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

March 19, 2023

The Fourth Sunday in Lent

10am Service

The Rev. Mary Claugus Preaching

& The Rev. Rodney Davis Presiding

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 Third Sunday in Lent

The Rev. Rodney Davis Preaching

Sunday, March 12, 2023

St. Michael's

Learns & Connects

Documentary & Discussion

Sunday March 26th 6pm

Friendship Center & Zoom

St. Michaels has the practice of gathering once a month, in person and on zoom, to watch a documentary together followed by lively discussion. Each month is a new topic typically focused around social justice topics, but occasionally, we throw in a curve ball.

All are invited to join us Sunday, March 26 at 6pm for this month’s Documentary and Discussion. We will be focusing on food consumption by way of a documentary called Let Us Be Heroes - The True Cost of our Food Choices. We will take a look at how our food choices affect how our bodies can be in the world. As is our practice, we will offer a light soup supper to enjoy while we watch the documentary together, followed by discussion. All are encouraged to join us. If you are joining by Zoom please follow this link.

Continuing Studies


Maundy Thursday Dinner

6pm Parish Hall & Johnstone Hall

Join us! For reservations please email rsvp@stmichaelscarmichael.org and if you would like to be involved please contact st.michaels@stmichaelscarmichael.org

Easter Brunch

Parish Hall & Johnstone Hall

Join us! We will be having an Easter brunch immediately following the 10am Easter Service and Egg Hunt! Please contact the office to sign up.

St. Michael's Serves in the Community

Rise Against Hunger

This Saturday March 18th, 12pm - 2pm!

Parish and Johnstone Hall


Come pack meal 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!


There are still a few spots open! Please sign up on their website. If you have questions or need help please contact the office. If you are willing to help with set up or clean up please let us know!

Register Here

Giving in Lent

In this season of Lent (beginning with Ash Wednesday, February 22) we have three opportunities for you to give to those in need.

Coat Collection

In our Palm Sunday reading this year, we hear of people paving Jesus' entering into Jerusalem with their cloaks and palm branches. We too, would like to pave the way for Jesus by collecting warm coats (and jackets) that will be given to those who need them at Starr King and the Center at St. Matthew's.

Starr King Hygiene Kits


Your are invited to support Starr King's 5th Grade hygiene unit by donating items for hygiene kits for the 90 students in the class. We did this last year and the students were thrilled to receive these items. Many of them are from different cultures and hygiene has been rather different for them previously. Pastor Katie created a Target Community Registry so it is even easier to participate either in store or online! Here is the link for the registry https://www.target.com/gift-registry/gift/star-king-kitsFor how to use the registry please check out the directions here.


Items still needed are:

  • deodorant/antiperspirant
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • dental floss
  • shampoo
  • soap
  • body and face wash

Please note, items can be purchased from stores other than Target if preferred. If you have additional questions on the registry please talk to Pastor Katie or questions about the kits please talk to Dancy Dobrenick.

Easter Meal Gift Cards

As Easter approaches comes pleasant thoughts of a family gathering, including a special Easter dinner. We at St. Michael’s cherish such traditions. They’re revered. But what of those who, for whatever circumstance, lack the means to do something extra for an Easter dinner or worse confronted with no meal at all? Over the years, we’ve collected funds to purchase food gift cards to help these people our neighbors. At River City Food Bank and the St. Matthew’s Center these deserving people can be identified and helped - with your contributions.


If you wish to help out there are a couple of easy ways to do so. You can either contribute during church services with a donation in an envelope placed in the offering plate, or you can make your donation online using the Church's website stmichaelscarmichael.org. Be sure to identify your donation is for “food gift cards” and the church will do the rest. We’ll all feel we’ve done something worthy to spread the good cheer and joy that comes with Easter.

Online Food Cards

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 (Livestream)

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

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

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

7pm The Passion of Christ (Livestream)

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

Giving for Easter Flowers & Music


This Easter you can remember your loved ones and celebrate important moments in your life with the gift of flowers and/or music to the church.  


You can share with us the person or event you would like to give flowers in gratitude or memory of via our online form, or you can email the office. Please add "Easter Flowers & Music" to the memo line of checks and mail or drop them off to the office. You can also pay online using the drop down menu by selecting Flowers & Music in Thanksgiving and Remembering.

Names for Easter Bulletin
Give Online

Piano Meditation

by John Cozza, Music Director

Larghetto from Piano Sonata #47 by Haydn

This week's Piano Meditation is a piece I discovered when studying the 62 (!) piano sonatas by Austrian composer Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809), looking for appropriate music for Preludes for the morning services. Nestled between the unremarkable F Major opening and closing movements was this diminutive f minor gem, so haunting and expressive in its mere two pages. Every time I hear or play it, it never fails to move me.

Celebrating the Lives of our

Beloved Members

The Celebration of Life service for Laurie Lineer will be at St. Michael's on Saturday April 22nd, 2023 at 11am. Click here to read her full obituary.

St. Michael's Children & Youth Connection

St. Michael's Easter Egg Hunt


We will be stuffing Easter eggs on Palm Sunday, April 2nd at Coffee Hour immediately following the 10am Service for the St. Michael’s Easter egg hunt! Please join us for the time of fellowship and ministry. We need donations of candy to fill the eggs. Please bring donations to the church office during the week or drop them off in the parish hall on Sunday mornings. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to hold this event on Easter Morning again! All children are welcome to join in! Thank you for all your help. Pr. Katie

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 is on vacation until Saturday March 18th. For pastoral emergencies please connect with Pastor Katie, for all other concerns please connect with Michelle in the office 916.488.3550.

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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