St. Michael's, NYC

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Episcopal Church at 99th & Amsterdam on the #UWS. Our mission: Witness to Christ; share strength & love; invite others to our diverse parish family.

http://www.saintmichaelschurch.org/

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Lewellyn Alexander was one of the first members of St. Michael's to join the military when war was declared in 1917. Here's a bit of his story. Read more on our Views from the Archives blog.

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Sunday School, Middle School Group, and High School Group kick off for the year this weekend! Kids not registered yet? Fill out the form at http://bit.ly/2xj8j2q (link also on website in profile)⠀
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#sundayschool #youthgroup #christianed #kidmin #youthmin #christianformation #church #community #kickoff
"and on earth peace, alleluia" #WindowWednesday⠀
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#faith #angel #stainedglass #window #church
This Thankful Tuesday we give thanks for Deacon Richard P. Limato's first Sunday at St. Michael's! The Bishop of New York has assigned Deacon Richard to serve at St. Michael's for the next three years. His ministry is to guide our parish into deeper service and connection with people who have been marginalized, particularly those in our neighborhood. Deacon Richard's role in worship will reflect his calling to connect the Church with the needs of the world; he will read the Gospel, preach, prepare the altar for Communion and dismiss us into Christ's service in the world.⠀
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#deacon #servant #ministry #newrole #church #faith #community #thankful
Views from the Archives:⠀
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Until now, little has been known about the architect of the second church.  In John Punnett Peters’ centennial history of St. Michael’s, Priest is named in passing as the architect, but the full extent of his involvement in the day-by-day design and building of the second church has only recently been uncovered by examination of  the examined mid-nineteenth century financial records in St. Michael’s archives.⠀
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John W. Priest, just coming to prominence when the vestry of St. Michael’s hired him, was based in Newburgh, New York. He was one of only five architects with membership in the New York Ecclesiological Society (founded in 1848, and still in existence today (http://ecclsoc.org/)). He was a founding member of the prestigious American Institute of Architects (www.aia.org/), established just a year and a half after he completed his work at St. Michael’s.⠀
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St. Michael’s detailed financial records reveal Priest’s close involvement with the building process. He and William Twine, St. Michael’s longtime sexton, worked closely together and with many local craftspeople and artisans. Priest even oversaw many of the church’s interior details. He ordered velvets (for an unspecified use) and chairs and pews; he worked with local glaziers; he coordinated landscaping efforts with the sewer-builders.⠀
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There is no explicit record of how the vestry of St. Michael’s came to choose John W. Priest as the architect of the second church. However, he was part of a group of artists, architects, landscape designers who were collectively changing the Manhattan cityscape. Among these was Calvert Vaux, now well known to New Yorkers as one of Central Park’s designers. St. Michael’s vestry were powerful initiators and supporters of the creation of the Park. The Calvert Vaux-John W. Priest circle would naturally have overlapped with the civic leaders who had responsibility for St. Michael’s financial, legal and social well being.⠀
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[Item 653, Building. Received N. York, June 2nd 1854, from J. F. DePeyster, Esq.r, Treasurer of St. Michael’s Church N. Y. one hundred and fifty dollars, on account of plans +c (sic: etc) for said church. $150-. (signed John W
Gloria in excelsis ⠀
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#WindowWednesday #faith #angel #stainedglass #window #church
We just finished making our three #desert boxes for #GodlyPlay. Thanks to everyone who helped yesterday and previously. #kidmin #bible #holyfamily #ancestors #genesis #storytelling #sandbox
Fr. Kyle with #FlatStMichael at a church conference in #Berlin. #angel #art #church #summer #travel
Going away this weekend? Don't forget #FlatStMichael! Here he is with Andrea in #NewMexico last week.

Download at link in profile.

#hiking #vacation #travel #art #angel #saint #church #faith #community
Bring #FlatStMichael on your summer travels! ⠀
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Wherever you are this summer, remember that God loves you and is with you—and that you are part of the St. Michael’s Church family. Take a picture of yourself with #FlatStMichael and share it on social media so that we can all see how St. Michael’s Church is connected no matter where we are!⠀
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O God, our heavenly Father, whose glory fills the whole creation, and whose presence we find wherever we go: Preserve those who travel; surround them with your loving care; protect them from every danger; and bring them in safety to their journey’s end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.⠀
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You can download the image and traveling prayers from the St. Michael's website (link in profile). ⠀
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#prayer #travel #summer #vacation #angel #stmichael #church #family #holiday #photos
Telling the story of the days of #creation. #godlyplay #kidmin #youthsunday #genesis #bible
It's cold in our boss's office!

#staffmeeting #church #office #nyc #episcopal