Weekly Services

10am Sunday Morning Worship Eucharist & Choir also Livestreamed

Nursery opens at 9:30am & Children's Sunday School 10am

5pm Sunday Evening Contemplative Prayer – Zoom

9am Morning Prayer – Zoom, Monday through Thursday

8pm Compline – Facebook Live, Monday through Thursday

11:45am Thursday Noon Day Prayer – Zoom

January 22, 2023

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Annual Meeting & Religious Life Sunday

10am Service

The Rev. Rodney Davis Preaching

& The Rev. Mary Claugus Presiding

10am Indoor/Outdoor Worship and Livestream

10am Livestream to YouTube, Facebook & the website

For the link visit our homepage right before the service

5pm Contemplative Prayer Zoom Service

The Honoring of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Rev. Mary Claugus Preaching

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Religious Life Sunday

is in acknowledgment of Religious orders and Christian Communities, their missions, ministries and contributions to the Church. For more information please check out the Diocese page—https://www.episcopalchurch.org/who-we-are/religious-orders-and-christian-communities/listings/.

Upcoming Events

Annual Meeting

We hope to see you at the Annual Meeting on Sunday!

January 22, 2023


We will begin the meeting in the sanctuary immediately following the postlude. Those on zoom, join us about 11:20am and please be patient for the room to be opened. You can follow the 10am service Livestream and when it ends, the Zoom Room will open.

Zoom - https://us06web.zoom.us/j/4883550916. 

Lunch will be provided after the business part of the meeting in the Parish and Johnstone hall. We will break up into table and/or zoom breakout rooms to share an important event in our lives that marked our coming into adulthood. For me, it was the first time I went out with friends without asking for permission or letting anyone in my family know where I was or where I was going. By the way, it was to the Dairy Queen!  

We will send out the full Annual Report with our 2022 financials via email on Friday.

Nominees for Vestry 2023

Tammy Murray

I view serving on vestry as an opportunity to give back to St. Michael's. I have previously served as a member on vestry and was also Senior Warden. My involvement in the life of the parish also includes Altar Guild, EfM and fundraising. I have facilitated and participated in team building activities and strategic planning over the years for St. Michael's. It would be an honor to serve St. Michael's vibrant congregation once again in this way.

Renee Pierce

I am a committed, active member in the St. Michael's community. I served as a leader in various capacities, including as Senior Warden at the height of the Pandemic and shutdowns. I demonstrated an ability to lead with a love of service and Evangelism in my time on Vestry, as well as on the Bishop Transition, Stewardship and Fundraising Committee's.

Chris Chamness

I am blessed to be a lifelong Episcopalian and love what St. Michael's offers in religious services, educational ministries and community outreach. I am a retired military logistics officer with an MBA degree. As a practicing attorney at law, I advised small businesses and start-ups as well as starting my own small business in 1988. I served as a Vestry member from 2019 to 2021 as well as Stewardship Committee Chair and found the duties to be very fulfilling.

Nominees for Diocesan Convention 2023

Holly Yue

Representing St. Michael's at the Diocesan Convention again in 2023 would be an honor! What a great opportunity to learn what is happening in the Diocese of Northern California and in the greater church, as well as to share with others the good work we are doing as a congregation in our own community. I have attended convention several times, once with St. Michael's. Convention is also a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with people from our own faith community of St. Michael's - truly a blessing!

Kate Muris

I have been a delegate a number of years. I want to continue being a delegate as I have learned much about our church and recognize it is growing and changing, as I believe it must. I feel I have an open mind tempered by experience and a willing heart to listen and discern.

Sr. Tina Francesca

I have been a delegate to convention five times during my forty-nine years attending St. Michael’s. I am interested in the life of the wider church family and the ministries that draw the world to know the Trinity. It is exciting to experience the wider Episcopal Church through listening, seeing, and working with others to spread the gospel while engaging in corporate worship, and ministry in representing St. Michael’s.

Renée Pierce

This will be my third time serving as a delegate. I feel my experience with various ministries such as the vestry and serving as the senior warden make me an ideal candidate. My love and commitment to St. Michael’s calls me to this ministry.

Mary Davy

I have served as a delegate several times in the past. I served a number of years on the Diocesan Commission on Ministry, Committee on Lay Ministry and also led the Bishop Search Committee in 2018. These experiences gave me an appreciation and knowledge of the variety of challenges our diocese faces, as well as the many wonderful ministries that are being done in the Episcopal Church throughout Northern California. I would be honored to serve as a delegate representing St. Michael’s.

Suzanne Phinney

Suzanne and her family are long time members of St. Michael’s. She has served on the Vestry, the Campus Space Committee which oversaw the renovation and the Stewardship Committee the last few years. Suzanne has been very active and involved over the years in a number of areas. Suzanne looks forward to representing St. Michael’s by serving as a 2023 Diocesan Convention Delegate.

Janice Bowdler

I am a long time member of St. Michael’s and active participant of our ministries. I have served as a Diocesan delegate several times and would be honored to serve again. I feel this is an opportunity to further my involvement while at the same time represent us at an important time.

Documentary & Discussion

January 29, 2023 6:15pm Friendship Room

We will be gathering to discuss New Habits over a soup supper. For more info, see below.

Habitat for Humanity Build for Unity

February 1st, 3rd, and 4th 7:30am to 2:30pm

If you are interested or know someone who might want to volunteer for this, connect with Dancy Dobrenick (916) 837-9248 dancy@surewest.net.

River City Food Bank

RCFB is looking to recruit more volunteers on upcoming Fridays. Volunteer openings can be found here. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Pamela Dupzyk, with questions and if you need help with signing up.

St. Michael's Children & Youth Connection

Starr King Winter Wonderland Pancake Breakfast

Volunteers still needed!

Helpers may be working on the breakfast, working at one of the craft tables or helping hand out clothing items to families. Please contact the office st.michaels@stmichaelscarmichael.org if you are interested in participating.

St. Michael's Learns

Documentary & Discussion

& Soup Supper

Sunday January 29th at 6:15pm

Join us for our Documentary and Discussion. This month we will be focusing on new habits and how they are formed (and kept). As it is January, now is a wonderful opportunity to discover new ways of being in the world around us and as a community in meaningful and purposed ways.

A soup supper will be provided in person, and we also will offer a zoom hybrid (https://us06web.zoom.us/j/4883550916) for those unable to attend in person. If you have any questions, please contact Pr. Katie.

Learning with

The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California

I Will With God's Help: Journey Toward Racial Healing and Justice

This one-day in-person workshop was specially developed for the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California by the Commission for Intercultural Ministries. Renew your Baptismal Covenant as we learn about forms of historic and contemporary racism and how to engage in ministry with sensitivity and respect for all.

Saturday, January 21 I 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Sacramento

Register: https://forms.gle/tAa9a3Wmij2e3PsL9

Suggested lunch donation of $10 (cash or check) on day of workshop.

Please note that due to the nature of the program, attendance is limited to 30 participants.

Contact Jo Ann Williams, bjwilli@surewest.net, for questions.

St. Michael's Serves in the Community

Habitat for Humanity

Build for Unity

With the approval of the Vestry, St. Michael's Mercy & Social Justice Committee will once again sponsor Habitat for Humanity's Build for Unity program. Our dates will be Wednesday February 1, Friday February 3 and Saturday February 4. We need 10 volunteers for each day from 7:30am to 2:30pm. Please contact Dancy Dobrenick at 916-837-8248 or dancy@surewest.net with questions and if you would like to sign up for a date!

Outreach Opportunities

Working with our partners, we invite you to sign up to help in the following ways found on our website.

You can also check out our partners' websites for more details.

Opportunity to help in Ukraine
Support Episcopal Relief & Development in providing humanitarian aid in response to the crisis in Ukraine. By donating to the Ukraine Crisis Response Fund, you will help meet critical needs for people fleeing the violence including food, cash, blankets and hygiene supplies. Visit episcopalrelief.org/ukraine-crisis.

Celebrating the Lives of our Beloved Members

The Celebration of Life service for Selma Fields will be at St. Michael's on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 11am.

The Celebration of Life service for Laurie Lineer will be at St. Michael's on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 11am. Read her full obituary HERE.

Piano Meditation

by John Cozza, Music Director

Scriabin-Prelude in c# minor for Left Hand Alone, Op. 9/i   

January 6 is the birthday of Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915), a classmate at the Moscow Conservatory and contemporary of Sergei Rachmaninov, and a virtuoso composer/pianist in his own right. When an injury to his right hand forced him to give that hand some rest, he composed several works for the left hand alone, including this haunting, Chopin-inspired Prelude.

On-Going Announcements

St. Michael's Men’s Breakfast

Men's breakfast is on the first Saturday of every month at FlapJacks Diner. The group meets at 8am at the restaurant. FlapJacks Diner is on El Camino Ave. Please reply to Jim Dodds so he will have an idea of the numbers. If you have any additional questions, please contact the office.

Centering Prayer

All are welcome to come and pray! Centering prayer meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month via Zoom. Newcomers are welcome to come at 6:45pm for a Centering Prayer Newcomer Orientation. Centering Prayer begins at 7pm. We will offer a 20 minute centering prayer sit, followed by a variety of contemplative practices. They may include: Lectio Divina, experiential spirituality and occasionally a guest speaker. For more information, please contact the office 916.488.3550 or Chuck Schaller 916.390.3465.

Prayers for Pregnant Women & Their Babies

We have an ongoing relationship with the Episcopal Sisters at the Order of Julian of Norwich monastery who pray daily for pregnant women and their babies. If you have name(s) of loved one(s) who are expecting that you would like to have included in the sisters' prayers, please email Fr. Rod at fatherrod@stmichaelscarmichael.org.

Giving Thanks with Flowers!

You can still remember your loved ones and celebrate important moments in your life with the gift of flowers to the church.  

If you would like to give in this way, please let the office know

and what you would like to give thanks for in the bulletin. You can send a check (or drop it off) to the office or pay on-line.  

St. Michael's Hours

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9am - 1pm

Sanctuary and Courtyard are open during office hours. Please let the office know you will be coming. Call 916.488.3550 or email.

Pastoral Hours

Rev. Mary will be available on request. Please call the office to schedule.


Pastor Katie's office hours are Mondays, 9am - 11am.


Thank you all for generously supporting St. Michael's and our ministries. We are accepting pledge payments through the mail. We are also accepting online giving. You may have to set up an account to do so. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Kate Muris.

St. Michael's Episcopal Church
2140 Mission Avenue, Carmichael CA 95608
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