The Feast of St. Michael's & Annual Parish Picnic

Feast of St. Michael’s & Annual Parish Picnic
Sunday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m. • Join us for fun, food & fellowship!
Catered by Clyde Cooper’s BBQ

Adults (12 and above): $12
Children (5 -12): $6
Children (4 and under): free
$35 family cap

RSVP in the lobby or click below. Mail a check or pay at the door.
1520 Canterbury Road Raleigh, NC 27608

Go & Do: Outreach & Mission Opportunities

Opportunities abound to help within our community and in others this fall. It’s as easy a picking up a package of diapers at the store, or as involved as providing hurricane relief support to those in the Lumberton area. Take a look!

• September Collection: The Diaper Train
We are collecting size 5 diapers, pull-ups and baby wipes.Please place your donations in the Parish Hall bins by Sept. 30.

• Yam Jam: Saturday, Oct. 5
Join a St. Michael’s team to glean sweet potatoes at First Fruits Farm in Franklin County. Volunteers of all ages, including families, are welcome. Wear what you would wear for a morning of dirty yard work (work boots or old tennis shoes, clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, hats and sunscreen). Bring water and work gloves. We will meet for breakfast somewhere near the church, time and place TBD. Please contact Anna McLamb to sign up.

• Hurricane Relief Day of Service: Saturday, Oct. 5
Volunteers are needed to provide labor to families still suffering from housing needs in the wakeof Hurricane Florence. We will gather at 6:30 a.m. on October 5, at St. Michael’s and travel to the Lumberton area. Construction skills are not needed. Please contact Jeff Sural (202-251-0132) or John McHenry (919-306-3659) to join this one-day team. Sign-up deadline is Monday,September 30.

Small Groups Return this Fall

Our programs are designed to introduce Contemplative Prayer and the practice of Christian Spirituality. In a small group setting, we will explore what helps us respond to God in ordinary life. We will build friendships, practice attentive listening, and respond to scripture. This time will allow us to experience silence as a uniquely powerful way of being open to God.

Small Group Information/Contacts

David Arcus, Organist, in Concert Sept. 20

David Arcus, former Duke University Chapel Organist, will play a concert on St. Michael’s magnificent Nichols & Simpson organ on Friday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Arcus holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory and Yale University, and his concerts are always glorious and entertaining. David is currently Director of Music and Organist at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Hillsborough. Don’t miss this fun evening of great music. Admission is free. Learn more at:

David Arcus, in concert

Friday, Sept. 20

7:30 p.m.

Are You New? Learn More about Our Parish

Join us! If you have been attending St. Michael's for awhile or are new to us and have never participated in our Newcomer Classes,
we encourage you to do so.

"Introduction to St. Michael's" — Rector Greg Jones will lead the Wednesday night sessions, 6:15pm-7:30pm, September 11, 18, 25 and October 2, in the Adult Education Room of the Parish Hall Building. This class is the beginning of our membership process for all who are new to us.

Child care is provided with advance reservations. Please contact Lee Hayden, Director of Newcomer Ministry, if you have questions.

Sign up for Intro. to St. Michael’s

“The Christian Faith” — A three-session class for all who are new to the Episcopal denomination, those who want to learn more about our denomination, and parents who desire baptism for their child/children. Please join our rector, Greg Jones at 6:15 -7:30 p.m.,
Oct. 16, 23 and 30,
in the Adult Education Room of the Parish Hall Building.

Child care is available with advance reservations. Contact Lee Hayden, Director of Newcomer Ministry, if you have questions.

Sign up for The Christian Faith

Register For Baptism

Women's Bible Study

All women of St. Michael’s are invited to join our Women’s Bible Study this fall, beginning Sept. 10 & 13. Two sessions: Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings. Child care will be available on Fridays with advance reservations. A Beth Moore study led by Frances Penick.

Tuesdays: Sept. 10- Nov. 19, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Fridays: Sept. 13 - Nov. 22,. 9:30am-11:30am

“A Woman’s Heart - God’s Dwelling Place”

This in-depth biblical study by Beth Moore explores the fascinating account of the building of the tabernacle, the significance of its intricate design, its pivotal role in God’s eternal plan and the grand fulfillment of its purpose by Jesus Christ, the true Tabernacle. As we journey through this Old Testament account, we are encouraged to prepare our hearts, like the Holy of Holies, to become a home for God’s love and glory- a dwelling place for the Most High God.

Contact: Frances Penick. #919-810-1298

Workbook Cost: $17

Contact Frances

Welcome Back Youth!


Wednesday, Aug. 28 | 6:30 p.m.

WELCOME 6th grade families! Youth Ministry invites all 6th grade parents and students to our welcome dinner on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Receive information about 6th grade Confirmation, meet some EYC leaders, and find out other fun ways your student can get involved at church! Program calendars and EYC parent meal sign-ups will be available. We can't wait to meet and welcome your family!


Wednesday, Sept. 4 | 6:30 p.m.

For all 7th-12th grade parents and students! Join us for food and fellowship with other St. Michael's families and let's celebrate on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Come meet our wonderful youth volunteers and new student leaders as well as learn about the many offerings for the 2019-20 year! Program calendars and the EYC parent meal sign-ups will be available. We can't wait to see everyone!

Join our Children's Ministry Team

Sunday Morning Children’s Ministry Leaders are needed for the 2019-20 school year. We invite you to prayerfully consider giving your time to this dynamic ministry that touches the heart of every child at St. Michael’s. Contact: Stella Attaway

St. Michael's Window Restoration Project


Efforts are now underway to fund an important restoration of our stained glass windows. A complex collection of sacred art glass, our windows are unique to our parish, as there are none like them in the world. We hope to restore them to their original splendor for generations to come.

Read more about our windows and their inception, in the summer edition of Archangel, in your home mailboxes this week.

Thank you to all those who have contributed to the project, which will begin in early August. We need the support of every family in the parish.

Please return your pledge card to St. Michael’s as soon as possible. Extra cards available at the front desk. Contact: Tim Berry.

Congrats to our Scholarship Winners!

Five of St. Michael’s high school seniors were awarded Duff/Capps scholarships on Sunday, June 2. We congratulate all of our seniors and hope they will always consider St. Michael’s their spiritual home.

Winners are:

Hamp Dempster

Hamp has been active at St. Michael’s since he was a small child. He’s been an acolyte, a member of EYC and is likely most recognizable as an usher, first as a young boy with his late father, John, and has been an official usher since he was in 6th grade. He’s also served on REACH and Belize mission teams. A graduate of Broughton High School, he has been in the a member of the marching band and played lead saxophone. He was manager of the wrestling team. He is also an Eagle Scout.

“St. Michael’s feels like home,” he says. “I’ve been about to find friends who love me dearly, and those friends have helped me through some of my neediest times, such as when my father passed. Hamp is the son of Lyne Dempster, and he will attend UNC Charlotte in the fall.

Josh Dohme
Josh has also grown up at St. Michael’s and has been an acolyte since he was in 4th grade. Josh is a member of EYC (this year he serves on the Leadership Team), and he, too, has been on REACH and Belize missions. “Everything I’ve learned about my faith has been in those doors,” he says of the church he’s attended since he was born. A graduate of Broughton, he served on the Drum Line all for years and was drum captain his senior year. He performed in the Pit Orchestra for A Chorus Line and is on the Senior Leadership of the EYC.
He also played in the wind ensemble of the marching band and is a Boy Scout. He will attend Wake Tech. Josh is the son of Linda and Lou Dohme.

Noah Hensley

Noah and his family came to St. Michael’s five years ago, and since that time, he’s served as an acolyte and a member of the EYC. He also serves on the volunteer videography team, recording Adult Formations and is currently working on a welcome video for the church website. “The intellectual nature of the sermons, adult forums and discussions have provided a safe place where I can wrestle with difficult questions, shape what i believe and help my understanding of God’s word.”

A graduate of Enloe High School, Noah is a conference champion swimmer who will be swimming for Dartmouth College in the fall. He’s lead director for Enloe’s morning news program, The Loedown, and he developed media content that helped raise $230,000 for the Autism Society of NC. Noah is the son of Jeff and Danielle Hensley.

Katherine Hurlbert

A graduate of Holly Springs High School, Katherine was a member of the National Honor Society, varsity swim captain and a member of the New Wave and Sunset Ridge swim teams. Though at times in her years at St. Michael’s she has felt doubt in her faith, she has participated in Bible studies and attended Youth retreats. Recently, a good friend reminded her of all that St. Michael’s and her faith have given her, and she was able to share her rekindled faith with a friend. “I”m so thankful for the friends I’ve made through my time at St. Michael’s and the way they have helped me grow in my faith.”

Katherine, who is the daughter of Ronda and Robert Hurlbert, will attend NSCU in the fall.

James King

A 2018 graduate of Leesville Road High School, James took a gap year to hike the Appalachian Trail. While at Leesville, he was chapter president of the Technical Student Association. As a 5th grader, James became an acolyte and remained so until graduation. He was very active in the Episcopal Youth Community, serving on five REACH mission trips and as an EYC volunteer. “Through both the acolyte program and EYC, I’ve become a responsible, dependable, respectful and better leader,” he says. “The leaders have been amazing role models in teach me how to be a better leader and adult in Christ’s vision. The REACH mission trips were humbling and taught me how to work in a group to achieve a challenging goal.”

James will leave the AT this summer and attend Appalachian State University in the fall. He is the son of Nancy and Grant King.

Joe Lingo

Joe graduated from Enloe High School, where he was a member of the Happy Accidents (the improv team), the National Art Society (secretary), the Enloe Civil Liberties Alliance and the Art Club (historian). At St. Michael’s, he has served as an acolyte and as a chalice bearer and he has been involved in EYC REACH mission work as well. He sang in the choir until 8th grade. “I still remember Mr. (Bill) Duff teaching me in confirmation class,” he writes. “I have learned how to help people and make the world a better place.

“But I’m not unlike other teenagers. Rare is the Sunday I way up and am excited to go to church. I feel like my faith is not very strong; I’ve had doubts as I’ve gone through high school, and I’m not sure how my beliefs fit with all the aspects of the Episcopal faith. One thing that never changes, though, is that somehow I always feel welcome at St. Michael’s.”

An artist, Joe will attend NC State in the fall. He is the son of Will and Kristen Lingo.

Wooten Wheless

A graduate of Broughton High School, Wooten is an Eagle Scout. He was a varsity golfer for four years, a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club and Key Club at Broughton. At St. Michael’s, he has been a senior crucifer and served on three REACH mission trips during high school.

“When I moved here in 2008, we joined St. Michael’s, the church my mother had gone to growing up and where my grandparents were active members. This has always made it a very special place for me, and I”m grateful to have gotten to know all the wonderful members over the years. St. Michael’s has also been the place where my faith has grown through service to the church and duty to God as an Eagle Scout. I have no doubt that this solid foundation built through my years at St. Michael’s will serve me well in college and beyond.”

Wooten, who is the son of Jim and Sterling Wheless, will attend UNC Chapel Hill this fall.

Mimi Keravuori Named Senior of the Year

Congratulations for Mimi Keravuori, who was named Senior of the Year on May 16 at the annual Spring Fling. Mimi has long been involved in our parish, particularly with Mission and Outreach, quietly serving as the hands and feet of Christ throughout her many years here.

Baptismal Classes for Parents

If you’d like to have your baby or child baptized in late summer or fall, we required parents to attend two classes taught by the Rev. Greg Jones.

July 10 and 17, 6:15-7:30 p.m., in the Adult Education Room

Child care will be provided.

Contact Lee Hayden to reserve your space.

Special Music Events for Spring

Friday, March 8
7:30 p.m.
Hymn Festival

Join us for a hymn festival led by Douglas Major, former organist and choirmaster of Washington National Cathedral. The festival will feature hymns from our Hymnal 1982, leading us through the Church Year from Advent to Pentecost! Mr. Major will also play organ pieces based on hymn tunes. Admission is free.

March 10, 2019
8 p.m.
Sung Compline

Music of Gabriel Jackson, Thomas Tallis and Thomas Mudd

A small group of singers will offer Sung Compline in our church on the First Sunday in Lent. Sung Compline is a deeply meditative way to end the day as the choir sings prayers, scripture and anthems. The service, which is sung in a darkened church, lasts less than 30 minutes.

Monday, April 1
7:30 p.m.
Choir at Clare College

The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge (UK), conducted by Graham Ross, returns to St. Michael’s for a second concert! This year’s program will be extraordinary, as the choir sings Lenten music by Gibbons, Tallis, Wesley, Howells and others, ending with Gerald Finzi’s “Lo, the full, final sacrifice.” They’ve programed the concert to take advantage of St. Michael’s superb pipe organ. Tickets are $25. Purchase tickets now at:

An Evening with the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry

On Monday, Dec. 17, the Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, visited St. Michael’s, which served as host for a Quail Ridge Books event promoting Bishop Curry’s new book, The Power of Love. Listen, as the Rev. Samuel Gregory Jones asks his longtime friend about his early ministry, Jesus of Nazareth, and about the power of spreading Jesus’ love throughout the world.