Weekly Services

Sunday Morning Worship – 10am In-person & 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 14, 2022

The Rev. Mary Claugus Preaching
& The Rev. Rodney Davis Presiding

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

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Pastor Katie Holeman Preaching - Sunday, August 7, 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
Saturday
Noon to 2pm
629 Laurel Dr.
Sacramento, 95864

Task Force Update

The Task Force met last Sunday July 31st and it is the wisdom of the group that we are doing what we can to minimize the spread of Covid in our congregation. We will continue to 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. Courtyard seating will also continue to be an option for those who prefer to distance and worship outdoors.

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.
One of Bishop Megan’s priorities is Continuing Education for both our clergy and lay leaders. To that end, Bishop Megan in partnership with ASU, brought a non-profit training course, Best Skills, Best Churches program, to our diocese encouraging church staff, volunteers, and parishioners to take this course.

The next course “year” is 2022-2023 and starts next month on September 23, 2022. 
River City Food Bank
River City Food Bank's 19th annual Empty Bowls event will be in person again this year and a couple tickets are still available! Click here for more information and links to the purchase tickets.

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!

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.
Altar Guild

Altar Guild is having a zoom meeting check in on Thursday August 25th at 5pm. Please contact Jan Bowdler for the zoom link if you are interested in attending and joining the ministry.
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.
Choir is coming Back!
Sunday, September 11th

The St. Michael's Chancel Choir is coming back from Summer Break on Sunday September 11th. In preparation they will start up their weekly choir rehearsals on Thursday, September 1st from 6:30 - 8pm in the sanctuary.

Please contact John Cozza if you are interested in joining! All sections are open for new members.
Choral Masterworks
by John Cozza

"Great" Mass in c minor, K. 427 by Mozart

Great Mass in C minor (German: Große Messe in c-Moll), K. 427/417a, is the common name of the musical setting of the mass by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and considered one of his greatest works. He composed it in Vienna in 1782 and 1783 after his marriage when he moved to Vienna from Salzburg. This large-scale work, a missa solemnis, is scored for two soprano soloists, a tenor and a bass, double chorus and large orchestra.


Here is a powerful performance by Leonard Bernstein conducting the Chorus and Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio, with an excellent quartet of soloists including Arleen Auger and Frederica von Stade, from the magnificent Parish Church in Waldsassen, Bavaria:
St. Michael's Connects
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. 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.
916.488.3550.

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