Weekly Services

Sunday Morning Worship – 10am Indoor/Outdoor & Livestream Recording with piano accompaniment
Sunday Evening 5pm Zoom Service – Contemplative Prayer
9:30am Morning Prayer – Zoom/Facebook Live:
Mondays & Wednesdays
8pm Compline – Facebook Live Monday through Thursday
Thursday Noon Day Prayer – Facebook Live
Thursday Evening 5:30pm Eucharist
Weekly Sermons – Posted Sunday afternoons
We hope you have a wonderful and safe Independence Day weekend!

We will not have 9:30am Morning prayer on Monday, July 4th and our office will be closed in observance of the 4th of July. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

July 3, 2022

Pastor Katie Holeman Preaching
& The Rev. Mary Claugus Presiding

10am Livestream to Vimeo, Facebook & the website
For the link visit our homepage right before the service

The Third Sunday after Pentecost
The Rev. Rodney Davis Preaching - Sunday, June 26, 2022
What St. Michael's is About
Celebrating Graduates July 3rd!

This Sunday, July 3rd, we will be celebrating all High School, College and upper level Graduates! If you or someone you know graduated this year, we want to celebrate them! Please contact Pastor Katie or Michelle in the office with their name and graduation class. We will honor them at the July 3rd 10am Worship Service with a prayer and blessing as they embark on the next stage of their journey.

Currently we have two graduates we will be celebrating, Mary Katherine (She will be in person) as well as Taylor Donoghue (She will not be in person).

Mary Katherine Decker graduated from C.K. McClatchy High School on June 14. Mary Katherine’s parents are Sarah Foley and Dave Decker. You may recall Mary Katherine as the 2004 St. Michael’s Christmas Pageant Baby Jesus, or from her days watching kids in the Sunday nursery. Mary Katherine will be attending Sacramento City College in the fall. Her future plans include transferring to a university “close to the beach.” She is interested in studying anthropology and likes spending time with her friends. You can find her this summer slinging ice cream at the Baskin Robbins on Folsom Boulevard in East Sacramento.

Taylor Donoghue graduated from Oregon State University with her Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology and a Minor in Chemistry. For now, she plans to work, travel, and enjoy what life has in store for the time being while she considers possibly pursuing a Graduate program in the future.
In Case you have not heard ....
Our Nursery is open

Nursery workers begin at 9:30 and are here for the 10am Worship Service. Please meet with the nursery workers in the Parish Hall before the service to check in. Please contact the office with questions.
Calling All Photographers!

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE think about joining the Photography Ministry. If you love to take photos, this is a service opportunity for you. This is an opportunity for you to enhance our website and be part of growing our church. We are in the digital age and need digital pictures to tell our story of worship, service, and hospitality. Please let Michelle know if you are interested in this new ministry.
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and Trinity Cathedral
invite you to join us for

Vacation Bible School!

August 1st – 5th at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
2140 Mission Ave. Carmichael, 95608. 

Our hours will be 8:00 a.m. till 12:00 noon with early drop off beginning at 7:30 and late pick-up until 12:30. 
Kids from age 4 to 5th grade are welcome!
$30 per child, $20 for each additional sibling. 

6th – 12th grade youth are welcome to join us as counselors; this is a great opportunity for service hours! 

If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Katie. To register please visit HERE!
Documentary & Discussion
Please view the video prior to the discussion. Full Episode can be found here or at the above link.
Creation
The Story of God
with Morgan Freeman

Sunday July 24th
6:30pm on Zoom

In continuation of “The Story of God” series. In this episode we look at these questions: Are there similarities among the religious creation stories from around the world? How do they compare with the scientific theory of the creation of the cosmos and the dawn of civilization?
Sacred Circle - Tomorrow at 6pm!

We are continuing our Sacred Circle Gatherings by popular request. Kate Muris and Marilyn McEntyre invite you to meet as you can on the last Wednesday of each month, from 6 to 7pm on zoom. Our format is to have quiet time together to listen, pray and reflect on offered readings and poetry. For more information and to join us, please contact Kate Muris at katherinemuris@gmail.com. All are welcome.
Fall Classes for Adults
We have been busy planning for fall classes. They are all designed to deepen your spiritual connection with God while working with other members to grow friendships in the congregation.

Welcome to St. Michael's
Beginning Sunday September 11, 2022

We will be meeting on Sunday’s from 11:45am - 1:15pm in the Friendship center. This class is for newcomers, visitors who want to know more about St. Michael’s, and new members.

St. Michael's Step Work
Beginning Wednesday September 21, 2022

We will be meeting from 7pm - 8pm on Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. There are many 12 step programs that work to help people recover from addictions of many kinds: Alcohol, drugs, etc. The foundation of this step work is a relationship with a high power, honesty, humility, and an openness to seeing old things in a new way. This class will help you explore the principles of the 12 steps as a way to deepen your relationship with God and in doing so, the promise is that you will find peace, love, and joy in your life. The work is simple in theory but difficult in practice. Be warned, this is a class that will change you if you let it.

Growing More Deeply 
Beginning Sunday October 9, 2022

Growing More Deeply: Learning, Experiencing, and Reflecting will be the focus of this class beginning October 9th 11:45am to 1:15pm. It will run for 6 weeks, October 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13. We will use practical experience to grow spiritually through reflection.
STARR KING Backpacks???

Normally this time of year many parishioners begin keeping an eye out for sales on backpacks and school supplies. We have just learned that the school has received a one-time FACE grant from the San Juan Unified School District that will provide every student at Starr King a backpack and school supplies for the 2022-23 school year. Starr King would greatly welcome our support again for the 2023-24 school year!

Please stay tuned for other opportunities to support the students and staff of Starr King in the 2022-23 school year...
God's Helping Hands Laundry Days    

Mark your calendars for August 20, 2022, 8:45-11:30am. We need volunteers for God's Helping Hands Laundry Days at Launderland, 3100 Fulton Ave. (North of Marconi Ave.) from 9-11AM (last loads in by 11AM). 

This is an opportunity to help our neighbors who do not have access or means to launder their clothing and other essentials.  Volunteers assist by handling the money (quarters to run the machines, laundry detergent, etc.) and providing a positive community environment of support for our neighbors to meet their basic needs. 

St. Michael's future dates: 8/20/22, 10/15/22, and 12/17/22. 

To Volunteer or get more information Contact Julie Linderman
        (email: Julie.linderman@att.net or phone: 916-485-2978)
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.
Choral Masterworks
by John Cozza

Lincoln Portrait by Aaron Copland
 
In honor of the 4th of July: Copland's Lincoln Portrait is not exactly a "choral" masterpiece, but Lincoln's words are always inspiring and seem especially appropriate at this time of year. Conductor Andre Kostelanetz commissioned Copland to write a musical portrait of an "eminent American" for the New York Philharmonic. Copland chose President Abraham Lincoln, and used material from speeches and letters of Lincoln, as well as original folk songs of the period, including "Camptown Races" and "On Springfield Mountain". Copland finished Lincoln Portrait in April 1942.
 

And here is a wonderful live performance from London from 1976 with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein, with one of the great American singers of the 20th Century, bass-baritone William Warfield, narrating:
St. Michael's Connects
Celebration of Life

John Jervis
There will be a Celebration of Life for John Jervis on Saturday July 23, 2022 at 10am with a reception to follow. This will be livestreamed.

Richard Wagner
There will be a Celebration of Life for Richard Wagner on Saturday July 23, 2022 at 1pm with a reception to follow

John West
There will be a Celebration of Life for John West on Saturday July 30, 2022 at 10am with a reception to follow. Full obituary can be found here.
Greeters & Acolytes Needed
 
We need a few more greeters and acolytes for our Sunday 10am services.

The greeters welcome all parishioners and assist in sign-in. The greeter also has the important task of taking down the name and contact info for all newcomers of St. Michael's at check in! Please contact Mary Ellen or Michelle in the office if you are interested in joining this ministry.

Acolytes assist the clergy with worship leadership during worship service. They lead processions, raise the spirit in the church with flying doves, assist in the proclamation of the Gospel, and assist the priest and deacon at the altar. Please contact Sr. Tina Francesca or Michelle in the office if you are interested in joining this ministry.
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 on the numbers. If you have any additional questions, please contact the office.
Dementia/Alzheimer’s Care Giver Support Group

Jim Dodds is setting up a Support Group for dementia/Alzheimer’s care givers. If you want to receive support from others who are taking care of dementia/Alzheimer’s patients just send Jim an email jmdodds@surewest.net. Jim took care of his wife Polly in their home for six years. Polly is now in a memory care facility in Sacramento. This group is open to all members of the community who are caring for family members.

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.

Opportunity to serve in worship
 
We are continuing to schedule readers and responders for Sunday service, recorded live on Sunday mornings at 10am. Please contact Mary Ellen Ferguson if you are interested.

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 Summer 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 on vacation until July 23rd. Please call the office
916.488.3550 for administrative questions and Pastor Katie for pastoral concerns.

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

Giving 

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.  On-line Giving
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
2140 Mission Avenue, Carmichael CA 95608