April 21, 2024

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

10am Service

Pastor Katie Holeman Presiding

The Rev. Mary Claugus Preaching

The Rev. Dr. Mike Ferrito Deacon

The Rev. Rodney Davis Assisting

5pm Contemplative Prayer Eucharist

The Third Sunday of Easter

The Rev. Dr. Mike Ferrito

Sunday April 14, 2024

St. Michael's Serves in the Community

Rise Against Hunger

Saturday April 20th, 12 - 2pm

Parish & Johnstone Halls

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 15,000 meals that went to support those in need in Vietnam. Come be a part of this super fun event!


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

Walk Out Parkinson's Thank you!

Dear St. Michael’s supporters, family, and friends,


Once again thank you for your generous donations to the 7th Annual Cancel Out Parkinson’s (COP) Walk on April 6th. The weather was cool but sunny.


Since this year all donations were made through the Walk web site I set up a “Team Kay” site to facilitate donations directed to me. Four of us made the walk for “Team Kay” - Virginia Henry, David Daigh, Hugh and myself. We decided to take the shorter route this year (0.65 miles) and I estimated I walked 3/10 to 4/10 of a mile with my walker. I rode in a Transfer chair the rest of the way.


This year thanks, in large part to my St. Michael’s supporters, we raised $1,597 to help Parkinson’s Association of Northern California (PANC) continue existing programs and add new programs. These programs assist Parkinson’s patients and care givers in northeastern California.


Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Kay Griffin

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


St. Michael's Learns & Connects

St. Michael's Episcopal Church Scholarships

St. Michael's Church has been offering Scholarships to college and trade school students since 2002. The Scholarship is designed to open the doorway to a college education or vocational training, by offering partial financial assistance, to assist the student with tuition, enrollment fees, books, and/or supplies. 

Criteria for Candidates

  • Must be an active member or the child or grandchild of active members of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church or St. Matthew’s Mission.
  • Must be enrolled or enrolling in a two or four year accredited college or technical/trade school.
  • It is recommended that the applicant has a G.P.A. of 3.0 and Community Service Credits and/or work experience.

Scholarship applications can be found on our website below. Applications should be submitted by May 31st.

Scholarship Application

Centering Prayer

Returning in person, Wednesday May 1st!


The God Who Only Knows Four Words



Has known God,

Not the God of names,

not the God of don'ts,

Not the God who ever does anything weird,

But the God who only knows four words

And keeps repeating them, saying:

"Come dance with Me."



The Gift:

Poems by Hafiz, Translations by Daniel Ladinsky


Please join us the first and third Wednesday of every month, at 6:45 pm, when we will be reviewing and reflecting on the Divine Dance by Richard Rohr after 20 minutes of silent prayer. The book brings the Holy Trinity powerfully alive, and deepens our relationship with God through the relationship between Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the Trinity.

Starting May 1, St. Michael's Centering Prayer will be returning to in person meetings in the sanctuary. We will have the option for those who prefer to join by zoom still available. Please join us!


The Lord has Risen,


The Lord has Risen indeed


Chuck and Kate

St. Michael's Continuing Studies

Bishop Megan is coming to St. Michael's

Sunday, May 5th, 2024


The Rt. Rev. Megan Traquair will be preaching and presiding at our 10am service. Bishop Megan will confirm, receive, and reaffirm at this service as well. She will also join us for coffee hour. Please mark your calendars!

Diocese of Northern California News

I Will With God's Help:

Journey Toward Racial Healing and Justice

Saturday, May 11, 2024 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

Hosted by St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

2140 Mission Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608

This workshop is rooted in our baptismal identity and the promises we make in baptism. It focuses on how we can more fully live into our promise to be loving toward our neighbors, to address racism in our communities and build the Beloved Community. During the workshop we follow the path of the Becoming Beloved Community labyrinth.

This workshop meets the requirement for licensing for Lay Eucharistic Ministers and Lay Eucharistic Visitors and unlicensed lay leaders (such as vestry members and ministry leads) in the Diocese. Other lay licensed ministries need to take Sacred Ground to meet Diocesan licensing requirements.

Early registration is encouraged to ensure a place at the workshop. Cost: $25 (includes lunch)

Deadline to register: May 4, 2024

Questions? Contact Jo Ann Williams, bjwilli@surewest.net

Register Here
Additional Info

Diocesan 2024 Fearless Faith Revival

Registrations are open now! To register or for more info use the buttons below or check out their website!

Register Here
More Info

St. Michael's Episcopal Day School News

St. Michael's Celebration of The Episcopal Day School's 60th Anniversary - Sunday, April 28th

We will celebrate our ministry with the Day school for the past 60 years. Our founding rector, The Rev. Thurlow Baker began the Day school shortly after St. Michael's became a parish of the Diocese of California. Over the past 60 years, it grew from a preschool to what it is today, a well respected Episcopal and Independent preschool through 8th grade School.

Mary Heise, the Head of School will join us, with the President of the Board of Trustees to share with us some highlights.

Come celebrate with us at Coffee Hour after the April 28th 10am service.

St. Michael's Children & Youth Connection

St. Michael's hosting

Capital Deanery Vacation Bible School 

More info found on our Children & Youth Page.  

Register Here
Register Here

Weekly Services

10am Sunday Morning Worship Eucharist & Choir also Livestreamed

Nursery opens at 9:30am

5pm Sunday Evening Contemplative Eucharist with Zoom

9am Morning Prayer – Zoom, Monday through Thursday nm

11:45am Thursday Noon Day Prayer – Zoom

8:30am Friday Morning Contemplative Eucharist


Baptisms are coming up! If you are interested or know of anyone who might be interested in getting baptized please connect with the office.

Inquire about baptism

Piano Meditation

by John Cozza, Music Director


Prokofiev--3 Pieces from Visions Fugitives, Op. 22  


In honor of the composer's birthday on April 23, this week's piano meditation is by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953), a contemporary of Rachmaninov but with quite a different compositional approach. Making his name as an enfant terrible with his motoric and percussive piano playing, he also could exhibit a tender, lyrical quality. The three pieces I've chosen this week illustrate that side, with a touch of Impressionism (courtesy of Debussy and Ravel) thrown in for good measure.

Upcoming Celebration of Life Services


There will be a Celebration of Life service for Genie Sholl here at St. Michael's on Saturday May 4, 2024 at 10am with a reception immediately following. 

The Hearing Loop is fixed!

Thanks to our dedicated sound company we were able to repair the hearing loop in the sanctuary last week just in time for Easter!

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.  

Name Tags Available

We have name tags available at Sunday morning check in's. Please be sure to grab and wear your name tag before the service. If you are in need of a name tag please let the office know.

St. Michael's Hours

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9:30am - 1:30pm

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 will be available on request. Please email pastorkatie@stmichaelscarmichael.org to schedule.


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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