Weekly Services

Sunday Morning Worship with Choir 10am In-person & Livestream

(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

September 25, 2022

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

10am Morning Service

 The Rev. Mary Claugus Preaching & Presiding

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

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Pastor Katie Holeman Preaching - Sunday, September 18, 2022

Give out of Gratitude for God's Grace

Your Investment in the Work of St. Michael’s

A message from the Senior Warden, Doug Davy

St. Michael’s is part of the head, hands, and feet of the Body of Christ, and our stellar staff are the head, hands and feet of St. Michael’s. Our Clergy and Staff make things happen; planning, developing, and guiding all of our programs and for this reason, a little more than 50 percent of your pledge goes to salaries and benefits for our Rector, Associate Priest, Music Director, Parish Administrator, Sexton, Video Technician, and Nursery Caregiver. Our Staff deserve a pleasant workplace and efficient tools and we need facilities in which we can meet in worship and fellowship. Buildings and grounds/upkeep expenses for the Sanctuary, Office and Class/meeting rooms, Johnstone Hall and Parish Hall, the courtyard and grounds, make up an additional 18 percent of the budget, more than half of which is for utilities like electricity, gas, and water. General office expenses are another 9 percent (phone and computer expenses, postage, photocopies, advertising, and our accounting consultant). Our support to the Diocese of Northern California and National Episcopal Church and their many programs and parish support services comes to 14 percent. Finally, about 6 percent of our budget goes to standard program, outreach, and special event expenses. These funds cover worship costs (altar guild and choir), and support for stewardship and fund-raising programs and events. 

Each year, our Rector and Treasurer, carefully go over our actual costs from the current year and create a new year’s budget in accordance with our practices, needs, plans, and programs, for Vestry review and approval in December. The next year’s budget is presented to the Parish at the Annual Meeting in January. Thank you for your essential investment in the important work that we do at St. Michael’s.

Looking towards the Future--All Things are possible through God

October 2nd Sunday BBQ 

in the Courtyard

Join us for our Ingathering Sunday BBQ immediately following the 10am Service in the courtyard. Please let us know you are coming.  Two or three volunteers are needed to help set up and assist during the BBQ. Please contact Eileen Thomas if you would like to help out! 


What St. Michael's is About


October 2nd - Feast of St. Michael's & Ingathering Sunday BBQ after 10am Service

October 9th - Feast of St. Francis in the Courtyard with Blessing of the Animals

October 21st to 22nd - 112th Annual Diocesan Convention in Redding Civic Auditorium 

October 29th - St. Michael's 2022 Fall Fundraiser

October 31st - Trunk or Treat

November 1st - Mercy & Social Justice Grant Applications Due

   2022 Fundraiser October 29 

ALOHA! Please join us for a night of fun, food and fundraising  

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Buying tickets is a two step process: “Order Tickets” and “Purchase Tickets” (see buttons below). To purchase tickets online, select “Luau – 2022 St. Michael’s Fundraiser” from the drop down menu. You can also purchase tickets with a check or cash. Drop your checks and cash off in the office, put it in the plate on Sunday, or mail them. Please include a copy of your completed Ticket Order Form or a note indicating that your ticket form was completed online and that your cash or check is for the Luau 2022 and the number of tickets.

All Tickets must be ordered and purchased by October 21st.  Thank you for supporting our fundraising efforts.

Order Tickets
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Feast of St. Francis

Sunday, October 9th, 10am

It is bring your pets to church Day!

The blessings will be during this courtyard service.  There will be bragging rights for the coolest animal and forgiveness for the loudest!  All are welcome!

Please bring your pets for the blessing.

St. Michael's Children & Youth Connection

Godly Play 

Our children's program, Godly Play, is open every Sunday during our 10am Worship for children in preschool - 6th grade in Johnstone Hall. Spread the word! Please contact Pastor Katie with questions. 

Parent Group Meeting 

Will be starting on Thursday October 13th at 8:30am in the Friendship Center. We will meet every 2nd Thursday of the month at the same time. Please contact Pastor Katie with questions and if you are interested in attending. 

St. Michael's Listens & Learns

Documentary & Discussion

Sunday, September 25 at 6:30pm 

The theme for this month's Discussion is Consumerism, following the theme in Luke's Gospel.

Hybrid Meeting - In the Conference Room and On Zoom.  For this one, we will watch the following two Ted Talks together.

The Power of Consumerism: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility | Daniel Dubois | TEDxSFU

Conscious consumerism - time to shop & live - our values | Diane Ridgway-Cross | TEDxMontrealWomen

Fall Classes for Adults

St. Michael's Step Work

Beginning today! Wednesday September 21, 2022, 7-8pm

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

The foundation of this step work is a relationship with a high power, honesty, humility, and an openness to see 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. We will continue to meet from 7 - 8pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday's of the month. 

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.

Sign up!

St. Michael's Serves in the Community

 2022 Mercy and Social Justice Parishioner Guided Grants Application Cycle Opens!

The Mercy and Social Justice Ministry Committee’s mission is “to represent God’s love and compassion through acts of mercy and justice.” In 2022 the committee has continued to focus on providing financial support, in-kind donations, service, and forming partnerships in the greater community to love and aid neighbors and strangers in need. In keeping with our mission, St. Michael’s will again be supporting community outreach through the 2022 Mercy and Social Justice Parishioner Guided Grants.


Parishioner Guided Grants Program

You are invited to nominate a program in which St Michael’s parishioners’ are involved. The grants will be awarded to programs that address basic needs of food, shelter, education and health. For this cycle, grant amounts are anticipated to range from $500-$2,000.  Please send all nominations to Dancy Dobrenick at dancy@surewest.net by end of day Tuesday, November 1, 2022. Paper copies of the grant application will be on the Ushers’ desk in the Sanctuary. Grants will be awarded in December 2022. All recipient organizations will be invited to participate at our 2023 Outreach Sunday by sending a representative and organizational information, including volunteer opportunities. 


For more information contact: Dancy Dobrenick

Grant Application


CSP-Sacramento Prison  

 October 6, 2022 to October 9, 2022

Seeking homemade cookies to be delivered to church on Sunday 10/2/2022.

We will need lots and lots of cookies!  up to 300 dozen ...... that’s 3600 cookies!

Homemade cookies in prison are a rare and tangible expression of Christian love and an indication of God’s concern for people who seldom encounter love and concern. Many have said “I came for the cookies, but found Jesus.  May God bless you for the gift of baking! You have no idea who your cookies will touch. God does!

In this attachment, you will find "must follow guidelines" with an article and recipes.  Happy Baking! 

In case of questions please contact John Quené

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 partner's 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.

Chamber music rehearsal open to members of

St. Michael's


Sinfonia Spirituosa 

Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Spirituosa, will be coming to the St. Michael's campus next month (October 12th and 13th) to rehearse for their upcoming concerts at Trinity Cathedral in Sacramento and St. Mary Magdalen in Berkeley. They are opening up four rehearsal times for informal audiences and are inviting our members to come and appreciate this wonderful music played with Baroque instruments.  The repertoire spans 100 years of Baroque music.  Please come and enjoy!

The rehearsals open to informal audiences will be 

Wednesday October 12th, 3 - 5:15pm and 6:30 - 8:45pm 

Thursday October 13th, 3 - 4:45pm and 6:45 - 8:45pm 

If you would like to check out their upcoming concerts please visit their website https://sinfoniaspirituosa.org/performances/.

Choir Music Librarians Emeriti Honored

Longtime choir members Hugh and Kay Griffin, have served as the Music Librarians for over 10 years. They have just passed the baton to Kate Muris and Paula Frink. We greatly appreciate the outstanding efforts of Hugh and Kay in organizing and caring for this precious resource. They were invaluable while moving the library after the completion of the sanctuary renovation.  Monday, September 19, 2022, at the Vestry meeting, it was unanimously decided to bestow the honor of Choir Music Librarians Emeriti on Hugh and Kay for their excellent service to the choir and exemplary care of our music. Please join the choir and vestry in congratulating them on this honor!  

Piano Meditation

by John Cozza

Mendelssohn--Song without Words, Op. 53/iv

Here is a serene, lyrical Song without Words (a genre that composer invented) by Felix Mendelssohn. Enjoy! 

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.

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 Fall 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
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