Welcome to St. Michael’s Litchfield!
Grace and peace to you. Welcome to the St. Michael’s website and its windows into our parish life. We hope you’ll find what you seek and that after a virtual tour you’ll join us for the real thing. We look forward to your presence among us as we worship and serve God and practice the art of Christian living in fullness of life with thanksgiving.
Weekly at St. Michael’s
Sat 4:45pm: Celtic Prayer Service
Sun 8am: Holy Eucharist Rite I
Sun 10am: Holy Eucharist Rite II
Mon, Tues, Thurs 9am: Morning Prayer
Tues 11am: Centering Prayer
Wed 8am: Bible Study (9am first Wed.)
Wed 9am Holy Eucharist (10am first Wed.)
Office Hours: Mon – Fri : 9:30am- 2:30pm
Worship and Fellowship
Litchfield’s Holiday Stroll and Tree Lighting, Sunday, December 1, 2:30pm – 4:30pm. Tour the candlelit Saint Michael’s. Enjoy warm cider, refreshments, and music. Pick up a reverse advent calendar to support The Food Pantry.
Advent Carol Service, Saturday, December 14, 4:00pm
Christmas Eve Eucharist, Tuesday, December 24, 4:00pm and 10:00pm
Christmas Day Eucharist, Wednesday, December 25, 10:00am
Christmas Lessons and Carols, Sunday, December 29 at 10:00am
Epiphany Colossal Puppet Pageant, Sunday, January 5 at 10:00am. Join us as we celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men. Puppeteers of all ages are welcome to participate. No experience necessary. Contact the office to volunteer, email@example.com or 860-567-9465. Rehearsals will be on Saturday, January 4 at 10:00am and Sunday, January 5 at 9am.
Dimensions of Hope
Dimensions of Hope will be led by the Rector, Dr. E. Bevan Stanley. Each session will offer and opportunity for discussion after a presentation by the Rector. Topics will cover: Hope as a virtue, Heaven, The return of the King and the birth of Christ in us. Each evening will end with Compline, a short service of evening prayer.
All are welcome, Attendees may attend all or one session. The group will meet at 7pm in the church library on
Tuesday, December 3
Monday, December 9
Monday, December 16
and Monday, December 23.
Registration is requested.
Covenant to Care
Once again St. Michael’s will be partnering with Covenant to Care to provide Christmas gifts to children in need. Simply choose a tag, purchase the gift indicated on the tag and return the gift(unwrapped), with the tag attached, in a gift bag. Tags are available in the back of church. Thank you to Jo Ann Jaacks for coordinating this effort.
Reverse Advent Calendar
Each day during Advent donate one item to The Food Pantry at St. Michael’s. Color each day and gift thanks for the bounty in your own life. Drop your offering off on the side pew in the back of the church. Thank you.
Open every 3rd Saturday of the month in the St. Michael’s Community House.
Doors open at 9:30 for coffee/tea and companionship.
Food distribution is from 10:30-12:30. The door at the west end is handicap accessible.
at St. Michael’s
Anyone baptized in any Christian tradition is welcome and encouraged to receive communion. If for any reason you do not want to receive communion, please come up to the altar and cross your arms over your chest, and we will know to say a blessing over you. We want everyone to feel fully part of God’s family.