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

February 5, 2023

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

10am Service

The Rev. Mary Claugus Presiding

& The Rev. Rodney Davis Preaching

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 Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

The Rev. Mary Claugus Preaching

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Giving Statements

2022 Giving Statements are being mailed in the next few days. Please contact Kate Muris at 916-201-3546 if you have any questions.

Upcoming Events

Habitat for Humanity Build for Unity | February 3rd and 4th 7:30am to 2:30pm: We still have a few slots open on Friday February 4th! Sign up here!

Volunteer this Friday!

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper | February 21 at 6pm in Parish Hall.

Ash Wednesday | February 22 at 7am, noon and 7pm (Livestream)

St. Michael's

Learns & Connects

Living Compass: Living Well Through Lent

with Lisa Sargent

The Living Compass theme for the Lenten season is Practicing Compassion with All Your Heart, Soul, Strength and Mind.  

"Our task must be to free ourselves…by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures 

and the whole of nature and its beauty." Albert Einstein

Thought provoking daily readings and reflection questions to enhance your Lenten journey are provided by Living Compass and our Diocese free of cost.

The Living Compass Lenten booklets will be available at the church beginning Sunday, February 5. 

There are multiple ways you can engage with this material through Living Compass at https://www.livingcompass.org/lent

  • Signing up to receive a daily email of each reflection
  • Downloading a free PDF file
  • Purchasing an e-book on Amazon for .99 cents.

A weekly discussion group facilitated by Lisa Sargent will be offered on Sunday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm on Zoom beginning February 26. Please contact Lisa by e-mail at lisa@2sargents.com to sign up.

Consider taking a meaningful Lenten journey focused on compassion.

Lenten Book Study

with Rev. Mary & Pastor Katie

We will meet on Sundays, starting February 19th from 11:30am - 1:15pm in the Friendship Center.

Join us for an Lenten book study on Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner's Guide to Holy Week by Jewish scholar Amy-Jill Levine. 

Continuing Studies

  • Sacred Circle Meets the last Wednesday of every month at 6pm via zoom. For more information please contact Kate Muris.
  • Thursday Open Bible Study Meets every Thursday in the Friendship Center (and on Zoom) at 10am - 11:30am. For more information please contact Rev. Mary.

Shrove Tuesday

Pancake Supper, 6pm Parish Hall

Join us! St. Michael's will be hosting a pancake supper celebrating Shrove Tuesday. We hope to see you there! For reservations please email rsvp@stmichaelscarmichael.org and if you would like to be involved please contact Pastor Katie!

Maundy Thursday Dinner

6pm Parish Hall & Johnstone Hall

We will be gathering before our 7pm Maundy Thursday Service for Dinner. Please join us! For reservations please email rsvp@stmichaelscarmichael.org and if you would like to be involved please contact st.michaels@stmichaelscarmichael.org!

St. Michael's Children & Youth Connection

St. Michael's Easter Egg Hunt


St. Michaels Easter egg hunt is back! We will be holding an egg hunt for all children after the 10am worship on Easter morning. We need donations of candy and/or stuffed easter eggs. Please bring donations to the church office during the week or to church on Sunday mornings. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to hold this event again! Thank you for all your help. Pr Katie

St Michael's Theater Camp

Save the date! St Michaels first Theater Day camp will be held June 19th-23rd and 26th-30th and will be open to all students entering grades 2nd through 9th. Sophomores and up are encouraged to participate as volunteers. The cost for the 2-week camp will be $250 (some scholarships are available). This year we will be performing Annie kids! All are also encouraged to save June 30th at 5pm to come and watch their end of the week performance. More information will be coming soon.

St. Michael's Serves in the Community

Rise Against Hunger

Saturday March 18th, 12pm - 2pm

Parish and Johnstone Hall

Mercy and Social Justice is once again offering this opportunity to serve those who are hungry throughout the world. Come pack food bags that reach hungry people throughout the world. It is a very fun event and a great opportunity to gather as community to do something for those in need.

Last year we packed over 10,000 meals that went to support those in need in Nicaragua. This year we plan to pack over 15,000 meals! Come be a part of this super fun event!

More information about registration to follow!

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.

Additional outreach opportunities can be found on our website calendar linked below!


Holy Week Worship Services

Sunday April 2nd - 10am Palm Sunday

Thursday April 6th - 7pm Maundy Thursday (Livestream)

Gethsemane Watch Beginning 8pm to 7am Friday April 7th.

To sign up please contact Janice Bowdler

Friday April 7th - 7am & Noon Stations of the Cross

7pm The Passion of Christ (Livestream)

Saturday April 8th - 7pm Easter Vigil (Livestream)

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

Schubert--Andante from Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 664

With the composer's birthday falling on this past Tuesday, 1/31, this week's piano meditation is the slow movement of Schubert's Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 664 (the "D" refers to the catalog of Schubert's complete works by Otto Erich Deutsch, an Austrian musicologist). Even though it is only two pages long, it contains a wealth of profound feeling and harmonic/melodic color, in which I hear different facets every time I play it. I invite you to lose yourself in its musical beauty! 

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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