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

May 21, 2023

The Feast of the Ascension

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 Sixth Sunday of Easter

The Rev. Mary Claugus Preaching

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Save The Dates!


St. Michael's Learns & Connects

St. Michael's American River Picnic

Saturday August 26th, 10am

William B. Pond Park, Carmichael

St. Michael's river and outdoor enthusiasts, join us! We have a special treat planned for you! On August 26th, beginning at 10am, we are hosting a St. Michael's American River Picnic at William B. Pond Park in Carmichael. We will have a reserved spot at the dockside patio with covered seating, a barbecue, and restrooms nearby. Those wanting to bike or hike will meet up at 10am and return for a fun picnic after with food and games! There are also plenty of great locations at William B. Pond Park to enjoy time in and on the river.

We encourage you to bring a potluck dish to share and drop off at the site before the activities. There will be sign ups for those wishing to bike (beginners welcome) or hike. More information about parking fees and additional activities can be found here. For more information, please call 916-488-3550, email the office or call and/or text Renée Pierce at 916-539-6495.

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Documentary & Discussion 

Sunday May 28th at 6pm

In Person & Zoom

This month we will gather May 28 at 6pm in the Friendship Center and on Zoom for our Documentary and Discussion on Immigration. For those new to the group we typically gather on the fourth Sunday's of the month for a light supper along with watching a documentary and having a discussion over the topic.

This will be our last Documentary and Discussion until September as we are going on Summer break. For more information please contact Pastor Katie.

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a program of theological study provided by the School of Theology of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

The study is done in a seminar class which meets once a week throughout the academic year, about 36 weeks, under the guidance of trained mentors.

This is a small “community” of learners studying together. Although the course materials provide substantial academic content, the focus is on life as ministry and understanding what that ministry may be. The first two years focus on the Old and New Testament, the third year on church history and the fourth year on ethics and philosophy.

EfM teaches how to think theologically and deepens faith and understanding of our Christian heritage. The bonds formed in this small learning community will be deep and long lasting. The program is non-denominational and St. Michael’s class is open to members of other Christian communities. We are now recruiting for the 2023-2024 academic year. If you would like more information, please contact Janice Bowdler, janbowdler@comcast.net , or Ellen Cehand, harbawe1961@gmail.com. Financial assistance is available. 

Continuing Studies


St. Michael's Serves in the Community

St. Michael’s Annual Diaper Drive

Our 6th annual Mother’s Day Diaper Drive benefitting the clients at River City Food Bank is running until Sunday, June 4. Last year we supplied over 13,500 diapers to River City Food Bank, yet they still disappeared in a blink of an eye. This year we are challenging neighboring churches and communities to join us in this year's collections so we can work to double this number! We are grateful for any and all support.

There are a couple ways to support this outreach ministry if you choose to. You can contribute financially by dropping off or mailing a check to St. Michael’s (adding Diapers to the memo line) or making a donation online toward the Diaper Drive using the button below. Or, a St. Michael's favorite, bringing in box(es) of diapers (sizes 3 - 5 are especially in demand by the RCFB clients) to the St. Michael’s office on Sundays and throughout the week during office hours. Thank you for your continued support!

Diaper Drive Donations

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!


St. Michael's Children & Youth Connection

St Michael's Theater Camp


St Michaels first Theater Day camp will be held June 19th-23rd and 26th-30th and will be open to students entering grades 2nd through 9th. Incoming Freshmen 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 the date for June 30th at 5pm to come and watch their end of the week performance.

Choral Masterworks

by John Cozza, Music Director

Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 by Brahms

The Alto RhapsodyOp. 53, is a composition for contralto, male chorus, and orchestra by Johannes Brahms, a setting of verses from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Harzreise im Winter. It was written in 1869, as a wedding gift for Robert and Clara Schumann's daughter, Julie. The text, with its metaphysical portrayal of a misanthropic soul who is urged to find spiritual sustenance and throw off the shackles of his suffering, has powerful parallels in Brahms's life and character.

For more information, here is a link to the Wikipedia article:

And here is a moving recording with the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Christian Thielemann, with Elena Garanca as alto soloist:

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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