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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

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FROM the EDITOR Last issue I had writer's block. Not this time. Like everyone I'm sure, this time my mind is 232.2% full, reeling, tired, and thinking the prudent person would be asking, "what the heck is going on—2020 what did I ever do to you, anyway??" While the virus, that shall not be named, but merely referred to as Voldemort-19, has re-written the status quo of nothing short of...the entire globe...I want to offer some encouragement. Some focus. Some vodka. Of course I'd have to be closer than 6 ft., so the vodka is out. Last issue I referenced that Rector Chris Girata had stated that, "Gratitude is a great place to start" as we were making our way in to our individual Lenten journey... ...Nothing has changed. While the notion of gratitude amidst a global pandemic may be problematic for some that have experienced a loss of loved ones, health or a job—the truth of centering oneself during Lent to open oneself to the excruciating journey that Jesus made to show his love and care for us—is still true. In this period of time where sacrifice has been forced upon us all for for this Lenten season—and Easter and an unknown future timing—Christ beckons us to His resurrection and the power and comfort he offers to all. Inclusively. In John 14, Jesus basically says it's all about Him. That amidst doubt and concern He is the way, and the caretaker of His creation—to the extent that He has given us the Holy Spirit as a comforter—an advocate—to comfort us. #THIS. This is why one centers on the cross of Christ to ground oneself and to accept what he freely gives us: Love. Care. Peace of mind. I struggle with that last one. Amidst a theologically-skewed rearing, I am at times challenged in my circumstances to see the peace that the Lord of all creation offers to His children. Are you like me? Is it difficult to focus through the frustration of isolation and social (physical) distancing or other life circumstances to understand we are not alone, but awash in the attention and care of Christ? The answer doesn't matter: You. Are. Not. Alone. Despite how it may feel today. One of the more ironic phrases that my mother used to say to me, was, "this too shall pass." She was correct. Voldemort-19 will fade away as science and medicine find their way. But what have we learned in the meantime? As we have been pushed to a new paradigm, I've seen creativity in worship explode. People have found new ways to connect and care. We have learned both corporately and individually that while physical things may be off-limits, that in no way closes down our ability to worship—to connect—to engage in community that we all so eagerly seek after and need. Due to the aforementioned rearing, I've always disliked this phrase, but alas, it's true: "This is just a season; It will pass." Now is the time to muster our gratitude for the blessings of salvation, life, and health and look to a future in Christ that is secure. And to activate our generosity of spirit towards our fellow man that may be in need. For those who have been engaged along the sermon series journey, "Grace" to "Gratitude" to "Generosity" has not be coincidental; and may hold providential hope for all, in our actions during this time.


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The Archangel Newsletter (USPS 015-033) is published liturgically seasonally by Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to the Archangel, Saint Michael And All Angels Church, P.O. Box 12385, Dallas TX 75225-0385

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10 [PHOTOS] WORSHIP IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 14 [PHOTOS] PALM SUNDAY WORSHIP AT HOME 16 SAINT MICHAEL 75TH ANNIVERSARY! AN OVERVIEW 18 VIRTUAL COMMUNITY: HOW TO ENGAGE US ONLINE 19 MISSION & OUTREACH: HELPING THE COMMUNITY DURING THE PANDEMIC the 19 [PHOTOS] AROUND THE PARISH

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20 [PHOTOS] ASHES TO GO IN PRESTON CENTER 22 SHARING TIME WITH PALLIATIVE CARE & HOSPICE PATIENTS 23 DID YOU KNOW? 24 [PHOTOS] WOSM MARDI GRAS PARTY 26 [PHOTOS] WOSM MOTHER-DAUGHTER TEA 28 KIDS PAGES 30 GRANT THEM ETERNAL REST

The Rev. Mary Lessmann preaches to an empty room; the result of Shelter-in-Place orders to help flatten the curve of Covid-19. But while the church was publically closed, worship grew still, as many joined Saint Michael for online worship and community.

CLERGY

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SUNDAY STREAMING SERVICES

The Rev. Dr. Christopher D. Girata, Rector

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The Rev. Kenneth H. Brannon, Vice Rector

11 AM CDT Contemporary Worship

The Rev. Dr. Eric Liles, Associate for Formation The Rev. Greg Pickens, Associate for Pastoral Care The Rev. Robert A. Scott, Associate for Worship & Liturgy PART-TIME CLERGY The Rev. Canon Michael Harmuth, Sunday Assistant The Rev. Amy Heller, Sunday Assistant 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

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Traditional Worship

visit saintmichael.org/live

CONTACTS PRIEST ON CALL (214) 232-7512 Main Parish Number (214) 363-5471

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


IRE LAN D THE ENCHANTED ISLE: A PILGRIMAGE THE REV. MARY LESSMANN, Associate for Spiritual Growth

The enchanted isle of Ireland has a captivating history. Ireland was never conquered as part of the Roman empire, so it was able to flourish at its own pace and in its own way – retaining its Celtic independence. When Christianity was introduced to the isle in the early fifth century, it grew organically, free from the Romanizing influence on Christianity reflected on the continent and in England. Aspects of Ireland’s pagan Celtic tradition were gathered up into the practice of Christianity, creating a unique expression of the faith not seen anywhere else in the world. Celtic Christianity is highly incarnational, having a deep respect for God’s presence which surrounds us and never leaves us. Celtic Christianity has a high regard for nature and creation. All that God has created is good. So there is an emphasis on God’s immanence. God works through us and all his creation to reveal the divine, and we can experience God’s divine presence within us. Finally, early Celtic Christianity was characterized by thriving monastic communities. Monasteries were a natural outgrowth in a society that highly valued kinship relationships. In the early Irish church, monastery abbots had more respect and power than diocesan bishops. It is with an appreciation of these aspects of Celtic Christianity that we will

explore this beautiful island. Saint Michael and All Angels is offering a pilgrimage trip to Ireland where we’ll experience the best of Celtic Christianity. We’ll begin our trip in Dublin where we’ll have the opportunity to tour Christ Church and St. Patrick’s Cathedrals, both medieval Anglican cathedrals. We’ll visit ancient Glendalough Monastery, founded by St. Kevin, and Clonmacnoise, monastic communities founded in the sixth century. Moving north, we’ll immerse ourselves in several sites significant to the life of St. Patrick, including St. Patrick’s Way and the Grave of St. Patrick at Down Cathedral. We’ll have many opportunities to worship together at these ancient and beautiful sites. In good Celtic fashion, we’ll also immerse ourselves in God’s good nature and creation. As we’re visiting historic religious sites, we’ll build in time to enjoy the natural beauty of Ireland. We’ll have opportunities each day to get out in the glorious countryside, whether in walks or picnics. And many of the sites we’re visiting are in picturesque natural settings. Finally, we’ll also have the opportunity for some particularly Anglican fellowship! We’ll be touring the Guinness Storehouse

Brewery and visiting Sean’s Bar – the oldest bar in Ireland, established in the year 900. And, of course, we might encounter some leprechauns, shamrocks and fairies along the way! This cost for this 7-day trip, led by Mary Lessmann and Greg Pickens, $3,400 land only with the option to add on airfare. See trip and information details below. We look forward to seeing you! Celtic Christianity Pilgrimage to Ireland

MAY 27-JUNE 3, 2021 Led by Revs. Mary Lessmann & Greg Pickens

Upcoming VIRTUAL Information Meetings (choose one): Sunday, April 19, 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 6 p.m. Anyone interested in attending, please email Mary Lessmann at mlessmann@saintmichael.org, indicating which virtual/online informational meeting you’d like to attend. She will send you a Zoom invitation.

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lleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!

I know I used four exclamation points in my opening. After writing it, I checked in the Book of Common Prayer to see how it’s actually punctuated there and yes, the BCP only uses periods, no exclamation points. As if that’s not enough, I once worked with a communications professional who regularly critiqued my writing because, in her opinion, I used too many exclamation points. And yet, I feel compelled to be joyful, to be exuberant, to be obnoxiously enthusiastic because, well, Christ is risen! Alleluia!! Last week, I saw a church sign online that read, “I hadn’t planned on giving up quite this much for Lent.” I imagine we can all agree that the past few weeks, indeed the season of Lent, brought countless changes that we did not expect. From toilet paper shortages, to face masks, to educating our children at home, I imagine we’re all in need of a resurrection! The need for resurrection is always part of our human condition, but perhaps this year, more than any time in recent memory, we all need real resurrection. As a priest, I could wax theologically about resurrection for quite some time, but I’ll spare you. Instead, I have a simple message for you: Resurrection is about renewal, a rebirth, a restart, and we (you!) can be renewed now.

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Lent was an intensely solemn period this year. What began as any typical Lent, quickly transitioned into a period of global anxiety. All around us, the news cast doomsday scenarios. Thankfully, most of us opted to shelter in place, physically distancing ourselves in order to help reduce the spread of infection. Although the efforts to stem the spread of the infection seem to be bearing fruit, it changed what defines us as Christians – our community. Thankfully, as the world changed, so did Saint Michael. Leaders, staff, and volunteers shifted in real time as news changed. We are able to stream worship services live from the church, offer digital classes, and change the way we are helping those in greatest need in our community. Social distancing is only a physical reality and should not keep us socially isolated. You will see many examples of how our community shifted to digital engagements and connections that sustains us spiritually while we are separated physically. It has and continues to be a heroic effort by so many, and I am truly grateful. Speaking of gratitude, I am heartened to see so much talk of gratitude circulating online. It seems as though this period of uncertainty and upheaval has inspired many of our neighbors to be more aware of what we have, what we need, and what we don’t need. This reordering can, at its best, deepen our sense of gratitude. Deeply rooted gratitude can reshape us over time and inspire us to live differently.


This Easter season, we are exploring what it means to grow from gratitude toward generosity. When we are truly grateful, when we know what matters most, we can more fully share that perspective with others. When we put first things first, such as family, friends, and community, we unite behind a common purpose. As disciples of Jesus, our common purpose is helping to bring about the kingdom of heaven on earth. Perhaps now, more than before, that language can take on new meaning. Rather than believing that the kingdom of kingdom is elsewhere, perhaps now we have a better capacity to grasp the message I believe Jesus was trying to convey during his ministry: When we love God and one another, we find heaven now. As Saint Michael settles into a “new normal” as gracefully as possible, I hope that you have found new ways to connect to our Saint Michael faith family. Although we have assumed new ways of staying connected, we are still physically separated, and that physical separation hurts. Feelings of loneliness and isolation can cut deeply, and what we do as a church, at its best, helps remind people that they are not alone, that they are loved intensely. When this is all over and we are physically together again, I hope life doesn’t return to the old normal. I hope life becomes a new normal where we, out of our experience and our vulnerability, we are born into a new strength to spread the good news. I hope that our lives have been changed for good, and I hope that these changes inspire a new way of living, where courage becomes our currency, faith our compass, and love reminds us that life never dies. Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!

RECTOR’S STREAMING BIBLE STUDY Join Us Online!

Led by Chris Girata Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. facebook.com/smaadallas 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. Bring your Bible and your questions.

Questions? Email Meredith Rose, mrose@saintmichael.org

Watch previous episodes on demand, at our website: saintmichael.org/rectorsbiblestudy

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THE JOY OF GIVING MARIA & RICHARD D'ANTONI, 2019 Stewardship Committe Chairs

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t has been a joy to work as Stewardship Chairs this year. We would have to say, an unexpected joy. Stewardship Chair is probably one of the least sought out positions in the volunteer hierarchy at Saint Michael and All Angels but one we found ourselves saying yes to after much discernment and prayer. It has been a ayear of personal growth and education. We would like to share some of these insights with you. First, we were blessed to have the opportunity to work with Caroline Marak. She is a bright star in the administration of our church who has a way of making fund raising fun and spiritual at the same time. She has a can-do attitude, is creative and always has a smile on her face. If you have not met Caroline I would urge to stop by her office and introduce yourself. You will leave with a smile on your face! We were also blessed to start the year with a wonderful group of people

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on our Stewardship Committee. We owe a special thanks to them. Their work made us look good! Success in Stewardship is not done by one person or couple, it is a team effort, and this team was energetic, committed and engaging. Many thanks go to Peggy Carr, Kimberly Colonnetta, Joe Colonnetta, Squeaky Connolly, Louise Griffeth, Ralph Cousins, Kyle Moore, Barbara Hollis, Warren Houser, Kathy Kelley, Blair Oden, Jerry Poglitsch, Ross Taylor, Heather Lorch, and Margaret Spellings. We would say yes to any committee these folks are on. Our committee bonded at a kick-off retreat in June led by Rev. Robert (Skip) Windsor and his wife Kathy from Boston, MA. Rev. Windsor was a banker prior to going to seminary thus giving us the best of both worlds. It was a full day with spiritual teaching on Gratitude, Generosity and Discipleship. Our sessions where energetic and interactive. After this retreat we shared a mutual vision, were closer

in relationship and soundly focused on our task. One of our goals this year was to begin to change the image of “stewardship” from being just a fiscal commitment once a year to being a spiritual discipline throughout the year. We established a spiritual subcommittee to support this effort. We have learned that our need to give is as important as the church’s need of our money. When you begin to look at it this way it changes your whole perspective around money and giving becomes a need and a joy. Questions arose as to how to facilitate this perspective at Saint Michael and All Angels. We believe it has to start with a personal relationship with Christ and recognition and acknowledgment of His gifts to us. The clergy have contributed significantly to this effort with great spiritual teaching from the pulpit. Our gratitude tree in October and November helped us all to acknowledge and


give thanks for the many blessings we receive. It also touched all age groups as children took an active role in expressing gratitude. Additionally, we learned that there are some misconceptions, can we call them myths, floating around our congregation that need correction: •

Apparently, there is among some, the idea that Saint Michael’s is a rich church that doesn’t need our money. WRONG…...Saint Michaels is not a trust fund kid! It is a large church with a large annual operating budget for many wonderful programs and it needs the money of all who participate. You know our Jewish brothers and sisters get an annual bill from the synagogue. Think about it! Your dues pay for all the facilities you use at your health or country club! We learned that some younger individuals/families are hesitant to give because they feel that they could only give a little and it would be insignificant or perceived as meaningless. The amount of giving is not the question here. The need to give for your own spiritual well-being and growth is far more important than the entry level contribution. We urge those of you who feel this way to just start where you can and see where the Holy Spirit takes you!

You may not be surprised to learn that the majority of our pledged dollars comes from the older parishioners in our church, the over 50 crowd but we suspect you might be surprised to learn that that they give 90% of the dollars pledged. Those 70 and older give 45%. We need everyone giving, something! We should all strive to

reach the biblical 10% tithe. We were thrilled with the outcome of the stewardship campaign having slightly surpassed our goal of $6,000,000 and the most pledged in Saint Michael’s history. We can’t stop there and realize there is so much more to do! We are convinced that stewardship is not just a seasonal campaign but a year-round way of living. Saint Michael and All Angels is a dynamic church with lots to offer. We love being a part of this church family and look with great anticipation to the future. Below is the Saint Michael and All Angels Stewardship Prayer for Generosity 2020. Please keep it and pray with us in thanksgiving for what we received this year and with great expectation for the future! Dear Gracious and Generous God who lovingly gives us all that we have; send the Holy Spirit to open the hearts and minds of our parishioners to give back to you a portion or tithe supporting the mission and ministries of Saint Michael and All Angels for the year 2020. Bless those clergy, staff and parishioners who will faithfully use these resources to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ in our community and beyond. Bond our parish and fill us with energy and wisdom as we accept your call to be your hands and feet in growing generous hearts. We ask this in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ. AMEN With gratitude! Maria and Richard D’Antoni

YOUTH MISSION TRIP NAVAJO NATION TSAILE, AZ July 18-26, 2020 Led by Tiffany LaMotte and Chase Monson, In partnership with Sierra Service Project $650 per person A deposit of $150 per person is required to make your reservation. Register: saintmichael.org/youth Sierra Service Project (SSP) has a long history of working in the Navajo Nation. Their experiences have been wonderful in these very welcoming and accommodating communities. It is a truly special place with a great culture to share. The Navajo Nation today is the largest Indian Tribe in the US with 17.5 million acres of reservation land across portions of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. Within the reservation, there are 110 chapters which are the local form of government. SSP has been welcomed for the six years to serve in the Tsaile Wheatfields and Lukachukai Chapters. ITINERARY SAT JULY 18 | Drive from Dallas to

Albuquerque, NM and stay the night at the Diocesan Retreat Center SUN JULY 19 | Complete the drive to Navajo Nation JULY 19-24 | Work on the reservation doing a variety of projects assigned to us SAT JULY 25 | Drive back to Albuquerque for a day of exploration and fun to celebrate a great trip! SUN JULY 26 | Drive back to SMAA If you need assistance with the cost of this trip, email Tiffany at tlamotte@saintmichael.org THE ARCHANGEL | EASTER 2020

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THE "OTHER SIDE OF THE LENS" LEFT: April, 2020.

While Rector Chris Girata preaches to the livestream feed and the empty space, parishioners sheltering-in-place show their style as they tune in for worship and formation online! This has been a challenge for us all—but together we're learning that social distancing can't stop worship, or our ability to reach out and connect with others!

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OUR CURRENT STATUS: UPDATED FRI 4/3/20 12:20 PM CDT IN LIGHT OF THE “SAFER AT HOME” ORDER ISSUED BY DALLAS COUNTY JUDGE CLAY JENKINS 3/23/20 AND EXTENDED 4/3/20, THE SAINT MICHAEL BUILDINGS WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 30. No public or private gatherings, including weddings and funerals, will be held through at least 4/30/20. All clergy and staff will work from home, except when responding to emergencies or conducting online worship. Excerpted from saintmichael.org/C19.

VIRTUAL COMMUNITY

HERE ARE MANY WAYS TO CONNECT ONLINE & STAY ENGAGED WITH THE PARISH!

SUNDAY WORSHIP

beginning at 10 a.m. Visit either profile to watch the videos on-demand after they have aired.

9 & 11 AM SUNDAY WORSHIP saintmichael.org/live

YOUTH GROUP Will meet with Chase and Tiffany via Zoom every Sunday evening. Middle school meets from 4-5 p.m. and high school gathers from 5:30-7 p.m. Email Chase or Tiffany for a Zoom link.

To contact Worship: Rev. Bob Scott, bscott@saintmichael.org

Holy Week & Easter Day ON DEMAND saintmichael.org/holyweek Joy: A Children's Service| click here

CFM

To Contact Children & Family Ministries: Regan Wallace, Director, rwallace@saintmichael.org Madelyn Ivy, Asst. Director, mivy@saintmichael.org There are so many ways to connect with Children & Family Ministry— vist our online live formation page, or click here to see the browser edition of their latest newsletter with ALL the information! SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER visit our website, saintmichael.org, and scroll down to the footer. Click on "sign up for our newsletter" and you'll see all the subscription options!

YOUTH

To Contact Youth Ministries: Tiffany Lamotte, Director, tlamotte@saintmichael.org Chase Monson, Asst. Director, cmonson@saintmichael.org YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL (Middle School and High School) Streamed LIVE on the Youth Ministry Facebook and Instagram profiles by Chase and Tiffany every Sunday morning

YOUTH HS GIRLS' SMALL GROUP Will meet with Tiffany on Tuesday mornings beginning at 11 a.m. Email Tiffany for details.

MISSION & OUTREACH To Contact Mission & Outreach: Christi Morrow, M&O Coordinator, cmorrow@saintmichael.org

Opportunities exist to reach out and minister to others in need!

PASTORAL CARE

To Contact Pastoral Care: Fr. Greg Pickens, gpickens@saintmichael.org Katherine Bowen, PC Assistant, kbowen@saintmichael.org Our Pastoral Care Team is hard at work reaching out to people in need and assisting as able. Email Katherine with any questions.

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

M-W-F COMPLINE: Join Rector Chris Girata at 8 PM CDT each MWF for a moment of reflection. facebook.com/cgirata

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To view the many options for attending Formation online, including, CFM, Youth, Our Story, Class For Parents, and more—vist our online live formation page.


M I S S I ON & O U T R E AC H

H E L P I N G T H E C O M M U N I T Y D U R I N G T H E PA N D E M I C

WHAT SAINT MICHAEL IS DOING AUSTIN STREET CENTER

Saint Michael cooks and serves dinner to clients at The Austin Street Center. During this COVID-19 response, Saint Michael has contracted with DC Crow of DC Catering to cook and deliver the traditional meatloaf dinner to Austin Street on our scheduled days, April 1 and May 6. Due to increased demand, Saint Michael has committed to an additional dinner on April 30. The Saint Michael Clergy Good Samaritan Fund is covering the additional cost of the meals.

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER ER On April 10 (Good Friday), Saint Michael provided dinner to the health care workers at the Baylor University Medical Center ER. We are also committed to providing snacks on Easter Monday as well. The Saint Michael Clergy Good Samaritan Fund is covering the additional cost of the meals.

Pickups of alternate sourced food: Through remarkable efforts of St. Philip's board members, the food pantry is being given food on a daily basis from (a) several locations of Snap Kitchen, and (b) the Super Target on Skillman Road. These sources provide many dozens of fresh meals for St. Philip's to distribute (a) to our regular food pantry clients, (b) to our elderly and (c) to those who walk into the pantry, needing emergency food. We need volunteers seven days per week to pick up food from each of these sources and transport the food to the St. Philip's food pantry. If you can transport packaged meals from these locations to the food pantry (no pantry client contact), please email Dee Velvin, the St. Philip's Community Center Committee Chair, at: deevelvin@gmail.com.

VNA MEALS ON WHEELS

WHAT PARISHIONERS AND OTHERS CAN DO FOOD/BASIC NEEDS DRIVE FOR THE JUBILEE PARK COMMUNITY

Saint Michael partnered with Jubilee Park in a drive to help provide food and basic needs for the Jubilee Park Community. Donations were dropped off at the church and transported by Alto drivers to Jubilee Park. Many thanks to everyone who chipped in with donations to make this a huge success!

ST. PHILIP’S SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY CENTER Aunt Bette's Community Food Pantry has reconfigured their food service from the pantry to increase volunteer and client safety. Clients will receive pre-packaged boxes of food from the North Texas Food Bank. We are relying on staff and a few volunteers to place the boxes of food in client cars. To help, contact parishioner David Cowling at: davidcowling0100@gmail.com

We have transitioned to a combination of hot, frozen and shelf stable meal delivery. All clients will receive notification of the new schedule. We will utilize VNA staff only for in-person deliveries. Beginning Monday, April 6, we utilized the mobile app for virtual delivery where volunteers will have the ability to call clients and provide client feedback. VNA will contact current volunteers with more information about this program. To become a new volunteer, please register and add that you are a member of the Saint Michael and All Angels parish team. REGISTER HERE.

#SMAACARES: If you or someone you know is in need of assistance during this time of crisis, please call our 24/7 Priest-on-Call line: (214) 232-7512

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ASH WEDNESDAY

Watch the video above! Rector Chris Girata and Acolyte Bob Buchanon departed from the noon service and walked to Preston Center, offering the imposition of ashes to any and all unable to make it to a church service that day. They were inundated with people from all sides; calling from across the street and from their cars. This turned out to be a huge success, and a real way to engage the neighborhood. Photo credit haal photography.

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SHARING TIME WITH PALLIATIVE CARE AND HOSPICE PATIENTS PRESSLEY PETERS, Lay Leader

I want my SMAA friends to know about how you might help senior citizens in our community that’s easy and rewarding. My example of this type of volunteerism is mother-daughter VNA Hospice volunteer team Stephanie and Gabriella from Collin County. They visit with seniors in a local nursing home— those who may not have regular family visitors. This dynamo duo visits with patients, like Ruth, every Sunday. The three spend time playing cards and talking about memories and times gone by. Ruth shares stories of her life with Stephanie and Gabriella, like her time as a phone operator and having to manage all the connections. Gabriella listens in amazement at how phones worked prior to cell phones. Ruth’s husband passed away a few years ago and her family lives out of the area. The special time she spends with the mother-daughter team brings a smile to Ruth’s face. “Stephanie and Gabriella treat me like I am one of them. They’re like my family. All my family is gone except me,” explains Ruth. The special bond these three have formed is heartfelt. Without the support of volunteers like Stephanie and Gabriella, VNA would not be able to fulfill its mission of helping people age with dignity and independence at home. In fact, Medicare requires a certain percentage of patient-care hours be from volunteers, so VNA relies on volunteers in

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the Hospice program to qualify for funding. SAINT MICHAEL HAS LONG TRADITION OF CARE WITH VNA

Saint Michael’s Meals on Wheels drivers know a kind word from a volunteer may be the only human contact some senior clients have all day. This is the same for Palliative Care and Hospice. VNA patients live in senior care facilities and private homes all over the city. VNA had its humble beginning in the tent cities of West Dallas during the Depression. The nurses who provided care to the women and children in need formed the foundation to help the most vulnerable in whatever place they call home. Saint Michael has been there along the way and has one of the largest Meals on Wheels volunteer driver teams in our community. VNA PALLIATIVE AND HOSPICE CARE IS AVAILABLE TO ALL VNA’s umbrella of care covers Meals on Wheels, Hospice, Palliative Care and other aging resources. What many may not know is the VNA offers palliative and hospice services to everyone, not only to those who do not have insurance. For patients and families of all socio-economic backgrounds, VNA Hospice and Palliative Care is the most trusted provider of care in the home.

As a nonprofit health care organization, VNA’s bottom line is providing the most compassionate, professional care possible, including from people like you and me who do not have medical training. Relationships like the one between Stephanie, Gabrielle and Ruth help reduce anxiety by enhancing the patient’s quality of life. In fact, end-of-life care like services provided by VNA Hospice Care can be the most important time in an individual’s life. Terminally ill patients often feel like they are losing control, but VNA volunteers and staff can help people regain the necessary freedom to live remaining days in a pain-free, loving environment. Volunteer Stephanie explains how she delivers care. “They lived their life and I treat them just as if they were my mom or grandparents. We paint nails, or watch TV or play Uno. They look forward to seeing us.” Care from people like Stephanie and Gabriella is crucial in illustrating love and support to seniors in our community. They share their time and the art of conversation to help make the most of the final days or weeks of an individual, often someone who does not enjoy regular visitors. You too can make an impact like Stephanie and Gabriella. To learn how you can get involved as a hospice volunteer, contact me, SMAA parishioner Pressley Peters (pressleypeters@ gmail.com), or Sarah Harris at VNA Texas at (harriss@vnatexas.org). Editors Note: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been some modifications in volunteer involvement.


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Sally and Chris Schupp with Mary Kardell; Peggy Carr dazzles with her Mardi Gras shades! Adele Broughton and Rector Chris Girata having a laugh; Patricia Clarke and Dwight Patterson are all smiles for the camera; Event Team Bliss Smith, Monique Black, Zoe Hart, Mary Adair Dockery, Kaysie Montgomery; Director of Music Jonathan Ryan smiles for the camera with Lainey Haal; Lanny Boeing spying the presentation, Michael Gratkowski incognito; Wyatt Rousseau with Greeter Patricia Plettner; Hallie Lawrence and Suzanne Lipscomb reacts to the auctioneer!

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WOSM Mother-Daughter Tea

MARCH 7, 2020 AT JUBILEE PARK & COMMUNITY CENTER

Hosted by the Women of Saint Michael, The Mother-Daughter Tea included a lovely luncheon spread with crafts, nail painting, and a keynote speaker for women of all generations. This year's event was chaired by Diana Newton, Melissa Hensarling, Christine Paddock and Christi Morrow. Photo credit Adele Broughton.

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GRANT THEM ETERNAL REST May the souls of these faithful departed rest in peace. Ray James "Jim" Comeaux February 25, Carol Carrington (daughter), Dick (son-in-law), and Grant (grandson) Merrie Ann King March 4, Meredith Alexander Boyd (daughter) and Steve (son-inlaw), Frank-Paul King (son), Eugenia (daughter-in-law), Jonathan, and Christian (grandsons) Adrian Alter March 9, Sue Alter (wife) Wayne LeMay Crawford March 9 , Kelly Crawford (niece) Oscar Oakley Hardaway, Jr. March 19, Joanne Hardaway (wife), Mark Hardaway (son), Ann (daughter-in-law), Mark, Charlotte, and William (grandchildren), John Hardaway (son), Anna and Lou Lou (granddaughters) Melbert Carl "Bob" Hillert, M.D. March 20, Lisa Little (sister-in-law) Edward Bradford "Brad" Miller March 26, Frances Briggle Campbell (mother-in-law), Connie Campbell Smith (sister-in-law), and Tony Briggle (cousin) Robert Nicholas Naifeh, Jr March 29, Christi Morrow (cousin) Roy Joe Grogan March 30, Jay Grogan (son), Whitney (daughter-in-law), and Will (grandson) Steve Westmoreland April 2, Wendy Konradi (daughter), Michael (son-in-law), Camden and Carrigan (grandchildren) Elizabeth Kemp Russell April 5, Thomas Russell (son) and Jennifer (daughter-in-law)

BIRTHS! Petra Elyse Lang Friday, February 7, 2020, Jim and Samantha Lang; Grandparents: Herman and Bettina Lang Charlotte Ann Rose Monday, March 2, 2020, Tyler and Meredith Rose Hank David Harvey Monday, March 2, 2020, Travis and Blayne Harvey

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