Representative

Harriet Cousins


Larry Galvin 2024 Allen Lassiter 2024


Matt Waller 2024



SAINT MICHAEL STAFF Monica Awbrey Rob Baber Ross Badgett Julia Dietz Beckel Katherine Bowen Dianne Boyd Rev. Kenneth H. Brannon Justin Brooks Robert Butler Nozar Daryapayma Kathy Davis Jill Delabano Hannah Fisher Bonita Frederick Rev. Dr. Christopher D. Girata Steven Haal Patricia Hale-Siedler Rev. Canon Michael Harmuth Dr. Margaret (Meg) Harper Travis Harvey Rev. Amy Heller Carol Hicks Diane Hollie Angelia Hunter Madelyn Ivy Adam Jones Rev. Robert (Bob) Johnston III Susan Kalen Cheryl Kaschak Elizabeth Keogh Tiffany LaMotte Rev. Mary Lessmann Rev. Dr. Eric J. Liles Chris Love Caroline Marak Santos Martinez Amy McMahan Christi Morrow Chase Monson Tricia Morris Rev. Dr. Hiltrude Nusser-Telfer Collen O'Hara Darla Osterhaut Rev. Greg Pickens Edgar Porras Owen Reid Marco Reyes Monica Rosser Jonathan Ryan Elsa SanJuan Rev. Robert A. Scott Dollie Smith Rev. Canon René Somodevilla Celise Stephenson Tish Visinsky Regan Wallace

Assistant Choirmaster Director of Finance Mgr of Electronic Communication Music Administrator Asst. to Pastoral Care Asst. to Worship & Liturgy Vice Rector Director of Contemporary Music Assistant Director of Facilities Director of Facilities Childcare Asst. to CFM & Youth Ministries Asst. to Adult Formation & Parish Events Weekend Receptionist Rector Director of Communications Youth Intern Priest Associate for Worship Associate Director of Music & Organist Graphic Design & Production Priest Associate for Worship Extended Care Director Receptionist Accountant Asst. Dir. of Children & Family Ministry AVL & Technology Manager Associate for Contemporary Worship Executive Asst. to the Rector Accountant SMES Admissions & Community Relations Coord. Director of Youth Ministry Associate for Spiritual Growth Associate for Formation Bookshop Manager Stewardship Manager Sexton SMES Head of School Mission & Outreach Coordinator Asst. Director of Youth Ministry Director of SMES Priest Associate for Pastoral Care Executive Director of Operations Accountant Associate for Pastoral Care Sexton Organ Scholar Sexton Special Assistant to the Rector Director of Music & Organist Sexton Associate for Worship & Liturgy Sexton Priest Associate for Worship Database Manager, Parish Records Director of Parish Life Director of Children & Family Ministries (CFM)

2020 VESTRY Jay Lipscomb John Ellerman Blair Oden Kathy Kelley Scott Wilson Ginger Brown

Senior Warden Junior Warden Warden-at-Large Treasurer Chancellor Clerk

George Baldwin, Jane Greene, Kyle Moore, Anna Paccone, Hallie Lawrence, Stacey Malcolmson, Steve McKenney, Richard D'Antoni, Louise Griffeth, John McFarland, Jr., Darrel Rice, Erica Sartain

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John McFarland, Tricia Stewart, Kay Whelan Terry Demler, J.C. Snead, Scott Wilson Michael Blachly, Mary Henderson, Kelly Nichols Reddell alternates: Ed Blessing, Katherine Blachly, Ross Vick Heather Lorch, Jack Rubarth, Blair Oden Michael Reddell, David Henderson, Eric Gilmour

FROM the EDITOR In the last issue I wrote of real gratitude—the kind that one realizes during tough times. This time I have writer's block. I've been sitting here contemplating what to write about and I keep staring at the screen. But I think I know why: The last few months life has dealt some real hum-dingers, and I feel that I'm still getting all 32 of my feet back underneath me—and I'm betting there may be others in my readership who relate. Perhaps it's tornado related, a signifiant loss, or something else. So I'm writing to you. The rest of you can go now. Shoo. Nothing to see, just move along.... If life has smacked you with moments that have left you exhausted and reeling, then the first thing I want to say is that it's okay. Sometimes life is really hard. Hard enough that at times you may realize the conversation you're having is actually in your head, with yourself. Or is that just me? Personally speaking, this has been a tough year for my family, with multiple losses of loved ones, a loved one's home, and my father having a stroke. The challenges that quite naturally come out of times like that are significant and shouldn't be taken lightly. What should my response be? Well, if I'm honest with myself, I will be unpacking and working through a few things for a while to come; and that's okay—more than okay. It's appropriate. These moments don't usually just fix themselves. It takes some effort. Chris formerly wrote that gratitude is "a great place to start". And in this issue that gratitude becomes something deeper. Something centered and anchored. He mentions being centered in Lent. Why? How? For what purpose? And what does that have to do with me? Lent leads us to the cross. The cross has power to heal. When we are hurting we may find that God has placed what we need to cope and to find healing. In Lent we are reminded that we are mortal and that we all need the cross. I think it can be easy to gloss over the reality of the meaning of Lent, and simply head to the celebration of Easter—which is great—don't get me wrong...but there is an intended journey to that celebration. Lent is the beginning of that journey. Facing our hurt, and, in honesty and penitence, journeying to the cross can help us in the healing process. On page 7 Chris beckons us to be centered in Lent that we would be able to "launch with energy in to the season of Easter". Saint Michael is blessed to be able to offer many ways to help in that "centering". Check out the guide to all the special parish offerings in Lent, Holy Week and Easter, beginning on page 26. Jump in with me and take part. I think we'll find that the energy Chris speaks of can be just around the corner.




We can choose to find it in every breath.




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LENT In the western church the forty days of Lent extend from Ash Wednesday through Holy Saturday, omitting Sundays. The last three days of Lent are the sacred "Triduum" of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday.






sh Wednesday ushers us into the holy season of Lent, a season that has always been held as a time set apart to prepare our hearts and minds for the annual celebration of Easter. This season, we have a special set of gifts for you as you journey. Over the centuries, Lent has been a chance to take on a special spiritual discipline, but recently those disciplines have looked less and less spiritual. I can remember friends over the years saying that they were giving up caffeine or chocolate, or perhaps they were going to start exercising daily or drinking more water. Although I would never claim to know the mind of God, I’ll go out on a limb and say that I don’t believe God’s overly concerned about our caffeine intake or whether we get to the gym. Instead, I think Lent can be a deeper experience with a bit more intentionality. In the first century, Jesus’s followers would gather each year to celebrate his resurrection. Their celebration was most often held in secret for fear of retaliation, but for those early Christians, that Easter celebration was the most important moment of the year. Yes, they celebrated Jesus’s resurrection, but what made the moment so special was not the celebration itself, but the opportunity to welcome new followers into the Body of Christ through baptism. Easter, for centuries, was the moment when new disciples were fully welcomed into the Church. Fast forward to the 21st century, and the idea that Lent is the main entry point into Christian



discipleship has mostly been lost. Many of us are baptized as babies or as young people, and those baptism moments are often whenever the time is right. We have disconnected baptism from Easter, and for some solid reasons. Yet, Lent can still be an opportunity for us to intentionally prepare ourselves for growth in our discipleship. To start off, I want us all to pray each day in Lent. Prayer is a gift for our souls. Prayer fills us up, renews our spirits, and keeps us properly focused on God. This year, your Saint Michael clergy have prepared a podcast to help you begin or deepen this habit. Each weekday, from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday, your Saint Michael clergy have prepared a simple offering of prayer, scripture reading, and meditation, that you can listen to at a time that works best. The recordings will be available as a podcast or to stream on our website. Daily prayer is not something that most people find easy to do well. My guess is that most of you reading this article like the idea of daily prayer, but don’t quite make it happen. I am beyond sympathetic – life is busy! – but I want to push you to make the time. Each of the daily episodes lasts less than 10 minutes, and we all have 10 minutes to give back to God. Last fall we kept track of moments of grace and gratitude, and this spring, let’s turn those moments into sacred prayer together. In addition to daily prayer in general, I encourage you to focus your prayers on one specific idea: your spiritual gifts. I admit that when I first learned the concept of spiritual gifts, I thought they sounded a bit fluffy. Spiritual giftedness is a complicated matter and one that takes energy. One’s spiritual gifts are not simply worldly skills, nor do they stay

in the realm of potential, but rather an intentional meeting of the two. To put it another way, spiritual gifts are anchored in the grand mystery of God but can be expressed in tangible ways. Here is a quick primer of Spiritual gifts: First, spiritual gifts are not the same as the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit comes to each of us in our faith to support our work, but when we do our work, our own spiritual gifts guide us. Second, spiritual gifts are abilities given by God for the service of others, not human talents. Third, spiritual gifts are the means to achieving a good goal, not the fruits of the process. Finally, spiritual gifts are not offices with the Body of Christ (the church), such as prophet, priest, teacher, or elder. We are all gifted to help bring about God’s kingdom, and the roles we play do not validate our gifts any more or less. Finally, make a commitment to regular worship each weekend with our brothers and sisters. This Lent, the clergy are offering a sermon series titled Reorder the Disorder, a specific look at the ways in which our world influences us toward spiritual disorder. We hope to be transformed by the gospel, and by sticking together and reordering our priorities, we can move forward on the path of discipleship together. My hope is that we will center ourselves in the season of Lent in order to launch with energy into the season of Easter. This year, our preparation will be good for our souls because we will prepare to live out our call to discipleship in new ways that will challenge us, fulfill us, and transform the world around us.




MARCH 11-21

Join Chris Girata for our next family pilgrimage to the Holy Land! This experience is for all

ages 3rd Grade and older. Estimated trip cost is $3K + airfare. Information Session March 1 at Noon Coke Activities Room Registration Opens

I invite you, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a Holy Lent, and I look forward to being with you on the journey!

Online Mon, March 9, 2020 at 9 a.m. You must submit your registration form and deposit to secure a spot.

Stay tuned for more details and be sure to come to the info meeting to learn more!

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Contemporary Music Director, guitarist and lead vocalist Justin Brooks during the inaugural Saint Michael Christmas Eve Jazz service, which was a huge success! See more photos page 38.

CLERGY FULL-TIME CLERGY The Rev. Dr. Christopher D. Girata, Rector The Rev. Kenneth H. Brannon, Vice Rector The Rev. Dr. Eric Liles, Associate for Formation The Rev. Greg Pickens, Associate for Pastoral Care

SUNDAY SERVICES 7:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Rite I (SMC)

PRIEST ON CALL (214) 232-7512

9 a.m. Traditional Worship Rite II (Church)

Main Parish Number (214) 363-5471

9 a.m. Joy: A Children’s Service (SMC) 10 a.m. Sunday Classes

The Rev. Robert A. Scott, Associate for Worship & Liturgy

11 a.m. Traditional Worship Rite I (Church)


11 a.m. Contemporary Worship (Parish Hall)

The Rev. Canon Michael Harmuth, Sunday Assistant

5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer & Eucharist (SMC)

The Rev. Amy Heller, Sunday Assistant

8 p.m. Choral Compline (Church)

The Rev. Bob Johnston, Associate for Contemporary Worship The Rev. Tim Kennedy, Sunday Assistant The Rev. Mary Lessmann, Associate for Spiritual Growth The Rev. Dr. Hiltrude Nusser-Telfer, Pastoral Care Assistant The Rev. Canon René Somodevilla, Pastoral Care Assistant



CONTACTS Jubilee Park & Community Center (214) 887-1364 907 Bank Street Dallas, TX 75223 St. Michael’s Woman's Exchange (214) 521-3862 SMWE FAX (214) 522-1933 5 Highland Park Village Dallas, TX 75205 Episcopal Diocese of Dallas (214) 826-8310 Episcopal Diocese FAX (214) 826-5968 1630 N. Garrett Avenue Dallas, TX 75206

HOW TEDDY BEARS MAKE A DIFFERENCE Madelyn Ivy, Assistant Director of Children and Family Ministries

For some children, fall is a time of fun, family, and plenty of feasting. But for those children who are waiting for a stable, loving home of their own, this time of year is often full of deep anxiety and fear. In a single year, more than 20,000 children living in Dallas County are reported as being abused or neglected. While some of these children are able to remain in their current living situations, others must be removed because these homes are no longer safe for them. Many enter the foster care system and wait as a judge decides upon a safe and permanent home for them. Due to the complexity and often subsequent length of this process, a child may end up having several temporary homes during this time. Such instability and uncertainly can cause some children to have difficulty feeling safe, trusting others,

and building healthy relationships, and it can even leave them feeling uncertain about their identity or personal value. This is where the involvement of Dallas CASA makes an immediate and long-lasting impact. Dallas CASA is a non-profit social service and advocacy agency that works to ensure that children who have been abused or neglected are given a chance to grow into healthy and successful adults. Dallas CASA volunteers are appointed by judges and advocate for the needs and best interests of children who have been abused or neglected, including helping the children to find loving families in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. Presently, over 1,300 volunteers serve more than 3,100 children each year in Dallas County. Dallas CASA volunteers work tirelessly to help ensure that all of the children

in their care find stable and safe homes where they are well cared for and loved. For many children, a CASA volunteer is their only constant during a frightening and inconsistent time. While some children are eventually reunited with their parents or other relatives, others find new homes with adoptive parents. As part of the process of gaining new families and homes, many of the children who have become candidates for adoption must spend time in court rooms as their adoptions are being finalized. For some people, simply being in a court room can stimulate uncertainty or a sense of foreboding. For children hoping to begin a completely new life, such feelings are often exacerbated. That is why Dallas CASA provides a teddy bear or other stuffed animal to each and every child to act as a cuddly and calming companion continued page 14



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2019 COMPASS ROSE SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING Rector Chris Girata and Senior Warden Jay Lipscomb


ondon is a wonderful city to visit any time of the year, but right before Christmas is a truly special time to be there! The ornately-decorated store fronts, glowing “angels of light” hovering over Regent Street, the smell of roasting chestnuts wafting from vendors’ carts on almost every street corner, all help create London’s Christmastime magic. This year’s group from Saint Michael and All Angels attending the Compass Rose Society’s annual meeting had the opportunity to experience London in its pre-Christmas glory … but also so much more. This year’s Compass Rose meeting occurred the week before Thanksgiving and attendees included Chris Girata,



Mary and Russ Lessmann, Christi and Warren Houser, my wife Suzanne and me. After arriving, we were free our first day together to explore London. We visited St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Borough Market, and we toured the Tower of London guided by one of the Tower’s high-ranking “Beefeater” guards. These guards actually live on the Tower premises along with their families, so imagine what incredible games of “hide and seek” their children can play! After touring of the Tower, we ended our first day with a champagne toast at the top of the Shard, one of London’s newest and tallest buildings, while watching the sun setting on the vast expanse of the city lighting up below us. The views were incredible!

The next two days were dedicated to the meeting. The Compass Rose Society is an organization created to financially support the missional work of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Anglican Communion around the world. Members of this Society, including both churches and individuals, provide a significant percentage of the funds available for this work, coming primarily in the form of aid and assistance to many dioceses struggling to survive in some of the world’s most impoverished and war-torn areas. This support brings a glimmer of “hope” to a vast number of people whose living conditions might be considered “hopeless” by most of the world. As a first-time attendee, my eyes were truly opened to the importance of this mission and the contribution the Society makes towards it.

in the United Kingdom. The next Lambeth Conference is set to occur in 2020, and as a result most of our meeting was dedicated to this topic.


Suzanne & Jay Lipscomb, Christi & Warren Houser, Mary & Russ Lessmann, and Chris Girata

In addition to the Archbishop of Canterbury, two other “instruments of unity” in the Anglican Communion are the Anglican Consultative Council and the Lambeth Conference. The Anglican Consultative Council is comprised of bishops, other clergy, and lay people who meet every few years at various places around the world to discuss issues within the Communion. By contrast, the Lambeth Conference is a gathering of all bishops in the global Anglican Communion, which only occurs every ten or years or so and is held

We heard presentations both on the history of the Lambeth Conference as well as the plans in place for the upcoming event. It’s a lifelong dream of many bishops in certain parts of the world to attend this Conference and to meet the Archbishop of Canterbury, but they are unable to do so due to a lack of funds within their diocese. The Compass Rose Society has established a scholarship fund to assist these dioceses in sending bishops to the Conference, making many of these dreams a reality. We also heard a very informative presentation on the state of the Anglican Communion from Archbishop Dr. Josiah Idowu-Fearon, Secretary General of the Anglican Communion. The conclusion of our meeting was an Evensong celebrated by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the chapel at Lambeth Palace, which has been the official residence of the Archbishop for the past 800 years! The first Book of Common Prayer is widely believed to have been written by Thomas Cranmer (the Archbishop of Canterbury during Henry VIII’s reign) within the walls of this chapel. The opportunity to have experi-

Mary Lessmann at the commons in front of Westminster Abbey

enced this Evensong in such a historically significant place was truly humbling. Evensong was followed by a seated dinner hosted by Archbishop and Mrs. Welby at Skinners’ Hall, an historic guild house dating back to 1670. This is yet another venue steeped in history and to have the privilege of sharing a meal with our hosts in this setting was the perfect ending to an incredible day. At the beginning of our trip, our eyes were focused on the magnificent seasonal beauty of London. By the time we departed, they had refocused on the centuries of history in this city and its role in the creation of the Church of which we are a part today. The Anglican Communion’s mission to make the world a better, more beautiful place is truly inspirational. The Compass Rose Society’s contribution to this effort is significant, and it was a privilege and honor for all of us to have been part of this experience.

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TEDDY BEARS continued

during an otherwise stressful or confusing time.


Led by Chris Girata Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Saint Michael Chapel Join Chris for an exciting study of Genesis, the first book of both the Jewish Bible and the Old Testament where we will learn about all kinds of beginnings: heaven, earth, light, darkness, sea, skies, vegetation, animals and human beings and our relationships with each other and with God. This study is open to all, and study guides (optional) are available in Saint Michael Book Shop. Bring your Bible and your questions. Note: We will dismiss early on WOSM luncheon days. Please sign in if you are not receiving emails.

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On November 23rd, Dallas County celebrated National Adoption Day, a time when Dallas CASA lined the courtrooms with these stuffed animals. Each child was allowed to choose a furry friend to accompany them as they transitioned into life with their adoptive families. Having come off the success of their first Prayer Bear Drive benefitting Cook Children’s Medical Center held during 2019’s Vacation Bible School, the Children and Family Ministry of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church held a second Prayer Bear Drive to help support Dallas CASA and all the children who are candidates for adoption. Partnering with the Stewardship Ministry of SMAA and Saint Michael Episcopal School, donations of new teddy bears and other stuffed animals were accepted throughout the months of October and the beginning of November. By the end of the donation period, 76 stuffed animals had been collected! Following the collection, families from SMAA and SMES gathered to bless the stuffed animals and deliver them to Dallas CASA. Upon arrival, it could not be underestimated how delighted and grateful the folks at Dallas CASA were to receive so many furry friends. While they could not reveal any specific details about how many or which children would be receiving a teddy bear, they did assure those delivering the stuffed animals that each one would become a welcome, cuddly companion to a child who is a candidate for adoption. They were certain that through contributions like those of Saint Michael, and the continued efforts of Dallas CASA volunteers, 2019’s National Adoption Day would be one not of fear or uncertainty, but rather of comfort and blessing. The staff of the Children and Family Ministry at Saint Michael could not agree more. Perhaps in the future, there will be a third Prayer Bear Drive supporting other children who could benefit from having a constant, cuddly companion by their side. For now, though, we wish to express our sincerest thanks to all those who donated a teddy bear or other stuffed animal during this and all of the Prayer Bear Drives here at Saint Michael! Want to keep helping children? If you would enjoy contributing to another Prayer Bear Drive (any other cause benefitting children), contact Madelyn Ivy at mivy@saintmichael.org, and let us know what you think.


SAINT MICHAEL TORNADO RELIEF: SMAA RELIEF REPORT Sunday, October 20, 2019 was a pivotal moment in the life of many, here in Dallas. Saint Michael engaged the widespread need by focusing on three specific opportunites of need:

North Dallas Shared Ministries Judy Rorrie, Executive Director • • •

Provided uniforms and coats to 299 students displaced by tornadoes. Helped clients who had resided in the Southwind Apartments, which was destroyed, with relocation assistance, clothing, food, and utilities assistance. Helped clients who lost hourly jobs due to the tornado damage (for example a client who had worked at a Preston Royal restaurant requested additional assistance because her workplace was closed.)

Gateway of Grace The Rev. Canon Dr. Samira Izadi Page •

Assisted current clients who lost their apartments near Forest and Greenville with relocation, including application fees, utility set ups, and furnishings.

SMAA hosted a baby shower for one mother in September and her family’s apartment was destroyed. The baby was born on 11/17 and they have 2 more children, ages 8 and 9. Gateway has used SMAA funds to assist the family with furnishings and household items and they have relocated to another apartment within the same complex. Additionally, our parishioners paid the Fnu family a visit with Christmas gifts and school supplies for the children. Additionally, most of these families have experienced war trauma and the impact of the tornado can retraumatize them. Gateway of Grace is providing counseling support to those families as well.

Dallas Independent School District Tornado Relief • •

Donations of School supplies were donated to DISD schools impacted by the tornado. A donation of funds was given given to DISD Tornado Relief which is a fund managed by the Dallas Foundation.

Many gave to this effort. Thank you so much.





It was an incredible amount of work by everyone from Children and Family Ministries to Music to the Sextons—but an amazing and heartwarming performance! Everyone sang so beautifully, from the angels, to the shepherds, to Mary! And we even had a lobster!







Our Saint Michael Choristers certainly did their part in this stunning evening of songs and readings, here are the girls in a pre-perfomance pose; Rector Chris Girata with special lesson reader Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson pose before the start; the harp always adds a layer of beauty to the music; Musis Director Jonathan Ryan conducting the choir, choir and choristers singing, the chorister girls singing with the choir ladies, reader Tom Luce mid-lesson, soloist Anna Poppova; Rector Chris Girata welcoming the crowd to Lessons & Carols






for a full listing of all events & classes, please visit saintmichael.org


To contact Parish Life: Tish Visinsky, Director, tvisinsky@saintmichael.org TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE & GUMBO SUPPER

Hosted by the Men of Saint Michael 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall Tickets are $5 per person (three and under eat FREE) This is an amazing time of great food, family and friends—be sure to put this on your family calendars now! Tickets available at saintmichael.org/shrove, or Sunday table sales (Feb 23), or at the South Entrance reception desk. SUNDAY, APRIL 5 PALM SUNDAY: DONUTS WITH THE DONKEY RECEPTION 9:45 - 11 a.m. West Lot Porte-Cochere Join us for Donuts with the Donkey under the West Parking Lot Porte-Cochere. There will be refreshments, donkey photo-ops, and Palm Sunday activities for all ages.


To Contact Children & Family Ministries: Regan Wallace, Director, rwallace@saintmichael.org Madelyn Ivy, Asst. Director, mivy@saintmichael.org LENT-IN-A-BAG All are welcome to pick up a Lent-in-a-Bag that can be used as a devotion or to spark conversation about the Lenten season. This year’s items will even provide family devotions into the Easter season! Bags will be available for pick up at the Shrove Tuesday Pancake and Gumbo Supper on February 25, Ash Wednesday services on February 26, and throughout the church on Sunday, March 1. Want to know more? Please contact Regan at rwallace@saintmichael.org. FEBRUARY 26 FAMILY ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE 5 p.m. in the Church Children, families, and adults of all ages and energy levels are invited to receive ashes at this special family-friendly Ash



Wednesday service featuring the Saint Michael Cherubs along with the Joy service band led by Ashley Westgate and Justin Brooks. Don’t forget to pick up a Lent-in-a-Bag as well! APRIL 5 PALM SUNDAY: DONUTS WITH THE DONKEY RECEPTION 9:45 a.m. West Lot Porte Cochere. Full details at left APRIL 10 GOOD FRIDAY: FOOT WASHING AND STATIONS OF THE CROSS Noon in Saint Michael Chapel Continuing our final preparations for Easter, join CFM for a kids-of-all-ages friendly foot- washing service (hand washing option is also offered) and Stations of the Cross (for kids!) The stations of the cross allow for us to follow in the footsteps of both Jesus and the people who followed and loved him before His crucifixion. While this can be a challenging journey follow and to understand, we hope that through the interactive nature of the stations and the education at each station we are able to bring understanding and more celebration to the miracle of Christ’s resurrection. APRIL 12 EASTER MORNING CELEBRATION AND ACTIVITIES 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Garden Cloister Happy Easter! To celebrate, Saint Michael invites all for fun activities and fellowship in the Garden Cloister! CFM will sponsor crafts and activities for children of all ages. Refreshments will be served for children and parents alike. We hope to see you there!


To Contact Youth Ministries: Tiffany Lamotte, Director, tlamotte@saintmichael.org Chase Monson, Asst. Director, cmonson@saintmichael.org FEBRUARY 23 YOUTH SERVE AT THE GATHERING See details page 17


Led by Society of Saint John the Evangelist (SSJE) Brothers Luke Ditewig and Lucas Hall 9 a.m. - noon Saint Michael Chapel, with refreshments in the Drake Room. Register at saintmichael.org/lentenretreat There will be a $10 dollar admission fee. For questions please contact Hannah Fisher at hfisher@saintmichael.org FULLNESS IN THE FAST “Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness.” We will explore God’s double-call for us of struggle and comfort, temptation and trust, challenge and rest. Come pray your experience of the Lenten desert.

MARCH 8 (UPDATED DATE) YOUTH AT DAVE & BUSTERS 4-6 p.m. 9450 N Central Expy, Dallas, 75231 $40 Who’s ready for fun? There’s something for everyone and you do NOT want to miss this! From Zombie Catcher, Pac-Man, or Skee-Ball, to the newest games in this Million Dollar Midway, everyone has a blast! Sign up online at saintmichael.org/youth MARCH 27-29 YOUTH GLAMPING RETREAT AT BROKEN BOW LAKE Register online at saintmichael.org/youth Join us for lots of wonderful fellowship as we explore ways of finding God in the beautiful nature around us! We will head to Broken Bow Lake and stay in a cabin for the weekend. Be ready for hiking, activities on the lake, and of course a s’more to two!


To Contact Mission & Outreach: Christi Morrow, M&O Coordinator, cmorrow@saintmichael.org AUSTIN STREET CENTER TUE, MARCH 3 - COOKING 5:30-7:30 p.m., Parish Hall kitchen WED, MARCH 4 - SERVING 6 - 8 p.m. at the Austin Street Center TUE, MARCH 31 -COOKING 5:30-7:30 p.m., Parish Hall kitchen WED, APRIL 1 - SERVING 6 - 8 p.m. at the Austin Street Center Cooking info: Randy Rekerdres, randy@rek-ins.com George Baldwin, gbinvest@swbell.net Serving info Austin Street Center, 2929 Hickory Street, Dallas Dick and Rita Davis, rrdavis14@aol.com Volunteer at: saintmichael.org/austinstreet


SATURDAY, MARCH 7 MOTHER DAUGHTER TEA Noon – 2 p.m. Join fellow women of Saint Michael at this special event celebrating mothers and daughters in Jubilee Park! The event includes a lovely luncheon spread with crafts, nail painting, and a keynote speaker for women of all generations. Volunteers are needed to help oversee activity stations, serve the food, and help with decoration, set-up and breakdown. This year’s event will be chaired by Melissa Hensarling. To volunteer, visit saintmichael.org/jubileetea TUE, MARCH 31 VNA MEALS ON WHEELS VOLUNTEER TRAINING 1 - 2 p.m. New Volunteers 2 - 3 p.m. Returning Volunteers Parlor Join our ministry champions and the Volunteer Director of VNA Meals on Wheels to learn more about volunteering as a Meals on Wheels driver. Come learn more and see how you can help our homebound, hungry neighbors. Returning volunteers may stop by anytime from 2 – 3 to ask questions or learn to use the new portal or mobile app. Sign up at saintmichael.org/vna-training

TUE, MARCH 17 -COOKING 5:30-7:30 p.m., Parish Hall Kitchen WED, MARCH 18 - SERVING 5 - 7 p.m. at New Friends New Life Volunteer Signup: saintmichael.org/ProjectMoses For more information on cooking and serving: Sheryl Wylie, sherylwylie@sbcglobal.net


To Contact Pastoral Care: Fr. Greg Pickens, gpickens@saintmichael.org Katherine Bowen, PC Assistant, kbowen@saintmichael.org PARISH NURSE MINISTRY 3RD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH Led by Dianne Boyd, RN 9:30 - 11 a.m. Nurse’s Station, South Entrance The Saint Michael Parish Nurse Ministry is made up of professional Registered Nurses from our parish. Among other services, the Parish Nurses maintain a station in the South Entrance on the third Sunday of each month, taking blood pressures and providing information regarding the focus of health awareness for the month.

Ash Wednesday 2/26

Join us for one of our many service options as we begin the season of Lent with penitence and thoughtful remembrance of our morality.

Lenten Podcast Series

From our Saint Michael clergy! This short weekday podcast during Lent will greatly enhance your Lenten experience.


saintmichael.org/Lent THE ARCHANGEL | LENT 2020

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Monthly Focus Schedule for Spring 2020: MARCH 15—Women’s Health Month MARCH 29—Blood Drive, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. (see below) Dianne Boyd, RN, dboyd@saintmichael.org SPRING BLOOD DRIVE SUNDAY, MARCH 29 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. West Library The Parish Nurse Ministry, with the American Red Cross, will sponsor our Spring Blood Drive. Currently Dallas is facing a severe blood shortage and needs blood donors to give to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Driver’s license or ARC card/app required to donate. To reserve a time: Dianne Boyd, RN, dboyd@saintmichael.org


New to Saint Michael or just visiting, and want to learn more about membership? This luncheon is for you! Meet members of our clergy & vestry, hear about our many ministries, opportunities for involvement, and the exciting future of our parish. Lunch is served and childcare is available with pre-registration. PANCAKE & GUMBO SUPPER TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 Hosted by the Men of Saint Michael See full details under "Parish Life" pg 20


To Contact Worship & Liturgy Fr. Bob Scott, (Liturgy) bscott@saintmichael.org Jonathan Ryan, (Music) jryan@saintmichael.org Justin Brooks, (Contemporary Music) jbrooks@saintmichael.org

To Contact Adult Formation: Fr. Eric Liles, eliles@saintmichael.org Hannah Fisher, Formation Assistant, hfisher@saintmichael.org

SPECIAL CHORAL SERVICES All services in the Church and sung by the Saint Michael Choir unless otherwise noted

WRITING WORKSHOP (FREE) MARCH 21 & APRIL 18 Led by Cynthia Sample and Carol Roehrig 10 a.m. - Noon Parlor For more information or to make suggestions please contact Cynthia Sample at 214-766-3907 or cynthia@cynthiacsample.com.

7 P.M. | WEDNESDAY, FEB 26 CHORAL HOLY EUCHARIST FOR ASH WEDNESDAY featuring the Willan Missa Brevis “Sancti Johannis Baptistae” and the famous Miserere by Allegri

Join with other writers of all types to give yourself this writing workshop, a two hour empty space for exploring, plowing through or opening yourself up. Most experience words and ideas that flit through our consciousness, but never make it to the page we fantasize and cannot find time to actually produce. Writers will initially be offered a simple prompt to get the juices flowing should that need be present. One and a half hours of (caffeinated) silence will ensue for writers to pursue their own projects or try something new. The last half hour will offer a space for sharing (or not) our sentences with others. Please Note: all writing is welcome: fiction, non-fiction, essays, family history and memoir. SAINT MICHAEL 101 SUNDAY, APRIL 26 Rev. Chris Girata and Rev. Mary Lessmann 12:15 - 2 p.m. Parlor Register at saintmichael.org/101 For questions contact Heather Lorch at helorch@gmail.com

11 A.M. | SUNDAY, MAR 1 CHORAL HOLY EUCHARIST FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT WITH GREAT LITANY Willan Missa Brevis “Sancti Johannis Baptistae” 9 & 11 A.M. | SUNDAY, APR 5 PALM SUNDAY Choral music featured in the outdoor Blessing of Palms in addition to the indoor service 7 P.M. | WEDNESDAY, APR 8 HOLY WEEK: TENEBRAE This new choral service to prepare us for the Triduum will be led by the Compline Choir. This special service is characterized by the gradual extinguishing of candles to symbolize the coming of darkness. Music includes Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony. 7 P.M. | THURSDAY, APR 9 HOLY WEEK: MAUNDY THURSDAY Maundy Thursday Service, featuring music by Byrd, Raminsh, and the Agnus Dei from the Mass for Double Choir by Martin.



11 A.M. | FRIDAY, APR 10 HOLY WEEK: GOOD FRIDAY Stations of the Cross this year newly features the Saint Michael Choristers and Staff Singers

nity Center will also be available. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, please contact Nicole Girata at ngirata@gmail.com.

7 P.M. | SATURDAY, APR 11 HOLY WEEK: HOLY SATURDAY The Great Easter Vigil featuring the Mass in G by Schubert with strings


9 & 11 A.M. | SUNDAY, APR 12 EASTER DAY 9 a.m. Festive music for Easter Day featuring the Saint Michael Choristers and Staff Singers with brass and timpani 11 a.m. Festival Eucharist for Easter Day featuring the Saint Michael Choir with brass and timpani SAV 4 P.M. | SUNDAY, MAY 27 E THE GALA COMBINED CHOIRS DAT E! CONCERT featuring the combined Saint Michael Choristers and the Saint Michael Choir in their first concert performance in years

WOMEN OF SAINT MICHAEL (WOSM) SATURDAY, MARCH 7 JUBILEE MOTHER DAUGHTER TEA Noon - 2 p.m. Jubilee Park & Community Center See details under "Mission & Outreach) page 22 FRIDAY, APRIL 3 DAY OF SERVICE 9 a.m. - Noon Jubilee Park & Community Center Come share in a day of impact and fellowship at the fourth annual Day of Service at Jubilee Park and Community Center. This event provides a unique opportunity to connect with friends while learning more about ongoing needs and service opportunities at Jubilee. All are welcome, and there are many opportunities to serve. Volunteers can choose to read to children at OM Roberts Elementary, lead preschool activities at David’s Place, rock babies at Jeanie’s place, lead senior bingo, or help garden to beautify the campus. Tours of the Commu-




Julie, Liz, Sheila, Monica, and Lian Dolan are the Satellite Sisters. These real-life sisters believe that a sense of connection is what gives meaning to our lives. The Satellite Sisters first had a radio show and website in 2000 and then became podcast pioneers with a devoted national fan base as well as best-selling authors. Come welcome Julie, Liz, and Lian back to Dallas as they share their witty and affectionate style of interacting and connecting with each other. At 2:00, stop by the Exchange for a book signing with the Satellite Sisters.


To contact the Prime Timers: Ruth Mason, 214.373.7984 Bonita Frederick, 214-728-6440, bfrederick@saintmichael.org The Prime Timers, a group of seniors, welcome everyone to our meetings and activities! Meetings are on the first and third Thursdays of each month. In-house luncheon programs, on the first Thursday, present book reviews, performances by actors or musicians, interesting lectures from the business or arts community, or talks from favorite journalists. On the third Thursday, the ‘P.T. Cruisers’ take well-planned trips to interesting area locations. IN-HOUSE EVENTS: MAR 5: “Ireland: the Enchanted Isle”, with Paula Ator APR 2: “Where Angels Walk”, with Nella Phillips To RSVP, or questions about the Prime Timers, please contact Ruth Mason, 214.373.7984 or Bonita Frederick at 214-7286440 or bfrederick@saintmichael.org







The Saint Michael 75th Anniversary Archives Team is looking for two Mac computers, less than 6 years old, to be donated for use with the parish archives in preparation for our anniversary! If you have one you'd like to donate, please contact Peggy Carr at peggy.carr@sbcglobal.net

February 23

Camino de Santiago special Panel (led by Mary Lessmann)

March 1: SPRING PARISH MEETING (Adults only no classes) March 8

Anglican Poetry (Eric Liles)

March 15: SPRING BREAK No Classes 3RD THURSDAY “CRUISERS” EVENTS: MAR 19 Tour of “our” Fire Station #27, and Azalea Tour APR 16 Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park Make your reservations for each event with Bonita Frederick at 214-728-6440 or bfrederick@saintmichael.org

ACOLYTE TRAINING The Acolyte Corps of Saint Michael is composed of 200 persons (adults and youth) who assist at all parish services and on special occasions, i.e. Baptisms, Confirmation, Weddings, and Funerals. Yearly activities include training sessions and several social events. For more information, contact Dianne Boyd, our Assistant for Liturgy and Worship, at 214-3635471 or dboyd@saintmichael.org.

TRAINING SESSIONS: Mar 14 & 21, Apr 18 & 25

Young persons (beginning in 4th grade) are especially needed right now. Contact Tony Briggle at tonybriggle@ sbcglobal.net or 214-505-7422 for more information. Training are held Saturdays from 9-10:30 a.m.—only one Saturday session required.

March 22

Christian Mystics: Embracing Vulnerability (Dr. Chad Pevateaux)

March 29

SSJE: Contemporary Monasticism (SSJE: Br. Luke)

April 5 Palm Sunday Donuts with the Donkey in the West Lot No Classes

April 12: EASTER DAY No Classes April 19

Spiritual Community, Christian Nationalism, and the American Revolution (Kate Carte)

April 26 Episcopal Beginnings (Eric Liles)

May 3

20th Century Art - The Protestant Century (Greg Pickens)

May 10

20th Century - Wars, Vatican and Pentecostalism (Chris Girata)

May 17 Finale

Lemonade-in-the-Shade End-of-Year Celebration in the Garden Cloister!

OUR STORY INFORMATION For questions, please email

eliles@saintmichael.org or call 214.363.5471

www.saintmichael.org/OurStory THE ARCHANGEL | LENT 2020


Saint Michael


ASH WEDNESDAY & LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS* ASH WEDNESDAY (FEBRUARY 26) 7 a.m. Imposition of Ashes only, no Eucharist (SMC) 10 a.m. Imposition of Ashes only, no Eucharist (Church) Noon Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist (Church) 12:30 p.m. "Ashes to Go" at Preston Center (Luther Ln)

5 p.m. Imposition of Ashes only, no Eucharist (Church) 7 p.m. Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist (Church) *During Lent, Stations of the Cross will be offered Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. through April 1.

HOLY WEEK & EASTER DAY SCHEDULE PALM SUNDAY (APRIL 5) Join us for "Donuts with the Donkey" reception (page 21) and the "Blessing of the Palms", including our annual Palm Sunday processional walk outside accompanied by bagpipes and the donkey! Procession begins at the West Lot porte-cochère 8:45 a.m. processional followed by 9 a.m. services 9:45 a.m. Donuts with the Donkey reception 10:45 a.m. processional followed by 11 a.m. services

HOLY WEEK (APRIL 5-11) 7 a.m.

Holy Eucharist (Monday-Friday) BMC

MONDAY 7 p.m. Women of the Passion, A Journey to the Cross (Church) TUESDAY 7 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Liturgy of the Nails (SMC) WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. Choral Tenebrae (Church) with Compline Choir MAUNDY THURSDAY 5:30 p.m. Youth Dinner, location TBD 7 p.m. Foot washing, Holy Eucharist, & Stripping of the Altar (Church) After: Overnight Vigil at the Altar of the Repose (BMC) GOOD FRIDAY 7 a.m. Good Friday Liturgy (Rite II) (No reserve sacrament)

11 a.m. Stations of the Cross (Church) with Choristers & staff singers Noon Service for young families w/ foot washing (SMC) Noon Good Friday Liturgy (Rite II) with Contemporary Music (Church) 6 p.m. Instructional Stations of the cross w/ Karen Wiley in the Narthex 7 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy (Rite II) with Contemporary Music (Church)" HOLY SATURDAY 8:30 a.m. Holy Saturday Liturgy without Holy Eucharist (BMC) 7 p.m. Great Vigil of Easter (Church) [Incense] with choir and orchestra featuring the Mass in G major by Schubert. EASTER DAY (APRIL 12) 6:30 a.m. Sunrise (Garden Cloister) 7:30 a.m. Traditional, Rite I (SMC) 9 a.m. Traditional, Rite II (Church) with Choristers, Brass & Timpani, featuring the

Hallelujah Chorus

9 a.m. Joy, A Childrens' Service, Rite II (SMC) 9 a.m. Contemporary, Rite II (Parish Hall) 9:45 a.m Reception in the Garden Cloister 11 a.m. Traditional, Rite I (Church) with incense, Brass & Timpani 11 a.m. Contemporary, Rite II (Parish Hall) 11 a.m. Traditional, Rite I (SMC) 5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer with Holy Eucharist, Rite I (SMC) 8 p.m. Choral Compline, (Church) THE ARCHANGEL | LENT 2020


Stations Of The Cross

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ednesdays in Lent at 5:30 p.m. the Stations of the Cross are offered. They are a penitential reenacting with prayers and reflections of Jesus Christ's way to the cross on Calvary, and those observing pray and meditate through each Station contemplating his journey on crucifixion day. The Episcopal Church defines this as, "a devotion to the Passion of Christ which recalls a series of events at the end of Jesus' life from his condemnation to his burial." The Way of the Cross (Stations of the Cross) imitates the practice of visiting the places of Jesus' Passion in the Holy Land by early Christian pilgrims. The first stations outside Palestine were built in Bologna in the fifth century. This devotion was encouraged by the Franciscans, and it became common in the fifteenth century. The number of stations for prayer and meditation in the Way of the Cross has varied, but it typically includes fourteen stations. Each station may have a cross and an artistic representation of the scene. The stations may be erected inside a church or outdoors. The BOS (Book of Occasional Services) includes the following stations in the Way of the Cross:

THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS 1. Jesus is condemned to death 2. Jesus takes up his cross 3. Jesus falls the first time 4. Jesus meets his afflicted mother 5. The cross is laid on Simon of Cyrene 6. A woman wipes the face of Jesus 7. Jesus falls a second time 8. Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem 9. Jesus falls a third time 10. Jesus is stripped of his garments 11. Jesus is nailed to the cross 12. Jesus dies on the cross 13. The body of Jesus is placed in the arms of his mother 14. Jesus is laid in the tomb.

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DAILY LENTEN PODCAST SERIES From our Saint Michael clergy! This short 5-7 minute weekday podcast during Lent will greatly enhance your Lenten experience. SAINTMICHAEL.ORG/LENT





SPECIAL VIA CRUCIS GUIDED TOUR Friday April 10 6 p.m. in the Narthex Saint Michael's Via Crucis display is on special loan from the Tia Collection, and is the sister set to the that which hangs in the Roman Pantheon. Lenten docent-guided talks about the art and symbolism of sculptor Federico Severino’s Via Crucis will be graciously offered to any and all by Karen Wiley. Duration will be approximately 20 minutes so participants are able attend the 7 p.m. Good Friday service.

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Holy Week at Saint Michael offers daily morning Eucharists, special evening services beginning with the Monday 7 p.m. “Women of the Passion, A Journey to the Cross” (Church). Wednesday’s “Tenebrae” is a new service that will move and further your Holy Week journey.

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Join us in celebrating our risen Lord Jesus Christ! Join us Saturday evening for The Great Vigil of Easter, or one of our Sunday services beginning at sunrise. For a complete listing of Holy Week events, visit the link below.

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The BOS notes that eight of the stations are based on events that are recorded in the gospels. The remaining six (stations 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 13) are based on inferences from the gospels or pious legends. The BOS allows these six stations to be omitted from the Way of the Cross. The BOS provides opening devotions and the Lord's Prayer. At times, there may be a versicle and response, a reading, a prayer, and a collect for each of the fourteen stations. Concluding prayers before the altar follow the fourteenth station in the BOS service. The hymn Stabat Mater has been associated with the Way of the Cross. Verses of this hymn traditionally have been sung between each of the stations when the devotion is done by a congregation. The Stabat Mater appears as "At the cross her vigil keeping," Hymn 159 in The Hymnal 1982. The BOS suggests that verses of this hymn be sung as the ministers enter for the Way of the Cross and as they approach the first station. The BOS also suggests that the Trisagion be chanted as the procession goes from station to station. The Way of the Cross is a popular devotion that is often done on Fridays during Lent. However, it should not displace the Proper Liturgy for Good Friday. Some have questioned its disassociation of Jesus' death from his resurrection. -adapted from epicopalchurch.org

SATURDAY, MARCH 28 SPECIAL LENTEN CANDLELIGHT SERVICE: Saint Michael Remembers 5:30 p.m. Saint Michael Chapel This regularly-occuring candlelight service will be enhanced with a special moment of remembrance for those who may be grieving a loss—be it that of a loved one, a job, health, or another of life circumstances.





Luke 19:28-40 Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem 28 And when he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 When he drew near to Beth′phage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village opposite, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat; untie it and bring it here. 31 If any one asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this, ‘The Lord has need of it.’” 32 So those who were sent went away and found it as he had told them. 33 And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 34 And they said, “The Lord has need of it.” 35 And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their garments on the colt they set Jesus upon it. 36 And as he rode along, they spread their garments on the road. 37 As he was now drawing near, at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, 38 saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” 39 And some of the Pharisees in the multitude said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” 40 He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”



MAUNDY THURSDAY John 13:1-17, 31-35 The Preparation of the Passover

The scriptues do not mention this day, but the counting of the days (Mark 14:1, John 12:1) seem to indicate that there was a another day concerning which the Gospels record nothing. Mark 14:1 The Plot to Kill Jesus 14 It was now two days before the Passover and the feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth, and kill him; John 12:1-3 Mary Anoints Jesus 12 Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 There they made him a supper; Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at table with him. 3 Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment.

1 Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 And during supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, 3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, 4 rose from supper, laid aside his garments, and girded himself with a towel. 5 Then he poured water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded. 6 He came to Simon Peter; and Peter said to him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?” 7 Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not know now, but afterward you will understand.” 8 Peter said to him, “You shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part in me.” 9 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” 10 Jesus said to him, “He who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet,[a] but he is clean all over; and you[b] are clean, but not every one of you.” 11 For he knew who was to betray him; that was why he said, “You are not all clean.” ...

Some of the Via Crucis by Federico Severino, as seen hanging in the Saint Michael Narthex. See special guided tour opportunity on page 29

him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed." Isaiah 53:5




John 18:1-19:42 The Crucifixion of Jesus

Matthew 27:57-66 The Burial of Jesus

John 20:1-18 The Resurrection of Jesus

... 17 So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called the place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew Golgotha. 18 There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. 19 Pilate also wrote a title and put it on the cross; it read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” ... 23 When the soldiers had crucified Jesus they took his garments and made four parts, one for each soldier; also his tunic. But the tunic was without seam, woven from top to bottom; 24 so they said to one another, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be.” This was to fulfil the scripture, "They parted my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots." ... When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.

57 When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus. 58 He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. 59 And Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud, 60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock; and he rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, and departed. 61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the sepulchre.

1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. 2 So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” 3 Peter then came out with the other disciple, and they went toward the tomb ... But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb; 12 and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. 13 They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” 14 Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” ...

28 After this Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfil the scripture), “I thirst.” 29 A bowl full of vinegar stood there; so they put a sponge full of the vinegar on hyssop and held it to his mouth. 30 When Jesus had received the vinegar, he said, “It is finished”; and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit...

The Guard at the Tomb 62 Next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate 63 and said, “Sir, we remember how that imposter said, while he was still alive, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ 64 Therefore order the sepulchre to be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples go and steal him away, and tell the people, ‘He has risen from the dead,’ and the last fraud will be worse than the first.” 65 Pilate said to them, “You have a guard of soldiers; go, make it as secure as you can.”66 So they went and made the sepulchre secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard.




Peter denies Jesus for a third time and the cock crows. Pilate washes his hands of Jesus’ death. Simon of Cyrene is conscripted to carry Jesus’ cross. These are iconic moments in the Passion of Jesus Christ…and they all focus on the men surrounding Jesus. But what about the women? In the traditional Stations of the Cross we actually have three stations that focus on women – Jesus meets his mother Mary, Veronica wipes the face of Jesus, and Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem. This is quite significant, as we have to work pretty hard to find the stories of the women in Jesus’ life in the Gospels. But inquiring minds want to know…Jesus touched the lives of so many women – the Syrophoenician woman, the woman with a flow of blood, the bent-over woman. Would women whose lives had been touched in such powerful ways simply say ‘thank you’ and go home to resume their everyday lives? Or would they have joined the company of those following Jesus? Saint Michael will be presenting Women of the Passion the Monday of Holy Week. This is a Stations of the Cross where all fourteen stations are told from the perspective of a female biblical character. Women of our parish will take on each of these roles. This is a wonderful way to experience the Stations of the Cross in a new way. It is also a great service with which to introduce friends or colleagues to Saint Michael. The service will be 7 p.m. in the church on April 7 – part of our nightly Holy Week offerings. Week in and week out the women of Saint Michael show up for worship Scripture readings that overwhelmingly focus on men. This is an invitation to the men in our congregation. Come and honor the wonderful women in your life and in this congregation by participating in a worship service overwhelmingly focused on women.

EASTER DAY OFFERING Christi Morrow, Mission & Outreach Coordinator

Each year at Saint Michael’s, not only do we celebrate Easter, we celebrate Mission and Outreach by giving 100% to outreach projects supported by our parish. Pending Vestry approval, this year, the Mission and Outreach Committee has chosen to focus on the theme of addressing violence against women and human trafficking. We highlight the role of faithful women in the Easter story, noting that in all four gospel writers note that women were the first witnesses to the resurrection and the first missionaries of the church. •

LOCAL | Project Moses: A mission founded by parishioners to highlight the truths of human trafficking and share the Light of Christ with its survivors.

NATIONAL | Thistle Farms: Led by Rev. Becca Stevens, Thistle Farms declares that love is the most powerful force for change in the world, by building



a movement that connects survivors, customers, advocates, and communities. We light the way for women seeking sanctuary by providing housing and meaningful jobs. •

INTERNATIONAL | The Anglican Centre in Rome: The Anglican Centre in Rome is the permanent Anglican Communion presence in Rome. It is a living symbol of our Communion's commitment to the full visible unity of the Church. It stands for our desire to work collaboratively with all Christians for justice and peace in the world and for the flourishing of all God's children whatever their origin or status.

Lenten benefiting Coat Drive St. Philip's School and Community Center

february 26 - April 19 Please do some spring cleaning and donate new and gently used coats for children and adults. We request that coats be cleaned before being donated. Donation boxes will be placed in the north and south entrances of the church.

Sunday, March 8 Lenten Outreach Sunday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Parlor Please stop in before or after your church service or Sunday Formation Class to participate in making Easter baskets and cards for Jubilee Park and Community Center, Project Moses, and VNA Meals on Wheels. Middle and High School youth will participate from 10-11 with their Sunday School classes.

Volunteer Training for Meals on Wheels Tuesday, March 31 | Church Parlor 1-2 p.m. – Information session for new and potential volunteers 2-3 p.m. – Information session for current volunteers who may have questions or want to learn how to use the mobile app or volunteer portal.

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1:30-3 p.m. | 2875 Merrell Road Parishioners of all ages are invited. We will stock shelves, sort clothing, and do clerical work. Parishioners are encouraged to bring packages of new socks (any size) or healthy, nonperishable food to donate to NDSM.

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Contemporary Christmas Eve services with Fathers Bob and Rene, Contemporary Music Director Justin Brooks leads the crowd, mother and child smile for the camera at the Christmas Eve family service; the American Friends of the Anglican Centre Rome, gathered at the installation of Archbishop Ian Ernest as Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome. Parishioners Marla and Tony Briggle with The Reverend and Right Honorable Justin Welby, The Archbishop of Canterbury, and many other dignitaries; the family-friendly Christmas Eve service was filled—children everywhere! Ali Treaster and daughter; Acolyte Jeanne Snead holding the chalice for one of our younger Saint Michaelites; contemporary music band keyboardist Ashley Westgate and sons at the family service; the pageantry of a Christmas Eve procession led by the choir








Music Director Jonathan Ryan poses, after the Saint Michael Presents Madeleine Choir concert, with the Madeleine choir and conductors, as well as some of our Saint Michael choristers, who performed with them for a few numbers; bassist and band-leader for the day Bach Norwood playing at the inaugural Saint Michael Christmas Eve Jazz service, which was a huge success, put together by Contemporary Music Director Justin Brooks; the Epiphany Feast of Lights is one of our most visually stunning services, followed by the procession in to the Garden Cloister for the Burning of the Greens; Father Bob Johnston preaches during Christmas Eve; saxophone player Shelley Carrol during the Christmas Eve Jazz Service; the Texas 2036 special panel forum, discussing the road to the Texas bicentennial, was hosted by the Women of Saint Michael; celebrated author and social philosopher Dr. Michael Gurian of the Gurian Institute talking to the parents of our Saint Michael Episcopal School (SMES) students, about the differences between girls and boys brains, and how that impacts education and rearing. This special event was sponsored by SMES.




Bob Penn addressing the holiday crowd at the Class for Parents Christmas party; the Project Moses team collected new clothing items and snacks for the Dallas Police Department youth human trafficking division during the month of October; thanks to ALL who donated coats for the St. Philip's School & Community Center coat drive—it was a huge success with enough coats for everyone; Cissy Humphrey, Donna Hull and Charlene York stand guard over all the tantalizing delights available from the St. Mary's Guild.



Do you have any old photographs, clippings, scrapbooks or historical content about the parish? As we near our 75th Anniversary, consider donating them to the Archives Committee as we document more of the abundant blessing of God on our parish! For questions or to donate, contact Peggy Carr at peggy.carr@sbcglobal.net



Celtic Christianity Pilgrimage to Ireland

May 2021 Led by Revs. Mary Lessmann & Greg Pickens Info Meetings in the Parlor (choose one): Sunday, April 19, 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 6 p.m. Please join us to learn more about the opportunity to experience this ancient and enchanted land!

GRANT THEM ETERNAL REST May the souls of these faithful departed rest in peace. Linda Lee Wade October 25, Jess Wade (husband)

Donald "Don" Cannata January 31, Mark Cannata (son), Edna (daughter-in-law), and John (grandson)

Sudie Austelle Appel Worsham November 4, Dr. Gordon Worsham (husband)

James Drake Kennedy, Jr. February 4, Jane Greene (daughter), Greg (son-in-law), Drake, Gregory (grandsons), Landon Jackson (granddaughter), Eleanor and Louisa (great-granddaughters)

Linda B. Keith November 5, Kathleen Lauinger (daughter) and Frank (son-in-law)

David Alan Floyd Anderson February 8, Laura Anderson (wife) and Sue Tritschler (mother-in-law)

Robert Wayne Langholz, Sr. November 6, Bob Langholz (son) and LeAnne (daughter-in-law), Carl and Grechen (grandchildren)

Robert Hyer "Bob" Thomas February 9, Gail Thomas (wife), Tori Mannes (daughter), Joe (sonin-law) Sarah, Rachel, and Molly (granddaughters), Stewart Thomas (son), Michelle (daughter-in-law), Connor, Maggie, Electra, Frank, and Hyer (grandchildren), Electra Harelson (daughter), Jeff (son-inlaw), Thomas and Daniel (grandsons)

Gilbert Randolph Hay, Sr. November 16, Jennifer Russell (daughter) and Thomas (son-in-law) Borghild Teigland "Borgie" Nassen November 16, John Nassen (son) and Corinne (daughter-in-law)

Velma Harvey Heller February 12, Dr. Roy Heller (son), The Rev. Amy (daughter-in-law), Noah (grandson) and Annie (granddaughter)

J. Fred Schoellkopf III December 8, Anne Coke (sister), Henry Coke (nephew), John Coke (nephew), and Sarah King (niece)


Robert Gene "Bob" McKenzie December 15, Gretchen McKenzie (wife)

John Washington Pothier Sunday, December 15, 2019, Rob and Kathryn Pothier

Margaret Gay Anderson "Gay" Morris December 16, Cindy Redman (daughter), Jack and Reagan (grandchildren), Barbara Washburn (sister) and Dr. Roy (brother-in-law)

Ripley Clementine Varner Sunday, December 22, 2019, Brannen and Ferrell Varner; Grandparents: Ross and Julie Vick

Virginia Lee "Jennie" Pennington December 22, Jim Pennington (husband), Lauren, Elaine, and Kelly (daughters)

Mason John Cousins Saturday, January 4, 2020, David and Megan Cousins; Grandparents: Ralph and Harriet Cousins

Edward Harold "Ed" Laska January 5, David Laska and Michael Laska (sons)

Lincoln Ellis Brooks Tuesday, February 4, 2020, Justin and Tiffany Brooks

George Hardy Davis III January 8, Sylvia Thornton (daughter) Linda M. Murphy January 11, Marynell Murphy (sister-in-law), William Murphy (brother-in-law), and Linda (sister-in-law) Gerald Joseph "Jerry" Finan January 18, Suzanne Finan (wife), Lauren, Jane, Maryclaire, and Erin (daughters) Rita Mae Grusing January 20, Kristina McClure (daughter) Richard Wayne "Rich" Flora January 25, Sandra Flora (wife), Becky Ogden (daughter), Todd (son-in-law), Annabelle, and Teddy (grandchildren)



Easter Flower Memorials Donations Begin Sunday, March 22 Deadline is Wednesday, April 8 (for print) 2 WAYS TO DONATE: 1. The Easter Flowers envelope found in pew backs, reception, or on stands 2. Online via the link below saintmichael.org/easterflowers

SEASON 9 OPENING SOON Volunteering, Information, Questions: Contact SMFM Director Tricia Stewart farmersmarket@saintmichael.org, or 214-675-0586.




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