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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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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Telling the story of the days of #creation. #godlyplay #kidmin #youthsunday #genesis #bible
It's cold in our boss's office!

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"Blessing vibes" at St. Michael's #pentecost #sending #blessing #holyspirit
Pledge2Pray: Friday, June 2 - Between Despair and Thanksgiving⠀
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LOOK… and be curious.⠀
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WAIT… with prayerful expectation. Come Holy Spirit: Thy Kingdom Come.⠀
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READ… the text with an open mind.⠀
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Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish, saying, “I called to the Lord out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice. You cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the fl ood surrounded me; all your waves and your billows passed over me. Then I said, ‘I am driven away from your sight; how shall I look again upon your holy temple?’ The waters closed in over me; the deep surrounded me; weeds were wrapped around my head at the roots of the mountains. I went down to the land whose bars closed upon me forever; yet you brought up my life from the Pit, O Lord my God. As my life was ebbing away, I remembered the Lord; and my prayer came to you, into your holy temple. (Jonah 2:1-7)⠀
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LISTEN… for a word with a willing heart.⠀
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RESPOND… with prayer and action.⠀
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God of the stormy waters, who brought hope to Jonah when he was in despair and far from home; when we call to you from the depths of our lives we ask to know your saving help; bring us safely to new shores so that we may travel on with Jesus who is the Way. Amen.⠀
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Pledge2Pray: Thursday, June 1 - Between Sunset and Sunrise⠀
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LOOK… and be curious.⠀
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WAIT… with prayerful expectation. Come Holy Spirit: Thy Kingdom Come.⠀
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READ… the text with an open mind.⠀
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After these things, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, though a secret one because of his fear of the Jews, asked Pilate to let him take away the body of Jesus. Pilate gave him permission; so he came and removed his body. Nicodemus, who had at first come to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, weighing about a hundred pounds. They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it with the spices in linen cloths, according to the burial custom of the Jews. Now there was a garden in the place where he was crucified, and in the garden there was a new tomb in which no one had ever been laid. And so, because it was the Jewish day of Preparation, and the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there. (John 19:38-42)⠀
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LISTEN… for a word with a willing heart.⠀
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RESPOND… with prayer and action.⠀
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God of the darkness, in the time of lament and loss and at the apparent ending of all dreams, as we come face to face with the night, help us to sense the hope of life within the tomb. We pray in the name of Jesus, our dying and rising Lord. Amen⠀
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Pledge2Pray: Wednesday, May 31 - Between Breaths⠀⠀
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LOOK… and be curious.⠀⠀
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WAIT… with prayerful expectation. Come Holy Spirit: Thy Kingdom Come.⠀⠀
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READ… the text with an open mind.⠀⠀
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And it was so. God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation. (Genesis 1:30b-2:3)⠀⠀
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LISTEN… for a word with a willing heart.⠀⠀
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RESPOND… with prayer and action.⠀⠀
God, who in goodness and wonder shaped the world may we find rest and renewal with you, preparing in your presence for all the beautiful and mighty work that is to come, rising up with you to greet the next day and work for a new world with Jesus, your creative Word. Amen.⠀⠀
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Pledge2Pray: Tuesday, May 30 - Between Us Two⠀
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LOOK… and be curious.⠀
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WAIT… with prayerful expectation. Come Holy Spirit: Thy Kingdom Come.⠀
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READ… the text with an open mind.⠀
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In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me? For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfi lment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.” (Luke 1:39-45)⠀
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LISTEN… for a word with a willing heart.⠀
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RESPOND… with prayer and action.⠀
God of ever-changing life, who knit me together in my mother’s womb: you are with me even when I feel alone, and you know my thoughts before I speak. Help me to seek out your marvelous works⠀
in the shadows and in plain view, and let me leap for joy at their appearing! Amen.⠀
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Pledge2Pray: Monday, May 29 - Between Chaos and Courage⠀
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LOOK… and be curious.⠀
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WAIT… with prayerful expectation. Come Holy Spirit: Thy Kingdom Come.⠀
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READ… the text with an open mind.⠀
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As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites looked back, and there were the Egyptians advancing on them. In great fear the Israelites cried out to the Lord. They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us, bringing us out of Egypt? Is this not the very thing we told you in Egypt, ‘Let us alone and let us serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.” But Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid, stand firm, and see the deliverance that the Lord will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you see today you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to keep still.” (Exodus 14:10-14)⠀
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LISTEN… for a word with a willing heart.⠀
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RESPOND… with prayer and action.⠀
Redeemer God, when we look back in fear and forward with trembling, uncertain of what tomorrow will bring to our world; may we see your deliverance coming to us, may we keep still and wait for it, may we trust that a way will be made for your saving grace and healing love through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.⠀
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Pledge2Pray: Sunday, May 28 - Between Bystander and Game-Changer⠀
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LOOK… and be curious.⠀
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WAIT… with prayerful expectation. Come Holy Spirit: Thy Kingdom Come.⠀
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READ… the text with an open mind.⠀
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Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not think that in the king’s palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews. For if you keep silence at such a time as this, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another quarter, but you and your father’s family will⠀
perish. Who knows? Perhaps you have come to royal dignity for just such a time as this.” Then Esther said in reply to Mordecai, “Go, gather all the Jews to be found in Susa, and hold a fast on my behalf, and neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. I and my maids will also fast as you do. After that I will go to the king, though it is against the law; and if I perish, I perish.” (Esther 4:13-16)⠀
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LISTEN… for a word with a willing heart.⠀
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RESPOND… with prayer and action.⠀
God of the redeeming moment of the right people in the right places, we pray to be attentive to your Spirit so that we may be agents of your change;⠀
full of steadfast purpose and holy action, risk-takers in the face of apathy and death, speakers of truth in the face of silence. Jesus, grant us courage. Amen.⠀
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Pledge2Pray: Saturday, May 27 - Between Seeking and Finding⠀
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LOOK… and be curious.⠀
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WAIT… with prayerful expectation. Come Holy Spirit: Thy Kingdom Come.⠀
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READ… the text with an open mind.⠀
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LISTEN… for a word with a willing heart.⠀
When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi, where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah”. He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter). The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.” Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” (John 1:38-46, abridged)⠀
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RESPOND… with prayer and action.⠀
Jesus, who spoke words of invitation to young men still uncertain of their way through the world, may we hear your voice today - challenging, welcoming, calling us to abide. Help us to listen well and respond faithfully, drawing others with us into your loving, life-changing Kingdom, ⠀
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Amen⠀
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"And the child’s father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him." ⠀
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