Weekly Services

Sunday Morning Worship – 10am Indoor/Outdoor & Livestream Recording with piano accompaniment
(with Nursery opening at 9:30am, check in at Parish Hall)
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
August 7, 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 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
The Rev. Mary Claugus Preaching - Sunday, July 31, 2022
What St. Michael's is About
St. Michael's, you are invited to

Join us for a baby shower honoring Michelle

August 27, 2022
Noon to 2pm
629 Laurel Dr.
Sacramento, 95864

Let us know you are coming with an email to rsvp@stmichaelscarmichael.org

If you are interested in helping, please let Rev. Mary know.
Church Flat Roof Replacement

The long awaited project of St. Michael's flat roof replacement is here! We will be having a crew out on Friday August 5th and again Monday - Friday August 8th - August 12th. Please be patient during this process if you are planning to come by the church and office.
Task Force Update

The Task Force met Sunday, July 31st. The group acknowledged that we are doing what we can reasonably do to minimize the spread of Covid in our congregation. We agreed that we would continue to follow the CDC and Sacramento County's recommendations, which we are at this time. We encourage those who are vulnerable to mask and require masks for attendees who are not vaccinated and/or boosted. Clergy will continue to mask during Worship except for their sermons.

We have multiple online Worship and Ministry opportunities for those who are especially vulnerable and unable to attend in person. Please contact the office if you have questions.
Coffee Hour

Coffee hour is in full swing and being enjoyed by many of us. This is an invitation to become an active participant in the Sunday morning gathering. There will be a sign up board in the parish hall for you to indicate which Sunday you would like to provide snacks to share. All the information you need is on that board. Thank you in advance for participating.
Forward Day by Day

We have the new Forward Day by Day's available in the Church on Sundays and the Church office during office hours. Please contact the office if you would like to pick one up or have one mailed to you.
Backpack Blessing - August 14th

Calling all students and those who work in the school system. All are invited to bring their backpack/workbag to worship on Sunday, August 14 at 10am where we will do a blessing of the bags, students, teachers, and those who work in the schools. After worship we will have a little goodie. 
Youth Acolyte Training - August 28th

Sunday, August 28 we will be holding an Acolyte training for kids following the 10am worship. This is a great opportunity for kids to get involved in a fun and really important ministry at St. Michael’s. Following the training we will have pizza and popsicles! If you have any questions, please talk to Sister Tina or Pastor Katie
Documentary & Discussion
Please view the video prior to the discussion. Full Episode can be found here or at the above link.
The Story of God
with Morgan Freeman

Beyond Life

Sunday August 28th
6:30pm on Zoom

Morgan Freeman explores how different religions past and present explain what happens when we die.
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 in person*. It will run for 6 weeks, October 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13. We will use practical experience to grow spiritually through reflection.

*Online participation may be available, please contact the office.
Sacred Circle

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.
River City Food Bank
River City Food Bank's 19th annual Empty Bowls event will be in two parts this year. All are invited to the Bowl Giveaway, no tickets are required. There are a few tickets available for the Empty Bowls Dinner! Click here for more information and links to the purchase tickets.

Bowl Giveaway
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Time: 11am – 1pm

We are excited to kick off our Empty Bowls event week with a drop-in Bowl Giveaway Day that is free to attend, and open to the public. 

Come out and learn more about River City Food Bank and leave with a bowl, hand-made with love.

Empty Bowls Event Details
Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022
Time: 6:00-9:00pm

This year and for the first time ever, Empty Bowls will be held outside at the Sacramento Zoo! Enjoy delicious appetizers, beer & wine, silent auction prizes, beautiful hand-made bowls, plated three course meal and a program that is sure to leave you inspired.

Click here to purchase your tickets today and ensure there are no barriers to food security!
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.
Piano Meditation
by John Cozza

Debussy--Canope from Preludes, Book II

This past Sunday I played a Debussy Prelude for the Offertory Solo; here is another Prelude by the "father" of Impressionism, Claude Debussy (1862-1918), whose birthday falls on August 22. Although the term "Impressionism" was applied to music for the first time in conjunction with Debussy's works, he never really liked the term to describe his music. He wanted his music to create a "mood, feeling, atmosphere" rather than creating an "impression" of a particular event or picture. In any case, this prelude does indeed create a mood of Antiquity, evoking the atmosphere of ancient Egypt (a Canope is a container, with the top in the form of an animal head of the gods, for holding the remains of a mummy). The tempo marking is "Très calme et doucement triste" ("Very calm and sweetly sad"), which is how it makes me feel whenever I play or hear it.
St. Michael's Connects
St. Michael's Men’s Breakfast - This Saturday

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.
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. There will be an Adult Acolyte Training this Sunday August 7th at 11:45am - 12:15pm following the 10am Worship Service. Please contact Sr. Tina Francesca or Michelle in the office if you are interested in joining this ministry and participating in the training.
On-Going Announcements
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 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.  On-line Giving
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
2140 Mission Avenue, Carmichael CA 95608