St. Michael & All Angels
Episcopal Church

Transforming lives through Christ

St. Michael's ~ Friday Brief

June 26, 2020
Internet Update

    Some Good News and Very Slightly Less Good News.

    With our past Livestream issues in mind, we are now contracting with Comcast to provide a private fiberoptic network for St. Michael’s.  This single user fiberoptic cable will connect St. Michael’s directly with Comcast, eliminating issues caused by an overcrowded multi-user cable network.  As this pandemic continues, people are finding more and more need for Livestream, Zoom, Facebook and other virtual gathering places, and I expect that this trend will continue along with increasing service issues.

    The slightly less good news is that it will take roughly three months for the cabling to be completed.  Comcast will need to construct a building on Sanibel to house their connection and switching equipment and they have committed to pay for the building.  Of course that requires permits from the City of Sanibel and so the process will take some time.
    I also believe that as our capacity for reliable internet service increases, we will find additional creative ways of communicating with you and be able to provide additional opportunities for worship, Christian education and outreach.  

Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
Holy Eucharist ~ Rite II

A link (red button below) to this weekend's service bulletin is attached to this email.  You can follow online or print out the bulletin.  Either way, you are encouraged to not only follow along, but to participate as well.  

Also attached to this email is the link (blue button below) to watch the service via or recorded.  If you sign on early, please wait for the service to begin.  You'll see the timer counting down.  

The Sunday service will continue at 10:30 a.m. until we are able to have in-person services again.
LIVESTREAM ~ 6/28/2020

John Bendall (6/28)
Cantor Eagleson (6/28)
Helen Ketteman (7/1)
Richard Mattern (7/1)
Gari Lewis (7/2)
Judy Addison (7/3)
David Kienzle (7/3)
Jamie Smith (7/4)
Judy & Tom Addison (6/27)
Ann & Lee Cooper (6/27)
Liz & Bill Coffey (6/28)
Donnalee & Dave Washburn (6/28)
Sue & Gary Scheiwe (6/30)
Jan Hammond & Ed Hemmelgarn (7/1)
Deb & Lee Wilson (7/1)
Carol & David Krafft (7/2)
Carrie & Chris Hunter (7/3)
Chris & Dick Salerno (7/3)
Liz & George Farrow (7/4)
Debby & Bill Foster (7/4)
Boyd Johnson     •     Barry Gordon     •     Judy Workman     •     Betty Cater
Martha Vaules     •     Susan Elam     •     Roz Burroughs
Kristen Beltz     •     John Bordieri     •     Ralph Sloan     •     Ed Pereles
Polly Pinney     •     Paula Traxler     •     Wes Rooker
Brenda Demaree     •     George Craig     •     Jim & Pat King     •     Pat Van Alstyne
Jan Pearson-Graham     •     Margi Shilay     •     Claudia Johnson
Joan Downey     •     Gretchen Van Walterop     •     Mary Chasseur
Mary Lou Flynn     •     Anne Lincoln     •     Billy Walker
Prayer for New Rector Search
God of patient and gentle strength, who knows our needs before we ask, may your loving presence guide us as we seek the next rector for St. Michael and All Angels. Give us an open spirit, discerning hearts and clear minds, that we may trust your will for us and become ever more united in your son our Savior, Jesus Christ.  Inspire our conversation, deepen our prayer, and make us a community of humility and grace.  Raise up for us, we pray, a priest and pastor who will boldly proclaim your Gospel, faithfully administer your sacraments, and serve your people with love and compassion.  Amen.
Sunday Social Gathering
on Zoom at 11:30 a.m.
 Meeting ID: 828 682 0627
Password: 535859
Please take a moment to read

Thursday Bible Study

Every Thursday 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. our weekly Bible Study meets via ZOOM.  We will begin working our way through the Revelation to John this week.

Join Zoom Meeting ~ ID # 930 4599 7623

If you need assistance logging in, please call Susan at the Church Office.

Call: 239-472-2173

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